MetaCom 2023
IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications (IEEE MetaCom 2023)
June 26-28, 2023 · Kyoto, Japan
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IEEE International Conference on Metaverse Computing, Networking and Applications (MetaCom 2023)

June 26-28, 2023 · Kyoto, Japan.

http://www.ieee-metacom.org/2023

IEEE MetaCom Workshop on Decentralized, Data-Oriented Networking for the Metaverse (DORM)

Call for Papers

The Decentralized Data-Oriented Networking for the Metaverse (DORM) workshop is intended as a forum to explore new directions and early research results on the system architecture, protocols, and security to support Metaverse applications, focusing on data-oriented, decentralized system designs. We view Metaverse as a new phase of networking with multi-dimensional shared views in open realms.

Most Metaverse systems today replicate the social media platform model, i.e., they assume a cloud platform provider-based system architecture where identities and the trust among them is anchored via a centralized administrative structure and where communication is mediated through servers and an extensive CDN overlay infrastructure operated by that administration. The centralization that stems from this approach can be problematic both from a control and from a performance & efficiency perspective. Despite operating on named data principles conceptually, such systems typically exhibit traditional layering approaches that prohibit new ways of interacting (leveraging new data formats such as USD and gITF) and that are not conducive for flexible distributed computing in the edge-to-cloud continuum.

This workshop solicits work that takes a principled approach at key research topics in the areas of 1) Networking as the Platform, 2) Objects and Experiences, and 3) Trust and Transactions without being constrained by inherited platform designs.

  • Distributed Metaverse architectures
  • Computing in the network as an integral component for better communication and interaction support
  • Application-layer protocols for a rich set of interaction styles in open realms
  • Supporting Metaverse via data-oriented techniques
  • Security, Privacy and Identity Management in Metaverse systems
  • New concepts for improved network support for Metaverse systems, e.g., through facilitating ubiquitous multipath forwarding and multi-destination delivery
  • Cross-layer designs
  • Emerging scene description and media formats
  • Quality of Experience for Metaverse applications
  • Distributed consensus and state synchronization
  • Security, Privacy and Identity Management in Metaverse systems

Given the breadth and emerging nature of the field, all papers should include the articulation of a specific vision of Metaverse that provides clarifying assumptions for the technical content.

Submissions and Formatting

The workshop invites submission of manuscripts with early and original research results that have not been previously published or posted on public websites or that are not currently under review by another conference or journal. Submitted manuscripts must be prepared according to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format (double column, 10pt font, letter paper) and submitted in the PDF format. The manuscript submitted for review should be no longer than 6 pages without references. Reviewing will be double-blind. Submissions must not reveal the authors’ names and their affiliations and avoid obvious self-references. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE MetaCom 2023 Conference Proceedings and included in IEEE Xplore.

Manuscript templates can be found here. All submissions to IEEE MetaCom 2023 must be uploaded to EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=metacom2023.

Organization Committee

  • Jeff Burke, UCLA
  • Dirk Kutscher, HKUST(GZ)
  • Dave Oran, Network Systems Research & Design
  • Lixia Zhang, UCLA

Technical Program Committee

  • Alex Afanasyev, Florida International University
  • Hitoshi Asaeda, NICT
  • Ali Begen, Ozyegin University
  • Taejoong Chung, Virginia Tech
  • Serge Fdida, Sorbonne University Paris
  • Carlos Guimarães, ZettaScale Technology SARL
  • Peter Gusav, UCLA
  • Toru Hasagawa, Osaka University
  • Jungha Hong, ETRI
  • Kenji Kanai, Waseda University
  • Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University
  • Spyridon Mastorakis, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Kazuhisa Matsuzono, NICT
  • Marie-Jose Montpetit, Concordia University Montreal
  • Jörg Ott, Technical University Munich
  • Yiannis Psarras, Protocol Labs
  • Eve Schooler, Intel
  • Tian Song, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Kazuaki Ueda, KDDI Research
  • Cedric Westphal, Futurewei
  • Edmund Yeh, Northeastern University
  • Jiadong Yu, HKUST(GZ)
  • Yu Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology

Important Dates

  • March 20, 2023, Paper submission deadline
  • April 20, 2023 Notification of paper acceptance
  • May 10, 2023, Camera-ready paper submissions

Submission Link

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=metacom2023


Workshops

Important Days

  • Mar 20, 2023

    Paper Submission Due

  • Apr 20, 2023

    Author Notification

  • May 10, 2023

    Camera-Ready Due

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