Call: 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction (PETMEI 2011)


PETMEI 2011 – 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction

September 18, 2011 in Beijing, China

in conjunction with the
13th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011)

Recent developments in mobile eye tracking equipment and automated eye movement analysis point the way toward unobtrusive eye-based human-computer interfaces that are pervasively usable in everyday life. We call this new paradigm pervasive eye tracking – continuous eye monitoring and analysis 24/7. The potential applications for the ability to track and analyse eye movements anywhere and any time call for new research to further develop and understand visual behaviour and eye-based interaction in daily life settings.

PETMEI 2011 will focus on pervasive eye tracking as a trailblazer for mobile eye-based interaction and eye-based context-awareness. We provide a forum for researchers from human-computer interaction, context-aware computing, and eye tracking to discuss techniques and applications that go beyond classical eye tracking and stationary eye-based interaction. We want to stimulate and explore the creativity of these communities with respect to the implications, key research challenges, and new applications for pervasive eye tracking in ubiquitous computing. The long-term goal is to create a strong interdisciplinary research community linking these fields together and to establish the workshop as the premier forum for research on pervasive eye tracking.


Topics of interest cover computational methods, new applications and use cases, as well as eye tracking technology for pervasive eye tracking and mobile eye-based interaction. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Computer vision tools for face, eye detection and tracking
  • Pattern recognition/machine learning for gaze and eye movement analysis
  • Integration of pervasive eye tracking and context-aware computing
  • Real-time multi-modality sensor fusion
  • Techniques for eye tracking on portable devices
  • Methods for long-term gaze and eye movement monitoring and analysis
  • Gaze modelling for development of conversational agents
  • Evaluation of context-aware systems and interfaces
  • User studies on impact of and user experience with pervasive eye  tracking
  • Visual and non-visual feedback for eye-based interfaces
  • Interaction techniques including multimodal approaches
  • Analysis and interpretation of attention in HCI
  • Dual and group eye tracking


  • Mobile eye-based interaction with public displays, tabletops, and smart environments
  • Eye-based activity and context recognition
  • Pervasive healthcare, e.g. mental health monitoring or rehabilitation
  • Autism research
  • Daily life usability studies and market research
  • Mobile attentive user interfaces
  • Security and privacy for pervasive eye tracking systems
  • Eye tracking in automotive research
  • Eye tracking in multimedia research
  • Assistive systems, e.g. mobile eye-based text entry
  • Mobile eye tracking and interaction for augmented and virtual reality
  • Eye-based human-robot and human-agent interaction
  • Cognition-aware systems and user interfaces
  • Human factors in mobile eye-based interaction
  • Eye movement measures in affective computing


  • New devices for portable and wearable eye tracking
  • Extension of existing systems for mobile interaction


Prospective authors should submit notes with a maximum length of four pages or full papers with a maximum length of six pages. In addition to research papers we explicitly invite submissions of position papers and papers that describe preliminary results or work-in-progress. All submissions should be prepared according to the SIGCHI archival format (double column, PDF).

Submissions have to be anonymised to facilitate double blind review. Authors should take care throughout their paper that their and their institution’s identity is not revealed. However, relevant references to an author’s previous research (which may be required for reviewers to understand and evaluate the paper’s contribution) should not be suppressed but instead referenced in a neutral way. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.

Submissions must not have been previously published or be under simultaneous review for any other conference, journal, workshop or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number.

Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the UbiComp 2011 supplemental proceedings. In addition, printed proceedings will be distributed to the participants during the workshop. We plan to publish extended versions of selected papers for an edited book or a special issue of a journal or magazine.



Paper Submission: May 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: June 27, 2011
Camera-ready due: July 11, 2011
Workshop: September 18, 2011


Andreas Bulling, University of Cambridge and Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Andrew T. Duchowski, Clemson University, USA
Päivi Majaranta, University of Tampere, Finland


Hirotaka Aoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Anind Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Mary M. Hayhoe, University of Texas, USA
Per Ola Kristensson, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Antonio Krüger, German Research Center for AI, Germany
Zhengjie Liu, Sino-European Research Center, China
Alexander de Luca, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Antti Oulasvirta, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sophie Stellmach, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Shumin Zhai, Google Research, USA


B. Pelz, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA



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