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Paper submission for the 2014 Haptics Symposium is now open.
Papers and extended abstracts are due September 30, 2013.
The submission page is https://precisionconference.com/~haptics

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C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S
2014 IEEE Haptics Symposium
http://hapticssymposium.org
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Call for Participation:

The IEEE Haptics Symposium, founded in 1992, is a vibrant forum where
psychophysicists, engineers and designers of applications and interactions
come together to share advances, spark new collaborations and envision a
future that benefits from rich physical interactions between computers and
human operators, generated through haptic (force and tactile) devices. In
2014, the Haptics Symposium will take place February 23-26 at the
Doubletree Hotel in downtown Houston, Texas, USA. This Haptics Symposium
will be a standalone IEEE-sponsored conference, featuring a full day of
tutorials and workshops (February 23), followed by two and a half days for
the main conference in a single track (February 24-26). Papers should be
four to six pages long, with charges for up to two additional pages, and
extended abstracts should be two to three pages.

Important Dates:

Conference Dates:  February 23-26, 2014
Papers and Extended Abstracts due:  September 30, 2013
Tutorial / Workshop Proposals due:  October 20, 2013
Demos and Exhibits due:     December 15, 2013

Location:

As the fourth-largest city in the United States, Houston is home to a
respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants,
world-renowned theater groups, and a significant international community
boasting vivid cultural scenes. Such offerings have landed Houston at the
top of Forbes’ 2012 list of the "Coolest cities in America" and seventh on
the New York Times’ list of "46 places to go in 2013," ranking higher than
all other U.S. cities. Everything is "bigger in Texas," and Houston is no
exception. The Bayou City is known as the energy capital of the world, and
is home to the world’s largest medical center.

Description:

The Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS) is a premier forum for innovations in
technology and applications related to the human sense of touch, and to
advances in our understanding of haptic (touch) perception. Sponsored by
IEEE's Robotics and Automation Society and its Technical Committee on
Haptics, HAPTICS brings together psychophysicists, engineers and designers,
and crosses boundaries between the disciplines of robotic control and
device design, psychology, human-computer interaction and the emerging
areas of touch and mobile computing. Its single track format and
comfortable but vibrant surroundings make this symposium an ideal
opportunity to network and learn.

We solicit high-quality, original submissions in all areas of haptics
including, but not limited to:
- Haptic interactions and their design
- Psychophysics and perception
- Biomechanics and motor control
- Haptic device design and dynamics
- Haptic rendering and modeling
- Control system design and analysis
- Low-cost, embedded / situated / ubiquitous haptic devices and applications
- Systems and networks involving haptic interactions
- Human-robot interactions involving touch
- Touch sensing
- Application of the above including areas such as education, entertainment
and games, rehabilitation and health, art and music, collaboration,
computer-aided design and prototyping, skills training, guidance,
simulation and data visualization

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:  Seungmoon Choi, Pohang University of Science and
Technology, South Korea, & Marcia O'Malley, Rice University, USA
Publications:  Katherine Kuchenbecker, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Publicity:  Peter Berkelman, University of Hawaii, USA
Finance:  Manuel Cruz, Immersion Corp., USA
Sponsorship:  Daniela Constantinescu, University of Victoria, Canada
Registration:  Mike Zinn, University of Wisconsin, USA
Webmaster:  Dane Powell, Rice University, USA
Awards:  Cagatay Basdogan, Koc University, Turkey
Workshops & Tutorials:  Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Posters, Demos & Exhibits:  Mark Colton, Brigham Young University, USA, &
Greg Gerling, University of Virginia, USA
Student Volunteers:  Mounia Ziat, Northern Michigan University, USA, &
Ozkan Celik, San Francisco State University, USA
Local Arrangements:  Fabrizio Sergi, Rice University, USA

Sincerely,
Peter Berkelman
2014 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair

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