There is a
growing interest in eye tracking as a research method in many
communities, including information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, but
also in human-computer interaction, applied perception, psychology,
cognitive science, security, and
mixed reality. Progress in hardware technology and the reduction of
costs for eye tracking devices have made this analysis technique accessible to a large
population of researchers. Recording the observer's gaze can reveal
how dynamic graphical displays are visually
accessed and which information are processed in real time.
Nonetheless, standardized practices for technical implementations
and data interpretation
remain unresolved. With this Workshop on Eye Tracking and
Visualization (ETVIS), we intend to build a community of eye tracking researchers within the
visualization community, covering information visualization,
scientific visualization, and visual analytics. We also aim to
establish connections to related fields, in particular, in
human-computer interaction, cognitive science, and psychology. This
will promote a robust exchange of established practices and
innovative use scenarios.
After last year's successful workshop co-located with IEEE VIS 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, we decided to have another workshop on this interesting, challenging, and important topic. This year we will again invite you to submit papers with the general topic of combining eye tracking and visualization. This can be visualization or visual analytics techniques for eye tracking data or eye tracking-based user evaluations focusing on visual stimuli. The papers will be reviewed by an international program committee with researchers working in the fields of visualization, eye tracking, human-computer interaction, but also in psychology.