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Hiroyuki Kajimoto <[log in to unmask]>
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Hiroyuki Kajimoto <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Mar 2016 22:04:09 +0900
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Dear colleagues,

Registration is open for the 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium, which will 
take place April 8-11 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Discounted 
early registration is available through Monday, March 7.

At least one presenting author must register for the full conference by 
midnight on March 7 for accepted work to be included in the conference 
proceedings.  Also note that the DoubleTree conference hotel reservation 
deadline is March 14.

Information on oral presentations, plenary talks, workshops, tutorials, 
and technical tours can all be found online at 
http://2016.hapticssymposium.org

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The IEEE Haptics Symposium is a conference of multidisciplinary research 
relating to the human sense of touch.  Held since 1992, it has become a 
vibrant forum where psychophysicists, engineers, and designers come 
together to share advances, spark new collaborations, and envision a 
future that benefits from rich physical interactions between humans and 
computers, facilitated by haptic technology.

In 2016, we are celebrating almost 25 years of multidisciplinary 
research relating to the human sense of touch, and we are excited to 
have Kenneth Salisbury and Roberta Klatzky as plenary speakers.  The 
conference will begin with a full day of workshops and tutorials on 
Friday, April 8, and will include three days of oral presentations of 
technical papers, hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, a poster session of 
work-in-progress papers, and a student innovation challenge.  
Registration will include a welcome reception and a banquet at the 
National Constitution Center.  Technical tours will be offered in the 
evening of Monday, April 11, including visits to the world-famous Penn 
GRASP Lab.

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Registration Information
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Registration for the 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium is now open at the 
following site: 
http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-ieee-haptics-symposium-haptics-/event-summary-798dcd7760894fca8015e121943feb24.aspx

Discounted rates are available for IEEE members, IEEE Technical 
Committee on Haptics (TCH) members, and students.  Details regarding 
symposium registration are available here: 
http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/registration

The deadline for discounted advance registration is March 7, 2016. All 
accepted papers, posters, demos, and student innovation challenges must 
be presented in person.  At least one presenting author must register by 
March 7 for accepted work to be included in the conference proceedings.



Program overview:  http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/programoverview
Workshops and tutorials: 
http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/programworkshopsandtutorials
Plenary talks: http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/plenarytalks
Oral presentation schedule: http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/oralsessions

If you have any questions about registration, please email 
[log in to unmask]   Direct questions about the 
conference itself to [log in to unmask]

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Hotel Information
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All Haptics Symposium attendees are strongly encouraged to stay at the 
conference hotel, the beautiful DoubleTree Hotel on Broad Street in 
Center City Philadelphia.  This large, modern hotel is located in the 
heart of the city, in view of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall. 
Wonderful restaurants, great shopping, artistic performances, and 
historic sights are just steps away from this well equipped conference 
venue.

It is essential that all attendees book their hotel rooms at the 
conference hotel - both for greatest convenience, and to ensure that we 
receive complimentary access to all the meeting rooms needed for the 
conference. We have secured a competitive rate of $189 per night, and 
the hotel rooms are lovely.  Note that this room rate is guaranteed only 
until March 14.

Book your hotel room at the following site:
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=13905358

Please see the conference website for more information about the venue:
http://2016.hapticssymposium.org/venue

If you would like to find one or more people to share a hotel room with, 
please fill out the roommate finder form at 
http://goo.gl/forms/lFOQdChgvX. The information you enter will be shared 
with all other attendees in search of a roommate so that you can find 
suitable matches.

If you have any other questions about conference accommodations, please 
email [log in to unmask]

Sincerely,
Brent Gillespie, Hiroyuki Kajimoto, and Mehdi Ammi, Publicity Co-Chairs
Veronica J. Santos, Registration Chair
Yon Visell and Jeremy Brown, Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
Seungmoon Choi and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Conference Co-Chairs
2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium

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