Committee

Chair: Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University, Japan
Subarea-Chair: Simon See, NVIDIA, Singapore
Subarea-Chair: Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
Subarea-Chair: Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA
Subarea-Chair: Tarik Taleb, The University of Oulu, Finland
Subarea-Chair: Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Subarea-Chair: Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
Subarea-Chair: Nobuyuki Muranaka, Hitachi, Japan
Advisor: Chonggang Wang, Interdigital, USA
Advisor: Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign USA
Advisor: Baochun Li, University of Toronto, Canada
Advisor: Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Advisor: Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong
Advisor: Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Advisor: Moshen Guizani, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), UAE

Scope and Objectives

Metaverse is one of the key enablers for the future society, which is envisioned to bring a new revolution to digital world. For Metaverse, physical world will be seamlessly integrated with cyber world through digitizing physical objects to create digital twins, which poses numerous challenges on human-machine interfaces, ultra-low latency, extremely high resource demands, low traffic, reliability and trustworthiness. To realize this vision, it becomes indispensable for the convergence of computing, networking and applications for Metaverse in a wide range of domains including industry, finance, medical care, smart cities, entertainment, education, and agriculture.


This SIG provides a platform for academic researchers and industry practitioners to introduce research progresses, exchange new ideas, and identify future directions in the field of Metaverse.


In summary, this SIG will focus on the technical challenges and enabling technologies for Metaverse. The areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Metaverse application architecture and system design
  • Immersive services
  • Digital twin modeling and rendering
  • Animations and physical world simulations
  • Model evolution, composition and library for metaverse
  • Holographic applications
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, extended reality
  • Metaverse applications in different domains, such as industry, healthcare
  • Network architectures and design principles for metaverse
  • Metaverse routing metrics and algorithms
  • Metaverse rendezvous services for metaverse
  • Metaverse resource control and allocation
  • Network management for metaverse
  • Interactions between cyber and physical spaces
  • Data center communications for metaverse
  • Decentralized communications for metaverse
  • Ultra-low-time communications for metaverse
  • Green communications for metaverse
  • Holographic communications
  • B5G/6G for metaverse applications
  • Cloud, edge, fog computing for metaverse
  • Human-machine interface for metaverse
  • Artificial intelligence for metaverse
  • Federated learning and analytics
  • Machine learning and data mining for metaverse
  • Collaborative computation and intelligence for metaverse
  • In-network computations for metaverse
  • Computation-driven architecture for metaverse
  • Computing over mobile devices for metaverse
  • Sensing and data processing for metaverse
  • Blockchain architecture for metaverse applications
  • Decentralized consensus algorithms for metaverse
  • Smart contract and chain code for metaverse
  • NFT applications and protocols in metaverse
  • Distributed ledger technology theory and applications for metaverse
  • Web 3.0 architecture and applications for metaverse
  • Identity management and security for Web 3.0 and metaverse
  • Decentralized storage and verification for metaverse
  • Semantic computing for metaverse
  • Decentralized identifiers and user-centric design
  • New cryptographic technologies for metaverse
  • Data security and governance for metaverse
  • Privacy preserving technologies for metaverse
  • Policy and regulation compliance
  • Trust management framework for metaverse
  • ID management, authentication and authorization for metaverse/li>
  • Accountability for metaverse
  • Zero-knowledge proof for metaverse
  • Zero-trust architecture for metaverse
  • Theoretical investigations on metavers
  • Optimization, game theory, incentive designs for metaverse
  • Simulators, testbeds, prototypes for metaverse
  • Metaverse implementations, and field experiments
  • Verification of the existing knowledge
  • Metaverse performance evaluation and modeling
  • Quality of service and quality of experience for metaverse
  • Standardizations for metaverse

Founding Members

1. Ruidong Li, Kanazawa University, Japan
2. Simon See, NVIDIA, Singapore
3. Zheng Yan, Aalto University, Finland
4. Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA
5. Tarik Taleb, The University of Oulu, Finland
6. Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
7. Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
8. Nobuyuki Muranaka, Hitachi, Japan
9. Chonggang Wang, Interdigital, USA
10. Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
11.Baochun Li, University of Toronto, Canada
12. Mahmoud Daneshmand, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
13. Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong
14. Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
15. Moshen Guizani, Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), UAE
16. Fei-Yue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
17. Cédric Westphal, Futurewei, USA
18. Qun Li, William & Mary, USA
19. Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal
20. FGeyong Min, University of Exeter, U. K.
21. Abderrahim Benslimane, University of Avignon, France
22. Lijun Dong, Futurewei, USA
23. Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
24. Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, University of la Rochelle, France
25. Jinsong Han, Zhejiang University, China
26. Wenzhan Song, University of Georgia, USA
27. Kandaraj Piamrat, LS2N / University of Nantes, France
28. Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University, Ohio, USA
29. Hideyuki Shimonishi, Osaka University, Japan
30. Fan Ye, Stony Brook University, USA
31. Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para & UCLA, Brazil
32. Bo Han, George Mason University, USA
33. Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
34. Xiaowen Gong, Auburn University, USA
35. Noriaki Kamiyama, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
36. Megumi Kaneko, NII, Japan
37. Xiaojiang Du, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
38. Lik-Hang Lee, KAIST, Korea
39. Falko Dressler, Paderborn University, Germany
40. Huaming Wu, Tianjin University, China
41. Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
42. Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil
43. Bo Ji, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
44. Gwanggil Jeon, Incheon National University, South Korea
45. Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
46. Tutomu Murase, Nagoya University, Japan
47. Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University, Canada
48. Mérouane Debbah, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE
49. Mugen Peng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
50. Mohd Shafry Bin Mohd Rahim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
51. Fangxin Wang, The Chinese University of Hongkong, China
52. Zhi-Li Zhang, University of Minnesota, USA
53. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
54. Abdullah Uz Tansel, City University of New York, USA
55. Enrico Natalizio, Université de Lorraine, France
56. Sokol Kosta, Aalborg University, Denmark
57. Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.
58. Barbara Guidi, University of Pisa, Italy
59. Houbing Herbert Song, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
60. Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
61. Vincent Gong, NVIDIA, Japan

Activities