The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, is organizing a workshop on Eye Tracking and Computer Vision, ETCVision 2016, from August 19 - 21, 2016.

The main objective of the workshop is to bridge the computer vision and eye tracking research for innovative solutions in real world scenario. It aims to identify the key domains in human visual perception and cognition to provide promising frameworks for solving challenges by conducting cognitive science and computer vision studies.

Last Date of Registration : August 15, 2016

The top researchers from NUS, IISc, TCS Innovation Labs, ABB, Robert Bosch with Amrita will be delivering on the key aspects, models and applications in computational attention field. The pioneers of eye tracking, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), Germany will deliver the theoretical understanding and practical sessions on eye tracking methodologies focusing on fundamentals, experiments, data analytics and applications. The sessions will feature a mixture of presentation materials, video clips, case studies from past and current research studies, and hands-on experience.

The underlying vision of this workshop is to gain useful insight to build computational visual attention models which can be extended for various applications in health care and industry to develop intelligent machine vision tasks.


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  • Multimedia Saliency Systems
  • Cognitive Inspired Saliency
  • Deep learning Saliency Models
  • Machine Learning in Health Care
  • Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Eye Tracking Experiment Design
  • Eye Tracking Data Analysis


  • Visual Saliency Software Toolkits
  • SMI Eye Tracker - Experimental Suite
  • BeGaze Analysis Software
  • Open Source Tools

Chief Patron

  • Br. Dhanraj
    Director ASE, Bengaluru


Workshop Chair

Organizing Chairs

  • Dr. Amudha J
    Associate Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    ASE, Bengaluru
  • Dr. KarthikeyanVaiapury
    Scientist R&D, 
    TCS Innovation Labs at Tata Consultancy Services

Technical Committee:

 Dr. Sangeeta K
 Prof. Raj Sreedharan
 Dr. Prashanth Athri
 Dr. Madhura P.
 Dr. Rakesh N
 Dr. Tripty Singh
 Mr. RadhaKrishan G

Organizing Committee:
Faculty Coordinator:

Student Coordinators:


 Ms. Radha D

 Ms. Chandrika K R
 Ms. Nilima Kulkarni


 Ms. Nalini Sampath Kumar
 Ms. Sreevidya B

Industry Liaison:

 Mr. Shekar Babu
 Ms. Jyotsna C


 Ms. Sreebha Bhaskaran
 Mr. Saravanan S
 Ms. Priyadarshini K
 Mr. Ullas S.


 Mr. Rajesh M R
 ICTS department
 Mr. Shiju Kumar
 Ms. Praveena P. Kini
 Mr. Arun K V


 Ms. Suja P
 Ms. Kavitha C. R.
 Ms. Sasikala T

Student Event Committee:

 Mr. Vishwas H.N.
 Mr. Nippun Kumar A.A.

Local Hospitality:

 Ms. Supriya M
 Ms. Uma Maheshwari
 Ms. Sangita Khare
 Ms. Meena Belwal
 Ms. Vineetha K. V
 Ms. Lakshmi P.
 Ms. Bhargavi Upadhyay R
 Ms. Santhanalakshmi S.
 Ms. Anjali T.

Hands-On Sessions Support:

 Ms. Aarthi R.
 Ms. Nilima Kulkarmi
 Ms. Tamilarasi
 Ms. Gowri P
 Ms. Chandrika K. R.
 Mr. Akshay S

  1. Prof. Mohan S Kankanhalli (Keynote Address)
    Dean, School of Computing National University of Singapore
  2. Dr. Sithu D. Sudarsan
    Group Manager,
    ABB India Corporate Software Research Team, ABB, Bengaluru 
  3. Dr. Venkatesh Babu
    Assistant Professor, CDS, IISc, Bengaluru
  4. Dr. Kumar Rajamani
    Architect, Robert Bosch, Bengaluru
  5. Dr. Karthikeyan Vaiapury
    Scientist R&D, TCS Innovation Labs at Tata Consultancy Services, Chennai
  6. Dr. Amudha J
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Computer science,  Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
  7. Dr. Tripty Singh
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Computer science, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
  8. Dr. Prakash Padakannaya
    Professor and Coordinator,
    Program in Learning Disabilities Department of Psychology, University of Mysore
  9. Dr. Harish Katti
    Post-Doc Fellow,
    Center for Neuroscience, IISc, Bangalore

