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The populated web: Browsing, searching and inhabiting the WWW using collaborative virtual environments [chapter]

Steve Benford, Dave Snowdon, Chris Brown, Gail Reynard, Rob Ingram
1997 Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT '97  
The major sections of the paper deal with the aspects of browsing and navigating, searching, populating and displaying information within, and about the WWW.  ...  The methods described are illustrated with examples of working applications developed by the authors which together present an image of a possible future for Web access and collaboration based around the  ...  We have therefore developed the VR-VIBE application in order to allow users to dynamically compare the results of multiple search queries [Benford95].  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35175-9_81 fatcat:cpiedeqghnexpngncaz76frcba

Internet Telephony [chapter]

Henning Schulzrinne
2004 The Practical Handbook of Internet Computing  
Internet telephony can make integration with other Internet applications seamless if the signaling protocol supports it.  ...  Application sharing: Audio bridge: In telecommunications, a device that mixes multiple audio inputs and feeds back composite (summed) audio to each stations, minus that station's input.  ...  The interconnected system of generally reachable telephones, both wired and wireless. Also known as GSTN. Q.931: ISDN user-to-network signaling protocol.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9780203507223.ch6 fatcat:3ljkkei7j5d3lhqedymkwcvpwu

From Telehealth to E-Health: Internet and Distributed Virtual Reality in Health Care

Giuseppe Riva
2000 CyberPsychology & Behavior  
However, the emergence of new shared media, such as the Internet and virtual reality are changing the ways in which people relate, communicate, and live.  ...  E-health, the integration of telehealth technologies with the Internet, is the next logical step of this process.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The present work was supported by the Commission of the European Communities (CEC), specifically by the IST programme through the VREPAR 2 (HC 1055) and VEPSY UPDATED (IST-2000-25323) research  ... 
doi:10.1089/109493100452255 fatcat:bvmka6zi6bgxla7vixlameptgy

Visualising and populating the Web: Collaborative virtual environments for browsing, searching and inhabiting Webspace

Steve Benford, Dave Snowdon, Chris Brown, Gail Reynard, Rob Ingram
1997 Computer networks and ISDN systems  
with them; and finally new forms of interface to the Web, based on the notion of "mixed realities" which are used to create new forms of boundary between physical and virtual spaces.  ...  The paper describes a number of different services which address the issues of: browsing the Web; searching the Web; directly representing the presence of other users on the Web and enabling communication  ...  We have therefore developed the VR-VIBE application in order to allow users to dynamically compare the results of multiple search queries [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0169-7552(97)00094-9 fatcat:skssdgiq3zd57jmis7gshc5o2y

Information agent technology for the Internet: A survey

Matthias Klusch
2001 Data & Knowledge Engineering  
These agents are supposed to cope with the difficulties associated with the information overload of the user preferably just in time.  ...  The vast amount of heterogeneous information sources available in the Internet demands advanced solutions for acquiring, mediating, and maintaining relevant information for the common user.  ...  An agent is endowed a-priori with a great deal of domain-specific background knowledge about the application and the user.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0169-023x(00)00049-5 fatcat:pzgmrncj4zdi7ejszxt3d7vkp4

Adaptation techniques for ubiquitous Internet multimedia

Margaritis Margaritidis, George C. Polyzos
2001 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
We then describe the adaptation policies, methods and mechanisms that they use, along with the supporting mechanisms that aim in increasing the efficiency of the adaptation process.  ...  listening experience for the user.  ...  -32 -GPRS and 3G systems. Finally, there are important security considerations that arise from the interception and reformatting of media streams in the case of proxy adaptation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/wcm.10 fatcat:4zo6bxb2zrg63gjoh4fpps6lbm

The World Wide Web: A Review of an Emerging Internet-based Technology for the Distribution of Biomedical Information

H. J. Lowe, E. C. Lomax, S. E. Polonkey
1996 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
As with HTML, a user can view the contents of a file (in this case an interactive 3D graphics file) as well as navigate to other VRML "worlds" or HTML pages.  ...  In the past, building Internet-based information systems was a complex process in which developers had to create client applications for multiple platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1136/jamia.1996.96342645 pmid:8750386 pmcid:PMC116283 fatcat:smaabyyfozg5ffa7flxuvffvsa

Visualizing real-time GPS data with Internet's VRML Worlds

Ismo Rakkolainen, Simo Pulkkinen, Arttu Heinonen
1998 Proceedings of the sixth ACM international symposium on Advances in geographic information systems - GIS '98  
Several mobile units can connect to the VRML worId and their movements can be tracked in real-time by multiple viewers.  ...  A client-server system passes GPS position data from mobile units onto the viewer application which works on standard web browsers supporting VRML.  ...  VRML is supported on standard web browsers like Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.  ... 
doi:10.1145/288692.288703 dblp:conf/gis/RakkolainenPH98 fatcat:k62do56peferfaauyntzajupqy

