Technology, Economy and Standards

The JVWR, Volume 2, No. 3

Published: October 16, 2009

The editorial team for this issue includes:

Yesha Sivan, Metaverse Labs and the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel

Robert Bloomfield, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, USA

Jean H.A. Gelissen, Philips Research, Netherlands

This issue is part of an effort to explore the fields of standards for virtual worlds. Working on such standards is both technical and conceptual. This issue endeavors to enhance, explicate, and analyze various aspects of standards and virtual worlds, and was designed to give a voice to the leading theoretical and practical players within this arena.

The issue specifically emphasizes the disciplines of economy and technology as critical harbingers to the endeavor of standards.

Original call: CfP: Technology, Economy and Standards

Issue Editor′s Corner

Overview: State of Virtual Worlds Standards in 2009

Yesha Y. Sivan

Invited Articles

Virtual Worlds, Collaboratively Built

Philip Rosendale

World of Bizcraft

Robert Bloomfield

Introduction to MPEG-V

Jean H.A. Gelissen

Real Standards for Virtual Worlds – Why and How? Kai Jakobs 

“Think Pieces”

Supporting Soundscape Design in Virtual Environments with Content-based Audio Retrieval

Jordi Janer

On the creation of standards for interaction between real robots and virtual worlds.

Alex Juarez, Christoph Bartneck, Lou Feijs

Universal Design for Virtual Worlds

Alice Krueger, Ann Ludwig, David Ludwig

Lindman Design – Virtual World Experiences

Ludvaig Lindman

Barriers to Efficient Virtual Business Transactions

ArminasX Saiman 

Content Level Gateway for Virtual Worlds

Marc Van den Broeck, Sigurd Van Broeck, David Zhe Lou 

Virtual World Interoperability: Let Use Cases Drive Design

Jon Watte

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Immersive 3D environments and Multilinguality: A Non-Intrusive and Dynamic e-learning-Oriented Scenario based on Textual Information

Samuel Cruz-Lara, Nadia Bellalem, Lotfi Bellalem, Tarik Osswald

Payback of Mining Activities Within Entropia Universe

Markus Falk, Daniel M Besemann, James Michael Bosson

An Experiment in Using Virtual Worlds for Scientific Visualization of Self-Gravitating Systems

Will Meierjurgen Farr, Piet Hut, Jeff Ames, Adam Johnson

Synthetic Excellence: Standards, Play, and Unintended Outcomes

D. Linda Garcia, Garrison LeMasters

Order and Creativity in Virtual Worlds

Evan W Osborne, Shu Z Schiller 

The role of interoperability in virtual worlds, analysis of the specific cases of avatars

Blagica Jovanova, marius Preda, Françoise Preteux

Measuring aggregate production in a virtual economy using log data

Tuukka Lehtiniemi

Another Endless November: AOL, WoW, and the Corporatization of a Niche Market

Ray Op’tLand

Standardization in Virtual Worlds: Formation of Hope and Fear

Marco Otte 

Machine Ethics for Gambling in the Metaverse: an “EthiCasino”

Anna Vartapetiance Salmasi, Lee Gillam

Virtual Chironomia: Developing Standards for Non-verbal Communication in Virtual Worlds

Gustav Verhulsdonck, Jacquelyn Ford Morie

Piracy vs Control: Various Models of Virtual World Governance and their impact on Player Experience

Melissa de Zwart