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Handbook of Multimedia Computing

1st Edition

By Borko Furht

CRC Press

992 pages

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Hardback: 9780849318252
pub: 1998-09-29
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Multimedia computing has emerged as a major area of research. Coupled with high-speed networks, multimedia computer systems have opened a spectrum of new applications by combining a variety of information sources, such as voice, graphics, animation, images, audio, and video.

Handbook on Multimedia Computing provides a comprehensive resource on advanced topics in this field, considered here as the integration of four industries: computer, communication, broadcasting/entertainment, and consumer electronics. This indispensable reference compiles contributions from 80 academic and industry leaders, examining all the major subsets of multimedia activity.

Four parts divide the text:

  • Basic Concepts and Standards introduces basic multimedia terminology, taxonomy, and concepts, including multimedia objects, user interfaces, and standards

  • Multimedia Retrieval and Processing Techniques addresses various aspects of audio, image, and video retrieval; indexing; and processing techniques and systems

  • Multimedia Systems and Techniques covers critical multimedia issues, such as multimedia synchronization, operating systems for multimedia, multimedia databases, storage organizations, and processor architectures

  • Multimedia Communications and Networking discusses networking issues, such as quality of service, resource management, and video transport

    An indispensable reference, Handbook on Multimedia Computing covers every aspect of multimedia applications and technology. It gives you the tools you need to understand and work in this fast-paced, continuously changing field.

  • Table of Contents

    Basic Concepts and Standards

    Multimedia Taxonomy for Design and Evaluation, Rachelle S. Heller and C. Dianne Martin

    Multimedia Objects, Atsushi Atarashi and Rei Hamikawa

    Multimedia Data Modeling and Management for Semantic Content Retrieval, C.H.C. Leung and D. Sutanto

    Middleware Platforms to Support Multimedia Applications, John Bates

    DAVIC and Multimedia Standards, Hari Kalva, Shih-Fu Chang, and Alexandros Eleftheriadis

    Interactive Multimedia User Interfaces, Meera Blattner

    Digital Audio Presentation and Compression, Ray Westwater

    Image Presentation and Compression, Borko Furht

    Video Presentation and Compression, Borko Furht and Ray Westwater

    Multimedia Systems and Techniques

    Processor Architectures for Multimedia, Borko Furht

    Authoring Techniques for Temporal Scenarios of Multimedia Documents, Muriel Jourdan, Nabil Layaida, and Cecile Roisin

    Scheduling for Integrated Service in Multimedia Systems, Narasimha Reddy

    Storage Organization and Performance for Multimedia Data, Clement Leung and Philip K.C. Tse

    Multimedia Synchronization, B. Prabhakaran

    High-Precision Temporal Synchronization in Multimedia Systems, Wolfgang Halang, Markus Wannemacher, Reiner Lichtenecker, Philip Laplante, and Alex D. Stoyen

    Design of Multimedia Servers, Shahram Ghandeharizadeh

    Multimedia Database Managment Systems, Karl Aberer, Heiko Thimm, and Erich J. Neuhold

    Multimedia Support in Java, Joe Celli and Borko Furht

    Operating Systems Issues for Continuous Media, Henning Schulzrinne

    Hypermedia Techniques for Distributed Systems, Mark Kessler and Borko Furht

    Distributed Multimedia Systems, Victor O.K. Li and Wan-Jiun Liao

    Interactive Movies, Ryohei Nakatsu and Naoko Tosa

    Virtual Reality Systems for Browsing Multimedia, Antonio Massari, Lorenzo Saladini. Matthias Hemmje, and Fabio Sisinni

    Multimedia Virtual Reality Systems, Tsuneo Ikedo

    Multimedia Education, Claude Ghaoui and Roy Rada

    Multimedia Communications and Networking

    Multimedia Communications Systems, Ken-Ichi Aihara

    Video Transport in ATM Networks: A System View, D. Raychaudhuri, Daniel Reininger, and R. Siracusa

    Quality of Service in Networked Multimedia Systems, Klara Nahrstedt

    End-to-End Quality in Multimedia Applications, John Riedl and Mark Claypool

    Resource Management in Multimedia Systems, Lars C. Wolf

    A Framework for Building Adaptive Continuous Media Conferencing and Collaborative Computing, Eve M. Schooler

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COMPUTERS / General
    COMPUTERS / Database Management / General
    COMPUTERS / Internet / General