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Multimedia Information Storage and Retrieval: Techniques and Technologies

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Since multimedia systems are required to store and manipulate a variety of media types -- including text, graphics, images, sound, audio, and video among many others -- applications such as video-on-demand systems, interactive television, and video conferencing are becoming widely available at warp speed. This presents new challenges and obstacles to those in the multimedia industry.

Multimedia Information Storage and Retrieval: Techniques and Technologies offers solutions to these challenges, providing data placement techniques, scheduling methods, caching techniques and emerging characteristics of multimedia information. Academicians, students, professionals and practitioners in the multimedia industry will benefit from this ground-breaking publication.

About the Author

Philip Kwok Chung Tse is now with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Bachelor of Science (computing studies) degree from the University of Hong Kong (1983) and a Doctor of Philosophy (computer science) from the Victoria University of Technology (2002). He has taught computer science and information technology subjects in the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Macquarie University, Sydney. He had worked for more than twelve years in the industry prior to joining the academic sector. His research interests include multimedia information storage, and visual information systems.

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