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Andrew Duchowski
07-18-2001, 12:00 AM

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Eye Tracking Research & Applications

Symposium 2002
25-27 March 2002, New Orleans, LA, USA

Call for Participation

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[ACM SIGGRAPH] You can download this Symposium flyer for distribution
and printing in PDF format.

Recent advancements in eye tracking technology, specifically the
availability of cheaper, faster, more accurate and easier to use trackers,
have inspired increased eye movement and eye tracking research efforts. The
Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) 2000 meeting brought together an
interdisciplinary group of researchers from 6 countries. The success of this
meeting has laid the groundwork for future symposia (currently on a biennial
schedule). Since the year 2000 meeting, reports of various novel eye
tracking applications have appeared, ranging from gaze-contingent
Level-Of-Detail computer graphics to Human-Computer Interaction usability
studies, from new psychophysical studies to the development of new eye
tracking technologies. The motivation of the Symposium calls for the
discussion of such theoretical and applied eye tracking issues. It is hoped
this Symposium will foster new, possibly interdisciplinary, collaborative
ties as well as provide a venue for dissemination of peer-reviewed research
results in this burgeoning research area.


The scope of the Symposium falls within a fairly narrow technological
domain, yet it spans a vast range of interdisciplinary research activities.
There are at least three broad interdisciplinary domains that stand to
benefit from eye tracking research: visual perception, human-computer
interaction, and computer graphics. The amalgamation of these topics forms a
symbiotic relationship. Graphical techniques provide a means of generating
rich sets of visual stimuli ranging from 2D imagery to 3D immersive virtual
worlds while research exploring visual attention and perception in turn
influences the generation of artificial scenes and worlds. Applications
derived from these disciplines create a powerful human-computer interaction
modality, namely interaction based on knowledge of the user's gaze.

Applied papers reporting on the development or use of eye tracking systems
are sought falling in two main categories: (a) real-time interactive
systems, and (b) off-line diagnostic applications. Examples of the former
include applications where the display or form of interaction depends on
real-time knowledge of the user's direction of gaze, e.g.,
``gaze-contingent'' interactive environments. Applications falling in the
latter category involve recording real-time eye movements over a visual
stimulus for later off-line analysis, e.g., gaze information supporting
usability studies.

While the Eye Tracking Symposium is primarily directed towards eye tracking
applications, papers on theoretical aspects of eye movements and cognition
are also encouraged. Examples may include papers elucidating the
neurological substrate of human vision, visual attention and eye movements,
or papers suggesting techniques for characterization and automatic
identification of eye movements, e.g., saccade/fixation detection.

In short, high-quality research papers are sought from anyone developing or
using eye tracking technology. Suggested top-level paper categories include:

neurological basis for eye movements; eye movement signal
eye movement characterization, e.g., saccade detection
description of applied eye tracking systems, e.g.,
o real-time interactive systems, e.g.,
+ systems helping people with profound disabilities
+ gaze-aware communication and gaze-contingent graphics systems
o off-line diagnostic systems, e.g.,
+ eye tracking systems supporting usability studies
+ scanpath recording systems for eye movement analysis


Formal presentations

Presentations will be short (about 20 minutes) and limited to 3 per
session. Presenters are asked to prepare their presentations in MS
PowerPoint format. An LCD projector will be provided to allow speakers
to connect their laptops.

Pre-symposium information

A symposium program identifying accepted papers, listing contributors
and paper titles, will be made available before the event.


Full paper submissions must be in PDF format and should be emailed to Andrew
Duchowski ( andrewd@vr.clemson.edu) by the submission deadline (see below;
receipt will be confirmed by email).

Papers submitted to the Symposium should conform to the ACM SIGGRAPH
proceedings format. Further details, including MS Word and LaTeX templates,
are available here:

Brief formatting guidelines:

* The maximum paper length is eight pages, each page in US Letter format.
The body of the paper should be set in a two-column style, with each
column measuring 3.33 inches (8.46 cm) with a 0.33 inch (0.84 cm)
column gutter between the columns.

