Special Issue "Next Generation of XR Applications for Digital Citizens"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 113

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Miguel Gea Megías
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Department of Computer Systems, Computer Sciences, University of Granada, 18014 Granada, Spain
Interests: human computer interaction & UX; inclusive design; immersive storytelling
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Prof. Dr. Xavier Alamán
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Department of Computer Engineering, Autonomous University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: virtual reality; Internet of Things
Dr. Rui Raposo
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DigiMedia Research Center, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: virtual reality; multimedia; digital heritage; UX
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The innovation and development based on Virtual and Augmented Reality has gradually reached a relevant maturity level of adoption by researches and industries in many sectors of society. Areas such as education, health, entertainment and engineering have progressively integrated these technologies into their ecosystem and have rethought and redesigned some of their practices and business models . The market is fueling the number of users drawn to these immersive experiences with new affordable low-cost devices, stable toolkits for development and pushing new scenarios lead by the buzz around the metaverse what it is and what it may eventually become. Milgram’s virtual reality continuum has been further discussed as we move towards a new eXtended Reality paradigm (XR), as an emerging umbrella term that encompasses immersive technologies, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. However, XR are far from a true user adoption for everyday life. There is room and need for additional studies focused on case studies, conflicts and technology acceptance model insights in order to better comprehend key issues and strategies useful for developing XR applications for next gen digital citizens.    

We would like to invite you to participate in this new Special Issue with the challenge of moving forward and making relevant contributions in the development of new XR applications giving attention to how users feel and adopt these technologies, offering UX (User eXperience) strategies for adoptability, value, and desirability on these new scenarios. We hope that this Special Issue will inspire the scientific community and all professionals who work with Extended Reality for society. 

Prof. Dr. Miguel Gea Megías
Prof. Dr. Xavier Alamán
Dr. Rui Raposo
Guest Editors

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  • augmented & virtual reality
  • mixed reality
  • UX/XR case study
  • immersive storytelling
  • inclusive design
  • assistive technology
  • gamification
  • metaverse
  • telepresence
  • healthcare
  • education
  • immersive museum

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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