eurohaptics Pisa June 2018

Eurohaptics is a major international conference on haptics and touch enabled computer applications, and the primary European meeting for researchers in this field.Eurohaptics 2018 conference, to be held in Pisa, Italy, June 13th-16th, 2018, will provide researchers from academia and industry with an opportunity to present ideas and establish contacts with other haptics researchers from around the world.  The conference will be held at Palazzo dei Congressi di Pisa (Pisa Congress Palace).

Eurohaptics 2018 will cover all aspects of haptics, including neuroscience, psychophysics, perception, engineering, computing, interactions, virtual reality and the arts. We welcome papers across a wide range of topics in fundamental science and engineering, as well as end-application in areas such as medical and surgical simulation, skills training, rehabilitation robotics, collaborative human-robot interactions, communication and haptic feedback for design and the arts. Eurohaptics 2018 is part of the activities taking place under the auspices of the Eurohaptics Society.

The conference will provide researchers from academia and industry an opportunity to present new ideas and establish contacts with colleagues from around the world. An important part of the conference will be the opportunity to demonstrate and experience new haptic hardware and software, and discuss ideas with researchers and developers to gain information about the latest haptic research. Proceedings of Eurohaptics 2018 will be published in Lecture notes in computer science by Springer.

Conference Topics

  • Neuroscience of touch
  • Psychophysics and perception
  • Biomechanics and motor control
  • Human-robot haptic interaction
  • Haptic HCI
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Haptic interfaces design
  • Virtual reality
  • Haptic device design and dynamics
  • Haptic rendering and modeling
  • Control system design and analysis
  • Haptic collaboration and telerobotics
  • Medical applications
  • Art & design applications
  • Affective haptics


History and geography of Eurohaptics conferences. The Eurohaptics conference was incepted in 2001, Birmingham, UK and was held in Edinburgh, UK; Dublin, Ireland; and Munich, Germany before joining the IEEE Haptics Symposium every other year to form the WorldHaptics Conference (Pisa, Italy; Tsukuba, Japan; Salt Lake City, USA; Istanbul, Turkey; Daejeon, South Korea; Chicago, USA; Fürstenfeldbruck (Munich), Germany). In the alternate years, Eurohaptics was held in Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Tampere, Finland, Versailles, France, and London, UK.. Detailed information about the previous conferences can be found here.