Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ETRA 2k10 Program Announced!

The awaited program for this years Eye Tracking Research and Applications symposium held in Austin, Texas, 22nd-24th March has been announced. The biennial get-together for leading research on eye movement research targeting computer scientists, engineers and behavioral researchers, is organized in conjunction with the European Communication By Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) association. Which emphasizes a certain focus on gaze-based interaction for individuals with physical motor control disabilities. This years keynote will be given by Scott MacKenzie, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at York University, Canada.

The long papers section contains 18 entries reflecting the various areas of eye gaze research, from eye tracking, data analysis, visualization, cognitive studies, and interaction & control. In addition, the long list of short papers and a full poster section will ensure a worthwhile event for anyone interested in eye movement related research.

Update: Official detailed program now available.
Update: The papers are now available online.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

Eye tracking & technical achievements

Full papers:
  • Homography Normalization for Robust Gaze Estimation in Uncalibrated Setups
    Dan Witzner Hansen, Javier San Agustin, and Arantxa Villanueva.
    Full paper.

  • Head-Mounted Eye-Tracking of Infants’ Natural Interactions: A New Method
    John Franchak, Kari Kretch, Kasey Soska, Jason Babcock, and Karen Adolph. Full paper.

  • User-Calibration-Free Remote Gaze Estimation System
    Dmitri Model and Moshe Eizenman. Full paper.
Short papers:
  • The Pupillometric Precision of a Remote Video Eye Tracker
    Jeff Klingner. Short paper.

  • Biometric Identification via an Oculomotor Plant Mathematical Model
    Oleg Komogortsev, Sampath Jayarathna, Cecilia Aragon, and Mechehoul Mahmoud. Short paper.

  • SemantiCode: Using Content Similarity and Database-driven Matching to Code Wearable Eyetracker Gaze Data
    Daniel Pontillo, Thomas Kinsman, and Jeff Pelz
    . Short paper.

  • Gaze Estimation Method based on an Aspherical Model of the Cornea: Surface of Revolution about the Optical Axis of the Eye
    Takashi Nagamatsu, Yukina Iwamoto, Junzo Kamahara, Naoki Tanaka, and Michiya Yamamoto. Short paper.

  • User-calibration-free Gaze Tracking with Estimation of the Horizontal Angles between the Visual and the Optical Axes of Both Eyes
    Takashi Nagamatsu, Ryuichi Sugano, Yukina Iwamoto, Junzo Kamahara, and Naoki Tanaka. Short paper.


  • Evaluation of a Low-Cost Open-Source Gaze Tracker
    John Hansen, Dan Witzner Hansen, Emilie Møllenbach, Martin Tall, Javier San Agustin, Maria Barrett, and Henrik Skovsgaard. Poster.

  • Measuring Vergence Over Stereoscopic Video with a Remote Eye Tracker
    Brian Daugherty, Andrew Duchowski, Donald House, and Celambarasan Ramasamy. Poster.

  • Learning Relevant Eye Movement Feature Spaces Across Users.
    Zakria Hussain, Kitsuchart Pasupa, and John Shawe-Taylor
    . Poster.

  • Interactive Interface for Remote Administration of Clinical Tests Based on Eye Tracking
    Alberto Faro, Daniela Giordano, Concetto Spampinato, Davide De Tommaso, and Simona Ullo. Poster.

  • Robust Optical Eye Detection During Head Movement
    Jeffrey Mulligan and Kevin Gabayan. Poster.

  • Estimating 3D Point-of-regard and Visualizing Gaze Trajectories under Natural Head Movements
    Kentaro Takemura, Yuji Kohashi, Tsuyoshi Suenaga, Jun Takamatsu, and Tsukasa Ogasawara. Poster.

  • Eye Tracking with the Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope
    Scott Stevenson, Austin Roorda, and Girish Kumar. Poster.

  • A Depth Compensation Method for Cross-Ratio Based Eye Tracking
    Flavio L. Coutinho and Carlos H. Morimoto. Poster.

  • Pupil Center Detection in Low Resolution Images
    Detlev Droege and Dietrich Paulus. Poster.

  • Development of Eye-Tracking Pen Display Based on Stereo Bright Pupil Technique
    Michiya Yamamoto, Takashi Nagamatsu, and Tomio Watanabe. Poster.

