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Author Boukerche, A. ♦ Duarte, D. ♦ Araujo, R. ♦ Andrade, L. ♦ Zarrad, A.
Sponsorship IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Comm. on Parallel Process. ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Comm. on Simulation ♦ IEEE Comput. Soc. Tech. Comm. on Comput. Archit. ♦ ACM Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM)
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Collaboration ♦ Virtual environment ♦ Large-scale systems ♦ World Wide Web ♦ Web services ♦ Clocks ♦ Buildings ♦ Virtual reality ♦ Production ♦ Art
Abstract There has been a growing interest in the application of collaborative virtual environments - CVEs in the WWW. However, most of the existing CVEs supporting systems are tuned to specific tasks and their architecture are, typically, tightly coupled to the applications. This makes any modification to the application dependent on programming, making CVEs construction and extension in large scale a challenging task. The ability to change an application without having to stop it is an important nonfunctional requirement for CVEs, especially if they are to be provided as Web services, available around the clock. This paper presents a novel solution for building and extending CVEs through the integration of interactive non-linear stories and virtual reality concepts. With this approach, CVEs applications can be composed as non-linear stories, which can be changed either completely or partly, making it easier for developers to build and/or extend CVEs applications. The innovative concept of this solution can make the development process of CVEs easier and faster, allowing their production in large scale. An art installation scenario is presented in this paper as a case study to illustrate how atomic simulations and VEML language can describe CVEs and extend them at runtime.
Description Author affiliation: SITE, Ottawa Univ., Ont., Canada (Boukerche, A.; Duarte, D.; Araujo, R.; Andrade, L.; Zarrad, A.)
ISBN 0769524621
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-10-10
Publisher Place Canada
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 298.41 kB
Page Count 9
Starting Page 86
Ending Page 94


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library