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MaDViWorld: a Software Framework for Massively Distribued Virtual Worlds

MaDViWorld
A Software Framework for Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds

Patrik Fuhrer


Documentation

Installation Guide (Platform independent)
Javadoc
Object Programmer's Guide

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License

MaDViWorld is open source software that is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). Copies of the license are available:

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Previous versions

Version 5.8 beta (08/2003)
Version 4.1 beta (11/2002)
Version 1.3 beta (01/2002)

Publications

P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, The MaDViWorld Project: An Attempt to Apply a Collaborative Virtual World Paradigm to the Internet, in Proceedings of the 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2005), July 10-13 2005, Orlando, Florida, USA, Nagib Callaos; William Lesso; Maurizio Palesi (Eds.), Volume IV, pp. 148-153.

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P. Fuhrer, Distributed Virtual Worlds: Abstract Model and Design of the MaDViWorld Software Framework, Doctoral thesis (no. 1458), University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Department of Informatics, September 2004.

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P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds: a Framework Approach, in ScientiFic EngIneering for Distributed Java ApplIcations, International Workshop, FIDJI 2002, Luxembourg University of Applied Sciences, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg, November 28-29 2002, Revised Papers, Guelfi, N.; Astesiano, E.; Reggio, G. (Eds.), pp. 111-121, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, Volume 2604

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Abstract

P. Fuhrer, G. Kouadri Mostéfaoui and J. Pasquier-Rocha, MaDViWorld: a Software Framework for Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds, Software - Practice and Experience, 2002, 32:645-668.

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Internal Publications

P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, The Challenge of Supporting Distributed MOOs: Main Difficulties and their Solutions within the MaDViWorld Software Framework, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 05-14, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, July 2005.

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P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, Virtual Worlds: From Concepts to a Distributed Implementation Framework, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 04-04, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, May 2004.

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P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, MaDViWorld Objects: Examples and Classification, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 03-15, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, August 2003.

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P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds: a Formal Approach, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 03-14, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, August 2003.

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P. Fuhrer and J. Pasquier-Rocha, Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds: a Framework Approach, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 02-16, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, December 2002.

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P. Fuhrer, G. Kouadri Mostéfaoui and J. Pasquier-Rocha, The MaDViWorld Software Framework for Massively Distributed Virtual Worlds: Concepts, Examples and Implementation Solutions, Department of Informatics Internal Working Paper no 01-23, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, July 2001.

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