MPAI has posted the MPAI Metaverse Model (MMM) on the 3rd of January 2023 calling for comments and contributions until the 23rd of January and organised two online presentations. You can see the recording of one presentation and the powerpoint file:

YouTube Non-YouTube The MPAI Metaverse Model WD0.5

The MMM is a proposal for a method to develop Metaverse standards. It is based on an experience honed during decades of digital media standardisation that seeks to accommodate the extreme heterogeneity of industries all needing a common technology complemented by industry specificities.

The MMM is not just a proposal of a method. It also includes a roadmap and implements the first steps of it. The steps of the roadmap are not intended to be implemented in a strict sequential way.

The table below indicates the steps. Steps 1 to 4 are ongoing and included in the MMM. Step 5 has started.

# Step Content
1 Terms and Definitions A set of interconnected and consistent set of terms and definitions.
2 Assumptions A set of assumptions guiding the development of metaverse standards, starting from:

  1. Collect functionalities.
  2. Develop the Common Metaverse Specifications (CMS) .
  3. Establish industry-specific profiles based on CMS technologies.
3 Use Cases A set of 18 use cases with workflows used to develop metaverse functionalities.
4 External Services Potentially used by a metaverse instance to develop metaverse functionalities.
5 Functional Profiles Develop profiles that reference functionalities included in the MMM, not technologies.
6 Metaverse Architecture Develop a metaverse architecture with functional blocks and data exchanged between blocks.
7 Functional Requirements of Data Format Develop functional requirements of the data formats exchanged between blocks.
8 CMS Table of Contents Identify and organise all technologies required to support the MMM functionalities.
9 MPAI standards Enter MPAI standards relevant to the metaverse into the CMS Table of Contents.