On the Impact of Interactive eXtended Reality, Challenges and Opportunities

Extended Reality (XR) has been hailed as the new frontier of media, ushering new possibilities for societal areas such as communications, training, entertainment, gaming, and cultural heritage. However, despite the remarkable technical advances, current XR applications are in their majority local and individual experiences. In fact, three great barriers stand between current technology and remote immersive interactive life-like experiences, namely content realism, by means of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, motion-to-photon latency, and accurate human-centric driven experiences able to map real and virtual worlds seamlessly. By means of Haptic technology. Overcoming these barriers will require novel solutions at all elements of the end-to-end transmission chain. In this talk, we will explore the challenges and opportunities to unlock the next generation of interactive XR applications and services.

About Maria Torres Vega

Assistant professor at KU Leuven

Maria Torres Vega is a tenure track assistant professor at KU Leuven (Belgium) since October 2022. Maria obtained a Master in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Madrid) in 2009. She obtained her PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) in 2017 on the topic of perception modelling of video streaming services. Between the end of her PhD and the starting of her tenure track, Maria was a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University (Belgium). Maria’s research focuses on immersive multimedia streaming services, network management, control systems and Quality of Experience.

Maria Torres Vega