Issue Editors' Corner: The Current and Future Angles of Standards


  • Jean H.A. Gelissen Philips Research
  • Marius Preda Insitut TELECOM
  • Samuel Cruz-Lara LORIA (UMR 7503) / University of Lorraine
  • Yesha Y. Sivan Metaverse Labs and the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo



In this issue, we report on the first phase of MPEG-V, a work that started in 2007. MPEG-V was conceived as a unified effort to develop standards within virtual worlds, and between virtual worlds and real worlds. This work culminated in the publication of the ISO/IEC MPEG-V 'Media context and control' standards in January 2011.

The papers in this issue of the Journal of Virtual World Research expose both the many current standards for virtual worlds, as well as the many missing standards. As such, the issue hints at many more places where standards are needed. To fulfill the potential of virtual worlds much more standardization (MPEG-V, and other standards) is needed.

Author Biography

Samuel Cruz-Lara, LORIA (UMR 7503) / University of Lorraine






Issue Editors' Corner