ETVIS 2018 Third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization

June 14-17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland (in conjunction with ACM ETRA 2018)



Important Dates
Papers Due: Jan 26, 2018
Feedback: Feb 25, 2018
Rebuttals: Mar 4, 2018
Decision: Mar 26, 2018
Camera Ready: Apr 13, 2018

There is a growing interest in eye tracking as a research method in many communities, including information visualization, scientific visualization, visual analytics, but also in human-computer interaction,applied perception, psychology, cognitive science, security,and mixed reality. Progress in hardware technology and the reduction of costs for eye tracking devices have made this analysis technique accessible to a large population of researchers. Recording the observer’s gaze can reveal how dynamic graphical displays are visually accessed and which information are processed in real time. Nonetheless, standardized practices for technical implementations and data interpretation remain unresolved. With this third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS), we intend to follow-up on the highly successful first and second ETVIS Workshops (at IEEE VIS 2015 and 2016) and continue to build a community of eye tracking researchers within the visualization community, covering information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics. We also aim to establish connections to related fields, in particular, in human-computer interaction, cognitive science, and psychology. This will promote a robust exchange of established practices and innovative use scenarios.

Scope and Focus

Technological advances in computer vision algorithms and sensor hardware have greatly reduced the implementational and financial costs of eye tracking. Thus, it is unsurprising to witness a significant increase in its use as a research tool in fields beyond the traditional domains of biological vision, psychology, and neuroscience, in particular, in visualization and human-computer interaction research. One of the key challenges lies in the analysis, interaction, and visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets of gaze behavior, which is further complicated by complementary datasets such as semantic labels, user interactions and/or accompanying physiological sensor recordings. Ultimately, the research objective is to allow eye tracking data to be effectively interpreted in terms of the observer’s decision-making and cognitive processes. To achieve this, it is necessary to draw upon our current understanding of gaze-behavior across various and related fields, from vision and cognition to visualization.

The technical and financial aspects of recording of eye movement data are not a big issue anymore—with low-cost eye tracking devices being widely available. We have seen a large increase in research and papers related to eye tracking. However, the analysis, interaction, and visualization of such gaze data—along with additionally attached data from the stimulus or further physiological sensor recordings—becomes a challenging factor in this emerging discipline. Also, from the human-computer interaction and the cognitive science perspective, many aspects have to be focused on integrating the human behavior and the decision-making and thinking processes. All together make eye tracking an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.

Topics

This workshop will cover topics that are related to visualization research (including information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics) and eye tracking. Aspects discussed in this workshop include the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization:

Organizers

Michael Burch
m.burch[at]tue.nl
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Lewis Chuang
lewis.chuang[at]tuebingen.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Kuno Kurzhals
kuno.kurzhals[at]visus.uni-stuttgart.de
University of Stuttgart, Germany

International Program Commitee

Natalia Andrienko Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Fabian Beck University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Tanja Blascheck Inria, France
Alexandra Bonnici University of Malta, Malta
Stefania Cristina University of Malta, Malta
Carsten Görg University of Colorado, United States
Tony Huang Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Christophe Hurter ENAC, France
Andrei Jalba Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Karsten Klein University of Konstanz, Germany
Simone Kriglstein Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ayush Kumar Stony Brook University New York, United States
Steffen Lohmann Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Michael McGuffin University of Montreal, Canada
Rudolf Netzel University of Stuttgart, Germany
Thiess Pfeiffer Bielefeld University, Germany
Bastian Pfleging LMU Munich, Germany
Michael Raschke Blickshift GmbH, Germany
Michael Sedlmair Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
Tobias Schreck Graz University of Technology, Austria
Huub van de Wetering Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Social Media Chair

Ayush Kumar
aykumar[at]cs.stonybrook.edu
Stony Brook University, New York

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit relevant manuscripts for consideration in the

Third Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization (ETVIS 2018)

June 14-17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland. For the first time in conjunction with the Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA).


Important Dates

Papers Due January 26, 2018
Feedback February 25, 2018
Rebuttals March 4, 2018
Preliminary Decision March 26, 2018
Camera Ready April 13, 2018

Submission

Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA NOTES format (up to 4 pages + 2 pages references).
Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to ETVIS over the ETRA submission system:
https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=etra

Also ensure that the Author Guidelines (https://www.siggraph.org//learn/instructions-authors , for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of the ETRA proceedings.

