Architectures and Protocols for Educational Virtual Environments

TitleArchitectures and Protocols for Educational Virtual Environments
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBouras, C, Tsiatsos, T
Conference NameIEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME2001),Tokyo, Japan
Date Published22 - 25 August

Shared or networked virtual environments are one of the most
promising uses of the virtual reality technology. While a lot of
research has been done in the area of multi-user virtual
environments corresponding to the sharing of events very few
research has been done on specific services and functionality.
However both the requirements and the kind of the offered
services affect significantly the design of a system. In this paper
we present the main issues in the design of a platform to support
the distant education process using networked virtual
environments. We also introduce the term Educational Virtual
Environments and their basic requirements. According to these
requirements of the educational virtual environments we propose
both a suitable architecture and a protocol for the interaction
between the components of this architecture.