Social interaction regulation in virtual web environments using the Social Theatres model

Hugo Paredes, F. Mario Martins
2012 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
At the present time virtual communities are overspread in the web, providing users a cyber-place to share common purposes and interact with other users around the world. Interaction in these environments grapple with new challenges concerning to provide their users better tools to interact and fulfil their goals. In this context we propose a model to create regulated interaction environments based on the theatre metaphor: the Social Theatres. A dynamic multi-layer software architecture (ASTeaS)
more » ... was developed to support this web-based interaction model, allowing easy construction of such social interaction spaces and adaptation to users' devices requirements. In this paper we discuss the usage of interaction regulation in virtual environments supported by the Social Theatres model and evaluate some aspects of the users interaction in two different case study scenarios.
doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2011.02.009 fatcat:7apwzesjazdfdb6qoeqeea4ndy