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17th European Conference On Eye Movements

posted 19 Nov 2012, 23:56 by ICO Education   [ updated 19 Nov 2012, 23:57 ]
11-16 August 2013 Lund, Sweden -  
We are very pleased to publish this call for abstracts for ECEM 2013, which promises a number of innovations alongside the continuing high scientific standards of the worlds largest conference on eye movement research. ECEM 2013 is the 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, with the original aims of the very first ECEM, ‘to exchange information on current research, equipment and software’, at the forefront. In 2013, it is held in Lund, Sweden, organized by the eye-tracking group at Lund Humanities Laboratory together with COGAIN, the non-profit association for communication through gaze based interaction. ECEM 2013 is the first conference organized under the auspices of the Eye Movement Researchers Association (EMRA), a recently formed not-for-profit organization facilitating shared tools for conference organization and management, shared publications such as the Journal of Eye Movement Research (JEMR) and shared tools for eye movement research and analysis. We look forward to welcoming you to Lund in 2013.

The ECEM 2013 Organising Committee

Conference: 11th to 16th August 2013
Methods workshops: 7th to 10th August 2013 (see here for a list of topics offered) 

Organising committee
Conference Chairs: Kenneth Holmqvist and Arantxa Villanueva
Conference Organiser: Fiona Mulvey
Scientific Board: Halszka Jarodzka, Ignace Hooge, Rudolf Groner, Ulrich Ansorge and Päivi Majaranta
Exhibition Chairs: John Paulin Hansen and Richard Andersson
Method Workshop Organisers: Marcus Nyström and Dan Witzner Hansen.
Web Masters: Nils Holmberg and Detlev Droege
Proceedings Editors: Roger Johansson and Richard Dewhurst
Registration Managers: Kerstin Gidlöf and Linnéa Larsson
Student Volunteer Managers: Linnéa Larsson, Richard Dewhurst and Kerstin Gidlöf
Social Program Organisers: Richard Andersson, Jana Holsanova and Kerstin Gidlöf

Important dates
Jan 15th 2013: Deadline for proposals for symposia. 
Feb 25th 2013: Notification on acceptance for symposia 
March 1st 2013: Deadline for 2 page abstracts for talks and 200 word abstracts for posters. 
April 15th 2013: Notification on acceptance for talks and posters. 

Invited speakers
Daniel Richardson Alistair Gale Susanna Martinez-Conde 
Kari-Jouko Räihä Alan Kingstone Carlos Morimoto 
Simon Liversedge Douglas Munoz Thomas Haslwanter 

Location
ECEM 2013 will be held at Lund University, Sweden (for more info, see here). This medieval town was founded circa 990 and Lund University is the second oldest University in Sweden. The times higher education world university rankings for 2011-2012 place Lund University in the top 100 list in the world. It is placed 45th in the world for Life Sciences and 80th in the world overall; 

“Humour, innovation and a humanist perspective join critical thinking and a concern for the environment as core values for some 46,000 students and 6,200 staff at Lund. It was founded in 1666 and is now one of the largest Nordic educational and research institutions.”
The Times Higher Education Report 2012

Lund is a quaint academic town with around 111 000 inhabitants, and roughly a third of the population are students or employees at Lund University. The close proximity to Copenhagen Airport makes this an ideal venue for international conferences. All conference activities including the scientific, exhibition and social programme, will take place in the historic student union castle (shown left), located in Lundagård, at the heart of campus and the town. For details of accommodation and special rates for delegates, see here.

New to ECEM in 2013
We aim to have four panel discussions during the conference. When online registration opens, you will be asked to vote for topics. If you have a topic relevant for a broad spectrum of eye movement researchers which you would like to see discussed by a panel of experts, please forward your ideas to ECEM management here. We will also include student competitions for best talk, best poster, and best student software applications using eye movements. Prizes for student contributions include a commercial eye tracker, awarded for best new application of eye movement data. 

Information for Symposia 
Each symposium will be comprised of four to six talks of 20 min each (15 min + 5 min discussion). We strongly recommend that the final slot be used as a summary discussion. Symposia should relate to the study of eye movements and eye tracking from a psychological, neurobiological, clinical, computational or applied perspective. Each symposium should provide a large view of one relevant topic and should provoke discussion, representing alternative theoretical views or alternative approaches rather than a single school. A Symposium submission consists of a 200-word proposal stating how the individual talks are related and clarifying the benefit of a joint presentation. Symposia chairs ensure that each first author submits her/his proposal through the review system for talks, with 2-page extended abstract (see information on submitting talks below). In the case that one of the suggested presentations of a symposium fails to pass the review process or is offered as a poster presentation, the scientific panel may suggest an alternative presentation from the pool of accepted talks. Submit your symposium proposal here after November 1st, 2012. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 48 hours. Notification of symposium acceptance will be sent by the end of February. 

Information for Talks
Each talk will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion). Talks should present high quality, original empirical research either completed or work in progress. Any work related to the study of eye movements and eye tracking from a psychological, neurobiological, clinical, computational or applied perspective can be submitted as an oral presentation. Extended abstracts of 2 pages, including a 200 word abstract, a method, results/preliminary results and conclusions section and a maximum of one figure and one table per extended 2-page abstract. You can download templates in MS word, LaTeX, and open office formats here. All submissions will be peer reviewed. We cannot guarantee that we will respect the authors' preferences for oral or poster presentation. Depending on the number of submissions we receive, some talks may be offered as poster presentations. Notification of abstract acceptance for talks will be sent April 15. Submit your extended abstract here after November 1st, 2012. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 48 hours. Notification of talk acceptance will be sent by April 15th. 

Information for Poster Presentations
Posters may present research in progress or in preparation. Submission for posters will be 200 word abstracts, that will be peer reviewed and a decision for acceptance or rejection will be sent by April 15. Submit your poster abstract here after Nov 1st, 2012. 

Review Policy
Please note that we will allow each conference participant to be first author on one talk only, but each participant can submit as co-author on as many oral presentations as he/she wishes, and as first author on as many posters as he/she wishes. First authors should be present during the conference and present their own work. Co-authors are not required to be present. The review panel is drawn from across a broad range of relevant expertise. Author- and reviewer-supplied keywords will facilitate the review-assignment process. The members of the scientific panel will oversee all review procedures and make the final decision on acceptance. All symposium papers will go through the same peer review process as other talks. Accepted talks are given the option to submit full papers in the Journal of Eye Movement Research, if they wish. For details on all these issues, see http://ecem2013.eye-movements.org/.