Principles of a Public Multimedia Information Service

  • M. J. Hoogeveen
  • F. C. I. van den Eijnden
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


A next generation of public information services will include multimedia information services, and will have distributed characteristics. In this contribution light is shed on the principles of a Public Multimedia Information Service (PMIS) from the perspectives of end-users, information providers, service providers, network providers, and financial parties. A PMIS can form the basis of a Virtual Market (VM), the electronic market place which may become the most important economic exchange mechanism of the next century. A PMIS can be set up with current technology, but first organisational (e.g. standardisation) and economic (e.g. communication costs) bottlenecks need to be resolved.


Service Provider Information Service Multimedia Service Network Provider Information Provider 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.



Asynchronous Transfer Mode


CAble TeleVision


Computer Supported Co-operative Work


Financial Party


Hypermedia and Time Based structuring language


Information Provider


Integrated Services Digital Network


International Standardisation Organisation


Information Technology


Moving Pictures information coding Experts Group


Multimedia System


Network Provider


Open (Office) Document Architecture


Public Multimedia Information Service


Real-Time Operating System (for CD-I)


Standard Generalized Markup Language


Service Provider


Virtual Market


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Hoogeveen
    • 1
  • F. C. I. van den Eijnden
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematics ServicesPTT ResearchGroningenThe Netherlands

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