Situated Multimedia for Mobile Communications

Situated Multimedia for Mobile Communications

J. Hakkila (Nokia Multimedia, Finland) and J. Mantyjarvi (VTT Technical Centre of Finland, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-953-3.ch013
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This chapter examines the integration of multimedia, mobile communication technology, and context-awareness for situated mobile multimedia. Situated mobile multimedia has been enabled by technological developments in recent years, including mobile phone integrated cameras, audio-video players, and multimedia editing tools, as well as improved sensing technologies and data transfer formats. It has potential for enhanced efficiency of the device usage, new applications, and mobile services related to creation, sharing, and storing of information. We introduce the background and the current status of the technology for the key elements constructing the situated mobile multimedia, and identify the existing development trends. Then, the future directions are examined by looking at the roadmaps and visions framed in the field.

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