Call for Papers: 2018 COGAIN SYMPOSIUM @ ETRA 2018

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       ***     THE 2018 COGAIN SYMPOSIUM      ***

          Where  : Warsaw, Poland
          When   : June 14-17th, 2018
                   as part of ETRA 2018 --
          Submission deadline:
                  Abstracts due on Jan 12th, 2018.
                  Papers due on Jan 26th, 2018.
          Notification due   : Feb  21st, 2018
          Rebuttals due      : Mar   4th, 2018
          Final decision due : Mar  26th, 2018


The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by the
COGAIN Association ( will be co-located with ETRA
2018, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications.
ETRA 2018 will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from June 14th to the

The COGAIN Symposium will be organized as a "special session" at 
ETRA. By combining our efforts with ETRA, we hope to encourage a 
broader exchange of knowledge and experiences amongst the 
communities of researchers, developers, manufacturers, and users 
of eye trackers.
We invite authors to prepare and submit papers and notes following
the same ETRA's ACM format (
Papers are up to 8 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references) and
Notes are up to 4 pages (+ 2 additional pages for references).
During the submission process to ETRA 2018, you will be asked if
you would like your paper to be presented at the COGAIN Symposium.
COGAIN and ETRA will share the same rigorous two-phase review
process, and accepted papers for the COGAIN Symposium will be
published as part of the ETRA 2018 ACM Proceedings.
The COGAIN Symposium focuses on all aspects of gaze interaction, 
from general computer applications and gaze estimation systems to 
basic eye movement research that are related or might have impact 
on understanding and improving human communication with other 
humans and human interaction with machines. The symposium will 
present advances in these areas, leading to new capabilities in gaze
interaction, gaze enhanced applications, gaze contingent devices
etc. Topics of interest include all aspects of gaze interaction and
communication by gaze including, but not limited to

    * Eye-controlled assistive technology
    * Eye-typing
    * Gaze interfaces for wearable computing
    * Gaze-contingent devices
    * Gaze-aware applications
    * Gaze-enhanced games
    * Gaze interaction with mobile devices
    * Gaze interaction in virtual and augmented environments
    * Gaze interaction paradigms
    * Usability and UX evaluation of gaze-based interfaces
    * User context estimation from eye movements
    * 3D gaze interaction

The three best papers nominated by the Program Committee and selected
for presentation at the COGAIN Symposium  will be announced at as soon as the full program becomes
available. The COGAIN 2018 best paper award will be announced
at the conference dinner.


General co-chairs
   - Carlos H. Morimoto  [University of São Paulo, Brazil]
   - Thies Pfeiffer      [Universität Bielefeld, Germany]

Please visit for more information
or contact us by email to

PhD Course Announcement: Eye tracking in Desktop, Natural and Virtual Environments

Summer school announcement
Eye tracking in Desktop, Natural and Virtual Environments

February 13th – 15th 2018 | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


Martin Meißner, Jella Pfeiffer, Thies Pfeiffer, and Jacob Orquin


Harmen Oppewal


The course has a lecture/discussion format and a hands-on experimental component. The interactive lectures will focus on the theoretical background of visual attention. In a hands-on practical exercise participants will record eye movements in a lab setting. Participants can then use provided open source software for analyzing the data as well as other (open source) statistical software package of their choice. Finally, they will present first results and discuss their learnings in class. We will also bring mobile eye tracking equipment to the class so that participants can trial and become familiar with new mobile eye tracking technologies, existing open source software and receive instruction into the do’s and don’ts regarding the various devices.

Course content:

  • Eye tracking basics
  • Bottom-up and top-down processes of visual attention
  • Eye tracking measures and their meaning (pupil dilation, fixation duration, eye blinks, saccadic distances)
  • Handling and management of eye tracking data
  • Mobile eye tracking equipment and annotation of fixations
  • Use of mobile eye tracking in virtual and augmented reality
  • OpenSource eye tracking software
  • Analysis of eye tracking data
  • Hands-on mobile eye tracking equipment: Track a short sequence with mobile eye tracking equipment
  • Individual feedback by course instructors on submitted research proposals or posters

*Application deadline: November 20, 2017*


None (costs for logistics, accommodations, food etc. are not covered)

More information can be found at:

Call for Papers: ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium 2018


The tenth ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2018) will be held in Warsaw, Poland June 14-17 2018. This will be the first time ETRA will be held in Europe and will introduce several innovations, such as co-located workshops, invited sessions, and a special journal issue based on selected invited papers. Join us in Warsaw to celebrate twenty years in eye tracking research at ETRA!

