[robotics-worldwide] 2012 IEEE Haptics Symposium

Greg Gerling gg7h at virginia.edu
Thu Jun 23 05:50:46 PDT 2011


Please forgive the multiple postings.


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

20th IEEE Haptics Symposium

http://hapticssymposium.org

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IMPORTANT DATES
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Paper & Ext. Abstracts Due:
         September 16, 2011 (firm)
Tutorial / Workshop Proposals Submission:
         October 13, 2011
Author Notification:
         November 21, 2011
Camera-Ready Paper Submission:
         December 19, 2011
Demo Submission:
         December 19, 2011


Conference Dates:
         March 4-7, 2012


Proposals for Tutorials and Workshops should be sent to the conference
chairs by October 13, 2011 (earlier communication is strongly encouraged).


LOCATION AND FORMAT
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The 2012 Haptics Symposium will be in Vancouver, Canada, in the heart
of downtown at the Sheraton Wall Centre.

For the first time, it will operate as a standalone IEEE-sponsored
conference in a longer format: 3 full days for main conference, as well
as tutorials and workshops on an additional first day.


DESCRIPTION
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The Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS) is a premier forum for innovations in
technology and applications related to the human sense of touch, and
to advances in our understanding of haptic (touch) perception.
Sponsored by IEEE's Robotics and Automation Society and its Technical
Committee on Haptics, HAPTICS brings together psychophysicists,
engineers and designers, and crosses boundaries between the disciplines
of robotic control and device design, psychology, human-computer
interaction and the emerging areas of touch and mobile computing. Its
single track format and comfortable but vibrant surroundings make this
symposium an ideal opportunity to network and learn.

We solicit high-quality, original submissions in all areas of haptics
including, but not limited to:

- Psychophysics and perception
- Biomechanics and motor control
- Haptic interactions and their design
- Haptic device design and dynamics
- Haptic rendering and modeling
- Control system design and analysis
- Systems and networks involving haptic interactions
- Human-robot interactions involving touch
- Touch sensing
- Application of the above, including areas such as education,
entertainment and games, rehabilitation and health, art and music,
collaboration, computer-aided design and prototyping, skills training,
guidance, simulation and data visualization


SPONSORSHIP
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The Haptics Symposium is sponsored by IEEE's Robotics and Automation
Society and Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH).


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General Chairs
- Karon MacLean - University of British Columbia, Canada
- Marcia O'Malley - Rice University, USA

Publications
- Seungmoon Choi - Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea

Sponsorship
- William Provancher - University of Utah, USA

Demonstrations, Posters & Exhibits
- Mark Colton - Brigham Young University, USA
- John Morrell - Yale University, USA

Local Arrangements
- Daniela Constantinescu - University of Victoria, Canada
- Brian Gleeson - University of British Columbia, Canada

Awards
- Hong Z Tan - Purdue University, USA

Publicity
- Gregory Gerling - University of Virginia, USA

Webmaster
- Dane Powell - Rice University

Registration Chair
- Mike Zinn - University of Wisconsin, USA

Student Volunteers Chair
- Ali Israr - Disney Research, USA

Website Advisor
- Katherine J. Kuchenbecker - University of Pennsylvania, USA



Sincerely,

Gregory Gerling
2012 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair


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