Design participation through the Internet: a case study

Paul Richens, Michael Trinder
1999 arq: Architectural Research Quarterly  
Design participation through the Internet Paul Richens and Michael Trinder reprinted from arq . vol3 . no 4 . 1999 1 Cambridge University and Microsoft are planning a shared computer research and teaching  ...  The clients wished to use internet based communication between themselves and their architects, including email, a web site and virtual reality.  ...  However, the application was succesful, and a two-year funded project began in July 1998, with Paul Richens as investigator, and Michael Trinder as Research Assistant, under the title Exploiting the internet  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1359135500002256 fatcat:y2ghq2xcwfctdn52vk4eq3n3yq

e-Learning through distributed virtual environments

C. Bouras, A. Philopoulos, Th. Tsiatsos
2001 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
The communicative character of the distributed virtual environments would allow students and staff to meet in social shared spaces and engage in on-line real-time seminars and tutorials.  ...  This paper presents our work in multi-user distributed virtual environments which are designed and implemented for educational uses in the bounds of the VES project.  ...  More specifically, almost 2% of the current applications support multiple users with very limited types of interaction between users.  ... 
doi:10.1006/jnca.2001.0131 fatcat:pi4o2eu4abcnfeldu455aej7wy

Creating a semantic-web interface with virtual reality

David C. Cleary, Diarmuid O'Donoghue, Howard J. Siegel
2001 Commercial Applications for High-Performance Computing  
However the experience amongst the majority of Internet users is light-years from these emerging technologies.  ...  Novel initiatives amongst the Internet community such as Internet2 [1] and Qbone [2] are based on the use of high bandwidth and powerful computers.  ...  VR-Net generates a desktop virtual reality (VR) interface to this information using VRML 2.0, for use on VRML enabled internet browsers like Netscape and Internet Explorer.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.434866 fatcat:otuaazcoizdcpdkdm776mnylvq

MPEG-4: a multimedia standard for the third millennium. 2

S. Battista, F. Casalino, C. Lande
2000 IEEE Multimedia  
Internet Venus Virtual Environment with Next Generation Multimedia Systems, or Venus, is a new Eurescom project aimed at developing shared virtual environments where people can meet, talk, and share  ...  Its main component, the Media Pump module, reads a file in an appropriate format and pumps it with the correct timing on a multicast user datagram protocol/Internet protocol (UDP/IP) socket.  ... 
doi:10.1109/93.839314 fatcat:oebyhxwpgjfqfnidqr7uk6wytu

Exploiting the internet to improve collaboration between users and design team [chapter]

Paul Richens, Michael Trinder
1999 Computers in Building  
Cambridge University and Microsoft are building a shared computer research and teaching laboratory on a green-field site to the west of the city.  ...  The clients wished to use internet based communication between themselves and their architects, including email, a web site and virtual reality.  ...  On the other hand, the Microsoft end of our user-base would be using NT on Intel and the latest version of Internet Explorer.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-5047-1_3 fatcat:vhuckdbd2vhrdd3aim6u5joxbi

Multicast shared virtual worlds using VRML97

John A. Carson, Adrian F. Clark
1999 Proceedings of the fourth symposium on Virtual reality modeling language - VRML '99  
As VRML97 does not contain any direct support for the construction of virtual worlds containing multiple users extensions are presented to provide support for shared behaviours, avatars and objects that  ...  A system infrastructure is described which allows worlds to be authored and executed within the context of the World Wide Web and the MBone.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would also like to thank the reviewers of this paper for their helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/299246.299285 dblp:conf/vrml/CarsonC99 fatcat:7cdih3z6uvfp3i3brjremytlom

The world-wide web as a platform for supporting interactive Concurrent Engineering [chapter]

Martin Hanneghan, Madjid Merabti, Gary Colquhoun
1996 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
It allows the WWW application developer to detect and act upon events such as start-ups, exits and user mouse clicks.  ...  This paper describes the use of the Internet and World-Wide Web (WWW) as a means for disseminating intbrmation and enabling collaborative working in a Concurrent Engineering (CE) environment.  ...  With the ever increasing processing power available to end-users nowadays, VRML is poised to become the standard way of navigating though objects on the Internet.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-61292-0_17 fatcat:jm4paazldvf2tcexn37ebd44ra
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