The GaCIT workshop is organized by the graduate school on User-Centered Information Technology at the University of Tampere, Finland (map). The workshop runs between July 27-31. I attended last year and found it to be great week with interesting talks and social events. See the day-by-day coverage of the GaCIT 2008.
Topics and speakers:
Introduction to Gaze-based Communication (Howell Istance)
Evaluation of Text Entry Techniques (Scott MacKenzie)
Survey of text entry methods. Models, metrics, and procedures for evaluating text entry methods.
Details of Keyboards and Users Matter (Päivi Majaranta)
Issues specific to eye-tracker use of soft keyboards, special issues in evaluating text entry techniques with users that use eye trackers for communication.
Communication by Eyes without Computers (TBA)
Introduction to eye-based communication using low-tech devices.
Gesture-based Text Entr Techniques (Poika Isokoski)
Overview of studies evaluating techniques such as Dasher, QuikWrite and EdgeWrite in the eye-tracker context
Low-cost Devices and the Future of Gaze-based Text Entry (John Paulin Hansen)
Low-cost eye tracking and its implications for text entry systems. Future of gaze-based text entry.
Dwell-free text entry techniques (Anke Huckauf)
Introduction to gaze-based techniques that do not utilize the dwell-time protocol for item selection.