Technical Papers in Conference Proceedings

We solicit technical papers that report original, novel, unpublished work relevant to all the scientific, technological, and application aspects of haptics.

Paper Format

Technical papers should be prepared according to the formatting instructions available here.

For authors’ convenience, the templates for technical papers can be downloaded in Word or Latex format. Note that only the US Letter template will be accepted, not the A4 template.

Paper Length

Authors should aim for a technical paper length of 6 pages or less, including references and all other components of the paper.

1 or 2 extra pages (beyond 6 pages) may added through a charge of $200 per page, paid during conference registration.

Author Names and Affiliations

Submitted papers will be reviewed in single-blind manner.

Author names and affiliations should be specified in all technical papers.

Submission Due Date

20 25 October, 2019 (11:59 p.m. Pacific Time)

Submission Method

All technical papers (with optional videos) should be submitted using PrecisionConference (submission system will be open on 28 September, 2019). Select the “Haptics Symposium” Society, “Haptics 2020” Conference, and “Haptics 2020 Technical Papers” Track.

Presentation and Publication

All accepted technical papers will be presented orally in a podium presentation, either in a dual-track regular session or in a single-track featured session.

All accepted papers will be included in the electronically distributed conference proceedings and also published in IEEE Xplore.

Paper copyright will be transferred to the IEEE as part of the publication process.

Paper decisions will be announced on December 30, 2019, and will also be available in PrecisionConference.


Submission of videos is optional but strongly encouraged to help readers understand the paper.

Uploaded videos will be reviewed along with the paper.

Videos will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore and may be used to promote the conference.

Guidelines: format (mpeg 4, .mp4), length (up to 2 minutes), resolution (at least 480p progressive scan), and file size (up to 40 MB). Final (but not initial) video submissions will need to include some simple additional files for IEEE Xplore compliance.

Final Submission

All accepted technical papers will appear in this year’s Haptics Symposium proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

We will be using the Conference Paper Management System of the Robotics and Automation Society (PaperPlaza) for the creation of the electronic conference program and the archival IEEE proceedings. As such, authors will work within the established infrastructure of the PaperPlaza system. To minimize confusion, we have provided details below on how to submit your accepted conference technical paper content to PaperPlaza.

Step 1) Before January 15 – The submitting author must submit an “initial” conference technical paper placeholder to the “Contributed Papers” track.

Step 2) The corresponding author will receive a confirmation email that acknowledges receipt of the initial submission.

Step 3) Shortly after the January 15 deadline for initial submission, the corresponding author will receive a confirmation email that acknowledges acceptance of the technical paper for oral presentation. At this time, PaperPlaza will be open for the submission of final camera-ready conference technical papers via what is labelled as the “Contributed Papers” track in PaperPlaza.

Step 4) Before January 22 January 27 The corresponding author must submit the final camera-ready conference technical paper content to the “Contributed Papers” track.

Step 5) The corresponding author will receive a confirmation email that acknowledges receipt of the final submission. If there are any issues, PaperPlaza staff will contact the corresponding author.

Specific questions regarding PaperPlaza should be sent to General questions about the final submission of conference technical papers should be sent to the Publications Chair at Urgent general questions should be sent to the Program Chair at or the General Co-chairs at

Presentation Instructions

One author from each technical paper will deliver the oral presentation in the time permitted. Further details will be provided at a later time.

All presentations will be delivered from the speaker’s own laptop computer to ensure the correct appearance of the slides. Please bring any required video adapters. Both HDMI and VGA connections will be available, as well as audio output.

Authors can determine their presentation room and time from the detailed conference program. (We ask that authors check the schedule again once the conference has begun to ensure they have the most up-to-date information.)

Presenters should check the connection with the conference projection system during a break before the session in which they are presenting, making sure all videos play on the screen. Our on-site technician will be able to assist you with any issues.

We ask that all presenters arrive for their session at least ten minutes before it begins, check in with the session chairs, and sit near the front of the room to facilitate the change between speakers.