The Tenth International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming 2022 will be held on May 21th - May 29 2022 (TBD). It is co-located with the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022).

The study of eye gaze data has great potential for research in computer programming, computing education, and software engineering practice. The Eighth International Workshop on Eye Movements in Programming (EMIP 2021) will again focus on advancing the methodological, theoretical, and applied aspects of eye movements in programming. The goal of the workshop is to further develop the methodology of using eye gaze tracking for programming, both theoretically and in applications. What can gaze behavior tell us about cognitive processes during programming? This question enables us to understand the role of human factors involved in programming.

Topics of Interest

We invite contributions analyzing gaze behavior of activities related to programming, such as code reading and debugging, social aspects, vision, and educational perspectives. These may include, but are not limited to, the role of emotions in programming, vision-based models, readability, and new theories of program comprehension. Contributions are expected to present implications to software engineering practice or programming education. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

•Identification and analysis of appropriate data abstractionsfor eye tracking analysis

•Models of cognition about software development

•Effects of text-based, graphical, or diagram-based programrepresentations

•Effects of syntax or language features, as well as program-ming paradigms

•Identification and analysis of behaviors and strategies oflearners’ reading, writing, and debugging code, acquiringnew domains and skills, longitudinal growth

•Challenges for learners or software engineers (e.g., obstaclesto learning or accomplishing tasks)

•Applications for eye tracking, e.g., software engineeringtasks, such as program comprehension, debugging, require-ments traceability, change tracking

•Development and evaluation of tools and processes for work-ing with eye tracking

•Development and evaluation of visualizations for static anddynamic program execution

•Applications offering programming assistance or accessibil-ity using eye tracking devices, data, and analyses

•Combinations of eye tracking with other sensing modalities,such as fMRI, EEG, GSR, or fNIRS

•Multi-person eye tracking, e.g., during pair programming orcollaborative problem solving

•Eye gaze datasets and source code amenable to eye gazestudies

•Analyses of pre-existing eye gaze datasets, e.g. the EMIP dataset

•Development of platforms, tools, and methods which enablereproducible experiments

Venue and Dates

The Workshop will be held in Pittsburgh, USA at the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2022)

ICSE 2022 website:

Virtual option will be available.

Important dates:

• Deadline for papers: 14 January 2022

• Notification to authors: 25 February 2022

• Camera-ready Deadline: 18 March 2022

• Workshop: May 21–29, 2022 (exact day TBD)

Submissions and Presentations

One half of the workshop will be devoted to presenting new research results. The other will focus on facilitating discussion, teaching practical skills, and growing the community. We invite three types of contributions: new research results (up to 8 pages), new ideas (4 pages), and demos (2 pages). Page limits include references.

Submissions must be written in English and should be submittedthrough EasyChair: instructions are available at for both LaTeX and Word users. LaTeX users must use the provided acmart.cls and ACM-Reference-Format.bst without modification, enable the conference format inthe preamble of the document:

\documentclass[sigconf, review, anonymous]{acmart}

And use the ACM reference format for the bibliography:


The review option adds line numbers, thereby allowing refereesto refer to specific lines in their comments. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two members of the program committee. Workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and publishedby ACM.The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is thedate the proceedings are made available in the ACM Library. Thisdate may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2022. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. If a submission is accepted, at least oneauthor of the paper is required to attend the workshop and present the paper.

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Workshop Organizers

  • Naser Al Madi — Colby College, USA
  • Teresa Busjahn — HTW Berlin, Germany
  • Bonita Sharif — University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA