Resource selection in heterogeneous communication environments using the teleservice descriptor

  • Tom Pfeifer
  • Stefan Arbanowski
  • Radu Popescu-Zeletin
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1356)


Automated processes in distributed communication environments require tools for unifying heterogeneous multimedia services. The Teleservice Descriptor is introduced for generic handling and integration of traditional and innovative forms of communication. The Intelligent Resource Selector applies this descriptor for dynamic selection of communication end points and combination of necessary converters for service interworking. The Intelligent Personal Communication Support System provides the test-bed for the implementation of the developed algorithms, applicable in CPE, TINA and IN solutions.


Multimedia communication in distributed heterogeneous networking and communication environments Media Conversion Quality of Service Personal Communication Support Personal Mobility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Pfeifer
    • 1
  • Stefan Arbanowski
    • 1
  • Radu Popescu-Zeletin
    • 1
  1. 1.Open Communication Systems (OKS)Technical University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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