Software Process Modeling and Execution within Virtual Environments
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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In the past, multi-user virtual environments were developed as venues for entertainment and social interaction. Recent research focuses instead on their utility in carrying out work in the real world. This research has identified the importance of a mapping between the real and the virtual that permits the representation of real tasks in the virtual environment. In this paper, the authors investigate the use of virtual environments -- in particular, MUDs Multi-User Dimensions -- in the domain of software process. In so doing, they define a mapping, or metaphor, that permits the representation of software process within a MUD called LambdaMOO. The system resulting from this mapping, called Promo, permits the modeling and execution of software processes by geographically dispersed agents.
- Computer Programming and Software