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1994 Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems

14-19 May 1994

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  • Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Panel I-computer-generated music and multimedia computing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):87 - 88
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    Addresses the roles of computer music research in multimedia and vice-versa in a set of short presentations followed by a panel discussion. At least some of these roles are summarized here. Brief introductory statements from the panel are presented illustrating current directions in computer music. There is already an interesting overlap and exchange between the fields of multimedia and computer g... View full abstract»

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  • A network architecture for distributed multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):76 - 85
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (12)
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    Presents a novel network architecture for distributed multimedia systems. The VuNet is a gigabit-per-second desk/local-area ATM network which interconnects general-purpose workstations, network-based multimedia devices and bridges to other networks. During the course of an application, media streams are exchanged between the workstations, and devices in a seamless manner. This architecture has sev... View full abstract»

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  • An SNMP MIB for the ST-II Protocol

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):63 - 75
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    An SNMP MIB for the ST-II Protocol is presented. The ST-II Protocol is the Experimental Internet Stream Protocol Version 2. The MIB is composed of two parts. The first part strictly follows the components and structures given in C. Topolcic et al., (Experimental Internet Stream Protocol, Version 2 (ST-II), Request for Comments 1190). It is therefore generic. The second (and much smaller) part deal... View full abstract»

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  • Information caching for delivery of personalized video programs on home entertainment channels

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):214 - 223
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (15)
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    The synergy between computing and information systems promises to herald a new epoch in which users not only have access to mundane services, such as television, radio, and telephones, but they also have access to an entirely new variety of entertainment services that are automatically customized to suit their individual needs. The authors explore the architectural considerations that underlie the... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive control for packet video

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):56 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (8)
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    Describes a portable and robust software mechanism for adaptive frame rate control for real time packet video transfer and viewing in workstation environments. No special hardware or system support is assumed. It includes (1) a responsive feedback system for dynamic presentation layer rate control in response to network load, (2) a simple and effective transport layer flow control scheme built upo... View full abstract»

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  • Towards automating the creation of hypermedia service manuals by compiling specifications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):203 - 212
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (7)
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    Hypermedia creation is still considered to be a laborious task in the present stage of multimedia computing, particularly for information migrated from older forms. Existing automatic creation methods only generate restricted forms of hyperlinking and have been developed primarily for the conversion of free textual information. They have limitations in creating hyperlinked service manuals which of... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive document management system for shared multimedia data

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):245 - 254
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (38)
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    Presents a methodology for managing information resources by permitting aggregations of mixed-media documents to be interactively defined, shared, and managed using relational database management technology in concert with an extended object-oriented data model. This hybrid approach, based on a polymorphic object model (POM), allows the definition and instantiation of new types of compound documen... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating object-oriented scripting languages with HyTime

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):425 - 434
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (11)
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    HyTime provides a comprehensive set of primitives for composing hypermedia documents, but does not provide facilities for representing interaction or dynamic behavior, areas which are required in commercial multimedia authoring environments. In previous work we have developed and implemented a prototype HyTime engine called HyOctane in which HyTime interactive multimedia documents can be stored an... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences of developing distributed multimedia business applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):363 - 374
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    Interest in multimedia applications has risen dramatically of late, in large measure due to significant advances in key enabling technologies and the rapid convergence of telephone, cable TV, and entertainment conglomerates. While the mass-media has focused very tightly on the impact of these developments on the home entertainment industry, it seems that, somewhere lost in the shuffle, has been a ... View full abstract»

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  • Standardizing a multimedia interchange format: a comparison of OMFI and MHEG

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):463 - 472
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Two standards for cross-platform interchange of multimedia content are OMFI and MHEG. OMFI is currently being reviewed as the only submission to the Interactive Multimedia Association for the Data Exchange RFT. MHEG is an ISO committee effort that has recently moved to Draft International Standard status. We summarize the main features of these two standards and compare them. Additionally we prese... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic parsing of news video

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):45 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (11)
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    Video content parsing is possible when one has an a priori model of a video's structure based on domain knowledge. This paper presents work on using domain knowledge to parse content of news video programs. Approaches to locating and identifying frame structure models based on temporal and spatial structure of news video data, along with algorithms to apply these models in parsing news video, have... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences from production of a cross-platform multimedia CD

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):194 - 202
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    The creation of a cross-platform multimedia CD-ROM requires a detailed project plan, cooperation from data providers and vendors, and spans a wide variety of skills. The common perception that making a CD is as easy as copying files from one disk to another is not true. There are a number of technical and administrative issues that confront a CD producer. Problems result from the integration of mu... View full abstract»

