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Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques - Ecmast'99 : 4th European Conference, Madrid, Spain, May 26-28, 1999, Proceedings - Helmut Leopold

Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques - Ecmast'99

4th European Conference, Madrid, Spain, May 26-28, 1999, Proceedings

By: Helmut Leopold (Editor), Narciso Garcia (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th May 1999
ISBN: 9783540660828
Number Of Pages: 580

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The liberalisation in the telecommunication market and thus the advent of competition has had a tremendous impact on business in this area. New operators have started to offer telecommunication services in competition with the classical national network operators. This in turn will have an impact on the market share, the tariff structure, the Quality of Service (QoS) and the services offered to the end customers. A way to maintain or increase revenue for network operators is to additionally offer new services to the customers. The final target is a so-called "Full Service Network (FSN)", which is capable of offering all types of bi-directional multimedia services. The provisioning of new telecommunication services in general and new multimedia services in particular is made possible by the availability of several new technologies as well as through advances in standardisation. R&D policies world-wide but especially in Europe have forced the development of new networking technologies such as ATM, xDSL and HFC as well as new video technologies as defined by DVB and DAVIC.

Services & Applications
The SICMA Teleteaching Trial on ADSL and Intranet Networksp. 1
Usability Assessment of Collaborative Shared-Space Telepresence Shopping Servicesp. 15
Risk Methodology for Multimedia Projects Assessmentsp. 26
Multimedia Terminals
Efficient End-Host Resource Management with Kernel Optimizations for Multimedia Applicationsp. 46
SOMMIT Project: Enabling New Services for the Next Generation of Digital TV Receiversp. 58
Content Creation
An Approach for Script-Based Broadcast Application Productionp. 74
The ATLANTIC Audio Demonstration Systemp. 84
Object-Based Motion Parameterization Using Shape Adaptive Bilinear Warpingp. 97
Authoring and Playing of MPEG-4 Content for Local and Broadcast Applicationsp. 108
Physical Broadcast Infrastructure
Single Frequency Networks for Digital Video Broadcastingp. 120
The Return Channel in Collective Installationsp. 143
Feasibility Model Implementation and Evaluation of an HFC S-CDMA Broadband Return Channel Conceptp. 154
Analysis of a Multiple Service MAC Layer for Two-Way Two-Layer LMDS Networksp. 169
Multimedia Over The Internet - Part I
Integrating MPEG-4 into the Internetp. 181
New Services on an Advanced Internetp. 197
Adaptive Video on Demand Service on RSVP Capable Networkp. 212
An Engineering Approach to QoS Provisioning over the Internetp. 229
Multimedia Over the Internet - Part II
A Charging Model for Sessions on the Internetp. 246
COMIQS System for Commercial Presentations on the Internetp. 262
The CATI Project: Charging and Accounting Technology for the Internetp. 281
A Conceptual Framework to Support Content-Based Multimedia Applicationsp. 297
High Level Description of Video Surveillance Sequencesp. 316
Enabling Flexible Services Using XML Metadatap. 332
3D Imaging
VIDAS Analysis/Synthesis Tools for Natural-to-Virtual Face Representationp. 348
Face Location and Recognition for Video Indexing in the Hypermedia Projectp. 364
Object Articulation Based on Local 3D Motion Estimationp. 378
Three Dimensional Model Adaptation and Tracking of a Human Facep. 392
Multicast Protocols
H.323 Videoconference over Native ATMp. 406
Some Design Issues of SRMTP, a Scalable Reliable Multicast Transport Protocolp. 423
A Multicast Gateway for Dial-In Linesp. 441
Security & Protection
Fast Multimedia Encryption in JAVAp. 456
Watermarking in the MPEG-4 Contextp. 472
Protecting Intellectual Proprietary Rights Trough Secure Interactive Contract Negotiationp. 493
Multimedia Dialogue Management in Agent-Based Open Service Environmentsp. 515
MEMO: The Specification of a Hybrid System for Interactive Broadcast and Internet Access Using DAB and GSMp. 534
A Mobile Middleware Component Providing Voice over IP Services to Mobile Usersp. 552
Introducing Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting Servicesp. 564
Author Indexp. 573
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ISBN: 9783540660828
ISBN-10: 3540660828
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 580
Published: 19th May 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.07
Weight (kg): 0.82