Virtual Reality Conference, IEEE (2002)
Mar. 24, 2002 to Mar. 28, 2002
Frédéric Dang Tran , France Telecom
Marina Deslaugiers , France Telecom
Anne Gérodolle , France Telecom
Laurent Hazard , France Telecom
Nicolas Rivierre , France Telecom
This paper presents a 100% Java middleware that aims to offer an open and extensible foundation for building large-scale real-time networked virtual environment applications. This platform relies on a partial replication model in which the whole simulation space is spread on a federation of processes based on application-specific criteria. A configurable event communication framework allows arbitrary consistency and synchronization protocols to be implemented in close cooperation with the application semantics. This middleware has been experimented with success for multi-player game prototypes involving both human-driven and autonomous simulated entities.
networked virtual reality, middleware
F. D. Tran, L. Hazard, N. Rivierre, M. Deslaugiers and A. Gérodolle, "An Open Middleware for Large-Scale Networked Virtual Environments," Proceedings IEEE Virtual Reality 2002(VR), Orlando, FL, USA, 2002, pp. 22.