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Main Events:

Expo Tour

Skye Gears will conduct tours of the VCE Expo Pavilion and its PMESII related exhibits. These normally take place on Tuesdays at 12 noon Eastern Time, 9am Pacific Time. But please check the events calendar.

If the times arranged are not convenient please IM "Skye Gears" in world, or e-mail her at skye.gears@googlemail.com to make an appointment, or look out for her in OpenVCE events.

See here for more details of the Expo and its contents.

An exposition of projects, tools and resources relevant to the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) community. The initial Expo has a number of sections:

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Second LifeExpo Pavilion

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/180/23/

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Expo Tour Notes

Notes for tours of the Expo.

The Expo Tour is a regular opportunity to get together in Second Life and meet others involved in the the Virtual Collaboration Environment. It is particularly useful for new avatars to find their feed (and voice). You are encouraged to come along and join in.

The Expo is an exposition of projects, tools and resources relevant to the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) community. The initial Expo has a number of sections:

  • COMPOEX Program Tools and Models (Overview, Campaign Planning Tool, Option Exploration Tool, Modeling Tools, Model Library)
  • Other PMESII Tools and Programs (Simulex Reference World, Simulex Duality, SEAS-VIS, SecondChina)
  • "Helpful Organizations" - International Emergency and Crisis Response Organizations (ISCRAM, IAEM, MPAT, SAHANA)
  • Virtual Worlds Platforms and Organizations (Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds, US Nexus, Second Life, Opensim and Blue Mars)
  • Joint Futures Lab - Joint Operating Environment (JOE)

 

    A Short Introduction to the Expo Exhibition Building:
    skye.gears@googlemail.com

    Welcome to the OpenVCE Expo exhibition area. In this building we exhibit posters from different sites to give information on technologies and accomplishments on many Virtual World related projects.

    This information should show up in your default Internet browser, e.g. IE or Firefox. If not, for best viewing result, you can modify the Second Life option to choose to use an external Internet browser.

    To do so, select Edit/Preference; followed by choosing “Web”. Within that page, tick "Use external web browser (Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer)", followed by click "OK". This will set your default Second Life Internet browser to your normal browser.

    If you try again now and right click on any poster to see the relevant web site, the web content should now show correctly in your normal Internet browser.

    Have a great time browsing!!

    COMPOEX Programm Tools and Models - Notes

    A BAE Systems led project.

    Other PMESII Tools and Programs - Notes
    TBA
    Helpful Organizations - Notes
    TBA
    Virtual Worlds Platforms and Organizations - Notes
    TBA
    Joint Futures Lab Joint Operating Environment - Notes

DICE Project Events

DICE Events and Meetings

DICE Meeting 1

Date: Day of Week, Month dd, 2012 - hh:mm GMT
Point of Contact: Austin Tate
DICE Experimental Meeting 1
Meeting Time: TBA
Participants:
  • Jeff Hansberger (Jeff Reanimator)
  • Austin Tate (Ai Austin)
  • Chuck Kennedy (TBA)
  • Pat Gillich (TBA)
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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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Agenda

  1. Check setup of Second Life Viewers, text chat, Instant Messaging and Headsets for Voice
  2. Show short presentation
  3. Check video setup
  4. Plan next productive meeting

Getting Started

ISCRAM Events

AI for Crisis Response: Our Research Interests (Meeting 3)

Date: 
2010-11-15 15:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Before the Meeting

Technical Points

  • Meeting location will be in the OpenVCE area in Second Life, as before. For technical support and assistance (if needed) contact: Gerhard Wickler (avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow). 
  •  
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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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  • If you have not used SL before, see http://openvce.net/slchecks 
  • Tweet with hash tag #AI4CR and, if meeting in the OpenVCE 3D Virtual meeting spaces, also use #openvce

Meeting Agenda

  • Presentations of areas of expertise and research interests
  • Next steps

Minutes

(to be completed after the meeting)

Pictures

from the second meeting:

 

ISCRAM AI for Crisis Response - Meeting 1

Date: 
2010-10-21 14:00 - 16:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

 

Agenda

  • 14:00 BST Meeting
    • Why an "AI for Crisis Response" Group?
    • The OpenVCE project
    • Looking for Funding: EU FP7
    • Next Steps
  • 16:00 BST Finish
  • Tweet with #openvce
  • Doodle Poll for date of Next Meeting: http://doodle.com/9x25urhyegrrr6v9
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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Attendees:

  • Gerhard Wickler (avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow)
  • Austin Tate (avatar: Ai Austin)
  • (avatar: Fiona Traversty)
  • (avatar: Al Omorfi)
  • (avatar: jdokas Voix)
  • Preparation
    Technical support and assistance if needed from: Gerhard Wickler (avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow).
    In preparation for this meeting you should get set up. Chances are, you will not be able to install the software 15 minutes before the meeting and participate without problems. Here is things you need to be able to do:
  • teleport to the meeting room in SL
  • move your avatar around (incl. sitting down)
  • communicate with others using voice/text chat (use a headset to avoid echo from open mics)
  • move the "camera position" independent of the avatar
  • see slides (and video) on the screen in the meeting room

For more help see http://openvce.net/slchecks

ISCRAM AI for Crisis Response - Meeting 2

Date: 
2010-11-03 14:00 - 15:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Agenda

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

teleport

Preparation

    Technical support and assistance if needed from: Gerhard Wickler (avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow).
    In preparation for this meeting you should get set up. Chances are, you will not be able to install the software 15 minutes before the meeting and participate without problems. Here is things you need to be able to do:
  • teleport to the meeting room in SL
  • move your avatar around (incl. sitting down)
  • communicate with others using voice/text chat (use a headset to avoid echo from open mics)
  • move the "camera position" independent of the avatar
  • see slides (and video) on the screen in the meeting room

For more help see http://openvce.net/slchecks

Meeting Minutes

The discussion was largely about EU FP7 options.

  • We agreed that the Security call deadline is too close, and will not try to put together a submission.
  • The ICT call with its mid-January deadline is more realistic, but the Cognitive Science and Robotics theme might not be very suitable. In fact none of the call topics is an obvious fit.
  • A COST action is still desirable and should try that one. Next collection date is March 2010, and it takes about 3 pages of technical poroposal in the first instance. So it's not urgent. Also, this does not fund research.
  • FET Open could be our best option. Submission is anytime, but next round of proposals will be evaluated end of November (tight!) or May 2011. It takes about 6 pages for the first stage, which we might be able to put together quickly.

The discussion then moved on to next steps (actions):

  • We need to get to know each others areas of expertise and research interests better. Gerhard and Stephen will set up on OpenVCE on which everybody should add some information about their area of expertise and research interests.
  • We will meet again in SL. Gerhard will create another doodle poll for next week.
  • At the next meeting we (each) will give short (5-10 minutes) presentations about our area of expertise / research interests.
  • This bottom up approach could be complemented with a top down approach where we try to come up with a unifying theme (a project idea) into which we could fit what we do: AI for Crisis Response!

Another topic that was briefly discussed was the size of this group. A few more people would not hurt, but it is probably too early for open invitation on mailing lists. But if anybody knows of individuals who might be interested, we should invite them to come along.

SL seems to work well so far.

KSCO Events

Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations 2010

Date: 
2010-09-21 17:00 - 2010-09-23 22:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Details at http://ksco.info/ksco-2010.html

Information Sharing among Coalition Partners: Opportunities and Challenges 2011

Date: 
2011-06-28 12:00 - 2011-06-30 12:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

There will be a workshop on "Information Sharing among Coalition Partners: Opportunities and Challenges" on June 28-30, 2011 in Fontainebleau, France. 

A number of members of the KSCO community will take part. A briefing on the KSCO Community and its activities is available at

Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations 2012

Date: 
2012-02-15 01:00 - 2012-02-17 12:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Jitu

15-17 February 2012 - Pensacola, Florida

KSCO-2012 will be a two and a half day meeting to be held at IHMC, Pensacola, Florida from 9am on Wednesday 15th February to lunch time on Friday 17th February 2012.

The conference information on this page will also be accessible via the normal conference web URL of http://ksco.info/ksco-2012.html

  • Submission deadline: 30 November 2011
  • Acceptance notification: 6 January 2012
  • Final Papers deadline: 3 February 2012
Organizers:
  • Conference Chair: Dr. Jitu Patel, Dstl, UK
  • Program Chair: Dr. James Lawton, EOARD, London for USAF, USA
  • Local Chair: Dr. Niranjan Suri, IHMC, Florida, USA
  • Other Conference Committee Members:
    • Dr. Liz Bowman, ARL, USA
    • Dr. Jeff Bradshaw, IHMC, Florida, USA
    • Dr. Adel Guitouni, DRDC, Canada
    • Mr. Justin Henley, Dstl, UK
    • Mr. Don Sofge, NRL, USA
    • Prof. Austin Tate, AIAI, University of Edinburgh, UK

The main social event of the conference is planned for Thursday evening, 16th February.

It is possible that related meetings on TTCP and other project groups will be held before and .orimmediately after KSCO-2012.

Please note that the 2012 Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade is on Saturday 18th February 2012, and some attendees may wish to stay on for that.

