Call: VRIC11 Workshop on “Haptics for Telepresence, Teleoperation and Collaborative Environments”

Call for Papers

VRIC11 Workshop on “Haptics for Telepresence, Teleoperation and Collaborative Environments”

IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics
13th Virtual Reality International Conference, April 6-8, 2011, Laval, France


While haptic sense provides the most natural way to interact and physically feel the environment, it also has an important role in communication and collaboration between users through co-located and remote configurations.

This special function of haptics supports low level exchanges during closely coupled tasks and enables improved interpersonal awareness, social presence and affective communication through the last Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work systems (CSCW). This highly multidisciplinary field is quickly expanding and involves numerous research challenges including hardware, software, perceptual and social issues.

This workshop intends to foster discussions and exchanges among participants and exhibit recent and original contributions in the field of haptics for Telepresence, Teleportation and Collaborative Environments (e.g., CVE, CSCW, Groupware). The workshop solicits research papers (4-6 pages) and posters (1-2 pages) addressing one or more of the following topics, although authors should not feel limited by them:

  • Haptic interpersonal communication, haptic affective and emotional communication, haptic for the interpersonal awareness and presence
  • Telepresence, Teleoperation and Telemicro/nanomanipulation systems
  • Collaborative Virtual Environments, Groupwares and Computer Supported Cooperative Work systems (software architectures, hardware platforms, etc.)
  • Haptics in mobile devices (Smartphone, Tablet, etc.), haptic for E-learning environments
  • Experimental studies, Social studies

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Mehdi Ammi, CNRS/LIMSI, University of Paris-Sud 11, France
  • Jérôme Perret, Haption, France

Program Committee:

  • Anatole Lécuyer, INRIA, France
  • kheddar Abderrahmane, CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory, Japan
  • Kyle B. Reed, University of South Florida, USA
  • Eva-Lotta Sallnäs, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Durand R Begault, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  • Vincent Hayward, ISIR, University of Paris 6, France
  • Yuru Zhang, Beihang University, China
  • Manuel Ferre, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Kanav Kahol, Arizona State University, USA
  • Gabriel Zachmann, Clausthal University, Germany
  • Catherine Guastavino, McGill University, Canada
  • Nizar Ouarti, ISIR, University of Paris 6, France
  • Lorenzo Picinali, De Montfort University, UK
  • Yacine Bellik, CNRS/LIMSI, University of Paris-Sud 11, France
  • Jeremy Cooperstock, McGill University, Canada
  • Antoine Ferreira, PRISME, University of Orléans, France

Important Information:

  • Deadline for paper submission: January 10, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance: February 14, 2011
  • Final Camera-Ready: March 04 2011

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