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  • Specification and synthesis of a multimedia synchronizer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):544 - 549
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    We synthesize the detailed behavior of a synchronizer for multimedia applications. A protocol architecture is presented to separate synchronization concerns from communication issues. Application-level sync requirements (ASR) are built by combining high-level timing primitives and analyzed to detect any inconsistency. The behavior of a synchronizer is modeled as a system of concurrent timed automa... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-assisted content-based retrieval for multimedia databases

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):131 - 139
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    In accordance with the progress of data management ability of computers, databases have become able to integrate various types of data in an application domain, and are now called multimedia databases. Unlike conventional databases managing only textual and numerical data, multimedia databases are required to evaluate properties of the data specified in a query. In this paper, a system which enabl... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia data management for process control

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):332 - 341
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    Future process control systems will incorporate multimedia information, bringing a sense of visual reality into the control room and providing more effective communication using a richer vocabulary of media. We outline several new advanced techniques of ongoing research for organizing, managing, browsing, and filtering integrated process control data to support the needs of next-generation applica... View full abstract»

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  • An observation-based admission control algorithm for multimedia servers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):234 - 243
    Cited by:  Papers (56)  |  Patents (13)
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    Proposes a novel observation-based admission control algorithm, in which a client is admitted for service by a multimedia server only if the predicted extrapolation from the status quo measurements of the storage server utilization indicate that the service requirements of all the clients can be met satisfactorily. The performance of the admission control algorithm, and hence, the number of client... View full abstract»

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  • A proposed bus arbitration scheme for multimedia workstations

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):415 - 423
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (8)
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    The integration of video and audio into computers requires the support of continuous data streams at the hardware level. This paper proposes a bus bandwidth management and access arbitration scheme for a multimedia workstation. It assumes that a multimedia workstation consists of several specialized processing modules which are linked by a packet-switched bus. Using the proposed scheme, the bus ca... View full abstract»

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  • TeamBuilder-a consistently decentralized hyper-information system for team formation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):556 - 561
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    There is an increasing trend towards the decentralization of computation and human activities. Group activities are oriented around shared information. In this paper, the design and use of TeamBuilder, a CSCW prototype that demonstrates how to support team formation and teamwork by combining elements of computer networking, hypermedia and group user interfaces, is described. TeamBuilder creates an... View full abstract»

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  • A development platform for multimedia applications in a distributed, ATM network environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):154 - 163
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    Using current development techniques multimedia application creation is an ad hoc process yielding applications rooted in particular environments. The authors have designed authoring and presentation facilities which manage the creation and display of interactive multimedia presentations for applications in a distributed context. They illustrate with a prototype platform and applications developed... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting temporal multimedia operations in object-oriented database systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):352 - 361
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    Advanced applications in fields like electronic publishing and telecooperation face the problem of handling multimedia information. Conventional database systems do not offer adequate support for storage management as they do not provide for the modelling, indexing, and manipulation of multimedia data. Database management systems need to be extended if they should be able to handle multimedia info... View full abstract»

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  • Mbuild-multimedia data builder with box and glue

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):520 - 525
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    This paper describes a new type of multimedia data editor, Mbuild. In Mbuild, “temporal glue”, an extension of TEX's glue, is used, and multimedia data, specifically video and audio, are composed and edited with relative location, rather than absolute location, being specified on the time-line. This makes it quite easy to edit composite multimedia data View full abstract»

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  • Real-time decoding and display of structured video

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):456 - 462
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (23)
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    Structured (or model-based or analysis-synthesis) video refers to the representation of moving scenes in terms of component parts which are assembled according to scripting information to produce images for viewing. This sort of representation has advantages for both compression and interactivity. We describe a software implementation on a data-flow computer system which renders and composites two... View full abstract»

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  • NVR: a system for networked virtual reality

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):37 - 44
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    Describes the design, implementation, and analysis of the NVR system. NVR is a software toolkit that facilitates the creation of networked virtual worlds. It uses the client-server network architecture, operates on low-end computer hardware, and allows for networking over the Internet. Design choices are described and explained. Techniques used by NVR that address problems inherent to networked vi... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating multimedia availability for groupware

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):508 - 513
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    The production of non-traditional documents (multimedia) by a group, as opposed to an individual, is the main motivation of this research work. To work properly, a group needs to communicate: more than enhancing the contents of documents, multimedia technology can also be used to enhance the communication channels within a group. How these factors (multimedia documents and communication and groups... View full abstract»

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