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An Open Modular Architecture for Effective Integration of Virtual Worlds in the Web

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The Web and virtual worlds are currently crossing their ways, and although there are some efforts made to integrate them into each other, those typically rely on technologies that are rather esoteric to most web-developers. In this paper, we present a new open architecture that combines several emerging and established technologies to provide convenient tools for developing virtual worlds in the Web. These technologies are easy to learn and understand by the web community and allow for quick prototyping. Overall the modular architecture allows virtual worlds to be developed more quickly and more widely deployed.