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24th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, 2004. Proceedings. (2004)
Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Mar. 23, 2004 to Mar. 24, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2087-1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Session 1A: Quality of Service Issues for Applications

Autonomic Group Protocol for Distributed Systems (Abstract)

Tomoya Enokido , Tokyo Denki University
Makoto Takizawa , Tokyo Denki University
pp. 4-9

A New Scheduler for AF and EF in a DS Node (Abstract)

Lain-Chyr Hwang , I-Shou University
Steen J. Hsu , I-Shou University
Cheng-Yuan Ku , Chung-Cheng University
Chun-Shin Jie , I-Shou University
pp. 10-15

Extended Video Stream by Media Transcoding Functions (Abstract)

Koji Hashimoto , Iwate Prefectural University
Yoshitaka Shibata , Iwate Prefectural University
pp. 16-21
Session 1B: Advanced Internet Technologies and Applications (1)

A New Media Access Control Protocol for Single Hop WDM Networks (Abstract)

Akio Koyama , Yamagata University
Leonard Barolli , Fukuoka Institute of Technology
Bernady O. Apduhan , Kyushu Sangyo University
Rozeta Miho , Polytechnic University of Tirana
pp. 24-29

Using Metadata in SLA Negotiation over Premium IP Networks (Abstract)

S. D?Antonio , University of Napoli "Federico II"
M. D?Arienzo , ITEM - Laboratorio Nazionale CINI per l?Informatica e la Telematica Multimediali
A. Pescap? , ITEM - Laboratorio Nazionale CINI per l?Informatica e la Telematica Multimediali and University of Napoli "Federico II"
S. P. Romano , ITEM - Laboratorio Nazionale CINI per l?Informatica e la Telematica Multimediali
G. Ventre , ITEM - Laboratorio Nazionale CINI per l?Informatica e la Telematica Multimediali
pp. 30-35

Performance Improvement of TCP Vegas over Heterogeneous Networks (Abstract)

Yi-Cheng Chan , National Chiao Tung University
Chia-Tai Chan , National Chiao Tung University
Yaw-Chung Chen , National Chiao Tung University
pp. 36-41
Session 2A: Distributed Multimedia Systems and Shared Applications (1)

Searching Restricted Documents in a Cooperative Search Engine (Abstract)

Nobuyoshi Sato , Toyo University
Minoru Udagawa , Toyo University
Minoru Uehara , Toyo University
Yoshifumi Sakai , Tohoku University
pp. 44-49

Construction of the Traditional Crafting Search Engine Using Kansei Information Processing (Abstract)

Akihiro Miyakawa , Iwate Prefectural University and Ishikawa Prefecture
Kaoru Sugita , Iwate Prefectural University
Yoshitaka Shibata , Iwate Prefectural University
pp. 50-55

Distributed Index Updating Method for Intranet Information Retrieval (Abstract)

Minoru Udagawa , Toyo University
Nobuyoshi Sato , Toyo University
Minoru Uehara , Toyo University
Yoshifumi Sakai , Tohoku University
pp. 56-61
Session 2B: Advanced Internet Technologies and Applications (2)

Heterogeneous Groups to Causally Ordered Delivery (Abstract)

Satoshi Kawanami , Tokyo Denki University
Tomoya Enokido , Tokyo Denki University
Makoto Takizawa , Tokyo Denki University
pp. 70-75
Session 3A: Distributed Multimedia Systems and Shared Applications (2)

TOMSCOP - A Synchronous P2P Collaboration Platform over JXTA (Abstract)

Tomomi Kawashima , Hosei University
Jianhua Ma , Hosei University
pp. 85-90

Proxy-Assisted Periodic Broadcast with Multiple Servers (Abstract)

Ewa Kusmierek , University of Minnesota
David H. C. Du , University of Minnesota
pp. 91-96
Session 3B: Wireless Networks and Mobile Multimedia Applications (1)

Delayed-Duplicated ACK (DDA) Algorithm for TCP Performance Enhancement to Overcome Packet Sequence Disruption in Fast-Handoff of Mobile IPv6 (Abstract)

Dongwook Lee , Kwang-ju Institute of Science and Technology
Jong Won Kim , Kwang-ju Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 98-103

Interference on Multipath QoS Routing for Ad Hoc Wireless Network (Abstract)

Ying-Hong Wang , Tamkang University
Hung-Zu Lin , Tamkang University
Shu-Min Chang , Tamkang University
pp. 104-109
Session 4A: Content-Based Multimedia Information Retrieval Tools

Kansei Retrieval Method Using the Quantitative Feature of Traditional Japanese Crafting Object (Abstract)

Kaoru Sugita , Iwate prefectural University
Tomoyuki Ishida , Iwate prefectural University
Akihiro Miyakawa , Iwate Prefectural University and Ishikawa Prefecture
Yoshitaka Shibata , Iwate Prefectural University
pp. 112-117

A Study of Shape-Based Image Retrieval (Abstract)

Hwei-Jen Lin , Tamkang University
Yang-Ta Kao , Tamkang University
Shwu-Huey Yen , Tamkang University
Chia-Jen Wang , Tamkang University
pp. 118-123

