IEEE World Haptics 2017

Call for Workshops

World Haptics 2017 solicits proposals for workshops/tutorials, to be held on June 6, 2017 preceding the full conference.

Important Dates

December 23, 2016:  Expression of Intent

March 19, 2017: Workshop and tutorial proposals due

March 31, 2017: Organizers notified

April 28, 2017: Final schedule, webpage, & speaker list due

June 6, 2017: Workshops and tutorials take place

Expression of Intent 

We would appreciate it if interested organizers of workshops or tutorials could send an email to  by Dec 23 2016 suggesting a title and the name of organizers.

Instructions for Authors

Informal enquiries are encouraged, however a formal email submission including a full proposal is required for consideration by March 19, 2017. The description of the workshop/tutorial will be uploaded on the website and included in the proceedings.

The goal of the workshops/tutorials is to create an informal environment for attendees with common interests and diverse perspectives on topics important to the haptics community. Possible workshops/tutorials could be aimed at, but not limited to: new approaches to basic or applied research, new methodologies, design innovation, theoretical analyses, emerging research areas, connections to other research fields. Presentations in workshops/tutorials should not duplicate presentations at the main conference, but they could deepen the analysis, discuss theoretical accounts, or even present related material. Multiple workshops/tutorials will be run on parallel tracks.

Interested organizers can choose between different formats:

Open Workshops: The organizers propose a topic, which (if approved) is disseminated openly (also through the conference website). Speakers can apply to the organizers. The organizers must supply a final program and list of speakers to the Workshops Chairs by April 28, 2017.

Panel Workshops: The organizers propose a topic and a tentative panel of speakers.

Tutorials: Tutorials are seminars of established research areas that are aimed to provide hands-on experience. They should be focused on a single topic and should be presented by two or three experts in the field.

Check the pdf Call for Workshops for more details.

The template for proposals can be downloaded here.