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Title: ALVIC vs the Internet : Redesigning a Networked Virtual Environment Architecture
Authors: QUAX, Peter
DIERCKX, Jeroen
CORNELISSEN, Bart
LAMOTTE, Wim
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Hindawi
Citation: International Journal on Computer Games Technology, 2008, (ART N° 594313)
Abstract: The explosive growth of the number of applications based on networked virtual environment technology, both games and virtual communities, shows that these types of applications have become commonplace in a short period of time. However, from a research point of view, the inherent weaknesses in their architectures are quickly exposed. The Architecture for Large-Scale Virtual Interactive Communities (ALVICs) was originally developed to serve as a generic framework to deploy networked virtual environment applications on the Internet. While it has been shown to effectively scale to the numbers originally put forward, our findings have shown that, on a real-life network, such as the Internet, several drawbacks will not be overcome in the near future. It is, therefore, that we have recently started with the development of ALVIC-NG, which, while incorporating the findings from our previous research, makes several improvements on the original version, making it suitable for deployment on the Internet as it exists today.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9132
DOI: 10.1155/2008/594313
ISSN: 1687-7047
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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