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C A L L   F O R   P A R T I C I P A T I O N

Work-In-Progress Papers, Hands-On Demonstrations, and Exhibits

2018 IEEE Haptics Symposium

March 25-28 in San Francisco, USA


The IEEE Haptics Symposium is a vibrant interdisciplinary research forum for scientists, engineers, and designers interested in touch-based interaction. In 2018, this four-day conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.

We seek exciting submissions in the following categories, as described below and overviewed at

- Work-in-Progress Papers

- Hands-On Demonstrations

- Exhibits

WORK-IN-PROGRESS PAPERS - due January 26, 2018

Work-in-progress papers enable authors to share late-breaking results with the research community. The emphasis of WIP papers is on the novelty of the work, not completeness. These short papers will be presented in a single-track poster session that will not be held in parallel with any podium or demo sessions. Accepted WIP papers will be included in the conference proceedings, but they will not be published in IEEE Xplore. Authors retain the full copyright of WIP papers so that they can submit a more mature version of the paper at a later time.

WIP papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions available on the conference website. Authors should aim for a submission length of two pages; one extra page may added through a charge of $200, paid during conference registration. We encourage authors to include a video to help readers understand the WIP paper. Videos associated with accepted WIP papers may be used to promote the conference. The deadline for the submission of WIP Papers is January 26, 2018.

To submit a WIP paper or to obtain additional information, please go to

Address questions about WIP papers to the Work-in-Progress Chair (Vincent Levesque) at [log in to unmask]

HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS - due January 26, 2018

Hands-on demonstrations are a crucial and popular component of haptic conferences, and multiple demo sessions will be held at the conference to enable greater sharing of developments in different areas of haptics. We welcome demonstrations that showcase novel haptic devices, software, or experiments. Authors of technical papers and WIP papers are particularly encouraged to apply for demonstration space to support their presentation.

Those interested in presenting a demo should submit a 100-word abstract no later than January 26, 2018. Each submission must include an image that can be used in the conference digest. It is also recommended to submit a supplemental video, which may also be used for promotional purposes at the conference and on social media sites. Demo applications will be reviewed to ensure relevance, novelty, and lack of commercial content.

To submit a proposal for a hands-on demonstration or to obtain additional information, please go to

Address questions about hands-on demonstrations to the Demos & Exhibits Co-Chairs (Fabrizio Sergi and Mounia Ziat) at [log in to unmask]

EXHIBITS - due February 14, 2018

Companies are invited to engage with our community by displaying products and services that relate to haptics. Exhibiting requires payment of a fee to secure booth space.

In addition to presenting an exhibit, vendors and corporations are encouraged to help sponsor the 2018 Haptics Symposium to support the haptics community and maintain visibility within it. For a complete description of all of the exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please view the sponsorship prospectus at

Address questions about becoming an exhibitor and/or sponsor to the Sponsorship Co-Chairs (Nick Colonnese, Ann Majewicz, and Mike Yip) at [log in to unmask]


Haptic interface design and control, tactile displays, sensors and actuators, human-computer interaction, multi-modal systems, virtual and augmented reality, haptic rendering and modeling, embedded haptics, teleoperation, shared control and collaboration, robotic manipulation, physical human-robot interaction, human haptic perception, neuroscience of touch, haptics in industrial and commercial applications, and other innovative applications of haptics.


San Francisco is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the thirteenth most populous city in the United States. Home to many historic sites and famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Chinatown district, this metropolitan area is also part of Silicon Valley, where many well-known high-tech companies reside. San Francisco’s airport offers direct flights to a broad range of domestic and international locations, and the city has excellent public transportation. The conference venue is the Westin St. Francis, a beautiful and historic hotel on Union Square.


- General Chairs: Katherine J. Kuchenbecker and Gregory Gerling

- Program Chair: Yon Visell

- Publications Chair: Veronica Santos

- Cross-Cutting Challenges Chairs: Manuel Cruz and Gregory Gerling

- Work-in-Progress Chair: Vincent Levesque

- Demos and Exhibits Chairs: Fabrizio Sergi and Mounia Ziat

- Transactions on Haptics Posters Chair: Vincent Levesque

- Local Arrangements Chairs: Heather Culbertson, Sean Follmer, and Tania Morimoto

- Awards Chair: Seungmoon Choi

- Finance Chair: Kyle Reed

- Sponsorship Chairs: Nick Colonnese, Ann Majewicz, and Mike Yip

- Registration Chair: Jenna Gorlewicz

- Publicity Chair: Rebecca Khurshid

- Student Volunteers Chairs: Seokhee Jeon and Jeremy Brown

- Stanford Tour Coordinators: Allison Okamura and Margaret Coad

- Webmaster: Jaebong Lee


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