IEEE Digital Reality, an IEEE Future Directions initiative, serves to explore and enable the coming Digital Transformation through collaboration among technologists, engineers, regulators, and ethicists around the world. The Digital Transformation is fueled by advances in technology, such as sensors and actuators, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). By leveraging these technologies and others being developed such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and Digital Twins, the line between the physical world and the digital world will be increasingly less distinct. Applications are already quickly emerging in the fields of education, manufacturing, sharing services, and more. IEEE Digital Reality is working with multiple constituencies in academia, industry, and government, and your contribution and participation in the Technical Community is welcome. Learn more about the scope of the initiative (PDF, 272 KB).

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IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning EngineeringIEEE Digital Reality is proud to collaborate with IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE) which aims to identify and build upon opportunities for supporting learning engineers to leverage current and future VR, AR, mixed reality (MR), and other XR technologies for supporting and enhancing learning and human performance in evidence-based and research-grounded ways.


IEEE Digital Reality is an active participant at the annual Augmented World Expo (AWE).

IEEE Digital Reality currently hosts the Digital Reality Podcast Series where the initiative talks with industry leaders in VR, AR, XR, digital twins, AI, ML, the digital transformation, and much more, keeping you at the forefront of advancements in these ever-growing immersive technologies.


IEEE Digital Reality Steering Committee

Initiative Co-Chairs Stephen Dukes
Roberto Saracco
Rajiv Tiwari
Committee Members Wo Chang
Periklis Chatzimisios
Tom Coughlin
Stuart Dambrot
Mahmoud Daneshmand
Derrick de Kerckhove
Francesco Flammini
Patrick Henz
Samina Husain
Okyay Kaynak
Witold Kinsner
Raj Madavan
Christine Miyachi
Nicholas Napp
Jeewika Ranaweera
Robby Robson
Rudi Schubert
Eddie Tunstel
Mazin Yousif
Doug Zuckerman
Program Manager Kathy Grise, IEEE Future Directions


Participating OUs

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering IEEE Standards Association