More than thirty years ago, in 1980 initiated by Rudolf Groner, Dieter Heller and Henk Breimer, a transdisciplinary network called "European Group of Scientists active in Eye Movement Research" was founded. This group included scientists who used eye movement registration as a research tool and developed models based on oculomotor data obtained from a wide spectrum of phenomena, ranging from the neurophysiological to the perceptual and the cognitive level.
The group was intended to serve the purpose of
exchanging information about current research, equipment and software
organizing a conference (ECEM) at a different location all over Europe every other year.
publishing edited books, and -since 2008- the Journal of Eye Movement Research, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed scientific online journal (JEMR).