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The Conference will be held at Yanshan Univeristy.


  • Conference Room A101 of Institute of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University for HAVE
  • Conference Room A104 of Institute of Electrical Engineering, Yanshan University for MMVE



For international participants, the best entry point to China is Beijing, although you can choose to enter China via Shanghai.

If you choose Shanghai, there are two flights from Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Qinhuangdao City. One departs at 8:45am and the other departs at 10:30am. Once you arrive at the Shanhaiguan Airport, you can take a taxi to the conference hotel.

If you choose Beijing, the transportation is as follows: 

From Beijing International Airport to Qinghuang City

While there are a number of options to get to Qinhuangdao City from Beijing International Airport, the best way recommended is to take a shuttle bus. There are shuttle buses from Beijing International Airport to Qinhuangdao City EVERY ONE HOUR from 9:00 to 21:00.  The shuttle departs at Gate #3 on the first floor of T3 Terminal and Gate #15 on the first floor of T2 Terminal.  Travel time is roughly 3.5 hours (depending on traffic), and tickets can be purchased on-site at the bus station at the airport for \130 (about Canadian/US $20.00).

We will arrange volunteers to help you to get to the conference hotel when you arrive at Qinhuangdao City. Depending on the flight concentrativity of international participants, we might have a volunteer to help you at Beijing International Airport on October 14th, if necessary.

From Qinghuang City to Beijing International Airport

There are shuttle buses from Qinghuangdao City to Beijing International Airport EVERY ONE HOUR from 5:00 to 17:00.  If your flight is on the same day, please budget sufficient time for commuting to Beijing as the ground transformation might be much longer than estimated.

The address of the bus station at Qinhuangdao City is: No. 405, Beihuan Road, Haigang District.

If you decide to stay one night in Beijing, you may consider taking the ‘Dong’ train from Beidaihe Station to Beijing, for which the train number starts with letter ‘D’ to Beijing. The price is about \100 (USD 15) and the ride itself is about two hours, not taking into account the time entering/exiting train stations. Those trains with the number starting other than ‘D’ (such as ‘T’, ‘K’ or a digit) are much slower ( the ride itself may be 4-6 hours).

Hotel Information


Hotel Qinhuang is a beautiful brand-new five-stars hotel by the East Coast of China.  The website of this hotel is as follows: http://www.grandhotelqinhuang.com/

As it is a new hotel, the website in English is not ready yet, but you can reserve your room through us and then pay on-site to the hotel when you arrive. We will not collect your credit card information and there is no extra charge to you either

Estimated Hotel Rate: USD130-140/night including tax.

To reserve a room, please fill out the hotel reservation form and email the completed reservation form to Prof. Changchun Hua before September 15 for guaranteed availability.




This year, the 4th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser
Virtual Environments (MMVE) will be hosted as a HAVE workshop. For CFP,
submission, and deadlines, please refer to the MMVE web page

Conference History


HAVE 2010
October 16-17, 2010 | Phoenix, AZ, USA

HAVE 2009
November 7-8, 2009 | Lecco, Italy

HAVE 2008
October 18-19, 2008 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2007
October 12-14, 2007 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2006
November 4-5, 2006 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2005
October 1-2, 2005 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2004
October 2-3, 2004 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2003
September 20-21, 2003 | Ottawa, Canada

HAVE 2002
Novemeber 17-18, 2002 | Ottawa, Canada



Registration is now available!

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.


Till September 10, 2011
Advance Registration

After September 10, 2011
Regular Registration

IEEE Member






Student, IEEE Life-Member




Do not jeopardize the publication of your work in the proceedings! An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by September 10, 2011 - no exceptions. Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper: they have to pay the member fee. One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only one accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.

To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. No exception.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the HAVE 2011 Symposium Registration Chair:

Rachel Edmunds
HAVE 2011 Conference Administrator
email: redmunds@conferencecatalysts.com

We would like to remind you that the other organizers have absolutely no information about your registration. Therefore, we warmly recommend that you do not waste your time in contacting them.

Special Issue


A Special Issue for the IEEE Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games 2011 (HAVE 2011) will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM). Accepted Symposium papers that are registered and presented at HAVE 2011 (included poster papers) are eligible to submit, by November 29 2011, an extended version to the special issue. These manuscripts must be technically extended beyond the scope of the paper that appears in HAVE 2011. Please follow very carefully the guidelines given below. In addition, more information on special issues in general can also be found on TIM's website here.

