Handbook of Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications

Borko Furht

December 29, 1998 by CRC Press
Reference - 888 Pages
ISBN 9780849318580 - CAT# 1858
Series: Internet and Communications

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  • Compiles seminal information from international experts within prominent industries and research centers
  • Addresses topics such as digital libraries, Java, virtual reality systems, and multimedia databases
  • Compares US and Asian perspectives of multimedia applications on the Internet as well as multimedia document systems
  • Summary

    Today, multimedia applications on the Internet are still in their infancy. They include personalized communications, such as Internet telephone and videophone, and interactive applications, such as video-on-demand, videoconferencing, distance learning, collaborative work, digital libraries, radio and television broadcasting, and others.
    Handbook of Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications, a companion to the author's Handbook of Multimedia Computing probes the development of systems supporting Internet and multimedia applications. Part one introduces basic multimedia and Internet concepts, user interfaces, standards, authoring techniques and tools, and video browsing and retrieval techniques. Part two covers multimedia and communications systems, including distributed multimedia systems, visual information systems, multimedia messaging and news systems, conference systems, and many others. Part three presents contemporary Internet and multimedia applications including multimedia education, interactive movies, multimedia document systems, multimedia broadcasting over the Internet, and mobile multimedia.