News Archive


On Thursday, November 25, our second team project held their kick-off presentation. In this project, we are experimenting with another 3D output alternative to our system, based on XML3D. XML3D is a new XML language for describing and manipulating three dimensional scenes in the WWW. The goal of the team project is to integrate peers@play with XML3D. To achieve this, we teamed up with the creators of XML3D, Prof. Slusallek's group at the DFKI Saarbrücken. They will participate in the project, providing feedback and code. 'This looks very promising and I'm absolutely thrilled about this cooperation', Gregor Schiele said.

With the end of May, Markus Poeplau is leaving the peers@play project. Since May 2009  he managed our project web page. Starting August he is going to spend a semester abroad at the 'Universidad del Pacifico' in Ecuador. Thanks a lot for your great work Markus, you did a great job! Have fun in Ecuador!

On Thursday May 27th two of our students  gave their final presentations of their Bachelor Theses. Thomas Fuß presented his results for ‘Design and Implementation of a Data Structure in Order to Use Potentially Visible Sets in Distributed Virtual Environments’. The topic of Patrick Philipp’s Thesis was ‘Analysis and Evaluation of Location Models for Multi Parallel Distributed Virtual Environments’. As always you can find their theses and presentation slides in the Publications Section.


On Thursday, May 22nd, Janick Edinger held his final presentation of his Bachelor Thesis. The topic was "Classification of Evaluation-Criteria for Coordinator Nodes". You may find more details in the Publications Section.


Recently the entire peers@play project switched to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. At the same time the new .NET 4.0. framework was introduced into the project.


Since Gregor Schiele and Richard Süselbeck are attending the expert talk of GI KuVS in Munich the weekly peers@play meeting is not going to take place on Thursday, May 6th.


Starting June 1st Janick Edinger is going to be the new student worker responsible for web content.


Janick Edinger - a student of business administration - recently turned in his Bachelor Thesis "Classification of Evaluation Criteria for Coordinator Nodes"

The peers@play Team is looking for a student worker, who is capable of managing the content  of the peers@play webpage. Knowledge of CMS (especially Joomla) are advantageous but not necessarily mandatory. If you are interested please send your application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The iX Magazin - a magazin for professional Information technology - recently published an article about the research hall number 9 at the CeBIT. The peers-at-play project  is mentioned as well.

"The department of distributed systems of the University of Duisburg-Essen is forming a cloud consisting out of peer-to-peer connected Game-Clients, that replace all together in an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) the central server - thereby help saving costs for Game producers"

(iX, Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik, Editon April 2010, page 14 - 15)


Since recently the peers-at-play team is being supported by four students, who are working together on the Master Team Project mentioned in the News section earlier. The topic of the project is Hybrid Massive Parallel Virtual Environments. The four members of the project are Samuel Michalak, Felix & Fabian Roth and Lars Eckart.


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