This is an outdated web site, kept as historic document. See for current information.

Welcome to COGAIN


Kati Lepistö using an eye trackerCOGAIN is a network of excellence on Communication by Gaze Interaction. COGAIN integrates cutting-edge expertise on interface technologies for the benefit of users with disabilities. The network gathers Europe's leading expertise in eye tracking integration with computers in a research project on assistive technologies for citizens with motor impairments. Through the integration of research activities, the network aims to develop new technologies and systems, improve existing gaze-based interaction techniques, and facilitate the implementation of systems for everyday communication.

The COGAIN project started in September 2004 as a network of excellence supported by the European Commission's IST 6th framework program. The funded project ended in August 2009. However, COGAIN continues its work in the form of an association.

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Have questions? See the COGAIN FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions.

Missing the old content? Most of the material has been moved to the COGAIN public pages at If you still find broken links, please email the


  • Freeze of this (old and outdated) portal page

    September 26, 2018 - 16:23

    New COGAIN LogoIn mid 2018 COGAIN established its new web portal at, sending this old Drupal based site into retirement. It served well for almost 10 years (2009 to 2018), but then required major renewal, not only for technical reasons. We preserve the content of this page as a static copy of its last state for historic documentation. It is clearly marked as 'outdated' in the heading of every page, with a link to the current COGAIN web page. No updates or corrections will be done on these pages, more and more links will point into the void over times, so please refer to the current COGAIN web site for up to date information.

  • European Summer School on Eye Movements (ESSEM)

    September 10, 2018 (All day) - September 15, 2018 (All day)
    University of Bonn, Germany

    ESSEM brings together internationally renowned researchers to teach students of all levels in the scientific foundations of eye movement research and the design and analysis of eye movement studies in basic (psychology, neuroscience), clinical (psychiatry, neurology) and industrial (marketing, economics, usability) settings

    Dates: 10th to 15th September 2018

  • ETRA 2018 Call for Submissions

    June 14, 2018 - 09:00 - June 17, 2018 - 16:00
    SWPS University, Warsaw, Poland

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    Find more information at .

  • The 2018 COGAIN Symposium

    June 14, 2018 (All day) - June 17, 2018 (All day)
    Warsaw, Poland

    The Symposium on Communication by Gaze Interaction organized by the COGAIN Association will be co-located with ETRA 2018

    COGAIN 2018 symposium:
    ETRA 2018:

  • The Australian Eye-tracking Conference 2018

    April 26, 2018 (All day) - April 28, 2018 (All day)
    Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


    The Australian Eye-Tracking Conference 2018 is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary conference with the primary goal of providing a forum for cutting edge eye-tracking (ET) research.