Topic Editors

Department of Design Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prof. Dr. Dorin-Mircea Popovici
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Ovidius University of Constanta, 900527 Constanța, Romania
Department of Design Engineering, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 70101, Taiwan

Simulations and Applications of Augmented and Virtual Reality, 2nd Edition

Abstract submission deadline
20 March 2025
Manuscript submission deadline
20 June 2025
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Dear Colleagues,

The impact of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) technologies is redefining the digital landscape. These technologies have been widely adopted within various domains, such as education, medicine, engineering, architecture, entertainment, art and culture. The ever-increasing adoption and accessibility of VR, AR and MR technologies have fueled a growing demand for advanced applications, paving the way for cutting-edge research opportunities.

The Topic Editors encourage the submission of original and mature research studies backed by data and data analytics that discuss the advances of VR, AR, MR and associated technologies.

This Topic is an opportunity for the scientific community to present their latest research contributions in the field of Extended Reality (XR).

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • VR/AR/MR applications;
  • VR/AR/MR collaboration;
  • Artificial intelligence/machine learning for VR/AR/MR;
  • Natural multimodal interaction for VR/AR/MR;
  • Content creation and management for VR/AR/MR;
  • Human–computer interactions for VR/AR/MR;
  • Perception/presence for VR/AR/MR;
  • Education, gamification and entertainment in VR/AR/MR;
  • Immersive exergames for health and wellbeing in VR/AR/MR;
  • Production planning and digital manufacturing in VR/AR/MR;
  • Cultural heritage and art in VR/AR/MR.

Dr. Radu Comes
Prof. Dr. Dorin-Mircea Popovici
Prof. Dr. Calin Gheorghe Dan Neamtu
Prof. Dr. Jing-Jing Fang
Topic Editors


  • virtual reality
  • augmented reality
  • mixed reality
  • multimodal interaction
  • immersive
  • extended reality
  • human–computer interactions

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
2.7 4.5 2011 16.9 Days CHF 2400 Submit
2.8 4.7 2012 17.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
2.9 4.7 2012 15.6 Days CHF 2400 Submit
3.9 6.8 2001 17 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Virtual Worlds
- - 2022 15.0 days * CHF 1000 Submit

* Median value for all MDPI journals in the second half of 2023. is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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