, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 347-351

Special issue on emerging multimedia applications

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Due to the latest developments in electronics industry, the emerging multimedia applications are smart, efficient as well as sensitive to the deployment constraints. The intelligent and soft computing techniques provide scalable and energy efficient multimedia solutions. The emerging multimedia tools can be used for various pervasive and ubiquitous applications such as health care, environmental monitoring, security and surveillance. This special issue includes 12 papers relating to these emerging applications.

In the paper titled “Stereo Panorama Acquisition and Display for Virtual Tour Systems,” Huang and Klette investigate methods for determining optimum parameters both for high-accuracy stereo panoramic image recording and displaying. They focus on automatic image disparity enhancement while displaying a stereo panorama. The experimental results show that these parameters are critical for ensuring high quality stereo viewing. The derived formulas are applicable in technologies for s