The 2023 Communication by Gaze Interaction (COGAIN) Symposium

Tübingen, Germany, June 2, 2023

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Important dates

Papers due : Mar 3, 2023
Notifications: Mar 24, 2023
Camera-ready: Apr 3, 2023

General Chairs
Augusto Esteves
Minoru Nakayama

Program Chairs
Joshua Newn
Christopher Clarke
Program overview

The COGAIN workshop will be held on the June 2, from 1 to 5pm (UTC +2). This will take place in Tübingen, Germany, as an hybrid event with both live and pre-recorded presentations.

13.00 - 13.10 Welcome & Impact Award
13.10 - 14.00 Keynote (John Paulin Hansen, Technical University of Denmark)

Personal Reflections on Research in Gaze Interaction for People Who Need it Most

In this talk I will discuss why gaze interaction is an essential area of research, particularly for people with disabilities or impairments. Gaze interaction can help individuals with limited mobility or speech communicate more effectively and assist individuals with certain eye conditions to access digital technology. I will share some of my own experience and journey with gaze interaction research by presenting case studies related to gaze interaction research, Finally I will explore the future of gaze interaction research and what I see as the most promising areas for further exploration.

14:00 - 15:00 Papers session (chair: Yasmeen Abdrabou, Lancaster University)
  • Modelling Attention Levels with Ocular Responses in a Speech-in-Noise Recall Task, Mateusz Dubiel (University of Luxembourg), Minoru Nakayama (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Xin Wang (National Institute of Informatics)

  • Universal Design of Gaze Interactive Applications for People with Special Needs, John P. Hansen, Per Bækgaard, and Dagny Valgeirsdottir (Technical University of Denmark), Sofie Beier (Royal Danish Academy)

  • Control prediction based on cumulative gaze dwell time while browsing contents, Shota Imamura (University of Tsukuba), Jieun Lee (Okayama University), Makoto Itoh (University of Tsukuba)

  • GazeCast: Using Mobile Devices to Allow Gaze-based Interaction on Public Displays (Best paper award), Omar Namnakani and Penpicha Sinrattanavong (University of Glasgow), Yasmeen Abdrabou (University of the Bundeswehr Munich), Andreas Bulling (University of Stuttgart), Florian Alt (University of the Bundeswehr Munich), Mohamed Khamis (University of Glasgow)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30 Panel: The future of COGAIN (chair: Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • John Paulin Hansen, Technical University of Denmark
  • Arantxa Villanueva, Public University of Navarra
  • Paweł Kasprowski, Silesian University of Technology
  • Yasmeen Abdrabou, Lancaster University
16:30 - 16:35 Closing