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3rd International Workshop on Privacy and Ethics in Eye Tracking (PrEThics)

to be held at ACM ETRA 2023

Contact: PrEThics2023@gmail.com

With eye tracking becoming pervasive, researchers face fundamental new challenges regarding privacy and ethics. However, these critical topics have only received little attention in the eye tracking community so far. An active discussion about ethical and social implications as well as issues of data privacy is important for the further development of pervasive eye tracking technology and its acceptance in society.

With a highly successful first event (more than 40 participants) held in conjunction with ETRA 2021, this workshop has established itself as the premier forum for these discussions. Building on the outcomes from last year, we now aim to actively engage researchers and practitioners and help them to start implementing privacy-aware pervasive eye tracking systems.

This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners from

... to discuss a range of topics including, but not limited to

The workshop will alternate between short presentations of our expert speakers, periods of focused discussion and hands-on tasks conducted in smaller breakout groups, as well as presentation and joint discussion of intermediate results from these breakout groups. The expert presentations will be based on a recently submitted IEEE Pervasive Computing article that is a result of the first workshop. In the group discussions, participants will work on concrete eye tracking applications - either taken from their own research or identified as particularly promising (and/or sensitive) - and will be guided to consider and identify concrete privacy and ethics issues with these, as well as to develop and propose potential technical solutions to these issues.

Program (Berlin time)

10:30 – 10:45 Opening and introduction
10:45 – 11:30 Input: Aspects of Privacy, Ethics and Law in eye tracking
11:30 – 12:30 Breakouts: Discussions on aspects in eye tracking
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch break
01:30 – 02:00 Presentations and Discussion of categories in breakouts
02:00 – 03:00 Breakouts: Finding an eye-tracking use case
03:00 – 03:30 Presentation of possible results
03:30 – 04:00 Coffee break
04:00 – 04:30 Discussion of solutions in breakouts
04:30 – 05:00 Summarizing results of the day and workshop closing


Photo Mayar Elfares Mayar Elfares - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Mayar Elfares is a first-year PhD student at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Her research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Privacy. She is conducting her PhD on privacy-preserving attentive user interface at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems as well as the Institute of Information Security.

Photo Celine Gressel Céline Gressel - University of Tuebingen, Germany
Céline Gressel studied sociology, psychology and education in Tübingen. Simultaneously, in 2011 she started to work at the IZEW. From March 2016 she worked as a research assistant in INTEGRAM. In December 2018 she started her new project HIVE-Lab whereshe works on the Sociology of technology, Qualitative methods of empirical social research, in particular Grounded Theory, Ethics in the sciences and humanities an especially on the Integration of social, ethical an legal aspects into technology development.

Photo Murat Karaboga Murat Karaboga - Competence Center Emerging Technologies of the Fraunhofer ISI, Germany
Murat Karaboga is a senior researcher and has been working in the Competence Center Emerging Technologies of the Fraunhofer ISI since January 2014. His work focuses on policy analysis and the analysis of governance and actor structures in the domain of Information and Communication Technologies.

Photo Helmut Lurtz Helmut Lurtz - Novartis
Helmut Lurtz is a lawyer in the field of Data Protection Law and is currently working for the pharmaceutical company Novar- tis. Prior, he worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Kassel, where he especially focused on employee data protection law in Germany.

Photo Rebekah Overdorf Rebekah Overdorf - University of Lausanne
Rebekah Overdorf is an assistant professor at the University of Lausanne in the School of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Admin- istration working in security, privacy, and digital forensics, more specifically: anonymity networks (traffic analysis vulnerabilities of Tor hidden services), stylometry (authorship attribution based on writing style), cybercriminal networks, and social media based attacks with particular expertise and interest in using data science and machine learning methods to study security.

Photo Andreas Bulling Andreas Bulling - University of Stuttgart, Germany
Andreas Bulling is Full Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Systems at the University of Stuttgart. His research interests are in novel computational methods and systems to sense, model, and analyze everyday non-verbal human behavior, specifically gaze. He was one of the organisers and panelist of the privacy in eye tracking panel at ACM ETRA 2019. He received his PhD in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich and his MSc in Computer Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.