* The "US Letter" page size measures 8.5 inches (21.59 cm) by 11.0 inches
(27.94 cm), with top, left, and right margins measuring 0.75 inches
(1.905 cm), and a bottom margin of 1.0 inch (2.54 cm).

* Accepted papers should have a 1.5 inch (3.81 cm) space left blank at
the bottom of the left column on the first page of the paper for the
copyright block added during the printing process.

Papers submitted for peer-review should be in double-blind format: authors'
names should be omitted from the front page, but a separate cover page
should be generated including title, an abstract, keywords and phrases,
authors' names, affiliations, plus a contact author's email address, mailing
address, phone number, and fax number. Note: If you're using the LaTeX
format, the review option will generate the paper in the required review
format automatically.


Symposium General Chair: Program Co-Chairs:
Andrew T. Duchowski John W. Senders
andrewd@cs.clemson.edu jw.senders@utoronto.ca
Department of Computer Science Mech. & Indust. Eng.
Clemson University University of Toronto
Clemson, SC 29634-0974 USA Toronto, ON Canada M6R 2X5

Program Committee:
* Antti Aaltonen (Nokia Research * David Luebke (University of
Center, Finland) Virginia, VA, USA)
* Wendy Ark (IBM Almaden, USA) * Sohel Merchant (University of
* Martha Crosby (University of Iowa, USA)
Hawaii, HI, USA) * Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute
* Mike Daily (HRL Laboratories, of Technology, Japan)
USA) * N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn
* Myron Flickner (IBM Almaden, University, AL, USA)
USA) * Wilfried Osberger (Tektronix,
* James Gips (Boston College, MA, USA)
USA) * Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity
* Joe Goldberg (Oracle, USA) College, Dublin, Ireland)
* Brooke Hallowell (Ohio * Timo Partala (University of
University, OH, USA) Tempere, Finland)
* Tom Hutchinson (University of * Stefano Ramat (Johns Hopkins
Virginia, VA, USA) Hospital, USA)
* Aulikki Hyrskykari (University * Waldemar Rojna (Consultant,
of Tampere, Finland) Poznan, Poland)
* Poika Isokoski (University of * Charles Scialfa (University of
Tampere, Finland) Calgary, Canada)
* Robert Jacob (Tufts University, * Trent Victor (Volvo, Sweden)
MA, USA) * David Wooding (University of
* Keith Karn (Xerox, NY, USA) Derby, UK)
* Daniela Zambarbieri (University
of Pavia, Italy)


Date Item

July 16 1st call for papers

August 16 2nd call for papers

September 24 Submission deadline
October 29 Acceptance/rejection notice
November 19 Paper authors send to the ACM proceedings producer: (1)
camera-ready versions of papers in PDF format, and (2)
ACM Copyright Form.
February 25 Registration deadline
March 25-8 Symposium, New Orleans, LA


25 March, 2002 26 March, 2002 27 March, 2002
9:00 Session 9:00 Session 9:00 Session
10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 Coffee Break 10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Session 11:00 Session 11:00 Session
12:30 Lunch 12:30 Lunch 12:30 End of Symposium
2:00 Session 2:00 Session
3:30 Coffee Break 3:30 Coffee Break
4:00 Session 4:00 Session
5:30 End of Sessions 5:30 End of Sessions
Evening: Reception Evening: Exhibits


[Image] The Symposium will be held at the Radisson Hotel, in New Orleans,

This 759-room historic hotel is a New Orleans landmark and is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Andrew T. Duchowski, Asst. Prof. office:444 Edwards Hall
Computer Science Dept., MS-0974 phone:864.656.7677 fax:864.656.0145
Clemson University mailto:andrewd@vr.clemson.edu
Clemson, SC 29634-0974 http://www.vr.clemson.edu/~andrewd/

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