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"Krzysztof Z. Gajos" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:36:24 -0400
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	The ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS) would like to announce a call for submissions for an upcoming special issue on New Directions in Eye Gaze for Interactive Intelligent Systems.  More information can be found below or at  Please share as appropriate.


		Anthony Jameson & Krzysztof Gajos
		Editors-in-chief, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems

Deadline: December 8, 2014
Aims and Scope
Eye gaze has been used broadly in interactive intelligent systems: as an input method with which a user can control an interactive system; as a cue for estimating a humanís internal states; as a communication signal that a robot or virtual agent can use when communicating to humans; .... The research area has grown in recent years to cover emerging topics that go beyond the traditional focus on interaction between a single user and an interactive system. For example, some systems analyze eye gaze in communication among two or more humans and in multiparty communication including a computer; others use eye gaze to understand the behavior of a person in a complex real-world environment such as a car. In some of these situations, eye gaze may need to be interpreted in conjunction with other behaviors. This research is providing a foundation for an increasing variety of applications that make use of eye gaze, such as systems for remote communication, driversí assistants, and assistive robots. Basic research on computational techniques related to eye gaze is also necessary as the basis of such applications. This special issue aims to publish the best current work in this area, with special emphasis on emerging and novel ways of interpreting and using eye gaze in intelligent interactive systems.
The dimensions listed below indicate the range of work that is relevant to the special issue. Each submission should also fit into the general scope of ACM TiiS as described on the journal website. In case of doubt about the relevance of your topic, please contact the special issue associate editors.
Topic Dimensions
Functions of Eye Gaze
Use as an ďinput deviceĒ for controlling a system
Part of natural communicative behaviors
Natural reflection of internal states
Part of perception of the environment (e.g., by a robot)
Consideration of Related Behaviors
Focus only on eye gaze
Focus on eye gaze in conjunction with other communication modalities
Focus on eye gaze in conjunction with noncommunicative behaviors (e.g., driving)
Computational Techniques Associated With Eye Gaze
Methods for recognizing and classifying eye gaze
Methods for generating eye gaze in virtual characters and robots
Methods for analyzing eye gaze data off-line
Purposes of Interpreting Human Eye Gaze
To understand humansí actions and communication behavior
To interpret a humanís communicative behaviors (e.g., floor management, grounding, and engagement)
To assess a humanís internal states (intentions, attitude, interest, emotion, and cognitive state)
To evaluate a system (or other artifact) that a user is interacting with
Where human-human interaction is (also) involved:
To analyze interaction between a computer and multiple humans
To support analysis of face-to-face dialogs and group discussions
Types of Interactive Intelligent System that Make Use of Eye Gaze
Virtual e-commerce agents
Assistive robots
Driversí assistants that provide guidance based on analysis of eye gaze
Guide robots (e.g., in museums)
Systems that interact simultaneously with multiple humans
Systems supporting human-human communication at a distance
Systems supporting users unable to use traditional input devices
Special Issue Associate Editors
Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University, Japan 
(contact: y[dot]nakano[at]st[dot]seikei[dot]ac[dot]jp)
Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Kristiina Jokinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hung-Hsuan Huang, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
By December 8th, 2014: Submission of manuscripts
By March 22nd, 2015: Notification about decisions on initial submissions
By June 20th, 2015: Submission of revised manuscripts
By August 19th, 2015: Notification about decisions on revised manuscripts
By September 18th, 2015: Submission of manuscripts with final minor changes
By October, 2015: Announcement of accepted articles on the TiiS website
December, 2015: Publication of accepted articles in the ACM Digital Library
Except for the initial submission deadline and the month of publication, these dates are indicative rather than definitive. Some submissions will be processed more quickly, while others may require more reviewing and revision. Each accepted article will be announced on the TiiS website shortly after its acceptance and published in the ACM Digital Library within 2-3 months, even if other articles for the special issue are not yet ready for publication.

Krzysztof Gajos, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Maxwell Dworkin Laboratory, Rm 251
33 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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