Villanueva, Arantxa3, Hansen, John Paulin4, Ersbøll, Bjarne Kjær2
The 5th International Conference on Communication by Gaze Interaction. Under the auspices of The COGAIN Association, May 26, 2009 Proceedings, The Technical University of Denmark, The ITMAN Graduate School, Lyngby, Denmark
Welcome to the 5th international COGAIN conference on eye gaze interaction and the first under the auspices of The COGAIN Association. The conference 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 in use. However, there are still some uncertainties about this new technology amongst 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. The theme of the conference is "Gaze interaction for those who want it most". We present a total of 18 papers that have been reviewed and accepted by leading researchers and communication specialists. Several papers address gaze-based access to computer applications and several papers focus on environmental control. Previous COGAIN conferences have been a most effective launch pad for original new research ideas. Some of them have since found their way into journals and other conferences. The high quality of papers presented at this conference makes us confident that they will also become markers of the pioneering work conducted in our field. Enjoy the unique collaboration between users, researchers, communications specialists and system developers that has become the hallmark of COGAIN conferences. We believe that the continuing success of the conference, organised for the first time by The COGAIN Association, strongly indicates the sustainability of the association – thereby taking over the long-term responsibility of the COGAIN Network of Excellence.
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Technical University of Denmark, DTU Informatics, Building 321, 2009