On-Demand Hypermedia/Multimedia Service over Broadband Networks

TitleOn-Demand Hypermedia/Multimedia Service over Broadband Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBouras, C, Kapoulas, V, Spirakis, P, Moiras, D, Ouzounis, V, Tatakis, A
Conference Name5th IEEE International Symposium On High Performance Distributed Computing-HPDC-5, Syracuse, New York, USA
Date Published6 - 9 August

In this paper we present a unied approach for de-
livering hypermedia/multimedia objects over broadband
networks. Documents are stored in various multimedia
servers, while the inline data may reside in their own
media servers, attached to the multimedia servers. The
described service consists of several multimedia servers
and a set of functions that intend to present to the
end user interactive information in real-time. Users
interact with the service requesting multimedia docu-
ments on demand. Various media streams are trans-
mitted over dierent parallel connections according to
their transmission requirements. The hypermedia doc-
uments are structured using a hypermedia markup lan-
guage that keeps information of the spatiotemporal re-
lationships among document's media components.
In order to deal with the variant network behavior,
buering manipulation mechanisms and grading of the
transmitted media quality techniques are proposed to
smooth presentation and synchronization anomalies.