Workshop: Future of Telepresence at IEEE SMC 2023

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FREE Registration for Remote participation for the Workshop available:

(Registration Closed)

For latest Agenda, visit the workshop page: Workshop: Future of Telepresence at IEEE SMC 2023 


Preliminary Agenda: IEEE SMC 2023 Future of Telepresence


Day 1: Local Hawaii Time October 2, 2023           
10:45  Welcome, Planning
11:00 Keynote: Paolo Fiorini 
11:30 Keynote: John Blitch
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Papers
15:00 Plenary talk from Prof Susumu Tachi
16:00 16:00 Telepresence Roadmap Session 1 (J. v Erp)
18:00 Adjourn


Day 2: Local Hawaii Time              October 3, 2023           

Panel (Paolo Fiorini, Leila Takayama John Blitch, Jan van Erp,

David Locke, Neal Y. Lii, Tiago Falk. Moderator A. Stoica)

9:00 Plenaries from (Fred Hadaegh and Maja Mataric)
10:45 Break
11:00 Demonstrations
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Late-breaking Presentations (Abstracts)
14:00 Panel continuation, free discussions
15:45 Break
16:00 Telepresence Roadmap, Session 2
18:00 Adjourn



Paper submission for peer-review: April 23, 2023

Abstracts submissions only:  June 15, 2023.

The Telepresence workshop will bring together researchers in all aspects of telepresence, from hardware and enabling technologies to applications and understanding adoption. 

When submitting to this Workshop, please choose category “Workshop Session Papers” for full papers or “Workshop Session Abstracts” for abstracts.
Each workshop has a different code. The code for Telepresence is 3bti3.

Workshop Code: 3bti3

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

Author instructions:

Full paper submissions: Authors that wish to have their papers appear in the SMC 2023 conference proceedings and in IEEE Xplore, will need to submit their 4-6 page papers to the SMC 2023 conference using this link ( Choose “Submit a Contribution to SMC 2023”. Under the first submissions category, choose the “Workshop Session Papers” and use code 3bti3. Full papers will undergo peer-review by a minimum of three reviewers and will be subject to an acceptance rate to be determined by the general SMC 2023 chairs.

Abstract submissions: 1-page abstracts can also be submitted. These will be reviewed by a technical program committee put together by the Workshop organizers. Accepted abstracts will not appear in the SMC 2023 proceedings and will not appear in IEEE Xplore, but they will be listed on the SMC 2023 website for diffusion. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the Workshop. Abstracts should provide a title, authors list, technical content, and references within one page. To submit an abstract, authors should choose the “Workshop Session Abstracts” option in the link above and also use code 3bti3.

The same dates as for the SMC regular papers apply: