Call: Fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID)

The deadline for HAID 2010 is three weeks away!

Fifth International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design (HAID)

September 16-17 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Deadline for full paper submissions – 30th April 2010

This year HAID will feature Søren Bech from Bang and Olufsen, Vincent Hayward from UPMC, France and Davide Rocchesso from IUAV, Italy as keynote speakers.

Technologies to enable multimodal interaction are now sufficiently mature that research is turning away from pure hardware development and looking towards interaction and design issues to improve usability and the user experience.

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 concerning the appropriate use of haptics and audio in interaction design: 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?

HAID10 is a direct successor to the successful workshop series inaugurated in Glasgow in 2006, in Seoul in 2007, in Jyväskylä in 2008 and in Dresden in 2009. The aim of HAID10 is to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in finding out how the haptic and audio modalities can be used together in human computer interaction. The research challenges in the area are best approached through user-centred design, empirical studies or the development of novel theoretical frameworks.

We invite your papers, posters and demonstrations on these topics, and look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen in September 2010!


Contributions are welcomed in (but not limited to) the following areas (please note that in all of these areas both theoretical and empirical approaches are encouraged): 

  • Novel haptic, audio and multimodal interfaces and interactions
  • Evaluating multimodal interactions, especially in real contexts
  • Design principles for multimodal user-interfaces
  • Multimodal visualisations
  • Affective roles of haptics and audio in interaction
  • Cross-modal interactions
  • Auditory and haptic displays for visually impaired people
  • Safety critical multimodal applications (monitoring, controlling, alarming)
  • Designing haptics and audio for touch screen
  • Multimodal gaming and entertainment
  • Interaction in physical exercise
  • Collaborative multimodal systems
  • Mobile multimodal interactions
  • Emulation and simulation of real world with audio-haptic design
  • Novel systems and interactions using other modalities (e.g. taste, smell)


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

Important Dates

  • Deadline for full paper submission: April 30th
  • Notification of acceptance: May 28th
  • Final camera ready due: June 18th
  • Poster and demo submission: June 1st
  • Notification of poster and demo acceptance: July 1st
  • HAID 2010: September 16 and 17, Copenhagen, Denmark


Rolf Nordahl, Aalborg University Copenhagen, DK
Stephen Brewster, University of Glasgow, UK


Federico Fontana, University of Verona, IT
Stefania Serafin, Aalborg University Copenhagen, DK


Sofia Dahl,  Aalborg University Copenhagen, DK
Kristina Daniliauskaite, Aalborg University Copenhagen, DK


Ercan Altinsoy, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Federico Avanzini, University of Padova, Italy
Stephen Barrass, University of Canberra, Australia
Durand R. Begault, NASA Ames Research Center, US
Eoin Brazil, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, Ireland
Andrew Crossan, University of Glasgow, UK
Cumhur Erkut, Aalto University, Finland
Georg Essl, University of Michigan, US
Bruno Giordano, McGill University, Canada
Vincent Hayward, University Pierre Marie Curie, France
Charlotte Magnusson, Lund University, Sweden
Antti Pirhonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Matthias Rath, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
Michal Rinott, Holon University of technology, Israel
Davide Rocchesso, IUAV, Italy
Augusto Sarti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Tamara Smyth, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Bill Verplank, Stanford University, California
Paul Vickers, Northumbria University
Bruce Walker, Georgia Institute of Technology

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