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8th Workshop on Eye Tracking and Visualization

The ETVIS 2024 workshop program is now online!
ETVIS 2024 is a hybrid event and will be co-located with ETRA 2024 in Glasgow, UK.
It will be held June 6th, 2024 from 11:00 to 18:30 (BST / British Summer Time)
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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.


June 6th, 2024 from 11:00 to 18:30 (BST / British Summer Time). Location: Kibble 2 (Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel) / Online (Zoom)

11:00 - 11:15 Opening
11:15 - 11:30 Past ETVIS Workshops
11:30 - 11:55 Popular Eye Tracking Data Visualizations (Kuno Kurzhals)
12:00 - 13:00
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Keynote Speaker: Hans Gellersen
Professor of Interactive Systems at Lancaster University and Aarhus University

Gaze and Eye Movement in Human-Computer Interaction

Abstract: Where we look not only reflects our information needs, but also guides our movements and actions in the world. As gaze is so central to our interactions, it has been studied for human-computer interaction (HCI) for as long as we have had modern computer interfaces. However, in decades of research, the approach has been to isolate eye movement as input, and to treat it as separate from other movements of the body that we use for interaction with computers. In this talk I will highlight how closely the movement of our eyes is coupled with other movement, of objects in the visual field, and the movement of our hands, head and body, and discuss examples of novel interfaces that leverage eye movement in concert with other motion and modalities.
About the speaker: Hans Gellersen is Professor of Interactive Systems at Lancaster University and Aarhus University. Hans' research interest is in sensors and devices for ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction. He has worked on systems that blend physical and digital interaction, methods that infer context and human activity, and techniques that facilitate spontaneous interaction across devices. In his recent work, he is focussing on multimodal interaction techniques that leverage gaze and eye movement, supported by a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant awarded by the European Research Council (
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Session 1 - Eye Tracking Studies (Chair: Minoru Nakayama)
(each: 20 min. talk + 10 min. questions)
  • Investigating the Gap: Gaze and Movement Analysis in Immersive Environments (Nelusa Pathmanathan, Kuno Kurzhals) [Paper]
  • NMF-Based Analysis of Mobile Eye-Tracking Data (Daniel Klötzl, Tim Krake, Frank Heyen, Michael Becher, Maurice Koch, Daniel Weiskopf, Kuno Kurzhals) [Paper]
  • Which Experimental Design is Better Suited for VQA Tasks? Eye Tracking Study on Cognitive Load, Performance, and Gaze Allocations (Sita Vriend, Sandeep Vidyapu, Amer Rama, Kun-Ting Chen, Daniel Weiskopf) [Paper]
15:30 - 16:00 Discussions
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Session 2 - Maps and Text (Chair: Mihai Bâce)
(each: 20 min. talk + 10 min. questions)
  • Analysis of eye movement scan-paths and their image features while searching for routes on metro maps (Taiki Kodomaru, Minoru Nakayama) [Paper]
  • Exploring Geological Map Usability Through Sequence Chart Visualization (Stanislav Popelka, Jiri Kominek, Michaela Vojtechovska) [Paper]
  • Eye Tracking on Text Reading with Visual Enhancements (Franziska Huth, Maurice Koch, Miriam Awad-Mohammed, Daniel Weiskopf, Kuno Kurzhals) [Paper]
18:00 - 18:20 Discussions
18:20 - 18:30 Closing and ETVIS 2025


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 (max. 8 pages, plus any number of additional pages for 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 2024 to handle the submission and reviewing process. All accepted papers will be published by ACM as part of the Workshop Proceedings of ETRA 2024.

Important Dates

(Time Zone AoE/Anywhere on Earth)

Paper Submission Due (Deadline extended) Feb 22, 2024
Notification Mar 14, 2024
Camera Ready Apr 05, 2024
Workshop June 06, 2024
from 11:00 to 18:30 (BST)


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Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences
Chur, Switzerland

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Kuno Kurzhals

University of Stuttgart

Paper Chairs

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Minoru Nakayama

Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Cindy Xiong Bearfield

Georgia Institute of Technology
United States

Steering Committee

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Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences
Chur, Switzerland

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Daniel Weiskopf

University of Stuttgart

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Lewis Chuang

Chemnitz University of Technology

Media Chair

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Maurice Koch

University of Stuttgart


Natalia Andrienko

Fraunhofer Institute IAIS

Fabian Beck

University of Bamberg

Michael Burch

University of Applied Sciences
Chur, Switzerland

Francisco Maria Calisto

University of Lisbon

Ruichen He

University of Minnesota

Chao Jiang

Peter Kiefer

ETH Zürich

Maurice Koch

University of Stuttgart

Ayush Kumar

Stony Brook University

Kuno Kurzhals

University of Stuttgart

Cem Sazara

Günter Wallner

Johannes Kepler University Linz


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