Document Type : Original Article


PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


The aim of the research was to identify and prioritize metaverse infrastructures with a fuzzy approach. This analysis has been done in a quantitative and applied manner. The identified criteria were screened using the fuzzy Delphi analysis method, and the internal and external relationship of the screened components was investigated using the fuzzy Dimetal technique. The surveyed community were experts in the field of information technology and artificial intelligence. 14 people were selected using purposive sampling. Using MATLAB software, Fuzzy DeMetal analysis and EXCEL software for fuzzy Delphi analysis were performed. The identified criteria were determined based on the library method in the previous section. 8 criteria were identified. In this research, 8 main criteria were identified based on the fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making method of Delphi and DEMATEL. These 8 criteria are: virtual reality and augmented reality technology, complex networks and communications, powerful processing, servers and cloud infrastructure, metaverse development platforms and software, security and information protection, interactive technologies and artificial intelligence technologies. Based on the Delphi technique, all items were confirmed. In the Fuzzy Dimetal technique, it was found that interactive technologies have the highest priority. Artificial intelligence technologies ranked second. Interactive technologies based on existing technologies have a special place in Metaverse. Augmented reality provides an opportunity to merge the real world with virtual elements.


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