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Multimedia Software Engineering


Part of the International Series in Software Engineering book series (SOFT, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 29-34
  3. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 35-50
  4. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 51-70
  5. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 71-99
  6. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 137-145
  7. Shi-Kuo Chang
    Pages 223-228
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-238

About this book


Multimedia has two fundamental characteristics that can be expressed by the following formula: Multimedia = Multiple Media + Hypermedia. How can software engineering take advantage of these two characteristics? Will these two characteristics pose problems in multimedia systems design? These are some of the issues to be explored in this book.
The first two chapters will be of interest to managers, software engineers, programmers, and people interested in gaining an overall understanding of multimedia software engineering. The next six chapters present multimedia software engineering according to the conceptual framework introduced in Chapter One. This is of particular use to practitioners, system developers, multimedia application designers, programmers, and people interested in prototyping multimedia applications. The next three chapters are more research-oriented and are mainly intended for researchers working on the specification, modeling, and analysis of distributed multimedia systems, but will also be relevant to scientists, researchers, and software engineers interested in the systems and theoretical aspects of multimedia software engineering.
Multimedia Software Engineering can be used as a textbook in a graduate course on multimedia software engineering or in an undergraduate course on software design where the emphasis is on multimedia applications. It is especially suitable for a project-oriented course.


design development hypermedia language modeling multimedia multimedia system multimedia systems semantics software software engineering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of PittsburghUSA

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