[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2017 IEEE World Haptics - Call for hands-on demos, work in progress, and student innovation challenge

Claudio Pacchierotti claudio.pacchierotti at irisa.fr
Tue Mar 14 02:04:45 PDT 2017

2017 IEEE World Haptics
June 6-9, 2017 | Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany

Haptic devices enable rich human-machine interaction through the senses of
motion, force, and touch. In recent years, the haptics research domain has
grown exponentially, involving researchers from the psychophysics,
engineering, and design fields. IEEE World Haptics is the premier
international conference addressing all aspects related to haptics,
covering the basic scientific underpinnings, technological developments,
and algorithms and applications.
It is a central venue for reporting research results and demonstrating
novel capabilities in the field of haptics.

** Call for Contributions: Hands-On Demonstrations

Hands-on demos are a unique opportunity to showcase and discuss your
developments with the haptics community, far beyond what can be conferred
through publications. IEEE World Haptics will again feature multiple
sessions devoted to live demonstrations of haptics technology.
Interested researchers should submit a proposal including (i) a short
abstract of max. 200 words, (ii) mock-up images for space planning, and
(iii) an image with a 3-4 bullet point description to be used in the
conference digest.
As a guideline, the standard space allocation for each hands-on demo will
include one table (1400 x 700 mm), two chairs, likely a poster board, and
one 230 V outlet. If you have special requests regarding the demonstration,
please state them in the submission. We also highly recommend that
presenters submit a supplemental video which may be used in the review

All submissions will be reviewed by the Demonstration Session Co-Chairs
based on suitability for the conference.

 Important Dates
- March 26, 2017:  Hands-on Demo Proposal Submission
- April 16, 2017:  Hands-on Demo Acceptance Notification
- April 21, 2017: Hands-on Demo Final Submission

More information at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.worldhaptics2017.org_demonstration-2Dproposals&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKh4sOUOA59jzhhn0fOt5g-fg5CGiOKZgci9xDK8KAE&s=xDaN7fsx1T5yEfgMMaE7Go5xPRZvAX51iK76ATjOl-U&e= 

** Call for Contributions: Work-In-Progress

The Work-in-Progress (WiP) session at World Haptics 2017 provides an
opportunity to present innovative work in the field of haptics, which is
ongoing and unpublished, in order to foster discussion between authors and
conference attendees and to receive valuable feedback for early stage
ideas. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of Work-in-Progress
Editors in a single blind review process. Accepted papers will be included
in the conference USB proceedings. However, authors will retain the
copyright since accepted WiP papers will not be published in IEEEXplore.

WiP papers should be in IEEE two-column conference format including
abstract (maximum 200 words), title, author names and affiliations, and
references. The same templates as for regular technical papers should be
used. Furthermore, authors are encouraged to submit an additional, but
optional video associated with the WiP paper.

 Important Dates
- March 26, 2017:  Work-in-Progress Submission
- April 16, 2017:  Work-in-Progress Acceptance Notification
- April 21, 2017: Work-in-Progress Final Submission

More information at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.worldhaptics2017.org_work-2Din-2Dprogress&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKh4sOUOA59jzhhn0fOt5g-fg5CGiOKZgci9xDK8KAE&s=l0oqoW2YXPsRfTu_YWbEBimZnHWYJ_p3En5_tBpju-k&e= 

** Call for Contributions: Student Innovation Challenge

The 2017 WHC student innovation challenge invites students to use haptic
technology in new, creative ways to solve real-world problems. This year,
our theme is using haptics to support learning in Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM) by developing a haptic environment in which
learners can explore a STEM concept. Challenge participants will be given
access to open-hardware, low-cost force feedback devices, with the option
of working with the 1 degree of freedom Hapkit  (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hapkit.stanford.edu_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKh4sOUOA59jzhhn0fOt5g-fg5CGiOKZgci9xDK8KAE&s=A2Eq6vXuijFuGvz6EtOUVHc-RdnXR8LG2XPezT3aa6A&e= ),
the 2 degree of freedom Haply Dev Kit (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.haply.co_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=AKh4sOUOA59jzhhn0fOt5g-fg5CGiOKZgci9xDK8KAE&s=7to7Ipweoq-aSfVWrrIfIJ0cm6HdTa445m7yknxwqfM&e=  ), or both.

To participate, a team must submit a two-page proposal by March 26, 2017.
Eight to ten teams will be chosen and notified. Teams will have
approximately eight weeks to create their applications before presenting at
IEEE World Haptics in Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany to conference
attendees. A panel of expert judges will evaluate each application at the

Important dates
- March 26, 2107: Challenge Proposal Submission
- March 31, 2017: Challenge Acceptance Notification, kits sent to finalists
- April 20, 2017: Early Registration Deadline
- June 5, 2017: Final Student Blog Post due

More information at

Claudio Pacchierotti, PhD
CR2 Researcher
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Lagadic Team, Irisa and Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes cedex, France
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