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EuroHaptics Society
The EuroHaptics Society (EHS) has been officially founded on July 2nd, 2006 in Paris, France. The purpose of EHS is to contribute to and promote the advancement of Haptics, all over the world, but with a focus on Europe, by suitable means. In particular by forming the official body organizing the EuroHaptics conference, by organizing other workshops and events on Haptics, by disseminating information about Haptics, and by establishing relations with other similar associations, national or international.

EuroHaptics 2014
EuroHaptics 2014 will be held between the 24th and 27th of June in Versailles, France. It will be organised by Vincent Hayward. More information can be found at www.eurohaptics-2014.org.

WorldHaptics/EuroHaptics 2013
EuroHaptics was held as part of WorldHaptics 2013 in Daejeon, South Korea on 14th-17th of April 2013 in conjunction with the Symposium on Haptic Interfaces. It was organised by Dong Soo Kwon. More information can be found at www.haptics2013.org.

Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
This new Springer book series focuses on monographs in the form of edited volumes covering general topics in haptics as well as selected PhD theses. More information can be found on the series' webpage.

Introduction
Over the last decade, the EuroHaptics conference has grown from an ambitious idea to the primary European meeting for research in the field of human, machine, and computer haptics. The central idea of the meeting has always been interdisciplinarity - bringing together researchers from all fields related to haptics. This has been the original motto at the foundation of the conference in Zurich in 2000 by Matthias Harders and Alan Wing, and has been kept on throughout the subsequent annual events.

Eurohaptics is held annually (since 2005 in odd years in conjunction with the Haptic Symposium) and is a major international conference and the primary European meeting for researchers in the field of human haptic sensing and touch enabled computer applications. This diverse field covers research in areas including, but not limited to, haptic perception, haptic hardware development, through to end applications and users, such as surgical simulation, rehabilitation robotics, and haptic feedback for design and applied arts applications.

The series of Eurohaptics events provides researchers from academia and industry with an opportunity to present ideas, obtain feedback, and establish contacts with other haptics researchers from around the world. Haptic hardware and software developers are also provided with the opportunity to gather information on current theories, as well as to demonstrate their products to a wide audience, and discuss specific requirements first hand with existing and potential customers.

Content
The following areas are the key themes of the conference series, however, papers are welcomed on any topic related to haptics or haptic interfaces:

  • Neuroscience
  • Perception & Psychophysics
  • Haptic Rendering
  • Devices & Technology
  • Medical & Rehabilitation Applications
  • Art & Design Applications
  • Collaborative Haptics
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Tactile Display & Tactile Sensing
  • Haptic HCI (Interaction, Visualisation)

 
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