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The first ETSA conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from 29-31 August 2013. ETSA '13 is in-cooperation with ACM/SIGCHI.

The conference will include poster sessions, presentations of short papers (3-4 pages) and full papers (8-10 pages), workshops and demonstrations. It will be organised around several tracks and sessions to accommodate people with various interests. Besides the academic presentations, we also welcome industry to present their products and services in non-academic workshops and demonstrations. In this context “industry” does not refer to manufacturers of eye-trackers only but also to users thereof, for example market researchers, usability analysts, graphical designers, radiographers, occupational therapists, cognitive psychologists, ophthalmologists, etc. Please see the call for papers for more information.

Key note speakers

Two distinguished keynote speakers, namely Andrew Duchowski and Mick Donegan will share their expertise and knowledge with us.

ETSA 2013 News

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About Cape Town

Located on the shore of Table Bay, Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Most notably it is home to Table Mountain, the flat-topped mountain overlooking the city. On 11 November 2011 Table Mountain was officially named as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Table Mountain forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a Unesco World Heritage Site that is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. Table Mountain National Park has more plant species within its 25 000 hectares than the entire British Isles or New Zealand. Table Mountain is the only terrestrial feature to give its name to a constellation. The constellation Mensa – meaning The Table – is seen in the Southern Hemisphere, below Orion, around midnight in mid-July. It was named by the French astronomer Nicolas de Lacaille during his stay at the Cape in the mid-eighteenth century. ETSA delegates can enjoy numerous activities in and around Cape Town.

ETSA 2013 will take place in the shade of this wonderful mountain and hence our theme: Eyes on the Mountain which should remind us that our eyes are instruments that allow us to perceive the world around us. With ETSA 2013 we wish to focus on the possibilities that eye-tracking opens for a variety of applications and that it should be seen as an enabling technology to understand and empower people within their everyday surroundings. As such, we wish to invite submissions that focus on the technical aspects of eye-tracking and how to improve the technology as well as applications thereof to make the world a better place to live in.

Keynote speakers

Two distinguished keynote speakers, namely Andrew Duchowski and Mick Donegan will share their expertise and knowledge with us.

Executive Committee

The conference executive committee is as follows:
Chair:Pieter Blignaut    (University of the Free State)
Venue and Logistics:Marco Pretorius    (Western Cape Government)
Sponsorship management:Ed and Lisa Ellis     (Inclusive Solutions)
Programme and website :Tanya Beelders    (University of the Free State)

Additional Committee Members

Additional members of the organising committee are as follows:
Social events :Daniël Wium    (University of the Free State)
Marketing :André Calitz    (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) and Ronnie Brown (University of the Free State)
Liaisons for Invited speakers : Helene Gelderblom     (UNISA)
Judy van Biljon     (UNISA)
Support members : Jhani de Bruin     (SAP)
Ted White     (UNISA)
Mike Lewis     (Origin Interactive)
Beryl Makala     (Primedia)

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