Full Papers

Authors are invited to submit original work in the format of full papers (up to 8 pages plus any number of additional pages for references). A full paper should provide a substantial contribution to the field in the topic areas.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process assessing the originality and technical quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications. Long papers presented at ETRA 2020 will be available in the ACM Digital Library.

Full papers will go through a two-phase review process. The first phase will involve four full reviews done by two program committee members and two external reviewers. At the end of the first phase, advised by the review summary provided by the primary committee member, the chairs will provide authors with a conditional accept or reject decision. Those papers that are conditionally accepted will be required to submit a revision. The revision will go through a second phase review, this time by the primary program committee member only. The primary program committee member will assess if the revisions adequately address the required changes and will make a recommendation to the chairs for a final accept or reject decision.

Papers may be submitted with a companion video. 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 that may not be easy to communicate using 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 proceedings. As with the paper submission, the companion video needs to be blinded for peer review.

To see submission details go to submission process.

Important Dates

(Time Zone AoE/Anywhere on Earth)

Abstract submission (mandatory) Dec 1, 2019
Full paper submission Dec 9, 2019
First round reviews and notifications Feb 14, 2020
Revisions due March 6, 2020
Second round reviews and notifications March 23, 2020
Camera ready deadline April 2, 2020

Topic Areas

The ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) solicits original full and short research papers on a diverse set of topics related to eye tracking. Research contributions are welcomed across a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Data analysis

    • Novel methods such as deep learning and other machine learning-based methods
    • Pattern recognition for scanpaths
    • Clustering of gaze data
    • Event detection
    • Large-scale data processing

  • Prediction methods

    • Gaze prediction
    • Action, intent, or attribute prediction

  • Visualization

    • Visual representation of gaze patterns and other eye tracking data
    • Visual analytics and combination with machine learning

  • Eye tracking devices

    • Head-mounted eye tracking
    • Remote eye tracking
    • Novel sensors

  • Perception and cognition; empirical studies

    • Perception, attention and oculomotor control
    • Visual search and scene perception
    • Eye movements in reading and communication
    • Eye-hand coordination
    • Eye tracking in naturalistic tasks
    • In-the-wild studies

  • Gaze-based interaction

    • Novel interaction methods
    • Virtual and augmented reality
    • Multi-modal interaction

  • Security and Privacy

    • Surveys and focus groups
    • Emerging threats
    • Novel solutions

  • Applications

    • Education
    • Driving
    • Medical/health
    • Virtual and augmented reality
    • Graphics and virtual avatars