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Proceedings International Workshop on Multimedia Software Development

25-26 March 1996

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  • Proceedings International Workshop on Multimedia Software Development

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Multimedia conferencing systems as building blocks for complex cooperative applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 68
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    Cooperative and multimedia systems together give way for powerful user-centred tools. Current software design approaches do not reflect the complexity of such applications, a new level of abstraction is required. We present Work Scenario Graphs (WSG) and Scenario Flows (SCF) for the modelling of cooperative applications. Both modelling elements cope with different types of cooperative work and can... View full abstract»

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  • Specification of synchronization requirements for distributed multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):110 - 119
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    The field of distributed multimedia systems (DMS) has received a great deal of attention. Multimedia synchronization specification is an important issue in DMS since it must be addressed in the first phase of the development lifecycle. This paper presents a classification of multimedia application requirements and a comprehensive comparison of various Petri net models that have been proposed for t... View full abstract»

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  • A flexible type checking model for stream interface binding

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 60
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    The need to type-check interfaces in support of safe and meaningful binding of interfaces is widely recognized. Unfortunately, complete interface conformance rules have been defined for operational (or procedural) interfaces only. Generally applicable conformance rules for interfaces featuring continuous media flows have so far proven harder to define partly due to the difficulty of deciding what ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating design and development in the production of multimedia documents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):98 - 107
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    Production of multimedia artifacts demands guidance for both engineers developing software and designers generating content. This paper distinguishes conceptually between media, multiple media and multimedia and defines the multimedia document as both communicative object and system, thus identifying integration as a fundamental of production. It proposes media transformations as a means of descri... View full abstract»

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  • Spatio-temporal composition in multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):120 - 127
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    The motivation for this research work is the lack of a complete declarative method for representative spatio-temporal composition of objects in the current multimedia document standards and authoring tools. We define such a model which is based on a set of spatial and temporal relationships between actors in multimedia applications. Our work exploits existing approaches for spatial and temporal re... View full abstract»

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  • An engineering approach to electronic publishing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):80 - 88
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Electronic publishing refers to the use of computer technology in publishing or distributing information. This paper focuses on electronic publishing using the World Wide Web (WWW) as a distribution medium. The hypothesis of this paper is that electronic publishing on the Internet is in many ways analogous to developing software. Therefore, the principles and practices of software engineering that... View full abstract»

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  • A software platform for distributed multimedia applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):10 - 21
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    The paper discusses the functionality that a platform for distributed multimedia applications should provide. Five platforms-Touring Machine, Beteus, Lakes, Medusa and IMA-are presented and evaluated. The paper then introduces a new platform that is geared towards service provision in larger networks. In this platform, application and media processing are logically and per default geographically s... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptations of the text media type: addressing the user's perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):160 - 168
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    Multimedia user interfaces provide augmented interaction opportunities for the population at large to access and utilise interactive applications effectively and efficiently. Many efforts towards the development of multimedia user interfaces, however, can be characterised as technology-driven, thus not adequately supporting the exploitation of this technology by a wide range of users. In this pape... View full abstract»

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  • Architectural design of adaptive distributed multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):31 - 40
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    In the context of a collaborative research project funded by the Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research (CITR), we have developed a prototype system for remote access to News-on-Demand. This system allows the user to remotely access a multimedia database, containing news clips in the form of multimedia documents, over ATM and other types of networks. Special attention is given to quali... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia building blocks for distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):41 - 49
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    Building blocks for multimedia integration into distributed applications are special components decorated with three types of interfaces: first, the management interface for access to application management, resource reservation and so on; second, the data interface as data sink or data source for multimedia data communication; third, the user control interface to connect the building block to con... View full abstract»

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  • Security enhanced MPEG player

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):169 - 175
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    Conventional cryptography deals with the encryption and decryption of traditional textual data. The advent of networked multimedia systems will make continuous media streams, such as real-time audio and video, increasingly pervasive in future computing and communications environments. It is thus important to secure networked continuous media from potential eavesdroppers. We consider the process of... View full abstract»

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  • Configuring distributed multimedia applications using CINEMA

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 76
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    We describe the configuration of distributed multimedia applications using the CINEMA system. Components, interconnected by links via ports are used to handle multimedia data. Configuration management controls these interconnections, establishes components in threads on different systems and allows an interactive control of data handling functions. We present an object-oriented interface, that is ... View full abstract»

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  • Formal specification of multimedia authoring

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):128 - 137
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    An interactive multimedia presentation system is introduced. We firstly define a formal specification for interactive presentations in the Z notation. The model looks at the presentation from two views: the navigation view and the representation view. The presentation navigation is based on message passing among presentation frames of a presentation, while common information is inherited and share... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in multimedia software development

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 7
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    Multimedia has become a topic of high interest, and R&D contributions to multimedia fill piles of CD-ROMs, journals and books. Out in the field however only a comparatively small set of out-of-the-box niche multimedia applications is used; developing customized multimedia applications, tuned to the needs of a particular organization, remains much of a myth, not to speak of integrated enterpris... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Hollywood - The turbulent Marriage of Computer, TeIecom- and Media Industry

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 78
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  • Reviewing two multimedia presentation (quasi-) standards

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):140 - 149
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    We compare the BERKOM globally accessible services project (GLASS) with the well-known World-Wide Web with respect to the ease of development, realization, and distribution of multimedia presentations. This comparison is based on the experiences we gained when implementing a gateway between GLASS and the World-Wide Web. Since both systems are shown to have obvious weaknesses, we conclude this pape... View full abstract»

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  • A design methodology to maintain consistency between functional behavior and multimedia presentation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):89 - 97
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    For applications like MUSE simulation models, which are presented by advanced multimedia and virtual reality user interfaces, we have to provide methods to enhance trustworthy of those presentations. The question has to be answered, whether the user interface really reflects the application's functional behavior. We propose a new approach for a software design methodology supporting consistency ma... View full abstract»

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  • Authoring MHEG presentations with GLASS-Studio

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):150 - 158
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    Distributed multimedia applications gain a large attraction to the multimedia industry. The MHEG (Multimedia Hypermedia Expert Group) is developing an open international standard for the exchange of multimedia presentations and their work has become quite advanced. We describe the MHEG standard and its implementation in the GLASS project and present an open authoring environment for distributed mu... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated architecture for open distributed multimedia computing

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 30
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    Most existing research in the field of distributed multimedia computing is at the level of isolated system components, such as communication and operating system support for multimedia. The application level support for distributed multimedia and continuous media has so far been largely neglected. Little work has yet been carried out on comprehensively integrated platforms that combine authoring, ... View full abstract»

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