© 1999

Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques — ECMAST’99

4th European Conference Madrid, Spain, May 26–28, 1999 Proceedings

  • Helmut Leopold
  • Narciso García
Conference proceedings ECMAST 1999

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1629)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Services & Applications

    1. F. Cortes, V. Darlayiannis, M. Herreo, G. Kyriakaki, R. Lüling, Y. Maragoudakis et al.
      Pages 1-14
    2. James Anderson, Rachael Vincent, Mervyn A. Jack
      Pages 15-25
    3. Kjell Stordahl, Nils Kristian Elnesgaard, Leif Aarthun Ims, Borgar Tørre Olsen
      Pages 26-45
  3. Multimedia Terminals

    1. Roberto Becchini, Gianluca De Petris, Mario Guglielmo, Alain Morvan
      Pages 58-73
  4. Content Creation

    1. Andreas Kraft, Klaus Hofrichter
      Pages 74-82
    2. A. J. Mason, N. J. Yeadon
      Pages 84-96
    3. Ebroul Izquierdo, Fernando Lopes, Mohammed Ghanbari
      Pages 97-107
    4. The MPEG-4 PC Consortium, P. Gerken, St. Schultz, G. Knabe, F. Casalino, G. Di Cagno et al.
      Pages 108-119
  5. Physical Broadcast Infrastructure

    1. Jesús M. Fernández, J. Capdevila, R. García, S. Cabanillas, S. Mata, A. Mansilla et al.
      Pages 120-142
    2. M. A. Panduro, A. M. Molina, D. Rodríguez
      Pages 143-153
    3. J. Enssle, H. Halbauer, J. Otterbach, G. Schwörer
      Pages 154-168
  6. Multimedia Over The Internet — Part I

    1. Christine Guillemot, Stefan Wesner, Paul Christ
      Pages 181-196
    2. Rui L. Aguiar, José Luís Oliveira
      Pages 197-211
    3. Carlos Veciana-Nogués, Jordi Domingo-Pascual
      Pages 212-227
    4. Raffaele D’Albenzio, Simon Pietro Romano, Giorgio Ventre
      Pages 229-245
  7. Multimedia Over The Internet — Part II

    1. Nadia Kausar, Bob Briscoe, Jon Crowcroft
      Pages 246-261
    2. Irek Defée, Jami Kangasoja, Mika Rustari, COMIQS consortium
      Pages 262-280

About these proceedings


The liberalisation in the telecommunication market and thus the advent of competition has had a tremendous impact on business in this area. New operators have started to offer telecommunication services in competition with the classical national network operators. This in turn will have an impact on the market share, the tariff structure, the Quality of Service (QoS) and the services offered to the end customers. A way to maintain or increase revenue for network operators is to additionally offer new services to the customers. The final target is a so-called "Full Service Network (FSN)", which is capable of offering all types of bi-directional multimedia services. The provisioning of new telecommunication services in general and new multimedia services in particular is made possible by the availability of several new technologies as well as through advances in standardisation. R&D policies world-wide but especially in Europe have forced the development of new networking technologies such as ATM, xDSL and HFC as well as new video technologies as defined by DVB and DAVIC.


Internet Internet Services Mobile Communications Multimedia Multimedia Services Telecommunications Videoconferencing security

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Leopold
    • 1
  • Narciso García
    • 2
  1. 1.Telekom Austria HeadquartersViennaAustria
  2. 2.Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecommunicación Grupo de Tratamiento de Imágenes (GTI)Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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