IEEE International Conference on Communications
9–13 June 2024 // Denver, CO, USA
Scaling the Peaks of Global Communications

WS-04 2nd Workshop on Metaverse-based Networking, Computing and Security (MetaNCS)

WS-04 2nd Workshop on Metaverse-based Networking, Computing and Security (MetaNCS)


Metaverse is an interconnected platform enabling users to seamlessly interact with theoretically unlimited virtual worlds, thus facilitating immersive, engaging, and real-time experiences that amalgamate reality and virtuality realms. The immersive experience in Metaverse is revolutionizing various industries including remote healthcare, gaming or entertainment, virtual work and learning spaces, virtual businesses, and the Internet of skills.

The realization of the Metaverse is facilitated by the convergence of various technologies, including intelligent network protocols, edge computing techniques, and security protocols that enable secure real-time immersive experiences using dedicated network paths and proximate computations. This certainly signifies the Metaverse's reliance on pervasive and secure network access and efficient computing techniques. However, traditional networking solutions, security protocols, and edge computing techniques—in the context of enabling dedicated secure network paths for seamless and secure 3D communication, computations offloading and execution—are incapable of delivering the real-time experience owing to considerable latency incurred by the in-efficient network and security protocol design, and limited edge computing capabilities.

With the “Metaverse-based Networking, Computing and Security” (MetaNCS) workshop we aim at presenting the latest advances in 1) Networking: Improve interoperability by integrating New-IP/FVCN, ICN, and Zero-touch protocols. Use semantic communication for data interpretation and machine learning for adaptive network management, 2) Computing: Develop an integrated edge and fog computing architecture to reduce latency and enhance real-time responses. Implement compute-reuse mechanisms for efficient processing, and 3) Security: Utilize blockchain technology to enhance security and transparency in the Metaverse. We are therefore seeking original, previously unpublished papers empirically addressing key issues and challenges in the metaverse-based networking, computing and security arena.


We seek original completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/ magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Metaverse-based Networking

  • Networking protocols for Metaverse

  • Latency reduction techniques for Metaverse application 

  • Zero-touch networks for the Metaverse 

  • Collaborative content-sharing network protocols for Metaverse 

  • Metaverse-based customized network protocol design. 

  • Information-centric Metaverse 

  • New IP / future vertical communication networks for Metaverse 

  • Semantic Communications for the Metaverse 

  • Intelligent networking and security for Metaverse 

  • AI for Metaverse-based Networking

Metaverse-based Computing

  • Cloud  edge and fog computing for the Metaverse

  • Protocol design for distributed edge and fog computing for Metaverse 

  • Distributed resource allocation in Metaverse 

  • Metaverse architectural design

  • Metaverse  development

  • Metaverse optimization analysis

  • Metaverse system interoperability and standardization 

  • Quantum computing for the metaverse

  • Microservices architectural requirements & design implementation for Metaverse 

  • Efficient computing protocols for Metaverse

  • AI for Metaverse-based Computing

Metaverse-based Security

  • Blockchain for Metaverse 

  • Access management in the Metaverse

  • Authentication protocols for Metaverse

  • Cybersecurity threats in Metaverse

  • Metaverse content privacy

  • Fraud prevention schemes for the Metaverse

  • Trust Schemas Metaverse

  • Digital asset security in the Metaverse

  • AI-driven security for Metaverse

  • Secure protocol design for Metaverse

SPECIAL ISSUE in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society

Selected high-quality relevant papers from the workshop will be invited to IEEE OJ-COMS Journal [Q1/IF:7.9] special issue titled Challenges and Opportunities in Metaverse-based Communication and Networking.

Workshop Web Page


Important Dates

  • Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: 20 January 2024<---Extended date:  04 February
  • Paper Acceptance Notification:  6 March 2024 <--- Extended to: 14 March
  • Camera Ready: 15 March 2024 <---Extended to 29 March
  • Accepted Author Registration Deadline:15 March 2024<---Extended to March 29


Submission Link


Workshop Chairs

  • Muhammad Atif Ur Rehman Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5GD, Manchester, United Kingdom,
  • Pietro Manzoni Computer Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de València Camino de Vera, s/n 46022, Valencia, Spain
  • Spyridon Mastorakis Computer Science Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States,
  • Rehmat Ullah School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University, CF5 2YB, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom,
  • Mohammed al Khalidi Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5GD, Manchester, United Kingdom,
  • Shabir Ahmad, Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Gachon University, South Korea

Diamond Patrons

Silver Patrons

Bronze Patrons