Towards an Interest Management Scheme for Peer-based Virtual Environments

  • A fundamental task in peer-to-peer-based Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments is providing all peers with a consistent view of the environment. To do so, state changes must be propagated to peers. To limit the resulting network traffic, existing approaches often restrict the distribution of a state change to peers for which it is relevant. The identification of such peers is known as Interest Management. Typically Interest Management is done based on so-called Areas of Interest. An Area of IA fundamental task in peer-to-peer-based Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments is providing all peers with a consistent view of the environment. To do so, state changes must be propagated to peers. To limit the resulting network traffic, existing approaches often restrict the distribution of a state change to peers for which it is relevant. The identification of such peers is known as Interest Management. Typically Interest Management is done based on so-called Areas of Interest. An Area of Interest is a spatial area around a user’s avatar. If a change occurs inside this area, it is relevant and must be reported to the corresponding peer. We propose to extend this approach with so-called Areas of Effect. An Area of Effect specifies the spatial area of the virtual environment that is directly influenced by a given state change. A state change is propagated to all peers whose Areas of Interest intersect with the change’s Area of Effect. This allows us to model complex state changes with arbitrary and possibly dynamic influence areas. They may even affect multiple areas at once. In this paper we describe our approach and give an overview on the current state of it’s implementation. Presentation at Concepts of Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments (CoMMVE 2009)show moreshow less

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Metadaten
Author: Florian Heger, Gregor Schiele, Richard Süselbeck, Christian Becker
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-31341
ISBN:1863-2122
Series (Serial Number):Electronic Communications of the EASST- ECEASST (17/I-04)
Document Type:Arbeitspapier/Research Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/08/10
Publishing Institution:Technische Universität Berlin
Release Date:2011/08/10
Note:
http://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/article/view/213
Institutes:Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collection:Volume 17 (2009): Kommunikation in Verteilten Sytemen 2009
Licence (German):License Logo CC BY-NC-SA: Creative Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, Weitergabe zu gleichen Bedingungen