Special Issue "Innovative Solutions for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2022) | Viewed by 43781
Interests: immersive media; quality of experience; future network management; tactile internet; artificial intelligence
Interests: 3D modeling; architecture; 3D computer graphics; visualization; virtual reality; photogrammetry; augmented reality; modeling; geometry
With the significant recent advances on augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology, a plethora of interactive applications, such as teleconferencing, tele-surgery, interconnection in new buildings’ project chains, and cultural heritage and museum content communication, are well on their way to integrating immersive technologies. In addition, current events have further enhanced remote connections, highlighting the importance of communication and content transmission for learning, research, and project purposes. For this, immersive interactive applications require novel solutions at all elements of the end-to-end transmission chain. Aspects such as network infrastructures, streaming protocols, or the end-user will need to be optimized to cope with the stringent requirements of AR/VR applications. Furthermore, the methods by which the perception of the user is currently assessed are not enough for truly immersive applications. This calls for novel methods to evaluate the perceived quality or quality of experience (QoE).
In this Special Issue on “Innovative Solutions for Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications”, we invite authors to submit original research articles, reviews, and viewpoint articles related to recent advances at all levels of the applications and technologies of augmented and virtual reality. We are open to papers addressing a broad range of topics, from foundational topics regarding theoretical issues of augmented and virtual reality to novel algorithms, advanced and technological systems for interesting applications, and innovative approaches in edge computing. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:
- Application of augmented and virtual reality to different areas of society, such as health (i.e., virtual reality exposure therapy), industry (Industry 4.0), AR/VR e-learning (according to new global aims), new building/CH management, etc.;
- Novel networking systems and protocols to enable interactive immersive applications. This includes optimizations ranging from hardware (i.e., millimeter-wave networks or optical wireless), physical and MAC layer up to the network, transport and application layers (such as over the top protocols);
- Significative advances and optimization in 3D modeling pipelines for AR/VR visualization, accessible and inclusive GUI, interactive 3D models;
- Quality of experience management of immersive media applications.
Dr. Maria Torres Vega
Prof. Dr. Michele Russo
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- augmented reality
- virtual reality
- immersive media delivery
- quality of experience