The ETRA conference series focuses on eye movement research and applications across a wide range of disciplines including computer science, human-computer interaction, visualization, biomedical research, and psychology. The symposium presents research that advances the state-of-the-art across multiple fields, leading to new capabilities in gaze tracking systems, gaze aware applications, gaze based interaction, and eye movement data analysis. We invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications, and welcome submissions from all domains including those not represented in previous ETRA conferences.

ACM ETRA 2018 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).


Papers & Notes
Jan 12, 2018 Authors: Paper Abstracts due
Jan 26, 2018 Authors: Papers & Notes due
Feb 21, 2018 Feedback: Reviews to authors
Mar 4, 2018 Authors: Rebuttals due
Mar 26, 2018 Feedback: Preliminary decisions to authors
Apr 13, 2018 Authors: Camera ready papers due
Apr 23, 2018 Feedback: Final notifications to authors

Demo/Video & Doctoral Symposium (Technical Abstracts)
Apr 2, 2018 Authors: Extended abstracts due
Apr 10, 2018 Feedback to authors
Apr 16, 2018 Authors: Camera ready abstracts due
Apr 23, 2018 Final notifications to authors

Journal Special Issue
Aug 1, 2018 Invitation to special issue to selected papers
Dec 1, 2018 Deadline for submission


Papers and Notes:
Authors are invited to submit original work in the formats of Papers (Up to 8 pages + 2 additional pages for references) and Notes (Up to 4 pages + 2 pages references). A Paper should provide substantial contribution to the field and a Note should provide focused and concise, yet significant contribution while not delving into broad discussion.
All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process assessing the originality and quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications. Papers presented at ETRA 2018 will be available in the ACM digital library. Papers and Notes will be presented as oral and/or poster presentations at the conference. At least one author needs to attend the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their work for publication in a journal special issue.

ACM ETRA employs a two-phase review process with a rebuttal phase and conditional acceptance. Before the final decision, authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviews. Given the outcome of the review process, authors may be invited to resubmit a revised paper along with a rebuttal. In some cases, papers may be asked to be resubmitted in shortened form.

All papers and notes submissions must be appropriately anonymized to conceal the authors’ identifies and institutions. This means that authors are expected to remove author and institutional identities from the title and header areas of the paper. Also, please make sure that identifying information does not appear in the document’s meta-data (e.g., the ‘Authors’ field in your word processor’s ‘Save As’ dialog box). Further suppression of identity in the body of the paper is left to the authors’ discretion. We do expect that authors leave in citations to their previous work, so that reviewers can ensure that all previous research has been taken into account by the authors. Nonetheless, please avoid phrases such as “In this paper we build on top of our previous work presented in [reference]…” and, instead, use constructions such as “We extend the work presented in [reference]… “. Observe that you are allowed to extend anyone’s work, and only the first phrase reveals that you are the author of the previous work.

Companion Video: Both papers and notes can be submitted with a companion video. A video submission is not required, but encouraged to help clarify interaction with a gaze-based system, or give a better sense of particular gaze patterns which is not as easy to communicate with static images or textual descriptions. The aim of the video is to supplement the paper; acceptance to the conference will be based on the paper and not on the companion video. A submitted companion video cannot be larger than 100 MB. We recommend using MP4 format with H.264 codec. Most video production systems can encode in this format and most video applications are able to play it. If you use a different codec, you risk that reviewers might not be able to view the video clip and you will need to re-encode the video clip for the conference proceeding disc. As for the paper submission, the companion video needs to be blinded for peer review.

Doctoral Symposium:
ETRA 2018 will offer an ETRA Doctoral Symposium, where doctoral students will get an opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers for feedback. We invite abstracts from doctoral students who have a defined topic in the area of eye tracking research and applications, and whose work is still in a phase where it can be influenced by the feedback received in the symposium. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status. Travel assistance through SIGCHI Student Travel Grants is available and/or volunteering work may be offered. Please refer to the long call for submissions for detailed information on the ETRA doctoral symposium.

