Welcome to ECEM 2024 in Maynooth

The 22nd European Conference on Eye Movements, ECEM 2024, will take place from Sunday, August 25th (afternoon), to Thursday, August 29th, at Maynooth University, Ireland.

Over its more than three-decade history, ECEM has grown to become the largest scientific meeting on eye movement research worldwide. The conference brings together a vibrant community of researchers working towards a better understanding of eye movements, while also using them as a tool to study a wide range of topics in neuroscience, cognitive science, and various fields of application.

Our goal is to promote communication and cooperation between participants from diverse areas such as neurophysiology, psychology, medical sciences, linguistics, computer science, human factors and many others. An important feature of ECEM is the presentation of state-of-the art equipment and software by manufacturers of eye movement recording systems (see the links to our conference sponsors).

Contributions to the Conference

Submission of contributions and registration is via ConfTool.

Invited talks represent keynote lectures on fundamental issues in our field, discussing ongoing research programmes in relation to the state of the art and outlining perspectives for future lines of work. This year’s keynote lectures will be given by Susana Chung, Hans Gellersen, Jacqueline Gottlieb, Xingshan Li, and Alexander Schütz. For more details check here.

Symposia are thematic session on a topic reflecting substantial research progress and sparking significant scientific debate. Preference is given to symposia providing diverse theoretical and empirical approaches to issues that appear relevant to more than one field of eye movement research.

Talks in regular conference sessions are aimed to present high quality, original, empirical research. Any work related to the study of eye movements and eye tracking from a neurobiological, psychological, clinical, computational or applied perspective can form the base of an oral presentation.

Posters are interactive presentations reporting empirical research on the same level of quality as oral presentations. The advantage of a poster presentation is the opportunity to engage in detailed individual discussions while presenting a project. Young researchers and students are especially encouraged to submit their ongoing work in this format.

Conference venue and accommodation

Maynooth is situated 24 km (15 miles) west of Dublin. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth was established in 1795 on the site of an earlier college founded in the 16th century. Maynooth University grew out of this earlier college in 1997, as a new constituent of the National University of Ireland system. As a university town, Maynooth is well provided for with a range of restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

Accommodation is available on campus (approx. 200 rooms) and in two local hotels and several B&Bs (check here). There are also many more accommodation options in Dublin City, which is within commuting distance of the conference venue.

Programme information and publication of abstracts

The conference programme and all abstracts will be made available online during the conference.

On behalf of all involved in ECEM 2024, we look forward to welcoming you to Maynooth.

Ronan Reilly (conference chair)
Ralph Radach (co-chair and head of the programme committee).