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Date 11-12 Sept. 1997

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  • 1997 Fourth International Workshop on Community Networking Processing

    Publication Year: 1997
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  • Anywhere in the home

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):19 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (6)
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    The home PC, and the home computing environment in general, has undergone a significant evolution. We trace this evolution, and argue that the time is ripe for the development of an integrated networking infrastructure within the home, with the home PC as the focal point. Consumers to whom we have talked have definite ideas on what they would like to do with this infrastructure, and we discuss bot... View full abstract»

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  • The role of the PC in the connected home

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):13 - 18
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    Over the next few years homes will become increasingly “connected”, both internally and to the outside world. We expect to see a variety of broadband access networks appear to deliver digital content to the home, both Internet based and broadcast. At the same time, an increasing number of homes have multiple PCs and are beginning to connect them. As other consumer devices also become d... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging home digital networking needs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 12
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    In this paper, the situation of an emerging home network environment is examined. There are four driving needs for a home network. They are home automation, home computer, digital audio and video distribution, and digital access network. In the past, the home network is driven by home automation and analog audio and video distribution systems. Most recently, the effort on the development of a digi... View full abstract»

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  • Cable systems and test trials with cable modems in Slovenia

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):125 - 132
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    In Slovenia we have over 100 cable networks with approximately 220,000 cable connections. Some networks are in the reconstruction phase-topology of the system is transformed, the frequency band of networks is being increased, while the networks are being enabled for two-way communication. Several pilot projects are being carried out in Slovenia. An innovative technical solution for the cable modem... View full abstract»

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  • Successful product characteristics for electronic commerce: a taxonomy of transaction types

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):77 - 85
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    There is no generally accepted definition of what electronic commerce is, nor how to classify different types of electronic transactions. Without a clear definition or taxonomy, it is bound to be difficult to organize electronic commerce-related research activities. Neither is it possible for organizations to frame their electronic commerce strategies to address such issues as product promotion, p... View full abstract»

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  • Internet pricing and prioritization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):93 - 101
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    Considers the problems of Internet congestion and delays from an economic viewpoint and proposes a solution that properly aligns the economic incentives for both users and providers. As currently structured, economic incentives do not promote efficient usage. Furthermore, the current structure does not provide any incentive for service providers to increase capacity, and it does not allow them to ... View full abstract»

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  • Screen phones for interactive services

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):3 - 6
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    This paper elaborates on the role and evolution of screen phones for the deployment of interactive services on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Today, and for the next few years, Advanced Screen Telephony remains a means to enable the Public Telephone Network Operators to implement new services and offer them directly to the customer. With a modest investment in new equipment, they ca... View full abstract»

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  • The mirror-reflections on inhabited TV

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):149 - 156
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    Inhabited TV is a vision of future television services in which multi-user virtual environments deliver unprecedented levels of audience participation. Social chat and interaction are mixed with professional content and programming to create on-line communities. The Mirror was a ground-breaking collaborative experiment in Inhabited TV created by BT, Sony Illuminations and the BBC. Six on-line worl... View full abstract»

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  • BellSouth interactive media services in Chamblee, GA

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):121 - 124
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    During 1995, BellSouth constructed an advanced multimedia network in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. This network has been operational for over a year. This paper describes the expectations and accomplishments of that effort and the knowledge gained that can be applied to future networks View full abstract»

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  • Villa: an event based middleware for real-time collaboration on the Internet

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):65 - 74
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    It is becoming increasingly clear that the next generation of Internet applications will involve the efficient exchange of real-time information. The current Internet technology does not provide sufficient support for such applications. Instead, the current protocols and engines on the Internet are designed for static information browsing. A primary goal of this research project is to study the re... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband to the home: a Bell Atlantic perspective

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):25 - 30
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    The residential gateway (RG) is a critical element in offering residential broadband services. An RG provides the interface between customer premise equipment (CPE) and the network provider's residential access network. This paper examines the impact of two broadband services on RG functionality: high speed data service and video service. Sample protocol architectures capable of supporting these s... View full abstract»

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  • Delivering interactive services to home using digital video broadcast infrastructure

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):133 - 142
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    Commercial deployments of digital TV provide a digital video broadcast (DVB) infrastructure. DVB is a large digital broadband network with data delivery capability and with digital terminals (set-top boxes) at the user premises. As such, it provides a powerful platform for delivery of additional information and data services that can not only enrich but fundamentally transform the television viewi... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent agents for on-line commerce: a crying need for service standardization

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):87 - 92
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    The number of multimedia applications on the Internet is growing each day. Also, a wide variety of online services have been offered to telecom network users. However, the introduction of new services remains lengthy, and access to new services is often a painstaking task. One of the main reasons behind this problem is the lack of standards for describing information and services. Therefore, a sta... View full abstract»

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  • Information supply-chains and Webcasting: a design framework

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):103 - 111
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    Introduces a design framework for analyzing different intermediation structures in dynamic content creation and information distribution supply chains. The framework is developed around the concepts of content modularization and postponement. In the framework, modularization is related to inbound content as a combination of the different information components used in the assembly of the digital p... View full abstract»

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  • An advanced video platform for the cable industry

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):31 - 33
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    Two way Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC) networks are being rapidly deployed by major cable TV companies. This paper proposes an open platform consisting of a home set top box plus supporting network elements that would allow cable operators to offer advanced services that other delivery media would have difficulty in matching. The platform would support both analog and digital video broadcast delivery as ... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting technology to support multi-media composition

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):143 - 147
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    To meet the challenge of content production for fully digital distribution, the industry must develop advanced system architectures and methods to compose, manage, and distribute content. Technical models from software development methods and metacomputer architectures can be adapted to meet many anticipated requirements View full abstract»

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  • The field trial of regional community network in Hayashi company houses

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):115 - 120
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    Residential use of computer communication is a major topic in current computer and telecommunication research, and it is important to design a network platform which is capable of supporting residential users. As one such platform, we discuss the regional community network system. Employing fiber-optic subscriber lines, it provides a cost-effective LAN-like environment to regional community member... View full abstract»

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  • Prefetching protocols for VBR video on demand

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):37 - 43
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    In this paper we outline several high-performance prefetching protocols for the transport of VBR-encoded video on demand. For the same image quality and cost, our protocols allow a VoD service provider to provide significantly more video connections than what is possible with CBR-encoded videos. The protocols therefore allow VoD service providers to earn significantly more revenue without increasi... View full abstract»

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  • Network design of cable modem systems for WWW applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):45 - 51
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    The cable industry has begun testing and deploying high speed cable modems for data delivery. However, practical network designs require the estimation and prediction of performance under realistic traffic models and must consider the dominant factors that affect packet loss probabilities and offered load. In this paper we evaluate the use of a stochastic model of WWW client-server transactions as... View full abstract»

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  • Middleware support for scalable services

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):53 - 58
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    Services targeted to the home environment must deal with software and hardware heterogeneity of client and server machines. Distributed object based middleware is attractive for building distributed services in such heterogeneous environments for a number of reasons. In particular, distributed objects can hide the complexities that arise from distribution and heterogeneity in the underlying system... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability and availability issues in distributed component object model (DCOM)

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):59 - 63
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    Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) is one of the emerging standards for distributed objects. Before DCOM can be used to build mission-critical applications, the reliability and availability issues must be addressed. In this position paper, we outline the current research directions of the InterCOM project, which exploits the dynamic behavior, the extensible architecture, and the component s... View full abstract»

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