Demo/video track:
Have a gaze interaction technique to share? Or want to show off how your new eye tracking method works? At ETRA 2018, we will have a demo/video session where researchers give demonstrations of their research or show videos of their work. We encourage new and exciting ideas that may not yet be fully tested. To take part in this session, we request a 2-page extended abstract to be submitted. If authors have a full or short paper accepted, no extended abstract is needed. If submitting a video presentation, the video is required. For demos, space will be provided for a poster display. Please refer to the long call for submissions for detailed information on the ETRA demo/video track.

Tutorials ETRA 2018:
Tutorials were introduced at ETRA 2016. ETRA 2018 will include a number of half-day or full-day tutorials, where experts in the field cover a topic related to eye movement or eye tracking research within the general theme of the conference. To align the topics with the interests of ETRA participants, we now welcome suggestions of both topics and teachers.
Please enter your suggestions through our online form at, before October 1, 2017.

(for Papers & Notes and Demo/Video Tracks)

Submissions for Papers, Notes, and Demo/Video tracks will be done online as a PDF file through the Precision Conference system at

Submissions open in November 2017.

Your submissions should be prepared following the instructions found at

(for Doctoral Symposium)

Abstracts and accompanying documents (see longer call on ETRA website) for the 2018 ETRA Doctoral Symposium should be submitted by email to
Please use the subject line "ETRA 2018 Doctoral Symposium Submission."


Best Paper Awards
Awards will be made for the best papers in several categories including papers, notes, and video/tool demo.

Program Chairs
Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Frederick Shic, Seattle Children’s Research Institute/University of Washington, USA

Video/Demo Chairs
Tanja Blascheck, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Rakshit Kothari, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Doctoral Symposium Chairs
Reynold Bailey, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Hana Vrzakova, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

For more details visit:

Krzysztof Krejtz & Bonita Sharif
(ACM ETRA 2018 General Chairs)

dr Krzysztof Krejtz

Eye Tracking Research Center, Psychology Department,
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Warsaw, Poland

PhD Scholarship in Eye Movement/Visual Aesthetics

Michael Garbutt and Professor Branka Spehar from UNSW’s Faculty of Psychology can offer a new PhD Scholarshop in the area of visual aesthetics as part of the University of New South Wales’ “Scientia PhD Scholarship” program. It’s a new initiative that provides candidates with a $40,000 annual stipend + $10,000 travel grant for four years.

The deadline for application is 21 July. More information is available here: or you can directly contact Michael Garbutt:

Michael Garbutt PhD
UNSW Art & Design
UNSW Sydney

Paddington Campus
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd,
Paddington, NSW 2021


Call for Papers: T4S 2018 – 3rd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research

First Call for Papers

ET4S 2018 – 3rd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research

January 14, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2018) 

Eye tracking has become a popular method for investigating research questions related to geographic information science. This includes studies on how people interact with geographic information systems, studies on how space is perceived in decision situations, and using gaze as an input mode for geographic human-computer interaction. The International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research (ET4S) aims to bring together researchers from different areas who have a common interest in using eye tracking for research questions related to spatial information. The workshop should stimulate the exchange of ideas between the different areas, laying out a road-map for using eye tracking for spatial research.

After two successful ET4S workshops at COSIT'13 and GIScience'14, which also led to a successful double special issue in the Journal Spatial Cognition & Computation (vol. 17, issue 1-2), the 3rd edition of ET4S will be co-located with the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2018).

The focus theme of ET4S 2018 will be Location Based Services. This includes, e.g., studies on how people interact with LBS, as well as using gaze and eye movements as input method or contextual information in an LBS. Knowledge of how people interact with their surrounding environment and the information provided by LBS can help us, for instance, to design better systems and representations of such information, providing more accurate and personalized assistance. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to 

-	Usability Analysis of LBS with Eye Tracking
-	Gaze-Aware Mobile Assistance
-	Navigation Studies and Eye Tracking
-	Gaze-Based Interaction with Visuo-Spatial Representations and Maps
-	Evaluation of Cartographic and other Spatial Visualizations with Eye Tracking
-	Visual Perception and Exploration of (Indoor and Outdoor) Space
-	Eye Tracking as a Tool for Spatial Cognition Research
-	Spatio-Temporal Analysis and Visualization of Eye Tracking Data
-	Eye Tracking in Traffic Research, Car Navigation, and Public Transport

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit work in progress, position papers or vision statements with a length of 2-6 pages. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Furthermore, we encourage submissions of demo cases of working prototypes that have to be accompanied by a short abstract (1 page) clearly describing the novelty and distinguishing ideas of your project.