IEEE Intelligent Sysetms KSCO Special Issue Papers Submission Deadline

Best papers from KSCO-2012 alongside other submissions will be included in a Special Issue on Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations of IEEE Intelligent Systems in early 2013.

Key Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 1 May 2012
  • Acceptance notification: 2 Oct 2012
  • Final papers deadline: 1 Nov 2012
  • Ship to printer: Mid January 2013

For more details see http://ksco.info/ieee-is-ksco-2013.html.

OpenVCE Project MEETS

OpenVCE Project Meetings

OpenVCE MEET-1

Date: 
2009-05-19 14:30 - 16:30 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Current Status: MEET-1 now concluded.

After Event Recorded Media

Replay media is available here (Authorised users will have the username and password required, or ask Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk>)

MEET-1 MEET-1 MEET-1 MEET-1


Date: Tuesday 19th May 2009 - 09:30-11:30 EDT (GMT-4), 14:30-16:30 BST (GMT+1)

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/190/23/

http://tr.im/iroom

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Event Web Page: This page is http://tr.im/openvcemeet1
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Date and Time: Tuesday 19th May, 2009, 09:30 to 11:30 EDT (GMT-4)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to discuss initial VCE functionality and the platforms being explored to provide them. Use of VCE-0 Interim Virtual Collaboration facility on Virtual University of Edinburgh for a meeting on a topic of interest to the community.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting, SL Voice, Quicktime Screencasts, Twitter status updates
Attendance: By invitation
Event Organizer: Austin Tate < a.tate@ed.ac.uk>
Quicktime Video: http://media.aiai.ed.ac.uk:554/openvce.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Event Status: Twitter Tag: #openvce

Single Page with Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Twitter Status, etc.

in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.

 

Confirmed Attendees:

  • Tim Bacon (USJFCOM J9), avatar: BaconBit Jupiter
  • Jessica Chen-Burger (AIAI), avatar: Skye Gears [role: event assistant]
  • Jeff Dalton (AIAI), avatar: JeffD Arida
  • David Fliesen (USJFCOM J5), avatar: Joey Aboma
  • Randy Garrett (USJFCOM Joint Futures Lab), avatar: Randy Seerose
  • Jeff Hansberger (USJFCOM J9, ARL/HRED), avatar: Jeff Reanimator
  • Frank Kunkel (CMU), avatar: Sparky Silverfall
  • Stephen Potter (AIAI), avatar: SP Pizzicato
  • Austin Tate (AIAI), avatar: Ai Austin [role: meeting organizer and chairman]
  • Derek Wheeler (USJFCOM Joint Futures Lab), avatar: Derek Neutron
  • Gerhard Wickler (AIAI), avatar: Gerhard Tomorrow

Attendees if Second Life Installation Permits:

  • Pam Burton (USJFCOM J9, ARL), avatar: Keg Runner
  • Debbie Patton (USJFCOM J9, ARL/HRED), avatar: Karma Luckstone

Other Invitees:

  • Kathleen Carley (CMU), avatar: TBC
  • David Richardson (AIAI), avatar: Davie Munro

Using After-Event Content (where feasible):

  • Rob Cross (University of Virginia), avatar: TBC
  • Brian Moon (Perigean Technologies), avatar: PerigeanTechnologies Low

To coincide with visit of Tim Bacon to AIAI, Edinburgh. 0:30 allowed beforehand for event reception and avatar assistance via Skye Gears. 0:30 allowed afterwards for a lessons learned discussion with Jeff Hansberger and Tim Bacon.


Agenda:

Topic: Given current thoughts on likely WoSCR user VCE requirements and the functionality we may be able to provide in a Second Life based VCE, does RRR IWS have a part to play?

9:00am EDT - Event reception. Event space available, please check your setup (see http://tr.im/slchecks) and ask Skye Gears if you need any assistance. The meeting will use SL voice, augmented by text chat where needed and for exchange of URLs, etc.

9:30am EDT - Start of Meeting. Introductions by each participant - All

9:45am EDT - Aims of WoSCR Program and VCE Project - Tim Bacon and Jeff Hansberger

See WoSCR Program Concept Map as a resource for the introduction.

10:00am EDT - VCE Functions and Platforms - Austin Tate

 

See table of functions and platforms as a basis for the discussion.

  1. Social network element functionality - summary
  2. Virtual world element functionality - summary
  3. Likely requirements of the WoSCR community

10:30am EDT - Short break after which discussions continue - All

  1. Current platforms and functionality in use in VCE-0
  2. Does RRR IWS offer unique functionality in the mix?

11:30am EDT - Finish of Meeting

After event off-line discussions with Tim Bacon and Edinburgh team members. After-event discussion with Jeff Hansberger will be on a a later day.

Experiments to record the video, audio and chat logs of the meeting will be made using a number of methods.

 

OpenVCE MEET-2

Date: 
2009-06-17 14:30 - 16:00 +01:00

Date: Wednesday 17th June 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1) - Event Finished

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/190/23/

http://tr.im/iroom

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Event Web Page: http://tr.im/openvcemeet2 or http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet2
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear an early version of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Date and Time: Wednesday 17th June 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to test technical facilities.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting, SL Voice, Quicktime Screencasts, Wirecast Desktop Presenter, Twitter status updates
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer and Security Officer: Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> /Ai Austin <ai.ai.austin@googlemail.com>; Meeting Assistant: Skye Gears <skye.gears@googlemail.com>
Quicktime Video: http://media.aiai.ed.ac.uk:554/openvce.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Event Status: Twitter Tag: #openvce

Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Chat and Status

in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.

 

Agenda (Times here in EDT)

9:30am EDT  Event reception and SL Checks, coffee available, Screencast of VCE-0 live

10:00am EDT Aim of meeting and orientation (Austin Tate)

10:15am EDT Test of Screencast of Cmaps/TheBrain from AIAI (Austin tate and Stephen Potter)

10:30am EDT Test of Screencast from browser/Cmaps/TheBrain from US  (Brian Moon if firewalls allow)

10:45am EDT Check on Backup Modality 1 (http://openvce.net/3d-space-alt)

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-0 facility
  • Drupal web portal, event setup, event overview page from template, etc.
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • I-Tag on avatar in SL showing RL user name and org.
  • Twitter status feed.
  • I-X I-Room helper to note meeting items, issues, etc
  • 3D Space Alt video fed, Twitter status and I-Chat chat linkup from RL <-> SL VCE-0 space
  • Harmonie Web Adobe Connect Meeting Room

Invitees:

  • Brian Moon, Perigean Technologies [Confirmed] [PerigeanTechnologies Lowbeam]
  • Austin Tate, AIAI [Confirmed] [Ai Austin]
  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI [Confirmed] [Gerhard Tomorrow]
  • Stephen Potter, AIAI [Confirmed] [SP Pizzicato]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [Confirmed] [JeffD Arida]
  • Jessica Chen-Burger, AIAI [Confirmed] [role as Skye Gears]
  • Debbie Patton [TBC] [Karma Luckstone]
  • Pam Burton [Confirmed] [Keg Runner]

 

  • If available:
    • Jeff Hansberger [May attend part] [Jeff Reanimator]
    • David Fliesen [Cannot attend] [Joey Aboma]
    • Rob Cross [Cannot attend]

 

Minutes of meeting

Hold-meeting MEET-2

Start-meeting MEET-2

Introduce-participants MEET-2

Welcomes to Brian and Pam

Note-apologies MEET-2

Agree-end-time MEET-2

Address-action-items MEET-2

Address-agenda-items MEET-2

Present aim of meeting and orientation

purpose of meeting is to check various meeting technologies

using 1280x720 Wirecast resolution

Test screencasts of Cmaps/TheBrain

Test screencast of Cmaps/The Brain from AIAI

Austin showed screencast of Cmaps running at UoE

Mouse does not show through screencast

screencast has lag of around 10s

will try HarmonieWeb ' s screencasting next meeting

Test screencast of browser/Cmaps/The Brain from US

Delay in screencasting is 11 seconds or so

size of maps may be a problem with screencasting

lag may also hamper interactions

mouse is now visible

typically have 1 person engaging with subject (s) and 1 driving tools

Virtual technology introduces ' challenges ' for existing methodology

SP - check Henrick ' s solution to lag problem

needs some thought about how virtual world can best be exploited for Cmaps , eg compared to Skype

also depends on purpose: personal elicitation vs audience

needs trial concept-mapping sessions

possible trial based on PMESII tools

protocols useful/necessary

reducing delay to ~3s would be desireable

perhaps use port 80/HTTP route for Cmaps

Action on S P: try HTML scripts with Brian

Cmaps can run in synchronous editing mode

Austin demonstrated shared editing facilities , but no-one else saw!

delays perhaps not too significant

Test back-up modality 1

JeffD , Gerhard asked to leave SL for modality test , go to openvce.net and use backup routes

JeffD able to use chat applet

Austin demonstrated twitter feeds

No sound on openvce.sdp channel

Gerhard able to use external chat

twitter status and video overlap on backup screen - layout may need some work

scrollbars around chat tool need work

Discuss-any-other-business MEET-2

Next meeting Tues 23/06

Finish-meeting MEET-2

Date-next-meeting MEET-2

Close-meeting MEET-2

OpenVCE MEET-3

Date: 
2009-06-23 14:30 - 16:00 +01:00

Tuesday 23rd June 2009 14:30 BST (GMT+1)/09:30 EDT (GMT-4)

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/190/23/

http://tr.im/iroom

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Event Web Page: http://tr.im/openvcemeet3 or http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet3
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear version 2 of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Date and Time: Tuesday 23rd June 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to test technical facilities.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting, SL Voice, Quicktime Screencasts, Wirecast Desktop Presenter, Twitter status updates, harmonie Web Adobe Connect
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer and Security Officer: Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> /Ai Austin <ai.ai.austin@googlemail.com>; Meeting Assistant: Skye Gears <skye.gears@googlemail.com>
Quicktime Video: http://media.aiai.ed.ac.uk:554/openvce.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Event Status: Twitter Tag: #openvce

Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Chat and Status

in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.

