Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Project Study or IDP
📌 Key facts
- 💡 Background
- 🦾Who We Are
- 🎯 Goals
- 🧠 Topics of Interest
- 🎓 Profile
- 📚 Further Reading
- 📄 Requirements to any Work
- 📬 How to Apply
With the renaming of Facebook to Meta, the idea of the Metaverse has gained enormous momentum. More and more work is being done to build the metaverse or metaverses of the future. As a result, an increasing number of new companies are entering the market with their own products and services. In the near future, there could be millions of different avatars and visually improving metaverses. But what is the advantage if their assets are not on a SQL database but on the blockchain? The advantage only comes to fruition when the assets have their value not only in a publisher ecosystem but are transferable. This requires open standards that ensure interoperability!
🦾Who We Are
The Chair for Strategy and Organization is focused on research with impact. This means we do not want to repeat old ideas and base our research solely on the research people did 10 years ago. Instead, we currently research topics that will shape the future. Topics such as Agile Organizations and Digital Disruption, Blockchain Technology, Creativity and Innovation, Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Diversity, Education: Education Technology and Performance Management, HRTech, Leadership, and Teams. We are always early in noticing trends, technologies, strategies, and organizations that shape the future, which has its ups and downs.
- Explore the state of the art when it comes to Metaverse Standards
- Investigate the following questions:
- What are the most important players establishing Metaverse standards?
- Which factors determine a successful standard?
- How could you establish one yourself?
- Are there other ways to achieve interoperability?
- Do we need open standards?
- Make your results visible
🧠 Topics of Interest
- The Metaverse
- Interoperability of Systems
- New Technology
- Reliable and self-driven
- Enthusiasm for Crypto / The Metaverse / New Technologies
- Ability to do sophisticated internet, desk research, and connect with practitioners
- Passionate to learn more about the future and do research with impact
📚 Further Reading
Web3, Interoperability and the Metaverse
For some people, Web3 is the metaverse. To others, it is completely mysterious, bound-up in a lot of crypto systems that seem opaque to newcomers. As I've written about in the past, the metaverse is the real-time, activity-based Internet.
Metaverse: technological hurdles and the grail of interoperability
Approximate reading time: 3 min As our physical and virtual worlds merge with one another, we are moving toward an augmented world. However, there are still hurdles to overcome on the path to turning the era of the metaverse from fiction into reality.
Interchange Tools + Standards and the Metaverse - MatthewBall.vc
This is Part VI of 'THE METAVERSE PRIMER' , which focuses on the role of Interchange Tools & Standards in 'The Metaverse'. Here, Interchange Tools & Standards is defined as "The tools, protocols, formats, services, and engines which serve as actual or de facto standards for interoperability, and enable the creation, operation and ongoing improvements to the Metaverse.
Building the Open Metaverse: Open Standards Governance
In the second episode of Building the Open Metaverse, Cesium CEO Patrick Cozzi and Marc Petit of Epic Games, discuss how open standards will enable the metaverse with guests Neil Trevett of NVIDIA and The Khronos Group, David Morin of Epic Games and Academy Software Foundation, and Ruth Suehle of Red Hat and the Apache Software Foundation.
Metaverse, Standards and Interoperability - Metapunk
A few years ago I wrote a piece on Forbes about the number of competing standards in the Internet of Things (IOT) industry. At the time there were 10 major factions fighting to become the standard for IOT, 6 vendors, in reality, controlling the outcome of the Internet of Things and they had a joint market cap* of $670 billion (*as of 2015, things have changed a lot!).
Why the Metaverse Needs to Be Open | Source: IEEE Spectrum - NAB Amplify
Source: Edd Gent, IEEE Spectrum In an interview with Edd Gent for IEEE Spectrum, Marc Petit of Epic Games, who oversees the company's real-time development platform Unreal Engine, discusses the need for open standards for the Metaverse in order to replicate the openness, connectivity and interoperability of the internet.
Oasis Consortium Issues New Digital Safety Standards for the Metaverse Era
SAN FRANCISCO, January 06, 2022--The Oasis Consortium, an organization of thought leaders across gaming, social media, and dating created to accelerate the development of an ethical Internet, has announced first-of-its-kind operating principles for a new digital age.
📄 Requirements to any Work
We do not want your research to gather dust in some corner of bookshelf but make it accessible to the world. Thus, we warmly encourage you to create some or all of the following:
- Infograph - visually represent some of your work (find examples here)
- Slide Deck - summarize your research and possibly present it
- Extract most important sequences from podcasts, videos, and other media
- 3-4 Tweets about the most important findings and summarizing the topic
- optional: Medium Article - let people outside the university know about your research and start your personal brand
📬 How to Apply
If you are interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe (e-mail below) by submitting your CV and grade report. Please also briefly outline your tentative research idea (research question, data and methods, possible outcomes with a tentative outline all in word as *.docx)
We're greatly looking forward to hearing more about you!