All accepted papers will be included in the online proceedings (e-collection of the ETH Zurich Library, with DOI). 

Submissions should be prepared according to the LBS 2018 template and submitted through Easychair. Templates and submission website to be found at 

Important Dates

September 27, 2017		Paper submission
November 1, 2017		Notification of paper acceptance
November 8, 2017		Demo submission
November 15, 2017		Notification of demo acceptance
November 15, 2017		Camera-ready due
January 14, 2018		Workshop

Program Committee

-	Gennady Andrienko, Fraunhofer Institute IAIS & City University London
-	Christina Bauer, University of Regensburg
-	Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart
-	Arzu Cöltekin, University of Zurich
-	Florian Daiber, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
-	Sara Fabrikant, University of Zurich
-	Haosheng Huang, University of Zurich
-	Mohamed Khamis, University of Munich
-	Christian Kray, University of Münster
-	Krzysztof Krejtz, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw
-	Bernd Ludwig, University of Regensburg
-	Kristien Ooms, Ghent University
-	Sophie Stellmach, Microsoft
-	Rul von Stülpnagel, University of Freiburg

Invited Speaker
-	Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland

-	Peter Kiefer, ETH Zürich
-	Ioannis Giannopoulos, ETH Zürich
-	Fabian Göbel, ETH Zürich
-	Martin Raubal, ETH Zürich
-	Andrew T. Duchowski, Clemson University

Sponsor of ET4S 2018: Ergoneers (


Call for Papers: Special Issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research on: Eye Tracking and Visualization

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to submit relevant manuscripts for consideration in a special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research on: 
Eye Tracking and Visualization

The details are appended. Also see 

Please feel free to contact us directly for any further enquiry.

Best regards,
Lewis Chuang (MPI for Biological Cybernetics) 
Michael Burch (Stuttgart University)
Andrew Duchowski (Clemson University)
Daniel Weiskopf (Stuttgart University)


Special Issue on Eye Tracking and Visualization
Journal of Eye Movement Research (JEMR)
● Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017
● First Round Decisions: June 15, 2017
● Online Publication: upon acceptance
The intuitive appeal of eye tracking as a measurement tool can be found in its apparent ease of interpretation. Even to this day, many believe that a simple overlaid visualization of observers’ fixations on the image itself (cf., Yarbus, 1967; or fixation density heatmaps) can reveal the observers’ intentions when looking at the image. However, experienced researchers know that a “what-you-see-is-what-you-get” approach to raw eye-tracking data visualization grossly simplifies visual behavior and cognition. It also restricts the dimensional complexity of eye-movement data and stimuli, which poses the risk of obscuring meaningful relationships between the two. Effective visualization and analytics of eye-tracking data can serve to better our understanding of visual behavior. For example, Dolezalova and Popelka (2016; demonstrated how the visualization of graph cliques can allow for the comparison of scanpaths with different lengths. In another example, the properties of data visualizations (e.g., Recurrence plots) can serve as a novel metric for describing eye-movement behavior (Farnand, Vaidyanathan, Pelz, 2016; Also, novel interactive tools and their graphical user interfaces can facilitate the exploration of eye-tracking data (Di Nocera, Capobianco, Mastrangelo, 2016; Last but not least, eye tracking can itself be used to evaluate the ease-of-use of novel visualizations themselves (Strobel, Saß, Lindner, Köller, 2016; 

The Special Issue for Eye Tracking and Visualization follows from the success of the workshops for Eye Tracking and Visualization ( to welcome relevant contributions across the various areas of eye-movement behavior, data visualization, visual analytics, human-computer interactions, and others. The goal is to communicate the vital role of visualization in understanding eye-tracking data as well as how eye tracking can be used to improve visualization research. 


