https://pm.infinitemetaverse.org/projects
  
    

49 Public Working Groups (16 Active, 14 Forming, 18 TBD)

Status WG Leader WG Intersections
    

Accessibility   

    

WG15: Virtual World Design for Accessibility

Forming Leader needed 11 WGs: 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13
Research best practices in virtual world design for accessibility. Avacon to host Accessibility Center.         
    

WG16: Disabilities in Virtual Worlds

TBD Leader needed 11 WGs: 15, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13
Research number of and type of people with disabilities using virtual worlds.         
    

WG38: Virtual World User Interface Design

Forming Leader needed 12 WGs: 15, 16, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13, 32
Web-based and client viewer user interface design research focus group.         
    
    

Commerce   

    

WG25: Intellectual Property Concerns

Active Mike Lorrey 3 WGs: 26, 23, 24
Research intellectual property concerns associated with virtual content.         
    

WG26: Virtual Currency Issues

Active Mike Lorrey 3 WGs: 25, 23, 24
Research and discuss FinCEN and IRS rules for virtual currencies.         
    
    

Community Interests   

    

WG27: Surveys on Accessibility

TBD Leader needed 11 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13
Conduct community surveys to collect ideas on improving accessibility to support research.         
    

WG28: Web-based Virtual World Testing

Active Shawn Maloney 3 WGs: 34, 41, 31
Collect data on web-based viewer options and conduct comparison testing to support research.         
    

WG29: Publications and Presentations

Active Lisa Laxton 3 WGs: 19, 20, 21
Research publication and presentation opportunities.         
    

WG30: Research Commons

TBD Leader needed 1 WG: 39
Document creative commons content projects to support research.         
    

WG31: Test Management

Active Selby Evans 5 WGs: 28, 35, 36, 37, 45
Objective: support development of open source software for user-built virtual worlds.         
    

WG35: HTML5 Viewer General Use Testing

TBD Leader needed 2 WGs: 32, 31
Web-based viewer research focus group for general use.         
    

WG40: Documenting Research Journeys

Active Steve LaVigne  
Document and publish research and development journeys.         
    

WG41: Community Website and Worlds

Active Shawn Maloney 1 WG: 28
Build community website for infinitemetaverse.org and build community welcome center region.         
    

WG46: Best Practices in 3D Mesh Modeling

Forming Leader needed  
Share best practices in 3D mesh modeling for virtual world technologies in IMA's knowledge base.        
    

WG47: Open Simulator User Generated Content Tutorials

Forming Leader needed  
Create or share Open Simulator User Generated Content Tutorials in IMA's knowledge base.      
    

WG48: Video Capture Tools

Forming Leader needed  
List and compare video capture tools for virtual world activities in IMA's knowledge base.        
    

WG49: Free and Open Source Software: 3D Modeling Resources

Forming Leader needed  
List free and open source software used for 3D Modeling in virtual worlds in IMA's knowledge base.        
    
    

Development   

    

WG32: HTML5 Viewer for Open Simulator

Active Robert Adams 7 WGs: 35, 36, 37, 4, 2, 13, 38
Web-based Open Simulator viewer research and development.         
    

WG33: Open Simulator Client Viewer Research

Active Lisa Laxton 7 WGs: 8, 6, 2, 4, 17, 45, 34
Dedicated Open Simulator client viewer research and development.         
    

WG7: TTS/STT Accessibility

Active Lisa Laxton 11 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13
Improve server software accessibility to support research.         
    

WG8: Viewer Accessibility Issues

TBD Leader needed 12 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13, 33
Improve viewer software accessibility to support research.         
    
    

Education   

    

WG21: Opportunity Research

Active Lisa Laxton 4 WGs: 19, 20, 29, 11
Research topics of interest and grant opportunities.         
    

WG22: 504/508 Compliance

Active Lisa Laxton 11 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 17, 37, 4, 2, 13
Document 504 and 508 compliance issues to support research projects using virtual worlds.         
    

WG36: HTML5 Viewer EDU/GOV Testing

TBD Leader needed 2 WGs: 32, 31
Web-based viewer research focus group for education and government use.         
    

WG39: Onboarding Study

TBD Leader needed 1 WG: 30
Study ways to minimize the learning curve and improve bootstrapping/onboarding.         
    
    

Engineering   

    

WG43: Hypervisors for Servers

Active Steve LaVigne  
Research available Hypervisors for Linux Servers         
    

WG5: Virtual Worlds and Synthetic Training Environments

TBD Leader needed  
Research virtual worlds and synthetic training environment open source software.         
    

WG6: Virtual World Hardware/Software Matrix

Forming Leader needed 1 WG: 33
Develop hardware/software compatibility matrix tool to support research in virtual worlds.         
    
