The metaverse consists of multiple virtual 3D worlds at the crossroads between physical and digital realities. To achieve such physical-digital duality, the metaverse leverages multitudinous technological foundations towards the development of a shared ecosystem between the physical reality and the virtual worlds.

Currently, the metaverse is in the early stages of its inception, and as such requires major innovation in terms of technology to support powerful applications. This workshop aims to discuss such aspects under the following primary directions:

We invite your submissions on the two above topics and welcome three types of contributions:

We strongly encourage the authors to communicate their works using a variety of communication media, including text, images, photos, sketches, and to name but a few.

The submissions should use the TVCG Conference Format with a length of no longer than 6 pages (excluding references) for short papers and position papers, and 2 pages for a demonstration. The workshop follows a double-blind format and should be submitted on Precisionconference at: https://new.precisionconference.com/vr (Society: VR; Conference: IEEE VR 2022; Track: Workshop: Building the Foundations of the Metaverse).

We accept your submissions as a pdf by 10 January, 2022 (extended) 12 January, 2022. At least one author of each accepted submission paper must attend the workshop. Participants will be selected by a juried process, based on their experience, expressed interest, and the content of the submission. To gather a rich set of views, we will focus on the diversity of the group of participants.

Best Paper Award

The best paper of the workshop will be considered for best paper award


[1] Lik-Hang Lee, Tristan Braud, Pengyuan Zhou, Lin Wang, Dianlei Xu, Zijun Lin, Abhishek Kumar, Carlos Bermejo, & Pan Hui. (2021). All One Needs to Know about Metaverse: A Complete Survey on Technological Singularity, Virtual Ecosystem, and Research Agenda. ArXiv, abs/2110.05352.
[2] Lik-Hang Lee, Zijun Lin, Rui Hu, Zhengya Gong, Abhishek Kumar, Tangyao Li, Sijia Li, & Pan Hui. (2021). When Creators Meet the Metaverse: A Survey on Computational Arts. ArXiv abs/2111.13486.

Important Workshop Dates

  • Call for papers: December 10, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: January 10, 2022 extended: January 12, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 19, 2022
  • Camera Ready Submission: January 27, 2022
  • Workshop Date and Place: 12-13 March, 2022, Christchurch, New Zealand (Online)

All deadlines are at 23:59 GMT/UTC. The dates are tentative and subject to change. Please consult the website for the most up-to-date scheduling information.


Pan Hui

HKUST and University of Helsinki

Simo Hosio

Oulu University

Technical Program Committee

  • Steven Feiner (Columbia Univ)
  • Sasu Tarkoma (University of Helsinki)
  • Bo Han (George Mason)
  • Yong Li (Tsinghua University)
  • Xiang Su (NTNU)
  • Hai-Ning Liang (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU))
  • Sanja Šćepanović (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Sid Rao (Nokia Bell Labs)
  • Cheng-Hsin Hsu (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Sai-Kit Yeung (HKUST)
  • Mingming Fan (HKUST)
  • Lin Wang (HKUST)
  • Wei Zeng (HKUST)
  • Carlos Bermejo Fernandez (HKUST)
  • Jagmohan Chauhan (University of Southampton)
  • Yang Chen (Fudan)
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