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Andrew Duchowski <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:22:54 -0400
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Would you mind posting the following CFP for ETRA 2004?

Thank you!
Andrew Duchowski
Roel Vertegaal
John Senders
ACM ETRA 2004 Co-Chairs
          Eye Tracking Research & Applications
                    Symposium 2004
         22-24 March 2004, San Antonio, TX, USA
                 Call for Participation

                     Sponsored by
             ACM SIGCHI and ACM SIGGRAPH


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

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
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Roel Vertegaal
Dept. of Computer Science
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6
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John W. Senders
Dept. of Mech. & Indust. Eng.
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Canada M6R 2X5
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Antti Aaltonen (Nokia Research Center, Finland)
Wendy Ark (IBM Almaden, USA)
Mike Byrne (Rice University, TX, USA)
Martha Crosby (University of Hawaii, HI, USA)
Mike Daily (HRL Laboratories, USA)
Myron Flickner (IBM Almaden, USA)
James Gips (Boston College, MA, USA)
Joe Goldberg (Oracle, USA)
Brooke Hallowell (Ohio University, OH, USA)
Tom Hutchinson (University of Virginia, VA, USA)
Aulikki Hyrskykari (University of Tampere, Finland)
Poika Isokoski (University of Tampere, Finland)
Robert Jacob (Tufts University, MA, USA)
Keith Karn (Xerox, NY, USA)
David Luebke (University of Virginia, VA, USA)
Sohel Merchant (University of Iowa, USA)
Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
N. Hari Narayanan (Auburn University, AL, USA)
Wilfried Osberger (Tektronix, USA)
Carol O'Sullivan (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Timo Partala (University of Tempere, Finland)
Stefano Ramat (Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA)
Carlo Robino (University of Pavia, Italy)
Waldemar Rojna (Consultant, Poznan, Poland)
Tom Schnell (University of Iowa, IA, USA)
Charles Scialfa (University of Calgary, Canada)
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

Andrew T. Duchowski, Assoc.Prof.  451 Edwards Hall (area code: 864)
Computer Science Dept., MS-0974   tel:656.7677 fax:656.0145 cel:888.6164
Clemson University                mailto:[log in to unmask]
Clemson, SC 29634-0974