Multimedia Systems and Techniques

  • Borko¬†Furht

Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 350)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rei Hamakawa, Atsushi Atarashi
    Pages 1-41
  3. Borko Furht
    Pages 43-86
  4. Harrick M. Vin, P. Venkat Rangan
    Pages 123-144
  5. Borko Furht, Hari Kalva
    Pages 145-175
  6. B. Prabhakaran
    Pages 177-216
  7. Ramesh Jain
    Pages 217-253
  8. A. L. Narasimha Reddy
    Pages 255-291
  9. Stephen W. Smoliar, HongJiang Zhang
    Pages 293-322
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 323-325

About this book


Multimedia computing has emerged in the last few years as a major area of research. Multimedia computer systems have opened a wide range of applications by combining a variety of information sources, such as voice, graphics, animation, images, audio and full-motion video. Looking at the big picture, multimedia can be viewed as the merging of three industries: computer, communications, and broadcasting industries.
Research and development efforts can be divided into two areas. As the first area of research, much effort has been centered on the stand-alone multimedia workstation and associated software systems and tools, such as music composition, computer-aided education and training, and interactive video. However, the combination of multimedia computing with distributed systems offers even greater potential. New applications based on distributed multimedia systems include multimedia information systems, collaborative and video conferencing systems, on-demand multimedia services, and distance learning.
Multimedia Systems and Techniques is one of two volumes published by Kluwer, both of which provide a broad introduction into this fast moving area. The book covers fundamental concepts and techniques used in multimedia systems. The topics include multimedia objects and related models, multimedia compression techniques and standards, multimedia interfaces, multimedia storage techniques, multimedia communication and networking, multimedia synchronization techniques, multimedia information systems, scheduling in multimedia systems, and video indexing and retrieval techniques.
Multimedia Systems and Techniques, together with its companion volume, Multimedia Tools and Applications, is intended for anyone involved in multimedia system design and applications and can be used as a textbook for advanced courses on multimedia.


Animation Audio Multimedia Standard Text Video communication development distributed systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Borko¬†Furht
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8577-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1341-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-3405
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