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JSW 2022 Vol.17(4): 158-167 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.17.4.158-167

TCP/IP Model for Metaverse Networks and Some Potential Applications

Xinyue Liang1, Mengyao Chen1, Weijun Zhu1,2*, Yiran Wang1, Zhen Luo1, Mengmeng Xu1, and Jian Wang1
1School of Network Engineering, Zhoukou Normal University, Zhoukou, China.
2School of Computer & Artificial Intelligence, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China.


Abstract—It is well known that internet will play a key role to the infrastructure of metaverse, while different immerging virtual worlds communicate with each other. However, the common TCP/IP model is not suitable enough for metaverse networks. To this end, we explore a preliminary frame of revised TCP/IP model. At first, a new layer called metaverse layer is defined. And then, this layer is placed as the top layer, i.e., the upper of the application layer in TCP/IP model. As a result, a novel network model having the six layers is obtained. Our simulated experiments indicate the feasibility of the new model. Furthermore, we explore several potential application scenes of metaverse networks in this paper.

Index Terms—metaverse network, virtual world, TCP/IP model, metaverse layer.

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Cite: Xinyue Liang1, Mengyao Chen, Weijun Zhu, Yiran Wang, Zhen Luo, Mengmeng Xu, and Jian Wang, "TCP/IP Model for Metaverse Networks and Some Potential Applications," Journal of Software vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 158-167, 2022.

Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0)

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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