Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies

Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies

Ismail Khalil (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria) and Edgar R. Weippl (Secure Business Austria, Austria)
Release Date: April, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 434
ISBN13: 9781609605636|ISBN10: 1609605632|EISBN13: 9781609605643|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-563-6

Description

We are living in a world of mobile multimedia. The field of mobile computing and multimedia is expanding in an unprecedented pace. Indicators are the rapidly increasing penetration of the smart phones and other mobile devices market around the world, which is growing nearly twice as fast as the desktop market. Mobile multimedia is the set of protocols and standards for multimedia information exchange over wireless networks. It enables information systems to process and transmit multimedia data to provide the end user with services from various areas, such as the mobile working place, mobile entertainment, mobile information retrieval, user-generated content and context based services.

Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies provides an in-depth coverage of next-generation mobile computing paradigm, including mobile wireless technologies, mobile services and applications, and research and development challenges surrounding backend systems, network infrastructure, and mobile terminals including smart phones and other mobile devices.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active multimedia network
  • Augmented reality
  • Coding, equalization, and modulation
  • Content distribution internetworking
  • Cooperation in mobile multimedia
  • Emerging access networks
  • Ergonomics and health issues
  • Industrial applications
  • Marketing strategies
  • Medical applications

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ismail Khalil (http://www.iiwas.org/ismail/) is a senior researcher and lecturer at the institute of telecooperation, Johanes Kepler University Linz, Austria, since October 2002. He is the president of the international organization of Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (@WAS). He holds a PhD in computer engineering and received his habilitation degree in applied computer science on his work on agents’ interaction in ubiquitous environments in May 2008. He currently teaches, consults, and conducts research in Mobile Multimedia, Cloud Computing, Agent Technologies, and the Semantic Web and is also interested in the broader business, social, and policy implications associated with the emerging information technologies. Before joining Johannes Kepler University of Linz, he was a research fellow at the Intelligent Systems Group at Utrecht University, Netherlands from 2001-2002 and the project manager of AgenCom project at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg - Austria from 2000-2001. Dr. Khalil has authored around 100 scientific publications, books, and book chapters. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia series, the book Mobile Multimedia: Communication Engineering Perspective, the book Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks, the book Innovations in Mobile Multimedia Communications and Applications: New Technologies and the book Advancing the Next-Generation of Mobile Computing: Emerging Technologies. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Web Information Systems (IJWIS), International Journal on Pervasive Computing and Communication (IJPCC) both published by Emerald Group publishing, UK, Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM) published by Rinton Press, USA, International Journal of Mobile Computing and Multimedia Communication (IJMCMC) published by IGI Global, USA, Advances in Next Generation Mobile Multimedia book series published by IGI Global, USA, and Atlantis Ambient and Pervasive Intelligence book series published by Atlantis and Springer. He is on the editorial board of several international journals. His work has been published and presented at various conferences and workshops.
Edgar R. Weippl (http://www.sba-research.org/team/management/edgar-weippl/) is Research Director of Secure Business Austria and Priv.-Doz. at the Vienna University of Technology. His research focuses on applied concepts of IT-security and e-learning. Edgar organizes the ARES conference and is on the editorial board of Computers & Security. After graduating with a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Edgar worked for two years in a research startup. He then spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant for an HMO in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the Vienna University of Technology and founded together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen the research center SBA Research - Secure Business Austria.