The Metaverse: A Systematic Literature Review to Map Scholarly Definitions

Mashael Yousef Almoqbel, Azadeh Naderi, Donghee Yvette Wohn, Nitesh Goyal

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Abstract

Metaverse is the new buzz word in the field of technology, particularly in the media and industry. Studies of virtual spaces have been going on in academia for decades, and industry has been creating such spaces as commercial products. However, the specific term "metaverse"has been used sparingly, and when used, the definitions have been inconsistent. In an effort to understand how researchers are using this term, we conducted a systematic literature review and reviewed articles that used and defined the term metaverse. We categorized the main characteristics that researchers have defined as being properties of the metaverse, finding broad overlaps but divergence in details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2022 - Conference Companion Publication of the 2022 Computer Supported Cooperative Workand Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages80-84
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391900
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2022
Event25th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2022 - Virtual, Online, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 8 2022Nov 22 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference25th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2022
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/8/2211/22/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Metaverse
  • systematic literature review
  • virtual reality
  • virtual worlds

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