ETRA 2021 is in full effect

May 25, 2021 / sä

More than 300 participants are virtually coming together under the motto “Bridging Communities”. The conference, which is the leading one in the field of eye tracking, recorded its highest attendance ever. Its goal is "to bring together eye tracking researchers from Computer Science and Psychology/Cognitive Science".

ETRA offers an interesting and varied program including three top-class keynotes by Peter König, Päivi Majaranta and Philipp Reiter as well as six workshops – among others with SimTech PR Andreas Bulling and former SimTech researcher Bastian Pfleging, three tutorials and last but not least of course an interesting scientific program itself as the core of the conference.

This years’ conference is jointly organized by the General Chairs Anke Huckauf from the University of Ulm and SimTech PR and SFB-TRR 161 project leader Andreas Bulling. Next to Andreas Bulling, also other SimTech members contribute to the conference, such as Tanja Blascheck, Daniel Weiskopf and PhD researcher Ekta Sood. Besides being General Chair, Andreas Bulling is also Organizer of "PrEThics – 1st International Workshop on Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking". Former SimTech researcher Bastian Pfleging organizes “PLEY – 1st Exe Tracking in Games and Play Workshop”.

Eye tracking has become an important methodology in the field of user modelling in recent years, e.g. to gain insights into human cognition. Thus, the topic is also directly related to the work in the Cluster of Excellence SimTech, where it is being investigated by Ekta Sood and Thang Vu, among others, in the project "Data-integrated simulation of human perception and cognition" (PN 7-5). Eye tracking is also an increasingly important topic in the context of virtual reality.

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