Symposium, talk, and poster formats


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. Symposia participants should come from at least three different institutes.
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 conference system for talks. 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 via our conference system. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within 48 hours. Notification of symposium acceptance will be sent by the end of February, 2013.


Each talk will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion). Talks should present high quality, original, empirical research either complete, 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.
For talks, you may submit either a short 200 word abstract (the classical ECEM format) or with an additional extended abstract. Both give as good a chance for a talk presentation as the other. We offer both options to facilitate for publication practices across several disciplines working with eye movements.

Short 200 word abstracts for talks
Abstracts will be reviewed for attendance to ECEM, either as talk or as poster. Furthermore, all short abstracts will be published in the Journal of Eye Movement Research.
Extended 2 page abstracts for talks
Extended abstracts include a 200 word abstract, a method, results/preliminary results and conclusions section, no more than two pages in total, using the templates provided below and submitted in PDF format. Only PDF format will be accepted. A maximum of one figure and one table is allowed per extended abstract. You can download templates in MS Word, LaTeX, and Open Office formats at the bottom of this page. For extended abstracts, if accepted, the 200 word abstract part will be published in JEMR. Extended abstracts are part of the proceedings only, or you may include the shorter version in the proceedings if wished. If you additionally select the option for full paper publication in JEMR, you must submit an extended abstract and the JEMR review board will review the whole extended abstract for full paper publication in JEMR.

Notification of abstract acceptance for talks will be sent April 15th, 2013. Submit your abstract via our conference system. 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.


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 15th, 2013. Submit your poster abstract via our conference system. Poster boards have a size of H: max 150 cm, W: max 70 cm, you may use this maximum space available as you wish in designing your poster dimensions.

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. At least one author, preferably the first author, has to be present for talk and poster presentations. If no author has registered within two weeks before the conference, the submission will be deleted from the program.
The review panel is drawn from across a broad range of relevant expertise. Author- and reviewer-supplied keywords will facilitate the review-assignment process. Bidding for reviews is optional. The members of the scientific panel will oversee all review procedures and make the final decision on acceptance.

Templates for extended abstracts (Talks):

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