Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization

  • Mario Montagud
  • Pablo Cesar
  • Fernando Boronat
  • Jack Jansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Montagud, Pablo Cesar, Fernando Boronat, Jack Jansen
      Pages 3-31
    3. Zixia Huang, Klara Nahrstedt, Ralf Steinmetz
      Pages 33-71
  3. Applications, Use Cases, and Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mukesh Kumar Saini, Wei Tsang Ooi
      Pages 167-190
  4. User Experience and Evaluation Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Ragnhild Eg, Kjetil Raaen
      Pages 211-228
    3. Gunilla Berndtsson, Marwin Schmitt, Peter Hughes, Janto Skowronek, Katrin Schoenenberg, Alexander Raake
      Pages 229-270
    4. Jeroen Vanattenhoven, David Geerts
      Pages 271-294
    5. Pingguo Huang, Mya Sithu, Yutaka Ishibashi
      Pages 295-317
    6. Niall Murray, Gabriel-Miro Muntean, Yuansong Qiao, Brian Lee
      Pages 319-356
  5. Document Formats and Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Dick C. A. Bulterman
      Pages 359-385
    3. Marcio Ferreira Moreno, Romualdo M. de R. Costa, Marcelo F. Moreno
      Pages 387-410
    4. Lourdes Beloqui Yuste
      Pages 411-450
    5. Jean Le Feuvre, Cyril Concolato
      Pages 451-473
    6. Ingar M. Arntzen, Njål T. Borch, François Daoust
      Pages 475-504
    7. M. Oskar van Deventer, Michael Probst, Christoph Ziegler
      Pages 505-544
  6. Algorithms, Protocols and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 545-545
    2. Tim Stevens, Stephen Appleby
      Pages 547-564
    3. Vamsidhar R. Gaddam, Ragnar Langseth, Håkon K. Stensland, Carsten Griwodz, Michael Riegler, Tomas Kupka et al.
      Pages 565-592
    4. Rolf Bardeli
      Pages 629-648
    5. Mu Mu, Hans Stokking, Frank den Hartog
      Pages 649-676
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 677-679

About this book


This book provides an approachable overview of the most recent advances in the fascinating field of media synchronization (mediasync), gathering contributions from the most representative and influential experts. Understanding the challenges of this field in the current multi-sensory, multi-device, and multi-protocol world is not an easy task. The book revisits the foundations of mediasync, including theoretical frameworks and models, highlights ongoing research efforts, like hybrid broadband broadcast (HBB) delivery and users’ perception modeling (i.e., Quality of Experience or QoE), and paves the way for the future (e.g., towards the deployment of multi-sensory and ultra-realistic experiences).

Although many advances around mediasync have been devised and deployed, this area of research is getting renewed attention to overcome remaining challenges in the next-generation (heterogeneous and ubiquitous) media ecosystem. Given the significant advances in this research area, its current relevance and the multiple disciplines it involves, the availability of a reference book on mediasync becomes necessary. This book fills the gap in this context. In particular, it addresses key aspects and reviews the most relevant contributions within the mediasync research space, from different perspectives.

Mediasync: Handbook on Multimedia Synchronization is the perfect companion for scholars and practitioners that want to acquire strong knowledge about this research area, and also approach the challenges behind ensuring the best mediated experiences, by providing the adequate synchronization between the media elements that constitute these experiences.


Media Synchronisation Real-time interactive and distributed systems immersive experiences inter-media and inter-device synchronisation Quality of service (QoS) / Quality of Experience (QoE)

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Montagud
    • 1
  • Pablo Cesar
    • 2
  • Fernando Boronat
    • 3
  • Jack Jansen
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de ComunicacionesUniversitat Politècnica de València (UPV) – Campus de GandiaValencia, Grao de GandiaSpain
  2. 2.Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Departamento de ComunicacionesUniversitat Politècnica de València (UPV) – Campus de GandiaValencia, Grao de GandiaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65839-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65840-7
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