Agenda (Times here are EDT)

9:30am   EDT Event reception and SL Checks, coffee available, Screencast of VCE-0 live

10:00am EDT Harmonie Web capabilities overview - David Fliesen

                      Screencast of Harmonie Web portal into SL by Austin Tate

10:30am EDT Test of Screencast via Adobe Connect from Austin Tate

10:45am EDT Check on Backup Modality 2 (Harmonie Web Adobe Connect initiated by Austin Tate to attendees via URL)

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-0 facility
  • Drupal web portal, event setup, event overview page from template, etc.
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • I-Tag on avatar in SL [version 2 - showing RL user name and organization, automatically completed from OpenVCE.net data about registed and validated avatars through their UUID]
  • Twitter status feed
  • Harmonie Web and Adobe Connect Meeting Space

Invitees:

  • David Fliesen [Confirmed]
  • Austin Tate, AIAI [Confirmed]
  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI
  • Stephen Potter, AIAI [Not available]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [Confrmed]
  • Jessica Chen-Burger, AIAI (Skye Gears) [Confirmed]
  • If available:
    • Tim Bacon
    • Jeff Hansberger
    • Brian Moon
    • Rob Cross
    • Debie Patton
    • Pam Burton

OpenVCE MEET-4

Date: 
2009-06-30 14:30 - 15:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Tuesday 30th June 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)

 

Meeting Replay - Recorded in Harmonie Web Adobe Connect with later extractions and transcriptions:

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

teleport
Event Web Page: http://tr.im/openvcemeet4 or http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet4
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear version 3 of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Date and Time: Tuesday 30th June 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to test technical facilities. Text chat-based meeting to explore link between OpenVCE.net and Harmonie Web Adobe Connect for screen sharing and as backup modality for 3D Space virtual worlds meetings.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting using text chat primarily, Twitter status updates, Harmonie Web Abobe Connect (guest access is sufficient, download of addin not required)
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer and Security Officer: Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> /Ai Austin <ai.ai.austin@googlemail.com>; Meeting Assistant: Skye Gears <skye.gears@googlemail.com>
Quicktime Video: Not needed for this meeting. But relay will be available at http://media.aiai.ed.ac.uk:554/openvce.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Event Status: Twitter Tag: #openvce

 

Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Chat and Status

in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you (Requires port 554 for RTSP)

 

Agenda (Times here are EDT)

9:30am   EDT Event reception and SL Checks, coffee available

10:00am EDT Harmonie Web Adobe Connect screen sharing tests (Harmonie Web Adobe Connect initiated by Austin Tate to attendees via URL: http://tr.im/adobehw or https://adobe.harmonieweb.org/openvce ) - Austin Tate

10:30am EDT Tests to bring SL 3D Space sound into Adobe Connect sharing - Austin Tate & Stephen Potter

10:45am EDT Tests to change presenter to anther person logged in as guest - Austin Tate & Stephen Potter

11:00am EDT End of Meeting

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-0 facility
  • Drupal web portal, event setup, event overview page from template, etc.
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • I-Tag on avatar in SL [version 3 - showing RL user name and organization, automatically completed if possible from OpenVCE.net data about registered and validated avatars through their UUID, other wise option to manually specify in-world]
  • Twitter status feed
  • Harmonie Web and Adobe Connect Meeting Space Screen Sharing. audio loopback.

Invitees:

  • Austin Tate, AIAI [Ai Austin] [Confirmed]
  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI [Gerhard Tomorrow] [Not available]
  • Stephen Potter, AIAI [SP Pizzicato]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [JeffD Arida]
  • Jessica Chen-Burger, AIAI  [role as Skye Gears]
  • If available:
    • Jeff Hansberger, USJFCOM/J9 [Jeff Reanimator]
    • Tim Bacon, USJFCOM/J9 [BaconBit Jupiter]
    • Brian Moon, Perigean Technologies [PerigeanTechnologies Lowbeam]
    • Rob Cross, University of Virginiia [RLC Absent]
    • David Fliesen, USJFCOM/J5 [Joey Aboma]
    • Debbie Patton, USJFCOM/J9 [Karma Luckstone]
    • Pam Burton, USJFCOM/J9 [Keg Runner]

OpenVCE MEET-5

Date: 
2009-07-08 14:30 - 16:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Wednesday 8th July 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Event Web Page: http://tr.im/openvcemeet5 or http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet5
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear version 3 of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Date and Time: Wednesday 8th July 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to discuss VCE Limited Objective Experiment (LOW) scenario choice.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting using SL voice primarily, Twitter status updates
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer Gerhard Wickler <g.wickler@ed.ac.uk>, Security Officer: Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> /Ai Austin <ai.ai.austin@googlemail.com>; Meeting Assistant: Skye Gears <skye.gears@googlemail.com>
Quicktime Video: Relay will be available at http://media.aiai.ed.ac.uk:554/openvce.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Twitter Status: Twitter tag #openvce

Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Chat and Status

in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you (Requires port 554 for RTSP)

 

Agenda (Times here are EDT)

9:30am   EDT Event reception and SL Checks, coffee available

10:00am EDT Discussion on VCE-LOW Scenarios

11:00am EDT End of Meeting

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-1 I-Zone facility
  • Drupal web portal, event setup, event overview page from template, etc.
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • Twitter status feed
  • 3D-Space-Alt event backup using QTSS

Invitees:

  • Austin Tate, AIAI [Ai Austin] [Confirmed]
  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI [Gerhard Tomorrow] [Confirmed]
  • Stephen Potter, AIAI [SP Pizzicato]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [JeffD Arida]
  • Jessica Chen-Burger, AIAI  [role as Skye Gears]
  • If available:
    • Jeff Hansberger, USJFCOM/J9 [Jeff Reanimator]

 

OpenVCE MEET-6

Date: 
2009-07-16 15:00 - 16:00 +01:00

Thursday 16th July 2009 10:00 EDT (GMT-4)/15:00 BST (GMT+1)

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Event Web Page: http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet6
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear version 3 of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Date and Time: Thursday 16th July 2009 10:00 EDT (GMT-4)/15:00 BST (GMT+1)
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to discuss VCE Limited Objective Experiment (LOW) scenario choice.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting using SL voice primarily, Twitter status updates
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer Gerhard Wickler <g.wickler@ed.ac.uk>
Quicktime Video: n/a
Twitter Status: Twitter tag #openvce

 

Agenda (Times here are EDT)

 

10:00am EDT Discussion on VCE-LOE Scenarios

11:00am EDT End of Meeting

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-1 I-Zone facility
  • Drupal web portal, event setup, event overview page from template, etc.
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • Twitter status feed
  • 3D-Space-Alt event backup using QTSS

Invitees:

  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI [Gerhard Tomorrow] [Confirmed]
  • Jeff Hansberger, USJFCOM/J9 [Jeff Reanimator]
  • Stephen Potter, AIAI [SP Pizzicato]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [JeffD Arida]

 

OpenVCE MEET-7

Date: 
2009-08-04 14:30 +01:00

Tuesday 4th August 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1) [Event Completed]

Summary table to be developed... http://openvce.net/platforms-and-facilities

Discussion forum is on Ning... http://openvce.ning.com/forum/topics/alternative-platforms-and

 

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Event Web Page: http://openvce.net/event-openvce-meet7
Type: Virtual World Round Table Discussion
Name Use: Real names - avatar can wear version 3 of I-Tag available at event reception if you wish
Description:

Workshop for OpenVCE Team, WoSCR Program Managers and Key Collaborators to discuss use of Ning and other platforms beyond Drupal and Second Life.

Modalities: Second Life Meeting using SL voice primarily.
Attendance: By invitation
Event Oficers: Organizer Austin Tate a.tate@ed.ac.uk, Security Officer: Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> /Ai Austin <ai.ai.austin@googlemail.com>; Meeting Assistant: Skye Gears <skye.gears@googlemail.com>
Backup Access: None planned for this event unless requested by participants. Could use HarmonieWeb Adobe Connect (login as Guest) and I-Say Chat on http://openvce.net/3d-space-hw
Twitter Status: Twitter tag #openvce

 

Agenda (Times here are EDT)

09:30am  EDT Event reception and SL Checks, coffee available

09:35am EDT Discussion on Use of Ning and other platforms.

