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World Haptics Conference 2009
Haptics-L:Haptics Symposium Demos and Exhibits 
Haptics-L:IEEE 3DUI 2008 - Extended deadline
Haptics-L:EuroHaptics 2008: call for papers
Haptics-L:Call for Participation: 2nd International Workshop on 
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Haptics-L:IEEE 3DUI 2008 - Call for Papers
Haptics-L:[AMBI-SYS 2008 + WORKSHOPS] ***October 15****
Haptics-L: REMINDER: Call for Papers: Haptics Symposium 2008
Haptics-L digest: ASME special issue, cfp:2008 Haptics Symposium
Haptics-L:FINAL CALL: ASME Journal - Special Issue on Haptics
Haptics-L:CFP: Deadline extension: Posters and Demos for the
2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Haptics-L digest: three Calls for Papers
Haptics-L digest:Enactive07 extension,Scholarships,CFP:haid2007
Haptics-L: CFP - HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio
Visual Environments and Games
Haptics-L: Enactive/07 reminder on Haptics-L
Haptics-L:Enactive/07 - Second Call for Participation
Haptics-L:Call for Nominations: Editor in Chief for the new IEEE
Transactions on Haptics
Haptics-L:CfP: Second International Workshop on Haptic and
Audio Interaction Design
Haptics-L:CFP: "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16"
Advanced Robotics - Special Issue on Haptics
Special session on haptics
(Fwd) Edinburgh Touch workshop Tuesday 3 July
Haptics-L:Ambi-sys 2008
Haptics-L:CFP: ASME Journal - Special Issue on Haptics
Haptics-L:CfP: Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
RAAD2007 Ljubljana - Submission deadline extended (fwd)
Final Cfp:International Multisensory Research Forum
Cfp: Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID'07)
[ARVR-DE] INTUITION 2007 Workshop & Conference - CFP
HAPTEX Newsletter and Call For Papers HAPTEX'07
cfp, International Multisensory Research Forum

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Subject: Haptics-L: World Haptics Conference 2009
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 09:49:30 -0500

From: John Hollerbach 
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 10:43 pm 

This is an advance announcement for World Haptics 2009, 
which will take place from March 18-20, 2009, in Salt 
Lake City. 

www.worldhaptics2009.org 

World Haptics 2009 is the 3rd joint symposium between Eurohaptics and 
the Haptics Symposium, and is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and 
Automation Society and the Technical Committee on Haptics. Its 
proceedings will be placed in IEEE Xplore. 

The due date for papers will be October 15, 2008. Please see the 
web page for future details about how to submit. 

I hope to see you in Salt Lake City. And remember to bring your skis. 

  John Hollerbach, General Chair 

Steering Committee: 

  Antonio Bicchi 
  Manuel Ferre 
  Matthias Harders 
  Hiroo Iwata 
  Gunter Niemeyer 
  Allison Okamura 
  Hong Tan 
  Yasu Yokokohji 

Conference Editorial Board: 

  Lynette Jones, Editor-in-Chief 
  Matthias Harders, Editor 
  Yasu Yokokohji, Editor 

Local Arrangements Chair: 

  David Johnson 

Publications Chair: 

  Mark Colton 

Publicity Chair: 

  Antonio Frisoli 

Tours Chair: 

  Will Provancher 
 

    Haptics-L:Haptics Symposium Demos and Exhibits 
 

From: William Provancher <wil-+at-+
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 6:35 pm

please forgive the multiple postings.

Just a friendly reminder.  DEMO submission closes January 25, 2008.
 

*************************************************
C A L L   F O R   DEMOS

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

http://www.hapticssymposium.org
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Dear Colleague,

I would like to invite you to present a demo at the 16th Symposium on 
Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems. 
Demonstrations are one of the best ways to show your work and receive 
direct feedback from your colleagues.

The symposium ( http://www.hapticssymposium.org/) will be held at the 
Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA, from March 13-14 (Thurs-Fri)
2008.

If you are interested in presenting a demo, please fill in the linked
demo application document, re-name it (use your name and surname as the name
of the return file), and return it to Cagatay Basdogan no later than
January 25, 2007.

(Link address for demo application form)
http://www.hapticssymposium.org/documents/DemoRequestForm.doc
 

We look forward to seeing you in Reno, Nevada.

Cagatay Basdogan
Demo and Exhibits chair, 2008 Haptics Symposium
Email: cbasdogan+-at-+ku-dot-edu-dot-tr
Tel:   90+ (212)-338-1721
Fax:  90+ (212)-338-1548
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   Haptics-L:IEEE 3DUI 2008 - Extended deadline
 

From: Sabine Coquillart <Sabine.Coquillart+-at-+
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 02:11:00 +0100

Dear Gabriel,

May I ask you to distribute this call for papers of the IEEE 3DUI 2008 
symposium to the Haptics-L mailing list.
Thanks in advance,
Sabine

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3DUI 2008 - Call for Papers

IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008
March 8-9, Reno, Nevada, USA
(in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2008)

http://conferences.computer.org/3dui

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New:
Due to a large number of requests, the submission deadline for papers
and tech-notes full submissions has been extended to November 17, 2007
but an extended abstract with title, authors' name, affiliation,
keywords and paper category (paper/tech-note) is due November 14, 2007.

Posters due: December 9th
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The IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008 is the third international 
symposium focused on the topic of 3D UIs and will be held to provide an
intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working
in various 3DUI research areas and to trigger discussions among participants.
It builds on successful 3DUI workshops in 2004 and 2005, as well as the IEEE 3DUI 
Symposiums in 2006 and 2007. The symposium will last for two days, and will be 
followed immediately by the IEEE VR conference. The theme of the Symposium will 
cover all areas of 3D UI research. The Symposium themes include, but are not
limited to, the following topics:

* 3D input devices
* 3D display devices
* 3D interaction techniques
* 3D user interface metaphors
* Collaborative 3D interaction
* Evaluation methods for 3D UIs
* Applications of 3D UI techniques

The Symposium solicits high quality papers and tech-notes within the
scope of 3DUI (see the double-submission policy on the 3DUI www server). Papers
(up to 8 pages) should describe original and mature research results and will 
typically include some evaluation of the presented results. Tech-notes (up to 4 
pages) should contain unpublished preliminary results of research or design
work. Papers and Tech-notes should be prepared in IEEE VGTC format (http://
www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html<http://www.cs.sfu.ca/%7Evis/Tasks/
camera.html>) submitted through the submission web site in PDF format,
and will be reviewed by the program committee and external reviewers. Reviewing
is double-blind. Accepted papers and tech-notes will be published by IEEE in the 
official Symposium proceedings. An International Award Committee will also award

Best 
Paper and Best Tech-notes awards, and authors of the best papers will be 
invited to submit an extended version to the journal Presence. For further 
information and for a detailed statement on double publication, please see the 
Symposium website: http://conferences.computer.org/3dui

The 3DUI Symposium invites posters within the scope of
three-dimensional user interfaces. Posters provide an interactive forum in which
authors can present their work to symposium attendees at a special poster session and
during conference breaks. Posters describe or discuss research work that is
still in progress, sketch out novel ideas or systems, or present the latest 
implemented applications. Since posters are not publications, they will be more
lightly reviewed than papers and tech-notes. However, they will also appear in
the printed proceedings. Please see also the Double-Submissions Policy .
Poster submissions should be in the form of a one or two page abstract 
prepared in IEEE VGTC format. It should describe the author(s) and affiliation,
the research problem, as well as the contribution to the field. Additional 
material, such as videos or demos, may be included in the submission. For further
information and for a detailed statement on double publication, please see 
the Symposium website: http://conferences.computer.org/3dui

Important Dates
============
* Papers, Tech-notes extended abstracts due: November 14, 2007
 (no extended abstract requested if full submission by November 14, 2007)
* Papers, Tech-notes full submission due: November 17, 2007
* Posters submission due: December 9, 2007
* Papers, Tech-notes and Posters Review decisions expected: December
 21, 2007
* Final camera-ready Papers, Tech-notes, Posters due: January 10, 2008

Symposium and IPC Chairs (3dui2008_chairs+-at-+inrialpes-dot-fr)
===================
* Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France
* Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada
* Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan

International Program Committee (IPC)
===========================
Roland Blach, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech., USA
Sabine Coquillart, Inria, France
Raimund Dachselt, Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Mario Doulis, Fachhochschule Aargau, Switzerland
Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Bernd Froehlich, University of Weimar, Germany
Martin Hachet, Inria, France
Yoshifumi Kitamura, Osaka University, Japan
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Ernst Kruijff, TU Graz, Austria
Joe LaViola, Brown University, USA
Robert W. Lindeman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Marcio Pinho, PUCRS, Brazil
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada

Posters Chairs (posters3DUI+-at-+isg-dot-cs-dot-uni-magdeburg-dot-de)
==========
* Raimund Dachselt, Universität Magdeburg, Germany
* Robert W. Lindeman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
* Kouichi Matsuda, Sony, Japan
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   Haptics-L:EuroHaptics 2008: call for papers
 

From: "Manuel Ferre" <m-dot-ferre+-at-+

Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 08:17:40 +0200

*** First announcement and call for papers *** 

EuroHaptics 2008 

Madrid , Spain , 11-13 June, 2008
http://www.disam.upm.es/eurohaptics2008 
 
 

EuroHaptics 2008: Announcement

=================================================
Eurohaptics is a major international conference and a primary European 
meeting for researchers in the field of human haptic sensing and touch 
enabled computer applications ( www.eurohaptics.org ). Eurohaptics 2008
will provide academia and industry researchers with the opportunity to 
present their ideas, obtain feedback and develop rapport among haptics 
researchers around the world. Haptic hardware and software developers
will also be able to gather information on current theories, as well as 
demonstrate their products to a wider audience, and talk about
requirements and performance with customers. Details of the conference and its
location at the splendid site of the E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales of
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain may be found on the web site.
 
 

EuroHaptics 2008: Call for papers

=================================================
The program committee for Eurohaptics 2008 now invites researchers to 
contribute original, high-quality long or short papers, design cases,
or interactive demos for the Conference. EuroHaptics 2008 will accept 
contributions in all fields of haptics. This diverse field covers
research in areas including, but not limited to: 

-           Haptic perception, 

-           Psychophysics mechanism,

-           New haptic devices and components, 

-           Multimodal feedback for design applications,

-           Control methods for haptics,

-           Human hand modelling and biomechanics,

-           Haptic rendering,

-           Scenarios modelling based on haptics

-          Haptic applications: surgical, telerobotics, rehabilitation,

etc. 

The timetable for paper submission is given below. Details on how to
submit of papers may be found on the web site. 

Suggestions for half-day satellite symposia are also welcomed; these
should be sent with brief summary of aims and speakers to "Manuel Ferre" < 

m-dot-ferre+-at-+upm-dot-es>
 

EuroHaptics 2008: Important dates
================================================= 
January 7, 2008: Deadline for paper submission. 

February 23, 2008: Notification of acceptance. 

March 9, 2008: Final (camera ready) paper version. 

June 11-13, 2008: EuroHaptics 2008 Conference

EuroHaptics 2008: Committees 
================================================= 

General chair:

Manuel Ferre (UPM-Spain)
 
 

Steering Committee:
 
 

Antonio Bicchi, University of Pisa, Italy.

Martin Buss, TUM, Germany.

Marc Ernst, MPI, Germany.

Matthias Harders, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. 

William Harwin, Reading U, UK. Engineer

Hiroo Iwata, Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan.

Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS, France.

Alan Wing, Univ. of Birmingham, UK.

EuroHaptics 2008: Contact Information
=================================================

Manuel Ferre

Department of Control Engineering, 

ETS Ing. Industriales-Automática
C/. Jose Gutierrez Abascal, 2

28006, Madrid (Spain) 
 
 

m-dot-ferre+-at-+upm-dot-es 
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   Haptics-L:Call for Participation: 2nd International Workshop on 
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 

From: Ian Oakley <ian+-at-+
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 4:33 AM 

2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Call for Participation 
Early registration: until 27th October 2007 (100 USD)
Pre registration: until 23rd November 2007 (150 USD)
Workshop dates: 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea
http://www.haid2007.org

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice

Overview Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently
mature that research is turning away from pure technology development and
looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust solutions exist
to  display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance as
speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback
sensations. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel
interactions  supported by these modalities can confer benefits for
all users.  However, many questions remain: how can we design effective 
haptic, audio and  multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can we
apply  these techniques? Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation
techniques that are particularly appropriate?

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention,
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory
modalities can be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface. Is there
information which is better communicated using one modality rather than  another?
How can we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes  in one modality are
reflected in the other? Can we create complimentary  relationships between the
information displayed to each sense?

Additionally, how should we interact with these new displays and interfaces?
Is  a direct manipulation interaction style still appropriate? 
A technique  that works well with a force feedback device but may not be
appropriate for all types of displays. How should we interact with a
tactile  display, or manipulate a sonified graph?

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool,
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful,
considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role if
multimodal systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real world. 
This workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge. 

Program
The final program features keynotes from James Ballas of the US Naval
 Research Laboratories and Dong-Soo Kwon of KAIST, a full program of
 peer
 reviewed papers (to be published as an issue of Springer's LNCS) and a
 lively demo and poster session. Check the webpage for full details: 
http://www.haid2007.org/programme.shtml

Important Dates
  - 27th September - 26th October 2007: Early registration (100 USD)
  - 27th October  - 23rd November 2007: Pre-registration (150 USD)
  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
  Workshop, onsite registration (200 USD)

The conference banquet (to be held on 29th November 2007) costs an
additional 50 USD.

Location
The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
  will be held in Seoul, Korea.

