Call for Papers

Submission of Papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit articles of up to 4,000 words. Articles should be aimed at a student audience and should not represent original research. The Potentials style requires no abstract, no citations from within the main text and minimal equations, but liberal use of relevant, captioned illustrations and photographs is encouraged.

For more information, refer to the Magazine’s Information for Authors.
Articles for consideration should be uploaded to https://ieee.atyponrex.com/journal/pot-ieee.
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Upcoming Issues

Theme Issue: Digital Transformation
Release: July/August 2023
Lead Editors:
Georgios Tsakalidis – giorgos.tsakalidis@uom.edu.gr
Syrine Ferjaoui – syrine.ferjaoui.eng@ieee.org
Thanos Kakarountas – kakarountas@ieee.org

IEEE Potentials is the IEEE’s global magazine for students, with a circulation of 140,000.Today’s economy is made up of disruptive innovations, in opposition to the traditionalway of working. Three major evolutions or disruptions generated by digital transformationthat intrinsically impact an organization.

(i) The modification of the customer experience at the heart of the process: The customer experience is called ATAWAD (Any Time, Any Where, Any Device). The tools also allow customers to interact and consume differently.
(ii) Big Data and data management: towards an information revolution. The data-platform interoperability and Everything as a Service (XaaS) are the trends in the post-COVID era.
(iii) Optimizing internal processes by transforming ways of thinking and working.

Hence, it is very important for organizations to know how to adapt and exploit these changes in work to ensure the fluidity of the internal process. The different employees are constantly connected and have a much higher speed of action. “The company of tomorrow is a platform of collective intelligence”–Joël de Rosnay.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Vision & Strategy, Cultural Transformation Customer understanding/customer experience
Employees empowerment/digital experience
Technology alignment & adoption: AR/VR, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, IoT,Digital Twins, Metaverse, Digital-first workplace
Operations & processes optimization
Product transformation/digital innovation/digital accelerators
e-Governance
Platform/Data Interoperability in the public and the private sector
Use cases and success stories for digital businesses, etc.
Data-driven services from value chainsDigitally connected supply chain

Submission of Papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit articles of up to 4,000 words. Articles should be aimed at a student audience and should not include original research. IEEE Potentials style requires no abstract, no citations within the main text, and minimal equations but the use of relevant, captioned illustrations and photographs is encouraged. For more information, refer to the magazine’s information for authors. Articles for consideration should be uploaded to mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pot-ieee.

Items Dates
Manuscript submission
Notification of paper acceptance
Accepted manuscript upload
Publication date
1 February 2023
1 March 2023
1 April 2023
July 2023

Please note that the deadline is just a guideline – once enough articles have been received for an edition submissions for that theme will close.


Theme Issue: Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality
Release: November/December 2023
Lead Editors:
Stamatis Dragoumanos, s.dragou@gmail.com
Shaikh Fattah, s.a.fattah@ieee.org

IEEE Potentials is the IEEE’s global magazine for students, with a circulation of 140,000. Augmented
(AR), Virtual (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) seem to be the most intriguing emerging technologies with
great potential for many disciplines, which are capable of reshaping human perceptions through realtime
interactive environments. Due to rapid advancement of various technologies, especially Artificial
Intelligence and Robotics, VR can offer a user immersive experience of the 3D world and AR can
give the perception of reality and virtuality. Nevertheless, it seems that AR/VR/MR applications are
not easily adopted for massive usage and the user experience in such environments is still not the
smoothest one. This theme issue will explore the various technological advancements that are used
in AR/VR/MR to create emerging experiences as well as applications of AR/VR/MR including but
not limited to business, industry, healthcare, education, cultural heritage, entertainment and games.
This theme issue will also address the social, political, and ethical impacts of these technologies
and applications.
The evolution of haptics, motion capture, gesture recognition, ubiquitous computing and their role
in a more emerging experience is also of interest of this theme issue.

We invite submission of manuscripts for publication. Topics include but are not limited to:

■■ Augmented Reality Applications
■■ Virtual Reality Applications
■■ Interactive Technologies
■■ Display technologies for VR/AR;
■■ Simulation Design and Engineering
■■ Content creation and management for VR/AR;
■■ Motion Capture and Tracking
■■ Human-Computer Interaction
■■ User Interface Design
■■ Perception/presence in VR/AR;
■■ Performance, cultural heritage and art in VR/AR;
■■ Physiological sensing for VR/AR;
■■ User experience/usability in VR/AR;
■■ Visualization/visual analytics with VR/AR;
■■ Ubiquitous Computing including practical, technical, empirical and theoretical aspects
■■ Software architectures, toolkits, and engineering
■■ Teleoperation and telepresence
■■ User experience and usability
■■ Cultural heritage applications
■■ Industrial applications
■■ Healthcare applications
■■ Education applications
■■ Diversity and gender issues
■■ Embodied agents, virtual humans, and (self-)avatars
■■ Ethical issues
■■ Haptic interfaces and rendering

Submission of Papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit articles of up to 4,000 words.
Articles should be aimed at a student audience and should not represent original research. The
IEEE Potentials style requires no abstract, no citations from within the main text, and minimal
equations but liberal use of relevant, captioned illustrations and photographs is encouraged. For
more information, refer to the magazine’s information for authors section. Articles for consideration
should be submitted through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pot-ieee.

Items Dates
Manuscript submission
Notification of paper acceptance
Accepted manuscript upload
Publication date
1 June 2023
1 August 2023
25 August 2023
November 2023

Please note that the deadline is just a guideline – once enough articles have been received for an edition submissions for that theme will close.


How to Submit Articles

IEEE Potentials is dedicated to serving the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as entry-level engineers. Article subjects are explored through timely manuscripts on both technical and career-related issues.

If you are a technology professional who has cutting-edge technical ideas, formulated concepts about what will work, or opinions about the forces that influence the problem-solving process for the student and young-professional audience, IEEE Potentials would like to hear from you.

IEEE Potentials is interested in manuscripts that deal with theory, practical applications, or new research. They can be tutorial in nature. Submissions may consist of either full articles or shorter, opinion-oriented essays.

IEEE Potentials Magazine is the publication dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals. Potentials explores career strategies, the latest in research, and important technical developments. Through its articles, it also relates theories to practical applications, highlights technology’s global impact, and generates international forums that foster the sharing of diverse ideas about the profession.

IEEE Potentials is published bi-monthly starting in January six times a year. All IEEE members have access to Potentials articles in IEEE Xplore.®

  •  All manuscripts should be written at the level of the student audience.
  • Articles without equations are preferred; however, a minimum of equations is acceptable.
  • List no more than 12 references at the end of your manuscript. No embedded reference numbers should be included in the text. If you need to attribute the source of key points or quotes, state names in the text and give the full reference at the end.
  • Limit figures to 10 or less.
  • Articles should be approximately 2,000-4,000 words in length; essays should be 900-1,000 words.
  • Include a brief biography of four to six lines for each author.