TitleIntelligent Objects to Facilitate Human Participation in Virtual Institutions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsRodriguez I, Puig A, Esteva M, Sierra C, Bogdanovych A, Simoff S
Conference NameThe 2008 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Conference LocationSydney
Date Published9/12/2008
ISBN Number978-0-7695-3496-1

Our research combines electronic institutions and 3D virtual worlds for the construction of virtual institutions which are virtual worlds with normative regulation of interactions. That is, a virtual world where participants actions have to comply with predefined institutional rules. In this context, the actions a participant may perform depend on the institutional rules and the current execution state. We propose to include iObjects, intelligent objects, as entities having both visualization properties and decision mechanisms in the virtual institution. They are a new key element to improve users participation in virtual institutions. We situate them in a middleware infrastructure in order to be independent of 3D virtual world platform and to provide a general solution in which participants could be connected from different immersive environment platforms.