You have an interesting eye tracking research prototype to show? You would like to join the ET4S workshop, but have missed the deadline for regular papers? You have a regular paper accepted and would like to take the opportunity to gain even more visibility and get direct feedback for your system?
We’ll have a dedicated demo session at the ET4S workshop in January 2018 in Zurich. We hope you consider submitting a short abstract (1 page) with a demo proposal (before November, 8).
ET4S website: http://spatialeyetracking.org/et4s-2018/
Predicting user states from gaze and other multimodal data
Abstract: In this talk I will present research conducted by our team at UEF related to user state recognition during problem solving and other interactive contexts. We adapt and apply machine learning techniques to model behavioral and mental states, including action prediction and problem-solving state prediction.
Our panorama wall installation enabled visitors to query information about lakes, mountains, and villages just by looking at them. Many visitors found the hidden treasure in the panorama and were rewarded with a piece of Swiss chocolate.
Visitors of all ages tried out and learned more about gaze-based interaction and mobile eye tracking technology. We are happy that so many people were interested and eager to discuss our research and potential applications to tourist guides of the future.
We’re excited to present the LAMETTA project at Scientifica, the science fair of ETH Zurich and University of Zurich. Come and try out an interactive mobile eye tracking system! Explore a mountain panorama and interact with it only by using your gaze (details in German)!
You can find us Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September at University of Zurich main building (West Foyer).
Check out our Scientifica video!
We’re glad to announce the 3rd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research (ET4S), which will take place January 14, 2018 in Zurich.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different areas who have a common interest in using eye tracking for research questions related to spatial information. This is the 3rd edition of the workshop, after two successful ET4S workshops in Scarborough (2013) and Vienna (2014). This time the workshop will be co-located with the 14th International Conference on Location Based Services (LBS 2018).
The workshop will be opened with an invited talk given by Roman Bednarik, an adjunct professor at the School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland.
The Call for Papers is now available (Paper submission deadline: September 27, 2017).
ET4S 2018 is supported by Ergoneers.
On the 28th of November Martin Raubal, Peter Kiefer and David Rudi from the GeoGazeLab co-hosted a project presentation of the “Awareness in Aviation” project in collaboration with SWISS International Air Lines Ltd.
During that event the project and its goals was first presented to a wider audience consisting of guests from SWISS International Air Lines Ltd., Swiss Aviation Training, the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (BAZL) and journalists from different news journals. One of the journals was the “My SWISS” magazine, which recently published an article of the event.
The past years have seen a growing interest in augmenting human cognition – attention, engagement, memory, learning, etc – through ubiquitous technologies. With the ongoing research and development of near-constant capture devices, unlimited storage, and algorithms for processing and retrieving captured recordings, the resulting personal “lifelogs” have opened the door to a vast range of applications. In the third rendition of this workshop series, we focus on technologies and applications of capturing and integrating personal experiences into everyday use cases. With the question What constitutes a modern lifelog?, we would like to invite researchers, designers, and practitioners to envision and exchange ideas on how ubiquitous technologies and applications can help enhance human cognition in everyday life. For example, search requests may no longer purely retrieve information from online archives, but take into account personal experiences. In this one-day workshop, we would like to formulate visions and concrete application scenarios for making use of ubiquitous technologies in order to push personal data to an application layer where it is used to support and augment human cognition and the human mind.
Keynote by Dr. Lewis Chuang
Organizers: Andreas Dengel , Tilman Dingler , Ioannis Giannopoulos, Cathal Gurrin, Koichi Kise, Kai Kunze, Evangelos Niforatos
We are going to host the next meeting of the Eye Tracking Interest Group Zurich (ETIZ). Everyone using, or planning to use eye tracking in their research is cordially welcome!
Date, time: Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 17:00-19:00
Place: ETH Zurich Hönggerberg, HIL G 22
Topic: Measuring Cognitive Load with Eye Tracking
Please sign up in the Doodle to allow us plan the coffee break: http://ethz.doodle.com/poll/6ti5qbqx23wvf53g (before 16 March)
17:00 – 17:05
17:05 – 17:20
Cognitive Load: Introduction
Christoph Hölscher, Chair of Cognitive Science, ETH Zürich
17:20 – 17:45
Cognitive Load and Eye Tracking: Overview on Methods
Andrew Duchowski, School of Computing, Clemson University, S.C., USA
17:45 – 18:15
with possibility to try out a mobile gaze-based interaction system
Vasilis Anagnostopoulos, LAMETTA project, Geoinformation Engineering ETH Zürich
18:15 – 18:45
Discussion: Cognitive Load
18:45 – 18:55
Discussion: Format of ETIZ meeting
Everyone interested in eye tracking research is invited to the following talk:
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andrew Duchowski (Clemson University, SC, USA)
Title: Eye Movement Synthesis
Place: ETH Zurich Science City Hönggerberg, HIL D 53
Date, time: Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 5.00 pm
After the talk you are cordially invited to an apéro in room HIL D 55.2.
Abstract: In this talk I will go over the eye movement simulation project being conducted at Clemson (and partially at ETH Zürich). The goal is to generate gaze data ground truth with which to validate different filtering approaches as well as to produce realistic eye movement animations. The focus of the project is to develop a procedural (stochastic) model of microsaccadic jitter.
Our Winter School on “Eye Tracking – Experimental Design, Implementation, and Analysis” is over. We were able to attract 61 participants, 5 speakers, plus several sponsor representatives.
In one keynote (Anke Huckauf), three lecture parts and three hands-on sessions (I. Scott MacKenzie, Andrew Duchowski, Izabela Krejtz, and Krzysztof Krejtz) participants learned about the whole cycle of performing eye tracking experiments, starting from experimental design, over data collection and processing, to the statistical analysis.
The conference center on Monte Verità (Ascona, Switzerland) offered an at the same time productive and enjoyable atmosphere with high quality food and service.
Thanks to all who have made this possible, especially our speakers and Congresso Stefano Franscini!
The PETMEI 2015 workshop at UbiComp, which Peter Kiefer has co-organized, took place on September, 7 in Osaka (Japan). There were 6 presentations, a keynote by Ali Borji, a demo, and a group work session, all with very active participation and interesting discussions. The workshop ended with a workshop dinner in a restaurant with food from the Okinawa region, and some participants continued to a Japanese Karaoke bar.
All in all, it has been a stimulating, fascinating and enjoyable event. Thanks to all participants, co-organizers, and sponsors!
The registration for our ETH Zurich Winter School on Eye Tracking – Experimental Design, Implementation, and Analysis is now open. Please also check out opportunities for funding through travel grants!
More information as PDF.
We are co-organizing an ETH Winter School on “Eye Tracking – Experimental Design, Implementation, and Analysis” which is going to take place in Monte Verità (Ticino), Switzerland, from 17 to 22 January 2016.
The Winter School targets at PhD students and early PostDocs (coming from any research field) who are using, or planning to use, eye tracking in their research. Internationally recognized experts will provide lectures and hands-on sessions on eye tracking methodology, experimental design, and analysis.
We are co-organizing a workshop at the UbiComp conference: the workshop on “Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction“ (PETMEI 2015). The workshop is concerned with eye tracking and gaze-based interaction in mobile and everyday (“ubiquitous”) situations, such as in pedestrian navigation.