Scope

Technological advances in computer vision algorithms and sensor hardware have greatly reduced the implementational and financial costs of eye tracking. Thus, it is unsurprising to witness a significant increase in its use as a research tool in fields beyond the traditional domains of biological vision, psychology, and neuroscience, in particular, in visualization and human-computer interaction research. One of the key challenges lies in the analysis, interaction, and visualization of complex spatio-temporal datasets of gaze behavior, which is further complicated by complementary datasets such as semantic labels, user interactions and/or accompanying physiological sensor recordings. Ultimately, the research objective is to allow eye tracking data to be effectively interpreted in terms of the observer’s decision-making and cognitive processes. To achieve this, it is necessary to draw upon our current understanding of gaze-behavior across various and related fields, from vision and cognition to visualization.

The technical and financial aspects of recording of eye movement data are not a big issue anymore—with low-cost eye tracking devices being widely available. We have seen a large increase in research and papers related to eye tracking. However, the analysis, interaction, and visualization of such gaze data—along with additionally attached data from the stimulus or further physiological sensor recordings—becomes a challenging factor in this emerging discipline. Also, from the human-computer interaction and the cognitive science perspective, many aspects have to be focused on integrating the human behavior and the decision-making and thinking processes. All together make eye tracking an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.

Topics

This workshop will cover topics that are related to visualization research (including information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics) and eye tracking. Aspects discussed in this workshop include the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization:

Organizers

Michael Burch Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Lewis Chuang Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Kuno Kurzhals University of Stuttgart, Germany

Program

ETVIS 16.06.2018, Saturday
Paper talks (12 min presentation + 3 min questions)
Opening (13:30-13:50)  
Session I (13:50 - 14:35) Chair: Kuno Kurzhals
Visualization  
Intuitive Visualization Technique to Support Eye Tracking Data Analysis: A User-Study Vsevolod Peysakhovich, Christophe Hurter
Multiscale Scanpath Visualization and Filtering Nils Rodrigues, Rudolf Netzel, Joachim Spalink, Daniel Weiskopf
The Hierarchical Flow of Eye Movements Michael Burch
Break for discussion (14:35 - 14:45)  
Session II (14:45 - 15:30) Chair: Lewis Chuang
Evaluation  
The Influence of Anxiety on Visual Entropy of Experienced Drivers Gisele Gotardi, Martina Navarro, Paula Polastri, Paulo Schor Schor, Dominic Orth, Raoul Oudejans, John van der Kamp, Geert Savelsbergh, Sérgio Rodrigues
Eye-Tracking Evaluation of 3D Thematic Maps Stanislav Popelka
Visual Analysis of Eye Gazes to Assist Strategic Planning in Computer Games Ayush Kumar, Michael Burch, Klaus Mueller
Coffee break (15:30-16:00)  
Session III (16:00 - 17:15) Chair: Michael Burch
Applications  
Visualizing Pilot Eye Movements for Flight Instructors David Rudi, Peter Kiefer, Martin Raubal
Improving the Adaptive Event Detection Algorithm of Nyström and Holmqvist for Noisy Data Benedict Fehringer
GaRSIVis: Improving the Predicting of Self-Interruption during Reading using Gaze Data Jan Pilzer, Shareen Mahmud, Vanessa Putnam, Xinhong Liu, Tamara Munzner
Region of Interest Generation Algorithms for Eye Tracking Data Wolfgang Fuhl, Thomas C Kübler, Hanna Brinkmann, Raphael Rosenberg, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Enkelejda Kasneci
Panel discussion (17:15 - 17:45) Panelists:
Andrew Duchowski (Clemson University, US),
Enkelejda Kasneci (University of Tübingen, DE),
Peter Kiefer (ETH Zürich, CH),
Thies Pfeiffer (University of Bielefeld, DE)
Michael Raschke (Blickshift GmbH, DE)
"How can visualization make a larger contribution to ETRA?”  
Closing remarks & best paper (17:45-18:00)  

Important Dates

Papers Due January 26, 2018
Feedback February 21, 2018
Rebuttals March 4, 2018
Preliminary Decision March 26, 2018
Camera Ready April 13, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA NOTES format (up to 4 pages + 2 pages references).
Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to ETVIS over the ETRA submission system:
https://new.precisionconference.com/user/login?society=etra

Also ensure that the Author Guidelines (https://www.siggraph.org//learn/instructions-authors , for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission.

All accepted papers will be published as part of the ETRA proceedings.

Information for Attendees

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Contact

If you have any questions, would like to give feedback, are interested to help and support us with our workshop please email to Kuno Kurzhals, VISUS, University of Stuttgart:

kuno.kurzhals[at]visus.uni-stuttgart.de