Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium in Philadelphia! Go to registration site

If you are planning to attend the conference, we kindly request that you register in advance so that we can plan for your participation.  Of course, we will also welcome on-site registration.  We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia soon!

It is recommended that you review ALL of the information below before proceeding to the registration page.

Registration Process: Conference registration will require the following:

  • IEEE account username and password, as appropriate. Your user credentials will be used to verify IEEE membership and eligibility for discounted IEEE member rates during the registration process. If you do not have your user credentials, please follow the instructions listed under the FAQs tab on the registration page to recover your IEEE username and password.
  • Registration discount code, as appropriate. IEEE member rates apply to both IEEE members and IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics (TCH) members. TCH members who are not also IEEE members should obtain a discount code prior to completing their online registration in order to obtain IEEE member rates. All requests for discount codes should be sent to the Haptics Symposium Registration Chair (registration@hapticssymposium.org). Requests should include the registrant's name and the type of discount code being requested.
  • Titles of the accepted technical papers, work-in-progress papers, hands-on demonstrations, and/or student innovation challenges that you will be presenting. Note that all accepted papers, posters, demos, and student innovation challenges must be presented in person. Submissions that are not presented at the conference will not be included in the archival IEEE conference proceedings.
  • Payment of extra page charges, as appropriate. If the camera-ready version of your technical paper exceeds six pages, you will be charged $200 for each additional page, up to two pages. Similarly, if your work-in-progress paper exceeds two pages, you will be charged $200 for each additional page, up to one page. Failure to pay the additional page fees will prevent the publication of your paper in the archival IEEE conference proceedings.

Conference Registration includes:

  • Conference program.
  • Electronic conference proceedings.
  • Welcome reception on Friday, April 8, 2016.
  • One ticket for the Banquet, to be held at the National Constitution Center on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
  • Breakfast, morning coffee break, and afternoon coffee break during the main conference dates of April 9-11, 2016.

One-day Registration includes:

  • Attendance at a single day of the main conference (April 9, 10, or 11). You do not need to specify which day you choose to attend prior to your arrival.
  • Conference program.
  • Electronic conference proceedings.
  • Breakfast and coffee breaks for the date of attendance.

Workshop/Tutorial Registration includes:

  • Attendance at your choice of workshops and tutorials.
  • Breakfast, morning coffee break, and afternoon coffee break on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Technical Tour Registration includes:

  • Transportation to the technical tour locations, which will include robotics labs at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

Registration Changes: Any changes to your registration can be made by revisiting the registration page and making the desired modifications. To make changes, you will need the confirmation number provided in your registration confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation and refund requests must be provided in writing to registration@hapticssymposium.org by 11:59 pm (PST) on March 18, 2016. No refunds will be issued after this deadline. An administrative fee of $100 USD will be deducted from each refund. Please follow the Modification/Cancellation link in your registration confirmation email.

Visa Letter Requests: Formal invitation letters will not be issued to all attendees, but we will provide visa support letters upon request. For visa support letters, send the information requested below to registration@hapticssymposium.org. All visa support letters will be issued via email.

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Email address
  • Full mailing address
  • Registration confirmation number
  • Title(s) of any technical papers, work-in-progress papers, hands-on demonstrations, and/or student innovation challenges accepted for the conference for which you are an author
  • Additional details that you require in your letter

Registration Fees

Registration fees are listed at registration site.

At least one presenting author must register for the main conference (a one-day registration is not allowed) by March 7 for accepted work to be included in the archival IEEE conference proceedings.