Scope of ToH

IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) is a scholarly archival journal that addresses the science, technology and applications associated with information acquisition and object manipulation through touch. Haptic interactions relevant to this journal include all aspects of manual exploration and manipulation of objects by humans, machines and interactions between the two, performed in real, virtual, teleoperated or networked environments.

Research areas of relevance to this publication include, but are not limited to, the following topics: • Human haptic and multi-sensory perception and action, • Aspects of motor control that explicitly pertain to human haptics, • Haptic interactions via passive or active tools and machines, • Devices that sense, enable, or create haptic interactions locally or at a distance, • Haptic rendering and its association with graphic and auditory rendering in virtual reality, • Algorithms, controls, and dynamics of haptic devices, users, and interactions between the two, • Human-machine performance and safety with haptic feedback, • Haptics in the context of human-computer interactions, • Systems and networks using haptic devices and interactions, including multi-modal feedback, • Application of the above, for example in areas such as education, rehabilitation, medicine, computer-aided design, skills training, computer games, driver controls, simulation and visualization.

For submissions that do not unequivocally fall within one of these topic areas, authors are strongly encouraged to demonstrate the particular relevance of their work to haptics in a cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief and within the body of the paper. Relevance is assessed by the Editors and Reviewers assigned to the paper.

Additional Information

Please be sure to visit the ToH Taxonomy List.

Editorial Board


Lynette Jones - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Associate Editors-in-Chief

Cagatay Basdogan - Koc University, Turkey

Associate Editors

Rick Adams - Barron Associates, Inc

Gabriel Baud-Bovy - Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Wouter Bergmann Tiest - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Seungmoon Choi - Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Manuel Cruz - Immersion Corporation, Canada

Knut Drewing - Giessen University, Germany

Martha Flanders - University of Minnesota, USA

Frederic Giraud - Universite Lille 1, France

Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad - Queen's University, Canada

Miguel A. Otaduy - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Volkan Patoglu - Sabanci University, Turkey

Dianne Pawluk - Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Will Provancher - University of Utah, USA

Jee-Hwan Ryu - Korea University of Technology and Education

Marco Santello - Arizona State University, USA

Contact Information

Lynette Jones
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Cagatay Basdogan
College of Engineering
Koc University
Istanbul, Turkey, 34450

ToH Publication Coordinator
IEEE Computer Society
10662 Los Vaqueros Circle
Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
PHONE: +1.714.821.8380
FAX: +1.714.821.9975

ToH Management Committee

ChairEd Colgate, Northwestern University

IEEE Computer Society

Grigore Burdea, Rutgers University

Ming Lin, University of North Carolina

Dinesh K. Pai, University of British Columbia

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Antonio Bicchi, Università di Pisa

Vincent Hayward, Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Dong-Soo Kwon, TLC Telerobotics Control Laboratory, Kaist

Hong Tan, Microsoft Research Asia/Purdue University

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Nahum Gershon, The MITRE Corporation