Conference Announcement
³Eye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium (ETRA) 2002²

25-27 March 2002, New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH

On behalf of the ETRA program committee, we are pleased to announce the 2nd
biennial Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium, 25-27 March 2002 in
New Orleans, LA. We apologize if you receive this message more than once.
The ETRA symposium is the only US-based meeting focusing specifically on eye
tracking research and applications.

We have completed the conference program, included below and available at:

Conference registration is now open at:

Please register before February 22, 2002 to ensure pre-registration rates.
Please also note that conference registration does not include accommodation
or flights. To book accommodation, please see:

or contact the conference hotel:
or at (504) 581-1303.
To obtain event rates, reservations by attendees must be received on or
before February 22, 2002. Mention "Eye Tracking Research & Applications
(ETRA) Symposium" to receive the conference rate. Please register early as
rooms at the conference rate are starting to fill up!

Thank you and hope to see you in New Orleans!

Andrew Duchowski Roel Vertegaal
ETRA 02 General Chair ETRA 02 Program Co-Chair

Eye Tracking Research & Applications

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

Conference Announcement

Sponsored by ...

With corporate sponsorship from ...

LC Technologies Applied Science Laboratories
SensoMotoric Instruments SR Research Ltd
Seeing Machines

MONDAY, 25 March 2002

9:00am - Session 1: Opening Remarks & Keynote Address
Opening Remarks
Andrew T. Duchowski (Clemson University, USA)

Keynote Address: Vision in Natural and Virtual Environments
Mary M. Hayhoe (University of Rochester, USA)

Sponsored by ...

SR Research Ltd
SR Research Ltd welcomes our keynote speaker and all
participants to the Eye Tracking Research and Applications

10:30am break

11:00am - Session 2: Principles & Methodology
12:30pm Session chair: Thos. Hutchinson
Twenty Years of Eye Typing: Systems and Design Issues
Paivi Majaranta and Kari-Jouko Raiha (University of
Tampere, Finland)

Designing Attentive Interfaces
Roel Vertegaal (Queens University, Canada)

Fixation Maps: Quantifying Eye-Movement Traces
David Wooding (University of Derby, UK)

12:30pm lunch

2:00pm - Session 3: Blink Response, Visual Attention, and the WWW
3:30pm Session chair: Jeff Mulligan
The Act of Task Difficulty and Eye-Movement Frequency for
the Oculo-Motor Indices
Koji Takahashi, Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Japan), and Yasutaka Shimizu (National
Institute of Educational Policy Research, Japan)

Visual Attention to Repeated Internet Images: Testing the
Scanpath Theory on the World Wide Web
Sheree Josephson (Weber University, USA)

Eye Tracking in Web Search Tasks: Design Implications
Joseph Goldberg, Mark Stimson, Marion Lewnstein, Neil
Scott, and Anna Wichansky (Oracle Corporation, USA)

3:30pm break

4:00pm - Session 4: Panel Discussion
5:30pm Panel moderator: Roel Vertegaal (Queen's University,
What Do the Eyes Behold for Human-Computer Interaction?
Lester Loschky (University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Eyal Reingold (University of Toronto, Canada)
Claudia Mello-Thoms (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Brooke Hallowell (Ohio University, USA)
Myron Flickner (IBM Almaden, USA)

7:00pm - Reception

TUESDAY, 26 March 2002

9:00am - Session 5: Systems & Applications I
10:30am Session chair: Joe Goldberg
On-Road Driver Eye Movement Tracking Using Head-Mounted
M. Sodhi, Bryan Reimer, J. L. Coehn, E. Vastenburg, R.
Kaars, and S. Kirschenbaum (University of Rhode
Island, USA)

A Software-based Eye Tracking System for the Study of
Air-traffic Displays
Jeffrey B. Mulligan (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)

Eye Gaze Correction for Videoconferencing
Jason Jerald and Mike Daily (UNC-Chapel Hill, USA)

10:30am break

11:00am - Session 6: Gaze-Contingent Displays
12:30pm Session chair: Myron Flickner
Real-time Simulation of Arbitrary Visual Fields
Bill S. Geisler and Jeffrey S. Perr (University of
Texas at Austin, USA)

Reduced Saliency of Peripheral Targets in Gaze-Contingent
Multi-Resolutional Displays: Blended versus Sharp Boundary
Areas of Interest
Eyal M. Reingold (University of Toronto, Canada) and
Lester C. Loschky (University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Saccade Contingent Updating in Virtual Reality
Jochen Triesch, Brian Sullivan (UC San Diego, USA),
Mary Hayhoe, and Dana Ballard (University of
Rochester, USA)

12:30pm lunch

2:00pm - Session 7: Eye Movement Analysis & Visual Search
3:30pm Session chair: Brooke Hallowell
3D Eye Movement Analysis for VR Visual Inspection Training
Andrew Duchowski, Eric Medlin, Nathan Cournia, Anand
Gramopadhye, Brian Melloy, and Santosh Nair (Clemson
University, USA)

What Attracts the Eye to the Location of Missed and
Reported Breast Cancers?
Claudia Mello-Thoms (University of Pittsburgh, USA),
Calvin F. Nodine, Harold L. Kundel (University of
Pennsylvania, USA),

Visual Search: Structure from Noise
Umesh Rajashekar, Lawrence K. Cormack, and Alan C.
Bovik (Univ of Texas at Austin, USA)

3:30pm break

4:00pm - Session 8: Exhibits
* LC Technologies
* Applied Science Laboratories
* Arrington Research, Inc.
* SR Research, Ltd.
* SensoMotoric Instruments

WEDNESDAY, 27 March 2002

9:00am - Session 9: Systems & Applications II
10:30am Session chair: Roel Vertegaal
FreeGaze: A Gaze Tracking System for Everyday Gaze
Takehiko Ohno, Naoki Mukawa, and Atsushi Yoshikawa
(NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Japan)

Differences in the Infrared Bright Pupil Response of Human
Karlene Nguyen, Cindy Wagner, David Koons, and Myron
Flickner (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)

Real-Time Eye Detection and Tracking Under Various Light
Zhiwei Zhu, Kikuo Fujimura, and Qiang Ji (Honda R & D
Americas, USA)

10:30am break

11:00am - Session 10: Planning ETRA 2004: Get Involved!
Anyone interested in participating in the organization of
the next symposium is invited to attend!

Andrew T. Duchowski, Asst. Prof. office:444 Edwards Hall
Computer Science Dept., MS-0974 phone:864.656.7677 fax:864.656.0145
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0974

Professor Roel Vertegaal
:: hum@n medi@ l@b ::
Queen's University
Kingston, Canada K7L3N6
Tel (613) 533-3070

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