Accepted Workshops

The following workshops will be held virtually this year:

The study of eye gaze data has great potential for research in computer programming, computing education, and software engineering practice. The Seventh International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming (EMIP 2020) will again focus on advancing the methodological, theoretical, and applied aspects of eye movements in programming. The goal of the workshop is to further develop the methodology of using eye gaze tracking for programming, both theoretically and in applications. What can gaze behavior tell us about cognitive processes during programming? This question enables us to understand the role of human factors involved in programming.
Submission Deadline: February 20, 2020
Organizers: Bonita Sharif, Norman Peitek, Marjaana Puurtinen
Please, feel free to register here for the virtual workshop.
Multimedia applications are commonly targeted at the human sensory system. This fact renders subjectively perceived quality the ultimate performance metric in media applications. For visual media such as images and videos, eye tracking provides unprecedented insight into fundamental stages of visual perception. Moreover, it can be expected that eye trackers soon will become standard components in laptops, tablet computers, and smartphones. This allows to deepen our understanding of how humans perceive multimedia, interact with existing multimedia systems, and also to design novel applications that dynamically adapt according to an observer's gaze. In this workshop, we will explore how eye tracking can help to quantify and analyse visual multimedia aspects such as saliency and perceptual quality. ET-MM focuses more on data-driven algorithms and technology, including gaze based interfaces for control of multimedia applications.
Submission Deadline: March 13, 2020
Organizers: Dietmar Saupe, Hantao Liu, Lewis Chuang

These workshops are planned to be held during ETRA 2021:

Eye tracking has developed in the past years from being a technology that can be used only in labs and controlled settings, to a pervasive technology that is gradually weaving into our everyday lives. Advances in visual computing as well as in sensors and processing power of ubiquitous devices allow accurate gaze estimation and a myriad of applications for desktop settings, mobile devices, public displays, head-mounted displays, wearables and other ubicomp technologies. These advancements pave the way for eye tracking to deliver its promises on off-the-shelf devices. At the same time, eye movements are subtle and have been deemed attractive for security and privacy protection applications. The aim of EyeSec 2020 is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, discuss the most important challenges and opportunities of using eye gaze for security, and to identify directions for future research. The hands-on workshop will consist of both paper presentations and interactive sessions with work on specific practical materials that will support the participants in identifying challenges and opportunities of eye tracking in the context of security applications.
Submission Deadline: March 13, 2020
Organizers:: Yasmeen Abdrabou, Florian Alt, Christina Katsini, Mohamed Khamis, George E. Raptis
Among the many application areas of eye tracking, games have become an increasingly popular domain for leveraging this technology to 1) build new and novel experiences for players and 2) to gain a better understanding of players' cognitive processes during gameplay. Games, however, pose unique challenges for using gaze technology due to their complex, dynamic, and sometimes very fast-paced environments. This workshop specifically targets the unique challenges of using, gathering, and analyzing eye tracking data faced in gaming. The workshop is of particular interest for researchers in game design, human-computer interaction, eye tracking, data science, and visualization. We want to establish a shared venue for this diverse community to enhance the current state-of-the-art and help develop the community further.
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2020
Organizers: Günter Wallner, Michael Burch, Bastian Pfleging, Regina Bernhaupt
With eye tracking becoming pervasive, researchers face fundamentally new challenges regarding privacy and ethics. However, these critical topics have received little attention in the eye tracking community so far. An active discussion about ethical and social implications as well as issues of data privacy is important for the further development of pervasive eye tracking technology and its acceptance in society. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners from eye tracking, (usable) privacy, human-computer interaction, psychology and other eye tracking-related research fields, and industry aiming to become the premier forum for these discussions as well as for the presentation of technical solutions towards privacy-aware and ethical eye tracking. The hands-on workshop will consist of both paper presentations and interactive sessions with work on specific practical materials that will support the participants in identifying ethically and socially relevant aspects of eye tracking and transferring them into their everyday work.
Submission Deadline: March 6, 2020
Organizers: Inken Hagestedt, Tanja Blascheck, Michael Raschke, Céline Gressel, Andreas Bulling