Monday, December 31, 2012

29-Dec-2012: JVWR New Issue online - Managerial & Commercial Applications

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

We are happy to announce the new publication of The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research:
Volume 5, Number 3: Managerial & Commercial Applications

The editorial team for this issue:
  • Shu Schiller, Wright State University, USA
  • Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, USA
  • Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Scholars and practitioners are confronted with an apparent contradiction: on the one hand, the business case for virtual worlds appears to offer great promise; while on the other hand, the observed returns and demonstrable successes are often absent or negligible. This special issue on “managerial and commercial applications” of virtual worlds aims to highlight research that makes a significant and novel contribution in theory and practice about virtual worlds in the business domain.
In this last issue of 2012 you will find three papers on the topic, two “Assembled” papers and one “Think Piece.”
Managing Editor Corner
Research Papers
Assembled (Rush to Press Papers)
“Think Pieces”
We are also happy to let you know of the following:

  • Our next issue Assembled (2013)  will be led by JVWR Managing Editor Prof. Yesha Sivan, Metaverse Labs & Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel
  • We just came back from Orlando Augmented Reality workshop and are already planning our next major JVWR event – in Milan, Italy. So mark your calendars around December 16-18, 2013 (

  • Check our web site's special page on events in our field for updates.
  • Review past issues on our website's specialall issues cover view page.
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  • Follow us @theJVWR on Twitter

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It is in the spirit of these holidays that we would like to say thank you and best wishes for 2013! May peace, prosperity, and happiness be yours throughout RL and VWs alike.

Tzafnat Shpak
Coordinating Editor
Prof. Yesha Y. Sivan
Managing Editor

TheJVWR - The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research
Managerial and Commercial Applications Vol. 5 No. 3 Cover

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Augmented Reality at ICIS 2012 - Teaser

1. Download String™ AR Showcase app for iPhone/iPad.
2. Point the camera at this image:

3.    Look around & inside. Don’t be afraid.
4.  Come to “AR@ICIS2012Augmented Reality in Information Systems: Setting a Research Agenda.

December 16, 2012 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Orlando Marriott World Center, Room: Crystal-N

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