Extended Reality: A New Way of Interacting with the World, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 182

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Dear Colleagues,

Extended reality (XR) is a technological umbrella that unifies virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies.

This technology enables an extension of the real world by expanding innovative functionalities that allow the user to perceive their surrounding reality in a different and enhanced way, simulating the real world or extending it through the combination of virtual elements. Virtual content is mixed with reality and the user can interact with both the real environment and virtual objects.

Extended reality offers significant potential in many sectors ranging from medicine and surgery to cultural heritage, industry, tourism, retail and marketing, education and gaming, and its diffusion is demonstrated by the increasing investments promoted by companies.

Moreover, the ethical, social and cultural issues associated with this technology need to be considered, as well as the relationship between XR technologies and the Metaverse.

To enable extended reality to become part of our daily lives, some challenges remain to be overcome.

This Special Issue solicits submissions of high-quality original research papers on any aspect and application of extended reality.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Sanna
Prof. Dr. Lucio Tommaso De Paolis
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  • XR in medicine and surgery
  • XR in rehabilitation
  • XR in education
  • XR in cultural heritage and arts
  • XR in industry
  • XR in military
  • XR in marketing
  • XR in business
  • XR in entertainment
  • Technologies for XR
  • ethical, social, and cultural issues in XR applications
  • Artificial intelligence in XR applications
  • XR and the Metaverse

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