[visionlist] ECEM 2017: Submission Deadline extended 26.3.2017

Due to popular demand the poster and talk submission deadline for the
European Conference on Eye Movements 2017 has been extended. The new deadline
is March 26, 2017. Please find further news below – e.g. about the sponsoring

Conference information.

The 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, ECEM 2017,
will take place from Sunday, August 20th (afternoon), to Thursday, August 24th,
in Wuppertal, Germany.

Over its more
than three decade long history, ECEM has grown to become the largest scientific
meeting on eye movement research worldwide.  The conference brings
together a vibrant community of researchers working towards a better
understanding of eye movements, while also using them as a tool to study a wide
range of topics in neuroscience, cognitive science and various fields of

Our goal is to
promote communication and cooperation between participants from diverse areas
such as neurophysiology, psychology, medical sciences, linguistics, computer
science, human factors and many others. An important feature of ECEM is the
presentation of state of the art equipment and software by manufacturers of eye
movement recording systems.      


Submission of contributions.

Submissions can be made at the conference
website http://ift.tt/2lZnZPu

Submissions can be made in three formats: talks in
regular sessions, posters or contributions to symposia. Symposia submissions
are already closed. All contributions to ECEM 2017 will be submitted through
the ConfTool system. Please refer to the detailed information on the conference

Talks in regular conference sessions should present high
quality, original, empirical research. Any work related to the study of eye
movements and eye tracking from a neurobiological, psychological, clinical,
computational or applied perspective can be submitted as an oral presentation. Each
talk will be 20 min (15 min + 5 min discussion).

Posters are interactive presentations reporting empirical
research on the same level of quality as oral presentations. The advantage of a
poster presentation is the opportunity to engage in detailed individual
discussions while presenting a project. We specifically encourage young
researchers and students to submit their ongoing work in this format. 

Decisions on the acceptance of
contributions will be made on the basis of peer reviewing by a program
committee led by Heiner Deubel. Members of this committee are Susana
Martinez-Conde, Ulrich Ettinger, Stefan Everling and Antje Nuthmann.  


Invited talks

We are especially pleased that an
excellent group of researchers has agreed to give invited lectures at ECEM 2017:

Ben Tatler (University of
Aberdeen, Scotland) http://ift.tt/2lAZhZW

Marisa Carrasco, (New York
University, New York USA) http://ift.tt/2lZo1XC

Debra Titone (McGill University,
Montreal, Canada) http://ift.tt/2lB4zVb

Karl Gegenfurtner (Giessen University, Germany) http://ift.tt/2lYVxxy

James Bisley, (UCLA, Los Angeles, USA) http://ift.tt/2lAZOuT

Pisella (CRNL, Lyon and INSERM, Paris, France) http://ift.tt/2lZot8D


Important dates

Submission for symposia                                                     closed

Deadline for submission of talks or posters              March 26, 2017

Notification of acceptance for talks or posters      April 30, 2017  

Registration opens                                                                  May
1, 2017

Special pricing of sponsor items until                         May
1, 2017

Deadline for early registration                                         June
1, 2017



The conference organizers are working with Kenneth Holmqvist (Lund
University) to prepare a number of pre-conference workshops focusing on
innovative methodological approaches to eye movement research. Edwin Dalmaijer,
Gabe Diaz, Dennis Drieghe, Roy Hessels, Jacob Lund Orquin already confirmed to
host workshops on topics like Psychopy, eye tracking in VR or in infants, and
the usage of linear mixed effects models in eye movement analyses. Further, COGAIN
workshops and symposia are going to be integrated in the ECEM2017 (www.cogain.org).


Conference venue and accommodation

The city of Wuppertal is located in western Germany, very close to
Cologne and Düsseldorf.  There is ample opportunity for touristic
traveling, with local attractions ranging from beer gardens in the old town,
world famous music and dance theaters, all the way to medieval castles and long
hiking trails in unspoiled nature. The romantic Rhine valley is just a short
drive away.  

The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at
special rates for the conference. Specific information is available on the conference
website. In general, lodging in the area is moderately priced, but
accommodation can become limited in the high summer season. We advise early
hotel reservation.


of abstracts

All abstract of accepted conference presentations will be published as
special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner,
Bern). See here for the abstracts of ECEM 2015: http://ift.tt/2lB9rtt.



We cordially like to thank
SR Research and Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) for their generous sponsoring of
the ECEM. The sponsorship of this excellent conference is a strong statement
about these company’s expertise in and commitment to the field of Eye Movements.
Potential future sponsors find further information under http://ift.tt/2lZqG3G.
As we have to finalize our budgeting plans, we now introduced a deadline for the
special pricing of all sponsoring activities (1st of May). If you
think of linking your company with ECEM 2017 and attending to the conference, please
contact the organizers as soon as possible (ecem2017@uni-wuppertal.de, or +49
202 439 2340 / +49 202 439 2067).



Please feel free to distribute
and forward this information to your colleagues. Send any queries, concerns,
suggestions and other communication to: ecem2017@uni-wuppertal.de

We look forward to welcoming you in Wuppertal. On behalf of all involved
in ECEM 2017: Ralph Radach (conference chair), Heiner Deubel (co-chair and head
of the program committee), Christian Vorstius and Markus J. Hofmann (heads of
the local organizing committee). 


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