Issue No. 01 - January/February (2010 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2010.20
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.
virtual worlds, interoperability, standards
M. Dinova, D. Levine and J. Bell, "VWRAP for Virtual Worlds Interoperability," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. , pp. 73-77, 2010.