Welcome to the 5th international COGAIN conference on eye gaze interaction and the first under the
auspices of The COGAIN Association. The conference 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 in use. However, there are still some uncertainties about this new technology
amongst 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.
The theme of the conference is "Gaze interaction for those who want it most".
We present a total of 18 papers that have been reviewed and accepted by leading researchers and
communication specialists. Several papers address gaze-based access to computer applications
and several papers focus on environmental control.
Previous COGAIN conferences have been a most effective launch pad for original new research
ideas. Some of them have since found their way into journals and other conferences. The high
quality of papers presented at this conference makes us confident that they will also become
markers of the pioneering work conducted in our field.
Enjoy the unique collaboration between users, researchers, communications specialists and system
developers that has become the hallmark of COGAIN conferences.
We believe that the continuing success of the conference, organised for the first time by The
COGAIN Association, strongly indicates the sustainability of the association – thereby taking over
the long-term responsibility of the COGAIN Network of Excellence.