ClearSpace: Mixed Reality Virtual Teamrooms

  • Alex Hill
  • Matthew Bonner
  • Blair MacIntyre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6774)


We describe ClearSpace, a tool for collaboration between distributed teamrooms that combines components of virtual worlds and mixed presence groupware. This prototype is a starting point for exploring solutions to display and presence disparity by leveraging model-based user representations. We describe our deployed system and a mirroring approach that solves several problems with scaling up ClearBoard style portals to a common virtual space. We also describe techniques for enforcing consistency between heterogeneous virtual and physical contexts through system-managed awareness.


Mixed Reality Distributed Groupware Mixed Presence Groupware 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Hill
    • 1
  • Matthew Bonner
    • 1
  • Blair MacIntyre
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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