Plenary Session

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 9am to 12pm US Pacific Time (16:00 to 19:00 UTC)

The 2022 virtual conference will be highlighted by a live event that will feature video presentations of papers, together with live panel discussions with authors, awards, and information about future conferences. The event will be freely accessible to everyone and may be viewed via the IEEE Haptics Symposium YouTube channel, where it will also be archived for later viewing. It will mirror the previous 2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium live streaming video event, which remains available via the conference YouTube channel, where it has been viewed several thousand times.

Time (PT) Session
9:00 - 9:10am Introduction
9:15 - 9:30am Oral Session 1 - Session Chair Matthias Harders

  • Kazuya Otake, Shogo Okamoto, Yasuhiro Akiyama, and Yoji Yamada, Tactile Texture Rendering for Electrostatic Friction Displays: Incorporation of Low-Frequency Friction Model and High-Frequency Textural Model

  • Takumi Hamazaki, Miku Kaneda, Jianyao Zhang, Seitaro Kaneko, and Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Chemical-Induced Thermal Grill Illusion

  • Taha Moriyama and Hiroyuki Kajimoto, Wearable Haptic Device Presenting Sensations of Fingertips to the Forearm

  • Xian Wang, Diego Vilela Monteiro, Lik-Hang Lee, Pan Hui, and Hai-Ning Liang, VibroWeight: Simulating Weight and Center of Gravity Changes of Objects in Virtual Reality for Enhanced Realism

  • Craig Shultz and Chris Harrison, LRAir: Non-Contact Haptics Using Synthetic Jets
9:30 - 9:50 am Live Q&A with Oral Session 1 Authors
9:50 - 10:05 am Oral Session 2 - Session Chair Lynette Jones

  • Bolun Zhang, Michael Hagenow, Bilge Mutlu, Michael Gleicher, and Michael Zinn, Assessing the Perceived Realism of Kinesthetic Haptic Renderings under Parameter Variations

  • Ravali Gourishetti and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker, Evaluation of Vibrotactile Output from a Rotating Motor Actuator

  • Giuseppe Melfi, Lukas Schölch, Thorsten Schwarz, Karin Müller, and Rainer Stiefelhagen, Audio-Tactile Reader (ATR): Interaction Concepts for Students with Blindness to Explore Digital STEM Documents on a 2D Haptic Device

  • Stejara Dinulescu, Neeli Tummala, Gregory Reardon, Bharat Dandu, Dustin Goetz, Sven Topp, and Yon Visell, A Smart Bracelet Supporting Tactile Communication and Interaction

  • Yawen Liu, Shihan Lu, and Heather Culbertson, Texture Classification by Audio-Tactile Crossmodal Congruence
10:05 - 10:25 am Live Q&A with Oral Session 2 Authors
10:25 - 10:45 am Oral Session 3 - Session Chair Marcia O'Malley

  • Gianluca Paolocci, Tommaso Lisini Baldi, Ludovico Sampieri, and Domenico Prattichizzo, Design and Comparison of Haptic Policies for Human Guidance

  • David Burns, Roberta Klatzky, Michael Peshkin, and J. Edward Colgate, A Low-Parameter Rendering Algorithm for Fine Textures

  • Andreas Noll, Markus Hofbauer, Evelyn Muschter, Shu-Chen Li, and Eckehard Steinbach, Automated Quality Assessment for Compressed Vibrotactile Signals Using Multi-Method Assessment Fusion

  • Anika Kao, Chang Xu, and Gregory J. Gerling, Using Digital Image Correlation to Quantify Skin Deformation with Von Frey Monofilaments

  • Hafiz Malik Naqash Afzal, Emma Stubbs, Heba Khamis, Alastair Loutit, Stephen Redmond, Richard Vickery, Michael Wiertlewski, and Ingvars Birznieks, Submillimeter Lateral Displacement Enables Friction Sensing and Awareness of Surface Slipperiness
10:45 - 11:05 am Live Q&A with Oral Session 3 Authors
11:05 - 11:40 am Awards, upcoming haptics conference videos, and closing remarks

Cross-Cutting Challenges Live Video Event

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 9am to 12pm US Pacific Time (16:00 to 19:00 UTC)

The 2022 IEEE Haptics Symposium will also feature two Cross-Cutting Challenge (CCC) sessions whose topics were selected based on an open solicitation for proposals. The CCC sessions will include keynote presentations and panel discussions addressing challenges of broad interest to the haptics research community. They will take place during a live streaming video event that will be freely accessible to everyone and may be viewed via the IEEE Haptics Symposium YouTube channel, where it will also be archived for later viewing.

Time (PT) Session
9:00 am - 10:30 am CCC Theme 1 - The Importance of Touch for Distributed Embodiment

  • Jacob Segil - University of Colorado Boulder & Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
  • Emily Graczyk - Case Western Reserve University & Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Alexis E. Block - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Nicholas Zingale - Cleveland State University
Keynote Speakers
  • Tamar Makin - University College London
  • Peter Lush - University of Sussex
  • Nicholas Colonnese - Meta Reality Labs Research
10:30 am - 12:00 pm CCC Theme 2 - Integrating Wearable Haptic Interfaces with Real-World Touch Interactions

  • Pedro Lopes - University of Chicago
  • Yon Visell - University of California, Santa Barbara
Keynote Speakers
  • Mar Gonzalez-Franco - Microsoft Research
  • David Parisi - College of Charleston
  • Allison M. Okamura - Stanford University

Online Video Presentations

As in 2020, we are pleased to offer an online video forum for authors of accepted papers to present their contributions to a broad audience. All authors of accepted technical papers and IEEE Transactions on Haptics short papers will be invited to create 3 minute video presentations of their work. The collection of video presentations will be shared via the IEEE Haptics Symposium YouTube Channel, and will also be available via the conference program. This content will provide a valuable resource for people around the world to learn about new trends and findings in haptics, and for the contributions from the conference to be disseminated widely via the internet.

Authors of accepted papers will be contacted with further information and instructions for preparing their video presentations and participating in the live streaming video event. One author of each accepted paper will be required to register for the conference (at a substantially reduced rate).

New: IEEE Haptics Symposium Mentoring Forum

We all benefit from mentoring and networking to get started in our careers. For the 2022 conference, we are pleased to offer a new Mentoring Forum that will provide opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers to connect with senior and early-career faculty, to participate in breakout group discussions about their research via an online forum, and to formulate a concrete plan of action for advancing their research and career goals. Students and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in participating will be asked to submit a short document describing a research idea, preliminary results, or a proposed study. A detailed call for participation, including information about how to submit, will be provided via email and via the IEEE Haptics Symposium website in the near future.