IEEE Transactions on Haptics Short Papers

More information is available at For any questions, please contact Ilana Nisky, Program Chair of the Haptics Symposium. See below for Frequently Asked Questions.

The 2024 Haptics Symposium will again feature a IEEE Transactions on Haptics journal track. Papers accepted to this track will be presented at the conference and simultaneously published as short papers in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. These papers are up to 6 pages in length, including references.

Authors can submit their 6-page paper via the Transactions on Haptics website by selecting the “Short paper (ToH-Haptics Symposium 2024)” paper type during the submission process. Papers should be prepared using the formatting instructions for Short Papers provided by the Transactions on Haptics. 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 21 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.

IMPORTANT CHANGE THIS YEAR: In order to streamline the editorial process, papers that are not accepted as ToH Short Papers after a single round of revision will not be subsequently considered for publication as a Conference Technical Paper. Additionally, authors of papers that are not accepted as ToH Short Papers after a single round of revision will have the option to continue the review process through the standard ToH Short Paper review process and timeline, or to withdraw their paper from consideration entirely.

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 allotted. Further details will be provided at a later time.

All accepted Transaction on Haptics Short Papers will appear in the Haptics Symposium proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the submission deadline?

The submission deadline is September 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Anywhere on Earth. This deadline is firm.

What is the maximum number of pages?

Papers should be 6 pages or less, including references and all other components of the paper. 1 or 2 extra pages (beyond 6 pages) may be added for a fee of $200 per page.

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 “Short paper (ToH-Haptics Symposium 2024)” 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 Template for Short Papers in the Submission Procedures of the Transactions on Haptics. Please note that the template has changed this year.

Please also note that some links on the Transactions on Haptics website are currently broken. While this issue is being resolved, please find below a copy of the formatting instructions with corrected links:

When using the IEEE style format, the first (title) page will contain the paper title and each author’s name, affiliation, and full address (mailing address, email address, and fax number), with the corresponding author clearly indicated, the abstract (no more than 200 words), the keywords (index terms), and the beginning of the main text of the paper. Do not use a cover page

Will it be possible for me to submit an extended version of my paper to the IEEE 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.