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Temporal Relations and Synchronization Agents
Summer 1996 (vol. 3 no. 2)
pp. 30-39

The spatiotemporal semantics associated with multimedia objects make the data and applications more complex to generate and control. Intelligent synchronization agents, which deal easily with both absolute and relative scheduling requirements, are therefore ideal for multimedia integration. The paper includes a formal specification model, Interoperable Petri Nets (IPNs), to describe agents' behavior and to capture the temporal semantics existing among distributed multimedia objects.

Contact: Yahya Y. Al-Salqan, Concurrent Engineering Research Center, P.O. Box 6506, Chestnut Ridge Rd., West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 26506, e-mail Contact: Yakup Paker, Dept. of Computer Science, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, U.K., +44 (0) 171-9755316, e-mail

Yahya Y. Al-Salqan, Carl K. Chang, "Temporal Relations and Synchronization Agents," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 30-39, Summer 1996, doi:10.1109/93.502292
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