Lantern – part 1

The JVWR, Volume 7, No. 1

Published: January 28, 2014

The editorial team for this issue includes:

Yesha Sivan, Metaverse-Labs Ltd, Tel Aviv-Yaffo Academic College, Israel

Abhishek Kathuria, The University of Hong Kong

David Gefen, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Maged Kamel Boulos, University of Plymouth, Devon, UK

In this issue, we take a review lantern and shed some light on some of this field’s aspects. Clearly, we do not cover everything. We will often see shadows and not the full image. Ultimately, we hope to encourage further exploring of the field.

The first thematic issue of JVWR 7th year (2014) focuses on a literature review of 3D3C worlds according to specific topics such as Law, Taxation, Medical, Education, Money and more. The Lantern issue is published in two parts: Part 1 on Q1/2014 & Part 2 on Q3/2014.

Original Call: CfP: 3D3C Virtual Worlds – Topical Lantern Review

Issue Editors’ Corner

Taking a Broader View by Looking Deeper

Yesha Y Sivan 

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Review of Educational Research Methods in Desktop Virtual World Environments: Framing the Past to Provide Future Direction

Dennis Beck, Ross Perkins

The Aspatial Economics of Virtual Worlds

Edward Heath Robinson

Privacy in Virtual Worlds: A US Perspective

Jeannie Pridmore, John Overocker

Overview: Virtual Reality in Medicine

Claudio Pensieri, Maddalena Pennacchini

Taxation of Virtual World Economies: A Review of the Current Status

Jamie S. Switzer, Ralph V. Switzer 

Linguistic and Multilingual Issues in Virtual Worlds and Serious Games: A General Review

Samuel Cruz-Lara, Alexandre Denis, Nadia Bellalem