Towards virtual communities on the Web: Actors and audience


Nijholt, A. (2000) Towards virtual communities on the Web: Actors and audience. In: Proceedings International ICSC Congress Intelligent Systems & Applications (ISA'2000), Volume II, 12-15 December 2000, Wollongong, Australia (pp. pp. 725-731).

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Abstract:We report about ongoing research in a virtual
reality environment where visitors can interact with
agents that help them to obtain information, to perform
certain transactions and to collaborate with them in order
to get some tasks done. Our environment models a
theatre in our hometown. We discuss attempts to let this
environment evolve into a theatre community where we
do not only have goal-directed visitors, but also visitors
that that are not sure whether they want to buy or just
want information or visitors who just want to look
around. It is shown that we need a multi-user and multiagent
environment to realize our goals. Since our environment
models a theatre it is also interesting to investigate
the roles of performers and audience in this environment.
For that reason we discuss capabilities and personalities of agents. Some notes on the historical development of networked communities are included.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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