Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques — ECMAST’99

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

  • Helmut Leopold
  • Narciso García
Conference proceedings ECMAST 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1629)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Services & Applications

    1. F. Cortes, V. Darlayiannis, M. Herreo, G. Kyriakaki, R. Lüling, Y. Maragoudakis et al.
      Pages 1-14
    2. James Anderson, Rachael Vincent, Mervyn A. Jack
      Pages 15-25
    3. Kjell Stordahl, Nils Kristian Elnesgaard, Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen
      Pages 26-45
  3. Multimedia Terminals

    1. Roberto Becchini, Gianluca De Petris, Mario Guglielmo, Alain Morvan
      Pages 58-73
  4. Content Creation

    1. Andreas Kraft, Klaus Hofrichter
      Pages 74-82
    2. A. J. Mason, N. J. Yeadon
      Pages 84-96
    3. Ebroul Izquierdo, Fernando Lopes, Mohammed Ghanbari
      Pages 97-107
    4. The MPEG-4 PC Consortium, P. Gerken, St. Schultz, G. Knabe, F. Casalino, G. Di Cagno et al.
      Pages 108-119
  5. Physical Broadcast Infrastructure

    1. Jesús M. Fernández, J. Capdevila, R. García, S. Cabanillas, S. Mata, A. Mansilla et al.
      Pages 120-142
    2. M. A. Panduro, A. M. Molina, D. Rodríguez
      Pages 143-153
    3. J. Enssle, H. Halbauer, J. Otterbach, G. Schwörer
      Pages 154-168
  6. Multimedia Over The Internet — Part I

    1. Christine Guillemot, Stefan Wesner, Paul Christ
      Pages 181-196
    2. Rui L. Aguiar, José Luís Oliveira
      Pages 197-211
    3. Carlos Veciana-Nogués, Jordi Domingo-Pascual
      Pages 212-227
    4. Raffaele D’Albenzio, Simon Pietro Romano, Giorgio Ventre
      Pages 229-245
  7. Multimedia Over The Internet — Part II

    1. Nadia Kausar, Bob Briscoe, Jon Crowcroft
      Pages 246-261
    2. Irek Defée, Jami Kangasoja, Mika Rustari, COMIQS consortium
      Pages 262-280
    3. Burkhard Stiller, Torsten Braun, Manuel Günter, Bernhard Plattner
      Pages 281-296
  8. Metadata

    1. E. Hartley, A. P. Parkes, D. Hutchison
      Pages 297-315
    2. Patrick Piscaglia, Andrea Cavallaro, Michel Bonnet, Damien Douxchamps
      Pages 316-331
    3. Luis Velasco, Ian Marshall
      Pages 332-347
  9. 3D Imaging

    1. Luis Torres, Ferran Marqués, Luis Lorente, Verónica Vilaplana
      Pages 364-377
    2. Ioannis Kompatsiaris, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Michael G. Strintzis
      Pages 378-391
    3. Nikolaos Sarris, Georgios Tzanetos, Michael G. Strintzis
      Pages 392-405
  10. Multicast Protocols

    1. António Grilo, Mário Nunes
      Pages 406-422
    2. Stephan Block, Ken Chen, Philippe Godlewski, Ahmed Serhrouchni
      Pages 423-440
    3. Christoph Kuhmünch
      Pages 441-454
  11. Security & Protection

    1. Rüudiger Weis, Stefan Lucks
      Pages 456-471
    2. D. Nicholson, P. Kudumakis, J. -F. Delaigle
      Pages 472-492
  12. Mobility

    1. James Alty, Adam Bridgen, Iain Duncumb, Johan Ebenhard, Per Ruottinen
      Pages 534-551
    2. Michael Wallbaum, Dominique Carrega, Michael Krautgärtner, Hendrik Decker
      Pages 552-563
    3. P. Christ, P. Pogrzeba, Deutsche Telekom Berkom GmbH and MOTIVATE partners
      Pages 564-572
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 573-574

About these proceedings


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.


Internet Internet Services Mobile Communications Multimedia Multimedia Services Telecommunications Videoconferencing security

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Leopold
    • 1
  • Narciso García
    • 2
  1. 1.Telekom Austria HeadquartersViennaAustria
  2. 2.Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecommunicación Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI)Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66082-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48757-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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