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7th Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization

The ETVIS workshop program is now online!
ETVIS 2023 will be co-located with ETRA 2023 in Tübingen
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Broadly, this workshop considers the intersection of eye tracking research with visualization, whether the contributions relate to eye tracking studies of visualizations, or vice versa, visualization techniques for eye tracking. 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. All together eye tracking is an important field to be understood, be it in the sense of data analysis and visualization, interaction, or user-based evaluation of visualization.


Representing (Dis)Similarities Between Prediction and Fixation Maps Using Intersection-over-Union Features

Authors: Jaime Maldonado and Christoph Zetzsche

Gazealytics: A Unified and Flexible Visual Toolkit for Exploratory and Comparative Gaze Analysis

Authors: Kun-Ting Chen Arnaud Prouzeau, Joshua Langmead, Ryan T Whitelock-Jones, Lee Lawrence, Tim Dwyer, Christophe Hurter, Daniel Weiskopf, and Sarah Goodwin

Privacy in Eye Tracking Research with Stable Diffusion

Gaze is more than just a point: Rethinking visual attention analysis using peripheral vision-based gaze mapping

⭐ Best Paper ⭐
Authors: Felix Sihan Wang, Quentin Lohmeyer, Andrew Duchowski, and Mirko Meboldt

Reading Strategies for Graph Visualizations that Wrap Around in Torus Topology

Authors: Kun-Ting Chen, Quynh Quang Ngo, Kuno Kurzhals, Kim Marriott, Tim Dwyer, Michael Sedlmair, and Daniel Weiskopf

WORKSHOP PROGRAM (30th May 2023)

10:30 - 10:45 Opening ETVIS
10:45 - 11:15 Past ETVIS Workshops, Research and Challenges
11:15 - 11:25 Break
11:25 - 12:15
Cinque Terre
Dr. Michael Raschke - Blickshift
Visualization & Analytics Tool Demos (Dr. Michael Raschke, Blickshift)
In recent years, the way we analyze eye tracking data has changed and many new methods have been proposed. Besides statistical methods, visualizations offer additional possibilities for the analysis. Combined with automatic components such as pattern search or analysis techniques based on machine learning, visualizations are becoming an integral part of modern eye tracking analysis. This presentation will give an overview of how visualizations and visual analytics are used as powerful tools in many different areas of modern eye tracking analysis.
12:15 - 12:30 Discussions, Q&A
13:30 - 14:30 Session 1 - Tools and Applications (Chair: Koch)
(each 15 min talk + 5 min questions)
  • Representing (Dis)Similarities Between Prediction and Fixation Maps Using Intersection-over-Union Features (Maldonado)
  • Gazealytics: A Unified and Flexible Visual Toolkit for Exploratory and Comparative Gaze Analysis (Chen)
  • Privacy in Eye Tracking Research with Stable Diffusion (Kurzhals)
14:30 - 14:40 Break
14:40 - 15:20 Session 2 - Visual Attention and Strategies (Chair: Koch)
(each 15 min talk + 5 min questions)
  • Gaze is more than just a point: Rethinking visual attention analysis using peripheral vision-based gaze mapping (Wang)
  • Reading Strategies for Graph Visualisations that Wrap Around in Torus Topology (Chen)
15:20 - 15:30 Final Paper Discussions
16:00 - 16:15 Short Survey of Visualization Techniques
16:15 - 17:00 Discussions about Visualization Techniques & Future Challenges
17:00 - 17:10 Break
17:10 - 17:25 Summary and Results
17:25 - 17:30 Closing of ETVIS and ETVIS 2024


Manuscripts are solicited on the following topics with an emphasis on the relationship between eye tracking and visualization, including but not limited to the following:
    • Visualization techniques for eye movement data (inc. spatio-temporal visualization, evolution of gaze patterns, visual analysis of individual behavior, 2D vs. 3D representations of eye movement data)
    • Visual analytics of gaze behavior (inc. visual data mining, aggregation, clustering techniques, and metrics for eye movement data)
    • Eye movement data provenance
    • Standardized metrics for evaluating gaze interactions with visualization
    • Cognitive models for gaze interactions with visualizations
    • Novel methods for eye tracking in challenging visualization scenarios
    • Uncertainty visualization of gaze data
    • Interactive annotation of gaze and stimulus data
    • Systems for the visual exploration of eye movement data
    • Eye tracking studies that evaluate visualization or visual analytics
    • Eye tracking in non-WIMP visualization environments, including mobile eye tracking, mobile devices, and large displays
    • Visualization of eye tracking data in mixed and virtual reality (3df & 6df, 360°)
    • Visualization applications that rely on eye tracking as an input parameter


Authors are invited to submit original work complying with the ETRA SHORT PAPER format (up to 8 pages single-column format, any number of references, max. 150 words abstract). Also ensure that the Author Guidelines for SIG sponsored events [sigconf]) are met prior to submission. ETVIS uses the Precision Conference System (PCS) through ETRA 2023 to handle the submission and reviewing process.

Important Dates

(Time Zone AoE/Anywhere on Earth)

Final Submission Due (Extended) March 01, 2023
Notification (Updated) March 26, 2023
Camera Ready April 5, 2023
Workshop May 30, 2023


Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences,
Chur, Switzerland

Günter Wallner

Johannes Kepler University,
Linz, Austria

Media Chair

Maurice Koch

University of Stuttgart,

Publicity Chair

Kun-Ting Chen

University of Stuttgart,


Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences
Chur, Switzerland

Kun-Ting Chen

University of Stuttgart

Pawel Kasprowski

Silesian University of Technology
Gliwice, Poland

Veronica Sundstedt

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Karlskrona, Sweden

Ken Pfeuffer

Aarhus University

Yao Wang

University of Stuttgart

Michal Lankes

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Hagenberg, Austria

Vsevolod Peysakhovich

Université de Toulouse

Andrew Duchowski

Clemson University
United States

Bonita Sharif

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
United States

Peter Kiefer

ETH Zürich

Ioannis Giannopoulos

Vienna University of Technology

Thies Pfeiffer

University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer


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