Co-Located Events

Founded in 2008 as a continuation of the COGAIN Project (a network of excellence supported by the European Commission’s IST 6th framework program from 2004 to 2009), the COGAIN Association aims to promote research and development in the field of gaze-based interaction in computer-aided communication and control.
Submission Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Organizers: Marco Porta and Diako Mardanbegi
As an event co-located with ETRA 2020, Eye Tracking for Spatial Research (ET4S) aims to bring together researchers from different fields who have a common interest in using eye tracking for research questions related to visuospatial information processing and spatial decision making.
Submission Deadline: Feb 26, 2020 (AOE)
Organizers: Peter Kiefer, Arzu Cöltekin, Rul von Stülpnagel, Andrew T. Duchowski, Ioannis Giannopoulos
Technological advances in computer vision algorithms and sensor hardware have greatly reduced the implementational and financial costs of eye tracking. Thus, it is unsurprising to witness a significant increase in its use as a research tool in fields beyond the traditional domains of biological vision, psychology, and neuroscience, in particular, in visualization and human-computer interaction research. One of the key challenges lies in the analysis, interaction, and visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets of gaze behavior, which is further complicated by complementary datasets such as semantic labels, user interactions and/or accompanying physiological sensor recordings. Ultimately, the research objective is to allow eye tracking data to be effectively interpreted in terms of the observer’s decision-making and cognitive processes. To achieve this, it is necessary to draw upon our current understanding of gaze-behavior across various and related fields, from vision and cognition to visualization. All together eye tracking is an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.
Submission Deadline: Feb 17, 2020
Organizers:: Kuno Kurzhals, Sophie Stellmach, Vsevolod Peysakhovich
The Web offers rich information and services that have considerable impact on our daily lives. Enhancing the usability and the accessibility of Web interaction are relevant areas of research to make the Web more useful for end-users. The eye gaze is a strong indicator for attention, which provides insights into how a user perceives an interface and helps analysts to assess the user experience. Researchers and commercial organizations are interested to assess the attention on certain portions of a Web page, e.g., which sections are read, glanced, or skipped by users, and the Web page usability in general. The content on a Web page might be a dynamic stimulus, which is difficult to synchronize between multiple users because of its interactive nature. Hence, the focus of ETWEB is to encourage research on accurate stimulus representations of dynamic Web pages, mapping of gaze data and visualization methods to analyze the usability of Web pages. Furthermore, the applications of eye tracking can break the interaction barrier and improve the quality of life of those with limited ability to communicate. However, most graphical user interfaces for Web access are not designed for use with eye tracking devices, which often have limited accuracy or may require unconventional selection techniques that interfere with access to information. In that regard, we encourage submissions that explore the adaptation mechanism of Web interfaces for gaze interaction (i.e., using gaze signals obtained from eye tracking devices to control the Web application environment).
Submission Deadline: Feb 22, 2020
Organizers: Chandan Kumar, Raphael Menges, Yeliz Yeşilada