Workshop Date: March 28th

Time: 1PM-4PM

Time Zone: GMT+1

This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners in the mixed reality and privacy and security communities to brainstorm threats, threat vectors and consequent opportunities for privacy and security research in the VR/AR/MR community. We will invite speakers from both communities to seed the discussion with their perspectives. The goal of this workshop will be to create a research vision to inspire the community and to catalyze the exploration of a new scientific frontier. The three-hour workshop will be held online, with a combination of invited talks, moderated discussion, and breakout sessions. Workshop organizers call for the submission of position papers on the following topics:

  • Privacy and security risks created by large scale personal use and enterprise use of XR devices

  • New perspectives on previously published research on the topics of security, privacy, AR/VR/XR, large-scale behavioral data collection.

  • Methods, methodologies, theoretical constructs that could apply to hardware/software/architecture/user-centered privacy and security problems in XR

  • Lessons learned from other contexts and how they might apply to XR

  • Novel opportunities created in the context of XR that are different from other contexts



Featured Panelists:


Workshop Date: March 28th

Time: 1PM-4PM

Time Zone: GMT+1

The workshop will be structured as:

  • Welcome (5 min)

  • Curated panel “Perspectives”: 4 speakers (5 min each)

  • Moderated discussion (45 min)

  • Break (10 min)

  • Paper Presentation 1 (4 minutes + 1 question): Privacy and Personal Space: Addressing Interactions and Interaction Data as a Privacy Concern, Lauren Buck (Vanderbilt University), Bobby Bodenheimer (Vanderbilt University)

  • Paper Presentation 2 (4 minutes + 1 question): Privacy certification standards for extended-reality devices and services, Jassim Happa (Royal Holloway), Mashhuda Glencross (University of Queensland), Anthony Steed (University College London)

  • Break (5 min)

  • Breakout sessions: (45 min)

  • Breakout sessions: consolidate ideas (10 min)

  • Break (5 min)

  • Insights and new ideas from each breakout group (~5 min per group)

  • Summarize insights and ideas + closing (15 min)


The three-hour workshop will be held online. Participants will engage in breakout discussions to complete a group thought exercise around the key challenges posed by mixed reality applications. Registration is available through the IEEE VR 2021 website.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 24th 2021

    DEADLINE EXTENSION: New submission date is Jan. 26th, 2021

  • Notification Deadline: Jan. 29th 2021

  • Camera-ready Deadline: Feb. 12th 2021

Review Criteria

  • Papers will be reviewed by the organizing committee for relevance to the topic of the workshop and the potential for inspiring future work.

Submission Instructions

Position papers should be a maximum of two pages following the IEEE VR poster submission format. Submissions should be emailed to PrXR2021@gmail.com. All papers MUST be submitted through the PCS system (https://new.precisionconference.com/~vr). Please select "VR" for Society, "IEEE VR 2021" for Conference/Journal, and "IEEE VR 2021 Workshop: Roadmap for privacy and security research ..." for Track. For any questions related to the workshop or submission process please contact us via email at PrXR2021@gmail.com.

IEEE VR 2021 workshop page