Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Communication by Gaze Interaction – COGAIN 2009 Gaze Interaction For Those Who Want It Most

The COGAIN Association
May 26
Lyngby, Denmark
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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 ( and marks an important step towards making COGAIN a sustainable, independent organisation. This year we have chosen to collaborate with the Danish \"Visiondays\" ( where the COGAIN conference will act as a \"forth Visionday\".