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Metaverse Working Group

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

DateMay 3June 7, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST

Location:  BlueJeans -


  1. Introductions for first time attendees
    • Liane Tarouco - BrazilChris Collins, University of ?
    • Rob Rasberry - Drexel
    • Aliane Krassman
    • Fabricio Herpich
    • Felipe Becker Nunes
    • Gurcharan Khana
    • Valter Ferreira
    • Chris Collins
    Metaverse Working Group - VR/AR Technology Survey (Draft)
    • Final draft of survey? Cincinnati
    • Gurcharan Khanna, Brown University

  2. ScienceNode Articles Featuring VR/AR & MWG MembersInternet2 Global Summit After Event Report - Washington, DC, April 23–26, 2017
  3. Metaverse Working Group meeting
  4. Breakout session:  Virtual Reality in the Trenches: University Applications of VR/AR
  5. Internet2 Technology Exchange 
    Upcoming guest speaker schedule
  6. June 7, 2017 - Dr. Adam Kiefer, Director of Research Education, Division of Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  7. July - 
  8. August - 
  9. September - 
  10. October - 
  11. November - 
  12. December -
    Hardware & Software News
  13. HTC Vive Wireless version coming soon
  14. Microsoft working on Hololens version 2?
    Open Discussion/Announcements
    • Drexel interested in expanding tool use beyond 360 video project
    • Liane discussed Opensim integration with other tools like FitBit for data gathering
    • Invitation to join the "VR Jam" on May 17th at 2:00 PM EST
    • This platform is Windows only. It supports but does not require Oculus Rift and HTC Vive - you can also join using a traditional monitor/keyboard/mouse. It is available on Steam and Oculus Home but does not appear to be available as a standalone download. 
      Instructions to join:
    • Launch the application
    • (Optional) Configure your profile and avatar in “My Profile”
    • Select “Join a Live Lesson”
    • Select “MyServer” from the list. NOTE: The platform does not appear to be working for custom meeting names and meeting passwords, so if there are more than one “MyServer” keep trying until you find the right one. If possible I will use the name “Metaverse” and the password “Internet2” but this was not working when I tested.feature/all-the-worlds-a-virtual-stage.php
    • Virtual Reality Kindles a New Way to Learn -
    • Hand in Hand Into the Metaverse -

  15. Virtual NOC Collaborative Project
    • Collaborative project to develop a "virtual reality NOC" as a proof-of-concept to visualize network traffic and possibly develop a virtual "command and control" center.
    • Current Status:  Conference call with the GlobalNOC on May 31, 2017 to gauge interest, most involved in the discussion have not yet tried modern VR
    • Next Steps:  Select potential dates for in-person meeting hosted at GlobalNOC in Indianapolis to demo VR and discuss project scope
    • Possible participants:
        • Internet2 
        • GlobalNOC (IN)
        • KINBER (PA)
        • OARNet (OH)
        • UCSIM 
        • Your institution?

  16. Hardware & Software News
  17. Metaverse Working Group VR Jam - June 21, 2017 2:00 PM (EDT)
  18. Open Discussion/Announcements
    • Other news?  Announcements?  Discussion items?