[X3D-Public] announce: Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) workshop on X3D

Don Brutzman brutzman at nps.edu
Wed May 5 08:21:01 PDT 2010

Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW)
12-14 May 2010, National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC

The Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds (FCVW) consists of members from 
government (federal, state & local, & international), academia, and corporate 
sectors. The Consortium supports individuals and organizations to improve 
government collaboration through the use of virtual worlds to enrich 
collaborative online experiences. It provides a venue to share best practices 
and lessons learned for the collaborative use of virtual worlds, address common 
challenges, and create structures to share resources. Communication channels 
include a email announcements list, wiki knowledge base, and events. For further 
information, contact FederalConsortiumVW at ndu.edu.



Wednesday 8-11 am, Wednesday
X3D Graphics for 3D Model Interchange in Virtual Worlds

Don Brutzman Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA;
Nick Polys Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA;
David Colleen, Planet 9 Studios, San Francisco CA

Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics is the open standard for real-time 3D 
communication. Developed by the Web3D Consortium and certified by the 
International Organization for Standardization (ISO), X3D is a royalty-free file 
format and run-time player specification that is compatible with many 3D 
technologies. X3D is also designed for reuse of content and archivable 
publication, making it particularly well suited for government use. Attendees in 
this hands-on workshop will use several tools and applications for networked X3D 
virtual environments. Finally a 10-point "report card" will assess X3D 
suitability readiness for federally sponsored online virtual worlds.



Our presentation will include a brief sojourn online using Planet9's RayGun.

Hope to see you there!

all the best, Don
Don Brutzman  Naval Postgraduate School, Code USW/Br      brutzman at nps.edu
Watkins 270   MOVES Institute, Monterey CA 93943-5000 USA  +1.831.656.2149
X3D, virtual worlds, underwater robots     http://faculty.nps.edu/brutzman

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