Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ETRA 2012 - Call for papers

"The Seventh ACM Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications (ETRA 2012) will be held in Santa Barbara, California on March 28th-30th, 2012. The ETRA conference series focuses on all aspects of eye movement research and applications across a wide range of disciplines.  The symposium presents research that advances the state-of-the-art in these areas, leading to new capabilities in gaze tracking systems, gaze aware applications, gaze based interaction, eye movement data analysis, etc. For ETRA 2012, we invite papers in all areas of eye tracking research and applications."

     Mobile devices are becoming more powerful every day. Embedding eye tracking and gaze-based applications in mobile devices raises new challenges and opportunities to many aspects of eye tracking research. ETRA 2012 invites papers tackling the challenges, or exploring new research opportunities of mobile eye tracking.

Eye Tracking Technology
    Advances in eye tracking hardware, software and algorithms such as: 2D and 3D eye tracking systems, calibration, low cost eye tracking, natural light eye tracking, predictive models, etc.

Eye Tracking Data Analysis
    Methods, procedures and analysis tools for processing raw gaze data as well as fixations and gaze patterns. Example topics are: scan path analysis, fixation detection algorithms, and visualization techniques of gaze data.

Visual Attention and Eye Movement Control
       Applied and experimental studies investigating visual attention and eye movements to gain insight in eye movement control, cognition and attention, or for design evaluation of visual stimuli. Examples are: usability and web studies using eye tracking, and eye movement behavior in everyday activities such as driving and reading.

Eye Tracking Applications
    Eye tracking as a human-computer input method, either as a replacement to traditional input methods or as a complement. Examples are: assistive technologies, gaze enhanced interaction and interfaces, multimodal interaction, gaze in augmented and mixed reality systems, and gaze-contingent displays.

Authors are invited to submit original work in the formats of Full paper (8 pages) and Short paper (4 pages). The papers will undergo a rigorous review process assessing the originality and quality of the work as well as the relevance for eye tracking research and applications.  Papers presented at ETRA 2012 will be available in the ACM digital library.  Submission formats and instructions are available at the conference web site.
  Oct. 07th, 2011 Full Paper abstracts submission due
  Oct. 14th, 2011 Full Papers submission due 
  Nov. 21st, 2011  Full Papers acceptance notification 
  Dec. 07th, 2011 Short Papers submission due
  Jan. 16th, 2012 Short Papers acceptance notification
  Jan. 23rd, 2012 Camera ready papers due
ETRA 2012 will be held at the gorgeous Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, California, a 24-acre, mission-style resort hotel facing the Pacific Ocean, located on one of Southern California’s most beautiful coastlines.

ETRA 2012 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH). 

 Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto - University of São Paulo, Brazil
 Howell Istance - De Montfort University, UK

Jeffrey B. Mulligan - NASA, USA
Pernilla Qvarfordt - FX Palo Alto, USA

       Andrew Duchowski, Clemson University, USA
       Päivi Majaranta, University of Tampere, Finland
       Joe Goldberg, Oracle, USA
       Shu-Chieh Wu, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
       Qiang Ji, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
       Jeff Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
       Moshe Eizenman, University of Toronto, USA

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Job opening at Duke University: Software developer with research focus

Under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Radiology at Duke University and an international research group, the Software Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining a research platform used to study visual perception. This research project utilizes eye trackers to capture gaze paths as the Radiologists search through medical image data sets. Your role involves rapid software development; as such you should be comfortable with swiftly assembling software on short iterations without formal requirements.

Tasks and Activities:

  • Rapid software development to support research activities without formal requirements.
  • Analyze design and architectural issues, and adjust existing system design and procedures to solve problems in a dynamic environment.
  • Solving a wide range of problems ranging from user interface design to more complex architectural design without supervision.
  • Readily accept responsibility and demonstrate ability to work independently.
  • Responsible for designing, developing, implementing, testing and maintaining software.
  • Regularly communicate project progress, issues, and risks to project manager.
  • Organizing datacollection with human subjects using eye tracking devices and the developed software platform.

  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in the development, implementation and maintenance of an information system.
  • Aptitude to learn and understand change in software development process, procedures and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with scientific methodology, academic writing and basic statistical analysis.
  • 5+ years of software development experience in object-orient programming technologies.
  • 2+ years of experience with Microsoft .Net C# and Windows Presentation Foundation.
  • Detailed technical knowledge and experience in use of data structures and network programming using TCP/IP and UDP.
  • Experience with eye track systems or other forms of video-based tracking systems.
  • Experience from software engineering in a research setting.
  • Experience with the DICOM Medical Image format and visualization.
  • Experience designing or implementing algorithms for data analysis and image processing.
MS+ in Computer Science or equivalent

Please visit this page to apply for the opening.