11:00am EDT End of Meeting

Technology to use:

  • OpenVCE VCE-1 I-Zone facility
  • Drupal web portal and event setup
  • Drupal RL <-> SL personalities linkup
  • Ning social networking site
  • Twitter status feed

Invitees:

  • Austin Tate, AIAI [Ai Austin] [Confirmed]
  • Gerhard Wickler, AIAI [Gerhard Tomorrow] [Confirmed]Stephen Potter, AIAI [SP Pizzicato] [Confirmed]
  • Jeff Dalton, AIAI [JeffD Arida] [Confirmed]
  • Jessica Chen-Burger, AIAI  [role as Skye Gears] [Confirmed]
  • Jeff Hansberger, USJFCOM/J9 [Jeff Reanimator] [Confirmed]
  • Also invited if available:
    • David Fliesen, USJFCOM/JFL [Joey Aboma] [Not available]
    • Nick Wilson, Clever Zebra [57 Miles] [Not available]

 

OpenVCE MEET-8

Date: 
2009-08-27 14:40 - 15:40 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Thursday 27th August 2009 09:40 EDT (GMT-4)/14:40 BST (GMT+1)

See discussion at http://openvce.net/platforms-and-facilities

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger and OpenVCE.net team on social networking facilities in OpenVCE.net, and recent experience with Ning and Drupal.

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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-9

Date: 
2009-09-03 14:30 - 15:30 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Thursday 3rd September 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)

See discussion at http://openvce.net/openvce-envisioned-site and http://openvce.net/platforms-and-facilities

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger and OpenVCE.net team on collaboration portal facilities in OpenVCE.net.

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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 Image provided by Jeff Hansbergher on 3-Sep-2009 as concept for Collaboration Portal front page:

OpenVCE MEET-10

Date: 
2009-09-09 13:30 - 14:30 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Wednesday 9th September 2009 08:30 EDT (GMT-4)/13:30 BST (GMT+1)

See forum on this topic at http://openvce.net/vce-protocol

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Brian Moon, Rob Cross, Kathleen Carley and Frank Kunkel (if available) and the OpenVCE.net team on virtual collaboration protocol.

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Additional Resources:

Brian Moon Created Cmaps (username and password provided in e-mail already to permitted users):

OpenVCE MEET-11

Date: 
2009-09-29 14:45 - 15:45 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Tuesday 29th September 2009 09:45 EDT (GMT-4)/14:45 BST (GMT+1)

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger and the OpenVCE.net team. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the experiments that will be run from November and the scenario that will be used for these.

See resources at: http://openvce.net/h1n1

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-12

Date: 
2009-10-05 15:00 - 15:30 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger and the OpenVCE.net team. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the experiments that will be run from November and the scenario that will be used for these.

See resources at: http://openvce.net/h1n1

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-13

Date: 
2009-10-09 14:30 - 15:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Friday 9th October 2009 09:30 EDT (GMT-4)/14:30 BST (GMT+1)

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Frank Kunkel and the OpenVCE.net team on integration of CMU catalyst data base content and OpenVCE.net collaboration portal

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-14

Date: 
2009-10-22 15:00 - 16:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the experiments that will be run from November and the scenario that will be used for these.

Meeting time: 10am - 11am EDT / 3pm to 4pm BST

See resources at: http://openvce.net/wiki/H1N1

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-15

Date: 
2009-11-13 15:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Leslie Fuentes, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the experiments that will be run from December and the scenario that will be used for these.

Meeting time: 10am - 11am EST / 3pm to 4pm GMT

See resources at: http://openvce.net/wiki/H1N1

See discussion forum at: http://openvce.net/vcee-discussion

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-16

Date: 
2009-11-20 15:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Leslie Fuentes, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the experiments that will be run from December and the scenario that will be used for these.

Meeting time: 10am - 11am EST / 3pm to 4pm GMT

See resources at: http://openvce.net/wiki/H1N1

See discussion forum at: http://openvce.net/vcee-discussion

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-17

Date: 
2010-01-08 11:00 - 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Rob Cross, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the Virtual Collaboration Protocol, OpenVCE.net technical facilities support to it, and do a run through, in accelerated fashion, of a case.

Meeting time: 6am - 12 noon EST / 11am to 5pm GMT

See discussion forums at: http://openvce.net/vce-protocol and http://openvce.net/Expt_Case_0_H1N1_Forum

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-18

Date: 
2010-01-14 14:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Rob Cross, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the Virtual Collaboration Protocol and the associated OpenVCE.net technical facilities support to it

Meeting time: 9am - 11 noon EST / 2pm to 4pm GMT

See discussion forums at: http://openvce.net/vce-protocol

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-19

Date: 
2010-01-20 16:00 - 17:30 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Discussion between Jeff Hansberger, Rob Cross, Brian Moon and the OpenVCE.net team in Edinburgh. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the Virtual Collaboration Protocol and the associated OpenVCE.net technical facilities support to it for VCEE-1.

Meeting time: 11am - 12:30pm EST / 4pm to 5:30pm GMT

See discussion forums at: http://openvce.net/vce-protocol

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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OpenVCE MEET-20

Date: 
2010-02-04 14:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Discussion of VCEE-1, lessons learned and issues addressable by time of VCEE-2

Meeting time: 9am - 11am EST / 2pm to 4pm GMT

See also VCEE-1 information at http://tr.im/vcee1

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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Agenda

VCEE-1

  1. Observations, issues, etc.
  2. Experimental data extraction, and proposed analysis and by who.

VCEE-2

  1. Confirm roles of Team A and B in VCEE-2 Is expt to compare VCP with non-VCP (as VCEE-1) or whole VCE web portal/3d space/protocol with non-use of these?
  2. Scenario, what gets passed when and whether there will be scenario./event updates as we go along, and how the teams ask (Jeff H and/or Gerhard) for information they would normally expect to be accessible to them from peers and other authorities (white cell like)
  3. Should be so more SL checks fo participants (especially new ones joining his time)? based on http://openvce.net/slchecks
  4. Should we do a quick run through for team A of them using the protocol through all three phases on Friday 19th Feb? How long would it take if so? based on http://openvce.net/izone-quickstart
  5. What changes do GW and SP propose to make to the web portal, 3D space or protocol support for VCEE-2?

 

OpenVCE MEET-21

Date: 
2010-02-11 14:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Plans for VCEE-2.

Meeting time: 9am - 11am EST / 2pm to 4pm GMT

See also VCEE-2 information at http://tr.im/vcee2

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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Agenda

TBD

 

OpenVCE MEET-22

Date: 
2010-02-18 13:00 - 14:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Plans for VCEE-2.

Meeting time: 9am - 10am EST / 1pm to 2pm GMT

See also VCEE-2 information at http://tr.im/vcee2

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

http://tr.im/izone

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Agenda

TBD

 

SIRIUS Project Events

Events related to the SIRIUS Project

VATAR - Virtual Avatar Training and Recreation

The Virtual Avatar Training and Recreation programme (VATAR) is a regular opportunity to get together in Second Life and meet others involved in the the Virtual Collaboration Environment. There are regular sessions where you can meet other people from across the community who are involved in Virtual Worlds and discuss what they are doing, ask for hints and tips and learn new skills. You are encouraged to come along, join in and share.

Gain experience with your avatar in fun sessions:

And rather more serious tutorials to help you get theost out of attending events in the 3D space:

And then, when you feel you are ready, try the VATAR Ultimate Challenge Course.

This programme is based on the Virtual University of Edinburgh's VATAR programme, which you can see described here.

Date Event Type URL Launcher
29-Oct-2009 09:00 EDT Scuba Diving

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/240/110/22/

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Open Challenge Ultimate Challenge http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/128/22/ Teleport

 


 

Previous VATAR Events

Date Event Type URL Attendees
24-Sep-2009 09:00 EDT

Skydiving

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/193/81/45/ 3 attendees
3-Sep-2009 09:00 EDT Voice http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/193/81/45/ 7 attendees
27-Aug-2009 09:00 EDT Scuba Diving

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/240/110/22/

4 attendees
20-Aug-2009 09:00 EDT

Skydiving

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/193/81/45/ 4 attendees

 

VATAR - Skydive

Join the OpenVCE.net team and come Skydiving on VCE, and use the experience to:

  • get used to your avatar
  • text chat to others
  • open boxes and get inventory
  • wear attachments

We will only use text chat, not voice for this event.

Free chutes, or purchase Cubey Terra sports chutes and jump trackers, on VCE Hill Top.

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

VCE Hill Top

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/193/81/45/

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VATAR - Scuba Dive

 

Join the OpenVCE.net team and come Scuba Diving on VCE, and use the experience to:

  • get used to your avatar
  • text chat to others
  • open boxes and get inventory
  • wear attachments

We will only use text chat, not voice for this event.

Free scuba gear on VCE, thanks to Tai Clifford, Reisekaufmann Zehetbauer of Taucher-Ausruestung TrendTown Travel and The Guided Tour Company.

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

VCE Dive Trench

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/240/110/22/

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VATAR - Ice Skating

Preparation of an Ice Skating VATAR event.  Notes here.

Ice Skating Rink

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=1001236

On Frozen Pond Ice Skating Kit - by Henredon - Creator Holly Klaxon - L$750

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=1049124

Sample clothing and animations: Tanya Matahari

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Toussaint/186/41/22

https://www.xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=Marketplace&file=item&ItemID=486569

VATAR - Avatar Apperance in Second Life

Learn how to:

  • Adjust your look in Second Life.
  • Saving customiszed outfits.
  • Permisisons and what you can and cannot change.

