Final CFP: ACM Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA) 2004

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  1. ETRA
    Eye Tracking Research & Applications
    Symposium 2004
    22-24 March 2004, San Antonio, TX, USA
    Final Call for Participation

    Sponsored by


    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 and 2002
    meetings brought together an international and interdisciplinary group
    of researchers. The success of these meetings 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 applications, from new psychophysical
    studies to the development of new eye tracking technologies. The
    motivation of the Symposium calls for the discussion of both theoretical
    and applied eye tracking issues. It is hoped this Symposium will foster
    new interdisciplinary, collaborative ties as well as provide a venue for
    dissemination of peer-reviewed research results in this burgeoning
    research area.


    This year's conference will feature a special session on Attentive User
    Interfaces, or AUIs. We especially invite any submission that uses eye
    tracking for interactive input in determining focus of attention in
    human computer interaction applications.

    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 gaze direction,
    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, psychophysical, or neurological studies (to name
    three examples).

    While ETRA 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.

    Suggested paper topics/categories include (but are not limited to):

    o Eye Movement Principles o Pupillary/Blink Response
    o Eye Movement Analysis o Attentive User Interfaces
    o Eye Tracking Systems o Real-Time Systems
    o Visual Search o Gaze-Contingent Displays
    o Visual Attention o Driving Applications
    o Eye Typing Applications o Virtual Reality Applications
    o Usability o Cognition


    Oral 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.

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


    New for 2004, ETRA will be using an electronic paper submission system.
    Full paper submissions should be uploaded via our electronic submission
    web site: <>. The submission web site will be
    available a short time before the paper due date.

    Full paper submissions must be in PDF conforming to the ACM SIGGRAPH
    proceedings format. Further details and guidelines, including MS Word
    and LaTeX templates, are available at the URL:

    Brief formatting guidelines:
    o The maximum paper length is eight pages, each page in US
    Letter dimensions. The body of the paper should be set in
    two-column style, with each column measuring 3.33 inches (8.46 cm)
    wide with a 0.34 inch (0.84 cm) gutter between the columns.

    o 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).

    o 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.


    Andrew T. Duchowski
    Dept. of Computer Science
    Clemson University
    Clemson, SC 29634-0974 USA

    Roel Vertegaal
    Dept. of Computer Science
    Queen's University
    Kingston, ON
    Canada K7L 3N6

    John W. Senders
    Dept. of Mech. & Indust. Eng.
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M6R 2X5


    Arnon Amir (IBM Almaden, USA)
    Wendy Ark (University of California, San Diego, USA)
    Mike Daily (HRL Laboratories, USA)
    Myron Flickner (IBM Almaden, USA)
    Kikuo Fujimura (Honda Research Institute, USA)
    James Gips (Boston College, MA, USA)
    Joe Goldberg (Oracle, USA)
    Brooke Hallowell (Ohio University, OH, USA)
    Riad Hammoud (Delphi-Delco, USA)
    Anthony Hornof (University of Oregon, USA)
    Tom Hutchinson (University of Virginia, VA, USA)
    Aulikki Hyrskykari (University of Tampere, Finland)
    Robert Jacob (Tufts University, MA, USA)
    Keith Karn (Xerox, NY, USA)
    David Luebke (University of Virginia, VA, USA)
    Lester Loschky (University of Illinois, USA)
    Arantxa Villaneuva Larre (Public University of Navarre, Spain)
    Paivi Majaranta (University of Tampere, Finland)
    Jeff Mulligan (NASA Ames, USA)
    Claudia Mello-Thoms (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
    Darius Miniotas (University of Tampere, Finland)
    Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
    N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, AL, USA)
    Takehiko Ohno (NIT, Japan)
    Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
    Derrick Parkhurst (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
    Timo Partala (University of Tampere, Finland)
    Kari-Jouko Raiha (University of Tampere, Finland)
    Matthias Rauterberg (Technical University Eindhoven, Holland)
    Waldemar Rojna (Consultant, Poznan, Poland)
    Ron Schuchard (Emory University, USA)
    Tom Schnell (University of Iowa, IA, USA)
    Charles Scialfa (University of Calgary, Canada)
    Manbir Sodhi (University of Rhode Island, USA)
    Jochen Triesch (University of California, San Diego, USA)
    Trent Victor (Volvo, Sweden)
    David Wooding (University of Derby, UK)
    Daniela Zambarbieri (University of Pavia, Italy)


    Sep. 22 Submission deadline
    Oct. 27 Acceptance/rejection notice
    Nov. 17 Paper authors send revised papers to proceedings producer
    Feb. 22 Registration deadline
    Mar. 22-24 Symposium


    The Symposium will be held at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio,
    TX. Please see the symposium web page for hotel rates and hotel
    reservation information.
    Roel Vertegaal, Sep 9, 2003
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