• ECEM 2019 symposia announcement and abstract submission deadline exte


    Dear Colleagues,

    The deadline for abstract submissions for the 2019 European Conference on Eye Movements (ECEM) has been extended to Monday, April 22nd.
    Full details at: http://www.ecem2019.com/index.php/abstracts/abstracts-guidelines.
    Accepted abstracts will be published as a special issue in the Journal of Eye Movement Research (Editor: Rudolf Groner, Bern).
    ECEM 2017’s abstracts are available at: https://bop.unibe.ch/JEMR/issue/view/779

    Register before the early fee deadline and save on fees. The early registration deadline is June 17th: http://ecem2019.com/index.php/registration/registration

    We are also delighted to announce that ECEM 2019 will include nine accepted symposia:

    What Eyes Tell Us About Child Sensorimotor and Cognitive Development
    Chair: Nadia Alahyane (Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada)
    Eye Movements During the Reading of Narrative and Poetic Text
    Chairs: Jana Lüdtke and Arthur M. Jacobs (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
    Eyes Wide Shut: gaze dynamics without vision
    Chair: Susana Martinez-Conde (State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, NY, USA)
    Eye Movements in Developing Readers: from basic research to classroom application
    Chair: Alexandra Spichtig (Reading Plus, USA)
    From Lab-Based Studies to Eye-Tracking in Virtual and Real Worlds: conceptual and methodological problems and solutions
    Chair: Roy Hessels (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
    Recent Advances in Research on the “Looking at Nothing” Phenomenon
    Chair: Agnes Rosner and Roger Johansson (University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Lund University, Sweden)
    3-D Binocular Motor Control and Health
    Chair: Zoï Kapoula (CNRS FR3636, UFR Biomédicale, University Paris Descartes, France)
    Word Processing Across Space and Time During Reading: insights from eye tracking, electrophysiology, and computational modeling
    Chair: Elizabeth Schotter and Brennan Payne (University of South Florida and University of Utah, USA)
    Progress in Neurophysiology and Oculomotor Psychophysics: contributions and influence of Jan van Gisbergen (1943-2019)
    Chair: John van Opstal (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)

    ECEM 2019 will feature six world-renowned keynote speakers:
    Jennifer Groh (Duke University)
    Hamutal Slovin (Bar Ilan University)
    Martin Rolfs (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    Janet Rucker (New York University)
    Enkelejda Kasneci (University of Tübingen)
    Antje Nuthmann (University of Kiel)
    ECEM 2019 will be in Alicante, Spain (August 18-22)
    Alicante, with more than 320,000 inhabitants, is a traditional maritime city located on the Mediterranean Sea. The old part of the city encompasses Postiguet Beach, two marinas and a large commercial port. The city embraces an imposing 166-meter rocky hill right next to the sea, Monte Benacantil, crowned by The Castillo de Santa Bárbara (Santa Barbara Castle). This is one of the largest castles on the Mediterranean, and the conference dinner will take place within its premises, with breathtaking views over the city and the Mediterranean. The slopes of Monte Benacantil surround the old city of Alicante (El Barrio) like a shield. El Barrio is well known for its vibrant nightlife.
    The local organizing team has secured a large block of hotel rooms at special discounted rates for the conference. Specific hotel information will be made available on the website in March 2019. Lodging in the area is reasonably priced, but accommodations can become limited in the high summer season. We advise early hotel reservation.

    On Behalf of the Local Organization Committee
    Please share this information with your colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you to Alicante!
    Luis Martinez-Otero (chair), Albert Compte, and Susana Martinez-Conde

    Rudolf Groner

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