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We invite submission of original research papers with impactful ideas that enable a holodeck.  We encourage papers on emerging infrastructure using miniature drones with light sources, ground simulators, fast 3D printing, Bit Drones, Flying Light Specks, Roboxels, Claytronics, and others.  They may include on-demand haptics, novel networking protocols, algorithms for swarm management and collision avoidance, information management, positioning systems, fault-tolerance, energy and battery management, human robot interaction and collaboration, among others.  We welcome papers on topics of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Extended Reality (XR), wearable computing, robots and drones for encounter-type haptics.  We are particularly interested in multidisciplinary topics that span several technologies.  An example is safety, security, and privacy of users.  Evaluating human interaction while manipulating their spatial awareness and memory is a timely topic with many ethical questions.  We strive to provide a platform to discuss these multifaceted technical and ethical challenges.

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The themes and topics listed below are intended to serve primarily as indicators of the kinds of data-centric subjects that are of interest - they do not represent an exhaustive list.



Artificial Intelligence

Augmented Virtuality

Communication and Networking Protocols

Data Management

Data Models

Drones and Robots

Drone battery/power management

Design of physical drones

Edge/Cloud Computing

Ethics of Human Interactions and Experiments

Energy and Battery Management

Fast 3D Printing (Polymer Chemistry)

Fault Tolerance

Flying Light Specks


Ground Simulators




Human Computer Interface

Immersive 2D and 3D Environments

Industry 4.0 and 5.0

Interactions in Immersive Environments

Knowledge management

Localization Systems

Machine Learning



Mechanical Engineering of Devices


Physics Engines & Simulation Studies


Safety, Security, and Privacy


Social Behavior Analysis

Spatial Computing

Virtual/Augmented/Mixed/Extended Reality




Submission System: Submit your papers using the CMT3 system.


Length:  We welcome 1-2 page abstracts, short extended abstracts (2-4 pages), short papers (4 to 8 pages), and long papers (8 to 12 pages).  Up to three additional pages may be added for references.  The references must only contain references.  Overlength papers will be rejected without review.  


Paper format:  Submitted papers (.pdf format) must use the provided double-column article format also available as Overleaf template.

Originality:  Papers submitted to Holodecks must be the original work of the authors.  They may not be simultaneously under review elsewhere.  Publications that have appeared at other journals, conferences, and workshops may not be submitted to Holodecks.  Scientific work that is published in a not-for-profit archive with no peer-review (, departmental technical reports, etc.) is not considered a publication.  A submission must not have substantial overlap with prior publications or other work currently in review.  


Author list:  A submission is required to have the full and final list of its authors in the correct order.  After the submission deadline, no modification to the registered author list is allowed.  


Blinding:  Single-blind.  Only the reviewer's identity is anonymized.  Please include author names and affiliations on your submitted papers. 

Review Process:  Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.

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