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Hi,

Could you please post the following announcement of the Eye Tracking
Research & Applications Symposium?

Thank you!
Andrew
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                            Eye Tracking Research & Applications

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

                                   Call for Participation

 Sponsored by ...                The URL of this document is
                      http://www.vr.clemson.edu/eyetracking/etra/2002/.
      [ACM]           Questions, suggestions, and/or comments should be
                   directed to Andrew Duchowski ([log in to unmask]).
   [ACM SIGCHI]
  [ACM SIGGRAPH]    You can download this Symposium flyer for distribution
                                 and printing in PDF format.
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Motivation

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.

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Scope

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:

Principles
     neurological basis for eye movements; eye movement signal
     characteristics
Methods
     eye movement characterization, e.g., saccade detection
Systems
     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

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Format

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.

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Submission

Full paper submissions must be in PDF format and should be emailed to Andrew
Duchowski ( [log in to unmask])  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:
http://www.siggraph.org/publications/prep/paper-prep.html.

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.

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Committee

 Symposium General Chair:        Program Co-Chairs:
 Andrew T. Duchowski             John W. Senders
 [log in to unmask]          [log in to unmask]
 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)






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Deadlines

 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

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Schedule

   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

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Location

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

         This  759-room historic  hotel is  a New  Orleans landmark  and is
         listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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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:[log in to unmask]
Clemson, SC 29634-0974            http://www.vr.clemson.edu/~andrewd/

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