Technical Papers

We seek original contributions on all topics in haptics and call for the submission of regular technical papers (6 pages including references, double column). Accepted papers will be published in the electronic proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. All technical paper sessions at WHC 2019 will have new organization of presentation: 3-minute blitz pitches for accepted papers, 10-minutes talks for award nominated papers in an oral session, and an interactive session of 120 minutes for all accepted papers held. In the interactive session, a LCD monitor is prepared for each booth, and first/last half of the session is set as a core time.
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.

Important dates

February 6, 2019
Technical Paper Submission (until 11:59 pm PST, hard deadline*)
April 5, 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification
May 7, 2019
Camera-Ready Paper Submission
July 9-12, 2019

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

Instructions for Authors

Technical papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions available here. The paper including references should not exceed 6 pages in length. Over-length page with extra charge will not be considered. In addition, please limit your abstract to 200 words or less. For your convenience, the templates for technical papers can be downloaded in Word or Latex format. Documents should be formatted in US Letter size.
WHC2019 follows a single-blind review process. Therefore, authors should include their names and affiliations on the paper. All submitted technical papers will be peer reviewed. To ensure a good match between the papers and the reviewers, each submission will be considered by one of three subcommittees: Haptic Science, Haptic Technology, and Haptic Applications. Authors can indicate their preference of review subcommittee on the paper submission website.
Authors may upload a video associated with their technical paper. Submission of a video is optional. The uploaded video will be reviewed along with the paper. Videos will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore, as well as used for promotional purposes at the conference. When submitting a video, please follow these guidelines: format (mpeg 4), length (30 seconds), resolution (at least 480p progressive scan), and file size (up to 80 MB). If these guidelines cannot be fulfilled, please contact the editorial board.

Topics of Interest

  • Haptic Interface Design & Control
  • Tactile Displays
  • Haptic Sensors and Actuators
  • Human-Computer Interaction Involving Haptics
  • Multi-Modal Systems Involving Haptics
  • Tele-operation and Virtual Environments
  • Haptic Rendering and Modeling
  • Shared Haptic Control and Collaboration
  • Human Haptic Perception
  • Neuroscience of Touch
  • Human-Robot Haptic Interaction
  • Haptics in Industrial and Commercial Applications
  • Embedded/Ubiquitous Haptics
  • Biomechanics and Motor Control
  • Other Innovative Uses of Haptics

Editorial Board

Editor-in-chief: Miguel A. Otaduy, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
Associate Editor-in-chief: Gregory J. Gerling, University of Virginia.
Associate Editor-in-chief: Jee-Hwan Ryu, KoreaTech.
Associate Editor-in-chief: Marcia K. O’Malley, Rice University.