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Orestis Georgiou <[log in to unmask]>
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                            CHI 2018 Workshop
                   Mid-Air Haptics for Control Interfaces

                   April 21st, 2018, Montréal, Canada

                              CALL FOR POSITION PAPERS

Both industry and academia are currently developing and evaluating different interfaces based on touchless gesture-tracking devices. These types of interfaces are ideal for applications where direct contact with a physical controller is not desirable. However, one limitation they face is the lack of feedback informing users that gestures have been recognised and accepted. Mid-air haptic interfaces, such as those using focused ultrasound waves can close the feedback loop and improve user experiences and the sense of agency.

Ultrahaptics are therefore heading to CHI 2018, and you can join us too!
We’re inviting interested participants to submit a 2-page abstract, to discuss, connect, and explore as part of our one-day workshop.

Taking place in Montréal, Canada from 21st-26th April 2018, CHI is one of the leading events in the field of human-computer interaction and future technologies.

Workshop Date: 21st of April 2018 (TBC).

Paper Submissions [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Workshop homepage:<>


The goal of this workshop is to bring together a group of HCI researchers interested in the growing field of mid-air haptics, to foster discussion around the design and implementation of feedback using mid-air haptic interfaces in applications, related to AR/VR, automotive, music, robotics and teleoperation, and identify the future challenges we will face.

On the day, expect four mini-keynote talks on the workshop topics (AR/VR, automotive, music, robotics, and teleoperation), twenty 2-minute presentations, as well as four thematic brainstorming sessions to foster discussion, channel research directions, and promote new inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration opportunities.


The workshop is intended for the broad HCI and haptics community from both academia or industry.
Participants must submit a short expression of interest (750 words) abstract by February 2, 2018.

Abstracts can broadly describe previous mid-air haptics and/or gesture control related work, work-in-progress in the field, or discussion ideas to help kick start future projects.
For each accepted application, at least one author will have to register for both the workshop and at least one day of the conference.
Submissions or questions should be sent via email to: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

All submissions will go through a light touch review from the organizers to bring together a team of attendees who have the best potential to engender good discussion and positively foster a diverse community. The workshop is restricted to approximately 20 participants.

Workshop position papers will be made available through the workshop website. Copyright remains with the authors.


Position paper deadline:  February 2, 2018
Notification:  February 20, 2018
Workshop at CHI2018:  April 21st, 2018

Ultrahaptics - Marcello Giordano, Orestis Georgiou, Brygida Dzidek, and Loic Corenthy
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) - Jin Ryong Kim
University of Sussex - Sriram Subramanian
University of Glasgow - Stephen Brewster

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