Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications

Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications

Timothy K. Shih (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 384
ISBN13: 9781930708297|ISBN10: 1930708297|EISBN13: 9781591400189|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93070-829-7


In the last few years we have observed an explosive growth of multimedia computing, communication and applications. This revolution is transforming the way people live, work, and interact with each other, and is impacting the way business, government services, education, entertainment and healthcare are operating. Yet, several issues related to modeling, specification, analysis and design of distributed multimedia database systems and multimedia information retrieval are still challenging to both researchers and practitioners. Distributed Multimedia Databases: Techniques and Applications points out these challenges and provides valuable suggestions toward the necessary solutions, by focusing on multimedia database techniques.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Timothy K. Shih is a Professor and the Chairman of Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C. His research interests include Multimedia Computing and Networking, Distance Learning, Software Engineering, and Formal Specification and Verification. He was a faculty of the Computer Engineering Department at Tamkang University in 1986. In 1993 and 1994, he was a part time faculty of the Computer Engineering Department at Santa Clara University. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Aizu, Japan in summer 1999. Dr. Shih received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Tamkang University and California State University, Chico, in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1993. Dr. Shih has published over 240 papers and participated in many international academic activities, including the organization of DMS’98, SEMA’99, IMMCN’2000, IEEE ICPADS’2000, ICCLC’2000, IEEE MNS’2000, SEMA’2000, CAIIC’2000, IEEE MNS’2001, DMS’2001, Human.Society@Internet’2001, IEEE PCM’2001, IEEE ICDCS-22, and IMMCN’2002. Dr. Shih has received many research awards, including Tamkang University research awards, NSC research awards (National Science Council of Taiwan), and IIAS research award of Germany. He also received many funded research grants from NSC, from the Institute of Information Industry, Taiwan, from the University of Aizu, Japan, and from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Dr. Shih has been invited frequently to give keynote speeches, tutorials, panels, and talks at international conferences and overseas research organizations, including ICCIMADE’01, CAIIC’2000, PDCAT’2001, IEEE PCM’2001, DMS’99, ICCLC’2000, IEEE COMPSAC’2000, MSE’2000, and DDMA’2001, Santa Clara University (USA), Hiroshima City University (Japan), Iwate Prefecture University (Japan), University of Aizu (Japan), City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Hosei University (Japan), and the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).