Server initiated delivery of multimedia information

  • R. J. Kummerfeld
Session C-2: Distributed System Platform
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1274)


Current research into architectures for delivery of multimedia to the home have concentrated on systems where a user requests an object and it is delivered in real time: an “on-demand” or “client pull” system.

This paper describes a new architecture that delivers multimedia objects asynchronously when the description of the object matches their interests and preferences: a “server push” system

The push-media approach to delivery of information is gaining popularity. Examples of the use of this approach will be discussed. Our pushmedia architecture will then be described including several example systems: a music-on-order system, a personalised audio news system and a listener constructed radio programme.


User System User Request Information Item Agent Program Publication Centre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Kummerfeld
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SydneySydney

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