Latest Advances and Prospects in Extended Reality Technologies for Analysis and Enhancement of Urban Areas Call for Papers

Special Issue 
"Latest Advances and Prospects in Extended Reality Technologies for Analysis and Enhancement of Urban Areas"

Extended Reality (XR) means any technology that allows the user to
visualize and interact within a merge between the real world and
virtual worlds created on a computer.  XR applications are usually
classified into three types: virtual reality (VR), augmented reality
(AR), and mixed reality (MR). This Special Issue will accept papers
that address the following aspects:

First, specific applications of XR in urban environments. For example,
accessibility analysis of spaces, a preview of public works,
visualization and interaction in Building Information Modelling (BIM
models), maintenance and preservation of urban spaces, improvement of
the tourist offer quality, interfaces for smart cities, etc.

Secondly, works related to technical issues for the generation of XR
applications.  The special characteristics of the urban environments
(spaces that are open, extensive, and complex) necessitates the search
for new approaches and technological solutions. These include, for
example, the selection of the most suitable remote sensors for data
acquisition (Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), Aerial Laser Scanning
(ALS), etc.) or the adaptation of the generated 3D models to the
virtual environment. Concerning HMI, issues have arisen such as the
development of algorithms or the choice of the optimal sensors for
interaction in the virtual world (cameras, gloves, active or passive
beacons, virtual or hardware beacons, etc.).

Finally, review articles on state-of-the-art technology related to the
scope of this Special Issue will also be welcome.


    Remote sensing for 3D modeling
    3D visualization
    Sensor fusion
    Human-machine interfaces
    Virtual reality
    Augmented reality
    Mixed reality
    Urban environments
    Urban accessibility
    XR tourism
    Smart cities 

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