Towards a Fully MPEG-21 Compliant Adaptation Engine: Complementary Description Tools and Architectural Models

  • Fernando López
  • José M. Martínez
  • Narciso García
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5811)


This paper develops a number of aspects of metadata-driven adaptation within the MPEG-21 framework that we consider are not clearly covered in the standard. Specifically, the paper introduces three complementary description tools that we have made use of and that we consider would fill certain gaps in the standard. Besides, this paper offers a group of architectural design patterns along with a pragmatic group of considerations that we have gathered during the development of our MPEG-21 compliant adaptation engine.


multimedia adaptation mpeg-21 description tools 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando López
    • 1
  • José M. Martínez
    • 1
  • Narciso García
    • 2
  1. 1.Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes, Escuela Politécnica SuperiorUniversidad Autónoma de MadridSpain
  2. 2.E. T. S. I. TelecomunicaciónUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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