Eye tracking has become a popular method for investigating research questions related to geographic space. 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 modality for spatial human-computer interaction. The ETRA track 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 and spatial decision making.

After three successful ET4S workshops in 2013, 2014 and 2018, the 4th edition of ET4S will be organized as a conference track at ETRA 2019, the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications.

Changes to Previous ET4S Events

Different to previous years, ET4S is NOT organized as a workshop, but as a track at the ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications. This implies the following changes:

  • We call for both, long and short papers.
  • The contribution must be equivalent to that of the according submission category at ETRA.
  • Accepted papers are considered regular ETRA publications and will be part of the ETRA proceedings (ACM digital library). A footnote on the first page will indicate that your paper was part of ET4S.
  • The submission process follows that of ETRA, but with a separate program committee.
  • At least one author of each accepted ET4S paper must register for the ETRA conference. Participants will be free to change between ET4S and other ETRA tracks.


Peter Kiefer (, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Fabian Göbel (, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
David Rudi (, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Ioannis Giannopoulos (, TU Vienna, Austria
Andrew T. Duchowski (, Clemson University, USA
Martin Raubal (, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Accepted Papers

Long Papers

GeoGCD: Improved Visual Search via Gaze-Contingent Display
Kenan Bektaş (Zurich University of Applied Sciences Center for Aviation);Arzu Çöltekin (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Institute for Interactive Technologies);Jens Krüger (University of Duisburg-Essen and University of Utah);Andrew T. Duchowski (Clemson University Visual Computing);Sara Irina Fabrikant (University of Zürich Department of Geography and Digital Society Initiative)

Eye gaze and head gaze in collaborative games
Oleg Špakov (Tampere University);Howell Istance (Tampere University);Kari-Jouko Räihä (Tampere University);Tiia Viitanen (Tampere University of Applied Sciences);Harri Siirtola (Tampere University)

Attentional orienting in virtual reality using endogenous and exogenous cues in auditory and visual modalities
Rébaï Soret (ISAE-SUPAERO, Université de Toulouse, France);Pom Charras (Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, France);Christophe Hurter (ENAC, Toulouse, France);Vsevolod Peysakhovich (ISAE-SUPAERO, Université de Toulouse, France)

POI-Track: Improving Map-Based Planning with Implicit POI Tracking
Fabian Göbel (ETH Zurich);Peter Kiefer (ETH Zurich)

Short Papers

Gaze awareness improves collaboration efficiency in a physical collaborative assembly task
Haofei Wang (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology);Bertram Shi (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)g