Program Co-Chairs
Ian Oakley (ETRI, Korea)
Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK)

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   Haptics-L:IEEE 3DUI 2008 - Call for Papers

From: "Sabine Coquillart" <Sabine.Coquillart+-at-+
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:44:48 -0500

Dear Gabriel,

May I ask you to distribute the call for papers of the IEEE 3DUI 2008 
symposium here included to the Haptics-L mailing list.
Thanks in advance,
Sabine

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IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008
March 8-9, Reno, Nevada, USA
(in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2008)
3DUI 2008 - Call for Papers

http://conferences.computer.org/3dui

The IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008 is the third
international symposium focused on the topic of 3D UIs and will be held to
provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working
in various 3DUI research areas and to trigger discussions among participants. It 
builds on successful 3DUI workshops in 2004 and 2005, as well as the IEEE 3DUI 
Symposiums in 2006 and 2007. The symposium will last for two days, and will be 
followed immediately by the IEEE VR conference. The theme of the Symposium will 
cover all areas of 3D UI research. The Symposium themes include, but are not
limited to, the following topics:

 * 3D input devices
 * 3D display devices
 * 3D interaction techniques
 * 3D user interface metaphors
 * Collaborative 3D interaction
 * Evaluation methods for 3D UIs
 * Applications of 3D UI techniques

The Symposium solicits high quality papers and tech-notes within the
scope of 3DUI (see the double-submission policy on the 3DUI www server). Papers
(up to 8 pages) should describe original and mature research results and will 
typically include some evaluation of the presented results. Tech-notes (up to 4 
pages) should contain unpublished preliminary results of research or design
work. 
Papers and Tech-notes should be prepared in IEEE VGTC format (http://
www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html) submitted through the submission
web site in PDF format, and will be reviewed by the program committee and
external reviewers. Reviewing is double-blind. Accepted papers and tech-notes
will be published by IEEE in the official Symposium proceedings. An International 
Award Committee will also award Best Paper and Best Tech-notes awards, and 
authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the 
journal Presence. For further information and for a detailed statement on
double publication, please see the Symposium website:

Important Dates
============
 * Papers, Tech-notes submission: November 14, 2007
 * Posters submission December 9, 2007
 * Papers, Tech-notes and Posters Review decisions: December 21, 2007
 * Final camera-ready Papers, Tech-notes, Posters: January 10, 2008

Symposium Chairs
============
 * Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France
 * Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada
 * Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan

Program Committee (preliminary)
======================
 Roland Blach, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
 Doug Bowman, Virginia Tech., USA
 Sabine Coquillart, Inria, France
 Mario Doulis, Fachhochschule Aargau, Switzerland
 Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
 Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
 Bernd Froehlich, University of Weimar, Germany
 Martin Hachet, Inria, France
 Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
 Ernst Kruijff, TU Graz, Austria
 Joe LaViola, Brown University, USA
 Robert W. Lindeman, Worcester Inst., USA
 Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, York University, Canada

Posters Chairs
==========
 * Raimund Dachselt, Dresden, Germany
 * Robert W. Lindeman, Worcester, USA

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   Call for Papers X Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality 

From: "Liliane dos Santos Machado" <liliane+-at-+
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 09:38:45 -0300 (ART)
Call for Papers X Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Reality – SVR 2008 João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, May 13th to 16th, 2008 http://www.di.ufpb.br/svr2008 
========================================== 
Full paper submission deadline: November 11th, 2007================================================= 
The X SYMPOSIUM ON VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY, SVR 2008, sponsored by the
Brazilian Society of Computing (SBC), is an international scientific forum for
the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers, professionals,
practitioners, students and developers concerned with research and development
of virtual environments, virtual, augmented and mixed reality systems. After the
first nine events, which took place in São Carlos (1997), Marília (1999),
Gramado (2000), Florianópolis (2001), Fortaleza (2002), Ribeirão Preto (2003),
São Paulo (2004), Belem (2006) and Petrópolis (2007), the 10th SVR will be held
in João Pessoa, the 2nd greenest city in the world. The planned activities for SVR
include a pre-symposium with minicourses, keynote speakers, technical minicourses,
technical sessions, and thesis, dissertations and undergraduate work workshops.
Stimulating, original and innovative research papers as well as case studies and
applications in the general field of virtual and augmented reality should be submitted.
Topics include, but are not limited to: * Artificial life;
* Augmented and mixed reality;
* Collaborative virtual environments;
* Hardware graphics acceleration;
* Image based modeling and rendering;
* Innovative 3D input and output devices;
* Innovative 3D interaction techniques;
* Interactive modeling, rendering, and animation;
* Internet-based 3D applications;
* Multimodal Interaction;
* Multi-resolution modeling and rendering;
* Networked virtual environments;
* Real-time simulation, animation and visualization;
* Real-time graphics techniques;
* Social, economical and technical impacts of virtual reality;
* Tele-collaboration and teleoperation;
* Video-based interaction;
* Virtual humans and avatars;
* Virtual and augmented reality applications in any area;
* Virtual and augmented reality for scientific visualization;
* Virtual and augmented reality system development;
* VRML, X3D and related web-based technologies. 
After a rigorous double-blind peer review process, the selected papers will be
published in the conference proceedings and presented in the technical sections of the 
symposium. The acceptance rate is about 33% of the submitted papers. Papers must
be submitted electronically using the IEEE CS Press 2-column 8.5 x 11-inch Proceedings
format (ftp://pubftp.computer.org/press/outgoing/proceedings/8.5x11%20-%20Formatti ng%20files/) 
and should be written in English (preferentially) or Portuguese. Full papers must have a 
minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 pages. Short papers must have a minimum of 2 and a
maximum of 3 pages. The submission site is: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/svr2008
Important Dates: Full papers Submission November 11th, 2007 Notification of acceptance
January 31st, 2008 Camera ready February 20th, 2008 Short papers Submission February 15th,
2008 Notification of acceptance March 7th, 2008 Camera ready March 20th, 2008 Theses and 
Dissertations Workshop / Undergraduate Workshop Submission March 20th, 2008 Notification
of acceptance March 31st, 2008 Camera ready April 7th, 2008 Minicourses Submission
February 15th, 2008 Notification of acceptance March 7th, 2008 Camera ready March
20th, 2008 For more information, please contact: Program Chairs: Alberto Raposo - PUC-Rio 
abraposo at tecgraf.puc-rio.br (*) Judith Kelner - UFPE jk at gprt.ufpe.br Organization
Chairs: Liliane S. Machado - UFPB liliane at di.ufpb.br Romero Tori - Senac-SP/USP
tori at acm.org Workshop of Undergraduate Works: Alexandre Cardoso
 - UFU alexandre at ufu.br 
Workshop of Thesis and Dissertations: 
Edgard Lamounier
- UFU lamounier at ufu.br Mini-courses: Verônica Teichrieb
- UFPE vt at gprt.ufpe.br Fátima Nunes
- UNIVEM fatima at univem.edu.br Pre-Symposium:
Robson Siscoutto - UNIC robson .at unic.br Rosa Costa
- UERJ rcosta at ime.uerj.br (*) please note that xxx at yyy means xxx@yyy -------------------------------------------------- 
 


 
 

   Haptics-L:Haptics in ambient media systems deadline extension
 

From: "Kanav Kahol" <Kanav.Kahol+-at-+
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 14:33:40 -0700

Dear Gabriel
could you please circulate the deadline extension for Haptics in
Ambient media systems HAS 2008 workshop to the haptics community.
The deadline is now Oct 15th 2007.

here is the new cfp

Haptic in Ambient Systems (HAS 2008) in conjunction with First International
Conference on Ambient Media and Systems 

Introduction

The role of haptics as a non-intrusive communication modality is a 
relatively rich yet unexplored research area. However, the advent of 
sophisticated haptic interfaces and tangible interfaces makes it
possible to employ haptics in facilitating ubiquitous and veridical
interactions between man and machine. This facet of the haptic user
interfaces uniquely suits ambient media systems that allow levels of ease and
access previously never achieved by user interfaces. This workshop will explore
the design, development and evaluation of haptic user interfaces for ambient
media 
systems. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1.Haptic psychophysics, perception and Cognition.
Sensory interfaces in ambient media systems need to adapt to the
haptic modality to deliver information accurately in a fast and efficient
manner. The Development of smart and effective haptic interfaces and devices 
requires extensive studies that link perceptual phenomena with
measurable parameters and incorporation of such domain knowledge in the
engineering of haptic interfaces. Papers that explore psychophysical, neural and 
behavioral aspects of the haptic modality are solicited. 
2.Sensor Actuator Design, Development And Evaluation.
Haptic sensing and actuating technology is maturing rapidly. Case 
studies of haptic devices and touch based interfaces can provide
valuable insight in integration of such sensors and actuators in ambient media 
systems. Papers are solicited on sensors and actuators designed to
promote usage of haptics in ambient systems and technology. 
3.Tangible User Interfaces.
Ambient interfaces can be greatly enhanced by physical representations
that are coupled with actively mediated digital representations. Papers
encompassing design, development and evaluation of tangible user interfaces 
are solicited. 
4.Applications of Haptic User Interfaces.
Papers on applications such as surgical simulations, aircraft 
simulations, medical imaging, haptically enhanced gui's, are solicited.

5.Usability Evaluation of Haptic user interfaces.
Papers that cover fundamentals of learnability, efficiency, 
memorability, productivity of haptic user interfaces as pertaining to 
ambient media systems will be solicited. 

Important dates (updated oct 3rd, 2007) 

Manuscript submission due: October 15th, 2007
Acceptance notification: November 22, 2007
Final manuscript due: December 15, 2007
Ambi-Sys Conference: February 11-14, 2008

Submission Guidelines: 

Potential speakers are expected to submit either a position paper (2 - 3 
pages) or a full paper (up to 10 pages) that presents a formal or 
experimental approach to the topics of HAS. Papers can either be based
on results already achieved or else describe future work or even just wish
lists of features that future approaches should provide but are either 
currently hard to achieve. Submissions should be uploaded on this page,
before the submission deadline. Unless explicit mention from the authors,a 
submission implies that the authors give their authorization for 
publication. Final versions of accepted papers will have to be given to the 
organizers of the workshop in ACM Conferences format before October 10th 
2007. (cf http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html). 

Organizing Committee 
 

Workshop Chairs: 
Kanav Kahol <http://www.public.asu.edu/~kkahol>  (kanav 'at' asu 'dot' 
edu), Arizona State University (ASU)
Vincent Hayward <http://www.cim.mcgill.ca/~hayward/>  (hayward 'at' cim

'dot' mcgill 'dot' ca) McGill University, CA 
 

Program committee 

Susan Lederman, Queens University
Karon Maclean, University of British Columbia
Hong Tan, Purdue University
Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre, International Society for Haptics
Robert Gray, Prof, Applied psychology ASU Polytechnic
Winslow Burleson, Professor, Arts and Media Engineering, ASU
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik Professor, University of Ottawa
 
 
 

Program

To be known on December 2007. 

Kanav Kahol
Asst Research Professor
Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
480 727 7147
kanav+-at-+asu-dot-edu
http://www.public.asu.edu/~kkahol
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 

  Haptics-L:CFP: LAST CALL-2008 IASTED Human-Computer Interaction
 

From: Ramiro Velázquez <rvelazquez+-at-+
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 5:20 PM 

*********************************************************** 
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS !!!! 
Submissions due: October 15, 2007 

3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 
March 17 – 19, 2008, Innsbruck, Austria 
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-611.html 
*********************************************************** 

Sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology
for Development (IASTED) 

The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
(HCI 2008) is a major forum for international researchers and professionals
to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of 
human-computer interaction. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

* Analysis, Design, and Evaluation Methods 
* Artificial Intelligence and Agents 
* Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 
* Computer-based Learning 
* Devices and Display Systems, Tools, and Interaction Techniques 
* Ecological Interfaces 
* Education about HCI 
* Formal Methods in HCI 
* Graphical User Interfaces 
* Groupware Interfaces 
* Guidelines and Design Heuristics 
* Societal Implications of HCI 
* HCI Case Studies 
* HCI in Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Computing Contexts 
* HCI Theories, Methods, and Practice 
* Intelligent Systems 
* Interaction Design for People with Disabilities 
* Interaction through Wireless Communication Networks 
* Interfaces for Restricted Environments 
* Internalization and Implications of Culture on Design 
* Non-Verbal Interfaces 
* Perceptual and Adaptive User Interfaces 
* Psychological Aspects of HCI 
* Speech and Natural Language Interfaces 
* Support for Creativity and Learning 
* Theoretical Foundations of HCI 
* Universal Access and Usability 
* Usability Engineering 
* Usability Testing 
* User Interface Development 
* User Interface Software Tools, Architectures, and Technologies
* User Modelling and Adaptation 
* User Profiling and Individual Differences between Users 
* User Support Systems 
* Virtual and Augmented Reality 
* Visions of HCI in the Future 
* Visual Programming 

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind evaluated
by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on
originality and contribution. 

HCI 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International 
Conferences on: 

* Web-based Education (WBE 2008) 
* Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008) 
* Visual Communications (VC 2008) 

Important Deadlines 

Submissions due: October 15, 2007 
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2007 
Final manuscripts due: January 1, 2008 
Registration deadline: January 8, 2008 
Conference: March 17 – 19, 2008 

Best regards 

-- Ramiro Velázquez, PhD 
================================================= 
Assistant Professor 
Mecatrónica y Control de Sistemas 
Universidad Panamericana - Escuela de Ingeniería 
Fracc. Rústicos Calpulli. C.P. 20290 
Aguascalientes, Ags., MEXICO 
Tel: (52-449) 910-6200 ext. 7304 
Web: www.up.mx 
Homepage: www.robotica-up.org/~ramiro.html 
--------------------------------------------------
Haptics-L News Wire


 

   Haptics-L:[AMBI-SYS 2008 + WORKSHOPS] ***October 15****
 

From: "Iglesias Rosa" <RIglesias+-at-+
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 08:12:59 +0200

Dear Gabriel,
 

Could you please distribute this information on the Haptics-L list? 
 

Best regards,
 
 

Rosa
 
 

------------------------------------------------------------------------
The First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems
(Ambi-sys 2008) NEW!! In Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI Sponsored by CREATE-NET and
ICST

Quebec City, Canada, February 11 - 14, 2008

http://www.ambi-sys.org/

NEW! IMPORTANT DATES

*******************************************************

Manuscript submission due: October 15, 2007

Acceptance notification: November 22, 2007

Final manuscript due: December 15, 2007

Conference dates: February 11-14, 2008

********************************************************

SCOPE: Ambient media and systems culminate from the emergence of mobile

communication, sensor-actuator technology, virtual environments, and 
interactive computing. They represent the vision of an all-encompassing
multimedia networking environment with human interaction at its core. 
Advances in computer and communication technologies have the potential
to offer people an unprecedented level of convenience and flexibility for 
living and working. Such technologies need to be closely integrated
with human interactions and activity, allowing greater support for smart 
solutions that improve quality of life, productivity, understanding and
intelligence within their situated environment. Ambi-sys focuses on 
emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric 
intelligent ambient environments. The conference is structured into the
following areas, each of which focuses on improving the state-of-the-art 
for ambient media and systems:

- Media and Content Provision

- Human Interface and Interaction

- Communications and Networking

- Intelligence and Automation

Journal special issue: Selected papers of the conference will be
included in a special issue of the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications.

Student paper awards: Four student prizes will be awarded to the best 
papers authored by full time students as first author.

********* NEW! Workshops: 

The following workshops will be held in conjunction with the
International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems (Ambi-sys 2008):

* AMDIT 2008 - International Workshop on Ambient Media Delivery and 
Interactive Television

http://aria.asu.edu/amdit08/

This workshop aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussions and
research in all aspects related to the data management challenges associated
with the design of ambient media delivery and user aware interactive
television systems. (SUBMISSION DEADLINE September 30).

* SOMITAS 2008 - First Workshop on Software Organisation and MonIToring
of Ambient Systems

http://liris.cnrs.fr/somitas/

The dream of an environment enhanced with a set of invisible computing 
devices is slowly becoming a reality. While most technological requirements 
can be fulfilled with the current technology, there are still many open
questions regarding how to design, build and deploy this kind of systems 
(SUBMISSION DEADLINE October 1st, 2007).

* HAS 2008 - Haptics in Ambient Media Systems. 
 

http://haptics.eas.asu.edu/HAS/HAS.htm

Abstract: The advent of sophisticated haptic interfaces and tangible 
interfaces makes it possible to employ haptics in facilitating
ubiquitous and veridical interactions between man and machine. This facet of the 
haptic user interfaces uniquely suits ambient media systems that allow 
levels of ease and access previously never achieved by user interfaces.

This workshop will explore the design, development and evaluation of
haptic user interfaces for ambient media systems (SUBMISSION DEADLINE October
1st, 2007).

Steering Committee

Imrich Chlamtac

CREATE-NET

General Co-Chairs

Roger Whitaker

Cardiff University, UK

Ben Liang

U of Toronto, Canada

Technical Co-Chairs

ChingYao Huang

Nat. Chiao Tung U, Taiwan

Jiangchuan Liu

Simon Fraser U, Canada

Klaus Moessner

U of Surrey, UK

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

U of Ottawa, Canada

Panel Chair

Michael Weber

U of Ulm, Germany

Workshops Chair

K. Selcuk Candan

Arizona State U, USA

Publicity Chair

Rosa Iglesias

Ikerlan, Spain

Local Arrangement Chairs

Atif Mohammad Alamri

U of Ottawa, Canada

Mohamad Eid

U of Ottawa, Canada

Publication Chair

Jeffrey Z. Tao

Miitsubishi Electric Research

Laboratories, USA

Web-chairs

Pradeep Kumar Atrey

U of Ottawa, Canada

M. Anwar Hossain

U of Ottawa, Canada

Conference Coordination

Kitti H. Kovacs

ICST

Organizing Committee ( SOMITAS 2008)
 
 

Frédérique Laforest, LIRIS CNRS UMR 5205, Lyon,France

Frédéric Le Mouél, INRIA ARES/ CITI , Lyon, France

Stephane Frénot, INRIA ARES/ CITI , Lyon, France

Pascal Cherrier, France Telecom - Orange , France
 
 

Program Committee ( AMDIT 2008)
 
 

Program Chair: Maria Luisa Sapino (Università di Torino and Arizona
State University) 

Liliana Ardissono (Università di Torino , Italy) 

Werner Bailer (Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria) 

K. Selcuk Candan (Arizona State University, USA) 

Pablo Cesar (CWI, Netherlands) 

Lei Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong) 

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany) 

Mehmet Donderler (Turkcell, Turkey) 

Ombretta Gaggi (Università di Padova , Italy) 

Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (University of Southern California, USA) 

Judith Masthoff (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) 

Sean McNee (Attenex Corporation, Seattle, USA) 

Alberto Messina (Rai CRIT, Torino) 

Antonio Picariello (Università Federico II , Napoli, Italy) 

Balakrishnan Prabhakaran (University of Texas, USA) 

Nicu Sebe (University of Amsterdam, Nederlands) 

Rossana Simeoni (Telecom Italia, Torino, Italy) 

Hari Sundaram (Arizona State University, USA) 

Ozgur Ulusoy (Bilkent University, Turkey)
 
 

Program Committee ( HAS 2008)
 
 

Workshop Chairs:  Kanav Kahol, Arizona State University (ASU)

Vincent Hayward, McGill University, CA

Program committee:

Susan Lederman, Queens University

Karon Maclean, University of British Columbia

Hong Tan, Purdue University

Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre, International Society for Haptics

Robert Gray, Prof, Applied psychology ASU Polytechnic

Winslow Burleson, Professor, Arts and Media Engineering, ASU

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik   Professor, University of Ottawa


 

   Haptics-L: REMINDER: Call for Papers: Haptics Symposium 2008
 

From: William Provancher <wil+-at-+
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 11:20 AM 

please forgive the multiple postings.

Just a friendly reminder Paper/Sketch submission closes September 28,
2007 (this deadline will not be extended)
 

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

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

http://www.hapticssymposium.org
*************************************************
 

***************************************************************************
***
Below, you will find headings pertaining to: Important Dates,
Conference Location, Conference Description, Paper Submission, Solicitation for 
Qualified Reviewers, and information about the Conference Organizing 
Committee.
***************************************************************************
***
 

Important Dates
*****************
Submission opens:    September 6, 2007
Paper/Sketch submission closes:    September 28, 2007 (this deadline
will not be extended)
Notification:                November 20, 2007
Final papers due:       December 14, 2007
Demo submission:    January 25, 2008
Conference dates:     March 13-14, 2008
 

Conference Location
***********************
Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA
 

Conference Description
**************************
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. Short sketch papers
are also sought. Sketches are extended abstracts with significant or new
but possibly incomplete ideas and results, and are eligible for poster 
presentation only. 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 rehabilitation).
 

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/).
 

Paper Submission
********************
There are two classes of papers that may be submitted to the Haptics 
Symposium: 
(1) Regular papers that can be up to 8 pages in length and are
considered for oral and poster presentations at the conference. (Regular papers
should contain high-quality original research.)
(2) Sketches that are up to 2 pages in length and are considered for
poster presentations. (In contrast to regular papers, sketches can present
fresh but incomplete ideas.)
 

The submission site is now open for the 2008 Haptics Symposium.  The
site address is: 
https://precisionconference.com/~haptics/

Please register and follow the prompted instructions to complete your
paper submission by September 28, 2007.
 

Solicitation for Qualified Reviewers
**************************************
The organizing committee of the Haptics Symposium is seeking qualified 
reviewers and invite people to volunteer as reviewers. People may
volunteer as a reviewer using the same website that is used for paper
submissions. After registering, simply follow the reviewing link on
your user home page. 
Simply follow the instructions to provide information on your
expertise, so that the committee can understand your areas of expertise.
You will be notified if you are selected to be a reviewer and papers
are assigned for you to review. Expert reviews help us maintain the
quality of the Haptics Symposium, as well as provide authors with
valuable critical feedback. 

Prospective reviewers, please note the following dates:
- Sept. 28  (deadline for registering as a reviewer)
- Oct. 2     (reviewing phase begins)
- Nov. 2    (final reviews due)
 
 

Conference 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
 
 
 

Sincerely,
Will Provancher
2008 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair
 

________________________________________
William 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
wil+-at-+mech-dot-utah-dot-edu
(801) 581-4119
http://www.mech.utah.edu/people/faculty/provancher.html
--------------------------------------------------


 
 

   Haptics-L digest: ASME special issue, cfp:2008 Haptics Symposium
 

In this digest:

1. Deadline Extended: ASME Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and
 Multimodal 
Interfaces
2. Call for Papers: 2008 Haptics Symposium
 

************************************************************
************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 1 ****************
************************************************************
 

Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 18:11:06 -0400
From: "T. Kesavadas" <(kesh+-at-+
Subject: Deadline Extended: ASME Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and 
Multimodal Interfaces

*Note: Deadline for paper submission has been extended to September 30,
2007.*
 

*CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and Multimodal Interfaces
ASME Journal of Computing Sciences and Information in Engineering*

Scope:
JCISE is soliciting papers for a special issue on haptics and related 
areas. 
Haptics and tactile feedback systems are enhancing virtual environments
to mobile systems and gaming interfaces. Because of the multidisciplinary 
nature of this topic, we invite original research papers (9000 words) in any 
discipline that demonstrates advancements in this field. JCISE will also accept 
application papers and technical briefs (5000 words) that address implementation 
issues. The submissions that are extended versions of previous conferences will be 
considered provided it contains substantial new material.

Topics:
The following is a list of possible topics. Please note that this is
not an exhaustive list and other multidisciplinary topics will be considered.
ASME guidelines limit the size of the paper to 9000 words.

• Design of force feedback system
• New force feedback and tactile hardware
• Force feedback controller architectures
• Telehaptics, shared control, and other machine mediated force
feedback systems
• Haptically enhanced virtual environments
• Use of novel force feedback systems in medical virtual reality
• New interfaces for gaming and mobile devices
• Application of haptics in wide range of topics including design, 
medicine, training
• Cognition and perception related issues

Guest Editors:
T (kesh). Kesavadas (kesh+-at-+buffalo-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical and 
Aerospace Engineering, 1006 Furnas Hall, State University of New York and
Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA

James Oliver (oliver+-at-+iastate-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical
Engineering, 1620 G Howe, Iowa State University, Iowa 50011-2161, USA

Marcia O’Malley (omalleym+-at-+rice-dot-edu), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & 
Materials Science - MS 321 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, Texas 
77005-1892, USA

Timeline:
Paper submission: September 1st, 2007 (new date: September 30, 2007)
Completion of 1st Review Cycle: December, 2007
Resubmission of Revised Papers: February, 2008
Completion of Second Review Cycle: April, 2008
Submission of Final Manuscript: June, 2008
Publication of Special Issue: September, 2008 (JCISE V8, N3)

Where to submit:
Please submit a PDF file to eLANE - the online journal service used by 
JCISE:
http://jcise.eas.asu.edu:8080/JCISE/
Please indicate that the paper is for the "Haptics 08" Special Issue
(pull down menu in eLANE).
 

************************************************************
************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 2 ****************
************************************************************

Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 22:38:23 -0600
From: William Provancher <wil+-at-+
Subject: Call for Papers: 2008 Haptics Symposium

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

http://www.hapticssymposium.org
*************************************************
 

***************************************************************************
***
Below, you will find headings pertaining to: Important Dates,
Conference Location, Conference Description, Paper Submission, Solicitation for 
Qualified Reviewers, and information about the Conference Organizing 
Committee.
***************************************************************************
***
 

Important Dates
*****************
Submission opens:    September 6, 2007
Paper/Sketch submission closes:    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
 

Conference Location
***********************
Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA
 

Conference Description
**************************
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. Short sketch papers
are also sought. Sketches are extended abstracts with significant or new
but possibly incomplete ideas and results, and are eligible for poster 
presentation only. 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 
rehabilitation).
 

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/).
 

Paper Submission
********************
There are two classes of papers that may be submitted to the Haptics 
Symposium: 
(1) Regular papers that can be up to 8 pages in length and are
considered for oral and poster presentations at the conference. (Regular papers
should contain high-quality original research.)
(2) Sketches that are up to 2 pages in length and are considered for
poster presentations. (In contrast to regular papers, sketches can present
fresh but incomplete ideas.)
 

The submission site is now open for the 2008 Haptics Symposium.  The
site address is: 
https://precisionconference.com/~haptics/

Please register and follow the prompted instructions to complete your
paper submission by September 28, 2007.
 

Solicitation for Qualified Reviewers
**************************************
The organizing committee of the Haptics Symposium is seeking qualified 
reviewers and invite people to volunteer as reviewers. People may
volunteer as a reviewer using the same website that is used for paper
submissions. After registering, simply follow the reviewing link on your user home
page.  Simply follow the instructions to provide information on your
expertise, so that the committee can understand your areas of expertise. You will be 
notified if you are selected to be a reviewer and papers are assigned
for you to review. Expert reviews help us maintain the quality of the
Haptics Symposium, as well as provide authors with valuable critical feedback. 

Prospective reviewers, please note the following dates:
- Sept. 28  (deadline for registering as a reviewer)
- Oct. 2     (reviewing phase begins)
- Nov. 2    (final reviews due)
 
 

Conference 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
 
 

Sincerely,
Will Provancher
2008 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair


 
 
 

   Haptics-L:FINAL CALL: ASME Journal - Special Issue on Haptics
 

From: T. Kesavadas <kesh+-at-+
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 5:41 PM 

*CALL FOR PAPERS* 

*Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and Multimodal Interfaces 

ASME Journal of Computing Sciences and Information in Engineering
(JCSIE)* 

*Scope: * 
JCISE is soliciting papers for a special issue on haptics and related 
areas. Haptics and tactile feedback systems are enhancing virtual 
environments to mobile systems and gaming interfaces. Because of the 
multidisciplinary nature of this topic, we invite original research
papers (9000 words) in any discipline that demonstrates advancements in this 
field. JCISE will also accept application papers and technical briefs
(5000 words) that address implementation issues. The submissions that are 
extended versions of previous conferences will be considered provided
it contains substantial new material. 

*Topics: * 
The following is a list of possible topics. Please note that this is
not an exhaustive list and other multidisciplinary topics will be considered.
ASME guidelines limit the size of the paper to 9000 words. 

