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SECOND CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:


IEEE WHC 2019 (IEEE WORLD HAPTICS CONFERENCE 2019, THE 8TH JOINT EUROHAPTICS CONFERENCE AND IEEE HAPTICS SYMPOSIUM)


sola city Conference Center

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JAPAN

July 9-12, 2019

http://worldhaptics2019.org/


Update: Technical Paper Submission Deadline: February 6, 2019


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, you are invited to participate in IEEE WHC 2019 to be held in Tokyo, JAPAN  July 9-12, 2019. In recent years, we have witnessed the rapid evolution of haptics research.  Fundamental understanding of touch perception, technologies to interface via haptics, and commercial applications are all burgeoning.  IEEE World Haptics is the premier conference for reporting research results and demonstrating novel capabilities in the field of haptics. There are many ways to contribute to the conference by submitting original full-length technical papers, late-breaking work-in-progress papers, hands-on demos, and exhibits to the design showcase. We are also soliciting proposals for Cross-cutting Challenge and Workshop Sessions. Corporations are also encouraged to consider sponsorship opportunities and/or participating by exhibiting commercial offerings as a means of both supporting this dynamic community and maintaining visibility within it. For more details, please check http://www.worldhaptics2019.org/submissioncategories/


TALKS & INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

All technical paper sessions at WHC 2019 will have a new format: 10-minute talks for accepted papers nominated for an award, 3-minute blitz pitches for all other accepted papers, followed by an interactive session of 120 minutes for all accepted papers held in the same session room.


Update: JOURNAL REFERRALS

More than 10% of submissions will be invited to submit an extended, journal-length version to the IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH), in an expedited process. The invited papers will be selected by the ToH editorial board, based on WHC reviews and suitability for the journal.


UPDATE: WORK IN PROGRESS, HANDS-ON DEMO, AND DESIGN SHOWCASE

The Work-in-Progress category calls for rapid communications summarized in 2 pages. The authors will give their presentations in a poster presentation. The hands-on demo category calls for a short abstract (approx. 200 words), a short video (within 3 minutes) that can show the content of the demo, and mock-up images for space planning. During the conference, the authors will present their demonstration and a spotlight talk. Design showcase, a newly established category, calls for diverse activities in the cross region of design and haptics, such as products, services, entertainment, education, welfare, and art. Submission materials include a short abstract and a short video, and accepted works will be exhibited in the venue.

The authors of work-in-progress, hands-on demo, and design showcase will retain the copyrights, and materials will not be archived in IEEEXplore.


TOPICS

The conference welcomes original contributions related to any topics of haptics. Topics of interest include:


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

Haptics in medical applications

Haptics in art and design

Other innovative applications of haptics


Further details are available at http://worldhaptics2019.org/ and by emailing [log in to unmask]


Update: IMPORTANT DATES

- CCC Theme Proposal / Workshop Expression of Intent Submission:

December 21, 2018

- Student Innovation Challenge Proposal Submission:

January 25, 2019

- Technical Paper Submission:

February 6, 2019

*Unlike previous editions, this time the submission deadline is hard. There will be no extensions.

- Paper Acceptance Notification:

April 5, 2019

- Work-in-Progress Paper / Hands-on Demo / Design Showcase Submission:

April 19, 2019

- Camera-Ready Paper Submission:

May 7, 2019

- Work-in-Progress Paper / Hands-on Demo / Design Showcase Notification:

May 10, 2019

- Early Registration

Early May, 2019


SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

More information about sponsoring and exhibiting at IEEE WHC 2019 can be found at:

http://www.worldhaptics2019.org/sponsorship/


VENUE & SOCIAL PROGRAMS

IEEE WHC 2019 will be held at the Sola City Conference Center in Ochanomizu. Due to its proximity to Tokyo Station, Ueno, Suidobashi, and Akihabara, it is also a convenient base for exploring the wider area. Tokyo is a historic city that breathes with four hundred years of tradition, while still being able to continually change and embrace the future. The Kanda Myojin Shrine and the Mausoleum of Confucius at Yushima are within walking distance of the venue. In addition, it takes only 15 minutes to visit the Sensoji Temple with its Thunder Gate. If you visit Akihabara, a fully-charged electric town sparking original culture, you can find the cultural home to the diehard fans, the "otaku", of gaming, manga, and anime. We hope to see you there!

https://www.gotokyo.org/en/


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