Multimedia Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 11, 2004 - Computers - 245 pages
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Multimedia Applications discusses the basic characteristics of multimedia document handling, programming, security, human computer interfaces, and multimedia application services. 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 information and properties of hypermedia document handling, multimedia security and various aspects of multimedia applications are presented, especially about document handling and their standards, programming of multimedia applications, design of multimedia information at human computer interfaces, multimedia security challenges such as encryption and watermarking, multimedia in education, as well as multimedia applications to assist preparation, processing and application of multimedia content.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
11 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Multimedia
2
12 Contents of This Book
4
131 Systems and Services for Multimedia Applications
5
132 Multimedia Applications
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Database Systems
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22 Multimediaspecific Properties of an MMDBMS
11
222 Information Retrieval and Multimedia Queries
12
553 Tags in HTML
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555 Cascading Style Sheets
121
556 Creating HTML Pages
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557 SGML and HTML
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559 Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language SMIL
124
56 Dynamic Documents
125
562 Java
127
563 Applets and Applications in Java
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225 Management and Output of Continuous Data
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232 Modeling the Structure and Behavior of Media Data
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233 Document Modeling
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234 Meta Data
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24 MMDBMS Implementation
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241 Platform for Structural Data Management
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242 Media Servers
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243 Multimedia Output Components
22
Programming
23
31 Abstraction Levels
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311 Device Drivers
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313 Frameworks and Libraries
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314 Application Generators
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32 Requirements for Programming Languages
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322 Realtime Requirements
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327 Robustness
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332 Object Model Properties
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Java
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34 Objectoriented Frameworks and Class Libraries
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342 Modeling Devices
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Java Media Framework
40
OMG and CORBA
41
Digital Audio Video Council DAVIC
43
DSMCC
46
Security
51
42 General Security Requirements and Properties
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Cryptography
57
432 Partial Encryption
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433 Commercial Tools for Selective Video Encryption
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434 Scalable Adaptation of the Encryption Cost
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435 Transparent Encryption for TryBuy Transactions
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Digital Signatures
66
442 Contentbased Digital Signatures for Single and Motion Pictures
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443 Problems with HypermediaMultimedia Formats
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Steganographic Methods
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452 Digital WatermarksMethodology
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453 Methods for Single Images
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454 Methods for Motion Pictures
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455 Methods for Audio Data
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456 Methods for 3D Scenes
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458 Copyright Protection Architectures
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461 Unidirectional Distribution Services
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462 Information Services
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463 Conference Systems
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47 Final Remarks
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Documents Hypertext and Hypermedia
87
511 Document Architectures
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512 Manipulating Multimedia Data
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52 Hypertext and Hypermedia
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521 Hypertext Hypermedia and Multimedia
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Example and Typical Applications
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523 History
101
Architecture Nodes and References
103
525 Closing Remarks on Hypertext Systems
107
53 The SGML Document Architecture
109
531 Using SGML
110
532 SGML and Multimedia
112
533 Final Remarks
113
541 Architecture of the World Wide Web
114
55 The Hypertext Markup Language HTML
117
551 The Structure of HTML Pages
118
564 JavaScript
130
565 ActiveX
131
568 Closing Remarks
132
Design
133
62 Visualizations
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621 Objective Visualizations
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622 Abstract Visualizations
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623 Producing Visualizations
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624 Good and Bad Visualizations
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Logos Icons and Pictograms
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64 Illustrations
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65 Image Production Techniques
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66 Typography
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661 Layout
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67 Esthetics
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User Interfaces
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Remotecontrolled Video Camera
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72 Usability
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73 Direct Manipulation
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732 Forms of Directness
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733 Discussion of Direct Manipulation
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74 Guidelines for Userfriendly User Interfaces
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75 Components of Graphical User Interfaces
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76 GUI and the Audio Medium
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77 Innovative Forms of Interaction
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Multimedia Learning
173
81 Learning Software
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83 Types of Learning Software
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84 Learning Theories
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842 Cognitivism
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843 Constructivism
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844 Integrating the Learning Theories
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85 Trends and Current Developments
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87 Adaptive Learning Systems
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872 Adaptive Hypermedia Systems AHS
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88 AHS Systems an Overview
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882 Other Adaptive Hypermedia Systems
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89 Telelearning
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810 Computersupported Cooperative Learning
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811 eLearning Standards
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8112 The Metadata Scheme LOM
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812 Closing Remarks
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Multimedia Applications
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91 Media Preparation
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92 Media Editing
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93 Media Integration
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94 Media Transmission
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941 Interactive Services
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942 Multimedia Distribution Services
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951 Electronic Books and Magazines
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953 TeleShopping
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iLAND
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962 The Roomware Concept
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963 The DynaWall
211
965 The CommChair
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967 Dynamic Offices
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97 Closing Remarks
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Bibliography
215
Index
235
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About the author (2004)

Prof. Ralf Steinmetz worked for over nine years in industrial research and development of distributed multimedia systems and applications. Since 1996 he is the head 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 200 refereed publications he has become ICCC Governor in 1999; was awarded the ranking of Fellow of both, the IEEE in 1999 and the ACM in 2002. 

Prof. Klara Nahrstedt is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Over the last ten years she has been working on various research problems in the area of Quality of Service provisioning for real-time multimedia processing and communication systems and published over 100 papers in leading conferences and journals. She is the editor-in-chief of the ACM/Springer Multimedia Journal, as well as she has served on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Computer Networks Journal, Journal on Multimedia Applications and Tools, and ACM Computer Communication Review Journal.

For her research results she was awarded the Early NSF Career Award, the Junior Xerox Award, IEEE Communication Society Leonard Abraham Award for Research Achievements, and the Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professorship Chair.