Multimedia Databases in Perspective

  • P. M. G. Apers
  • H. M. Blanken
  • M. A. W. Houtsma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Requirements for a Multimedia Database

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henk Blanken
      Pages 3-11
    3. Wolfgang Klas, Arjen de Vries, Christian Breiteneder
      Pages 13-30
    4. Wolfgang Klas, Karl Aberer
      Pages 31-61
  3. Client Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Christian Breiteneder
      Pages 65-83
    3. Peter Apers
      Pages 85-98
  4. Server Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Peter Pistor, Henk Blanken
      Pages 101-116
    3. Peter Verkoulen, Henk Blanken
      Pages 117-143
    4. Anastasia Analyti, Stavros Christodoulakis
      Pages 145-179
    5. Elisa Bertino, Barbara Catania, Elena Ferrari
      Pages 181-217
    6. Christos Faloutsos
      Pages 219-245
  5. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Tatjana Burkow, Sape Mullender
      Pages 249-287
    3. Wolfgang Effelsberg
      Pages 289-304
    4. Maurice Houtsma, Wouter Teeuw, Manfred van Gurchom
      Pages 305-326
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-373

About this book


During the last decade, multimedia has emerged as a major research and de­ velopment area. Pushed by advanced technology like huge-capacity storage de­ vices, fast networks, and powerful work stations, new applications have arisen. Many definitions of multimedia systems exist, one of them being computer sys­ tems that support interactive use of at least one of the following information sources: graphics, image, voice, sound, and video. These systems have caused a boom in the world of entertainment, but also in other business areas great opportunities for novel products and services are available. The size of multi­ media data is often huge, and the storage of huge amounts of data is a task normally allocated to database management systems. Although some modern database management systems offer facilities to support development of multi­ media applications, many problems related to multimedia support are still not well understood. This book reports on research efforts to solve some of these problems. An in­ troductory knowledge of databases, and also of operating systems and network technology is assumed. The book is very suitable as material for courses at senior or graduate level, but also for upgrading the skills of computer scientists working on database management systems, multimedia systems or applications. The book consists of four parts. Part I is called "Requirements for a Mul­ timedia Database" and comprises chapters one to three. Chapter one presents an outline of the book.


Access DBMS Hypertext SGML UNIX WWW architectures data modelling database database systems hypermedia information system multimedia query processing video

Editors and affiliations

  • P. M. G. Apers
    • 1
  • H. M. Blanken
    • 1
  • M. A. W. Houtsma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Telematics Research CenterEnschedeThe Netherlands

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