Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Metaverse (VAM)

Mission and Objective

The mission and objective of the IEEE CTSoc Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Metaverse (VAM TC) is to implement the Field of Interest of the IEEE CTSoc and to assist, support, endorse, corroborate and strengthen IEEE CTSoc conferences, publications, standards, education, future directions, new initiatives, emerging technologies, technical sessions, workshops, and research, and other information exchanges in the area of eXtended Reality and the Metaverse, associated display technologies, architectures, algorithms, certifications, applications, systems and related frameworks / technologies. 

VAM TC is a cluster of engineers, practitioners, technologists, scientists, researchers from Industry and Academia from around the world. 

The committee also assumes the proactive duty to recommend suitable candidates from VAM TC members to serve as: 

  • Chairs and or Members of Technical Program Committees (TPC) of CTSoc Conferences (ICCE-Las Vegas, ICCE-Berlin, ICCE-Taiwan, ICCE-Asia, GCCE-Japan, ISCT, and GEM). 
  • EiCs, Associates Editors and Editors to CTSoc Publications (IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IEEE ACCESS Section for Consumer Technology Society (Open Access), IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, News on Consumer Technology-NCT, CTSoc World Newsletter).
  • Distinguished Lecturers and tutorials for CTSoc Education. 
  • Members of CTSoc Standards Committees and Working Groups.



Chair: Kousik Sankar R., PES University, Svasthiya Technologies Pvt Ltd, india

kousik sankar

Vice Chair: Ying-Ren Chien, National Ilan University, Taiwan

ying ren chien

Secretary: Alberto Cannavò, Politecnico di Torino, Italy



Other Officers 

Conferences Liaison: TBA

Publications: Liaison: TBA

Education Liaison: TBA

Standards Liaison: TBA

Future Direction Liaison: Vassilis Charissis, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Industry Liaison: TBA

Academia Liaison: TBA

IEEE Societies/Councils Liaison: TBA

Technical Sister Societies Liaison: TBA

Student Competition Program: TBA



The members of the VAM TC are engineers, practitioners, technologists, scientist, researchers from Industry and Academia from around the world who have the same interest and working together on the development, research, and innovation of technical areas of wireless and network technologies for consumer devices connectivity. The current members of the VAM TC are listed here


Membership Application Form

To be a member of the IEEE CTSoc Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Metaverse (VAM TC), please fill the Membership Application Form.


Policies and Procedures (P&Ps)

The P&Ps approved by the BoG are available at this link. They cover aspects concerning the Technical Activities area and all the TCs. 


Meeting Dates & Minutes

The meeting dates & minutes of VAM (formerly VAR) TC can be found below.