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The 1st International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual
Environments (MMVE 2008)
at IEEE Virtual Reality 2008

March 8th, 2008
Reno, Nevada, USA

With the increasing number of potential users of virtual and augmented
reality systems, as indicated by the recent booms of massively multiuser
online societies, the design of distributed, massively multiuser virtual
environments (MMVEs) becomes increasingly important, posing new
requirements on both distribution platforms and virtual reality systems.
Facing these challenges is a community-spanning effort, necessitating
the pooling of the resources and experiences of the virtual reality and
the networking/ distributed computing communities. This workshop hopes
to provide a link between these communities to foster the development of
highly distributed, flexible and robust virtual environments. We aim to
gather the practitioners and researchers in these fields under one roof
to discuss their findings, incite collaborations, and move the state of
the art forward.

Keynote by Jon Watte (CTO, Forterra Systems)

Jon Watte will give a keynote at the workshop, in which he'll describe
some surprising places virtual worlds have been adopted; what the future
looks like; and some sketches for open research areas.

In addition to his job as CTO of serious virtual world platform company
Forterra Systems, Jon is a regular contributor to the independent game
development community. A Microsoft DirectX/XNA MVP and moderator of the
Multiplayer and Networking forum on independent games site GameDev.Net,
Jon has several published articles in the field and has spoken on the
future direction of the interoperable 3D web on several occasions. He
combines practical experience with solid theoretical underpinnings to
bring success to the field of massive-scale, interactive distributed
simulation. Prior to heading up Forterra Systems, Jon worked on products
such as, BeOS, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:        January 26th, 2008
Acceptance Notification:    February 7th, 2008
Camera Ready Version:       February 9th, 2008
Workshop Date:              March 8, 2008


Gregor Schiele, University of Mannheim, Germany
Daniel Weiskopf, Universiy of Stuttgart, Germany
Ben Leong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shun-Yun Hu, National Central University, Taiwan

Program Committee

Dewan Tanvir Ahmed, University of Ottawa, Canada
Christian Bouville, IRISA, France
Bing-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Kuan-Ta Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yiorgos Chrysanthou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Mike Eissele, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Joerg Haehner, University of Hannover, Germany
Aaron Harwood, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan
Pedro Morillo Tena, University of Valencia, Spain
Jauvane C. Oliveira, LNCC, Brazil
Juan Manuel Orduna, University of Valencia, Spain
Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Gwendal Simon, ENST Bretagne, France
Sandeep Singhal, Microsoft Corporation, USA
Shinichi Ueshima, Kansai University, Japan
Arno Wacker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Krzysztof Walczak, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Suiping Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore