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Special Issue on Surface Haptics

Haptics for interactive touch surfaces, also known as surface haptics, is a new area of research in the field of haptics. The goal of surface haptics is to generate haptic effects on physical surfaces such as the touch surfaces used in mobile cell phones, tablets, kiosks, information displays, and front panels of new generation home appliances and cars.

Topics of interest include:

  • Studies on the design and evaluation of various actuation technologies (vibrotactile, electroadhesive, ultrasonic, electromagnetic, etc.) for displaying haptic feedback through touch surfaces
  • Tactile rendering algorithms for displaying virtual shapes and textures on touch surfaces
  • The mechanics and neuroscience of contact between the human fingerpad and touch surfaces displaying haptic feedback
  • Studies on surface haptics investigating human perception, cognition, attention, new HCI paradigms, and user interface design and experience (UIX)
  • Applications of surface haptics in consumer electronics, the automotive industry, home appliances, designing aids for the visually impaired, online shopping, gaming and entertainment, data visualization, education, tele-touch, and art appreciation.


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Timeline of Production:

November 15, 2019                Deadline for paper submissions

January 13, 2020                     First decisions to authors

March 16, 2020                       Second decisions to authors

May 18, 2020                          Final publication materials due from authors

September 1, 2020                  Special issue publication

Guest Editors:

Prof. Cagatay Basdogan, Koc University,

Prof. Seungmoon Choi, Postech,

Prof. Frederic Giraud, University of Lille,

Prof. Vincent Levesque, ETS,