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Massively Multiuser Online Gaming Systems and Applications
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This triple-issue is now published in Vol. 45 No 1-3 October 2009.
Massively Multiuser Online Games (MMOG) are now
widely used not only for gaming, but also for socializing, business and
commerce, experimentation, and many other practical purposes. One could
MMOGs are the “killer app” that can bring Virtual Reality into the
eSociety, creating an environment with millions of people taking part
various activities and daily life, but electronically. This is evident
fact that real companies are opening “virtual branches” in these online
platforms, such as clothing manufacturers, IBM, and CNN, to name a few
companies present in Second Life. Virtual currencies such as Second
This special issue will cover enabling technologies and systems for MMOGs, as well as applications of MMOGs outside of gaming. The focus will be mostly on the “massive” aspect of games, but high-quality papers in real-time interactive multiuser games (albeit not massive) will also be considered if they address issues that can benefit massive games too. Hence, topics include, but are not limited to:
Only papers that have not been published and/or submitted elsewhere will be considered. Exception will be made for previously-published high-quality conference/workshop papers, as long as they have been substantially extended in terms of technical content and evaluation.
should be no more than 20
pages, including figures and tables, formatted according to MTAP
PDF submissions must be registered and submitted online at http://mettowee.cs.wpi.edu/mtap-mmo before the submission deadline below. If the submission is an extended version of a previously-published conference paper, authors must also include explanation of what parts have been extended.
Manuscript Submission February 1st 2009
Notification of Decision March 9th 2009
Final Papers due April 10th 2009
Publication date This triple-issue is now published in Vol. 45 No 1-3 October 2009.