DT4Meta 2024: The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Digital Twins for the Metaverse

Call for Papers

The synchronized virtual replication of physical objects from the real world within the “Metaverse” is happening through innovative technologies such as VR/XR and Digital Twins. The new frontier of the Metaverse is to reproduce real scenes with the digital reconstruction of objects, reflecting at the same time their behavioral and physical properties, integrated with new features.

The design and integration of Digital Twins into the Metaverse represent a new open field of research that aims at the evolution of a new way of conceiving the world. The creation of Smart Scenes integrated with the Digital Twin models can be used in many fields, such as training, Industry 4.0, or Health, to name a few. A main problem faced in the creation and use of these applications involves the need for a high-level quantity of physical resources for the processing of the Digital Twin with the associated textures and metadata.

The new challenge is to create Optimized Smart Scenes, safely integrated into the Metaverse based on the Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing and Distributed Network Systems paradigms. Users must have a digital identity before accessing the Smart Scenes and must follow the ethical rules for establishing social relationships within the Metaverse.

Aim of the workshop

The workshop aims to disseminate publishable and applicable results, promoting discussions and collaborations, and to identify future research directions for Digital Twins and Metaverse. 

Topics include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Digital-Twins Life Cycle;
  • Optimized Framework Definition for Digital Twins;
  • Cooperation and Interaction between Digital Twins and Humans in Metaverse;
  • Practical validation and case studies of Digital Twins in Metaverse; 
  • Privacy and Security Issues and Opportunities;
  • Digital Twin as a Service;
  • Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing Solutions for Optimized Smart Scene with DT in Metaverse;
  • Real-World Deployments and Experimentations of digital twins;
  • Distributed Network Solution for Optimized Smart Scenes. 

Paper Templates

IEEE Paper templates are available in MS Word 2003 and LaTex. All submissions must use US 8.5×11 letter page format.

IEEE Conference Publishing Policies

All submissions must adhere to IEEE Conference Publishing Policies.

IEEE Cross Check

All submission will be screened for plagiarized material through the IEEE Cross Check portal.

Important Dates – Workshops

Workshop, Fast Abstract, SRS, JC Notification
May 10, 2024 (updated)

Camera Ready & Registration due
May 25, 2024

Workshop Chairs

Maria Fazio, MIFT Department, University of Messina, Italy
Email: mfazio[at]unime.it

Zhaohui Yang, College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China,
Email: yang_zhaohui[at]zju.edu.cn

Yuchen Liu, Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University, USA
Email: yliu322[at]ncsu.edu

Valeria Lukaj, Department of Engineering, University of Messina, Italy
Email: vlukaj[at]unime.it

Radu Prodan
Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Email: radu.prodan[at]aau.at

Program Committee

To be confirmed:

Zaheer Allam, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

GaganGeet Singh Aujla, Durham University, UK 

Simon Elias Bibri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Antonio Celesti, University of Messina, Italy

João C. E. Ferreira, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil 

Luis N. L. de Lacalle, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Attila Kertesz, University of Szeged, Hungary 

Dragi Kimovski, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Andreas Lazarou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Michele Perlino, University of Bologna, Italy

Nishant Saurabh, University of Twente, Netherlands