    

Grid Security   

    

WG10: Best Practices for Administrative Grid Monitoring

TBD Leader needed  
Research best practices in authentication and monitoring.         
    

WG9: Virtual World Technology Vulnerabilities

TBD Leader needed  
Research and document vulnerabilities of virtual world grid technologies.         
    
    

Human Computer Interface   

    

WG17: Accessibility Devices

Forming Leader needed 12 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 37, 4, 2, 13, 33
Research devices available to improve accessibility.         
    

WG18: HCI Research Topics

TBD Leader needed  
Research topics in rehabilitation using virtual reality and brain machine interfaces.         
    

WG37: HTML5 Accessibility Testing

TBD Leader needed 14 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 4, 2, 13, 32, 31, 14
Web-based viewer device testing group.         
    
    

Industry   

    

WG23: Marketing and Outreach

Forming Selby Evans 3 WGs: 24, 25, 26
Research virtual world software opportunities to support greater adoption.         
    

WG24: Business Opportunities

TBD Leader needed 3 WGs: 23, 25, 26
Research and propose small business innovation research topics.         
    
    

Specifications   

    

WG3: Inter-grid Interoperability (IGI)

Forming Lisa Laxton 6 WGs: 1, 2, 42, 45, 12, 14
Develop inter-grid interoperability (IGI) specification for virtual world platforms.         
    

WG4: Accessibility

TBD Leader needed 13 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 2, 13, 32, 33
Develop applicable accessibility specification for virtual world and virtual reality technologies.         
    
    

Standards   

    

WG1: Virtual Currency Standards

Forming Leader needed 3 WGs: 3, 42, 12
Research applicable security and virtual economy standards for virtual world and virtual reality technologies.         
    

WG2: Accessibility Standards

Forming Leader needed 14 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 13, 32, 33, 3
Research applicable accessibility standards for virtual world and virtual reality technologies.         
    

WG42: Standards Intelligence

Forming Lisa Laxton 5 WGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 45
Monitor and communicate applicable software standards changes to working groups.         
    

WG45: IMA Standards, Testing & Evaluation

Active Steve LaVigne 4 WGs: 31, 33, 3, 42
Working Group to explore creating a set of standards for testing OpenSim and other Virtual World systems.         
    
    

Training  

    

WG19: Training Research Topics

TBD Leader needed 4 WGs: 29, 20, 21, 11
Research topics of interest and grant opportunities.         
    

WG20: Augmented Reality and Blended Learning

TBD Leader needed 3 WGs: 19, 29, 21
Research augmented and blended training topics.         
    
    

Transaction Security   

    

WG11: HIPAA/FERPA Compliance

Forming Leader needed 2 WGs: 19, 21
Research encryption methods for virtual worlds for HIPAA and FERPA compliance.         
    

WG12: National Security Concerns Affecting Virtual Currency

TBD Leader needed 2 WGs: 1, 3
Research national security implications and risks associated with virtual currencies.         
    
    

User Interface Design   

    

WG13: 504/508 Software Compliance

Active Lisa Laxton 12 WGs: 15, 16, 38, 27, 7, 8, 22, 17, 37, 4, 2, 32
Research software development requirements associated with 504 and 508 standards compliance.         
    

WG14: W3C Usability Guidelines

Active Lisa Laxton 2 WGs: 37, 3
Research applicable W3C guidelines for usability and accessibility testing.         
    

WG34: Best Practices in User Interface Design

TBD Leader needed 2 WGs: 28, 33
Web-based and client viewer user interface design research.         
    

26 Private Working Groups (15 Public View Projects, 11 Internal Projects)

   
    

IMA Technology Center

Forming ADB TBD
       

IMA Innovation Center

Forming LC TBD
       

IMA Halcyon Test Grid

Active IMA Done, used to test latest versions
       

IMA R&D Server

Active IMA Done, managed by IMA
       

IMA Webcom Server

Active IMA Installed, needs HTML branding
       

IMA Project Management Site

Active IMA  Installed and configured, needs skinning
       

IMA Open Simulator Test Grid

Active IMA  Done, used to test latest versions
       

IMA Helios Test Grid

Active IMA  Test installation standard, custom install In work
       

IMA Community Grids

Active IMA  One grid installed, one installation In work
       

IMA WhiteCore-sim Test Grid

Active IMA  To be installed on another box for independent tests
       

IMA Expo Grid

Active IMA  Done, to be built after community grid builds
       

IMA Development Test Grid

Active IMA  TBD, MOSES fork development planned to continue R&D
       

IMA Outposts

Active IMA  Alpha to be turned over to the community working group, Beta In work
       

WebWorldz Development

Active Multiple In work