VATAR - Building in Second Life

Learn how to build and texture 3D objects in Second Life:

  • Basic 3D Shapes
  • Linking simple objects to form more complex objects
  • Texturing
  • Object Contents
  • Object Programming - Understand that objects can be animated and programmed to respond using "Linden Scripting Language" (LSL)

 

     

VATAR - Inventory Management in Second Life

Learn how to manage your inventory:

  • Standard folders
  • Lost and Found (for items auto-returned from in-world)
  • Search for and highlight items by typing in the top search bar
  • Finding all "worn" items (body parts, clothing and attachments)
  • Making your own folders to organize your inventory
  • Create folders with copies of clothing and avatar attachments to easily change outfits and equipment

 

VATAR - Voice in Second Life

Join the OpenVCE.net team and test out Second Life Voice (VoIP) on VCE, and use the experience to:

  • get used to your avatar
  • check you have SL voice set up
  • understand 3D spatialized voice
  • understand point to point voice
  • understand group voice
  • understand voice gestures (activate speech gestures)
  • test avatar lip sync (ctrl/alt/d for Advanced menu, then -> character -> enable lip sync.)
  • learn about typical issues with firewalls
VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life

VCE Hill Top

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/193/81/45/

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More Help

VATAR - Ultimate Challenge

Coming soon... the ultimate trial of your ability to manipulate and use your avatar in Second Life. You will need a lot of skills, though we hope other VATAR sessions will have prepared you well.  But you will also be up against the clock!  But if you can complete the challenge in the set time, and can make the required report with images at the end, then your reward will be an official personalized "OpenVCE.net Ultimate Challenge Completion Certificate" which you can put on your CV.  You will also be added if you wish to the OpenVCE.net Ultimate Challenge Hall of Fame here. 

But this will not be easy... you have one hour maximum to complete this course...

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life Central Plaza http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/128/22/ Teleport
  1. Start at the VCE Central Plaza, and send a tweet via Twitter with the in-world twitter HUD or otherwise and using hash tag #openvce to say you are starting. [Image 1 required - Ctrl+' in SL Viewer]
  2. Make your way to the Dive Trench, and use one of the submarine vehicles, or for the advanced not afraid to get wet (and to gain time) the (provided) scuba gear to go along the Dive Trench.  A code you will see as you travel along there will be required later. [Image 2 Required]
  3. Emerge at the West end of the Dive Trench and go quickly to the North of the JOE GeoDome. You can use the Map to quickly get your sense of direction. http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/32/64/22
  4. Teleport from there up to the "Sky Launch Platform".  You will need the code from the Dive Trench (it alters frequently) to access this teleport location. Make sure you pick up and wear a parachute (provided) if you do not already have one.  [Image 3 required]
  5. Launch up and you will automatically be released [Image 3 required]
  6. Skydive down, watching out for the JOE Virtual Reality Rooms in the sky as you come down, and return as quickly as you can to the Central Plaza.
  7. Make a blog entry on OpenVCE. net to report in, and attach the 3 images required as thumbnails.
  8. Send a tweet via Twitter using hash tag #openvce to say you have finished and providing the URL of the Blog report you made. Send a message via the "Contact us" link on http://openvce.net giving the URL of your blog report, and how long you took.
  9. Send a tweet via Twitter using hash tag #openvce to say you have finished and providing the URL of the Blog report you made.

 

WoSCR Events

WoSCR Event List

OpenVCE Workshop & Experiment Summary

Virtual Iterative Workshop Series (VIWS-1)

Status: Completed [Workshop Web Page and After Event Materials]
Title: Introduction
Date: September 28, 2009
Duration: 2 hours (no travel required)
Purpose:  Initiate interactions with a small subset of the whole of society crisis response (WoSCR) community and introduce the project efforts. The event will be hosted in the 3D environment and be limited to no more than 80 attendees. The topics to be presented will be:

  • Overview of WoSCR program and projects
  • Progress with WoSCR community network
  • Progress with Virtual Collaboration Environment
  • Future plans and scenario driven experiments
  • Invitation to view Expo Center (WoSCR Expo Pavilion Tour)

Virtual Iterative Workshop Series (VIWS-2)
Status: Completed [Workshop Web Page and After Event Materials]
Title: Collaboration Capabilities
Date: October 15, 2009
Duration: 2 hours (no travel required)
Purpose: Introduction of the collaborative capabilities developed to-date and the elicitation of feedback from the community regarding their collaboration needs and desires. The event will be hosted in the 3D environment and be limited to no more than 80 attendees. The topics to be presented and discussed will be:

  • Introduction of the capabilities built to-date (10 minute intro/40 minute core/10 minute break)
    • Collaboration work flow (general)
    • Asynchronous collaboration - Collaborative portal (CP)
    • Synchronous collaboration – 3D environment
  • Open discussion and feedback on community collaboration needs and desires (50 minutes w/10 minutes for next steps)
    • Day-to-day collaboration & awareness
    • Focused crisis response planning and action

Virtual Iterative Workshop Series (VIWS-3)
Status: Completed [Workshop Web Page and After Event Materials]
Title: H1N1 Crisis Content
Date: October 28, 2009
Duration: 2 hours (no travel required)
Purpose: Preparation for the upcoming scenario driven experiment series on a H1N1 outbreak. The presentation of related resources and data will be presented to the community in order to obtain feedback on what is useful and desirable for a pandemic crisis planning.

  • Presentation of current resources and data available through the CP and 3D environment
  • Open discussion and feedback on community resource needs and desires

Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment (VCEE-0)
Status: Completed
Title: Virtual Collaboration Environment (VCE) - Tests
Date: December 14-18, 2009
Duration: 5 days (not continuous & no travel required)
Purpose: OpenVCE.net team and others in WoSCR community to test VCE support for a scenario driven (H1N1 outbreak) experiment.


Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment (VCEE-1)
Status: Completed
Title: Virtual Collaboration Protocol (VCP) Experiment
Date: January 25-29, 2010
Duration: 5 days (not continuous & no travel required)
Purpose: Host a scenario driven (H1N1 outbreak) experiment to continue the investigation of the virtual collaboration protocol (VCP) only after modifications have been made to the VCP from experiment-1. Two small planning teams with members from non-government, government, and military agencies will plan actions in response to the H1N1 outbreak scenario. One team will use the VCP while the other will not while both teams will use the same collaboration technologies.


Post Experiment Review (PER-1)
Status: Completed
Title: Virtual Collaboration Protocol (VCP) Experiment Review
Date: January 29, 2010
Duration: 2 hours (no travel required)
Purpose: Review of experiment  issues and lessons learned.

 


 

Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment (VCEE-2)
Status: Completed
Title: Virtual Collaboration Protocol & Environment
Date: February 22-26, 2010
Duration: 5 days (not continuous & no travel required)
Purpose: Host a scenario driven (H1N1 outbreak) experiment to investigate the effectiveness of the virtual collaboration protocol (VCP) and the virtual collaboration environment (VCE = collaboration portal & 3D environment). Two moderate sized planning teams with members from non-government, government, and military agencies will plan actions in response to the H1N1 outbreak scenario. One team will use the VCP+E while the other will use traditional means (email, phone, video-conferencing, etc.).


Post Experiment Review (PER-2)
Status: Completed
Title: Virtual Collaboration Protocol (VCP) Experiment Review
Date: February 26, 2010
Duration: 2 hours (no travel required)
Purpose: Review of experiment  issues and lessons learned.

VCE Tour

WoSCR Community - Virtual Iterative Workshop Series - VIWS-1

Date: 
2009-09-28 16:00 - 18:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life The Venue@VCE - Amphitheatre for up to 100 http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/64/192/23/ teleport
Second Life (For Backup Only) I-Room@Informatics http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/192/23/ teleport
Adobe Connect HarmonieWeb OpenVCE Meeting Space http://openvce.net/3d-space-hw  

Agenda:

  • A briefing event for the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) Community:
  • 10:30 ET - Event Reception and Checks for Attendees
  • 11:00 ET - Admin. Remarks and Assistance - Austin Tate [Ai Austin]
  • 11:15 ET - Overview of WoSCR program and projects - Tim Bacon [BaconBit Jupiter] (USJFCOM/J9)
  • 11:30 ET - Supporting Distributed Collaboration - Jeff Hansberger [Jeff Reanimator] (ARL)
  • 12:00 ET - Progress with Virtual Collaboration Environment - Austin Tate [Ai Austin] (AIAI)
  • 12:30 ET - Future plans and scenario driven experiments - Jeff Hansberger [Jeff Reanimator] (ARL)
  • 12:45 ET - WoSCR Expo Pavilion Tour - PMESII Analysis Related Tools - Midh Mulpuri [Midh Solo] and Shana Smith [Shana Drachnyd] (Simulex) and Skye Gears, OpenVCE.net [as herself]

For "Web Observers" - Alternative Access via Abobe Connect

with Web-based Video, Audio, Twitter Status and I-Say Chat Relay.

In case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.


