The 5th international COGAIN conference on eye gaze interaction emphasises user needs and future applications
of eye tracking technology. Robust gaze interaction methods have been available for some years, with substantial
amounts of applications to support communication, learning and entertainment already being used.
However, there are still some uncertainties about this new technology among communication specialists and
funding institutions. The 5th COGAIN conference will focus on spreading the experiences of people using
gaze interaction in their daily life to potential users and specialists who have yet to benefit from it.
Case studies from researchers and manufacturers working on new ways of making gaze interaction available for all,
as well as integrating eye gaze with other forms of communication technology are also particularly welcome.
We also encourage papers and posters which reach beyond the special case of eye control for people with disabilities
into mainstream human-computer interaction development, for instance using eye tracking technology
to enhance gaming experience and strategic play.
Now in its 5th year, COGAIN (COmmunication by GAze INteraction) is a European Union funded research Network of Excellence,
which comprises 25 universities, manufacturers and end-user organizations from across the European Union together
with partners from across the globe. More information about the COGAIN network can be found at
The 5th COGAIN conference will be hosted by the newly formed COGAIN Association
(www.cogain.org/association) and marks an important step towards
making COGAIN a sustainable, independent organisation. This year we have chosen to collaborate with
the Danish "Visiondays" (www.visionday.dk) where the COGAIN conference will act
as a "forth Visionday".
Eye tracking device manufacturers and developers are welcome to
demonstrate their products. Each registered attendant will be granted a
space to present and demonstrate free of charge. The only cost involved is
thus an ordinary registration fee (it is possible to take advantage of the
reduced cost by joining as a member).
The exhibition will take place in the same location as coffee and
lunch are served and where posters are presented.
If you are interested in demonstrating your product at the COGAIN 2009, and have questions,
please contact Bjarne Ersbøll, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submitted short papers will be blind reviewed. A condition of acceptance is that at least one of the authors will attend the conference.
As a guide a short paper should be taken to mean about three pages of text (c. 1000 - 1500 words),
plus supporting images/diagrams/tables. The text should be clear enough to allow reviewers to judge the potential
of the paper’s suitability for COGAIN 2009. The official language of the conference will be English.
The suitability of the paper will be judged by the reviewers on the following criteria:
Statements of main results obtained so far (need not be final results)
Clear identification of future research needs
Clarity of presentation
The short paper should include in addition a cover page with: Title; All authors’ names (underline surname),
affiliations, and addresses; Name of author to contact for correspondence; Email address and fax number of contact;
Up to 5 keywords to describe the paper; Requirements for video presentation equipment.
Posters should be 1-page and submitted as Microsoft Powerpoint or Adobe Acrobat (pdf files).
The final posters should have a height of 1.20 m and width of 0.9 m (dimensions in feet: 3.94 by 2.95).
Each poster should be supplemented with a cover page similar to the format used for short papers.
A one-page abstract of posters to be included in the conference proceedings should be submitted in the same format as the short papers.
Conference proceedings will be published in colour with an ISSN/ISBN number.
Authors are requested to email their paper to the conference chair:
A ticket is valid for the whole journey - both on trains and busses.
A summary of number of zones needed to travel between:
A Kastrup Airport
B Downtown Copenhagen (misc. hotels)
C Lyngby Station/Hotel Eremitagen
D Technical University of Denmark
E Hotel Fortunen
F Brede Spisehus
10-tour cards reduce the price of travel by about 50% (bought at stations
(ticket-office or vending machine), kiosks, some shops etc.).
They come in 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,all -zone variants.
If you "stamp" a 2-zone card twice it is valid for 4 zones (or for 2 zones
for 2 persons).
You may mix cards: one "2-zone" stamp + one "3-zone" stamp = 5-zones So -
consider at least a 10-tour "2-zone" or a 10-tour "3-zone" card.
Join The COGAIN Association and take immediate advantage of the reduced prices for members.
See more at www.cogain.org/association
COGAIN conference package for 26 May 2009
(registration, access to conference area, lectures and talks, poster viewing, exhibition viewing, conference bag, copy of conference proceedings, coffee and beverages, lunch, conference banquet):
Normal participants: 240 EUR
Member of The COGAIN Association: 200 EUR
Daytime only conference participation for 26 May 2009
(as above, but conference banquet not included):
Normal participants: 160 EUR
Member of The COGAIN Association: 135 EUR
COGAIN conference banquet only: 80 EUR
For participation in the Visiondays (27/5: Medical, 28/5: Industrial, 29/5: Graphical) please register separately on www.visionday.dk
John Paulin Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen
Arantxa Villanueva, Public University of Navarre
Howell Istance (De Montfort University)
Olga těpánková (Czech Technical University)
Richard Bates, De Montfort University
Martin Böhme, The University Lübeck
Fulvio Corno, Politecnico di Torino
Gintautas Daunys, Siauliai University
Detlev Droege, University of Koblenz-Landau
Bjarne Ersbøll, Technical University of Denmark
Mick Donegan, ACE Centre Advisory Trust Ltd
Dan Witzner Hansen, IT University of Copenhagen
Aulikki Hyrskykari, University of Tampere
Poika Isokoski, University of Tampere
Markus Joos, Interactive Minds Dresden
Inger Kirk Jordansson, Danish Centre for Assistive Technology
Päivi Majaranta, University of Tampere
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Sebastian Pannasch, Technical University of Dresden
Kari-Jouko Räihä, University of Tampere
Fangmin Shi, Loughborough University
Oleg pakov, University of Tampere