Call for Papers: European Conference on Eye Movements 2015

Florian Goller posted this call for papers:

European Conference on Eye Movements 2015

Call for Abstracts

We are very pleased to announce this call for abstracts for the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM). As in previous years, we look forward to an exciting conference. As the largest conference on eye movements worldwide, ECEM aims to promote cooperation and communication between researchers and research fields, as well as to exchange information on the state-of-the-art of research, equipment, and software in the field of eye movements. Therefore, ECEM brings together basic as well as more applied researchers from different fields including neurophysiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, linguists, computational and applied scientists, engineers and manufacturers that are interested in eye movements.

ECEM 2015 will be held from August 16 to 21, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. The conference chairs are Ulrich Ansorge, Thomas Ditye, Arnd Florack, and Helmut Leder from the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna.

This year’s guest lectures will be given by Laurent Itti (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Jukka Hyönä (University of Turku, Finland), Peter König (University of Osnabrück, Germany), Tirin Moore (Stanford University, CA), John K. Tsotsos (York University, Canada) and Robin Walker (Royal Holloway, UK).

ECEM 2015 offers the possibility to submit *symposia*, as well as individual *talks* and *posters*. Please read all instructions to ensure that your contribution can be considered for ECEM 2015.

The call for abstracts can also be downloaded here:

For further information and for the submission of your abstracts please visit the conference website:

Please feel free to distribute and forward this call to your colleagues and/or members of your institution/mailing-list.

We look forward to welcoming you to Vienna!


Please send any queries, open questions or organisational concerns to:

17th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM) 2013 – Call is out

The organizing committee of the ECEM 2013 just posted the following call for abstracts:


11-16 August 2013 Lund, Sweden

We are very pleased to publish this call for abstracts for ECEM 2013,
which promises a number of innovations alongside the continuing high
scientific standards of the worlds largest conference on eye movement
research. ECEM 2013 is the 17th European Conference on Eye Movements,
with the original aims of the very first ECEM, /’to exchange information
on current research, equipment and software’/, at the forefront. In
2013, it is held in Lund, Sweden, organized by the eye-tracking group at
Lund Humanities Laboratory <>together with
COGAIN <>, the non-profit association for
communication through gaze based interaction. ECEM 2013 is the first
conference organized under the auspices of the Eye Movement Researchers
Association (EMRA), a recently formed not-for-profit organization
facilitating shared tools for conference organization and management,
shared publications such as the Journal of Eye Movement Research (JEMR)
and shared tools for eye movement research and analysis. We look forward
to welcoming you to Lund in 2013.

/The ECEM 2013 Organising Committee/

  • Conference: *11th to 16th August 2013

Organising committee

Conference Chairs: *Kenneth Holmqvist* and *Arantxa Villanueva*
Conference Organiser: *Fiona Mulvey*
Scientific Board: *Halszka Jarodzka, Ignace Hooge, Rudolf Groner, Ulrich
**Ansorge*and *Päivi Majaranta*
Exhibition Chairs: *John Paulin Hansen* and *Richard Andersson*
Method Workshop Organisers: *Marcus Nyström* and *Dan Witzner Hansen.*
Web Masters: *Nils Holmberg* and *Detlev Droege*
Proceedings Editors: *Roger Johansson* and *Richard Dewhurst*
Registration Managers: *Kerstin Gidlöf* and *Linnéa Larsson*
Student Volunteer Managers: *Linnéa Larsson, Richard Dewhurst* and
*Kerstin Gidlöf*
Social Program Organisers: *Richard Andersson, Jana Holsanova* and
*Kerstin Gidlöf*

Important dates

  • Jan 15^th 2013*: Deadline for proposals for symposia.
  • Feb 25^th 2013*: Notification on acceptance for symposia
  • March 1^st 2013*: Deadline for 2 page abstracts for talks and 200 wordabstracts for posters.
  • April 15^th 2013*: Notification on acceptance for talks and posters.

Invited speakers

  • Daniel Richardson ?Alistair Gale ?Susanna Martinez-Conde
  • Kari-Jouko Räihä ?Alan Kingstone ?Carlos Morimoto
  • Simon Liversedge ?Douglas Munoz ?Thomas Haslwanter


ECEM 2013 will be held at Lund University, Sweden (for more info, see
here <>). This medieval town was founded
circa 990 and Lund University is the second oldest University in Sweden.
The times higher education world university rankings for 2011-2012 place
Lund University in the top 100 list in the world. It is placed 45th in
the world for Life Sciences and 80th in the world overall;

/”Humour, innovation and a humanist perspective join critical thinking
and a concern for the environment as core values for some 46,000
students and 6,200 staff at Lund. It was founded in
1666 and is now one of the largest Nordic educational and research
The Times Higher Education Report 2012/

Lund is a quaint academic town with around 111 000 inhabitants, and
roughly a third of the population are students or employees at Lund
University. The close proximity to Copenhagen Airport makes this an
ideal venue for international conferences. All conference activities
including the scientific, exhibition and social programme, will take
place in the historic student union castle (shown left), located in
Lundagård, at the heart of campus and the town. For details of
*accommodation* and special rates for delegates, see here

New to ECEM in 2013

We aim to have four *panel discussions*during the conference. When
online registration opens, you will be asked to vote for topics. If you
have a topic relevant for a broad spectrum of eye movement researchers
which you would like to see discussed by a panel of experts, please
forward your ideas to ECEM management here
<>. We will also include
*student competitions* for best talk, best poster, and best *student
software applications* using eye movements. *Prizes* for student
contributions include a commercial eye tracker, awarded for best new
application of eye movement data.


