Conference Overview

12-13 May 2021 | Virtual Event

Technological integration of smart interactive devices, immersive technologies, and AI machine learning algorithms are the future of propelling Intelligent Reality (IR). Utilizing innovative technology such as sensors, immersive computing, and AI machine learning, can provide a real-time decision-making user experience with analytics capability within the immersive space. This conference will explore real-time analytics capability by integrating and deploying AI machine learning into an immersive (VR, AR, MR, and XR) space. It provides a forum to encourage exchanging ideas with leading researchers, industry professionals, and standards experts in this intersection. Learn more.

*Note: Post-conference registration is open until 6 June 2021. Post-conference registrants will be able to access the on-demand recordings of ICIR until 30 June 2021. Thank you.



We invite researchers and industries to submit their work on integrating AI machine learning into immersive environments. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Intelligent Reality Science and Foundations
  • Intelligent Reality Technology and Infrastructure
  • Hardware, Acceleration, Devices for Intelligent Reality
  • Intelligent Reality Applications
  • Intelligent Reality Services
  • Intelligent Reality Management
  • Social Connection and Concerns
  • Security, Ethics, Privacy, and Trust

Learn more about Full Paper Submission (4-10 pgs)
NEW! Learn more about Work-in-Progress Paper Submission (2-3 pgs)


Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Wo Chang, NIST, US
  • Organization Chair: Sin-Kuen Hawkins, IEEE, US
  • Competition Chair: Louis Nisiotis, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus
  • Publication Chair: Elizabeth Chang, University of Maryland, US
  • Communication Chair: Julie Bernicker, IEEE, US

Important Dates

Full Papers

  • All submissions are due by 23 March 12:00 AM GMT (22 March, 8 PM ET)
  • Mar 22 (extended): Paper submission deadline
  • Apr 5: Notification of paper acceptance
  • Apr 19: Camera-ready version deadline

 *NEW! Work-in-Progress Papers (WiP)

  • All submissions are due by 23 March 12:00 AM GMT (22 March, 8 PM ET)
  • Mar 22, 2021: WiP paper submission deadline
  • Apr 5, 2021: Notification of WiP acceptance
  • Apr 19: Camera-ready version deadline

Application Competition

  • All submissions are due by 2 May 12:00 AM GMT (1 May, 8 PM ET)
  • May 1, 2021: presentation and recorded video due date
  • May 7, 2021: Notification of evaluation result
  • May 13, 2021: Award during ICIR closing ceremony


Application Competition for Intelligent Reality (ACIR)

For more information, visit the Competition page.



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