[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: 2008 Haptics Symposium

William Provancher wil at mech.utah.edu
Tue May 29 19:09:00 PDT 2007

please forgive the multiple postings.

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

16th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environments 
and  Teleoperator Systems


Important Dates
Submission opens:    August 15, 2007
Paper submission:    September 28, 2007 (firm)
Notification:                November 20, 2007
Final papers due:       December 14, 2007
Demo submission:    January 25, 2008
Conference dates:     March 13-14, 2008

Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA

The Haptics Symposium is an annual, single-track conference that brings 
together researchers in diverse engineering and human science disciplines 
who are interested in the design, analysis, and evaluation of systems that 
display haptic (force and touch) information to human operators. High 
quality, original papers are solicited in all areas of haptics. The papers 
are peer reviewed, and accepted papers are selected for either oral or 
poster presentation.  Papers have the option of being published in the IEEE 
proceedings.  Industry-sponsored awards are given. Hands-on demonstrations 
(with abstract) and company exhibits are also solicited.

This symposium aims to bring together the diverse disciplines that will 
contribute to advances in the field of haptics, including biomechanics, 
psychology, neurophysiology, engineering, and computer science. Topics of 
interest include, and are not limited to:
- Human factors
- Psychophysics and perception
- Biomechanics and motor control
- Mechanism design
- Control system design and analysis
- Dynamics
- Haptic rendering and modeling algorithms

Areas of application include, but are by no means limited 
to:  Teleoperation (e.g., space exploration, undersea operations, 
microsurgery and minimally-invasive surgery, hazardous waste clean- up) and 
Virtual Environments (e.g., critical procedure training, computer-aided 
design and prototyping, data visualization, human-computer interaction, and 

The Haptics Symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical 
Committee on Visualization and Graphics, and is affiliated with the 
Technical Committee on Haptics (http://www.worldhaptics.org/). It is held 
in conjunction with the 2008 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (March 8-12, 
2008, http://conferences.computer.org/vr/2008/).

Organizing Committee
General Chairs:           Janet Weisenberger, Ohio State University
                                      Allison Okamura, Johns Hopkins University
Local Arrangements:   Gunter Niemeyer, Stanford University
Publications:                 Karon MacLean, University of British Columbia
Demos & Exhibits:       Cagatay Basdogan, Koc University
Awards:                        Dinesh Pai, University of British Columbia
Publicity:                       William Provancher, University of Utah

Will Provancher
2008 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair

Provancher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah
50 S. Central Campus Dr.
2120 Merrill Engineering Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9208

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