WoSCR Community - Virtual Iterative Workshop Series - VIWS-1

Page URL amended to http://openvce.net/event-woscr-viws-1

WoSCR Community - Virtual Iterative Workshop Series - VIWS-2

Date: 
2009-10-15 15:30 - 18:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

A briefing event for the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) Community on the Open Virtual Collaboration Environment (OpenVCE.net). The topics will include:

  • Discussion of the web-based collaboration portal for the Virtual Collaboration Environment, and to seek feedback from the community on features they want to see included or changed.
  • Initial team formation for the scenario based exercises (Swine Flu - H1N1 Scenario)

Access via Harmonie Web Adobe Connect as a "Web Observer" with chat link to the 3D Space may be available if users cannot connect as a "Virtual Participant" via Second Life. There is no need to register separately to use Adobe Connect as a backup.

Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life The Venue@VCE - Amphitheatre http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/64/192/23/ teleport
Second Life (For Backup Only) I-Room@Informatics http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/192/23/ teleport
Adobe Connect HarmonieWeb OpenVCE Meeting Space http://openvce.net/3d-space-hw  

Agenda:

  • A briefing event for the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) Community:
  • 10:30 ET - Event Reception and Checks for Attendees
  • 11:00 ET - Admin. Remarks and Assistance - Austin Tate [Ai Austin]
  • 11:15 ET - Distributed Collaboration and VCE Aims - Jeff Hansberger [Jeff Reanimator] (ARL)
  • 11:30 ET - The Open Virtual Collaboration Environment - Austin Tate [Ai Austin] (AIAI)
  • 12:00 ET - Concept Mapping for Knowledge Elicitation and Planning Support - Brian Moon [PerigeanTechnologies Low] (Perigean Technologies)
  • 12:15 ET - Discussion - Led by Jeff Hansberger [Jeff Reanimator] (ARL)
  • 12:45 ET - WoSCR Expertise Mapping - Rob Cross [RLC Absent] (University of Virginia)
  • 13:00 ET - WoSCR Expo Pavilion Tour - PMESII Analysis Related Tools - Midh Mulpuri [Midh Solo] and Shana Smith [Shana Drachnyd] (Simulex) and Skye Gears, OpenVCE.net [as herself]

For "Web Observers" - Alternative Access via Abobe Connect

with Web-based Video, Audio, Twitter Status and I-Say Chat Relay.

In case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.


WoSCR Community - Virtual Iterative Workshop Series - VIWS-3

Date: 
2009-10-28 14:30 - 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

A briefing event for the Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) Community on the Open Virtual Collaboration Environment (OpenVCE.net). The topics will include:

  • Plans for the Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiments (VCEE)
  • Briefing on H1N1 Scenario

WoSCR Community - Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - VCEE-0

Date: 
2009-12-14 14:00 - 2009-12-17 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - 0

Trial of experimental facilities by or OpenVCE.net team and nominated VCE project participants

WoSCR Community - Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - VCEE-1 Prep

Date: 
2010-01-22 14:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Initial Preparatory meeting for VCEE-1 TeamA and Team B is in the Venue@VCE on Friday 22nd January 2010 at 9am EST (2pm GMT).

Please ensure you have a Second Life avatar and can log on to Second Life, access the VCE region, and use voice.  For assistance:

WoSCR Community - Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - VCEE-1

Date: 
2010-01-22 14:00 - 2010-01-29 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Current Status:

   

For queries on VCEE-1 please contact Jeff Hansberger <jeff.hansberger@us.army.mil> and/or Gerhard Wickler <gwickler@ed.ac.uk>

Please ensure you have a Second Life avatar, have installed the Second Life Viewer, and can log on to Second Life, access the 3D spaces via teleport below, and have tested that you have the essential skills and computer facilities for collaboration in this experiment, including use of voice via a headset (not via open speakers and mic). For assistance:

Date Time Work Location Survey Forms
Friday 22-Jan-2010 0900-11:00 EST

Plenary introduction

  • 0900-0915 - Troubleshooting time
  • 0915-0945 – Second Life VCE and Information by Austin Tate
  • 0945-1000 – Experiment & data collection overview & consent form by Jeff Hansberger
  • 10:00-1015 – Move to Team I-Zones

Team breakout [Team A - See note ** below]

Venue@VCE

and then to

Team I-Zones

Complete the consent form
Monday 25-Jan-2010 0900-TBA EST Experiment begins, initial contact will be by e-mail via team leaders to team members    
Tuesday 26-Jan-2010 0900-1100 EST

Team A Standing Meeting

Team B Standing Meeting

Team A I-Zone

Team B I-Zone

 
Tuesday 26-Jan-2010 0900-1100 EST

Team A Standing Meeting (0900 start)

Team B Standing Meeting (0900 start)

Team A I-Zone

Team B I-Zone

 
Wednesday 0900-1100 EST

Team A Standing Meeting (0900 start)

Team B Standing Meeting (0900 start)

 

Team A I-Zone

Team B I-Zone

 
Thursday 0900-1100 EST

Team A Standing Meeting (0900 start)

Team B Standing Meeting (1000 start note)

 

Team A I-Zone

Team B I-Zone

 
Friday 29-Jan-2010 0900-1030 EST

Plenary discussion, lessons learned, survey

Adobe Connect Recording:

https://adobe.harmonieweb.org/p34422928/

Venue@VCE

Complete the following surveys:

** Note: Team A members may download 600MB video in advance if they wish via this link in M4V or WMV formats.

Team Collaboration and 3D Spaces

Web sites for team collaboration during the experiment:

Note that your allocation to a team, and the login username and password for these experiment support sites has been separately notified to you, and is NOT the same as your OpenVCE.net username/password.

VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life Venue@VCE Amphitheatre http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/64/192/23/ teleport
Second Life

Team A 3D space

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

teleport
Second Life

Team B 3D space

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/80/128/22/

teleport
Backup Only
Second Life

Alternative 3D space

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/192/23/

teleport
Adobe Connect

Harmonie Web

http://openvce.net/3d-space-hw

Enter as guest

Surveys

Event Logs and Recordings

Available for WoSCR community research research analysis - elase contact Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> in  the first instance.

Selected Images and Screenshots

Introductory Session

  

Team A

  

Team B

   

Wrap-up Session

  

OpenVCE WoSCR VCEE-1 Participants

Experiment Coordination (White Cell):

Participant Avatar Second Life Assistance:

3D Space Security:


Team A:

Members (to: on team e-mails):

Observers (cc: on team e-mails):

OpenVCE and SL Technical Support:


Team B:

Members (to: on team e-mails):

Observers (cc: on team e-mails):

OpenVCE and SL Technical Support:

 

Name

E-mail

Phone

Expertise

Team

Avatar name

Username Status

Andre Cusson

ac@hyperbase.com

 

ESF 7, 2, 13, 14, 15, 5, 1

A

ac Eberhardt

acusson  

Domenic Tesoriero

dominick.tesorie.ctr@hq.southcom.mil

 

SOUTHCOM rep

A

 

dtesoriero Cannot participate

Kate Messier

kmessier@hampton.gov

757-727-1085

ESF 5, 4

A

Caitlin Oompa

kmessier  

DJ Russell

djrussell@hampton.gov 

757-726-5455

ESF 2, 14

A

DJ Edenflower

drussell  

Ruth Bigio

ruthis23518@yahoo.com

 

ESF 2

A

 

rbigio Cannot attend 22-Jan

Ed Bohlman

ebohlman@hampton.gov 

757-726-2926

ESF 3

A

 Eddie Lysette

ebohlman  
Geoff Williams patrick.williams@eads.com +44 163 713044 EU rep A Frog Zanzibar gwilliams  

  

  

  

  

 

 

   

Leslie Fuentes

lfuentes@hampton.gov

757-727-6411

ESF 15, 7

B

Leslie7 Sweetwater

lfuentes  

Aaron Marks

amarks@dynamisusa.net

 

ESF 5, 6, 8

B

Dynamis Runner

amarks Cannot participate from Wednesday

Liz Nisley

enisley@hampton.gov

757-726-5446

ESF 2, 14

B

Lizzie Wiskee

enisley  

Becky Bolte

rbolte@hampton.gov

757-727-6876

ESF 14

B

Becky Threebeards

rbolte  

Curt Shaffer

cshaffer@hampton.gov

757-727-6067

ESF 2, 5, 7, 13

B

Jarhead Mordley

cshaffer  

Jenifer Lupin

jenifer.lupin@vdh.virginia.gov

757-315-3777

ESF 8 health and medical

B

 

jlupin Cannot participate

Observers

 

 

 

 

 

   
Karen Evans kevans@cpresearch.net   KarenM Elman cevans  
Frank Kunkel fkunkel111@gmail.com       Sparky Silverfall fkunkell  
Tim Bacon timothy.bacon@jfcom.mil BaconBit Jupiter    

WoSCR Community - Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - VCEE-2 Prep

Date: 
2010-02-19 14:00 - 16:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - 2 - Preparation

A meeting to describe VCEE-2, introduce the teams involved and provide initial information and tests.

See http://tr.im/vcee2 as a short URL for the experiment support web pages.

