NEW INITIATIVE: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HAPTICS SHORT PAPERS

More information is available at https://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/toh. For any questions, please contact Vincent Levesque, Program Chair of the Haptics Symposium, or Lynette Jones, Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Haptics. See below for Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2020 conference has added a new, early submission option (firm deadline: September 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time) for technical papers that authors wish to be considered for presentation at Haptics Symposium and simultaneous publication in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, as short journal papers.

Authors may submit their 6-page paper to this new track via the Transactions on Haptics website by selecting the “Haptics Symposium 2020” paper type during the submission process. Papers should be prepared using the Transactions on Haptics template (not the conference template). Each paper will be reviewed by Transactions on Haptics reviewers and an Associate Editor. The outcome of the first round of reviews will be “accept”, “revision”, or “reject”. For papers receiving a decision of “revision” after the first review round, authors will need to submit a revision within 30 days for a second review, which may result in a decision of “accept” or “reject.” If the decision after the Transactions on Haptics review is “accept,” the paper will be included in the conference and simultaneously published in the journal.

Any papers that receive a decision of “reject” after review by Transactions on Haptics will be evaluated for inclusion by the Haptics Symposium Conference Editorial Board, which will have access to the reviews and Associate Editor’s report. A paper may therefore be rejected from the journal but accepted for the conference. Such papers will be published in the conference proceedings rather than in the journal. A paper may also be rejected for publication by both the journal and the conference. Those papers that are accepted for publication in the journal will be included in the conference, where they will be presented by authors, and will be simultaneously published in the journal.

Authors choosing not to submit via the new journal track may still submit their papers directly to the conference. Such papers will be reviewed following the established conference technical paper review procedure. Accepted conference technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

One author of each accepted paper will deliver a talk at the conference and answer questions in any remaining time from the duration that is alotted. Further details will be provided at a later time.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the submission deadline?

The submission deadline is September 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. This deadline is firm.

What is the maximum number of pages?

Your paper cannot exceed 6 pages. It is not possible to pay for additional pages.

Does the the 6-page limit include references?

Yes, the 6-page limit includes references.

How should I submit my paper?

Please submit your paper using ScholarOne Manuscripts as described on the IEEE Transactions on Haptics website. When asked for the Manuscript type, please select the “Haptics Symposium 2020” option.

What template should I use?

Your paper must be formatted using the templates provided by the Transactions on Haptics. See the formatting instructions under “Brief, Short, or Communications Articles” in the Templates for Transactions. Please note that the template has changed this year.

Is there a template for LaTeX?

To use LaTeX, please use the style files found under “Transactions Articles” in the Templates for Transactions. Please use the following document class: \documentclass[9pt,journal]{IEEEtran}. Also note that short papers do not include author biographies.

Can I submit a video with my paper?

Yes, a video can be submitted to the Transactions on Haptics as supplemental material. The only restriction imposed by the Transactions on Haptics is that the total size of all submitted files (including the manuscript and video) does not exceed 48.83 MB. We recommend that you also follow the video guidelines for Technical Paper submissions so that your video does not need to be modified if it is published in the conference proceedings instead of the journal.

Will I need to resubmit my paper to the conference if it is rejected by the journal?

All papers that are rejected by the journal after the first or second round of reviews will automatically be sent, along with their reviews, to the Conference Editorial Board (CEB) of the Haptics Symposium to be considered for publication in the conference proceedings and presentation at the conference.

Will it be possible for me to submit an extended version of my paper to the Transactions on Haptics at a later date?

Short papers that are accepted by the journal will be published in the journal. It will therefore be impossible to publish an extended version of the work in the journal in the future.

Short papers that are rejected by the journal but accepted by the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. It will be possible to extend this work and publish an extended version of the paper in the journal in the future.