ETRA 2016 will offer an ETRA Doctoral Symposium, where doctoral students get an opportunity to meet other students and experienced researchers to get feedback on their research in a friendly environment. 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. Outstanding abstracts from students who have not yet been accepted into a doctoral program will also be considered. Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status.
The objective of the doctoral symposium is to provide feedback on the students’ work and facilitate the exchange of ideas between other researchers and students working on related topics. The main symposium also offers an excellent opportunity to network with researchers with similar interests.
Participants will be selected based on a 2-page extended abstract describing the thesis work and its current status. The abstracts will go through a review process. The goal of the review process is to ensure that students have a defined topic and are still early enough in their studies to benefit from the feedback and guidance received during the symposium.The 2-page abstract should describe:
- Research objective
- Hypothesis or problem statement
- Approach and method
- Results to date
- Plans for future work
The role of eye tracking should be clear from the abstract.
In addition, the submission should include:
- A concise CV
- A brief statement indicating how the student expects to benefit from involvement in the ETRA Doctoral Symposium.
- A letter of recommendation from the student’s research advisor. The letter should indicate how long the student has been enrolled in the doctoral program and discuss the status of the student’s work.
Abstracts and accompanying documents should be sent by email to etra.conference [at] gmail.com. Please use the subject line “ETRA 2016 Doctoral Symposium Submission”.
The 2-page abstract, CV, and letter of recommendation should be submitted as PDFs. The 2-page abstract should be prepared using the guidelines found at: http://www.siggraph.org/learn/instructions-authors.
SIGGRAPH encourages authors to use LaTeX, but we also provide a MS Word template below.
A LaTeX class is available here: acmetra
A template for MS Word users is available here: Word template
Please ensure that the fonts are embedded in the PDF file. The submitted abstracts do not have to be be anonymized for review.
- Submission deadline: January 8th 2016 (*new extended deadline*)
- Decisions announced: January 15th 2016
- Camera ready abstracts due: January 31st 2016
- ETRA Doctoral Symposium: March 14th 2016 (one day before main conference)
Instructions for preparing the final camera ready abstracts and information on attendance and presentation at the doctoral symposium will be sent to the accepted participants. Accepted abstracts will be available in the ACM digital library as part of the ETRA 2016 proceedings.
Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs
For more information, please contact:
- Päivi Majaranta (paivi.majaranta [at] cs.uta.fi), University of Tampere, Finland
- Jeff B. Pelz (jeff.pelz [at] rit.edu), Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
- Reynold Bailey (rjb [at] cs.rit.edu), Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
- Oleg Spakov (oleg.spakov [at] uta.fi), University of Tampere, Finland