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Title: Efficient distribution of emotion-related data through a networked virtual environment architecture
Authors: QUAX, Peter
DI FIORE, Fabian
LAMOTTE, Wim
VAN REETH, Frank
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD
Citation: COMPUTER ANIMATION AND VIRTUAL WORLDS, 20(5-6). p. 501-510
Abstract: In this paper we describe the way in which emotion-related data can efficiently be exchanged between participants in a large-scale networked virtual environment. This type of metadata is extracted from real-time captured video streams using off-the-shelf webcams and applied onto a two-dimensional (2D) stylised avatar; thereby improving the immersion the user experiences while navigating and communicating in the virtual world. As emotion-related data-once processed through the system-can be considered a specific type of state information, a generic networked virtual environment architecture can be used to distribute the information between participants. We have opted to extend the in-house developed architecture for large-scale virtual interactive communities (ALVIC-NG) architecture to be able to process the information flows. We Will show that the inclusion of this new type of information does not have a detrimental effect on the scalability of the system. Copyright (C) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Notes: [Di Fiore, Fabian] Hasselt Univ, tUL IBBT, Expertise Ctr Digital Media, BE-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Di Fiore, Fabian] Univ Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10264
DOI: 10.1002/cav.278
ISI #: 000271559700003
ISSN: 1546-4261
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2010
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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