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The Irish chapter of SLACTIONS, the research conference on virtual worlds, is now open

The metaverse is emerging, through the increasing use of virtual world technologies that act as platforms for end-users to create, develop, and interact, expanding the realm of human cooperation, interaction, and creativity. The conference focus is scientific research on applications and developments of these metaverse platforms: Habbo Hotel, IMVU, Second Life, OpenSimulator, Open Croquet, Activeworlds, Project Wonderland, and others, including MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft, and virtual worlds based on social networks, such as *-ville and others, providing a forum for the research community to present and discuss innovative approaches, techniques, processes, and research results. Continue reading

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SET for BRITAIN

I have been successfully accepted to attend Parliament next week to present my research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain on Monday 12th March 2012.  My poster on research about Teaching Engineering Education Using Virtual Worlds and Virtual Learning Environments and will be judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind, having been shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament on Monday.

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