Welcome to the Metaverse Working Group!

Advances in immersive head mounted displays are driving us toward a liminal point in terms of adoption and utilization of virtual environments. These trends will have profound implications for the fundamental nature how we share information and collaborate. The research and education community is uniquely positioned to catalyze the creation of an open, interoperable, standards-based "Metaverse" of linked virtual environments that leverage these technologies. Standards exist today, but many unsolved problems remain in areas including security, identity, and distributed architecture. This working group has the specific goal of implementing standards-based, interoperable, interlinked virtual environments.

2017 Meeting Schedule

The Metaverse Working Group  meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST.

1/11, 2pm ET
2/1, 2pm ET
3/1, 2pm ET
4//24, IN PERSON at Internet2 Global Summit
5/3, 2pm ET
6/7, 2pm ET

To join the Meeting:

This working group is open to any member of the research and education community. To participate in this group, please join the mailing list.

Collaboration Tools for Members

Collaboration Tools for Group Work

Contact Information

Working Group Co-Chairs:
Chris M. Collins (Avatar: Fleep Tuque)
Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research (UCSIM)
Division of Innovation & Partnerships, Research & Development
UC Office of Information Technologies (UCIT)
University of Cincinnati
400 University Hall
PO Box 210658
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0658

Gurcharan Khanna, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Center for Computation & Visualization
Computing & Information Services
Brown University


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