Guest Editors:

Peter X. Liu, Carleton University, Canada
Atif Alamri, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Guangjun Liu, Ryerson University, Canada


Manuscript Guidelines for the Special Issue

Your accepted HAVE 2011 paper is automatically invited to this Special Issue, with the condition that the paper be registered and presented (or posted) at HAVE 2011. Failure to meet the conditions will prevent the paper from appearing in the special issue. The guidelines for the special issue papers are as follows:


  1. The paper must be technically extended beyond the scope of the paper that appears in HAVE 2011.
  2. The paper must be submitted in PDF and online to TIM http://tim.allentrack.net no later than November 29, 2011. Please note that, because this date is controlled by TIM itself and not by the guest editors, it is the absolute final deadline and no extensions will be given. Late papers will not be able to be uploaded and hence will not be considered. Please do not submit papers by email to the guest editors: they will not be accepted.
  3. At the time of submission, the authors must also provide detailed information in a separate PDF file explaining how the special issue paper is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper.
  4. The HAVE 2011 paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue paper.
  5. When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose "HAVE2011". Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the HAVE 2011 paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers. Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission. Please note that for the extended version, you are essentially writing a journal paper or IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM). Please follow TIM’s format on their website in terms of paper size, margins, fonts, maximum number of pages, etc. It is also very important that the presentation of the paper, in terms of title, abstract, and introduction, makes it clearly related to instrumentation and measurement. For Haptics this should be straight forward as Haptics are instruments, but for papers focusing on audio/visual aspects only, it might be more challenging and require more work. It is also highly recommended that your paper include at least 3-4 references from past TIM papers.

Please note that the submitted papers will be reviewed to ensure that relevance and quality requirements for TIM are met. After this review, up to 10 of the accepted papers will be published in the special issue, and the rest of the accepted papers will be published directly in TIM as regular papers.

Important Dates

Submission site opens:    November 15, 2011
Submission site closes :   November 29, 2011
Note: because this date is  controlled by TIM itself and not by the guest editors, it is the absolute final deadline and no extensions will be given. Late papers will not be able to be uploaded and hence will not be considered. Please do not submit papers by email to the guest editors: they will not be accepted.
First Decisions:                 January 15, 2012
Final decisions:                  March 15, 2012

Author Instructions


Abstract Preparation

Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract of 4 to 6 pages in length, including figures, tables and references. Shorter submissions may be automatically rejected. The extended abstract should summarize the scope of the paper and the primary results and findings, emphasizing new advances, theories and/or applications so that the program committee will be able to understand the originality and the value of the work.

For your convenience, the Style Manual and Conference Paper templates in various formats are available through the following links:

Style Manual

Paper Templates

Accepted Papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library and indexed by EI/Compendex.


Extended Abstract Submission: July 25, 2011
Acceptance Notification: August 15, 2011
Final Manuscript Submission: September 10, 2011

Author Registration

Each lead author must visit the EDAS web site and establish an account with a username and password. The lead author then logs in to the EDAS system to actually submit the abstract, and later, the paper via the following steps:

  1. Visit www.edas.info and click the New User button.
  2. Create your profile. Only the five fields with the red asterisk are required. These fields are first & last name, affiliation (company or organization), country, e-mail address, and status. When the fields are filled in, check the Privacy Policies box and click the Add Person button.
    [note: if you select USA as the country, you will get a message asking for your state]
  3. You will receive an e-mail containing your password. Your email address and the given password must later be used to access the system during the following steps, so be careful to remember it.
  4. You can then return to the EDAS log-in page (http://www.edas.info) and change your assigned password to one that is easier to remember. To do this, click on the My Profile tab, and then click on change your password. Be sure to record your user name, password and ID number for later reference.

Submission of Extended Abstract

Please login at  http://edas.info//10573 and follow the following steps:

  1. Type in the title of the paper in the block and give a five line description of your paper. Then select the topic area(s) your paper falls under best.
    [note: This will help in choosing the reviewers. The abstract will be uploaded later]
  2. Click the Submit button.
  3. The next page you see will have a large green check mark and a statement that the paper was registered. The last row says Manuscript, and has an icon of a yellow folder next to it. Click on this icon, and then you can upload your manuscripton the next page. Manuscript is used to refer to the PDF form of your extended abstract. You can also upload the paper by clicking the My Papers tab at the top of the screen, and then select the upload icon on the same row as the name of your paper. The upload icon (third column from the right) will open a dialog box that will enable you to select and upload the abstract file via the web or via FTP.
  4. Problems in preparing and submitting your extended abstract? Further Information?

    Contact the HAVE Administrator:
    Rachel Edmunds
    Conference Catalysts, LLC