1st Edition

Handbook of Multimedia Computing



ISBN 9780849318252
Published September 29, 1998 by CRC Press
992 Pages

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Book Description

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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