Model-Driven Generation of Collaborative Virtual Environments for Cultural Heritage

  • Alberto Bucciero
  • Luca Mainetti
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8158)


Collaborative Virtual Environments are experiencing a large interest in cultural heritage field mostly due to the strong opportunity given by novel augmented reality applications. There are already several examples of collaborative augmented visit to museums or historical sites. Anyway the traditional and static approach to computer graphics is very limiting because it often requires the development of a Virtual Environment for every new application.

In this paper, we propose a technique for model-driven generation of mixed reality virtual environments, where every modification in contents, visit path and in interactions with the physical surrounding environment don’t require a great re-coding effort, enabling fast deployment of collaborative virtual environments for cultural explorations only providing new contents and a small set of parameters.


collaborative virtual environment conceptual design conceptual map mixed reality multi-user virtual environment 3D virtual world 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Bucciero
    • 1
  • Luca Mainetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Archaeological and Monumental HeritageNational Council of ResearchesRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Innovation EngineeringUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly

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