The 8th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments

MMVE 2016 Klagenfurt, Austria

at the May 10-13, 2016 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria


The 8th International Workshop on Massively Multiuser Virtual Environments provides a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field, and will encourage discussions based on the presented papers to identify current and future research topics. The workshop is interested in raising discussions about the following questions: (1) How is MMVE technology developed for games reused for distributed virtual environments in other domains, such as training?, (2) How do the life-cycles and payment models of games integrated into social networking systems (Facebook etc.) influence game development?, and (3) How can MMVE technology leverage parallel computing technology, including multicore (Cell, GPU), tight clustering (transactional memory, distributed shared memory) and distributed systems (P2P, Clouds)?

As an intended focal point of discussion, for this edition we particularly solicit contributions related to the various challenges that recent advances in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) pose to MMVE systems and architectures.


2016-04-12 The full MMVE workshop programme and MMSys schedule for Thursday, May 12 is now available online.

2016-02-04 Submission deadline for workshops extended by two weeks until February 19, 2016. [ PDF | TXT ].

2015-12-01 Shared keynote by on AR systems confirmed.

2015-10-22 The updated is now available for download in various formats [ PDF | TXT ].

2015-10-20 Submission details have been added to the website.

2015-07-01 The preliminary is now available for download [ PDF ].


Thursday, May 12, 2016

09:00MMSys Keynote, Dieter Schmalstieg: "Advances and Trends in Augmented Reality Systems"
10:00Coffee Break
10:30MMSys Special Session: "Augmented Reality"

MMVE Session

13:00Welcome and Introduction
13:15Presentation, Hussein Bakri and Colin Allison: "Measuring QoS in Web-Based Virtual Worlds - Evaluation of Unity 3D Web Builds"
13:45Presentation, Christopher Cichiwskyj and Gregor Schiele: "Using Field-Programmable Gate Arrays for Learning Non-Player-Characters"
14:10Presentation, William Sawyerr: "An Approach for Designing Applications in 3D Virtual Worlds"
14:35Plenary Discussion: "Challenges of AR and VR in the context of MMVE"
14:50Closing Statement

15:00Coffee Break
15:30MMSys Dataset Track and Session: "Gaming/QoE & Media Sync"
19:00Gala Diner


Designing, developing, and deploying Massively Multiuser Virtual Environment (MMVE) systems is highly interdisciplinary and involves research and experts from many domains of computer science, e.g., graphics, networking, protocol and architecture design, but also other fields such as the social sciences.

The workshop addresses the following MMVE topics:


We solicit full-size papers (6 pages), as well as extended abstracts for posters (2 pages), covering one of the above or closely related topics. All submissions must be blinded and constitute original, unpublished work not under review elsewhere. Submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process and will be selected based on their originality, merit and relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors at the workshop and will be indexed by ACM and included as part of the ACM MMSys 2016 proceedings.

To prepare your paper for submission, please use the . The submission process itself is handled online via our electronic submission system.

Submission Website:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:February 5, 2016  February 19, 2016
Acceptance Notification:March 23, 2016
Camera Ready Version:April 8, 2016
Workshop Date:May 12, 2016

General Chair

Jean Botev [ @ ]University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Steering Committee

Shun-Yun HuImonology Inc., Taiwan
Wei Tsang OoiNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Gregor SchieleUniversity of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Shervin ShirmohammadiUniversity of Ottawa, Canada
Arno WackerUniversity of Kassel, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Maha AbdallahUniversity of Paris VI, France
Dewan T. AhmedUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Anand BhojanNational University of Singapore, Singapore
Kuan-Ta ChenAcademia Sinica, Taiwan
Abdennour El-RhalibiLiverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Herman EngelbrechtUniversity of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stefano FerrettiUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Carsten GriwodzUniversity of Oslo, Norway
Aaron HarwoodUniversity of Melbourne, Australia
Alexandru IosupTU Delft, Netherlands
Crista LopesUniversity of California, USA
Jauvane C. de OliveiraLNCC, Brazil
Peter QuaxHasselt University, Belgium
Laura RicciUniversity of Pisa, Italy
Steffen RothkugelUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Gwendal SimonTelecom Bretagne, France
Peter SturmUniversity of Trier, Germany

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