Multimedia: Computing, Communications, and Applications

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Prentice Hall, 1995 - Multimedia systems - 854 pages
Providing an overview of the most current research and development areas in multimedia, as well as current ongoing project applications, this book takes a world view of the technology, discussing developments in the U.S., the Far East, as well as Europe. Covers technical areas, such as the representation and behavior of different media, data compression with respect to multimedia, multimedia hardware, computer technology, operating system support, support of network and communication systems, characteristics of multimedia databases, multimedia documents, abstraction of multimedia programming, and current multimedia applications. For engineers, programmers, and computer scientists.

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Media and Data Streams
9
Sound Audio
27
Images and Graphics
55
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Dr. Ralf Steinmetz worked for over nine years in industrial research and development of networked multimedia systems and applications. He has been head, since 1996, of the Multimedia Communications Lab at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. From 1997 to 2001 he directed the Fraunhofer (former GMD) Integrated Publishing Systems Institute IPSI in Darmstadt. In 1999 he founded the Hessian Telemedia Technology Competence Center (httc e.V.). His thematic focus in research and teaching is on multimedia communications with his vision of real "seamless multimedia communications." With over 250 refereed publications he has become ICCC Governor in 1999, leadership by the economic forum in Germany; was awarded the ranking of Fellow of both, the IEEE in 1999 and ACM in 2002.

Klaus Wehrle is leading the junior research group on Protocol-Engineering and Distributed Systems at Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute of Computer Science at University of TA1/4bingen (Germany). In July 2002 he received his PhD degree (with honors) for his dissertation on flexible and scalable quality-of-service mechanisms for the next generation Internet, which was awarded with the 2002 Doctoral Dissertation Award of SA1/4dwestmetall Association and the 2002 FZI Doctoral Dissertation Award (German Research Center for Information Technologie, FZI). In August 2002 he joined the ICIR networking group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) as a postdoctoral fellow in the area of Peer-to-Peer networking and overlay networks. In September 2003 he set up an independant junior research group in the area of Protocol-Engineering and Distributed Systems at University of TA1/4bingen. His research activities arefocused on (but not limited to) engineering of networking protocols, implementation techniques for protocols, formal description techniques for protocols, quality of service, multicast, network simulation, peer-to-peer-networking as well as all operating system issues of networking.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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