Metaverse enablers: moving towards virtual worlds (part 2)

October 26, 2023 - 14:45 - 16:15
Room 4C
In person
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The Metaverse and its expected beneficial impacts on almost all aspects of society are a hot topic of discussion in the research and industrial ecosystems since a while. The Metaverse concept itself entails a very broad set of enabling technologies and this session elaborates on a few of them, specifically virtual worlds and Extended Reality (XR) services.

This session is split in two Tracks: Track 1 focuses on what the three research projects funded by the EC under the SNS program Phase 1/Stream C “SNS experimental infrastructure” are working on wrt XR and other enabling technologies for the virtual worlds. Track 2 focuses on the challenges and opportunities of enabling technologies for the virtual worlds from the point of view of two SMEs and two European associations, AIOTI and BDVA. Both Tracks have the same structure, a few inspirational talks followed by a Panel where a dynamic and interactive discussion is triggered with the audience.

Track 2 – Virtual Worlds: the EU funded project views (90 min):

Duration: 90 minutes

Structure: 4 x 15 min presentations followed by 30 min Panel.

  1. 6G-XR– Mario Montagud (i2CAT)
  2. 6G-SANDBOXCarles Navarro Manchon (Keysight Technologies Spain)
  3. 6G-BRICKS – Christos Verikoukis (University of Patras)
  4. OPENVERSE (CSA on the Metaverse) – Francesco Mereddu (The Lisbon Council)

Panel with all previous speakers run by Joaquín Salvachúa

Session’s general presentation here

6G-XR presentation here

6G-SANDBOX presentation here

6G-BRICKS presentation here

OPENVERSE presentation here

Charmaine B. Distor’s presentation here

Francesco Mureddu
Senior Director at The Lisbon Council
Joaquín Salvachúa
Associate Professor at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM)
Mario Montagud
Researcher at i2CAT Foundation
Christos Verikoukis
Associate Professor at Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of the University of Patras
Carles Navarro Manchon
R&D Engineer at Keysight Technologies
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