Continuum: an architecture for user evolvable collaborative virtual environments

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2007-01-01
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Bierbaum, Allen
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Continuum is a software platform for collaborative virtual environments. Continuum's architecture supplies a world model and defines how to combine object state, behavior code, and resource data into this single shared structure. The system frees distributed users from the constraints of monolithic centralized virtual world architectures and instead allows individual users to extend and evolve the virtual world by creating and controlling their own individual pieces of the larger world model. The architecture provides support for data distribution, code management, resource management, and rapid deployment through standardized viewers. This work not only provides this architecture, but it includes a proven implementation and the associated development tools to allow for creation of these worlds.

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Electrical and computer engineering;Computer engineering
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