Call for Workshop Papers (MANP 2024)

The 2nd International Workshop on Metaverse as a Network Problem: Performance and Enabling Technologies (MANP 2024)

August 12-14, 2024 · Hong Kong SAR, China


Metaverse can be seen as a network problem, among many other things, since AR/VR applications need high throughput, high bandwidth demands with a high sensitivity to latency and dropped packets. There are already solutions dealing with these issues but there are also limitations. Client-pull technologies are more flexible, firewall-friendly, and scalable than server-push technologies. However, there is less control given its decentralized nature, which introduces new challenges for the transport network to offer a consistent and possibly higher quality of service. Therefore, a close cooperation between client applications and network would be desirable. The Edge Cloud is also becoming a promising technique since it benefits from the intensive computational resources in order to enable users to obtain a real-time immersive experience without equipping high end devices.

There are elaborate solutions for dealing with bandwidth limitations, network congestion, lossy transport protocols, and the ever-growing size of video data. Existing systems have mechanisms that use aggressively the available network resources and cause a decrease of the QoE and rebuffering events. Different technologies have been discussed in IETF recently dealing with media applications:

The scope of this workshop is to discuss what are the requirements of Metaverse for the network and the enabling technologies among and beyond the different candidates reported above.

Submission Guide

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Paper length should not exceed the 6-page standard IEEE conference two-column format (including all text, figures, and references). Please see the Author Information page for submission guidelines in the IEEE MetaCom 2024. All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE MetaCom 2024 proceedings. IEEE reserves the right to exclude an accepted and registered but not presented paper from the IEEE digital library. Please follow the submission link on (track MANP) to submit your paper.

Organization Chairs

Giuseppe Fioccola (Huawei)

Shuping Peng (Huawei)

TPC Members

Important Dates

"Paper submission deadline, Notification of paper acceptance, Camera-ready paper submissions" as in