Call for Workshops/Tutorials

The 2018 World Haptics Conference solicits proposals for workshops/tutorials, to be held on AM July 21, 2018, preceding the full conference. Note that the available slot is just for a half day workshop in the morning of the first day.

Important Dates

Expression of Intent:
December 21, 2018
Workshop and tutorial proposals due
February 7, 2019*
Organizers notified:
March 15, 2019
Final schedule, webpage, & speaker list due
April 31, 2019

*Tentative schedule

Expression of Intent

We would appreciate it if interested organizers of workshops or tutorials could send an email to cccws[at]worldhaptics2019.org by Dec 21, 2018, suggesting a tentative title and the name of organizers.

Instructions for Organizers

While informal inquiries described above are encouraged, the organizers must send a formal submission including a full proposal for selection by February 7, 2019.

The goal of the workshops/tutorials is to create an informal environment for attendees with common interests and diverse perspectives on topics relevant to the haptics community. Possible workshops/tutorials could be aimed at, but not limited to new approaches to basic or applied research, new methodologies, design innovation, theoretical analyses, emerging research areas, connections to other research fields. Presentations in workshops/tutorials should not duplicate presentations at the main conference, but they could deepen the analysis, discuss theoretical accounts, or even present related material.

Interested organizers can choose between different formats:

  • Panel Workshops: The organizers propose a topic and a tentative panel of speakers.
  • Open Workshops: The organizers propose a topic, which (if approved) is disseminated openly (also through the conference website). Speakers can apply to the organizers. The organizers must supply a final program and list of speakers to the Workshops Chairs by April 31, 2019.
  • Tutorials: Tutorials are seminars of established research areas that are aimed to provide hands-on experience. They should be focused on a single topic and should be presented by two or three experts in the field.

Submission Materials
Email your submission to cccws[at]worldhaptics2019.org.
The template for proposals can be downloaded here (soon).

Points of Contact
cccws[at]worldhaptics2019.org

Workshops/Tutorials Chairs:
Masashi Konyo, Tohoku University
Yoshihiro Tanaka, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena
Manuel Cruz, Immersion Corporation