Student Competitions

ECEM 2013 will include prizes for best paper and best poster, as well as a student competition for new applications and software using eye movements data.

The finalists of the student software competition have been announced:

EyeMap: A cross-platform visualisation software system aimed primarily at text-based applications of eye tracking.
Siliang Tang (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

Simulation of naturally-occurring distributions of retinal blur
Guido Maiello (Harvard Medical School)

MOUSEY: A multi-purpose eye-tracking and gaze-interaction interface
Otto Lutz (TU Berlin)

GraFIX: A semi-automatic approach for fixation detection in low and high quality data from infants and adults
Irati Rodriguez Saez de Urabain (Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. Birkbeck, University of London)

ECEM 2013 will include a student software competition sponsored by SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) to develop software for eye tracking and eye movements research. Applications may be for entertainment, communication, faster or better human computer interaction, analysis and visualisation of eye movements, event detection or any novel application that uses eye movement data as an input. The prize for this competition is an SMI RED-m eye tracker, a remote binocular eye tracker with a sampling rate of 120Hz.


• Launch of the competition February 2013

• Deadline for the submissions: May 31st

• Notification of results: July 15th

The four finalists will present their software at ECEM 2013, Lund, Sweden. Delegates vote for their favourite software and the winner will receive the SMI RED-m eyetracking system.

Implementation tools and eye trackers

The software may be developed on any eye tracker (SMI systems are available for loan), but the members of the jury must be able to test the application with an available eye-tracking device.


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ZEISS are sponsoring a best paper prize, with an award of 400 euros, chosen by a panel of senior researchers during the conference. The ZEISS award is targeted to a young researcher in his/her early scientific career (within 5 years after PhD or equivalent). Award is directed towards scientific work presented during the conference which was not funded by industry.

The Cognitive Science Society are sponsoring an award for best poster, with a prize of 250 USD going to best poster presentation related to cognitive science, chosen by a panel of judges during the conference.

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