  • The Use of Eye Tracking for PC Energy Management
    Vasily Moshnyaga

  • Listing's and Donders' Laws and the Estimation of the Point-of-Gaze
    Elias Guestrin and Moshe Eizenman

Data processing & eye movement detection

Full papers:
  • A Vector-Based, Multi-Dimensional Scanpath Similiarty Measure
    Halszka Jarodzka, Kenneth Holmqvist, and Marcus Nyström.
    Full paper.

  • Match-Moving for Area-Based Analysis of Eye Movements in Natural Tasks
    Andrew Duchowski, Wayne Ryan, Ellen Vincent, and Dina Battisto. Full paper.

  • Fixation-Aligned Pupillary Response Averaging
    Jeff Klingner. Full paper.


  • Qualitative and Quantitative Scoring and Evaluation of the Eye Movement Classification Algorithms.
    Oleg Komogortsev, Sampath Jayarathna, Do Hyong Koh, and Sandeep Munikrishne Gowda
    . Poster.

  • Group-Wise Similarity and Classification of Aggregate Scanpaths
    Thomas Grindinger, Andrew Duchowski, and Michael Sawyer. Poster.


Full papers:
  • Visual Scanpath Representation
    Joseph Goldberg and Jonathan Helfman. Full paper.

  • Scanpath Comparison Revisited
    Andrew Duchowski, Jason Driver, Sheriff Jolaoso, Beverly Ramey, Ami Robbins, and William Tan. Full paper.

  • Scanpath Clustering and Aggregation
    Joseph Goldberg and Jonathan Helfman. Full paper.

  • Space-Variant Spatio-Temporal Filtering of Video for Gaze Visualization and Perceptual Learning
    Michael Dorr, Halszka Jarodzka, and Erhardt Barth.
    Full paper.


  • Adapted Gaze Visualizations for Three-dimensional Virtual Environments
    Sophie Stellmach, Lennart Nacke, and Raimund Dachselt. Poster.

  • Visual Span and Other Parameters for the Generation of Heatmaps
    Pieter Blignaut. Poster.

Cognitive studies & HCI

Full papers:
  • Interpretation of Geometric Shapes - An Eye Movement Study
    Miquel Prats, Iestyn Jowers, Nieves Pedreira, Steve Garner, and Alison McKay. Full paper.

  • Understanding the Benefits of Gaze Enhanced Visual Search
    Pernilla Qvarfordt, Jacob Biehl, Gene Golovchinksy, and Tony Dunnigan. Full paper.

  • Image Ranking with Implicit Feedback from Eye Movements
    David Hardoon and Kitsuchart Pasupa. Full paper.

  • How the Interface Design Influences Users’ Spontaneous Trustworthiness Evaluations of Web Search Results: Comparing a List and a Grid Interface
    Yvonne Kammerer and Peter Gerjets. Full paper.

    Short papers:

  • Have You Seen Any of These Men? Looking at Whether Eyewitnesses Use Scanpaths to Recognize Suspects in Photo Lineups
    Sheree Josephson and Michael Holmes. Short paper.

  • Contingency Evaluation of Gaze-Contingent Displays for Real-Time Visual Field Simulations
    Margarita Vinnikov and Robert Allison. Short paper.

  • Estimation of Viewer's Response for Contextual Understanding of Tasks of Using Features of Eye-movements
    Minoru Nakayama and Yuko Hayashi. Short paper.
  • Gaze-based Web Search: The Impact of Interface Design on Search Result Selection
    Yvonne Kammerer and Wolfgang Beinhauer. Poster

  • Visual Search in the (Un)Real World: How Head-Mounted Displays Affect Eye Movements, Head Movements and Target Detection
    Tobit Kollenberg, Alexander Neumann, Dorothe Schneider, Tessa-Karina Tews, Thomas Hermann, Helge Ritter, Angelika Dierker, and Hendrik Koesling. Poster.

  • Quantification of Aesthetic Viewing Using Eye-Tracking Technology: The Influence of Previous Training in Apparel Design
    Juyeon Park, Marilyn DeLong, and Emily Woods. Poster.

  • Visual Attention for Implicit Relevance Feedback in a Content Based Image Retrieval
    Concetto Spampinato, Alberto Faro, Daniela Giordano, and Carmelo Pino. Poster.

  • Eye and Pointer Coordination in Search and Selection Tasks
    Hans-Joachim Bieg, Lewis Chuang, Roland Fleming, Harald Reiterer, and Heinrich Bülthoff. Poster.

