ETRA 2010: Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium 2010

Call for Papers

Eye Tracking Research & Applications Symposium ETRA 2010

22nd - 24th March 2010, Austin, TX, USA

Call for Participation

Sponsored by
ACM: Association for Computing Machinery ACM SIGGRAPH ACM SIGCHI


ETRA 2010 will be the sixth biennial symposium in a series that focuses on all aspects of eye movement research across a wide range of disciplines. The goal of ETRA is to bring together computer scientists, engineers and behavioral scientists in support of a common vision of enhancing eye tracking research and applications. This year ETRA is being organized in conjunction with the European Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) research network that specializes in gaze-based interaction for the benefit of people with physical disabilities.

Symposium Themes

Advances in Eye Tracking Technology

Eye tracking systems, software, algorithms, eye movement analysis techniques and predictive models.

Visual Attention and Eye Movement Control

Studies of eye movements in response to natural stimuli, during driving, while web surfing, and the use of eye movement data for usability studies.

Eye Tracking Applications

Gaze-contingent displays, attentive user interfaces, human computer interfaces, assistive technologies, security systems, multimodal interfaces, ubiquitous computing, augmented and mixed reality systems.

Eye Tracking Data Analysis

Various techniques that perform automatic processing, analysis and interpretation of the raw eye tracking data to remove noise, artifacts, and to extract useful information.

Special Theme: Eye Tracking and Accessibility

Eye tracking has proved to be an effective tool to facilitate the accessibility of computers when the use of keyboards and mice is hindered by the task (such as driving) or by physical disabilities. We invite submissions that explore new methodological strategies, applications, and results that enhance current means of using eye-tracking with computers such as in environment and personal mobility control, attentive interfaces, gaming using gaze as input, and so on.


Two categories of submissions are being sought: Full Papers and Short Papers.

Full papers must be submitted electronically through the ETRA submission website and conform to the ACM SIGGRAPH proceedings category 2 format. Full paper submissions have a maximum length of eight pages. These should be made in double-blind format, hiding authors' names and affiliations and all references to the authors' previous work. Those wishing to submit a full paper must submit an abstract in advance to facilitate the reviewing process. Accepted papers will be published in the ETRA 2010 proceedings, and authors will give a 20 minute presentation of the paper at the conference.

Short papers may present work that has smaller scope than a full paper or may present late breaking results. These must be submitted electronically through the ETRA submission website and conform to the ACM SIGGRAPH proceedings category 3 format. Short paper submissions have a maximum length of four pages (but can be as short as a one-page abstract). Accepted submissions will be published in the ETRA 2010 proceedings. Authors will present a poster at the conference, and authors of the most highly rated submissions will give a 10- minute presentation of the paper in a Short Papers session.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of an international review panel and members of the program committee. Best Paper Awards will be given to the most highly ranked Full Papers and Short Papers.

Important Dates

Sept. 30th, 2009Full paper abstract submission deadline
Oct. 7th, 2009Full paper submission deadline (extended till Oct. 11th)
Nov. 13th, 2009Full paper acceptance/rejection notice
Dec. 2nd, 2009Short paper abstract submission deadline
Dec. 6th, 2009Short paper submission deadline
Jan. 8th, 2010Short paper acceptance/rejection notice
Jan. 15th, 2010Authors send full/short papers to the ACM proceedings producer:
camera-ready versions of papers in PDF format, and ACM Copyright Form
Deadlines are in Pacific Time


For any questions on the submission, please contact the conference chairs <etra2010 at>

Conference Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:

Carlos Morimoto
hitoshi [at]
Universidade de So Paulo, Brazil
Howell Istance
hoi [at]
De Montfort University, UK

Program Committee:

Program Co-Chairs
Aulikki Hyrskykari
ah [at]
University of Tampere, Finland
Qiang Ji
qji [at]
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Anne Aula
Anne.Aula [at]
Google, Mountain View, CA
Andrew Duchowski
andrewd [at]
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
Moshe Eizenman,
eizenm [at]
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jeffrey Mulligan
jeffrey.b.mulligan [at]
NASA Ames Research Center, CA, USA
Takehiko Ohno,
Ohno.Takehiko [at]
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exhibition Chair

John Paulin Hansen
paulin [at]
IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Local Arrangements Chair

Oleg Komogortsev
ok11 [at]
Texas State University, TX, USA


Pivi Majaranta
curly [at]
University of Tampere, Finland

ETRA 2010 is co-organized with COGAIN
COGAIN: Communication by Gaze Interaction

Help us distribute the Call for Papers, ETRA2010CFP.pdf PDF

Instructions for Authors

Full papers

In order to submit a paper, it is necessary to submit an abstract first by the deadline of September 30th 2009, unless the complete paper is submitted before this date. The abstract should consist of the title, authors and a maximum of 1000 characters and should be posted into the conference management system. No new submissions will be accepted after September 30th 2009. The deadline for full papers corresponding to abstracts is October 7th 2009 (extended till October 11th). The text of the abstract, including the title, can be modified in the final submission, as long as the topic of the paper stays the same. The purpose of advance submission of the abstract is to enable the program committee to prepare the reviewing process

Papers should be sent as pdf-documents, and should not exceed the limit of 8 pages. They should be prepared following the instructions found at
To prepare the content of the pdf-file, SIGGRAPH encourages authors to use LaTeX, but for the authors nor familiar with LaTeX a Word template is also provided.

A LaTeX class can be downloaded at:
instructions for LyX users can be found at
and a template for Word users at
Word template

The papers should be blinded for peer review.

Online submission: Closed

Short papers

Short papers should be sent as pdf-documents and should not exceed the limit of 4 pages, otherwise they should be prepared following the same instructions than full papers.

All accepted short papers will be published in the conference proceedings, provided that at least one author attends the conference. All short papers should be presented as posters, and the best will be selected for presentation in the short paper conference session as well. The posters should be designed to fit onto a 120 cm x 120 cm board, which will accommodate an A0-sized poster.

Short paper submission deadline is on or before December 2nd 2009. Note: if the abstract and the title are in by the deadline, we have extended the time to finalize the submission by four days.

Also the short papers should also be blinded for peer review.

Online submission: ETRA 2010 submission system.

Instructions for Reviewers

Instructions for reviewers have been sent by email.
Reviewers find the papers assigned to them along with the reviewing template in the conference system
ETRA 2010 conference system