[robotics-worldwide] Last Call for Papers: SAGA 2013 - 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOLUTIONS FOR AUTOMATIC GAZE DATA ANALYSIS - AND EYETRACKING STUDIES IN NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

Kai Essig kai.essig at uni-bielefeld.de
Wed Sep 4 12:37:32 PDT 2013


[Apologies for multiple postings.]

3. (Last) Call for papers and challenge contributions:

SAGA 2013: 1st INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SOLUTIONS FOR AUTOMATIC GAZE
DATA ANALYSIS - AND EYETRACKING STUDIES IN NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS -
uniting academics and industry.

24-26 October 2013 Bielefeld University, Germany Workshop Website:
http://saga.eyemovementresearch.com/

The SAGA 2013 workshop is accepting abstracts for two calls:
1.) solutions for the (semi-) automatic annotation of gaze videos,
2.) research work on eye movement studies in natural environments as a
trailblazer for gaze analysis in natural environments, mobile eye-
based interaction and eye-based context-awareness.

We are providing a forum for researchers from human-computer
interaction, context-aware computing, robotics, computer vision and
image processing, psychology, sport science, eye tracking and industry
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, new techniques and application
areas. 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 automatic annotation of
gaze videos and use of eye tracking in natural environment studies. We
are currently pursuing possible options for publication of a special
issue in a journal or as an edited volume.

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Important Dates:

1. Oral presentation / poster call:

September, 10, 2013: Deadline for abstract submissions.
September, 17, 2013: Notification of acceptance for talks and posters.

2. Challenge:

September, 10, 2013: Deadline for 2-page preliminary abstract
sketching your approach.
September, 17, 2013: Notification of acceptance for challenge.
October, 2, 2013: Submission of the final abstracts and final results.

October, 24-26, 2013: Workshop takes place at Bielefeld University,
Germany.

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Invited keynote speakers from academia and industry:

- Marc Pomplun, UMASS Boston, United States of America
- Ben Tatler, University of Dundee, Scotland
- Michael Schiessl, Managing Director of EyeSquare (User & Brand Research)
in Berlin, Germany
- Andreas Enslin, Head of Miele Design Centre in Gütersloh, Germany
- Ellen Schack, v. Bodelschwinghian Foundations of Bethel in Bielefeld,
Germany

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Submissions:

Abstracts will be peer-viewed by at least two members of an
international program committee. Word and LaTex templates for the
submissions are now available on the workshop website and the
registration is open.

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1. Oral presentation / poster call:
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We are calling for 500-word abstracts on topics related to real-world
eye tracking and eye movement analyses. We are interested in the use
of eye-tracking techniques in mobile applications. Modern mobile eye-
tracking systems record participants’ gaze behavior while they move
freely within the environment and have haptic contact with the objects
of interest. This allows us to apply eye tracking as a central method
for investigating the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying
visual scene perception under dynamic conditions, i.e., under natural
conditions – a topic of increasing importance for the field of
industrial use and academic research. Possible topics include, but are
not limited to, eye tracking in human-machine interaction, sports
science, visual search, language processing, eye-hand coordination,
marketing, automatized tasks, orientation studies, safety and
optimization at work, and decision making.

Please note: All accepted contributions must register for the
workshop.

################ 2. Challenge: #################

In order to drive research on software solutions for the automatic
annotation of gaze videos we offer a special challenge on this topic.
The purpose of the challenge is to encourage the community to work on
a set of specific software solutions and research questions and to
continuously improve on earlier results obtained for these problems
over the years. We are providing a set of test videos on the workshop
website (duration 2-3 minutes) and separate text files with the
corresponding gaze data for which solutions for semi- and fully-
automatic software solutions for the recognition and tracking of
objects over the whole video sequence shall be written. The software
should provide the coordinates for the tracked objects and use this
information to automatically calculate object specific gaze data, such
as number of fixations and cumulative fixation durations. There are no
restrictions on the way in which the relevant objects are marked and
on which kind of techniques can be used to track the objects. The only
constraint is that your software solution can read and process the
provided videos and reports gaze specific data for the selected
objects either as a text file (which can serve as input for a
statistical program such as SPSS, Matlab, R oder MS Excel) or by
providing some kind of visualization.

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Detailed information on the participation and a
description of all necessary steps can be found on the workshop
website (see: http://saga.eyemovementresearch.com/challenge/howto-
participate-in-the-challenge/). Additionally, you can now find an
explanation of the manual annotation procedures which we will be used
to evaluate the submitted software solutions for the
challenge (http://saga.eyemovementresearch.com/challenge/videomaterial/
). In order to access this page, you first must register for the
challenge:
http://saga.eyemovementresearch.com/challenge/register-for-the-saga-challenge/

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All submissions will be evaluated by an independent jury according to
the evaluation criteria (see Workshop Website). Additionally, there is
a live session scheduled for the third day in which all selected
solutions can be demonstrated to the interested workshop participants.
The three best solutions will receive an award.

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SAGA 2013 Workshop Organising Committee:

Workshop Organisers:
Kai Essig, Thies Pfeiffer, Pia Knoeferle, Helge Ritter, Thomas Schack
and Werner Schneider. All from Bielefeld University, Germany
Scientific Board: Thomas Schack, Helge Ritter and Werner Schneider
Jury of the Challenge: Kai Essig, Thies Pfeiffer, Pia Knoeferle and
Denis Williams (Sensomotoric Instruments, SMI).

Please visit the website periodically for updates
(http://saga.eyemovementresearch.com/about-saga/) For additional
question, please contact: saga at eyemovementresearch.com

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to welcoming you to
Bielefeld in October, 2013!



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