Call for Papers Special Issue of the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (THCI) METAVERSE

Disclaimer: This journal is not affiliated with ACM, SIGCHI or MetaverseCHI, and we just posted this CFP to help researchers find relevant journals.

The true value of the Metaverse may entail disruptive, rather than incremental changes. For example,
accessing the Metaverse will involve embracing new gateway interfacing devices like Augmented

Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR) glasses, haptic wearables, or even Brain-
Computer Interaction (
BCI) systems. We are likely to create and hold more value in digital assets

than physical goods, moving beyond a mere comparison of virtual products with their physical
counterparts. For example, a digital Gucci Dionysus Bag was sold for more than USD $4,000, a retail
price much higher than that of its physical counterpart (TFL, 2021).

The goal of this THCI special issue is to invite a scholarly dialogue on the Metaverse, especially with
regards to how the confluence of emerging technologies will shape individuals’ perceptions and
behaviors in this extended reality as well as their ensuing consequences.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • What are key design considerations, challenges, and solutions for the Metaverse?
    What affordances and design elements are key success factors for e-commerce and/or
    branding in the Metaverse?
  • How can emerging technologies, such as Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR),
    Virtual Reality (VR) be seamlessly integrated into the Metaverse? Under what contexts
    is each of them most relevant?
  • What business models are successful for the Metaverse?
  • How is value created and captured in the Metaverse?
  • How do new interface devices affect individuals’ perceptions and behaviors in the
    Metaverse?
  • How do individuals react to anonymity, curated identity, or transparency within the
    Metaverse?
  • How do teams interact and function in the Metaverse?
  • What is the role of data in the Metaverse?
  • What are key privacy, security, and ethical considerations in the Metaverse?
  • What are the downsides of the Metaverse and why do they manifest?
  • How can adverse outcomes of the Metaverse be adverted?

Indicative Deadlines:
Submission system opens: August 1st, 2022
Submission system closes: December 31st, 2022
First round decision: February 28th, 2023
First round revision: April 30th, 2023
Second round decision: June 30th, 2023
Second round revision: July 31st, 2023
Final decision: August 31st, 2023
Tentative publication date December 31st 2023

Link to CFP

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