• Design of force feedback system 
• New force feedback and tactile hardware 
• Force feedback controller architectures 
• Telehaptics, shared control, and other machine mediated force
 feedback systems 
• Haptically enhanced virtual environments 
• Use of novel force feedback systems in medical virtual reality 
• New interfaces for gaming and mobile devices 
• Application of haptics in wide range of topics including design, 
medicine, training 
• Cognition and perception related issues 

*Guest Editors: * 
T (kesh). Kesavadas (kesh+-at-+buffalo-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical and 
Aerospace Engineering, 1006 Furnas Hall, State University of New York
and Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA 

James Oliver (oliver+-at-+iastate-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical
Engineering, 1620 G Howe, Iowa State University, Iowa 50011-2161, USA 

Marcia O’Malley (omalleym+-at-+rice-dot-edu), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & 
Materials Science - MS 321 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, 
Texas 77005-1892, USA 

*Timeline: * 
Paper submission: September 1st, 2007 
Completion of 1st Review Cycle: December, 2007 
Resubmission of Revised Papers: February, 2008 
Completion of Second Review Cycle: April, 2008 
Submission of Final Manuscript: June, 2008 
Publication of Special Issue: September, 2008 (JCISE V8, N3) 

*Where to submit: * 
Please submit a PDF file to eLANE - the online journal service used by 
JCISE: 
http://jcise.eas.asu.edu:8080/JCISE/ 
Please indicate that the paper is for the "Haptics 08" Special Issue
(pull down menu in eLANE). 
--------------------------------------------------
 


 
 

   Haptics-L:CFP: Deadline extension: Posters and Demos for the
2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 

From:  Lorna Brown <lornab+-at-+
Date:Thu, 23 Aug 2007 5:18 am 

*** Please note: the deadline for poster and demo submissions has now
been extended to 7th September***

2nd Call for Posters and Demos

Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design

Updated Poster and demo submission: 7th September 2007 Midnight GMT

Workshop dates: 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea

http://www.haid2007.org
 
 
 
 

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice
 
 

Overview

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently
mature that research is turning away from pure technology development and
looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust solutions exist to
display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance as speech and
non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations. 
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions
supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many 
questions remain: how can we design effective haptic, audio and
multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can we apply these
techniques? 
Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation techniques that
are particularly appropriate?
 
 

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention,
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory modalities can
be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface. Is there
information which is better communicated using one modality rather than another?
How can we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes in one
modality are reflected in the other? Can we create complimentary relationships 
between the information displayed to each sense? Additionally, how
should we interact with these new displays and interfaces? Is a direct 
manipulation interaction style still appropriate? A technique that
works well with a force feedback device but may not be appropriate for all
types of displays. How should we interact with a tactile display, or
manipulate a sonified graph?
 
 

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool,
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful,
considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role if multimodal
systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real world. This
workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge. 

HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop
held in Glasgow, UK in 2006:

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html
 
 

Topics

Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions

  - Evaluating multimodal interactions

  - Design principles for multimodal systems

  - Multimodal visualisations

  - Cross modal interactions

  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people

  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment

  - Collaborative multimodal systems

  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)
 
 

Publication

The workshop will be published by Springer in their LNCS journal
 series.
 
 

Submission formats

HAID'07 will feature paper, poster and demo submissions. Please see the
website for additional details.
 
 

Important Dates

  - CLOSED: Papers due for submission

  - 31th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due

  - 7th September 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Posters and demos due for 
submission

  - 28th September 2007: Notification of poster/demo acceptance

  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 Workshop

Location

The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
will be held in Seoul, Korea.

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   Haptics-L digest: three Calls for Papers
 

In this digest:

1. CFP: 2008 IASTED Human-Computer Interaction
2. CFP: Posters and Demos for Second International Workshop on Haptic
 and Audio Interaction Design. 
3. [AMBI-SYS 2008 + WORKSHOPS] ***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

************************************************************
************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 1 
************************************************************

From:  Ramiro Velázquez <rvelazquez+-at-+
Date:Mon, 20 Aug 2007 10:18 am
Subject:CFP: 2008 IASTED Human-Computer Interaction

Que tal Gabriel, 

¿Podrias difundir este CfP a los usuarios de tu lista? 

Gracias y saludos 
Ramiro 

*********************************************************** 
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 

3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 
March 17 – 19, 2008, Innsbruck, Austria 
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-611.html 
*********************************************************** 

Sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology
for Development (IASTED) 

The 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
(HCI 2008) is a major forum for international researchers and professionals
to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of 
human-computer interaction. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 

* Analysis, Design, and Evaluation Methods 
* Artificial Intelligence and Agents 
* Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 
* Computer-based Learning 
* Devices and Display Systems, Tools, and Interaction Techniques 
* Ecological Interfaces 
* Education about HCI 
* Formal Methods in HCI 
* Graphical User Interfaces 
* Groupware Interfaces 
* Guidelines and Design Heuristics 
* Societal Implications of HCI 
* HCI Case Studies 
* HCI in Mobile, Ubiquitous, and Pervasive Computing Contexts 
* HCI Theories, Methods, and Practice 
* Intelligent Systems 
* Interaction Design for People with Disabilities 
* Interaction through Wireless Communication Networks 
* Interfaces for Restricted Environments 
* Internalization and Implications of Culture on Design 
* Non-Verbal Interfaces 
* Perceptual and Adaptive User Interfaces 
* Psychological Aspects of HCI 
* Speech and Natural Language Interfaces 
* Support for Creativity and Learning 
* Theoretical Foundations of HCI 
* Universal Access and Usability 
* Usability Engineering 
* Usability Testing 
* User Interface Development 
* User Interface Software Tools, Architectures, and Technologies 
* User Modelling and Adaptation 
* User Profiling and Individual Differences between Users 
* User Support Systems 
* Virtual and Augmented Reality 
* Visions of HCI in the Future 
* Visual Programming 

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind evaluated
by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on
originality and contribution. 

HCI 2008 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International 
Conferences on: 

* Web-based Education (WBE 2008) 
* Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (EuroIMSA 2008) 
* Visual Communications (VC 2008) 

Important Deadlines 

Submissions due: October 15, 2007 
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2007 
Final manuscripts due: January 1, 2008 
Registration deadline: January 8, 2008 
Conference: March 17 – 19, 2008 

Best regards 

-- Ramiro Velázquez 
================================================= 
Assistant Professor 
Mecatrónica y Control de Sistemas 
Universidad Panamericana - Escuela de Ingeniería 
Fracc. Rústicos Calpulli. C.P. 20290 
Aguascalientes, Ags., MEXICO 
Tel: (52-449) 910-6200 ext. 7304 
Web: www.up.mx 
Homepage: www.robotica-up.org/~ramiro.html
================================================= 

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************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 2 
************************************************************

From:  Lorna Brown <lornab+-at-+
Date:Tue, 21 Aug 2007 4:36 am
Subject: CFP: Posters and Demos for Second International Workshop on
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 

2nd Call for Posters and Demos

Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design

Poster and demo submission: 24th August 2007 Midnight GMT

Workshop dates: 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea

http://www.haid2007.org
 
 
 
 

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice.
 
 

Overview

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently
mature that research is turning away from pure technology development and
looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust solutions exist to
display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance as speech and
non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations. 
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions
supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many 
questions remain: how can we design effective haptic, audio and
multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can we apply these
techniques? Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation techniques that
are particularly appropriate?
 
 

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention,
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory modalities can
be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface. Is there
information which is better communicated using one modality rather than another?
How can we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes in one
modality are reflected in the other? Can we create complimentary relationships 
between the information displayed to each sense? Additionally, how
should we interact with these new displays and interfaces? Is a direct 
manipulation interaction style still appropriate? A technique that
works well with a force feedback device but may not be appropriate for all
types of displays. How should we interact with a tactile display, or
manipulate a sonified graph?
 
 

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool,
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful,
considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role if multimodal 
systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real world. This
workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge. 

HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop
held in Glasgow, UK in 2006:

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html
 
 

Topics

Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions

  - Evaluating multimodal interactions

  - Design principles for multimodal systems

  - Multimodal visualisations

  - Cross modal interactions

  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people

  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment

  - Collaborative multimodal systems

  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)
 
 

Posters due 24th August 2007, 12 midnight GMT

The aim of the poster session is to showcase work in progress or late 
breaking results relevant to any of the themes of the workshop.
Submissions will be 2 page papers in the ACM format, and authors are expected to
bring a poster describing their work to HAID'07. The papers will be
distributed in the HAID'07 ancillary proceedings (and hosted on the website
afterwards) and there will be a dedicated poster session in which posters authors
can present and discuss their work. Posters need not be anonymous, but will
be subjected to a review process. Copyright will remain with the authors.
 
 

Demos due 24th August 2007, 12 midnight GMT

Haptic and audio systems often need to be tried to be fully understood
and appreciated. With this in mind, we welcome demonstration submissions to
the HAID'07 workshop. These submissions can be stand alone or compliment a 
paper submission and we encourage the contribution of both research 
prototypes and industrial applications. Demo submissions will take the
form of a 2 page paper in the ACM format, and a brief accompanying
description of the demo installation. We will try to accommodate requests for
specific layouts and equipment. The papers need not be anonymous, but will
undergo a review process. Accepted papers will be distributed in the ancillary 
proceedings of the workshop (and hosted on the website afterwards) and 
attendees will have the opportunity to try out the demos in a dedicated
session. Copyright will remain with the authors.
 
 

Important Dates

  - CLOSED: Papers due for submission

  - 10th August 2007: Notification of paper acceptance

  - 24th August 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Posters and demos due for
 submission

  - 31th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due

  - 28th September 2007: Notification of poster/demo acceptance

  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 Workshop
 
 

Location

The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
will be held in Seoul, Korea.
 

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************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 3 
************************************************************
From: "Iglesias Rosa" <RIglesias+-at-+
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:52:23 +0200
Subject: [AMBI-SYS 2008 + WORKSHOPS] ***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** 

Dear Gabriel,
 

Could you please distribute this information on the Haptics-L list? 
 

Best regards,
 
 

Rosa
 

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The First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems
(Ambi-sys 2008) NEW!! In Cooperation with ACM SIGCHI Sponsored by CREATE-NET and
ICST Quebec City, Canada, February 11 – 14, 2008

http://www.ambi-sys.org/

NEW! IMPORTANT DATES

*******************************************************

Manuscript submission due: October 1, 2007

Acceptance notification: November 22, 2007

Final manuscript due: December 15, 2007

Conference dates: February 11-14, 2008

********************************************************

SCOPE: Ambient media and systems culminate from the emergence of mobile

communication, sensor-actuator technology, virtual environments, and 
interactive computing. They represent the vision of an all-encompassing
multimedia networking environment with human interaction at its core. 
Advances in computer and communication technologies have the potential
to offer people an unprecedented level of convenience and flexibility for 
living and working. Such technologies need to be closely integrated
with human interactions and activity, allowing greater support for smart 
solutions that improve quality of life, productivity, understanding and
intelligence within their situated environment. Ambi-sys focuses on 
emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric 
intelligent ambient environments. The conference is structured into the
following areas, each of which focuses on improving the state-of-the-art 
for ambient media and systems:

- Media and Content Provision

- Human Interface and Interaction

- Communications and Networking

- Intelligence and Automation

Journal special issue: Selected papers of the conference will be
included in a special issue of the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and
Applications.

Student paper awards: Four student prizes will be awarded to the best 
papers authored by full time students as first author.

********* NEW! Workshops: 

The following workshops will be held in conjunction with the
International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems (Ambi-sys 2008):

• AMDIT 2008 - International Workshop on Ambient Media Delivery and 
Interactive Television

http://aria.asu.edu/amdit08/

This workshop aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussions and
research in all aspects related to the data management challenges associated
with the design of ambient media delivery and user aware interactive
television systems. (SUBMISSION DEADLINE September 30).

• SOMITAS 2008 - First Workshop on Software Organisation and MonIToring
of Ambient Systems

http://liris.cnrs.fr/somitas/

The dream of an environment enhanced with a set of invisible computing 
devices is slowly becoming a reality. While most technological
requirements can be fulfilled with the current technology, there are still
many open questions regarding how to design, build and deploy this kind of
systems (SUBMISSION DEADLINE October 1st, 2007).

• HAS 2008 – Haptics in Ambient Media Systems. 
 
 

http://haptics.eas.asu.edu/HAS/HAS.htm

Abstract: The advent of sophisticated haptic interfaces and tangible 
interfaces makes it possible to employ haptics in facilitating
ubiquitous and veridical interactions between man and machine. This facet of the 
haptic user interfaces uniquely suits ambient media systems that allow 
levels of ease and access previously never achieved by user interfaces.

This workshop will explore the design, development and evaluation of
haptic user interfaces for ambient media systems (SUBMISSION DEADLINE October
1st, 2007).

Steering Committee

Imrich Chlamtac

CREATE-NET

General Co-Chairs

Roger Whitaker

Cardiff University, UK

Ben Liang

U of Toronto, Canada

Technical Co-Chairs

ChingYao Huang

Nat. Chiao Tung U, Taiwan

Jiangchuan Liu

Simon Fraser U, Canada

Klaus Moessner

U of Surrey, UK

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

U of Ottawa, Canada

Panel Chair

Michael Weber

U of Ulm, Germany

Workshops Chair

K. Selcuk Candan

Arizona State U, USA

Publicity Chair

Rosa Iglesias

Ikerlan, Spain

Local Arrangement Chairs

Atif Mohammad Alamri

U of Ottawa, Canada

Mohamad Eid

U of Ottawa, Canada

Publication Chair

Jeffrey Z. Tao

Miitsubishi Electric Research

Laboratories, USA

Web-chairs

Pradeep Kumar Atrey

U of Ottawa, Canada

M. Anwar Hossain

U of Ottawa, Canada

Conference Coordination

Kitti H. Kovacs

ICST

Organizing Committee ( SOMITAS 2008)
 
 

Frédérique Laforest, LIRIS CNRS UMR 5205, Lyon,France

Frédéric Le Mouél, INRIA ARES/ CITI , Lyon, France

Stephane Frénot, INRIA ARES/ CITI , Lyon, France

Pascal Cherrier, France Telecom - Orange , France
 
 

Program Committee ( AMDIT 2008)
 
 

Program Chair: Maria Luisa Sapino (Università di Torino and Arizona
State University) 

Liliana Ardissono (Università di Torino , Italy) 

Werner Bailer (Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria) 

K. Selcuk Candan (Arizona State University, USA) 

Pablo Cesar (CWI, Netherlands) 

Lei Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong) 

Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany) 

Mehmet Donderler (Turkcell, Turkey) 

Ombretta Gaggi (Università di Padova , Italy) 

Shahram Ghandeharizadeh (University of Southern California, USA) 

Judith Masthoff (University of Aberdeen, Scotland) 

Sean McNee (Attenex Corporation, Seattle, USA) 

Alberto Messina (Rai CRIT, Torino) 

Antonio Picariello (Università Federico II , Napoli, Italy) 

Balakrishnan Prabhakaran (University of Texas, USA) 

Nicu Sebe (University of Amsterdam, Nederlands) 

Rossana Simeoni (Telecom Italia, Torino, Italy) 

Hari Sundaram (Arizona State University, USA) 

Ozgur Ulusoy (Bilkent University, Turkey)
 
 

Program Committee ( HAS 2008)
 
 

Workshop Chairs:  Kanav Kahol, Arizona State University (ASU)

                               Vincent Hayward, McGill University, CA

Program committee:

Susan Lederman, Queens University

Karon Maclean, University of British Columbia

Hong Tan, Purdue University

Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre, International Society for Haptics

Robert Gray, Prof, Applied psychology ASU Polytechnic

Winslow Burleson, Professor, Arts and Media Engineering, ASU

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik   Professor, University of Ottawa

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   Haptics-L digest:Enactive07 extension,Scholarships,CFP:haid2007
 

In this digest:

1. Enactive/07: Deadline extended to Sunday July 29, 2007
2. Hasselt University, job opening for 4 scholarships in HCI
3. Cfp: Posters and Demos for Second International Workshop on Haptic
and Audio Interaction Design 

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************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 1 
************************************************************

Following numerous requirements for deadline extension, the organizing 
committee has decided to extend the deadline to Sunday July 29, 2007.

