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  • ETRA 2014: It will be at Safety Harbor, Florida, from March 26th to 28th, 2014. Check their page at:

  • Early registration: ETRA 2012 will have an early registration desk near the hotel front desk on Tuesday, March 27th, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Please stop by to pick up your badge and conference material. For more information about the registration, please check our registration page.

  • Airport transportation: if you are staying at the Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort, the hotel offers complimentary airport transportation. Upon arrival, just call the hotel directly at: 805-564-4333.

  • You can already register for ETRA 2012 from our Registration Page.

  • Help us distribute the Call for Papers, ETRA2012CFP.pdf   PDF
Important dates:
Oct. 07th, 2011: Full Paper abstracts submission due
Oct. 14th, 2011: Full Papers submission due
Oct. 21st, 2011: Companion videos submission due
Nov. 21st, 2011: Full paper acceptance notice
Dec. 07th, 2011: Short paper submision due
Jan. 16th, 2012: Short paper acceptance notice
Jan. 23rd, 2012: Camera-ready papers due

ACM ETRA 2012 Chairs
Howell Istance
PROGRAM CHAIRS Jeffrey B. Mulligan
Pernilla Qvarfordt
AREA CHAIRS Andrew Duchowski
Jeff Pelz
Joe Goldberg
Moshe Eizenman
Päivi Majaranta
Qiang Ji
Shu-Chieh Wu

About ETRA

ETRA 2012 will be the seventh biennial symposium in a series that focuses on all aspects of eye movement research across a wide range of disciplines. The goal of ETRA is to bring together computer scientists, engineers and behavioral scientists in support of a common vision of moving eye tracking research and its application forward, and expanding its impact.

ETRA 2012 will be held at the Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

We hope to see you at ETRA 2012!

Carlos and Howell

ETRA 2012 was a great success! 160 people from all continents have come to participate (about 30% increase over the number of participants at ETRA 2010), showing that the interest on eye tracking technology and techniques is still growing everywhere.

We would like to thank each one of the 160 participants, the 119 reviewers, the authors of the 53 long papers and the 101 short papers that were submitted to ETRA 2012, our sponsors, our keynotes, and all the chairs and folks at ACM who helped us putting ETRA 2012 together.

Thank you!

Howell and Carlos.

ETRA 2012 Best Paper Award

Best Long Paper:

  • Eye-Based Head Gestures
    Diako Mardanbegi, Dan Witzner Hansen, and Thomas Pederson

Other nominees:

  • A Probabilistic Approach for the Estimation of Angle Kappa in Infants
    Dmitri Model and Moshe Eizenman

  • What You Want to do Next: A Novel Approach for Intent Prediction in Gaze-Based Interaction
    Roman Bednarik, Hana Vrzakova, and Michal Hradis

Best Short Paper:

  • Automatic Acquisition of a 3D Eye Model For a Wearable First-Person Vision Device
    Akihiro Tsukada and Takeo Kanade

Other nominees:

  • The Potential of Dwell-Free Eye-Typing For Fast Assistive Gaze Communication
    Per Ola Kristensson and Keith Vertanen

  • Error Characterization and Compensation in Eye Tracking Systems Juan Cerrolaza, Arantzau Villanueva, Maria Villanueva, and Rafael Cabeza

Corporate Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


LC Technologies

Bronze Sponsors



Seeing Machines


SR-Research EyeLink

nac Image Technology

Smart Eye

Eye Tracking Inc.

Ergoneers - Ergonomic Engineers


Arrington Research - Eye Tracking Systems


Institutional Sponsors

ACM: Association for Computing Machinery     ACM SIGCHI     ACM SIGGRAPH