IEEE World Haptics 2017


Locations of the workshop rooms are indicated in the conference location map  (see Seminar rooms for S1 to S6).

Morning Workshops

W.1 Electrostatic Tactile Displays (Room: Kleiner Saal)

Organisers: Mr Gholamreza Ilkhani, Prof Evren Samur


Show speakers
  • Evren Samur, Prof., Bogazici University, Turkey, “Welcome and Introduction”
  • Akio Yamamoto, Prof., University of Tokyo, Japan, “Multi-touch Haptics on a Large-screen LCD using Electroadhesion”
  • Ed Colgate, Prof., Northwestern University, USA, “High Bandwidth Electroadhesion”
  • Frederic Giraud, Prof., L2EP/IRCICA, France, “Coupling Electrostatic and Vibrating Devices”
  • Gholamreza Ilkhani, Bogazici University, Turkey, “Data-Driven Texture Rendering on an Electrostatic Tactile Display”
  • Jeha Ryu, Prof., Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, “Application of Electrovibration Technology to Touch Panel Display Systems”
  • Seungmoon Choi, Prof., POSTECH, Korea, “Improving 3D Shape Perception Using Electrostatic Friction Display”
  • Yasemin Vardar, Koc University, Turkey, “Tactile Perception of Electrovibration Displayed on Touch Screens”


W.2 Haptics interfaces for accessibility (Room: S1)

Organizers: Dr Luca Brayda, Dr Lamia Elloumi, Prof Jan Van Erp


Show speakers
  • Luca Brayda – IIT, Italy – Interaction and manipulation of dynamical virtual content by visually impaired people
  • Mounia Ziat – University of North Michigan, USA – Learning Tangible Interaction from Seniors
  • Anke Brock – INRIA, France – Tangible Interaction for Visually Impaired People: why and how
  • Duvernoy Basil – UPMC, France – Tactile Communicator for Use by The Deafblind
  • Yongjae Yoo – POSTECH, Korea – TouchPhoto: Enabling Independent Photo-Related Activities for Visually-Impaired Users
  • Matteo Bianchi – Centro Piaggio, Italy – Augmented white cane performance with wearable haptics and navigation
  • Domenico Prattichizzo – University of Siena, Italy – A remote vibrotactile guidance system for blind and visually impaired
  • Lamia Elloumi – University of Twente, Netherlands – “Feeling the space”: Towards enhancement of spatial awareness for visually impaired people
  • Cecilia Gatti – University of Illinois, USA – Virtual reality test bed for haptic error augmentation in psychomotor skill development
  • Jan Van Erp – TNO, Netherlands – Perceiving tactile codes on the abdomen in dual-task conditions


W.3 Haptic Methods and Technologies for Virtual Assembly Simulations (Room: S5)

Organizers: Dr Thomas Hulin, Dr René Weller


Show speakers
  • Ralf Rabätje, CTO of vr-on GmbH: “New Challenges in VR using Game Engines?”
  • Rene Weller, University of Bremen: “Continuous Volumetric Collision Detection and Response for Haptic Rendering”
  • Jerome Perret, CEO of Haption S.A.: “Haptic virtual assembly testing: what are the requirements for the physics engine?”
  • Thomas Hulin, German Aerospace Center (DLR): “Control in Haptics: Towards Optimal Haptic Feedback”
  • Bernhard Weber, German Aerospace Center (DLR): “Force feedback in virtual assembly scenarios: A human factors evaluation”


Afternoon Workshops

W.4 Wearable haptic systems: design, applications, and perspectives (Room: kleiner Saal)

Organisers: Dr Claudio Pacchierotti, Dr Stephen Sinclair, Prof Massimiliano Solazzi, Prof Antonio Frisoli, Prof Vincent Hayward, Prof Domenico Prattichizzo


Show speakers
  • Vincent Hayward, UPMC, France, “Early tactile processing”
  • Antonio Frisoli, SSSA, Italy, “Virtual serious games and wearable haptic interfaces for neuro rehabilitation of children with movement disorders”
  • Sandra Hirche, TUM, Germany, “Wearable haptics for human-robot team interaction”
  • Domenico Prattichizzo, UNISI and IIT, Italy, “Contact deformation feedback for fingertip wearable devices”
  • Antonis Argyros, FORTH, Greece, “Markerless visual tracking in support of wearable haptics for humans and robots”
  • Matteo Bianchi, UNIPI, Italy, “Wearable haptics and affective computing: towards a novel paradigm for HRI”
  • Miguel Otaduy, URJC, Spain, “Touching virtual environments through soft hands”


W.5 Recent advances in modeling skin mechanics and tactile afferent responses (Room: S1)

Organisers: Dr Hannes Saal, Dr Benoit Delhaye


Show speakers
  • Jean-Louis Thonnard, Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Michael Wiertlewski, Aix-Marseille University
  • Craig Shultz, Colgate Lab, Northwestern University
  • Lynette Jones, MIT
  • Greg Gerling, University of Virginia
  • Lucia Seminara, University of Genoa
  • Jinghua Tang, Liudi Jiang Lab, University of Southampton
  • Benoit Delhaye, University of Chicago


W.6 Haptics in Education (Room: S5)

Organisers: Mr Chad Rose, Prof Marcia O’Malley, Prof William Harwin, Dr Ozan Tokatli, Prof Faustina Hwang


Show speakers
  • Roger Gassert/Olivier Lambercy, ETHZ, “Haptic Paddles in Advanced Courses”
  • Volkan Patoglu, Sabancı University, “Series-Elastic Haptic Paddles”
  • Jenna Gorlewicz (to be represented), St. Louis University, “Assessments of Learning Outcomes”
  • Melisa Orta Martinez, CHARM lab Stanford University, “Haptic systems to understand math, science and engineering”
  • Karon Maclean. “An overview of haptics in education”


W.7 Multidisciplinary perspectives on how humans experience weight and act upon objects (Room: S6)

Organisers: Dr Gavin Buckingham


Show speakers
  • Marco Davare, University College London/Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: ‘Using virtual reality to study brain mechanisms underlying visuo-haptic integration during skilled grasp’
  • Jacob Suchoski & Allison Okamura, Stanford University: ‘Altered weight perception due to amplified skin deformation’
  • Gavin Buckingham, University of Exeter: ‘Effector-specific dissociations in real and illusory weight perception’
  • Joachim Hermsdoerfer, Technical University of Munich: ‘Memory, feedforward prediction and feedback adaptation in grip force control during object manipulation following lesions of the motor-dominant and non-dominant hemisphere’
  • Agnes Roby-Brami, Pierre et Marie Curie University Paris: ‘Force exchanges during object manipulation’
  • Jonas Schmidtler, Technical University of Munich: ‘Influence of Weight Illusions on the Design and Usability of Haptic Human-Robot Collaboration’