The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century

Visions of World Experts

Editors: Furht, Borko (Ed.)

Buy this book

eBook 199,00 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-585-28767-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 248,56 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-8074-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 248,56 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5022-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts presents contributions from leading researchers and experts describing their current research and their views of the future trends in the field. The book consists of thirteen chapters in five parts. These chapters tackle a number of critical issues in distributed multimedia systems and applications - from VLSI processors that support multimedia and multimedia servers, through multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to merging multimedia applications.
Only a few years ago multimedia seemed like a brand new research field and an emerging new industry. Today, at the edge of the 21st century, multimedia research is coming of age, and the multimedia industry has significantly grown with the total market estimated to be about $50 billion. Several years ago it was felt that the digital media revolution had just started; however, the seeds had been sown long before. Fundamental technologies, such as interactive laser disks, video games, and electronic encyclopedias were invented in the 1970s and 80s. They represented the seeds for current `hot' applications, such as digital libraries, video-on-demand, interactive television, and videoconferencing.
Another aspect of the digital media revolution is the formation of a new media industry composed of computer, entertainment, communication, and consumer electronics companies. Many industry segments are currently involved in creating new products and services, positioning themselves for the 21st century. They include telephone, cable, and satellite TV companies, communication equipment companies, TV and radio broadcasters, on-line Internet service providers, cable channels, movie studios, record companies, book publishers, CD-ROM title creators, Internet tool vendors, multimedia software tools companies, computer companies, general software tools companies, computer add-on vendors, semiconductor vendors, and consumer electronics vendors.
Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts should stimulate the curiosity of its readers and inspire new technological breakthroughs in this exciting field. It serves as a valuable reference for system designers, engineers, programmers, and managers who are involved in multimedia systems, the Internet, and their applications. This book can also be used as a textbook for advanced courses on multimedia in engineering curricula.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Processor Architectures for Multimedia

    Furht, Borko

    Pages 3-28

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • DVDs: Much Needed “Shot in the Arm” for Video Servers

    Shastri, Vijnan (et al.)

    Pages 31-61

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Mitra: A Scalable Continuous Media Server

    Ghandeharizadeh, Shahram (et al.)

    Pages 63-90

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Multimedia Caching Strategies for Heterogeneous Application and Server Environments

    Dan, Asit (et al.)

    Pages 91-124

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Benchmarking Multimedia Databases

    Narasimhalu, A. Desai (et al.)

    Pages 127-148

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 199,00 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-585-28767-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 248,56 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-7923-8074-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 248,56 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5022-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Visions of World Experts
Editors
  • Borko Furht
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
431
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-28767-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-28767-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8074-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5022-2
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 324
Topics