Call: 3rd International Workshop on Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction (PETMEI 2013)


PETMEI 2013 – 3rd International Workshop on
Pervasive Eye Tracking and Mobile Eye-Based Interaction
August 13, 2013

organised as a dedicated conference track at the
17th European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM 2013) in Lund, Sweden

Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their accepted papers for inclusion in a PETMEI special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research (


Despite considerable advances over the last decades, previous work on eye tracking and eye-based human-computer interfaces mainly developed use of the eyes in traditional (“desktop”) settings that involved single user, single device and WIMP-style interactions. Latest developments in remote and head- mounted eye tracking equipment and automated eye movement analysis point the way toward unobtrusive eye-based human-computer interfaces that will become 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 at any time call for interdisciplinary research to further understand and develop visual behaviour for pervasive eye-based human-computer interaction in daily life settings.

PETMEI 2013 will focus on pervasive eye tracking as a trailblazer for pervasive eye-based interaction and eye-based context-awareness. We provide a forum for researchers from human-computer interaction, context-aware computing, psychology, and eye tracking to discuss techniques and applications that go beyond classical eye tracking and stationary eye-based interactions. 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. 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 and pervasive eye-based user interfaces.


Topics of interest cover computational methods, new applications and use cases, interaction techniques and models, 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 modeling 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


  • Pervasive 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 Technologies
  • New devices for portable, wearable and ambient eye tracking
  • Extension of existing eye trackers for pervasive interaction


Prospective authors should submit short papers with a maximum length of six pages or full papers with a maximum length of 10 pages. In addition to research papers we explicitly invite submissions of position papers and papers that describe preliminary results or work-in-progress. The submission should be prepared using the ECEM 2013 templates (see below: single column, PDF). An additional video submission is optional but strongly encouraged to help reviewers to assess the contribution of the work.

The templates can be downloaded from:


Full paper submissions

Short paper submissions


Paper Submission: April 15, 2013 (23:59 CET)
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2013
Camera-ready due: May 7, 2013
Workshop: August 13, 2013


Andreas Bulling, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Roman Bednarik, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed, more to join)

Florian Alt, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Ralf Biedert, Tobii Technology AB, Sweden
Geert Brône, Lessius University College Antwerp, Belgium
Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Howell Istance, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Patrick Jermann, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Oleg Komogortsev, Texas State University, USA
Per Ola Kristensson, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Antonio Krüger, German Research Center for AI, Germany
Kai Kunze, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Alexander de Luca, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Carlos Morimoto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Bilge Mutlu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Yukiko Nakano, Seikei University, Japan
Catharine Oertel, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Thies Pfeiffer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Pernilla Qvarfordt, FX Palo Alto Laboratory, USA
Oleg Špakov, University of Tampere, Finland
Sophie Stellmach, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Mélodie Vidal, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Yanxia Zhang, Lancaster University, United Kingdom


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