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 will be held between the 24th and 27th of June
in Versailles, France. It will be organised by Vincent Hayward.
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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
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'
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.
The following areas are the key themes of the conference series, however, papers are
welcomed on any topic related to haptics or haptic interfaces:
- Perception & Psychophysics
- Haptic Rendering
- Devices & Technology
- Medical & Rehabilitation Applications
- Art & Design Applications
- Collaborative Haptics
- Multimodal Interaction
- Tactile Display & Tactile Sensing
- Haptic HCI (Interaction, Visualisation)