Our recent work “Metaverse for Social Good : A University Campus Prototye” has been accepted by the Brave New Ideas (BNI) track of 29th ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2021).
In this paper, we propose a three-layer architecture for metaverse, including infrastructure, interaction, and ecosystem, and the key components in each layer are discussed in detail, where a set of open research questions are summarized for each component. Afterward, we journey through the development of metaverse, describing both pioneering work and the novel metaverse examples. For intuitive illustration, a timeline of notable metaverse examples is drawn based on their release time, and a table is concluded to show the features of the representative metaverse. Lastly, the implemented blockchain-driven university campus prototype, CUHKSZ Metaverse, is illustrated, which could effectively enrich the campus life of university students and university faculties.
Since the founding of ACM SIGMM in 1993, ACM Multimedia has been the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field. For the first time in its history, ACM Multimedia 2021 will be held in Chengdu, the capital city of the Sichuan Province in China. At ACM Multimedia 2021, we will present an extensive program consisting of technical sessions covering all aspects of the multimedia field via oral, video and poster presentations, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, doctoral symposium, multimedia grand challenge, brave new ideas on shaping the research landscape, open source software competition, and also an interactive arts program stimulating artists and computer scientists to meet and discover together the frontiers of artistic communication. We will also add the industrial track to recognize those research works with significant industrial values.
A BNI paper is regarded as respectful if not more compared to a regular paper. It is even more selective than the regular one with the acceptance rate at ~10% in previous years. The acceptance rate of BNI track this year is 12%.