In previous years we have been involved in several projects in which users (or visitors) had to find their way in information-rich virtual environments. 'Information-rich' means that the users do not know beforehand what is available in the environment, where to go in the environment to find the information and, moreover, users or visitors do not necessarily know exactly what they are looking for. Information-rich means also that the information may change during time. A second visit to the same environment will require different behavior of the visitor in order for him or her to obtain similar information than was available during a previous visit. In this paper we report about two projects and discuss our attempts to generalize from the different approaches and application domains to obtain a library of methods and tools to design and implement intelligent agents that inhabit virtual environments and where the agents support the navigation of the user/visitor.
|Title of host publication||World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 22-25, 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA : proceedings|
|Editors||N. Callaos, Y. Ohsawa, Y. Zhang, R. Szabo, M. Aveledo|
|Place of Publication||Orlando, FL|
|Publisher||International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2001|
|Event||5th World Multi-Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2001) and 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2001) - Orlando, United States|
Duration: 22 Jul 2001 → 25 Jul 2001
|Conference||5th World Multi-Conference on Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2001) and 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2001)|
|Period||22/07/01 → 25/07/01|
- HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics
Nijholt, A., Zwiers, J., & van Dijk, B. (2001). Maps, agents and dialogue for exploring a virtual world. In N. Callaos, Y. Ohsawa, Y. Zhang, R. Szabo, & M. Aveledo (Eds.), World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, July 22-25, 2001, Orlando, Florida, USA : proceedings (pp. 94-99). Orlando, FL: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS).