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2nd Eyes4ICU Winter School

The second Winter School of the MSCA Doctoral Network Eyes4ICU at SWPS in Warsaw has concluded. It has been an inspiring and invigorating week, filled with discussions on eye-tracking research, for Lin Che, Yiwei Wang, and Peter Kiefer.

The Winter School featured a diverse range of courses covering topics such as eye-tracking, computational modeling, and transferable skills. Additionally, doctoral candidates had Advisory Board Meetings with their supervisors, co-advisors, and associated partners from companies to discuss their research topics. All doctoral candidates delivered excellent poster presentations showcasing their research progress, and also successfully completed the eye-tracking “Marie Sklodowska Curie Steps” challenge task!

We extend our gratitude to the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI for financing our participation in the MSCA Doctoral Network Eyes4ICU.



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ETIZ Revival Meet-Up

After a hiatus of five years, we were happy to co-organize the Eye Tracking Interest Group Zurich (ETIZ) revival meet-up. Together with Prof. Dr. Christoph Hölscher (Chair of Cognitive Sciences, ETH Zurich), and Prof. Dr. Mirko Meboldt (Product Development Group, ETH Zurich), the meet-up took place on Tuesday 19 March.

Besides two presentations, one by Prof. Meboldt and one held by our group (Eyes4ICU, https://www.eyes4icu.eu/), we discussed on the future directions of ETIZ, tried new hardware, and had time to socialize at an apéro.

All in all, over 20 academics from three different universities joined the evening. We look forward to a follow-up event soon.

Yiwei Wang presenting his research at the ETIZ meetup, where he showcased his part of the Eyes4ICU project.


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We have joined the Design++ initiative. We’re looking forward to an interesting and fruitful interdisciplinary exchange with other members of Design++.

We’ll be using the Design++ infrastructure in the scope of the MSCA Doctoral Network Eyes4ICU. Controlled eye tracking experiments will be performed in the immersive Audiovisual Room of the Large-scale Virtualization and Modeling Lab.


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Eyes4ICU at LBS 2023

In the scope of the MSCA Doctoral Network Eyes4ICU, our doctoral students Lin Che and Yiwei Wang are investigating novel ways of using eye tracking for the improvement of location-based services. They presented and discussed their research at the 18th Conference on Location Based Services in Ghent, Belgium, last week.

Congrats, Lin, for receiving the best short paper award!

Work-in-progress papers (DOI assignment pending):

  • Che, L., Raubal, M., and Kiefer, P. (2023) Towards Personalized Pedestrian Route Recommendation Based on Implicit Visual Preference. In: Huang, H., Van de Weghe, N., and Gartner, G. (editors), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Location Based Services, Ghent, Belgium (to appear) [PDF]
  • Wang, Y., Raubal, M., and Kiefer, P. (2023) Towards gaze-supported emotion-enhanced travel experience logging. In: Huang, H., Van de Weghe, N., and Gartner, G. (editors), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Location Based Services, Ghent, Belgium (to appear) [PDF]



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Eyes4ICU Video

A video introducing the Eyes4ICU project (an MSCA Doctoral Network) is now available on YouTube:


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1st Eyes4ICU Winter School

What a great first event of the Eyes4ICU MSCA doctoral network! During a 1-week Winter School on Reisensburg Castle (close to Ulm, Germany), Peter, Lin and Yiwei met the other consortium members and the advisory board of Eyes4ICU.

The Winter School consisted of courses on eye tracking, computational modeling, and transferable skills. We kicked off the doctoral candidate projects by meeting the co-supervisors and partners and, certainly, this was a great opportunity for social networking.

A perfect start for Lin and Yiwei, who have just started on the project this month!

Our participation in this MSCA doctoral network is funded by the State Secretariate for Education, Research and Innovation. We’re grateful to have Esri as a partner for our doctoral candidate projects.



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Welcome, Lin Che and Yiwei Wang!

We’re happy that two new doctoral students have joined our team, Lin Che and Yiwei Wang. They’re both part of the MSCA doctoral network “Eyes for Interaction, Communication, and Understanding (Eyes4ICU)”. Lin will be working on
Gaze-supported Trip Recommendation (DC6), Yiwei on Gaze-supported Travel Experience Logging (DC12). Welcome!


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Eyes4ICU: 2 open positions in MSCA doctoral network

Exciting news! The geoGAZElab will be participating in the MSCA Doctoral Network “Eyes for Interaction, Communication, and Understanding  (Eyes4ICU)” as an Associated Partner, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

Eyes4ICU explores novel forms of gaze-based interaction that rely on current psychological theories and findings, computational modelling, as well as expertise in highly promising application domains. Its approach to developing inclusive technology by tracing gaze interaction back to its cognitive and affective foundations results in better models to predict user behaviour. By integrating insights in application fields, gaze-based interaction can be employed in the wild.

In the scope of Eyes4ICU, 12 doctoral candidates (DC) will be working at 7 different host institutions across Europe. Out of these, 2 DCs will be hosted at the geoGAZElab of ETH Zurich (PI: Peter Kiefer). They will be working on the topics Gaze-supported Trip Recommendation (DC6), and Gaze-supported Travel Experience Logging (DC12) respectively.

We are looking for two highly motivated doctoral candidates, starting at the earliest possible date: Position announcement.