For more information and submission, please visit : 
http://acroe.imag.fr/enactive07/index.php?cf=2

You are working in the fields of  "technologies of enactive interfaces
and systems (Human-Computer Interfaces, virtual reality, robotics,
etc...)", "perception and cognitive sciences",  "philosophy",  and
applications and uses of such concepts and/or technologies.
The Enactive/07 conference deals with important issues of these fields.
 

************************************************************
************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 2 
************************************************************

From:  Karin Coninx <Karin.coninx+-at-+
Date:Mon, 23 Jul 2007 4:12 pm

Dear colleague,

Please consider announcing the following vacancies, as several of them
are suited for researchers with interest haptics, 

Thanks 
Karin

------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Hasselt University, Belgium (www.uhasselt.be)

Expertise Centre for Digital

Media (www.edm.uhasselt.be)
 

The Human-Computer Interaction group at the Expertise Centre for
Digital Media, a research institute at Hasselt University, Belgium,
has several job openings.

In particular, 4 PhD scholarship in the area of Human-Computer
Interaction are available, as well as a job opening for a
multimedia researcher.

The 4 PhD scholarships deal with various HCI topics, such as:
- A combination of HCI and AI to enhance multimodal interaction such as
 in
virtual environments
- Interaction and related topics in large-scale collaborative virtual
environments
- distributed user interfaces and mobile/location-based services
- aggregated user interfaces for mobile/location-based services in
city-scale environments

More details on the topics and application procedure can be found on 
    http://www.edm.uhasselt.be/people/vacancies

Please send requests for further information to 

Karin.coninx+-at-+uhasselt-dot-be
 

---------------------------------------------------------------------

Prof. dr. Karin CONINX
HCI research coordinator
Hasselt University 
Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM) 
Wetenschapspark 2 
BE-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
email: Karin.Coninx+-at-+uhasselt-do-be
tel. 32 - 11 - 26 84 11 , 
fax. 32 - 11 - 26 84 99 
http://www.edm.uhasselt.be

************************************************************
************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 3 
************************************************************

From:  Lorna Brown <lornab+-at-+
Date:Tue, 24 Jul 2007 6:02 am

Call for Posters and Demos

Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design

Poster and demo submission: 24th August 2007 Midnight GMT

Workshop dates: 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea

http://www.haid2007.org

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice.

Overview

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently
mature that research is turning away from pure technology development
and looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust solutions
exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance
as speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback
sensations. 
Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions
supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users.
However, many questions remain: how can we design effective haptic,
audio and multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can
we apply these techniques? 
Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation techniques that
are particularly appropriate?

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention,
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory
modalities can be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface.
Is there information which is better communicated using one modality
rather than another? How can we link haptic and auditory displays so
that changes in one modality are reflected in the other? Can we
create complimentary relationships between the information displayed
to each sense? Additionally, how should we interact with these new
displays and interfaces? Is a direct manipulation interaction style
still appropriate? A technique that works well with a force feedback
device but may not be appropriate for all types of displays. How
should we interact with a tactile display, or manipulate a sonified
graph?

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool,
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful,
considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role
if multimodal systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real
world. This workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric
challenge. 

HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop
held in Glasgow, UK in 2006:

http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html

Topics

Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions

  - Evaluating multimodal interactions

  - Design principles for multimodal systems

  - Multimodal visualisations

  - Cross modal interactions

  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people

  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment

  - Collaborative multimodal systems

  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)

Posters due 24th August 2007, 12 midnight GMT

The aim of the poster session is to showcase work in progress or late 
breaking results relevant to any of the themes of the workshop.
 Submissions will be 2 page papers in the ACM format, and authors are
expected to bring a poster describing their work to HAID'07. The
papers will be distributed in the HAID'07 ancillary proceedings (and
hosted on the website afterwards) and there will be a dedicated poster
session in which posters authors can present and discuss their work.
Posters need not be anonymous, but will be subjected to a review process.
Copyright will remain with the authors.

Demos due 24th August 2007, 12 midnight GMT

Haptic and audio systems often need to be tried to be fully understood
and appreciated. With this in mind, we welcome demonstration submissions
to the HAID'07 workshop. These submissions can be stand alone or
compliment a paper submission and we encourage the contribution of both
research prototypes and industrial applications. Demo submissions will
take the form of a 2 page paper in the ACM format, and a brief
accompanying description of the demo installation. We will try to
accommodate requests for specific layouts and equipment. The papers
need not be anonymous, but will undergo a review process. Accepted
papers will be distributed in the ancillary proceedings of the workshop
(and hosted on the website afterwards) and attendees will have the
opportunity to try out the demos in a dedicated session. Copyright
will remain with the authors.

Important Dates

  - CLOSED: Papers due for submission

  - 10th August 2007: Notification of paper acceptance

  - 24th August 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Posters and demos due for
 submission

  - 31th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due

  - 28th September 2007: Notification of poster/demo acceptance

  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 Workshop

Location

The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 will 
be held in Seoul, Korea.
 

------------------------------------------------
 
 


 

   Haptics-L: CFP - HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio
        Visual Environments and Games
 

From:  A. El Saddik <abed+-at-+
Date:Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:12 pm

Our apologies if you have received multiple copies 

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

HAVE 2007 - the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual 
Environments and Games - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 12-14 October 2007 

http://www.discover.uottawa.ca/HAVE2007 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Paper submission: 5 August 2007 
Notification: 1 September 2007 
Final version: 15 September 2007 
Conference dates: 12-14 October 2007 

IEEE Transaction special issue: 
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv 
Extended version of selected papers of the conference will be included 
in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and
Measurement 

CALL FOR PAPERS 
Papers are solicited on all aspects of the multimodal haptic and visual
virtual environment technologies and related applications to tele-haptic 
robotics, design, tele-medicine, arts, education and training, 
Entertainment and Games. This includes but is not limited to: haptic & 
audio/visual sensors and displays, multimodal perception and 
psychophysics, object modeling, multi-sensor data fusion, soft
computing techniques, human-computer interaction, augmented and
virtualized reality, APIs, RTIs, collaborative distributed virtual
environments, and applications, haptics and graphics rendering, etc. 

Submit your paper (6 pages max) electronically using the web submission

form available at: http://www.discover.uottawa.ca/HAVE2007. 

HAVE 2007 is organized by the TC-15 Virtual Systems of the IEEE I&M 
Society, the TC-28 Instrumentation and Measurement for Robotics and 
Automation of the IEEE I&M Society, and the TC-37 Measurements and 
Networking of the IEEE I&M Society with the technical cooperation of
the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Coputational
Intelligence Society, "IEEE/CIS Virtual Reality Task Force, the 
Ottawa Chapter of the IEEE I&M Society 

Honorary Chair: 
  Mel Siegel, Carnegie Melon, USA 
General Chairs: 
  Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
  Chris Messom, Massey University, New Zeeland 
Technical Program Co-Chairs: 
  Stefano Ferrari, Università di Milano, Italy 
  Rosa Iglesias, Ikerlan Research Centre, Spain 
  Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada 

HAVE 2007 will be collocated with ROSE 2007, IEEE International
Workshop on RObotic and SEnsors Environments 

HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and

Games 
 

-- Best regards 
-- Abed 
------------------------------------------------
 
 


 
 
 

   Haptics-L: Enactive/07 reminder on Haptics-L
 

From: Olivier Tache olivier.tache+-at-+
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 15:29:21 +0200
Dear Gabriel, Could you kindly circulate on the Haptics-L maillist the text below, which is the last
reminder for participation to the Enactive/07 conference ? Many thanks Best regards, Olivier Tache
**************************************************************************
We want to kindly remind you that the deadline for submitting papers and posters to Enactive/07,
planned for July, 20, is only a few days away. Apologies for multiple and cross-postings - Please,
feel free to forward this CfP 
******************************************************* 
ENACTIVE/07 - Call for Participation November 19-22, 2007 Grenoble, France
www.enactive2007.org PAPERS / POSTERS DEADLINE : JULY 20
********************************************************
OVERVIEW Enactive/07 .... Enaction_in_Arts will be held on November 19-22, 2007, in Grenoble,
France. This is an international scientific and cultural event, promoted by the European Network
of Excellence ENACTIVE and organised by the ACROE-ICA research group. 
Seizing the opportunity of its organisation in Grenoble, an historical place in France for Innovation
in Arts, Enactive/07 - 4th International Conference on Enactive Interfaces will be extended by an
exceptional intellectual and artistic event: Enaction_in_Arts. In the continuation of previous editions,
Enactive / 07 aims at promoting the concept of Enaction in the field of Information and
Communication Technologies, and at encouraging the emergence of a multidisciplinary research
community in a new field of research and on a new generation of human-computer interfaces called
Enactive Interfaces.
We invite you to come and participate to this unique event by submitting papers, posters, workshops
and exhibit spaces.
- - - - - - - - - - ABOUT ENACTION "...cognition is not the representation of a pregiven world by a
pregiven mind but is rather the enactment of a world and a mind on the basis of a  history of the variety
of actions that a being in the world performs.” Varela, Thompson, Rosch.
The Embodied Mind , 1991
See also: http://acroe.imag.fr/enactive07/enaction.php https://www.enactivenetwork.org/

 - - - - - - - - - - PUBLICATION OF PAPERS Besides the publication of papers and posters in the
Proceedings of the conference, a selection of papers will also be published: * in a special issue
of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting - www.jvrb.org * in a special issue on "Enaction and
Music" of the Journal of New Music Research
- http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09298215.asp * in a peer-reviewed journal in Human
-Computer Interaction (TBA)
- - - - - - - - - - TOPICS Creative researchers and theorists,innovative engineers and producers are
cordially invited to submit papers and posters in all the branches  covering Enactive Interfaces,
Interaction and Systems, including but not limited to: Philosophy * Epistemology, Ontology,
Philosophical issues * Theories of Enaction * Ecological and embodied cognition Technology
* Human computer interaction, Multisensory Data Representation * Harware and Software Standards
* Multimodal and enactive interfaces * Real time reactive and interactive architecture for simulators
and teleoperators * Technology for complete multisensory-motor interactions * Technology for haptic
interfaces, control and modelling of human-computer interfaces * Technology for haptic-auditory and
haptic-vision interfaces Human action & perception * Believability of computational models * Control
laws and sensorimotor contingencies * Kinaesthetic model of the user * Motor control of perception
* Perceptual control of movements * Psychophysics of multisensory-motor interaction * Sensory
substitution and enaction Applications and uses * Creativity, Art and Enaction * Design in arts and
Multimedia * E-teaching and e-learning * Industrial design and simulation, virtual prototyping
* Interactive simulations * Special users and uses * Sport and Entertainment * Surgical simulation,
Telemedicine, Teleoperation 
- - - - - - - - - - SUBMISSION You are cordially invited to submit: - Scientific papers or posters
(4 page article, deadline July 20, 2007) - Ateliers (workshops - deadline September 10, 2007)
- Exhibit spaces (deadline September 10, 2007) For additional information and submission, please
visit: http://www.enactive2007.org
- - - - - - - - - - ENACTION_IN_ARTS Arts & Culture is one of the main fields that are intimately
linked with contemporary concepts and technologies. Enaction_in_Arts sessions aim at promoting
innovative artistic creations, theories and technologies for the Future of Arts. It will be a unique meeting
at the crossing point of Art – Science – Technology and will offer to researchers, engineers and artists
the opportunity to discover cutting-edge research, technologies and artworks centered around Enaction
and Enactive Systems.
- - - - - - - - - - IMPORTANT DATES: July 20 Scientific paper/poster submission deadline
September 10 Atelier and Exhibit space proposition deadline September 20 Notification to authors of
scientific papers/posters October 10 Deadline for camera-ready versions of papers/posters
November 19-22 The Enactive/07 Conference
- - - - - - - - - - We look forward to seeing you in Grenoble! -- Olivier Tache Associate Researcher
- Doctorate Applicant Laboratoire Informatique et Création Artistique
http://acroe.imag.fr INPG, 46, av. Félix Viallet 38031 Grenoble Cedex, France
Tel. +33 (0) 476574660 Fax +33 (0) 476574889
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Enactive/07 ....
Enaction_in_Arts International Scientific and Artistic Event November 19-22, Grenoble, France
http://www.enactive2007.org

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   Haptics-L:Enactive/07 - Second Call for Participation
 

From:  Olivier Tache olivier.tache+-at-+

Date:Mon, 2 Jul 2007 7:39 am

Dear Gabriel,

Could you kindly circulate on the Haptics-L maillist the text below, which is the second call for participation for the Enactive/07 conference 

Many thanks

Best regards,

Olivier Tache

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We want to kindly remind you that the deadline for submitting papers
and posters to Enactive/07, planned for July, 20, is approaching.