Information for Symposia

Each *symposium*will be comprised of four to six talks of 20 min each
(15 min + 5 min discussion). We strongly recommend that the final slot
be used as a summary discussion. Symposia should relate to the study of
eye movements and eye tracking from a psychological, neurobiological,
clinical, computational or applied perspective. Each symposium should
provide a large view of one relevant topic and should provoke
discussion, representing alternative theoretical views or alternative
approaches rather than a single school. A Symposium submission consists
of a 200-word proposal stating how the individual talks are related and
clarifying the benefit of a joint presentation. Symposia chairs ensure
that each first author submits her/his proposal through the review
system for talks, with 2-page extended abstract (see information on
submitting talks below). In the case that one of the suggested
presentations of a symposium fails to pass the review process or is
offered as a poster presentation, the scientific panel may suggest an
alternative presentation from the pool of accepted talks. Submit your
symposium proposal *here*
<>**after November 1^st ,
2012. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 48 hours.
Notification of symposium acceptance will be sent by the end of February.

Information for Talks

Each *talk*will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion). *Talks*should
present high quality, original empirical research either completed or
work in progress. Any work related to the study of eye movements and eye
tracking from a psychological, neurobiological, clinical, computational
or applied perspective can be submitted as an oral presentation.
Extended abstracts of 2 pages, including a 200 word abstract, a method,
results/preliminary results and conclusions section and a maximum of one
figure and one table per extended 2-page abstract. You can download
templates in MS word, LaTeX, and open office formats *here*
<>. All submissions will be
peer reviewed. We cannot guarantee that we will respect the authors’
preferences for oral or poster presentation. Depending on the number of
submissions we receive, some talks may be offered as poster
presentations. Notification of abstract acceptance for talks will be
sent April 15. Submit your extended abstract *here*
<>after November 1^st ,
2012. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 48 hours.
Notification of talk acceptance will be sent by April 15^th .

Information for Poster Presentations

*Posters***may present research in progress or in preparation.
Submission for *posters* will be 200 word abstracts, that will be peer
reviewed and a decision for acceptance or rejection will be sent by
April 15. Submit your poster abstract *here*
<>after Nov 1st, 2012.

Review Policy

Please note that we will allow each conference participant to be *first
author on* *one talk only*, but each participant can submit as co-author
on as many oral presentations as he/she wishes, and as first author on
as many posters as he/she wishes. First authors should be present during
the conference and present their own work. Co-authors are not required
to be present. The review panel is drawn from across a broad range of
relevant expertise. Author- and reviewer-supplied keywords will
facilitate the review-assignment process. The members of the scientific
panel will oversee all review procedures and make the final decision on
acceptance. All symposium papers will go through the same peer review
process as other talks. Accepted talks are given the option to submit
full papers in the Journal of Eye Movement Research, if they wish. For
details on all these issues, see

1st International Mobile Gaze-Based Interaction Challenge (MobiGaze 2013)

I would like to invite you to join the growing community of researchers
discussing and defining tasks, benchmarks and data sets for the upcoming

1st International Mobile Gaze-Based Interaction Challenge (MobiGaze 2013)

What is MobiGaze?

Mobile gaze-based interaction has gained increased interest in recent years with the advent of mobile eye tracking equipment and an increase in portable processing power. The eyes can now be used as an interaction modality in mobile settings, either on their own or complementing other modalities, such as speech or gestures.

Mobile gaze-based interaction requires an interdisciplinary effort, combining the strengths of fields such as computer vision, human-computer-interaction, pervasive computing, as well as psychology and psycholinguistics – just to name a few.

With the MobiGaze challenge, we creating a focal point for these efforts by identifying central research questions and challenges as well as typical tasks and application scenarios and cast the essence into a set of benchmarks that help us to advance research in this emerging field.

We invite you, as part of the community, to participate in the process of defining the challenge.

How can I participate in the MobiGaze effort?

Visit our PANEL DISCUSSION at PETMEI 2012 to meet us in person

Join our MAILINGLIST to participate in the ongoing discussion

View/Bookmark our website

Planned Schedule for MobiGaze 2013

  • September 8th:
    Discussion and refinement of the challenge at PETMEI 2012
  • Fall/Winter 2012:
    Data collection
  • Spring 2013:
    Launch of the MobiGaze challenge
    Data and task descriptions appear on the website
  • Summer 2013:
    Submission of contributions. The challenge will close at some time in Summer 2013. One idea is to have the challenge finals presented at PETMEI 2013.


  • Thies Pfeiffer, Bielefeld University (Germany)
  • Andreas Bulling, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

ETRA 2012 is up and around the corner

This is exciting. The biennial Eye Tracking Research & Applications conference 2012 is approaching. Starting on March 28th, the ETRA 2012 is hosted at Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Chance brought it about that March will see me twice in California. First, there will be the IEEE Virtual Reality 2012, 3D User Interfaces and i3D conferences in Orange County starting from March 4th. Then I will soon return at the end of March for the ETRA 2012.

Sophie Stellmach and Kai Essig, two colleagues from Germany, will be there, too. And many others I still need to get to know.

Hope to see you as well,