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Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:00:04 +0200
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We are proud to announce:
The 5th COGAIN Annual Conference on Communication by Gaze Interaction
COGAIN 2009:  Gaze Interaction For Those Who Want It Most
26 May 2009

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, in connection with 
the Visiondays event (

The 5th international COGAIN conference on eye gaze interaction 
emphasises user needs and future applications of eye tracking 
technology. Robust gaze interaction methods have been available for some 
years, with substantial amounts of applications to support 
communication, learning and entertainment already being used. However, 
there are still some uncertainties about this new technology among 
communication specialists and funding institutions. The 5th COGAIN 
conference will focus on spreading the experiences of people using gaze 
interaction in their daily life to potential users and specialists who 
have yet to benefit from it. Case studies from researchers and 
manufacturers working on new ways of making gaze interaction available 
for all, as well as integrating eye gaze with other forms of 
communication technology are also particularly welcome. We also 
encourage papers and posters which reach beyond the special case of eye 
control for people with disabilities into mainstream human-computer 
interaction development, for instance using eye tracking technology to 
enhance gaming experience and strategic play.

Now in its 5th year, COGAIN (COmmunication by GAze INteraction) is a 
European Union funded research Network of Excellence, which comprises 25 
universities, manufacturers and end-user organizations from across the 
European Union together with partners from across the globe. More 
information about the COGAIN network can be found at The 5th COGAIN conference will be hosted by the 
newly formed COGAIN Association ( and 
marks an important step towards making COGAIN a sustainable, independent 
organisation. This year we have chosen to collaborate with the Danish 
"Visiondays" ( where the COGAIN conference will 
act as a "fourth Visionday".


 The conference committee invites the submission of short papers 
particularly in the following areas, although submissions in any area 
related to gaze-based interaction will be considered.

- Gaze-based access to computer applications
- Gaze and environmental control
- Gaze and personal mobility control
- User experience studies
- Innovations in eyetracking systems
- Low cost gaze tracking systems
- Attentive interfaces and inferring user intent from gaze
- Gaze-based interaction with virtual worlds
- Gaze and creativity
- Gaming using gaze as an input modality
- Gaze interaction with wearable displays
- Using gaze with other modalities including BCI

 Papers which deal with the use of eye gaze to study the usability of 
mainstream applications and websites are not normally considered for 
inclusion in the conference.

Submission of Short Papers and posters:  28 February 2009
Notification of acceptance of Short Papers:  15 April 2009
Camera ready copies of papers:  30 April 2009
COGAIN Conference and exhibition:  26 May 2009


COGAIN 2009 invites short papers and posters. We also invite industry to 
exhibit their systems. Full submission details can be found on the 
COGAIN website at

Authors are requested to email their paper to the conference chair:
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For more information, see
We hope to see you in Denmark!

Conference Co-Chairs
John Paulin Hansen (IT University of Copenhagen)  Arantxa Villanueva 
(Public University of Navarra)

Bjarne Kjaer Ersboell
President of The COGAIN Association
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