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. 

Initial submission

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

  • WIP papers should be 2 pages including references.
  • One extra page (for a total of 3 pages) 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

  • January 26, 2018: 11:59 pm PST: WIP paper submission deadline
  • February 14, 2018: WIP acceptance notification
  • February 23, 2018: WIP final paper submission

Submission Method

  • All WIP papers (including optional video) should be submitted using PrecisionConference.  Select the "Haptics Symposium" Society, "Haptics 2018" Conference, and "Haptics 2018 WIP Papers" Track.

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  • All accepted WIP papers will be included in the electronically distributed conference proceedings, but they will not be published in IEEE Xplore.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 electronically distributed conference proceedings and may be used to promote the conference.
  • Guidelines: format (mpeg 4, .mp4), length (up to 60 seconds), resolution (at least 480p progressive scan), and file size (up to 20 MB).

Final submission

All accepted WIP Papers will appear in this year's Haptics Symposium proceedings, which will be electronically distributed at the conference but will not be submitted to IEEE Xplore. In addition, an online conference program that shows short abstracts and images will also be distributed.  The authors of accepted WIP Papers will be asked to prepare a final version of their contribution, a 100-word abstract, a square image, and an optional video with accompanying files.

Any questions about WIP papers can be addressed to the WIP chair at