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UBIWorld: An Environment Integrating Virtual Reality

TitleUBIWorld: An Environment Integrating Virtual Reality
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsDisz, TL, Papka, ME, Stevens, RL
Conference NameProceedings of the 6th Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (HCW '97)
Date Published01/1997
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Conference LocationGeneva, Switzerland

UbiWorld is a concept being developed by the Futures Laboratory group at Argonne National Laboratory that ties together the notion of ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp) with that of using virtual reality for rapid prototyping. The goal is to develop an environment where one can explore Ubicomp-type concepts without having to build real Ubicomp hardware. The basic notion is to extend object models in a virtual world by using distributed wide area heterogeneous computing technology to provide complex networking and processing capabilities to virtual reality objects.