Feature-oriented Modeling for Collaborative Virtual Environment Construction

Xin Zhao
2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems  
Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) introduce significant improvements to communication and interaction by offering a simulated visualization for data representation and synchronized exchange. Participants can share their context and information in a consistent, integrated environment even if they are geographically distributed. These characteristics greatly enhance the virtualization of collaborative applications such as combat training, distance education, and a broad range of
more » ... cific needs. However, there are many accidental complexities involved in the creation of such environments that make it very challenging for end-users who do not have software development expertise. Our proposed work seeks to simplify and customize CVEs through feature-oriented modeling. The objective of this Ph.D. investigation is to provide a step-wise collaborative environment construction approach for end-users, thus allowing non-experts to create CVEs simply by choosing system features. Specific research challenges in using feature models for this specific application approach will be introduced along with our vision for investigating these issues as a doctoral dissertation.
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