Special sessions have the main aim of creating a mini-workshop on a specific topic, where researchers working on the same issues can get to know each other, familiarize, exchange ideas and create cooperation.
Special Sessions are being developed by designated chairs.

If you, as an author, have a paper that could be included in one of these sessions, you may submit your paper selecting your favourite session. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.

To submit papers to the special session, follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.

List of Special Sessions

  1. Special Session #1: eXtended Reality for Training and Intraoperative Support in Surgery

    Organized by: Valerio De Luca, AVR Lab, Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Laura Cercenelli, eDIMES Lab, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), University of Bologna

  2. Special Session #2: eXtended Reality for Health and Wellbeing

    Organized by: Sara Arlati, STIIMA-CNR, Italy, Carola Gatto, University of Salento, Italy, Giovanni D'Errico, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  3. Special Session #3: Biometrics and IoT technologies for digital twinning, smart environments and XR applications

    Organized by: Andrea F. Abate, Lucia Cimmino, University of Salerno, Italy

  4. Special Session #4: Biosignal-based Adaptive eXtended Reality

    Organized by: Egidio De Benedetto, Nicola Moccaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

  5. Special Session #5: Presence, immersion and realism in XR Environments

    Organized by: Stefano Triberti, Università Telematica Pegaso, Italy, Valerio De Luca, University of Salento, Italy, Giovanni D'Errico, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  6. Special Session #6: Serious Games and eXtended Reality in Learning, Education and Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: David Checa Cruz, University of Burgos, Spain, Carola Gatto, University of Salento, Italy, Kim Martínez García, University of Burgos, Spain

  7. Special Session #7: Web3 and eXtended Reality

    Organized by: Roberto Vergallo, University of Salento, Italy

  8. Special Session #8: Extended reality to support human-robot interaction

    Organized by: Andrea Sanna, Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  9. Special Session #9: Extended Reality in Special Education

    Organized by: Mario Covarrubias Rodriguez, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Maria Concetta Carruba, Università Telematica Pegaso, Italy

  10. Special Session #10: Phygital world & Extended Reality: New frontiers in Cultural Heritage

    Organized by: Roberto Pierdicca, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, Luis Javier Sánchez Aparicio, Higher Polytechnic School of Madrid, Spain, Carola Gatto, Università del Salento, Italy

  11. Special Session #11: Machine Learning tools for Adaptive Extended Reality

    Organized by: Andres Bustillo, Universidad de Burgos, Spain, Aida de Haro-García, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain, Álvar Arnaiz-González, Universidad de Burgos, Spain

  12. Special Session #12: Parallel and Distributed Data Mining

    Organized by: Massimo Cafaro, Italo Epicoco, Marco Pulimeno, University of Salento, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Design process for XR in museum exhibitions

    Organized by: Marina Carulli, Elena Spadoni, Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Special Session Proposal

Are you interested in organizing a special session?

Please, contact the Technical Program Chairs, using the form at this page: