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Building Korean DMZ Metaverse Using a Web-Based Metaverse Platform

R&D Research Center, IGI Korea, Seoul 08376, Korea
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Academic Editor: Dimitris Mourtzis
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(15), 7908;
Received: 1 July 2022 / Revised: 2 August 2022 / Accepted: 3 August 2022 / Published: 7 August 2022
(This article belongs to the Topic Virtual Reality, Digital Twins, the Metaverse)
Metaverse is a compound word of “Meta” and “Universe”, meaning a world that transcends reality, a new virtual world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-face-to-face further accelerated the activation of the Metaverse. The Metaverse has the attractiveness of arousing user interest, high service scalability, and the potential to combine multiple revenue models. Therefore, many industries are adopting the Metaverse. The Republic of Korea has been on a ceasefire, since 1953, after the Korean War. After the war, the DMZ was decided in an area of 2 km from north to south (total of 4 km), centered on the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). The DMZ area is the largest nature conservation area in Asia and a military area where public access is strictly restricted. The Ministry of Unification is trying to reduce tensions and establish peace in the DMZ area by raising the interest of Korean people, as well as people around the world, through the DMZ Metaverse application. The Korean government has its own e-Government framework and cloud operating environments. In order to adopt the Metaverse to Korean government agencies and operate them sustainably, it is essential to support the e-Government framework and the cloud environments. In this paper, the design features, architecture, models, and functions of OnTwins, a Metaverse platform serviceable in the Korean government IT operating environment, are elaborated in detail. The DMZ Metaverse public service built on the platform will also be introduced. Finally, after comparing it with other Metaverse platforms, future research directions are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Metaverse; Web3D; digital twin; virtual world; VR/AR Metaverse; Web3D; digital twin; virtual world; VR/AR
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Choi, S.; Yoon, K.; Kim, M.; Yoo, J.; Lee, B.; Song, I.; Woo, J. Building Korean DMZ Metaverse Using a Web-Based Metaverse Platform. Appl. Sci. 2022, 12, 7908.

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Choi S, Yoon K, Kim M, Yoo J, Lee B, Song I, Woo J. Building Korean DMZ Metaverse Using a Web-Based Metaverse Platform. Applied Sciences. 2022; 12(15):7908.

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Choi, Sangsu, Kajoong Yoon, Miae Kim, Jintak Yoo, Bonghyeon Lee, Inho Song, and Jungyub Woo. 2022. "Building Korean DMZ Metaverse Using a Web-Based Metaverse Platform" Applied Sciences 12, no. 15: 7908.

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