  • Natural Scene Statistics at Stereo Fixations
    Yang Liu, Lawrence Cormack, and Alan Bovik. Poster.

  • Measuring Situation Awareness of Surgeons in Laparoscopic Training
    Geoffrey Tien, Bin Zheng, Stella Atkins, and Colin Swindells

  • Saliency-Based Decision Support
    Roxanne Canosa. Poster.

  • Inferring Object Relevance from Gaze in Dynamic Scenes
    Melih Kandemir, Veli-Matti Saarinen, and Samuel Kaski. Poster.

  • Using Eye Tracking to Investigate Important Cues for Representative Creature Motion
    Meredith McLendon, Ann McNamara, Tim McLaughlin, and Ravindra Dwivedi

  • Estimating Cognitive Load Using Remote Eye Tracking in a Driving Simulator
    Oskar Palinko, Andrew Kun, Alexander Shyrokov, and Peter Heeman

Computer and machine control

Full papers:
  • Alternatives to Single Character Entry and Dwell Time Selection on Eye Typing
    Mario Urbina and Anke Huckauf.
    Full paper.

  • Designing Gaze Gestures for Gaming: an Investigation of Performance
    Howell Istance, Aulikki Hyrskykari, Lauri Immonen, Santtu Mansikkamaa, and Stephen Vickers. Full paper.

  • ceCursor, a Contextual Eye Cursor for General Pointing in Windows Environments
    Marco Porta, Alice Ravarelli, and Giovanni Spagnoli. Full paper.

  • BlinkWrite2: An Improved Text Entry Method Using Eye Blinks
    Behrooz Ashtiani and Scott MacKenzie
    . Full paper.

    Short papers:

  • Eye Movement as an Interaction Mechanism for Relevance Feedback in a Content-Based Image Retrieval System
    Yun Zhang, Hong FU, Zhen Liang, Zheru Chi, and Dagand Feng. Short paper.

  • Gaze Scribing in Physics Problem Solving
    David Rosengrant. Short paper.

  • Content-based Image Retrieval Using a Combination of Visual Features and Eye Tracking Data
    Zhen Liang, Hong FU, Yun Zhang, Zheru Chi, and Dagan Feng. Short paper.

  • Context Switching for Fast Key Selection in Text Entry Applications
    Carlos H. Morimoto and Arnon Amir. Short paper.


  • Small-Target Selection with Gaze Alone
    Henrik Skovsgaard, Julio Mateo, John Flach, and John Paulin Hansen. Poster
  • What You See is Where You Go: Testing a Gaze-Driven Power Wheelchair for Individuals with Severe Multiple Disabilities
    Erik Wästlund, Kay Sponseller, and Ola Pettersson. Poster.

  • Single Gaze Gestures
    Emilie Møllenbach, Alastair Gale, Martin Lillholm, and John Paulin Hansen. Poster.

  • Using Vision and Voice to Create a Multimodal Interface for Microsoft Word 2007
    Tanya Beelders and Pieter Blignaut. Poster.

  • Towards Task-Independent Person Authentication Using Eye Movement Signals
    Tomi Kinnunen, Filip Sedlak, and Roman Bednarik

  • An Open Source Eye-gaze Interface: Expanding the Adoption of Eye-Gaze in Everyday Applications
    Craig Hennessey and Andrew Duchowski. Poster.

  • Pies with EYEs: The Limits of Hierarchical Pie Menus in Gaze Control
    Mario Urbina, Maike Lorenz, and Anke Huckauf. Poster.
  • Low-Latency Combined Eye and Head Tracking System for Teleoperating a Robotic Head in Real-Time
    Stefan Kohlbecher, Klaus Bartl, Stanislavs Bardins, and Erich Schneider. Poster.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Mobile Dias Eye Tracker

Remember the Dias Eyetracker that I wrote about last May? Today Diako Mardanbeigi, from Tehran in Iran, presents a new version of the Dias eye tracker that is low-cost, wireless and fully mobile. I'll let the video demonstration below speak for itself. Rumor has it that Dias has been in contact with the ITU GazeGroup for a potential continuation of his research. Time will tell.

"This is a low cost mobile eye tracker with a wireless and Light weight head mounted hardware. This system gathers eye movements and estimates the point of gaze during the performance of daily tasks. It can let you to assess the visual behavior of the person online and in real-time when he is doing a specific task. A mobile eye tracker has a wide variety of applications in several fields such as human factors, market research, consumer shopping behavior, sports, driving, reading, safety & training. "