2014 Technology Exchange

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Building the Metaverse: Architecting Distributed Virtual Environments

Time 10/27/14 04:15PM-05:00PM

Room White River Ballroom E-F

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Session Abstract

Advances in immersive head mounted displays are driving us toward a liminal point in terms of adoption and utilization of virtual environments. These trends will have profound implications for the fundamental nature how we share information and collaborate. The research and education community is uniquely positioned to catalyze the creation of an open, interoperable, standards-based “Metaverse” of linked virtual environments that leverage these technologies. Standards exist today, but many unsolved problems remain in areas including security, identity, and distributed architecture.
This panel session will bring together experts from universities around the world to discuss current projects and remaining challenges in architecting a cohesive Metaverse.


Speaker Benjamin Fineman Internet2

Speaker Edward Castronova Indiana University

Speaker James McCrae University of Toronto

Speaker Margaret Dolinsky Indiana University

Speaker Josh Carpenter Mozilla

Speaker Bill Sherman Indiana University

Presentation Media

Primary track Cloud Services (Systems Integration & Ownership)

Secondary tracks Advanced Networking/Joint Techs

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