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Multimedia Systems ( [Hardcover]

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Multimedia Systems discusses the basic characteristics of multimedia operating systems, networking and communication, and multimedia middleware systems. The overall goal of the book is to provide a broad understanding of multimedia systems and applications in an integrated manner: a multimedia application and its user interface must be developed in an integrated fashion with underlying multimedia middleware, operating systems, networks, security, and multimedia devices.

Fundamental characteristics of multimedia operating and distributed communication systems are presented, especially scheduling algorithms and other OS supporting approaches for multimedia applications with soft-real-time deadlines, multimedia file systems and servers with their decision algorithms for data placement, scheduling and buffer management, multimedia communication, transport, and streaming protocols, services with their error control, congestion control and other Quality of Service aware and adaptive algorithms, synchronization services with their skew control methods, and group communication with their group coordinating algorithms and other distributed services.

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Pages   466
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 7.9" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   2.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 28, 2004
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540408673  
ISBN13  9783540408673  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Ralf Steinmetz worked for over nine years in industrial research and development of networked multimedia systems and applications. He has been head, since 1996, of the Multimedia Communications Lab at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. From 1997 to 2001 he directed the Fraunhofer (former GMD) Integrated Publishing Systems Institute IPSI in Darmstadt. In 1999 he founded the Hessian Telemedia Technology Competence Center (httc e.V.). His thematic focus in research and teaching is on multimedia communications with his vision of real "seamless multimedia communications." With over 250 refereed publications he has become ICCC Governor in 1999, leadership by the economic forum in Germany; was awarded the ranking of Fellow of both, the IEEE in 1999 and ACM in 2002.

Klaus Wehrle is leading the junior research group on Protocol-Engineering and Distributed Systems at Wilhelm-Schickard-Institute of Computer Science at University of TA1/4bingen (Germany). In July 2002 he received his PhD degree (with honors) for his dissertation on flexible and scalable quality-of-service mechanisms for the next generation Internet, which was awarded with the 2002 Doctoral Dissertation Award of SA1/4dwestmetall Association and the 2002 FZI Doctoral Dissertation Award (German Research Center for Information Technologie, FZI). In August 2002 he joined the ICIR networking group at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) as a postdoctoral fellow in the area of Peer-to-Peer networking and overlay networks. In September 2003 he set up an independant junior research group in the area of Protocol-Engineering and Distributed Systems at University of TA1/4bingen. His research activities arefocused on (but not limited to) engineering of networking protocols, implementation techniques for protocols, formal description techniques for protocols, quality of service, multicast, network simulation, peer-to-peer-networking as well as all operating system issues of networking.

Ralf Steinmetz has an academic affiliation as follows - Darmstadt University of Technology,.

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