Multimedia networking brings all the benefits of multiservice networks for real-time multimedia applications; Whatever the goal - videoconferencing, distance learning, tele-medicine or mobile multimedia systems - the demand for expertise in the underlying technologies is growing rapidly. Intelligent and interactive multimedia applications require adaptive communication structures with dynamic provision of quality service and management. The information model of design should be centered around user need and participation, with deeper conception of interaction and to tailor systems to existing practice, to support temporal adaptation and evolution, to accomodate differences in individual styles, organizational roles and work processes. This text deals with the practical applications of artificial intelligence. It looks at the use of AI technology with multimedia networking, and exploits formal techniques to handle complex design issues.
The book introduces the basic details for readers new to the field, then discusses the following: synchronization and model checking of networked multimedia; planning multimedia presentations; active and intelligent networks; co-operative applications; and methodologies for specification.show more