The Metaverse is a seamless convergence of physical and digital worlds, creating a unified, virtual community where people can work, play, relax, transact, and socialize. This blending of physical and digital worlds is facilitated by the convergence between the Internet and Web technologies, Virtual Reality (VR), Extended Reality (XR), Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain.
Metaverse is the driving force bringing elements of new digital age together in a unified, immersive experience. This development of more immersive virtual experiences is helping people to build communities based on shared values, and to express themselves in more authentic ways. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has accelerated the digitization of people’s lives and has normalized more persistent and multi-purpose online engagement and communication. This combination of technological, social, and economic drivers has resulted in the explosive interest in the social metaverse.
However, Privacy and security issues (inherited from underlying technologies or emerged in the new digital ecology) of metaverse can impede its wide deployment. The Conference aims to discuss the most relevant ongoing research efforts on various aspects of metaverse and its applications in business and academics. Participants will have an opportunity to acquire knowledge, views and latest research findings and build networks with professionals of similar interests.
Research papers are invited on the following topics (but are not limited to):