IEEE International Conference on Communications
28 May – 01 June 2023 // Rome, Italy
Sustainable Communications for Renaissance

Call for Papers


Metaverse, a reality-virtuality continuum, is blending physical and digital worlds, creating theoretically unlimited virtual environments with geographically distributed end-users who interact using digital avatars and experience heterogenous activities in real-time. The immersive experience in Metaverse is revolutionizing various industries, paving the way for the realization of virtual remote environments, in turn enabling real-time interactions amongst geographically distributed users around the globe. The realization of the Metaverse is facilitated by the convergence of various technologies, including image processing and computer vision to create the virtual environment inside the Metaverse. The network protocols, and edge computing techniques, on the other hand, enable a real-time immersive experience using dedicated network paths and proximate computations from outside; thus, certainly signifying the Metaverse reliance on pervasive network access and efficient computing technique. However, traditional networking solutions, and edge computing techniques—in the context of enabling dedicated network paths for seamless multimedia communication, computations offloading and execution—are incapable of delivering the real-time experience owing to considerable latency incurred by the in-efficient network protocol design, and limited edge computing capabilities. The “Metaverse-based Networking and Computing” (MetaNC) workshop aims at presenting the latest advances in networking for instance the emergence of New-IP/future vertical communication networks (FVCN) in conjunction with information-centric networking (ICN), and edge and fog computing integration to enable distributed proximate computations offloading which have the potential to resolve the Metaverse challenges presented above.


We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative content sharing network protocols for Metaverse
  • Metaverse-based customized network protocol design
  • Proximate computation offloading techniques for Metaverse
  • Latency reduction techniques for Metaverse applications
  • Integration of edge and fog computing for Metaverse
  • Information-centric Metaverse
  • New IP / future vertical communication networks for Metaverse
  • Protocol design for distributed edge and fog computing for Metaverse
  • Microservices architectural requirements & design implementation for Metaverse
  • Resource orchestration in Metaverse
  • Distributed resource allocation in Metaverse
  • Intelligent networking for Metaverse
  • Distributed microservices deployment models for the heterogeneous compute nodes in Metaverse
  • Secure and reliable communications for Metaverse

Important Dates:

  • Workshop paper submission deadline: 20 January 2023
  • Workshop paper decision date: 06 March 2023
  • Camera-ready due: 15 April 2023

Link for submission: TBA

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