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chandan kumar <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:46:22 +0100
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Workshops: 25 May 2021 (tentative)

ETRA: 25-29 May 2021 (tentative)

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with ETRA 2021.
The goal of the workshops is to provide a venue for presenting research on
focused topics of interest and an informal forum to discuss research
questions and challenges evolving around eye tracking research. It is the
perfect opportunity for putting the best minds in the field together to
build new communities, to explore new ideas, and to develop emerging

We invite submissions of proposals for full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3
hours) workshops. Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop




16 December 2020:   Proposals due

22 December 2020:   Notifications sent

15 January 2021:    Workshop page is online and linked




We encourage you to contact the chairs with your ideas. They will support
you in preparing an exciting proposal. We encourage proposals for a wide
range of workshops, including but not limited to:

"Mini-conferences" on specialized topics: such workshops may have their own
paper submission and review processes.

"Practical" and “Panel-based” workshops around a specific problem or topic
that may wish to ask participants to submit a position statement.

"Project centric" workshops that may be closely related to the scope of an
existing large scale (e.g. NSF, EU, etc. funded) project.

"Mini-competitions", like challenges or hackathons, around selected topics
with individual or team participation.

Note that in particular organizers of mini-conference workshops are
encouraged to think about alternative formats, in case they receive less
submissions than expected (e.g., due to the current CoVID-19 situation).
Examples include but are not limited to complementing paper presentations
with a panel discussion, breakout groups, etc.

The organizers of accepted workshops are responsible for producing a call
for participation and publicizing it, such as distributing the call to
relevant newsgroups and electronic mailing lists, and especially to
potential audiences from outside the ETRA conference community. Workshop
and tutorial organizers will maintain their own website with information
about the workshop and the ETRA 2021 web site will refer to this website.
The workshop organizers will coordinate the paper solicitation, collection,
and review process.




This year, ETRA will allow workshop contributions to be published in two
different formats:

Short Paper Proceedings: Papers with up to 4 pages + any number of pages
for references, going through one full review cycle
Adjunct Proceedings: Papers with up to 2 pages, going through a less
competitive review cycle or juried process.

Workshop organizers may choose between both formats and should clearly
indicate their preference in their proposal.




Workshop proposals should be maximum 4 pages long and follow the formatting
instructions and template at

Please include the following information in the proposal:

Name and title: A one-word acronym and a full title.

Description of workshop or tutorial topic: This description should discuss
the relevance of the suggested topic to ETRA and its interest for the ETRA
2021 audience. Include a brief discussion of why and for which audience the
workshop is of particular interest.

Previous history (if applicable): List of previous workshops that were held
on the topic including the conferences that hosted past workshops and the
number of participants.

Organizer(s): Names, affiliations, emails, and web pages of the
organizer(s). Provide a brief description of the background of the
organiser(s). Strong proposals normally include organizers who bring
differing perspectives on the topic and are actively connected to the
communities of potential participants. Please indicate the primary contact
person and the organizers who plan to attend the workshop. Also please
provide a list of other workshops organized by workshop organizers in the

Workshop program committee (optional): Names and affiliation of the members
of the (tentative) workshop program committee that will evaluate the
workshop submissions.

Participants: A statement saying how many participants you expect and how
you plan to invite participants for the workshop or tutorial. If possible,
include the names of people who have expressed interest to participate in
the workshop or tutorial.

Workshop format: A brief description of the format regarding the mix of
events or activities, such as paper presentations, invited talks, panels,
demonstrations, teaching activities, hands-on practical exercises, general
discussion. Please also list here any material you will make available to
participants, e.g. slides, access to hardware/software, handouts, etc.

Planned outcomes of the workshop: What are you hoping to achieve by the end
of the workshop? Please list here any planned publications or other outputs
arising workshops.

Backup plan in cases of low number of submissions: The ongoing pandemic
situation is expected to have a significant impact on paper submissions, as
it has become extremely difficult to conduct proper experiments. Please
describe how you have considered this in your program or how you would
react to a low number of submissions (e.g. by shortening the workshop,
switching to different formats, etc.).

Length: Full-day or half-day.




Workshop proposals should be submitted by the deadline via email to the
workshop organizers: [log in to unmask]




Florian Alt, Bundeswehr University Munich

Thies Pfeiffer, Hochschule Emden/Leer

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