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VWRAP for Virtual Worlds Interoperability
January/February 2010 (vol. 14 no. 1)
pp. 73-77
Joshua Bell, Linden Research
David Levine, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
The IETF has chartered a Virtual World Region Agent Protocol Working Group (VWRAP WG). This article briefly describes the history of virtual worlds, the architecture, protocols, and operation of Second Life (a currently prominent virtual world), and the emergence of standards efforts within the virtual world space. The authors detail the current efforts and timeline of the VWRAP WG.

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Index Terms:
virtual worlds, interoperability, standards
Citation:
Joshua Bell, Morgaine Dinova, David Levine, "VWRAP for Virtual Worlds Interoperability," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 73-77, Jan.-Feb. 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.20
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