Apologies for multiple and cross-postings - Please, feel free to
forward this CfP

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ENACTIVE/07 -   Call for Participation
November 19-22, 2007 
Grenoble, France
www.enactive2007.org
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OVERVIEW

Enactive/07 .... Enaction_in_Arts will be held on November 19-22, 2007, in Grenoble, France. This is an international scientific and cultural event, promoted by the European Network of Excellence ENACTIVE and organised by the ACROE-ICA research group. Seizing the opportunity of its
organisation in Grenoble, an historical place in France for Innovation in Arts, Enactive/07 - 4th International Conference on Enactive Interfaces will be extended by an exceptional intellectual and artistic event: 
Enaction_in_Arts.

In the continuation of previous editions, Enactive / 07 aims at promoting 
the concept of Enaction in the field of Information and Communication 
Technologies, and at encouraging the emergence of a multidisciplinary 
research community in a new field of research and on a new generation
of human-computer interfaces called Enactive Interfaces.

We invite you to come and participate to this unique event by submitting 
papers, posters, workshops and exhibit spaces.

- - - - - - - - - -

ABOUT ENACTION

"...cognition is not the representation of a pregiven world by a
pregiven mind but is rather the enactment of a world and a mind on the basis of a history of the variety of actions that a being in the world
performs.”
Varela, Thompson, Rosch. The Embodied Mind , 1991

See also:
http://acroe.imag.fr/enactive07/enaction.php
https://www.enactivenetwork.org/

- - - - - - - - - -

PUBLICATION OF PAPERS

Besides the publication of papers and posters in the Proceedings of the
conference, a selection of papers will also be published:
* in a special issue of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting
  - 
www.jvrb.org
* in a special issue on "Enaction and Music" of the Journal of New
 Music 
Research - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09298215.asp
* in a peer-reviewed journal in Human-Computer Interaction (TBA)

- - - - - - - - - -

TOPICS
Creative researchers and theorists, innovative engineers and producers
are cordially invited to submit papers and posters in all the branches
covering Enactive Interfaces, Interaction and Systems, including but not limited to:

Philosophy
    * Epistemology, Ontology, Philosophical issues
    * Theories of Enaction
    * Ecological and embodied cognition

Technology
    * Human computer interaction, Multisensory Data Representation
    * Harware and Software Standards
    * Multimodal and enactive interfaces
    * Real time reactive and interactive architecture for simulators
 and teleoperators
    * Technology for complete multisensory-motor interactions
    * Technology for haptic interfaces, control and modelling of 
human-computer interfaces
    * Technology for haptic-auditory and haptic-vision interfaces

Human action & perception
    * Believability of computational models
    * Control laws and sensorimotor contingencies
    * Kinaesthetic model of the user
    * Motor control of perception
    * Perceptual control of movements
    * Psychophysics of multisensory-motor interaction
    * Sensory substitution and enaction

Applications and uses
    * Creativity, Art and Enaction
    * Design in arts and Multimedia
    * E-teaching and e-learning
    * Industrial design and simulation, virtual prototyping
    * Interactive simulations
    * Special users and uses
    * Sport and Entertainment
    * Surgical simulation, Telemedicine, Teleoperation

- - - - - - - - - -

SUBMISSION

You are cordially invited to submit:
- Scientific papers or posters (4 page article, deadline July 20, 2007)
- Ateliers (workshops - deadline September 10, 2007)
- Exhibit spaces (deadline September 10, 2007)

For additional information and submission, please visit: 
http://www.enactive2007.org

- - - - - - - - - -

ENACTION_IN_ARTS
Arts & Culture is one of the main fields that are intimately linked
with contemporary concepts and technologies. Enaction_in_Arts sessions aim at promoting innovative artistic creations, theories and technologies for the Future of Arts. It will be a unique meeting at the crossing point of Art – Science – Technology and will offer to researchers, engineers and artists the opportunity to discover cutting-edge research, technologies and artworks centered around Enaction and Enactive Systems.

- - - - - - - - - -

IMPORTANT DATES:
July 20 Scientific paper/poster submission deadline
September 10 Atelier and Exhibit space proposition deadline
September 20 Notification to authors of scientific papers/posters
October 10 Deadline for camera-ready versions of papers/posters
November 19-22 The Enactive/07 Conference

- - - - - - - - - -

We look forward to seeing you in Grenoble!
 

--
Olivier Tache
Associate Researcher - Doctorate Applicant
Laboratoire Informatique et Création Artistique
http://acroe.imag.fr
INPG, 46, av. Félix Viallet
38031 Grenoble Cedex, France
Tel. +33 (0) 476574660
Fax +33 (0) 476574889
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
Enactive/07 .... Enaction_in_Arts International Scientific and Artistic

Event
November 19-22, Grenoble, France
http://www.enactive2007.org
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   Haptics-L digest: two cfp: Haptics Symp 2008 and HAVE 2007
 

Dear colleague:

Due to a server malfunction, you probably did not receive the digest below on May 30th, 2007. This malfunction came to my attention only
yesterday.
My deepest apologies for any inconvenience. This problem was due to 
technical matters beyond my control. 

Best regards,

Gabriel Robles-De-La-Torre
Haptics-L Editor
 

In this digest:

1. CFP - HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual 
Environments
 and Games

2. Call for Papers: 2008 Haptics Symposium
 

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************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 1 ****************
************************************************************
 

From: "A. El Saddik" <abed@+-at-+
Subject: CFP - HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual 
Environments and Games

Our apologies if you have received multiple copies

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

HAVE 2007 - the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual
Environments and Games - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 12-14 October 2007

http://www.discover.uottawa.ca/HAVE2007
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 

Paper submission:  1 August 2007
Notification: 1 September 2007
Final version: 15 September 2007
Conference dates: 12-14 October 2007

Journal special issue:
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
Extended version of selected papers of the conference will be included
in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are solicited on all aspects of the multimodal haptic and visual
virtual environment technologies and related applications to
tele-haptic robotics, design, tele-medicine, arts, education and training, Entertainment and Games. This includes but is not limited to: haptic & audio/visual sensors and displays, multimodal perception and
psychophysics, object modeling, multi-sensor data fusion, soft
computing techniques, human-computer interaction, augmented and virtualized reality, APIs, RTIs, collaborative distributed virtual environments, and applications, haptics and graphics rendering, etc.
 

Submit your paper (6 pages max) electronically using the web submission
form available at: http://www.discover.uottawa.ca/HAVE2007.
 

HAVE 2007 is organized by the TC-15 Virtual Systems of the IEEE I&M
Society, the TC-28 Instrumentation and Measurement for Robotics and
Automation of the IEEE I&M Society, and the TC-37 Measurements and
Networking of the IEEE I&M Society with the technical cooperation of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Coputational Intelligence Society, "IEEE/CIS Virtual Reality Task Force, the
Ottawa Chapter of the IEEE I&M Society
 

Honorary Chair:
   Mel Siegel, Carnegie Melon, USA
General Chairs:
   Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
   Chris Messom, Massey University, New Zeeland
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
   Stefano Ferrari, Universit? di Milano, Italy
   Rosa Iglesias, Ikerlan Research Centre, Spain
   Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
 

HAVE 2007 will be collocated with ROSE 2007, IEEE International
 Workshop on RObotic and SEnsors Environments
 

HAVE 2007 - IEEE Intl. Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and
Games

-- 
Best regards
-- Abed

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr.-Ing. A. El Saddik     Associate Prof., SMIEEE, P.Eng.
Director: Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab)
Director: Information Technology Cluster,
          Ontario Research Network on Electronic Commerce (ORNEC)
School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE)
University of Ottawa
800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5
Tel: (613) 562-5800 x 6277, Fax: (613) 562-5664
Email: elsaddik+-at-+site-dot-uottawa-dot-ca
Web:   http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~elsaddik
       http://www.mcrlab.uottawa.ca
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 

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************** Haptics-L digest Email No. 2 ****************
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From: William Provancher <wil+-at-+mech-dot-utah-dot-edu>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 20:09:00 -0600
Subject: Call for Papers: 2008 Haptics Symposium
 

please forgive the multiple postings.
 

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C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

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

http://www.hapticssymposium.org
*************************************************
 

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
 

Location
********
Silver Legacy Hotel, Reno, Nevada, USA
 

Description
***********
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 rehabilitation).
 

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
 

Sincerely,
Will Provancher
2008 Haptics Symposium Publicity Chair

________________________________________
William 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
http://heml.eng.utah.edu/
 
 
 
 


 

   Haptics-L:Call for Nominations: Editor in Chief for the new IEEE
        Transactions on Haptics
 

From:Karon MacLean <maclean+-at-+
Date:Tue, 19 Jun 2007 1:05 pm

Gabriel, will you please post the following notice on Haptics-L. 

Thanks, Karon MacLean 

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Nominations are sought for Editor in Chief of the new journal 
Transactions on Haptics, to be published by IEEE and sponsored by the 
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (through its Technical Committee 
on Haptics, TCH) jointly with the IEEE Computer Science Society (Task 
Force on Haptics or TFH). IEEE gave final approval for the journal on June 
15, 2007. 

Nominations will be accepted until August 7, 2007. We encourage 
self-nominations as well as nominations of others. Full packages by 
nominated individuals will be requested following their agreement to be 
considered. 

ABOUT THE JOURNAL 

Transactions on Haptics will address the science, technology and
applications associated with information acquisition through touch and 
touch-guided movement. Topics relevant to this journal include all 
aspects of human and machine touch, and interactions between the two, 
performed in real, virtual, teleoperated or networked environments. 

Research areas of relevance to this publication will include, but not 
be limited to, the following topics: 

* Human haptic and multi-sensory perception and action
* Haptic interactions via passive or active tools and machines 
* Devices that sense, enable, or create haptic interactions locally  or 
at a distance 
* Haptic rendering and its association with graphic and auditory 
rendering in virtual reality 
* Algorithms, controls, and dynamics of haptic devices, users, and 
interactions between the two 
* Human-machine performance and safety with haptic feedback 
* Haptics in the context of human-computer interactions 
* Systems and networks using haptic devices and interactions, 
including multi-modal feedback
* Application of the above, for example in areas such as education, 
rehabilitation, medicine, computer-aided design, skills training, 
computer games, driver controls, simulation and visualization 

For further information and nomination procedures, see the journal EIC 
search website, http://www.worldhaptics.org/EicSearch.htm. 

Please circulate this notice to your colleagues. 

- The EIC Search Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Haptics 

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  Roberta L. Klatzky (Chair) 
  Professor of Psychology 
  Professor of Human-Computer Interaction 
  Faculty, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition 
  Carnegie Mellon University 
  Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA 
  Phone: 001-412-268-8026 
  http://www.psy.cmu.edu/faculty/klatzky/ 

  Karon E. MacLean (Co-Chair) 
  Associate Professor of Computer Science 
  University of British Columbia 
  Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada 
  Phone: 001-604-822-8169 
  http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~maclean 
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   Haptics-L:CfP: Second International Workshop on Haptic and
        Audio Interaction Design
 

From:Ian Oakley <ian+-at-+
Date:Mon, 4 Jun 2007 3:36 am

Third Call for Papers
Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Full paper submission: 15th June 2007
Poster and demo submission: 24th August 2007
Workshop dates: 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea
Publication: As a volume of Springer's LNCS journal series
http://www.haid2007.org
 

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice

Overview Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that
research is turning away from pure technology development and looking towards interaction
and design issues. Robust solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many
forms - for instance as speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback
sensations. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by
these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many questions remain: how
can we design effective haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas 
can we apply these techniques? Are there design methods that are useful? Or evaluation
techniques that are particularly appropriate?

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention, 
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory modalities can be efficiently and
effectively combined in an interface. Is there 
information which is better communicated using one modality rather than another? How can
we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes in one modality are reflected in the other?
Can we create complimentary relationships between the information displayed to each sense?
Additionally, how should we interact with these new displays and interfaces? Is a direct
manipulation interaction style still appropriate? A technique that works well with a force
feedback device but may 
not be appropriate for all types of displays. How should we interact 
with a tactile display, or manipulate a sonified graph?

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool, 
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful, considered and informed
interaction design will play a vital role if multimodal systems are to move beyond the lab
and into the real world. This workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge. 
HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop 
held in Glasgow, UK in 2006:
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html

Topics
Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:
  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions
  - Evaluating multimodal interactions
  - Design principles for multimodal systems
  - Multimodal visualisations
  - Cross modal interactions
  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people
  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment
  - Collaborative multimodal systems
  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)

Publication
The workshop will be published by Springer in their LNCS journal 
series.

Submission formats
HAID'07 will feature paper, poster and demo submissions. Please see the 
website for additional details.

Important Dates
  - 15th June 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Papers due for submission
  - 3rd August 2007: Notification of acceptance
  - 17th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due
  - 24th August 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Posters and demos due for 
submission
  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 
Workshop

Location
The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 
will be held in Seoul, Korea.

Program Co-Chairs
Ian Oakley (ETRI, Korea)
Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK)
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Ian Oakley and Stephen Brewster
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design'07 Program Co-Chairs
http://www.haid2007.org
email: ian+-at-+etri-dot-re-dot-kr
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   Haptics-L:CFP: "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16"
 

From: "James D. Westwood" <J_Westwood+-at-+
Subject: Call for Papers: "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16"

* * * * * Call for Papers * * * * *

MEDICINE MEETS VIRTUAL REALITY 16

"parallel, combinatorial, convergent: NextMed By Design"

January 30 - February 1, 2008
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Long Beach, California

Submission deadline: July 15, 2007

http://www.nextmed.com/mmvr_virtual_reality.html

- - - - -

MMVR is the premier conference on emerging data-centered technologies 
for medical care and education. Each year, an international and 
multi-disciplinary community of researchers explores the next in 
medicine. The program includes lectures, posters, workshops, panels, 
exhibits, and more.

Through July 15, the MMVR16 Organizing Committee 
(http://www.nextmed.com/mmvr_committee.html) invites submissions on:

  - Biomedical and surgical modeling and simulation
  - Imaging, data visualization and fusion
  - Robotics and haptics
  - Sensors, implantable and wearable electronics
  - Intelligence networking and telemedicine
  - Interfaces, displays, and projection
  - Virtual, mixed, and augmented reality
  - Game-based learning and performance assessment

In addition to these core topics, MMVR16 will explore both design in 
medicine and the challenges and opportunities of collaboration. 
Submissions addressing these issues are especially welcome.

