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Assembled 2014 – New JVWR issue

We are happy to announce the publication of NEW ISSUE from the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):

Volume 7, Number 2:

Assembled 2014

The editorial team:

  • Samuel Cruz-Lara – LORIA (UMR 7503) CNRS – INRIA, Université de Lorraine, France
  • Sue Gregory – University of New England, Australia
  • Suely Fragoso – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Urs-Vito Albrecht – Braunschweig University & Hannover Medical School, Germany
  • Christopher Lueg – University of Tasmania, Australia

The Assembled 2014 issue includes six papers demonstrating the diversity and depth of topics we strive to cover:

  • The future of massive collaborative events
  • The future of anonymity (and antisocial behavior)
  • The future of 3D collaboration
  • The future of friendships
  • The future of health care via “Motivational Interviewing
  • The future of looking at the other

These six papers demonstrate some of JVWR goals. They are pushing our thinking about both the virtual and the real, they are presenting “new” academic science that go beyond the trivial, and they are taking a stand about the world. We encourage authors to follow the diverse models presented here.

Editor-In-Chief Corner

Impacting the Real Future via the Virtual Present
Yesha Y. Sivan

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Distributed Immersive Participation as Crowd-Sensing in Culture Events
Theo Kanter, Rahim Rahmani, Jamie Walters, Willmar Sauter

A Multi-faceted Approach to Anonymity Online: Examining the Relations between Anonymity and Antisocial Behavio
Rebecca Chui

Virtual Collaboration Spaces: Bringing Presence to Distributed Collaboration
Austin Tate, Jeffrey T. Hansberger, Stephen Potter, Gerhard Wickler

Virtually Friends: An Exploration of Friendship Claims and Expectations in Immersive Virtual Worlds
Brooke Foucault Welles, Tommy Rousse, Nick Merrill, Noshir Contractor

Using 3D Virtual Standardized Patients to Teach Motivational Interviewing
Margaret Czart

White Man’s Virtual World: A Systematic Content Analysis of Gender and Race in Massively Multiplayer Online Games
T. Franklin Waddell, James D. Ivory, Rommelyn Conde, Courtney Long, Rachel McDonnell

Enjoy your ride to the real world’s future as reflected in the current research of the virtual.

More from the JVWR

  • A call for reviewers: the JVWR submission system is always open to competent academicians & researchers to join us as members of the JVWR review team. Being a reviewer is a matter of prestige and achievement. The JVWR believes in the value and importance of the reviewers throughout the publication process. It is not only about bringing the individual paper to its best, but also about shaping the credibility and reputation of the journal as a leader in the evolving field of Virtual Worlds. If you are interested – join us a peer-reviewer of the JVWR. Please contact us by email to info@jvwresearch.org, send CV or a short resume and let us know what areas of interest you are able to review.
  • Check our website http://www.jvwresearch.orgfor our planned schedule of issues and activities. If you have an idea for a thematic issue, we will be happy to know about it.
  • You are invited to browse JVWR’s previous issues.
  • Subscribe to our mailing list (on the top left ofhttp://www.jvwresearch.org) to receive JVWR news and updates (no spam guaranteed).
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Looking forward to hearing your comments,


Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan

TheJVWR – The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

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