The 2nd Workshop on Eye Movements and the Assessment of Reading Comprehension

The 2nd Workshop on Eye Movements and the Assessment of Reading Comprehension is scheduled to take place on June 20–22, 2024 in Zürich, Switzerland.

Workshop theme:

Effective and widely available reading assessments are fundamental for education, and instrumental for early diagnosis of reading difficulties, enabling timely and targeted intervention. In this workshop, we explore how eye-tracking and machine learning technologies can enhance reading assessments. Our goal is to bring together researchers from various relevant fields, including educational science, cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics, eye-tracking-based reading research, and machine learning. The workshop will provide a platform for exchanging ideas for the next generation of reading assessments aided by eye-tracking and machine learning technologies, as well as inspiring cross-disciplinary research collaborations.

Workshop format:

The formal part of the workshop will span two days, featuring a structured program with talks, posters, and discussions. An optional third day is dedicated to more casual exchanges, with the opportunity to engage in open conversations during a leisurely hike or a picnic.

Relevant topics for submission:

  • Methodology and design of reading assessments, including large scale reading assessments (LSAs)
  • Reading assessments for different populations (e.g. children, adults, elderly, populations with cognitive impairments)
  • Reading development
  • Cognitive processes underlying reading comprehension
  • Eye movements as indicators of reading comprehension
  • Machine learning approaches to reading assessment


  • We invite submissions of short abstracts of up to 350 words.
  • To submit your abstract, please fill in this abstract submission form. Submission format is plain text (optionally markdown).
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the workshop organizers, primarily with an eye to relevance for the workshop’s theme.
  • We expect to accept 25–35 submissions.

Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline: April 1st, 2024
  • Acceptance notification: April 19th, 2024
  • Workshop date: June 20–22, 2024

Invited Speakers

Jean-François Rouet


The workshop is sponsored by the MultiplEYE COST Action, which will provide financial support for covering travel expenses to a limited number of participants. Authors will be invited to apply for travel funding upon abstract acceptance. Funding may be partial and priority will be given to junior researchers.

Workshop organizers

Lena Jäger (University of Zurich)
Yevgeni Berzak (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
Titus von der Malsburg (University of Stuttgart)