Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization

Broadly, this workshop considers the intersection of eye tracking research with visualization, whether the contributions relate to eye tracking studies of visualizations, or vice versa, visualization techniques for eye tracking. 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.


Manuscripts are solicited on the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization, including but not limited to the following:

    • Visualization techniques for eye-movement data (inc. spatio-temporal visualization, evolution of gaze patterns, visual analysis of individual behavior, 2D vs. 3D representations of eye-movement data)
    • Visual analytics of gaze behavior (inc. visual data mining, aggregation, clustering techniques, and metrics for eye-movement data)
    • Eye-movement data provenance
    • Standardized metrics for evaluating gaze interactions with visualization
    • Cognitive models for gaze interactions with visualizations
    • Novel methods for eye tracking in challenging visualization scenarios
    • Uncertainty visualization of gaze data
    • Interactive annotation of gaze and stimulus data
    • Systems for the visual exploration of eye-movement data
    • Eye-tracking studies that evaluate visualization or visual analytics
    • Eye tracking in non-WIMP visualization environments, including mobile eye tracking, mobile devices, and large displays
    • Visualization of eye-tracking data in mixed and virtual reality (3df & 6df, 360°)
    • Visualization applications that rely on eye tracking as an input parameter


Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA SHORT PAPER format (up to 8 pages single-column format, any number of references, max. 150 words abstract). Also ensure that the Author Guidelines ( for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission. ETVIS uses the Precision Conference System (PCS) through ETRA 2022 to handle the submission and reviewing process:

Important Dates (AoE)

Abstract Due

Feb 22, 2022

(not required)
Final Submission Due

Mar 01, 2022

Mar 08, 2022
Notification Apr 08, 2022
Camera Ready Apr 19, 2022


ETVIS 2022 will be co-located with ETRA 2022 as a hybrid event. Registration and further details are available at


Zoya Bylinskii



Benedict Fehringer

University of Mannheim


Kuno Kurzhals

University of Stuttgart


Media Chair

Sandeep Vidyapu

University of Stuttgart



For any queries, feel free to write to contact us at
Looking forward to meet you all at Sixth Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS 2022) on June 8-11, 2022, Seattle, US.


Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Cristina Conati

University of British Columbia,

Nina Gehrer

University of Tübingen,

Ioannis Giannopoulos

Vienna University of Technology,

Peter Kiefer

ETH Zürich,

Lucas Lörch

University of Mannheim,

Sandeep Vidyapu

University of Stuttgart,

Cindy Xiong

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Arzu Çöltekin

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland