Call For Paper Sumbissions

The 2021 ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) will be held in Stuttgart, Germany from May 25 to 29, 2021. The aim of ETRA is to bring together researchers and practitioners from across fields with the common goal of continuing to move eye tracking research forward. Join us in Stuttgart for ETRA, attend co-located workshops, and participate in exciting discussions.

The symposium presents advances and innovations in oculomotor research, gaze tracking systems, eye tracking applications, gaze-based interaction, and eye movement data analysis. We invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications, and welcome submissions from all domains, including visuomotor neuroscience, perception, and cognition.

Papers must be original and not accepted previously for publication elsewhere. All accepted papers will be published and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author must register and present accepted work at the conference.

ACM ETRA 2021 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH).

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Important Dates

(Time Zone AoE/Anywhere on Earth)

Full Paper

Short Paper

Abstract submission (mandatory) Nov 25, 2020 --
Paper submission Dec 2, 2020 Jan 27, 2021
First round reviews and notifications Feb 9, 2021 Mar 15, 2021
Revisions due Mar 1, 2021 --
Second round reviews and notifications Mar 18, 2021 --
Camera ready deadline Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021
Conference date May 25-29, 2021 May 25-29, 2021

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


  • Applications

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

Submission Categories

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 mentioned above.

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. Accepted papers will be archived in the conference proceedings and will be available in the ACM Digital Library as "ETRA '21 Full Papers". All accepted full papers will be presented at the conference.

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. Conditionally accepted papers will be provided with recommendations for revisions and are invited to submit a revised version of the paper that will go through a second review phase. The primary program committee member will assess the revisions and make a recommendation to the chairs for a final accept or reject decision.

Submissions may include supplementary material, such as videos, code, or datasets that will be archived together with the paper in the ACM DL. Authors should keep in mind that the final acceptance to the conference will be based on the quality of the paper and not the supplementary material. Video submissions are not required, but encouraged to help demonstrate interactive systems that are otherwise difficult to showcase using images or text. Videos should use the MP4 format with H.264 codec and file size should not exceed 100 MB. We recommend the standard 1920x1080 resolution (1280x720 as an alternative). Any supplementary material, including the video, have to be anonymized for review.

Short Papers

Authors are also invited to submit original work in a shorter format (2 to 4 pages plus any number of pages for references). A short paper should provide a focused and concise, yet significant, contribution to the current state of the art while not delving into broad discussion.

All short paper 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. Accepted papers will be archived in the conference proceedings and will be available in the ACM Digital Library as "ETRA '21 Short Papers". All accepted short papers will be presented as posters during the conference. Authors of the highest-rated submissions will be invited to present their work in the main conference track. Details about the presentation format will follow after the acceptance notification.

Short papers will go through a single-phase review process. Full reviews will be provided by three committee members. External reviewers will be invited on a case by case basis if specialized expertise is required. After the review process, based on the review summary provided by the primary committee member, the authors will receive the final acceptance or rejection notification.

Submissions may include supplementary material, such as videos, code, or datasets that will be archived together with the paper in the ACM DL. Authors should keep in mind that the final acceptance to the conference will be based on the quality of the paper and not the supplementary material. Video submissions are not required, but encouraged to help demonstrate interactive systems that are otherwise difficult to showcase using images or text. Videos should use the MP4 format with H.264 codec and file size should not exceed 100 MB. We recommend the standard 1920x1080 resolution (1280x720 as an alternative). Any supplementary material, including the video, have to be anonymized for review.

Chairs

Full Paper

fullpaper.etra2021@gmail.com

Hans Gellersen

Aarhus University, Denmark

Daniel Weiskopf

University of Stuttgart, Germany

Short Paper

shortpaper.etra2021@gmail.com

Mihai Bace

ETH Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Teresa Hirzle

Ulm University, Germany