Eye-tracking Conference set to take place on Vaal Triangle Campus

Anjonet Jordaan -- Mon, 06/08/2015 - 16:28

Eye-tracking Conference set to take place on Vaal Triangle Campus

On 7-9 October 2015 the Second International Eye-Tracking Conference South Africa will take place on North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus (NWU Vaal). Researchers from this campus’ research focus area UPSET (Understanding and Processing Language in Complex Settings) are members of ETSA (Eye-Tracking South Africa) responsible for this conference.

Eye-Tracking South Africa (ETSA) is an interest group of researchers as well as academic, industry, clinical and private users of eye-tracking technology. ETSA provides an opportunity for South African researchers to collaborate with international peers, bring experts to South Africa to share their expertise, and increase awareness and use of the human interaction and gaze analysis applications of eye-tracking.

ETSA wishes to focus on the possibilities that eye-tracking offers for a variety of applications and promote it as an enabling technology to understand and empower people within their everyday surroundings.

The aim of the conference is to attract esteemed academics from across the globe to present papers on cutting edge eye tracking technology and applications thereof. The academic conference will be preceded by an open day where members of public will be welcome to visit the exhibits and attend workshops on the use of eye tracking in industry.

Authors are invited to submit original research papers related to eye movement and the application thereof. Conference tracks will include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Usability
  • Visualisation
  • Gaze interaction
  • Reading research
  • Eye Control for people with disabilities
  • Visual attention
  • Systems, tools and methods
  • Eye movements
  • Technical aspects of eye tracking e.g. pupil detection, calibration, mapping, event detection, data quality, etc.

For more information on the conference, visit the ETSA website.