ETVIS 2018 Third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization

June 14-17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland (in conjunction with ACM ETRA 2018)



Important Dates
Abstract Due: Jan 12, 2018
Papers Due: Jan 26, 2018
Feedback: Feb 21, 2018
Rebuttals: Mar 4, 2018
Decision: Mar 26, 2018
Camera Ready: Apr 13, 2018

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 third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS), we intend to follow-up on the highly successful first and second ETVIS Workshops (at IEEE VIS 2015 and 2016) and continue 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.

Scope and Focus

Technological advances in computer vision algorithms and sensor hardware have greatly reduced the implementational and financial costs of eye tracking. Thus, it is unsurprising to witness a significant increase in its use as a research tool in fields beyond the traditional domains of biological vision, psychology, and neuroscience, in particular, in visualization and human-computer interaction research. One of the key challenges lies in the analysis, interaction, and visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets of gaze behavior, which is further complicated by complementary datasets such as semantic labels, user interactions and/or accompanying physiological sensor recordings. Ultimately, the research objective is to allow eye tracking data to be effectively interpreted in terms of the observer’s decision-making and cognitive processes. To achieve this, it is necessary to draw upon our current understanding of gaze-behavior across various and related fields, from vision and cognition to visualization.

The technical and financial aspects of recording of eye movement data are not a big issue anymore—with low-cost eye tracking devices being widely available. We have seen a large increase in research and papers related to eye tracking. However, the analysis, interaction, and visualization of such gaze data—along with additionally attached data from the stimulus or further physiological sensor recordings—becomes a challenging factor in this emerging discipline. Also, from the human-computer interaction and the cognitive science perspective, many aspects have to be focused on integrating the human behavior and the decision-making and thinking processes. All together make eye tracking an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.

Topics

This workshop will cover topics that are related to visualization research (including information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics) and eye tracking. Aspects discussed in this workshop include the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization:

Organizers

Michael Burch Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
michael.burch[at]visus.uni-stuttgart.de
Lewis Chuang Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
lewis.chuang[at]tuebingen.mpg.de
Kuno Kurzhals University of Stuttgart, Germany
kuno.kurzhals[at]visus.uni-stuttgart.de

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit relevant manuscripts for consideration in the

Third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS 2018)

June 14-17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland. For the first time in conjunction with the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA).


Important Dates

Abstract Due (mandatory) January 12, 2018
Papers Due January 26, 2018
Feedback February 21, 2018
Rebuttals March 4, 2018
Preliminary Decision March 26, 2018
Camera Ready April 13, 2018

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA NOTES format (up to 4 pages + 2 pages references).
Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to ETVIS over the ETRA submission system:
https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=etra

Also ensure that the Author Guidelines (https://www.siggraph.org//learn/instructions-authors , for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of the ETRA proceedings.

Scope

Technological advances in computer vision algorithms and sensor hardware have greatly reduced the implementational and financial costs of eye tracking. Thus, it is unsurprising to witness a significant increase in its use as a research tool in fields beyond the traditional domains of biological vision, psychology, and neuroscience, in particular, in visualization and human-computer interaction research. One of the key challenges lies in the analysis, interaction, and visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets of gaze behavior, which is further complicated by complementary datasets such as semantic labels, user interactions and/or accompanying physiological sensor recordings. Ultimately, the research objective is to allow eye tracking data to be effectively interpreted in terms of the observer’s decision-making and cognitive processes. To achieve this, it is necessary to draw upon our current understanding of gaze-behavior across various and related fields, from vision and cognition to visualization.

The technical and financial aspects of recording of eye movement data are not a big issue anymore—with low-cost eye tracking devices being widely available. We have seen a large increase in research and papers related to eye tracking. However, the analysis, interaction, and visualization of such gaze data—along with additionally attached data from the stimulus or further physiological sensor recordings—becomes a challenging factor in this emerging discipline. Also, from the human-computer interaction and the cognitive science perspective, many aspects have to be focused on integrating the human behavior and the decision-making and thinking processes. All together make eye tracking an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.

Topics

This workshop will cover topics that are related to visualization research (including information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics) and eye tracking. Aspects discussed in this workshop include the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization:

Organizers

Michael Burch Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Lewis Chuang Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Kuno Kurzhals University of Stuttgart, Germany

Program

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Important Dates

Abstract Due January 12, 2018
Papers Due January 26, 2018
Feedback February 21, 2018
Rebuttals March 4, 2018
Preliminary Decision March 26, 2018
Camera Ready April 13, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA NOTES format (up to 4 pages + 2 pages references).
Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to ETVIS over the ETRA submission system:
https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=etra

Also ensure that the Author Guidelines (https://www.siggraph.org//learn/instructions-authors , for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission.

All accepted papers will be published as part of the ETRA proceedings.

Information for Attendees

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Contact

If you have any questions, would like to give feedback, are interested to help and support us with our workshop please email to Kuno Kurzhals, VISUS, University of Stuttgart:

kuno.kurzhals[at]visus.uni-stuttgart.de