WoSCR Community - Virtual Collaboration Environment Experiment - VCEE-2

Date: 
2010-02-22 14:00 - 2010-02-26 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
gwickler

Friday 26-Feb-2010 Wrap-up Session and Discussion - Adobe Connect Recording at:

Current Status:

  • VCEE-2 Concluded.
  • For convenience this page is also at this short url: http://tr.im/vcee2
  • For queries on VCEE-2 please contact Jeff Hansberger <jeff.hansberger@us.army.mil> and/or Gerhard Wickler <gwickler@ed.ac.uk>
  • Participants list and contact information for Team A and B are at http://openvce.net/event-woscr-vcee-2-participants
  • Team A participants will use an experimental web server at http://easdale.aiai.ed.ac.uk/teamA and use the team I-Zone in Second Life - accessed via URLs and "teleport" buttons below. Team A members may download an introductory 600MB video in advance if they wish via this link in M4V or WMV formats
  • Team B participants will probably use telephone and e-mail, but are also invited to use Adobe Connect if it is useful, and are invited to join in the final wrap up session in Second Life which will also be accessible via Adobe Connect (recording will be available afterwards) - see http://tr.im/vcee2teamb (which points to http://openvce.net/vcee2-teamb)
  • Wrap-up session will be in Second Life at Venue@VCE (URL and teleport buttons below) and also relayed into Adobe Connect (see below)

Outline Agenda and Timing

Monday 22-Feb-2010 to Thursday 25-Feb-2010:

  • 0900 EST Initiation of experimental case to Teams from Jeff Hansberger via e-mail

Tuesday 23-Feb-2010 to Thursday 25-Feb-2010:

  • 0900 EST Second Life Checks - ask if you want help beforehand
  • 0945 EST Experiment Coordinators (Jeff Hansberger and Gerhard Wickler), news, announcements and experiment event input in Venue@VCE
  • 1000-12:00 EST Team meeting as required
  • Other: as decided by team, usually off-line

Friday 26-Feb-2010 0900-1030 EST Plenary wrap-up and lessons learned session

Team Collaboration and 3D Spaces

Web sites for team collaboration during the experiment:

Note that your allocation to a team, and any login username and password for these experiment support sites will be separately notified to you, and is NOT the same as your OpenVCE.net username/password.

Platform Location URL Launcher
Second Life Team A 3D space

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22/

teleport
Adobe Connect Team B Teleconference Room

https://adobe.harmonieweb.org/woscr/

Enter as guest
Wrap Up Session and Backup Use
Second Life

Team A Alternative 3D space

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/210/192/23/ teleport
Second Life Venue@VCE Amphitheatre http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/64/192/23/ teleport
Adobe Connect

Harmonie Web

https://adobe.harmonieweb.org/openvce/

Enter as guest

Second Life Avatar and Access

Please ensure you have a Second Life avatar, have installed the Second Life Viewer, and can log on to Second Life, access the 3D spaces via teleport below, and have tested that you have the essential skills and computer facilities for collaboration in this experiment, including use of voice via a headset (not via open speakers and mic). For assistance:

Adobe Connect - if you have not attended a meeting before

Surveys

Event Logs and Recordings

Available for WoSCR community and participants research analysis - please contact Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> in  the first instance.

Selected Images and Screenshots

Team A in I-Zone@VCE

  

  

 

 

 

Team A and Team B Wrap-up Session in Venue@VCE

 

 

OpenVCE WoSCR VCEE-2 Participants

Experiment Coordination (White Cell):

Participant Avatar Second Life Assistance:

  • Austin Tate  <a.tate@ed.ac.uk> [avatar: Ai Austin] [Skye Gears is unavailable]

3D Space Security:


Team A:

Members (to: on team e-mails):

NAME E-MAIL AVATAR
Chris Collins chris@tipodean.com Chris Collins
Geoff Williams Patrick.Williams@eads.comFrog Zanzibar
Mark Hall mark.hall@eads.com Hallmark Inventor
Andre Cusson acusson@01COMMUNICATIONS.comac Eberhardt
Kent Nickell kanick53@gmail.comKent Optera
Elena Rapisardi e.rapisardi@gmail.comEleni Lubitsch
Colleen Monahan cmonahan@cade.uic.eduSweeny Todd
Karen Cooper dr.k.bowes@gmail.comMemoree Lane
Andrew Herr aherr@scitor.comAndrew Gossamer
Ed Tanzman tanzman@anl.govEd Overland
Paul Seeman paul.seeman@navy.milPaul Mystiere
Ronald Cole (Skip) rcole@usip.orgNo Phobos
Naomi Malone naomi@knights.ucf.eduEirene Janus
Hui-Shan Walker hwalker@cityofchesapeake.netHui Serenity
Brent Han han@mitre.orgn/a
Jason Jordan jason.jordan_contractor@dtra.milJayson Gearhead

Observers (cc: on team e-mails):

OpenVCE and SL Technical Support:


Team B:

Members (to: on team e-mails):

Henry Niman henry_niman@recombinomics.com
David Charters charters@unb.ca
Scott Tousley stousley@mitre.org
Victor Asal VAsal@uamail.albany.edu
Ruth Bigio ruthis23518@yahoo.com
Scott Moreland srmorela@nps.edu
Debbie Patton debbie.patton@us.army.mil
Saul Godinez saul.godinez.CTR@jfcom.mil
John Pang jpang@mitre.org
Lydia Duckworth lduckworth@mitre.org

Observers (cc: on team e-mails):

VCEE-2 Team B Support

Short URL for overall VCEE-2 experiment is http://tr.im/vcee2

Short URL for this VCEE-2 Team B page is http://tr.im/vcee2teamb

This page is to support Team B interaction during VCEE-2.

The Adobe Connect meeting space is permanently open, but a VCEE-2 experiment organizer (Jeff Hansberger, Gerhard Wickler, Stephen Potter or Austin Tate) should be invited to be present as they can initiate meeting recording too.

Adobe Connect - if you have not attended a meeting before

  1. Test your connection: https://adobe.harmonieweb.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  2. Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview

Other Events

1st International Virtual Emergency Exercise - Swine Flu Outbreak

Date: 
2009-05-05 14:00 - 17:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
aasgary

The WoSCR OpenVCE team are engaged in trials of scenario based virtual exercises in Second Life and other virtual worlds such as Forterra OLIVE. They are participants and observers in the "1st International Virtual Emergency Exercise" taking place on 5th May 2009 at the Disaster and Emergency Management (DEM) facility created in Second Life by Ali Asgary and his team at York University, Toronto, Canada. The exercise is organized by the Emergency Management Program at York University and supported by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) in Canada.

The exercise involves role play in a simulation of the handling of a Swine Flu (Influenza A H1N1) outbreak in a region. It makes use of a tabletop simulation exercise for pandemic influenza preparedness in local health agencies (RAND Technical Report 319 - http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR319/) created by RAND Corporation in 2006. More details in the Exercise Flyer [PDF Format]. Screen videos of the exercise are at: http://www.yorku.ca/cst/zDEMmovies-temp/

SORASCS09 - Workshop on Service Oriented Architecture for Analysis of Socio-Cultural Systems

Date: 
2009-05-04 14:00 - 22:45 +01:00

Event now finished. Event media is available at:

http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/events/sorascs/index.php

Further recorded media links will be posted there when available. Some images from all three sessions are shown below.

VW PlatformLocationURLLauncher
Second LifeThe Venue @ Edinburgh University - Auditorium for up to 50 people http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edinburgh%20University/24/24/24/Teleport

 

 

Event Web Page:This page is http://tr.im/sorascs09
Type:Workshop with Virtual World Linkup
Dates:Monday 4th May, 2009, 09:00 to 17:45 EDT (GMT-4) - Broadcasts at various times.
  • 4 May - 09:00 - 12:00 EST in Second Life 3D Space with Quicktime Video
  • 4 May - 13:00 - 13:40 EST in Coursecast [relayed into Second Life 3D Space]
  • 4 May - 16:30 - 17:45 EST in Coursecast [relayed into Second Life 3D Space]
Program:SORASCS 09 Program, Main event Introduction [PDF File]
Location:Carnegie Mellon University Center for Computational Analysis of Social & Organizational Systems
Description:Whole of Society Crises Response (WoSCR) Community of Interest Workshop on Service Oriented Architecture for Analysis of Socio-Cultural Systems (SORASCS)
Modalities:Workshop, Second Life relay, Quicktime video stream for session 1, CourseCast for session 2 and 3, text chat link up to contact in real workshop, Twitter status updates, [no VoIP or Second Life voice planned]
Attendance:By Eventbrite Invitation (password required) or make request to <events@openvce.net>
Event Organizer:Kathleen Carley <kathleen.carley@cs.cmu.edu>
Quicktime Video:rtsp://media1.andrew.cmu.edu/CMU_640.sdp [640x480 H.264]
Coursecast:

13:00 - 13:50 Session CourseCast

http://cctest.isri.cmu.edu/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=bf2a1359-8ee3-410d-950c-02efa7a13cab

16:30 - 17:45 Session Coursecast

http://cctest.isri.cmu.edu/CourseCast/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=e589d99d-b5c7-4c67-8767-280fc6e94d89

Note CourseCast requirement for Microsoft Silverlight to replay the content in your web browser. Test your browser is set up for Silverlight

Event Status:Twitter Tag: #openvce

Single Page with Backup Facilities for Web-based Video, Twitter Status, etc. in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.

 

Note on Virtual Participation Techniques in Use

A mixture of techniques is being used to provide the SORASC09 workshop to virtual participants from the Whole of Society approach for Crises Response (WoSCR) community. This includes the use of Second Life as a virtual world (VW) 3D meeting space relaying the video and audio from the event via Apple Quicktime media streaming, and sessions using CMU's "CourseCast" system.

