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Theme

In a world where digital transformation continues to expand, immersive technologies that merge physical and virtual worlds are becoming more popular for their potential to improve our quality of life, explore new social and cultural dimensions, and unlock new business opportunities.

These technologies are known under the umbrella term of extended reality (XR), which includes forms of augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and virtual reality (VR). The promise of the metaverse, a term that recently gained attention, is to allow an even greater overlap of our digital and physical lives.

Despite remarkable technological advances, current XR applications are a largely individual and local experience. To deliver a widespread adoption of XR type of services and applications and achieve the vision of a metaverse, communication networks have a key role to play.

Which new technological advances in wireless network communications are needed to meet the low latency and high reliable requirements to support these immersive applications and services, and to ensure the best quality of experience for users in these conditions? Which solutions would be required to address power consumption and power-saving considerations? Which network communication standards and protocols can bring a significant contribution to foster interoperability among different platforms and providers? These are some of the questions that this conference aims to address.

Objective

Kaleidoscope 2022 calls for original academic papers sharing insight into ongoing projects and research relevant to the development and widespread adoption of extended realities, as well as new possibilities and associated challenges appearing on the horizon. Particularly, this conference encourages submissions on how standards can help boost quality of experience and interoperability in extended realities.

Submission of Paper

Prospective authors from ITU Member States are invited to submit full, original papers. The submission should be within eight pages, including a summary and references, using the template available on the conference’s website. All papers will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Submission must be made electronically; see http://itu.int/go/K-2022, author’s corner, for more details on online submission (EDAS). Paper proposals will be evaluated according to content, originality, clarity, relevance to the conference’s theme and, in particular, significance to future standards.

Awards

A prize fund totaling CHF 6000.- will be shared among the authors of the three best papers, as judged by the Steering and Technical Programme Committees. Authors are strongly recommended to make explicit in their paper, and in their presentation at the conference, how their research work is relevant to the conference theme and to future standards, as these criteria carry more weight in the award selection. Young authors of up to 30 years of age presenting accepted papers will receive Young Author Recognition certificates.

Keywords

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), standards, interoperability, quality of experience (QoE), digital transformation, 5G and beyond networks, ultralow latency, resilience, reliability, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), extended reality (XR), immersive live experience (ILE), spatial computing, smart systems, cyber physical systems (CPS), digital twins, metaverse, avatars, data privacy, information security, cyber threats and attacks, trustworthiness, blockchain.

Publication and presentation

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The best papers will also be evaluated for potential publication in the IEEE Communications Standards Magazine. In addition, extended versions of selected papers might be considered for publication international journals.

Deadlines

Submission of full paper proposals: 18th July 2022.

Notification of paper acceptance: 30 September 2022.

Submission of camera-ready accepted papers: 21 October 2022.

Click here to submit your paper (https://edas.info/N29444 )

 

For additional information, click here and you can also visit the conference website: http://itu.int/go/K-2022. Inquiries should be addressed to Alessia Magliarditi at kaleidoscope@itu.int.