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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction

Hongjiang Zhang,     Microsoft Research, China

THE RAPID advances in multimedia computing in recent years have been driven by the needs of Internet and other applications to efficiently store, process, and communicate multimedia data. In Part I of this book, we consider that audio, image, video, and their combinations are the major types of multimedia data. The key tasks involved in handling multimedia data include processing, compression, and retrieval of audio, image, and video data. In the last few decades, enormous research efforts have been devoted to these areas of multimedia computing and significant scientific and technological advancements have resulted. However, many challenging problems and issues in these areas remain ...

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