More Interoperability news


Virtual Worlds News has an about some recent developments in the field of Interoperability. There’s been a call for requirements for “Information exchange with Virtual Worlds” by the ISO MPEG Working Group.


Here’s a quick extract:


The summary of the call looks at three example use cases that would be improved with interoperability, virtual travel (ranging between worlds), interaction and rich communication with the physical world through a variety of systems and interfaces, and developing avatars that better show human emotion.


Interoperability is an interesting area with an unclear path ahead. In fact, just this morning I was discussing this topic at Metaverse08. I’ve written aboutInteroperabilitybefore (hey, I’ve even got a blog category about it) – here’s some of my angles…


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