Manuscripts are solicited on the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization, including but not limited to the following:
• 	Visualization and visual analytics techniques for eye-movement data (inc. spatio-temporal visualization, evolution of gaze patterns, visual analysis of individual behavior, 2D vs. 3D representations of eye-movement data)
•       Visual analytics of gaze behavior (inc. visual data mining, aggregation, clustering techniques, and metrics for eye-movement data)
•       Eye-movement data provenance
•       Standardized metrics for evaluating gaze interactions with visualization
•       Cognitive models for gaze interactions with visualizations
•       Novel methods for eye tracking in challenging visualization scenarios
•       Uncertainty visualization of gaze data
•       Interactive annotation of gaze and stimulus data
•       Systems for the visual exploration of eye-movement data
•       Eye-tracking studies that evaluate visualization or visual analytics
•       Eye tracking in non-WIMP visualization environments, including mobile eye tracking, mobile devices, virtual environments, mixed reality, and large displays
•       Visualization applications that rely on eye tracking as an input parameter
Papers should be submitted electronically to the Special Issue at the following link:

Please select “SI:ETVIS” as the Article Type to ensure your manuscript be correctly assigned. Also ensure that the Author Guidelines are met prior to submission.

Potential authors are welcomed to contact the editors directly, with a short description of the planned paper, to receive feedback on its suitability for the special issue.
● Lewis Chuang, MPI Biological Cybernetics Tübingen,
● Michael Burch, Stuttgart University,
● Andrew Duchowski, Clemson University,
● Daniel Weiskopf, Stuttgart University,

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PhD course announcement: Eye tracking in Desktop, Natural and Virtual Environments

26 – 30 June 2017 | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Martin Meißner, Jella Pfeiffer, Thies Pfeiffer, and Jacob Orquin


The course has a lecture/discussion format and a hands-on experimental component. The interactive lectures will focus on the theoretical background of visual attention. In a hands-on practical exercise PhD students will setup a small eye tracking experiment and use eye tracking equipment to record eye movements. Students can then use the provided open source software for analyzing the data as well as other (open source) statistical software package of their choice. Finally, they will present their first results in class. PhD Students will be able to use their own laptops in combination with a portable plug-in low frequency eye tracking device. Moreover, we will also bring mobile eye tracking equipment to the class so that PhD students will get familiar with new mobile eye tracking technologies, existing open source software and the potential pitfalls of these new devices.

Course content:

  • Eye tracking basics
  • Bottom-up and top-down processes of visual attention
  • Eye tracking measures and their meaning (pupil dilation, fixation duration, eye blinks, saccadic distances)
  • Handling and management of eye tracking data
  • Mobile eye tracking equipment and annotation of fixations
  • Use of mobile eye tracking in virtual and augmented reality
  • OpenSource eye tracking software
  • Analysis of eye tracking data
  • Hands-on experiment with portable eye tracking equipment (SMI Eye Tracking Glasses): Setup of a small experiment using low-frequency, portable eye-trackers to record data, analysis of the dataset, presentation of first results in class.
  • Hands-on mobile eye tracking equipment: Track a short sequence with the mobile equipment
  • Individual recommendations to the submitted research proposals

Application deadline: March 31, 2017
Fee: None (costs for logistics, accommodations, food etc. are not covered)

More information can be found at:

Call for Papers: European Conference on Eye Movements 2017

Markus Hofmann has posted the following call for papers:

Conference information.
The 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, ECEM 2017, will take place from Sunday, August 20th (afternoon), to Thursday, August 24th, in Wuppertal, Germany.
Over its more than three decade long history, ECEM has grown to become the largest scientific meeting on eye movement research worldwide. The conference brings together a vibrant community of researchers working towards a better understanding of eye movements, while also using them as a tool to study a wide range of topics in neuroscience, cognitive science and various fields of application.
Our goal is to promote communication and cooperation between participants from diverse areas such as neurophysiology, psychology, medical sciences, linguistics, computer science, human factors and many others. An important feature of ECEM is the presentation of state of the art equipment and software by manufacturers of eye movement recording systems.

Submission of contributions.
The conference website is now operational at <>.
Submissions can be made in three formats: talks in regular sessions, posters or contributions to symposia. All contributions to ECEM 2017 will be submitted through the ConfTool system. Please refer to the detailed information on the conference website.
Talks in regular conference sessions should present high quality, original, empirical research. Any work related to the study of eye movements and eye tracking from a neurobiological, psychological, clinical, computational or applied perspective can be submitted as an oral presentation. Each talk will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion).
Posters are interactive presentations reporting empirical research on the same level of quality as oral presentations. The advantage of a poster presentation is the opportunity to engage in detailed individual discussions while presenting a project. We specifically encourage young researchers and students to submit their ongoing work in this format.
Symposia are thematic session on a topic that is likely to reflect significant progress and spark significant scientific debate. Preference will be given to symposia providing diverse theoretical and empirical approaches to issues that appear relevant to more than one field of eye movement research. Symposia can include up to six talks of 20 min each (15 min + 5 min discussion), all presenting original data, or five talks plus one concluding discussion.
Note that symposium participants should come from at least three different institutions. In addition to individual abstracts for each talk, a symposium chair will need to submit a 200 to 500 word proposal stating how the individual talks are related and explaining the benefit of a joint presentation. A limited number of symposia may be published as specials issues in the Journal of Eye Movement Research.
Decisions on the acceptance of contributions will be made on the basis of peer reviewing by a program committee led by Heiner Deubel. Members of this committee are Susana Martinez-Conde, Ulrich Ettinger, Stefan Everling and Antje Nuthmann.

Invited talks
We are especially pleased that an excellent group of researchers has agreed to give invited lectures at ECEM 2017:
Ben Tatler (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) <>
Marisa Carrasco, (New York University, New York USA) <>
Debra Titone (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) <>
Karl Gegenfurtner (Giessen University, Germany) <>
James Bisley, (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) <>
Laure Pisella (CRNL, Lyon and INSERM, Paris, France) <>

Important dates
Submission for symposia and papers opened
Deadline for submission of symposia January 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance for symposia February 28, 2017
Deadline for submission of papers March 12, 2017
Notification of acceptance for papers April 30, 2017
Registration opens April 1, 2017
Deadline for early registration June 1, 2017

Pre-conference workshops
The conference organizers are working with Kenneth Holmqvist (Lund University) to prepare a number of pre-conference workshops focusing on innovative methodological approaches to eye movement research. Details will be communicated shortly in a separate mailing.

Conference venue and accommodation
The city of Wuppertal is located in western Germany, very close to Cologne and Düsseldorf. There is ample opportunity for touristic traveling, with local attractions ranging from beer gardens in the old town, world famous music and dance theaters, all the way to medieval castles and long hiking trails in unspoiled nature. The romantic Rhine valley is just a short drive away.
The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at special rates for the conference. Specific information will be made available on the website in March 2017. In general, lodging in the area is moderately priced, but accommodation can become limited in the high summer season. We advise early hotel reservation.

Publication of abstracts
All abstract of accepted conference presentations will be published as special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner, Bern). See here for the abstracts of ECEM 2015: <>.

Please feel free to distribute and forward this information to your colleagues. Send any queries, concerns, suggestions and other communication to: <>.
We look forward to welcoming you in Wuppertal. On behalf of all involved in ECEM 2017: Ralph Radach (conference chair), Heiner Deubel (co-chair and head of the program committee), Christian Vorstius and Markus Hofmann (heads of the local organizing committee).

Dr. Markus J. Hofmann, Akademischer Rat
Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 20, 42119 Wuppertal
Raum: Z.01.06
Tel: +49 (0)202 439 2340
Fax: +49 (0)202 4392926

Call for Papers: Eye Movement Data Processing and Analysis

Pawel Kasprowski sent the following call for papers, which I happily redistribute:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I would like to encourage you to submit papers concerning
eye movement analysis to our

*Eye Movement Data Processing and Analysis*

session organized during the

9th International KES Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies
Vilamoura, Portugal, 21-23 June 2017

Please consider to contribute to and forward to your colleagues who might
be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned event.

The aim of the event is to summarize the current state of the art
in the eye movement data analysis and enable prospective researchers
to present their new ideas concerning this subject.

The scope of the EMDPA includes, but is not limited to:

– Collecting eye movement data
– Data precision and accuracy
– Calibration of eye movement data signal
– Events detection (fixations and saccades)
– Gaze-based user interfaces
– Eye movement modelling
– Eye movement signal visualization
– Data mining of eye movement signal
– Improving man machine interactions for people with disabilities
– Eye movement applications in testing interface usability
– Eye movement in security systems
– Usage of eye movement signal in cognitive processes

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as book chapters
in a volume of the KES Smart Innovation Systems and Technologies series,
submitted for indexing in Scopus, Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings
Citation Index (CPCI) and the Web of Science.

