IEEE World Haptics 2017

Call for Papers

We seek original contributions on all topics in haptics and call for the submission of regular technical papers (6 pages, double column). Accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. Approximately the top 20% of the accepted papers will be presented in oral format at the conference, while the rest will be presented in highly participative poster sessions.

The top 10% of the submissions will be invited to submit an extended, journal-length version to the IEEE Transactions on Haptics, in an expedited process.

Important dates

January 15, 2017: Technical Paper Submission

January 20, 2017: Technical Paper Submission (until 11:59 pm PST)

March 12, 2017: Paper Acceptance Notification

April 2, 2017: Camera-Ready Paper Submission

June 7-9, 2017: Conference

Instructions for Authors

Technical papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions available here. The paper should not exceed 6 pages in length. In addition, please limit your abstract to 200 words or less. For your convenience, the templates for technical papers can be downloaded in Word or Latex format. Documents should be formatted in US Letter size.

WHC2017 follows a single-blind review process. Therefore, authors should include their names and affiliations on the paper. All submitted technical papers will be peer reviewed. To ensure a good match between the papers and the reviewers, each submission will be considered by one of three subcommittees: Haptic Science, Haptic Technology and Haptic Applications. Authors can indicate their preference of review subcommittee on the paper submission website.

Authors may upload a video associated with their technical paper. Submission of a video is optional. The uploaded video will be reviewed along with the paper. Videos will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore, as well as used for promotional purposes at the conference. When submitting a video, please follow these guidelines: format (mpeg 4), length (30 seconds), resolution (at least 480p progressive scan), and file size (up to 80 MB). If these guidelines cannot be fulfilled, please contact the editorial board.

Submit your technical paper via PrecisionConference.

Topics of Interest

  • Haptic Interface Design & Control
  • Tactile Displays
  • Haptic Sensors and Actuators
  • Human-Computer Interaction Involving Haptics
  • Multi-Modal Systems Involving Haptics
  • Tele-operation and Virtual Environments
  • Haptic Rendering and Modeling
  • Shared Haptic Control and Collaboration
  • Human Haptic Perception
  • Neuroscience of Touch
  • Human-Robot Haptic Interaction
  • Haptics in Industrial and Commercial Applications
  • Embedded/Ubiquitous Haptics
  • Biomechanics and Motor Control
  • Other Innovative Uses of Haptics

Editorial Board

Program chair, Haptic Applications: Miguel Otaduy, URJC Madrid.
Program co-chair, Haptic Science: Greg Gerling, University of Virginia.
Program co-chair, Haptic Technology: Jee-Hwan Ryu, KoreaTech.