The abstract submission guidelines are at 
http://www.nextmed.com/mmvr_abstracts.html. The deadline is Sunday, 
July 15, 2007.
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  Advanced Robotics - Special Issue on Haptics

From:Hiroyuki Kajimoto <kajimoto+- at -+
Date:Sat, 26 May 2007 1:22 am
Subject: Advanced Robotics - Special Issue on Haptics

Hi all,

Let me introduce a special issue on haptics +- at -+ Advanced Robotics.

-----------------------------------------------
ADVANCED ROBOTICS Call for Papers

Special Issue on Tactile Feedback for Humanoids and Humans

Guest Editors:
Prof. Yoky Matsuoka (University of Washington, USA)
Prof. Takashi Maeno (Keio University, JAPAN)

Publish in Vol. 22, No. 7 (June 2008)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 31, 2007

As the robots become more advanced, there is an increasing demand on
tactile sensors for robots to obtain detailed object interaction
information such as force, displacement, softness, partial-slippage and
texture. In parallel, tactile displays for humans is critical in
teleoperation virtual reality systems. High fidelity tactile feedback 
to the humans and robotic systems enables more sophisticated behavior in
autonomous or tele-operated applications. This special issue will focus
on the theoretical and technological challenges on tactile sensors,
tactile displays, and robot systems with the emphasis on tactile
feedback. Papers on all aspects of application of tactile feedback are
welcome, including, but not limited to the following topics:

- Tactile sensors
- Tactile displays
- Skin for humanoid robots
- Tactile feedback for prosthetics
- Human tactile sensation and perception
- Human-robot interface (HRI) including tactile feedback

Submission:
Pdf format file of the complete manuscript should be sent by July 31,
2007 to the office of Advanced Robotics, the Robotics Society of Japan
through our homepage (www.advanced-robotics.org). Sample form of the
manuscript is available at the homepage, too.
Also send the same file to Prof. Takashi Maeno (maeno+- at -+mech-dot-keio-dot-ac-dot-jp)
for the confirmation.

---------------------

Best Regards,

Hiroyuki Kajimoto

kajimoto+- at -+hc-dot-uec-dot-ac-dot-jp
University of Electro-Communication, Japan.
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  Special session on haptics

From: Seungmoon Choi <choism+- at -+
Date:Sun, 27 May 2007 10:06 am
Subject:Special session on haptics

Dear Gabriel,

This e-mail is to distribute a CFP for haptics special session in the 
conference of Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and 
Information Technology 2007 that will be held in Oct. 11 - 13, 2007 in Korea 
(http://www.sersc.org/FBIT2007/page1.php).

Would you kindly post the attached CFP to the haptics-l mailing list?

Sincerely,
Seungmoon

Special Session for Haptics and its Application to Bioscience

Haptics is an emerging interdisciplinary field aiming at understanding 
the somatosensory characteristics of our body and developing a
computer-controlled system that allows the user to physically interact
with virtual or remote environments through the sense of touch. With the 
growth of haptics, its technology is being applied to broader range of
science, including IT (information technology), NT (nanotechnology) and
BT (biotechnology). We solicit high-quality original research articles 
in all aspects of haptics, with a particular emphasis on applications
to bioscience.

Potential topics for the special session include (but are not limited 
to):
- Haptic science (perception and cognition)
- Haptic interfaces
- Haptic rendering
- Haptic human-computer interaction
- Modeling of biomechanical systems
- Data perceptualization
- Applications to bioscience and medicine

A refereed paper will appear in one of the approved publications by the 
conference date:

IEEE Conference Proceedings: high quality E.I. indexed proceedings for 
FBIT.

Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology: The FBIT interdisciplinary 
special issue of this high impact factor journal will consider high impact
factor papers. Appears by the conference date and details are in the
conference pages (open access with I.F. 1.8 in SCIE).

International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems: special 
issue of this SCIE listed journal will consider high quality papers from this 
special session.

Soft Computing journal: special issue of this SCIE listed journal will 
consider select papers with significant soft computing technique content.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission Deadline 20 June 2007 
Advance Registration Deadline 15 August 2007
Notification of Acceptance 15 July 2007
Final Program Announced 15 September 2007
click for LaTeX 
http://www.sersc.org/FBIT2007/ExtendedAbstractLaTeX.zip
or Word 
http://www.sersc.org/FBIT2007/instruct.doc
style files.
 

Send your paper directly to the Special Session Organizers:

Prof. Seungmoon Choi, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 
POSTECH, Korea,
choism+- at -+postech-dot-ac-dot-kr

Prof. Jung Kim, Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Korea,
jungkim+- at -+kaist-dot-ac-dot-kr

Prof. Mee Young Sung, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 
University of Incheon, Korea,
mysung+- at -+incheon-dot-ac-dot-kr
 
 


 

  (Fwd) Edinburgh Touch workshop Tuesday 3 July
 

From: "Alan Wing" <a.m.wing+- at -+
Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 19:16:10 +0100
Subject: (Fwd) Edinburgh Touch workshop Tuesday 3 July

Dear Gabriel,
I hope you are well.
I am running a Haptics Workshop with Rob Mcintosh and Alison Eardley 
just before the joint EPS-Psychonomics Society meeting in Edinburgh Tuesday 
3 July:
http://www.symon.bham.ac.uk/activetouch_workshop.htm
I would be grateful if you would circulate details through your 
haptics-l mailing list.
Many thanks,
Alan
--

TRG Active-Touch Workshop

Following the successful EPS symposium on Touch for perception and 
action in Birmingham in April 2006 (organised by A Kappers and A Wing), 
a Haptics workshop will be held on Tuesday 3 July 2007, the day before 
the start of the joint EPS-Psychonomics meeting in Edinburgh 
(http://www.eps.ac.uk/meetings/Edinburgh.html).
The meeting will be open to members of EPS, Psychonomics Society and
Eurohaptics and will capitalise on the tradition of the North American 
Tactile Research Group of meeting immediately before the Psychonomics
meeting.

The workshop will cover methods and findings in touch research ranging
over touch displays, adaptive psychophysical methods, body schema, 
multimodal integration imaging touch, touch disorders. In the morning a 
number of invited speakers from Europe and N America (including Martyn 
Bracewell, Chris Dijkerman, Vince Hayward, Charles Spence) will present 
research overviews. In the afternoon there will be practical demos and 
also a poster session open to all participants. The cost to participants will 
be £15 for students (letter from supervisor required) and £30 for others to cover 
lunch, refreshments and other costs.

The organising committee comprises: Alan Wing (a.m.wing+- at -+bham-dot-ac-dot-uk; 
Chair and bookings), Rob McIntosh (r.d.mcintosh+- at -+ed-dot-ac-dot-uk; Local 
arrangements), Alison Eardley (a.eardley+- at -+psychology-dot-bbk-dot-ac-dot-uk; 
Psychonomics liason). Applications to attend should be made to 
j.d.white+- at -+bham-dot-ac-dot-uk or on the form available at www.symon.bham.ac.uk.

Accommodation is available via the EPS meeting web page:
http://www.eps.ac.uk/meetings/Edinburgh.html
Note If anyone plans on the following days (Wed-Sat) to attend sessions 
of the EPS-Psychonomics meeting, which is an open meeting, they should 
inform the EPS administrator as soon as possible: 
d.bowes+- at -+psych-dot-york-dot-ac-dot-uk
They should copy me in (a.m.wing+- at -+bham-dot-ac-dot-uk) on the request indicating 
that I am prepared to the act as the member inviting them to attend.

Alan Wing, PhD, Professor of Human Movement,
Behavioural Brain Sciences Centre
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston,  Birmingham B15 2TT,  UK
Tel: +44 121 414 7954 (sec 2856) Fax: +44 121 414 4897
email: a.m.wing+- at -+bham-dot-ac-dot-uk 
web: www.symon.bham.ac.uk

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   Haptics-L:Ambi-sys 2008
 

From: "Iglesias Rosa" <RIglesias+- at -+
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 00:22:27 +0200

Dear Gabriel,

Could you please distribute this information on the Haptics-L list? 
Let me thank you in advance.
Best regards,

Dr. Rosa Iglesias
Ikerlan Technological Research Centre

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The First International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems 
(Ambi-sys 2008) 

Quebec City, Canada, February 11 – 14, 2008
 
 

http://www.ambi-sys.org/
 
 

 IMPORTANT DATES 

**************************************************

Manuscript submission due:                August 31, 2007

Acceptance notification:                  November 15, 2007

Final manuscript due:                     December 15, 2007
 
 

Workshop proposal submissions:            June 15, 2007

Workshop acceptance notification:         June 22, 2007

**************************************************
 
 

Ambient media and systems culminate from the emergence of mobile 
communication, sensor-actuator technology, virtual environments, and 
interactive computing. They represent the vision of an all-encompassing
multimedia networking environment with human interaction at its core. 
Advances in computer and communication technologies have the potential 
to offer people an unprecedented level of convenience and flexibility for 
living and working. Such technologies need to be closely integrated 
with human interactions and activity, allowing greater support for smart 
solutions that improve quality of life, productivity, understanding and 
intelligence within their situated environment. Ambi-sys focuses on 
emerging technologies, services and solutions for new, human-centric 
intelligent ambient environments. The conference is structured into the 
following areas, each of which focuses on improving the 
state-of-the-art 
for ambient media and systems:
 
 

- Media and Content Provision

- Human Interface and Interaction

- Communications and Networking

- Intelligence and Automation
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   Haptics-L:CFP: ASME Journal - Special Issue on Haptics
 

Apologies for wrong subject in previous email. 

From:kesh+- at -+eng 
Date:Thu, 19 Apr 2007 8:18 AM

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Special Issue on Haptics, Tactile and Multimodal Interfaces 

ASME Journal of Computing Sciences and Information in Engineering 
(JCSIE) 

Scope: 
JCISE is soliciting papers for a special issue on haptics and related 
areas. Haptics and tactile feedback systems are enhancing virtual 
environments to mobile systems and gaming interfaces. Because of the 
multidisciplinary nature of this topic, we invite original research 
papers (9000 words) in any discipline that demonstrates advancements in this field. JCISE will also accept application papers and technical briefs (5000 words) that address implementation issues. The submissions that are extended versions of previous conferences will be considered provided it contains substantial new material. 

Topics: 
The following is a list of possible topics. Please note that this is 
not an exhaustive list and other multidisciplinary topics will be considered. 
ASME guidelines limit the size of the paper to 9000 words. 

• Design of force feedback system 
• New force feedback and tactile hardware 
• Force feedback controller architectures 
• Telehaptics, shared control, and other machine mediated force 
feedback systems 
• Haptically enhanced virtual environments 
• Use of novel force feedback systems in medical virtual reality 
• New interfaces for gaming and mobile devices 
• Application of haptics in wide range of topics including design, 
medicine, training 
• Cognition and perception related issues 
Guest Editors: 
T (kesh). Kesavadas (kesh+- at -+buffalo-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical and 
Aerospace Engineering, 1006 Furnas Hall, State University of New York 
And Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA

James Oliver (oliver+- at -+iastate-dot-edu), Department of Mechanical 
Engineering, 1620 G Howe, Iowa State University, Iowa 50011-2161, USA 

Marcia O’Malley (omalleym+- at -+rice-dot-edu), Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 
& Materials Science - MS 321 6100 Main Street, Rice University, Houston, 
Texas 77005-1892, USA 

Timeline: 
Paper submission: September 1st, 2007 
Completion of 1st Review Cycle: December, 2007 
Resubmission of Revised Papers: February, 2008 
Completion of Second Review Cycle: April, 2008 
Submission of Final Manuscript: June, 2008 
Publication of Special Issue: September, 2008 (JCISE V8, N3) 

Where to submit: 
Please submit a PDF file to eLANE - the online journal service used by 
JCISE: 
http://jcise.eas.asu.edu:8080/JCISE/ 
Please indicate that the paper is for the "Haptics 08" Special Issue 
(pull 
down menu in eLANE). 
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   Haptics-L:CfP: Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
 

From:   ian+- at -+
Date:   Wed, 11 Apr 2007 12:09 AM 

Second Call for Papers
Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Full paper submission - 15th June 2007
Poster and demo submission - 24th August 2007
Workshop to be held 29-30 November 2007 in Seoul, Korea
http://www.haid2007.org

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice

Overview Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that research is turning away from pure technology development and looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in many forms - for instance as speech and non speech sounds and through tactile and force feedback sensations. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by these modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, many questions remain: how can we design effective haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces? In what new application 
areas can we apply these techniques? Are there design methods that are 
useful? Or evaluation techniques that are particularly appropriate?

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention, 
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory modalities can be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface. Is there 
information which is better communicated using one modality rather than another? How can we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes in one modality are reflected in the other? Can we create complimentary relationships between the information displayed to each sense? Additionally, how should we interact with these new displays and interfaces? Is a direct manipulation interaction style still 
appropriate? A technique that works well with a force feedback device 
but may not be appropriate for all types of displays. How should we interact with a tactile display, or manipulate a sonified graph?

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool, 
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful, considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role if multimodal systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real world. This workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge. 

HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop 
held in 
Glasgow, UK in 2006:
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html

Topics
Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:
  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions
  - Evaluating multimodal interactions
  - Design principles for multimodal systems
  - Multimodal visualisations
  - Cross modal interactions
  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people
  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment
  - Collaborative multimodal systems
  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)

Publication
We are seeking to publish the workshop proceedings with Springer in 
their LNCS journal series.

Submission formats
HAID'07 will feature paper, poster and demo submissions. Please see the 
website for additional details.

Important Dates
  - 15th June 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Papers due for submission
  - 3rd August 2007: Notification of acceptance
  - 17th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due
  - 24th August 2007, 12 Midnight GMT: Posters and demos due for 
submission
  - 29th-30th November 2007: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 
Workshop

Location
The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 
will be held in Seoul, Korea.

Program Co-Chairs
Ian Oakley (ETRI, Korea)
Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------
Ian Oakley and Stephen Brewster
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design'07 Program Co-Chairs
http://www.haid2007.org
email: ian+- at -+etri-dot-re-dot-kr
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 
 
 

     RAAD2007 Ljubljana - Submission deadline extended (fwd)
 

From:   kamnikr+- at -+
Date:   Wed, 7 Mar 2007 2:18 AM 

Dear Gabriel,

Would it be possbile to post the following announcement to the Haptics
mailing list?

