CLOSED: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Next-generation Mixed-Reality User Experiences

IEEE CG&A seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 24 May 2024 

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: 24 May 2024 
  • Publication: November/December 2024

The future is bright and challenging: we envision a very complex combination of mixed reality (MR), artificial intelligence (AI) and spatial computing as a smart integration of interconnected systems – seamlessly bridging both physical and virtual spaces. The upcoming generation of everyday wearable, embedded, and ubiquitous technology allows the ideation and validation of a wide range of next-generation context-aware, or intelligent MR user experiences. Realization of this vision is promising especially given recent interdisciplinary advancements in key areas and growing interest in applying these novel approaches in real-world application domains. 

This special issue aims to attract ambitious contributions addressing this intelligent vision for mixed-reality leveraging, new computational interfaces, spatial computing, rich and diverse data sources, smart devices’ extensive computation power, artificial intelligence, and sensing capabilities, as well as ubiquitous connectivity, computation resources, and storage offered by the existing communication and network infrastructure. 

We ask for contributions that address new methods, technologies, approaches, applications, case studies, and industrial showcases, paving the way for novel insights, breakthrough designs, discussions, and developments in this rapidly evolving domain. Specifically, we invite contributions that explore innovations in the following topics of interest, but not limited to (order is alphabetical and does not indicate importance): 

  • Artificial intelligence, computer vision, machine learning 
  • Avatars, conversational and speech interfaces 
  • Context-aware computing, semantic scene understanding 
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity, and ethical issues 
  • Ergonomics, human factors, human-computer interaction 
  • Extended senses (visual, aural, haptic) 
  • Localization, spatial registration, and tracking 
  • Presence, body ownership, and agency 
  • Spatial-, mixed-, mediated- and diminished- reality 
  • Spatial computing 
  • Sensation, perception, attention, and cognition 
  • System architectures, distributed and online systems 
  • Next-generation user interfaces, user interaction, and visualization techniques ● Technology acceptance and social implications 
  • User-centered design approaches for spatial computing 
  • User experience and performances, usability studies, and human-subjects experiments

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, visit the Author’s Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system  and be sure to select the special issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If requested, abstracts should be sent by email to the guest editors directly.


Contact the guest editors at

  • Michele Fiorentino, Polytechnic University of Bari 
  • Joseph L. Gabbard, Virginia Tech