Symposium 2024

October 8 and 9, 2024 (online)

Call for Abstract

Over the past three years, the Symposium intended to promote research by Representation scholars aimed at connecting augmented reality (AR) technology with the discipline of artificial intelligence (AI).
The breadth of interests that emerged during the past Symposiums, coupled with the now usual very rapid development of technologies, tools and devices, now requires a (controlled) expansion of the theoretical content and application areas of the present call of REAACH Symposium, as well as careful monitoring of the disciplines that can be involved, starting with the AI-XR pair. XR, an acronym for extended reality, has emerged in recent years as a concept encompassing AR, VR (virtual reality), and MR (mixed reality), offering new ways of interacting with the real. In this sense, the fields of application open to the worlds of tangible and intangible cultural heritage, architectural, environmental, infrastructural and product design, and education, as a place for advanced training and as a tool for educational enhancement.
REpresentation Advances And CHallenges Symposium intends to explore, through the lens of Representation, the research areas that gravitate around AI-XR, opening up new transdisciplinary thinking.
Authors are asked to submit projects whose experimentation is ongoing at the time of abstract submission and is in an advanced stage of development, which should be adequately documented at the time of presentation at the Symposium.

Topics and Keywords

Considering the above, the REAACH Association Research Board has developed a graph that, in the centrality of AI-XR-related content, creates relationships with research topics that are the subject of the Symposium’s interests.
Authors are asked to respond to this by identifying for their proposal 5 keywords (of which mandatory are at least 1 between AI and XR; at least 1 drawn from those related to AI-XR; 2 or 3 free).


  • 05/06/2024Abstract submission deadline
  • 15/07/2024Abstract acceptance for oral or video communication
  • 01/09/2024Opening inscriptions (authors, membership, event partecipation)
  • 20/09/2024Fee payment deadline and registration for oral or video presentation (one author x work)
  • 30/09/2024Free online registration deadline (for all participants)
  • 8-9/10/2024 – REAACH Symposium online
  • 15/11/2024Invitation to authors to submit an extended paper as directed by the Scientific Committee
  • 15/01/2025 – Deadline for submission of extended paper

Abstract Submission

To submit the abstract, authors are asked to fill the form available at the end of the section, sending the title, 5 keywords (chosen as explained above), and an abstract in English between 400 and 500 words excluding essential bibliography of up to 5 texts, accompanied by an image by 05/06/2024. Following peer review of the abstract, oral or video presentation proposals can be granted. We remind that at least one author per accepted abstract will be required to pay a fee (70 euros) to present their contribution at the Symposium. Other authors and auditors may attend free of charge. The link for registration for the Symposium will be made public after the acceptance of the abstracts.

Symposium Registration

The registration form allows you entering your personal data with 3 alternative options:

  • 1) REAACH online partecipation – If you just want to listen, it’s free! Registration allow you to receive the link one day before the Symposium.
  • 2) REAACH association membership – If you would like to join the REAACH community and researcher network, you need to register and pay 20 euro fee. Registration includes REAACH online partecipation.
  • 3) REAACH presentation – if you have an oral or youtube communication, at least one author have to register and pay 70 euro fee. Registration includes REAACH association membership and REAACH online partecipation.

Instructions for Authors (Long Oral and Video Presentations, Short Video)

Authors who have received the acceptance e-mail are asked to prepare a presentation according to the attached template:

Language: Slides must be in English. Besides, using English as a spoken language is strongly suggested to facilitate everyone’s understanding.

Exposure time: For long ORAL presentations, the time is 10-12 minutes, while for long VIDEO presentations (you must record your voice with slides presentation), it can be between 8-10 minutes long, not going below 8 minutes.

Long presentation delivery: long ORAL presentations do not have to be delivered. It is the author’s responsibility to check that they work correctly. For long VIDEO presentations, the files (in .mp4 format) with voice must be at most 150 Mb and must be delivered by 02/10/24 to be uploaded on the youtube channel before the event. To upload the long VIDEO, you can use the link below:

Short presentation delivery (DEMO SESSION): In addition (not mandatory) to long ORAL and VIDEO presentation, you can send a short VIDEO (max. 0:30-1:00 minute) demonstrating the experiences you have developed. If the sufficient number of videos is reached, as in previous years, a DEMO SESSION will be organised in which they will be shown on a loop. If you are interested in, we ask to send your short video within 02/10/24, following the next link:

Symposium Organization

The symposium takes place over two days online on a zoom platform. Depending on the number of abstracts and the content covered, they are divided into “oral” and “youtube” presentations. Oral presentations are scheduled over the two days with 10-12 min slots. Youtube presentations are videos created by the authors (same lenght, minimum of 8 minutes) that are uploaded to a dedicated youtube channel and made available before the event. Both types of presentations can be included in the final publication. Finally, the symposium includes a demo session, where 30 sec.- 1 min. application videos can be shared with everyone.

Keynote Speakers

Updating soon

Paper submission

At the end of the Symposium, participants who have presented an oral or video contribution will be asked to write an extended paper in English, which will develop the content presented and which, upon acceptance through peer review, will be published as a book chapter in a volume of the Digital Innovations in Architecture, Engineering and Construction series published by Springer.

Symposium Committees

Promoting Committee:
Andrea Giordano (University of Padua)
Michele Russo (Sapienza University of Rome)
Roberta Spallone (Politecnico di Torino)

Scientific Committee:
Violette Abergel (MAP UMR 3495 CNRS/MC, Marseille)
Salvatore Barba (University of Salerno)
Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua (University of Pisa)
Stefano Brusaporci (University of L’Aquila)
Valeria Cera (University of Naples Federico II)
Pilar Chías (University of Alcalá)
• Francesca Fatta (Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria)
Andrea Giordano (University of Padua)
Alessandro Luigini (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Federica Maietti (University of Ferrara)
Barbara Ester Adele Piga (Politecnico di Milano)
Michele Russo (Sapienza University of Rome)
Cettina Santagati (University of Catania)
Alberto Sdegno (University of Udine)
Roberta Spallone (Politecnico di Torino)
Victoria Szabo (Duke University)

Organizing Committee:
Rachele Angela Bernardello (University of Padova)
Giulia Flenghi (Sapienza University of Rome)
Isabella Friso (IUAV University of Venice)
Fabrizio Natta (Politecnico di Torino)
Valerio Palma (Politecnico di Torino)
Enrico Pupi (Politecnico di Torino)

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