An Approach to Interaction Interoperability for Distributed Virtual Environments

Husein M. Ahmed, Denis Gracanin, Ayman Abdel-Hamid, Kresimir Matkovic
An Approach to Interaction Interoperability for Distributed Virtual Environments
Poster shown at Virtual Environments 2008 (29. May 2008-30. May 2008) In Short papers and posters proceedings of the EGVE 2008 , pages 35-38.
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  • Publication Type: Poster
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  • Date: 2008
  • Booktitle: Short papers and posters proceedings of the EGVE 2008
  • Date (from): 29. May 2008
  • Date (to): 30. May 2008
  • Event: Virtual Environments 2008
  • Location: Eindhoven, Holland
  • Pages (from): 35
  • Pages (to): 38

Abstract

We present a preliminary framework for interaction interoperability in distributed virtual environments. The goal is to allow each user to use a different input devices and interaction techniques and yet collaborate seamlessly. The framework adopts a service oriented architecture and use a knowledge base in the form of three ontologies. The ontologies use Web Ontology Language (OWL) to describe input devices, interaction techniques and interaction tasks. In addition, two directories contain application and user profiles. An inference engine searches for the best possible combination of input devices, interaction techniques and tasks. The resulting user’s mapping file is then accessed using the framework distributed web service. Two proof-of-concept framework implementations demonstrate how to develop a new application and how to support a legacy application.

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@misc{Ahmed-2008-EGVE,
  title =      "An Approach to Interaction Interoperability for Distributed
               Virtual Environments",
  author =     "Husein M. Ahmed and Denis Gracanin and Ayman Abdel-Hamid and
               Kresimir Matkovic",
  year =       "2008",
  abstract =   "We present a preliminary framework for interaction
               interoperability in distributed virtual environments. The
               goal is to allow each user to use a different input devices
               and interaction techniques and yet collaborate seamlessly.
               The framework adopts a service oriented architecture and use
               a knowledge base in the form of three ontologies. The
               ontologies use Web Ontology Language (OWL) to describe input
               devices, interaction techniques and interaction tasks. In
               addition, two directories contain application and user
               profiles. An inference engine searches for the best possible
               combination of input devices, interaction techniques and
               tasks. The resulting user’s mapping file is then accessed
               using the framework distributed web service. Two
               proof-of-concept framework implementations demonstrate how
               to develop a new application and how to support a legacy
               application.",
  booktitle =  "Short papers and posters proceedings of the EGVE 2008",
  event =      "Virtual Environments 2008",
  location =   "Eindhoven, Holland",
  note =       "Poster presented at Virtual Environments 2008
               (2008-05-29--2008-05-30)",
  pages =      "35--38",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2008/Ahmed-2008-EGVE/",
}