Modern technology like telephone and e-mail offers the possibility of an efficient information exchange between people. These technologies enable verbal communications, but interpersonal communications also consists of a non-verbal part, like visual gestures, expressing, e.g., the mood of the person you are dealing with or making the subject of discussion clear to your partner. For example, a business man needs to see the face of his business partner, to be able to decide whether his offer seems to be reasonable for his partner or not. Therefore, visual communications is regarded to be essential to avoid misunderstandings between people, occurring, e.g., because of the anonymous style of an e-mail.


Motion Estimation Memory Bandwidth Video Object VLSI Architecture VLSI Implementation 
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  • Peter Kuhn
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichGermany

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