Metaverse enablers: moving towards virtual worlds (track 2)
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.
- 6G-XR– Mario Montagud (i2CAT)
- 6G-SANDBOX – Carles Navarro Manchon (Keysight Technologies Spain)
- 6G-BRICKS – Christos Verikoukis (University of Patras)
- OPENVERSE (CSA on the Metaverse) – Francesco Mereddu (The Lisbon Council) [Val: no website as the project has not yet started)]
Panel with all previous speakers run by Joaquín Salvachúa