Workshop “Sensors for the METAVERSE”

You are invited to the workshop “Sensors for the METAVERSE” on 3 June at 14:00 in the Delta Centre of the University of Tartu.

In this workshop, we will have a keynote by Distinguished Professor Pan Hui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and several other research talks about published/under-review work of our PhD students. 

See the program:

About the keynote speaker Professor Pan Hui, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Metaverse”:

Abstract: We envision in the future the virtual world will mix and co-exist with the physical world in such an immersive way that we cannot tell what is real and what is virtual. We will live and interact with the virtual objects that are blended into our environments with advanced holographic technology or with high-quality head mounted displays and lose the virtuality boundary. We call such a new reality Surreality. Our vision of “metaverse” is a multi-world. There are multiple virtual worlds developed by different technology companies and there is also the Surreality where real and virtual merged. While the metaverse may seem futuristic, catalysed by emerging technologies such as Extended Reality, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence, the digital “big bang” of our cyberspace is not far away. This talk aims to offer a comprehensive framework that examines the latest metaverse development under the dimensions of state-of-the-art technologies and metaverse ecosystems, illustrates the possibility of the digital “big bang”, and propose a concrete research agenda for the development of the metaverse. Reality will die; long live Surreality.

Bio: Pan Hui ( is a Chair Professor of Computational Media and Arts and Director of the Center for Metaverse and Computational Creativity at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also the Nokia Chair in Data Science at the University of Helsinki. He received his PhD from the Computer Laboratory at University of Cambridge, and both his Bachelor and MPhil degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He was a Distinguished Scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (T-labs) and an adjunct Professor of social computing and networking at Aalto University. His industrial profile also includes his research at Intel Research Cambridge, UK and Thomson Research Paris, France. Pan Hui is a world-leading expert in Augmented Reality and Mobile Computing, with more than 400 research papers, 3 patents, and over 22,000 citations. He is an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a member of Academia Europaea, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

The research of the organisers has been financed by the European Social Fund.


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