06.6 2017 - 09.6 2017
You are invited to participate in World Haptics to be held in Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany, June 6-9, 2017.
Haptic devices enable human-machine interaction through the senses of force and touch. In recent years, the haptics research domain has grown exponentially, involving researchers spanning widely from psychophysics, via engineering, to design.
IEEE World Haptics is the premier international conference addressing all aspects related to haptics, covering the basic scientific underpinnings, technological developments, and algorithms and applications. It is a central venue for reporting research results and demonstrating novel capabilities in the field of haptics.
There are many ways to participate in the conference including the submission of full-length technical papers, late-breaking work-in-progress papers, and demonstrations; participation in workshops and tutorials; and exhibition of commercial offerings. Corporations are also encouraged to consider sponsorship opportunities as a means of both supporting this dynamic community and maintaining visibility within it.
The World Haptics 2017 venue is a former Cistercian monastery complex where a special atmosphere is created by the combination of historical buildings and modern architecture. It is located within the range of Munich city public transport.
** Important Dates:
December 23: Expression of Intent
March 19, 2017: Workshop and tutorial proposals due
March 31, 2017: Organizers notified
April 28, 2017: Final schedule, webpage, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 23 2016 suggesting a title and the name of organizers.
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.
Conference website: worldhaptics2017.org