This event for virtual participants uses early stage availability of the Open Virtual Collaboration Environment facilities and should be considered as an experiment. The organizers will try to provide the meeting content to participants as well as can be arranged on the day. Current status will be posted here, and via Twitter with tag #openvce.

We appreciate that some of you may not have permissions to install software, browser plugins, or that firewall issues could cause problems. Please e-mail "Skye Gears" <skye.gears@googlemail.com> (our virtual meeting assistant) and she will try to help, or point you at potential alternatives to get the most out of what you have available.

 

SORASCS 09 Program

The location for all scheduled events will be the Singleton Room, Robert's Engineering Hall, CMU.

The times are all EDT (GMT+6)


Date:Time:TopicLeadReporterBroadcast
04-May-090830 - 0900RegistrationKathleen Carley No
0900 - 1000Welcome & IntroductionsKathleen Carley, David Garlan Yes
1000-1015Focus and Purpose David Garlan Yes
1015 - 1030Break
1030 - 1100Philosophy of SORASCS & Planned tools and ComponentsKathleen Carley Yes
1100 - 1200SORASCS & DemoDavid Garlan and Bradley Schmerl Yes
1200 - 1300Lunch No
1300 - 1340Briefing for Afternoon SessionsKathleen Carley Yes
1400 - 1500Break Out #1a : Components and ArchitectureKathleen Carley & Pat WagstromFrank Ritter No
Break Out #1b: Components and ArchitectureDavid Garlan & Mike BigriggTed BaptyNo
Break Out #1c: Components and ArchitectureBradley Schmerl & Frank KunkleRich CurtisNo
1500-1515Break
1515 - 1630Special TopicsTBA No
1630 - 1745Report OutReporters Yes
1800-2000Reception No







05-May-090900 - 1000Evaluation and Assessment - what is neededJoe Watts, Matt Koehler No
1000-1015Break
1015- 1115Break Out #2a Evaluation and AssessmentKathleen Carley & Pat WagstromDan MaxwellNo
Break Out #2b Evaluation and AssessmentDavid Garlan & Mike BigriggHyam SingerNo
Break Out #2c Evaluation and AssessmentBradley Schmerl & Frank KunkleTed StumpNo
1115-11:30Break & get lunch
1130 - 1200Report OutReporters No
1200-1230Final CommentsAll No







Questions: Breakout 1
What are other needed component technologies?
What are other features needed in the architecture?
What other architectures are out there?
Questions: Breakout 2
What are the critical challenges?
How should components be assessed relative to an architecture?
How should an architecture be assessed?

EIE09 - Engage | Invest | Exploit | 2009 (EIE09) - Guy Kawasaki Talk

Date: 
2009-04-29 15:30 - 16:45 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

There were approximately 25 participants at various times.

Event Web Pages: http://www.informaticsventures.com/engage/ and this page is http://tr.im/eie09
Dates: Wednesday April 29, 2009, 3:30pm to 4:45pm BST (GMT+1)
Location: Virtual University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics
Modalities: Lecture, virtual worlds relay, Quicktime video stream, chat link up to contact in real workshop, Twitter status updates, questions to speaker via Twitter
Attendance: Open
3D Space: Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) in Second Life - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue/225/40/27/ with adjacent backup areas
3D Space Contacts: Event Manager: Davie Munro; Security: Ai Austin; Assistance: Skye Gears
Quicktime Video: http://emedia.is.ed.ac.uk:8080/Live/engage.mov [640x480 H.264]
Windows Media: http://webhelp.ucs.ed.ac.uk/services/media/asxfiles/informatics/engage.wvx [Synchronised Video and presentation slides]
Twitter Status: Tags: #eie09
Questions: To speaker via twitter.com to @infventures
3D Event POC: David Richardson <djcr@ed.ac.uk>
VW Platform Location URL Launcher
Primary Location (try first)
Second Life The Venue @ Vue - Auditorium for up to 50 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue/225/40/27/

teleport
Backup Locations (try in order)
Second Life The Venue @ Edinburgh University - Auditorium for up to 50 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edinburgh%20University/20/26/24/

teleport
Second Life The Venue @ Vue South - Overspill Area for up to 20 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue%20South/225/232/25/

teleport

        

Event Over.

Single Page with Quicktime Web-based Video, Meeting Status, etc.
in case the 3D Spaces are unavailable or inaccessible to you.

Windows Media Video Player Version (Click Here).

Irregular Warfare Training Symposium 2009

Date: 
2009-09-16 13:00 - 2009-09-17 21:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

This event will not now take place in a virtual world. Future related events may do so. Thanks to Joe Fererra of Alion and USJFCOM/J7 for experimentation on this event in OpenVCE.net.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Event Web page: http://www.teamorlando.org/conference/

Real event at:

University of Central Florida
Fairwinds Alumni Center
Orlando, Florida

A possible link of the event to OpenVCE.net 3D Space was exp,ored in late August 2009. POC for OpenVCE.net: a.tate@ed.ac.uk

Registration via EventBrite... http://virtualiwts09.eventbrite.com

Events

Federal Virtual World Challenge 2009 Evaluation Session

Date: 
2010-02-11 16:00 - 2010-02-18 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Meeting time: Arrange with Stephen Potter <s.potter@ed.ac.uk>

Links:

 

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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - I-Zone

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue/151/165/26/

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Convenient Links

Example I-Rooms for Training, Simulation and Tutorials

Burns Night 2010

Date: 
2010-01-25 16:00 - 17:00 +00:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Celebrate at the Virtual World of Whisky in Second Life.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Informatics/208/159/25/

 

 

X10 Workshop on Extensible Virtual Worlds

Date: 
2010-03-29 08:45 - 2010-03-30 17:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Organized by the IBM Academy of Technology and the University of Arkansas. Second Life, March 29-30, 2010.

More details at http://vw.ddns.uark.edu/X10

Renewable Energy Symposium: Fundraising Event for Fukushima - 11 March 2013

Renewable Energy Symposium: Fundraising Event for Fukushima to be held on 11 March 2013.

Event website is: http://www.after-tsunami.org/

The event is a symposium on renewable energy in Scotland in connection with Fukushima local government's decision to attain 100% electricity from reneweable energy by 2040. Through the event we hope to connect the University of Edinburgh and the University of Fukushima.

Donations raised at the event would be sent to Fukushima Future Centre for Regional Revitalization, which was set up by University of Fukushima after the disaster in March 2011 for promoting renewable energy.

This event's cohosting bodies are Institute for Energy Systems (University of Edinburgh), International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy, and the Day after the Tsunami Committee.


Live Video Streaming of the event will occur from 6:25pm via:


The live video stream will be relayed into "The Venue@Vue", a virtual worlds meeting space on the Virtual University of Edinburgh (Vue) regions in Second Life.

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Second LifeThe Venue@Vue - Auditorium for up to 50 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vue/225/40/27/

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Title:Renewable Energy Symposium: Fundraising Event for Fukushima
Event Web Page:http://www.after-tsunami.org/
Date:Monday 11th March, 2013, 18:30 to 22:00 UTC (GMT)
Location:Appleton Tower, Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH9 9AB, UK
Modalities:Symposium, Live Video Stream, Second Life Relay [no VoIP or Second Life voice planned]
Attendance:Please register for the main symposium.  Drop in and self help for Live Video Stream and Second Life Relay.
Event Organizer:Second Life Relay Setup by Austin Tate <a.tate@ed.ac.uk>
Quicktime Video URL:rtsp://reith.ucs.ed.ac.uk/DayAfterTheTsunami-2013_qt.sdp [Quicktime]
Event Status:Twitter Tag: #openvce

 

AIAI and IHMC Meeting 1

Date: 
2010-10-29 15:45 - 17:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Austin Tate

Meeting between AIAI and IHMC - Agenda

  • 09:45 CT (15:45 BST) Preparatory testing and checks - for help and skill set see http://openvce.net/slchecks
  • 10:00 CT (16:00 BST) Meeting
  • 11:00 CT (17:00 BST) Finish
  • Tweet using #openvce
  • Alternative telepohone conference call arrangements if requied (to be made available via Shaner Garner)
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Second Life

OpenVCE 3D Space - Round table for up to 25 people

http://slurl.com/secondlife/VCE/128/80/22

http://tr.im/izone

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Attendees:

  • Austin Tate (avatar: Ai Austin)
  • Jeff Bradshaw
  • James Allen
  • Tom Eskridge
  • Robert Hoffman
  • Ken Ford (avatar: KenIHMC Breil)
  • Alan Ordway (avatar: AlanIHMC Baudin)
  • Technical support and assistance at IHMC if needed from: Alan Ordway (avatar: AlanIHMC Baudin) and Shaner Garner.

GameTech 2010

Date: 
2010-03-29 13:00 - 2010-03-31 02:00 +01:00
Point of Contact: 
Tami Griffith

Orlando, Florida, 29-31 March 2010

http://www.teamorlando.org/gametech/

Agenda - see http://www.teamorlando.org/gametech/downloads/gametech-full-agenda.pdf

Including Federal Virtual World Challenge - see http://fvwc.army.mil/FVWC-Main.html