With my best regards,

Roman
 

*************************************************************************
*                                   *
* Roman Kamnik, D.Sc.       University of Ljubljana         *
* Assistant professor       Faculty of Electrical Engineering   *
*               Laboratory of Robotics and      *
*               Biomedical Engineering          *
*               Trzaska 25, 1000 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA    *
*               tel: +386 1 4768 355            *
*               fax: +386 1 4768 239            *
*               e-mail: kamnikr+- at -+robo-dot-fe-dot-uni-lj-dot-si   *
*               http://robo.fe.uni-lj.si        *
*************************************************************************
 
 
 
 

RAAD 2007
June 7-9, Ljubljana, Slovenia
http://robo.fe.uni-lj.si/raad2007/
Dear Robotics Researchers,

On bealf of the organizing committee of 16th International
Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region - RAAD 2007, which 
will be held in June 7-9 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, we would like to inform you that 
due to numerous requests the RAAD 2007 submission deadline has been extended.

The new deadline is: Monday, March 19th.

All submission information can be found on the Conference website.
http://robo.fe.uni-lj.si/raad2007/

You are kindly invited to submit your contribution and to participate 
the conference. All participants are also invited to make advance and early 
hotel reservation in Ljubljana.

Looking forward to meeting you in Ljubljana.

Conference Co-Chairs

Marko Munih

and

Roman Kamnik
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 
 

    Final Cfp:International Multisensory Research Forum

From:   davida+- at -+
Date:   Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:22 PM 

Dear Gabriel, 

Would you mind posting this conference annoucement? It is for a 
multisensory conference that is attracting increasing numbers of 
haptics researchers working in crossmodal contexts (eg, visual haptic). It should be of interest to many HapticsL members. 

Regards 

David Alais 

Organiser, IMRF 2007 
www.imrf.info/2007/ 
 
 

  <<<<< FINAL call for papers & symposia >>>>>> 

  IMRF 2007, Sydney, Australia. 
  July 4th to 8th 

  http://www.imrf.info/2007 

The International Multisensory Research Forum's 8th annual 
meeting will be held in Sydney Australia in 2007. 

With numbers growing year by year, the IMRF meeting has 
become the premier event for multisensory research. 

The IMRF scientific committee is calling for abstracts to be 
submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as for 
suggestions for 2 hour symposium sessions. 

All 5 senses are represented at IMRF in a multi-disciplinary 
forum. Many scientific approaches are represented at IMRF, 
including: 
• Electrophysiology 
• Evoked potentials & psychophysiology 
• Animal behavior 
• Human psychophysics 
• Neurophysiology 
• Cognitive psychology 
• Speech perception 
• Brain imaging 
• Computational modeling 

The IMRF meeting also inlcudes a Graduate Student Symposium. 
A small number of graduate students will be selected by the 
scientific committee to present their work in a specially 
dedicted symposium showcasing talented work from graduate 
students. Selected students will have the conference expenses 
subsidized. 

All intending IMRF participants should submit a 200-word abstract 
at the conference web site: 
http://www.imrf.info/2007 

Key dates for IMRF 2007: 
SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS including topic, abstract and confirmed 
speakers are due by: February 23rd, 2007. 
REGULAR ABSTRACTS are due by March 5th 2007. 
EARLY REGISTRATION closes April 13th 2007. 
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 

   Cfp: Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID'07)
 

From:   ian+- at -+
Date:   Wed, 28 Feb 2007 1:53 AM 

First Call for Papers
Second International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design
Provisional Deadline for full paper submission - 15th June 2007
Workshop to be held in November 2007 in Seoul, Korea
http://www.haid2007.org

We apologise if you receive multiple copies of this notice

Overview
Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently 
mature that research is turning away from pure technology 
development and looking towards interaction and design issues. Robust
solutions exist to display audio and haptic feedback in 
many forms - for instance as speech and non speech sounds and through 
tactile and force feedback sensations. Furthermore, it 
has been demonstrated that the novel interactions supported by these 
modalities can confer benefits for all users. However, 
many questions remain: how can we design effective haptic, audio and 
multimodal interfaces? In what new application areas can 
we apply these techniques? Are there design methods that are useful? Or 
evaluation techniques that are particularly appropriate?

While multimodal interfaces are attracting more and more attention, 
there is relatively little work on how the haptic and auditory modalities can be efficiently and effectively combined in an interface. 
Is there information which is better communicated using one modality rather than another? How can we link haptic and auditory displays so that changes in one modality are reflected in the other? Can we create complimentary relationships between the information displayed to each 
sense? Additionally, how should we interact with these new displays and 
interfaces? Is a direct manipulation interaction style 
still appropriate? A technique that works well with a force feedback 
device but may not be appropriate for all types of displays. How should we interact with a tactile display, or manipulate a sonified graph? 

Whilst audio and haptic interaction has been shown to be a useful tool, 
neither sense has the bandwidth of the visual modality. Careful, considered and informed interaction design will play a vital role if multimodal systems are to move beyond the lab and into the real world. This workshop seeks novel research addressing this human-centric challenge.

HAID'07 is a direct successor to the successful first HAID workshop 
held in 
Glasgow, UK in 2006:
http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~mcgookdk/multivis/workshop.html

Topics
Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas:
  - Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions
  - Evaluating multimodal interactions
  - Design principles for multimodal systems
  - Multimodal visualisations
  - Cross modal interactions
  - Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people
  - Multimodal gaming and entertainment
  - Collaborative multimodal systems
  - Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, 
smell)

Publication
We are seeking to publish the workshop proceedings with Springer in 
their 
LNCS 
journal series.

Important Dates
Please note that all dates are currently provisional and may be subject 
to change. 

  - 23rd February 2007: First call for papers
  - 15th June 2007: Papers due for submission
  - 3rd August 2007: Notification of acceptance
  - 17th August 2007: Final (camera ready) versions of papers due
  - November: Haptic and Audio Interaction Design Workshop (exact dates 
to be confirmed)

Location
The 2nd International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 
will be held in Seoul, Korea in November 2007.

Program Co-Chairs
Ian Oakley (ETRI, Korea)
Stephen Brewster (University of Glasgow, UK)

------------------------------------------------------------------
Ian Oakley and Stephen Brewster 
Haptic and Audio Interaction Design'07 Program Co-Chairs 
http://www.haid2007.org
email: ian+- at -+etri-dot-re-dot-kr 
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 

   [ARVR-DE] INTUITION 2007 Workshop & Conference - CFP
 

From: "Angelos Amditis (by way of Martin Goebel)" 
Subject: [ARVR-DE] INTUITION 2007 Workshop & Conference - CFP

We apologise for the multiple postings

INTUITION 2007 Workshop & Conference on Virtual Reality and Virtual 
Environments
www.intuition2007.org
October 3 – 5, 2007
Athens, Greece

Call for Papers (Extended Abstracts), Posters, and Tutorials: DEADLINE 
April 16, 2007

The INTUITION 2007 Workshop & Conference on Virtual Reality and Virtual 
Environments will be held under the umbrella of the INTUITION Network 
of Excellence in Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments for Future 
Workspaces (www.intuition-eunetwork.net), a network of 60 partners 
across Europe. INTUITION 2007 follows on from the three very successful 
workshops held in Athens 2004, Paris 2005, and Stuttgart 2006. This year, the conference will include an open call for papers, tutorials, and 
posters, as well as exhibitions from industrial partners and research projects in the wider area of Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments. The conference will also feature three keynote speeches by highly recognized researchers in the field of VR worldwide.

You are invited to submit your papers, posters, projects, and proposals 
for tutorials under conference themes which include, but are not limited 
to:

Conference Themes
Display Technologies
Tracking
Haptic Interfaces
Mobile VR systems
User interfaces & interaction methodologies
Modeling and Simulation
Presence research
Evaluation, Human Factors, and Usability issues
Authoring Tools
Augmented and Mixed Reality
Virtual Humans
Virtual Reality Applications in fields such as
- Education & Training
- Medicine
- Architecture & Urban Planning

Submission information
Submissions of 2-page Extended Abstracts will be on-line at 
www.intuition2007.org, in PDF format only. Information about the 
submission procedure and formatting instructions is available online at 
www.intuition2007.org . Accepted submissions (full papers and posters) 
will be presented at the conference and published in the conference 
proceedings. 
Additionally, a selection of the best papers will be considered for 
publication in a special issue of the Visual Computer Journal.

Tutorials will be half day in length and will be held on October 3, 
2007. 
If you wish to submit a proposal for a Tutorial, please contact the 
Tutorials Chair directly (Matthaios Bimbas <mbibas+- at -+esd-dot-ece-dot-ntua-dot-gr>).

Important Dates
April 16, 2007: Deadline for submissions of Extended Abstracts (max 2 
pages)
May 25, 2007: Notification of acceptance
June 29, 2007: Final paper due
October 3 -5, 2007: Workshop & Conference

We are looking forward to your participation! For more information, 
please 
visit www.intuition2007.org

General Chair
 Aggelos Amditis (ICCS)

Program Co-chairs
 Maria Roussou (ICCS)
 Giannis Karaseitanidis (ICCS)

Posters Chair
 Patrick Bourdot (CNRS)

Tutorials Chair
 Matthaios Bimbas (ICCS)

Exhibitions Chairs
 Aggelos Bekiaris (CERTH/HIT)
 Roland Blach (Fraunhofer IAO)
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 

   HAPTEX Newsletter and Call For Papers HAPTEX'07
 

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:34:03 +0100
From: "Ugo Bonanni" 
Dear Gabriel,
could you kindly forward this CFP and the info about the HAPTEX
Newsletter to the Haptics-L? Thank you very much!
Best regards
Ugo
______________________

 Ugo Bonanni
 Research assistant
 MIRALab - University of Geneva
 Battelle, Bâtiment A, Office B401
 7, Route de Drize
 CH-1227 Carouge
______________________

 EMail : bonanni+- at -+miralab-dot-unige-dot-ch
 Tel.: +41 22 379 01 17
 Fax : +41 22 379 77 80
 

---

The latest issue of the HAPTEX Newsletter is online:
http://haptex.miralab.unige.ch/public/newsletter/HAPTEXNews_2006_04.pdf

---

Call for Papers for HAPTEX'07
VR Workshop On Haptic and Tactile Perception of Deformable Objects

24 October 2007 - Leibnizhaus Hannover, Germany
Web Page: http://www.gdv.uni-hannover.de/hcw07

HAPTEX - "HAPtic sensing of virtual TEXtiles" - is a research project
funded under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Programme of
the European Union (FP6/IST).

Within the framework of this project, the Division of Computer Graphics
of the Leibniz Universität Hannover (Welfenlab) organizes a workshop
on haptic and tactile perception. This year it is held together with 
the Cyberworlds 2007 International Conference. A second workshop on this
conference will focus on "New Advances in Shape Analysis and Geometric
Modeling".

Topics of Interest

- Human-Computer Interaction
- Simulating the touch, the hearing and the vision in virtual worlds
- Multimodal interaction system for presenting deformable materials
- Presenting haptic feedback in multimodal interaction
- Hardware for haptic/tactile interaction in virtual worlds
- Haptic/tactile rendering
- Modeling dynamics of deformable objects for haptic/tactile feedback
- Dynamic simulation of soft tissues/deformable objects including
  textiles
- Perception of material using haptic feedback
- Applications of haptic/tactile interfaces for soft/deformable
  objects

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The best
papers will be published in a special issue of "The Visual Computer".

All submissions will be peer reviewed. Papers in English containing
original and unpublished results are solicited.

To find out more on the HAPTEX'07 submission details, see

http://www.gdv.uni-hannover.de/events/hcw07/papers/call_for_papers_haptex_2
007/index.php

For more information about the HAPTEX project, please see:
   http://haptex.miralab.unige.ch

Important Dates:

Paper Due               1 May 2007
Notice of Acceptance    4 June 2007
Registration            15 July 2007
Camera Ready            2 August 2007
Cyberworlds Conference  24-27 October 2007

Program and Workshop Co-Chairs HAPTEX'07
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva
Franz-Erich Wolter, Leibniz Universität Hannover
 

Best regards
Ugo Bonanni
on behalf of the coordinator of the HAPTEX Project,
Prof. Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
--------------------------------------------------
 
 
 


 

   cfp, International Multisensory Research Forum
 

From: davida+- at -+
Date:   Wed, 24 Jan 2007 7:43 PM 

Dear Gabriel, 

Would you mind posting this conference annoucement? It is for a 
multisensory conference that is attracting increasing numbers of
haptics researchers working in crossmodal contexts (eg, visual haptic). It should be of interest to many HapticsL members. 

Regards

David Alais 

Organiser, IMRF 2007 
www.imrf.info/2007/ 
 
 

  <<<<< Call for papers & symposia >>>>>> 

  IMRF 2007, Sydney, Australia. 
  July 4th to 8th 

  http://www.imrf.info/2007 

The International Multisensory Research Forum's 8th annual 
meeting will be held in Sydney Australia in 2007. 

With numbers growing year by year, the IMRF meeting has
become the premier event for multisensory research. 

The IMRF scientific committee is calling for abstracts to be 
submitted for oral and poster presentations, as well as for 
suggestions for 2 hour symposium sessions. 

All 5 senses are represented at IMRF in a multi-disciplinary 
forum. Many scientific approaches are represented at IMRF, 
including: 
• Electrophysiology 
• Evoked potentials & psychophysiology 
• Animal behavior 
• Human psychophysics 
• Neurophysiology
• Cognitive psychology 
• Speech perception 
• Brain imaging 
• Computational modeling 

The IMRF meeting also inlcudes a Graduate Student Symposium. 
A small number of graduate students will be selected by the 
scientific committee to present their work in a specially 
dedicted symposium showcasing talented work from graduate 
students. Selected students will have the conference expenses 
subsidized. 

All intending IMRF participants should submit a 200-word abstract 
at the conference web site: 
http://www.imrf.info/2007 

Key dates for IMRF 2007: 
SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS including topic, abstract and confirmed 
speakers are due by: February 23rd, 2007. 
REGULAR ABSTRACTS are due by March 5th 2007. 
EARLY REGISTRATION closes April 13th 2007. 
--------------------------------------------------
 
 


 
 
 

 


 
 
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