Important Dates:
Submission of papers: 15 January 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2017
Final versions: 10 March 2017
Conference: 21-23 June 2017

All other details:

Kind Regards,
Pawel Kasprowski, PhD
Institute of Informatics (
Silesian University of Technology
ul.Akademicka 16
44-100 Gliwice, Poland
tel. +48-32-237-13-39
mob. +48-601-411-611

Call for Papers – ECCV Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2016

CFP – Apologies for multiple copies
ECCV International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR) 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – One day among 8-9-16 October 2016
In conjunction with ECCV 2016



Full Paper Submission: June 20th 2016
Notification of Acceptance: July 20th 2016
Camera-Ready Paper Due: July 25th 2016


In the last decades there has been a tremendous increase in demand for assistive technologies useful to overcome functional limitations of individuals and to improve their quality of life. Novel tools have been successfully commercialised bringing the Computer Vision and Robotics research from theory to applications and then to market (e.g., OrCam, Jibo, etc).

Assistive technologies provide a set of advanced tools that can improve the quality of life not only for disabled, patients and elderly but also for healthy people struggling with everyday actions (e.g., for stress monitoring). After a period of slow but steady progress, this scientific area seems to be mature for new research and application breakthroughs.

The rapid progress in the development of integrated micro-mechatronic and computer vision tools has boosted this process. The interest in this applied field is increasing due to the possibility to exploit advanced technologies coming from the results for traditional problems in Computer Vision (such as face analysis, tracking, detection and recognition, human behaviors analysis). However, many problems remain still open especially as regards environment perception and interaction of these technological tools with people.

The main scope of ACVR 2016 is to bring together researchers from the diverse fields of engineering, computer science, social and bio-medical science who investigate in the context of Computer Vision and Robotics to discuss the current and next generation of Assistive Technologies.

The researchers will present their latest progress and discuss novel ideas in the field. Besides the technologies used, emphasis will be given to the precise problem definition, the available benchmark databases, the need of evaluation protocols and procedures in the context of Assistive Technologies.

Papers are solicited in, but not limited to, the following TOPICS:

* Augmented and Alternative Communication
* Human – Robot Interaction
* Mobility Aids
* Rehabilitation Aids
* Home Healthcare
* Technology for Cognition
* Automatic Emotional Hearing and Understanding
* Activity Monitoring Systems
* Manipulation Aids
* Scene Understanding
* Life-logging
* Visual Attention and Visual Saliency
* Smart Environments
* Safety and Security
* Ambient Assistive Living
* Quality of Life Technologies
* Navigation Systems
* Sensory Substitution
* Mobile and Wearable Systems
* Applications for the Visually Impaired
* Sign language recognition and applications for hearing impaired
* Applications for the Ageing Society
* Datasets and Evaluation Procedures
* Personalised Monitoring
* Video summarization
* Egocentric and First-Person Vision
* Applications to improve health and wellbeing of children and elderly
* Food Understanding


Barbara Caputo, University of Rome La Sapienza, IT
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Talk Title: Life long learning in computer and robot vision

Devi Parikh, Virginia Tech, US
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Talk Title: Visual Question Answering


All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference’s CMT Website (link will be provided soon).

The format for paper submission is the same as the ECCV main conference. The paper length should match that intended for final publication. Papers are limited to 14 pages, including figures and tables. One additional page containing only cited references is allowed.

See template at the following link:

ACVR reviewing will be double-blind. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers for originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical contents.

Papers that are not blind, or do not use the template, or have more than 14 pages (excluding references) will be rejected without review.

Submission Deadline: June 20th 2016


The authors of the accepted papers could be invited to submit an extended version (at least 40+% different than the workshop versions) of their papers to a Journal Special Issue (with open call and peer review). More information will be soon available.


Giovanni Maria Farinella, University of Catania, IT

Marco Leo, CNR-Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, IT

Gerard G. Medioni, University of Southern California, US

Mohan Trivedi, University of California San Diego, US


GIRPR – Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition



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