Call for Papers

The 2nd Annual IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking, and Applications (MetaCom 2024)

August 12-15, 2024 · Hong Kong SAR, China

IEEE MetaCom 2024 provides a forum for academic researchers and industry practitioners to present research progress, exchange new ideas, and identify future directions in the field of Computing, Networking, and Applications for the Metaverse.

Scope and Objectives

The Metaverse, an immersive space supported by AR/VR/XR technologies that integrate pervasive computing, augmented reality, and virtualization, is one of the key enablers for the future society and an extension of today's Internet of Things. It is envisioned to bring a revolution to the digital world that spans areas from retail to defense, and from education to virtual tourism. In the Metaverse, the physical world will be seamlessly integrated with a cyber world through digitized physical objects (digital twins), posing numerous challenges in human-machine interface design, ultra-low latency communication, distributed synchronization, scalable real-time operation, reliability and trustworthiness. New multimodal content will be generated, calling for technologies for content authorship, capture, and multimodal search. Generative AI will be used to enhance virtual experiences that integrate physical and cyber components. The integration will endow objects with new virtual capabilities, allow virtual transformation in space and in time, and enable myriads of new services leveraging the combined affordances of pervasive computing and virtual environments. To realize this vision, a convergence of novel computing, networking, and application technologies is needed to support the development and use of Metaverse affordances in a wide range of domains including industry, finance, medical care, smart cities, entertainment, education, and agriculture.

IEEE MetaCom 2024 solicits original submissions from academia, industry, and government on research areas related to Metaverse computing, networking, and corresponding systems and applications. Topics of interest are covered by the following tracks.

Track 1: Metaverse Computing, Architectures, and Applications

Track 2: Networking and Communications

Track 3: AI for the Metaverse

Track 4: Blockchain and Web 3.0

Track 5: Security, Privacy, and Trust

Track 6: Testbeds, Experiments, Use-Cases, and Evaluation

Paper Submission

IEEE MetaCom 2024 invites submission of original manuscripts that have not been previously published or currently under review by another conference or journal. Submitted manuscripts must be prepared according to the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format (double column, 10pt font, letter paper) and submitted in the PDF format. The manuscript submitted for review should be no longer than 8 pages. After the manuscript is accepted, the camera-ready paper may have up to 10 pages, subject to an additional fee per extra page.

The paper review process will be double-blind. Submissions must not reveal the author' names and their affiliations and avoid obvious self-references. Manuscripts should be submitted to one of the research tracks. Submissions not meeting these guidelines will be desk-rejected without consideration of their merits. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MetaCom 2024 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

Abstract Registration Due March 15, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
Paper Submission Due (Firm) March 22, 2024 (11:59 p.m. EDT)
Author Notification May 24, 2024
Camera-ready Due June 15, 2024
Conference Date August 12-15, 2024