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Lik-Hang Lee, Carlos Bermejo, Ahmad Alhilal, Tristan Braud, Simo Hosio, Esmée de Haas, and Pan Hui. 2022. Beyond the Blue Sky of Multimodal Interaction: A Centennial Vision of Interplanetary Virtual Spaces in Turn-based Metaverse. In INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMODAL INTERACTION (ICMI ’22), November 7–11, 2022, Bengaluru, India. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages.

Beyond the blue sky of multimodal interaction : a centennial vision of interplanetary virtual spaces in turn-based metaverse

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Author: Lee, Lik-Hang1; Bermejo, Carlos2; Alhilal, Ahmad2;
Organizations: 1KAIST, South Korea
2Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
3University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-27


Human habitation across multiple planets requires communication and social connection between planets. When the infrastructure of a deep space network becomes mature, immersive cyberspace, known as the Metaverse, can exchange diversified user data and host multitudinous virtual worlds. Nevertheless, such immersive cyberspace unavoidably encounters latency in minutes, and thus operates in a turn-taking manner. This Blue Sky paper illustrates a vision of an interplanetary Metaverse that connects Earthian and Martian users in a turn-based Metaverse. Accordingly, we briefly discuss several grand challenges to catalyze research initiatives for the ‘Digital Big Bang’ on Mars.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-9390-4
Pages: 648 - 652
DOI: 10.1145/3536221.3558174
Host publication: ICMI’22 Proceedings of the 2022 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction November 7–11, 2022 Bangalore, India
Host publication editor: Tumuluri, Raj
Sebe, Nicu
Pingali, Gopal Pingali
Jayagopi, Dinesh Babu
Dhall, Abhinav
Singh, Richa
Anthony, Lisa
Ali Salah, Albert
Conference: International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work has been supported by the Academy of Finland, under Grant 319669 and Grant 325570, as well as Academy of Finland Strategic Research, Grant 335729.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 335729
Detailed Information: 335729 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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