The IEEE Future Directions Telepresence Workshop will be held from October 1-4, 2023 as part of SMC 2023 flagship annual conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society.
Telepresence combines the classic dreams of extending our senses (telephone and television to hear and see remote worlds) with the ability to project ourselves to and act in remote locations. Where many of the early developments focused on physical avatars (teleoperation of remote manipulators in hazardous places), newer technologies have enabled virtual avatars with increasing effectiveness. Indeed the current worldwide environment, including the risks and costs of traveling, is pushing us to a world where physical presence is increasingly not a requirement for interactions.
The Workshop will combine talks, panels and presentations of peer reviewed papers submitted and accepted part of the Workshop Special Session. The contributed talks will have the abstracts published on the website. The accepted peer reviewed papers will be published by IEEE.
We invite contributions describing recent advances in the areas of
(i) fundamental technologies, including hardware and software solutions, algorithms, standards, and enabling components,
(ii) applications, ranging from teleeducation and telehealth, to social interactions, virtual travel, and other uses that could improve our quality of life
(iii) human perception and ability to navigate these technologies, ethical and privacy issues, and social impacts
The same dates as for the SMC regular papers apply: https://ieeesmc2023.org/