Optimizing Communication in Distributed Virtual Environments by Specialized Protocols

  • Dieter Schmalstieg
  • Michael Gervautz
  • Peter Stieglecker
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


A successful implementation of a distributed virtual environment should be built on a strong network layer. The network as a constrained resource must be used efficiently, and also the structure of communication should allow to select those features that are needed without having to support needlessly complicated protocols. Therefore we designed a set of specialized protocols tailored for dedicated tasks of communication in virtual environments. The combination of these protocols yields the desired communication functions without introducing much overhead. In particular, it is possible for participants with varying degrees of capability to use the virtual environment and to communicate with each other.


Virtual Environment Authoring Protocol External Application Default Representation Interaction Protocol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Schmalstieg
    • 1
  • Michael Gervautz
    • 1
  • Peter Stieglecker
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer GraphicsVienna University of TechnologyAustria

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