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The second International Eye Tracking South Africa Conference (ETSA) will be held in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, in South Africa from 5-7 October 2016.
The conference will include poster sessions, presentations of short papers (3-4 pages) and full papers (8-10 pages).  It will be organised around several tracks and sessions to accommodate delegates with various interests.  Besides the academic presentations, we also welcome industry to present their products and services in non-academic workshops and demonstrations.  In this context "industry" does not refer to manufacturers of eye trackers only but also to users thereof, for example market researchers, usability analysts, graphic designers, educators, radiographers, occupational and speech therapists, people with physical disabilities, cognitive psychologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, etc. We therefore invite the submission of case studies and proposals in these areas.

ETSA 2016 is currently in the process of applying for in-cooperation with SIGCHI and publication in the ACM digital library.
Key note speakers
ETSA 2016 has secured Prof Benjamin Tatler as a keynote speaker.  Prof Ben Tatler has established an international reputation as a leading researcher in the natural approach to vision and visual psychology. A key role of vision is to provide information that allows us to complete our activities of everyday life, yet few researchers study vision in the context of natural everyday behaviour. Prof Tatler's work has revealed key insights into both why we look where we do and what we represent and remember about the world around us. He has published a wide range of articles on these topics and co-authored two books on the subject.
Until recently, Prof Tatler was a Reader in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee, where he ran the Active Vision Lab and Centre for Oculomotor Research. He is Associate Editor for the British Journal of Psychology and is on the editorial boards for Perception and Visual Cognition.

Submissions: Academic
Authors are invited to submit original research papers related to eye movement and the application thereof.  Conference tracks will include but are not limited to the following topics:

*         Usability

*         Visualisation

*         Gaze interaction

*         Reading research

*         Eye Control for people with disabilities

*         Visual attention

*         Systems, tools and methods

*         Eye movements

*         Technical aspects of eye tracking e.g. pupil detection, calibration, mapping, event detection, data quality, etc.

Full and short papers
Full papers should be 8-10 A4 pages while short papers should be 3-4 A4 pages in length.  All papers should follow the ACM Proceedings format (templates will shortly be available on the ETSA website).  Submissions should be in pdf format with all fonts embedded in the document.  All tables and figures should be included in the paper.
Poster presentations
Poster presentations will be evaluated on a 300-400 word abstract.  Upon acceptance, long papers will be allowed 30 minutes for presentation and discussion while short papers will be limited to 20 minutes.  Posters should be in A0 format for presentation and A4 format for inclusion in the proceedings.
Submission instructions and review process
The submitted paper must be anonymous, i.e. papers should not include any information that can identify the authors. Authors' names should be removed from the submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc. In addition, all identifying information in file properties should be removed.
Submission instructions will be available shortly.
Each paper will be anonymously reviewed by at least three reviewers.  The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution, relevance to the conference, technical/scientific merit, and presentation and clarity.

Submissions: Special Interest/ Case Study Sessions for Practitioners and Industry
ETSA 2016 invites practitioners from any related discipline (Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Speech Therapy, Ophthalmology etc.) to present case study based sessions on their use of eye tracking with patients/clients. These need not represent formal research, and should be submitted in the format of a short paper under the Special Interest category. Submissions should describe the case study and the findings which will be presented.
Additionally, industry is invited to submit in this category for consideration of non-academic workshops or demonstrations. These submissions should be in the form of a proposal for the envisaged workshop, detailing the contents of the workshop or demonstration and how it will be presented.

Submission deadlines
3 July 2016: Submission of papers, posters and case studies
10 August 2016: Notification of acceptance
19 August 2016: Submission of camera ready papers

Registration dates
1 August 2016: Registration opens
2 September 2016: Early bird registration ends
18 September 2016: Late registration closes

CONFERENCE DATE:     5-7 October 2016

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Tanya Beelders
Senior Lecturer: Computer Science and Informatics
Senior Lektor: Rekenaarwetenskap en Informatika
Faculty / Fakulteit: Natural and Agricultural Sciences / Natuur- en Landbouwetenskappe
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