Day 1

August 19, 2016 Session Speaker Venue

8:30am - 9:00am



9:00am - 9:30am

Inauguration and brief introduction of workshop


Amriteswari Hall

9:30am - 10:45am

Session I : Key Note Address - Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli, Vice Provost National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli, NUS

Amriteswari Hall


Tea Break


Photo session


Session II: Computer Vision Challenges and recent Advances - A Machine Learning Perspective

Dr.VenkateshBabu, IISc, Bengaluru

Krishna Hall


Lunch Break

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Session III: Bio-Inspired Computing

Dr.KarthikeyanVaiapury, TCS Innovation Labs, Chennai

Krishna Hall

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Session IV: Eye Movements while watching images and videos: Characterization, modelling and real world applications.

Dr. Harish Katti, IISC, Benagluru

Krishna Hall


Tea Break

3:30pm – 4:30 pm

Visit to Stalls-Eye Tracking Demos from Amrita, TCS

  Ground Floor

Day 2

August 20, 2016


Session Speaker Venue


Session I : Eye Tracking Research – An Industrial Perspective

Dr.Sithu S Sudarsan, ABB, Bengaluru

Krishna Hall


Tea Break


Session II: We are what we see – Perspective of Computational Attention Systems
Session III: Eye Tracking and Computer Vision Research at AMRITA – A Short Presentation

Dr.Amudha J, ASE, Bengaluru, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham

Krishna Hall


Session IV: Hands on Session on Visual Saliency Models by ASE, Bengaluru, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham

Dr.Amudha J, ASE, Bengaluru, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham



Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:15 pm

Session V: What eye-trackers are and what you can do with them by SMI

Juan Zou, SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany

Krishna Hall


Session VI: Live Demo: Screen based Eye Tracker(incl system settings, experiment design, data recording and analysis)

Benjamin Quack, SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany

Krishna Hall


Tea Break


Session VII:Live Demo: Wearable mobile eye tracker (incl system settings, experiment design and data recording)

Juan Zou, SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany

Krishna Hall


Session VIII: Tips and tricks in analyzing mobile Eye Tracking data

Benjamin Quack, SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany

Krishna Hall


Session IX: Eye Tracking Solutions in VR environment

Juan Zou, SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH, Germany

Krishna Hall


Session X: Hands-on, Try out


Krishna Hall

Day 3

August 21, 2016 Session Speaker Venue


Session I: Eye tracking Method - Application to Reading Research

Dr.PrakashPadakannaya, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Mysore

Krishna Hall


Session II: 3D Medical Imaging

Dr.Tripty Singh,ASE, Bengaluru

Krishna Hall


Tea Break


Session III: Machine learning in Health Care

Dr. Kumar Rajamani, Robert Bosch, Bengaluru

Krishna Hall


Valedictory Function



Lunch Break

Can you guess where the person is looking at?
Guess it Right and stand a chance to win

  • Internship at Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore.
  • Free registration for the workshop.
  • An opportunity to work with Eye tracking device @Amrita with experts.

What you have to do?

Design a piece of code to find out and visualize where the person is gazing (looking) at on the screen.


  • Find out the point of gaze.
  • Provide visualization to demonstrate where exactly the person is looking at and upload your answers.
  • Upload a report on your methodology.



  • Register to upload your answers.
  • Provide proper email id and contact number.


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Dr.Amudha J
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Bengaluru, 560035
Phone: +91-80-25183700 (Ext:310)
Fax: +91-80-28440092
Mobile No.: +91-9663395709

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Event Details
2016-08-19 09:00 to 2016-08-21 16:30
Computer Science Engineering
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