Work-in-Progress (WIP) Papers

Work-in-Progress papers enable authors to share late-breaking results with the research community. The emphasis of WIP papers is on the novelty of the work, not completeness.  See the WIP Session page for a listing of all accepted WIP papers, and see the bottom of this page for presentation instructions.

Initial submission

Paper Format

  • WIP 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 WIP paper length of 2 pages.
  • One extra page may be added through a charge of $200, 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 WIP papers.

Important Dates

  • February 9, 2016: 11:59 pm PST: WIP paper submission deadline
  • February 24, 2016: WIP acceptance notification
  • March 4, 2016: WIP final paper submission

Submission Method

Presentation and Publication

  • All WIP papers will be presented in a single-track poster session that will be not held in parallel with any podium or demo sessions.
  • All accepted WIP papers will be included in the conference proceedings, but they will not be published in IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors retain the full copyright of WIP papers so that they can submit a more mature version of the paper at another time.


  • Submission of a video is optional but encouraged to help readers understand the WIP paper.
  • Uploaded videos will be reviewed along with the paper.
  • Videos associated with accepted WIP papers will be included in the conference proceedings and may be used to promote the conference.
  • Guidelines: format (mpeg 4, .mp4), length (up to 30 seconds), resolution (at least 480p progressive scan), and file size (up to 80 MB).

Final submission

All accepted WIP Papers will appear in this year's Haptics Symposium electronic proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference but will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore. In addition, a conference program that shows short abstracts and images will also be distributed.

The authors of accepted WIP Papers are asked to prepare:

  1. Required: A final version of your contribution (pdf) for the online proceedings, incorporating edits suggested by the reviewers and Associate Editor.

  2. Required: A 100-word abstract for the conference program. This abstract should be based on the abstract in your paper but must be 100 words or less to fit in the program.

  3. Required: A square image that represents the key idea of your paper for the conference program. The image must be a minimum of 900 pixels by 900 pixels (300 dpi resolution when printed at 3 inches by 3 inches), jpg or png format, and less than 2 MB. Do not submit a rectangular image, as it will appear small in the program. The width and height of your image must be exactly equal.

  4. Optional: An accompanying video.  Video files must follow all requirements listed above.

Presentation Instructions

Each WIP paper will be presented through a short oral "teaser" presentation and a poster. 

The WIP teaser presentation will be presented on Saturday, April 9th, between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. in the Ormandy Ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel. The teasers will be presented following the order shown in the list of WIP papers. One author from each WIP paper is asked to give an introduction to their work in up to 40 seconds. A one-slide Powerpoint file is required for this teaser session using this slide template; once you can see the template, click File -> Download as -> Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx) to download the file to your computer for editing. 

The WIP teaser presentation should focus on the main ideas or results of the work. The purpose is to encourage the audience to visit your poster, not to summarize the paper contents. Additional instructions are provided in the slide template.

Send an email to with your teaser slide attached or a link to its location no later than midnight Pacific time on April 1, 2016.

Please arrive for the WIP teaser session at least ten minutes before it begins, check in with the session chairs, and line up in presentation order to facilitate a smooth flow.

The WIP poster will be presented during the WIP poster session from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th, in the Balcony Restaurant. The poster should be 24 inches by 36 inches (61 cm by 91.5 cm, approximately A1 paper size) in either portrait or landscape format. It should clearly display the title, the list of authors, and the WIP number. You are encouraged to include the conference logo.

Authors are responsible for printing their own poster and bringing it to the conference. Each WIP poster presenter will receive a rigid foam core board and tape or tacks for attaching the poster to the board. Each presenter will also be provided with a table-top stand on which to place the poster during the WIP poster session.

Any questions about WIP papers can be addressed to the conference co-chairs at