Vol 2, No 5 (2009)

The Metaverse Assembled

Issue Editors: Hanan Gazit, MetaverSense Ltd and H.I.T-Holon, Institute of Technology, Israel; D. Linda Garcia, Georgetown University, USA; Garrison LeMasters, Georgetown University, USA; Leonel Morgado, UTAD, Portugal.

This issue features the best papers from the SLACTIONS 2009 conference, as well as papers sumbitted directly to the Journal.  The metaverse is emerging, through the increasing use of virtual worlds' technologies that act as platforms for end-users to create, develop, and interact, expanding the realm of human cooperation, interaction, and creativity.

This issue focuses on applications and developments of metaverse platforms, including: Second Life, OpenSim, Open Croquet, Activeworlds, Open Source Metaverse, Project Wonderland, among others, and presents papers examining the integration of metaverse platforms with external systems, integration of platforms, GIS/metaverse mash-ups, and using metaverse platforms for cooperation.

Cover art for this issue was provided by Paul Driver.

Table of Contents

SLACTIONS 2009 Selected Papers

Benjamin Gregor Aas, Katharina Meyerbröker, Paul M. G. Emmelkamp
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Shuen-git Chow
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Sneha Veeragoudar Harrell, Dor Abrahamson
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Ana Loureiro, Teresa Bettencourt
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Donizetti Louro, Tania Fraga, Maurício Pontuschka
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Ioanna Nikolaou
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Paul Penfold, Peter Duffy
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Luis Carlos Petry
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Nuno Rodrigues, Luís Magalhães, João Paulo Moura, Alan Chalmers, Filipe Santos, Leonel Morgado
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Cristiano Natal Tonéis, Luís Carlos Petry
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Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Domna Banakou, Konstantinos Chorianopoulos
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Laura Beals, Marina Umaschi Bers
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Charles J. Lesko, Yolanda A. Hollingsworth
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Savvas Papagiannidis, Michael Bourlakis
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Louise Jane Phillips
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Carleen D. Sanchez
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Essays

Adam Schlicht
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“Think Pieces”

Mark Ortwein
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Kate Roth
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Assembled (rush to press papers)

Tom Boellstorff
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Johan Berntsson, Norman Lin, Zoltan Dezso
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Nicholas Merola, Jorge Peña
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