Towards virtual communities on the Web: Actors and audience

A. Nijholt, F. Naghdy (Editor), F. Kurfess (Editor), H. Ogata (Editor), E. Szczerbicki (Editor), H. Bothe (Editor), H. Tianfield (Editor)

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    We report about ongoing research in a virtual reality environment where visitors can interact with agents that help them to obtain information, to perform certain transactions and to collaborate with them in order to get some tasks done. Our environment models a theatre in our hometown. We discuss attempts to let this environment evolve into a theatre community where we do not only have goal-directed visitors, but also visitors that that are not sure whether they want to buy or just want information or visitors who just want to look around. It is shown that we need a multi-user and multiagent environment to realize our goals. Since our environment models a theatre it is also interesting to investigate the roles of performers and audience in this environment. For that reason we discuss capabilities and personalities of agents. Some notes on the historical development of networked communities are included.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent systems & applications, international ICSC congress, ISA'2000
    Subtitle of host publicationDecember 11-15, 2000, University of Wollongong, Australia
    PublisherICSC Academic Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9783906454245
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2000
    EventInternational ICSC Congress Intelligent Systems & Applications, ISA 2000) - University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
    Duration: 12 Dec 200015 Dec 2000


    ConferenceInternational ICSC Congress Intelligent Systems & Applications, ISA 2000)
    Internet address


    • IR-67091
    • EWI-9768
    • HMI-VRG: Virtual Reality and Graphics


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