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InCom: Support System for Informal Communication in 3D Virtual Worlds Generated from HTML Documents
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems
Publication Date: 2005/05/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cyberworlds)
informal communication, 3D virtual world, P2P, gaze awareness,
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The importance of informal communication on the Internet has been increasing in recent years. Several systems for informal communication have been developed. These systems, however, require a particular server and/or specialized 3D contents. In this paper, we propose a system, named InCom, for informal communication in a 3D virtual environment. Browsers which are component of InCom generate 3D virtual worlds from existing common 2D HTML documents. Browsers communicate in a peer-to-peer manner. Using avatars makes gaze awareness smooth. Our results show that users shared interests by gaze awareness.