Video Scene Determination Using Audiovisual Data Analysis (Abstract)

Seungmin Rho , Ajou University
Eenjun Hwang , Ajou University
pp. 124-129

Efficient Indexing and Retrieval Scheme for VRML Database (Abstract)

Ching-Sheng Wang , Aletheia University
Jia-Fu Chen , Aletheia University
Lun-Ping Hung , Kuang Wu Institute of Technology
Chun-Hong Huang , Tamkang University
pp. 130-135
Session 4B: Wireless Networks and Mobile Multimedia Applications (2)

On The Effect of the Handover Mechanisms in QoS Performance in Wireless Multimedia Networks (Abstract)

Rosa Risue? , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Pedro Cuenca , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Francisco Delicado , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Luis Orozco-Barbosa , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Antonio Garrido , Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
pp. 138-143

A Timing-Based Bandwidth Allocation Protocol for QoS Provisioning in Multimedia Wireless Networks (Abstract)

Jau-Yang Chang , National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and Chin Min College of Technology and Commerce
Hsing-Lung Chen , National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
pp. 144-149

Multimedia Wireless Interactive and Collaborative Telecom Services (Abstract)

Zi? Choukair , ENST Bretagne
Makoto Takizawa , Tokyo Denki University
pp. 150-155
Session 5A: Multimedia Tool and Systems (1)

On-Line Advancement of Transmission Plans in Video-on-Demand (Abstract)

Juan Segarra , Universidad de Zaragoza
Vicent Cholvi , Universitat Jaume I
pp. 158-163

Hierarchical Network Architecture for Layered Video Streaming (Abstract)

W-F. Poon , Hong Kong Polytechnic University
K-T. Lo , Hong Kong Polytechnic University
J. Feng , City University of Hong Kong
pp. 164-169
Session 5B: Watermarking and Images

A Maximum a Posteriori Identification Criterion for Wavelet Domain Watermarking (Abstract)

Ng Tek Ming , National University of Singapore
Hari Krishna Garg , National University of Singapore
pp. 178-183

DCT and DWT-Based Image Watermarking by Using Subsampling (Abstract)

Min-Jen Tsai , National Chiao Tung University
Hsiao-Ying Hung , National Chiao Tung University
pp. 184-189

High Probability Impulsive Noise Removal for Corrupted Images (Abstract)

Ju-Yuan Hsiao , National Changhua University of Education
Shu-Yi Chen , National Changhua University of Education
pp. 190-194
Session 6A: Multimedia Tool and Systems (2)

Audio Streaming over Bluetooth: An Adaptive ARQ Timeout Approach (Abstract)

Ling-Jyh Chen , University of California at Los Angeles
Rohit Kapoor , University of California at Los Angeles
Kevin Lee , University of California at Los Angeles
M. Y. Sanadidi , University of California at Los Angeles
Mario Gerla , University of California at Los Angeles
pp. 196-201

A Gaze and Speech Multimodal Interface (Abstract)

Qiaohui Zhang , University of Yamanashi
Atsumi Imamiya , University of Yamanashi
Kentaro Go , University of Yamanashi
Xiaoyang Mao , University of Yamanashi
pp. 208-214
Session 6B: Mobile Agents and E-Commerce

Quality Driven Web Services in Mobile Computing (Abstract)

M. Younas , Coventry University
K-M Chao , Coventry University
N. Griffiths , University of Warwick
R. Anane , Coventry University
I. Awan , University of Bradford
pp. 216-221

A Mobile Negotiation Agent Embedded Hybrid Online Purchasing System (Abstract)

Runhe Huang , Hosei University
Takeshi Yamazaki , Hosei University
Jianhua Ma , Hosei University
pp. 222-227

An Agent-Based Consumer Recommendation Mechanism (Abstract)

Ying-Hong Wang , Tamkang University
Ren-Junn Hwang , Tamkang University
Wen-Nan Wang , Tamkang University
pp. 228-233
Session 7A: Multimedia Tool and Systems (3)

Exploiting Spatiality, Motility and Interactivity: A Relationship-Centric Flash Retrieval Model (Abstract)

Bo Feng , City University of Hong Kong
Qing Li , City University of Hong Kong
Dawei Ding , City University of Hong Kong
Liu Wenyin , City University of Hong Kong
pp. 242-247

Significant Scene Extraction Method Using Situation Importance (Abstract)

Takako Hashimoto , Ricoh Company Ltd.,
Takashi Katooka , Ricoh Company Ltd.
Atsushi Iizawa , Ricoh Company Ltd.
Hiroyuki Kitagawa , University of Tsukuba
pp. 248-253

Motion Retrieval and Its Application to Motion Synthesis (Abstract)

Shih-Pin Chao , National Tsing Hua University
Chih-Yi Chiu , National Tsing Hua University
Jui-Hsiang Chao , National Tsing Hua University
Shi-Nine Yang , National Tsing Hua University
Tsang-Ken Lin , Industrial Technology Research Institute
pp. 254-259
Session 7B: Distance Learning and Virtual Reality

A Cognition Assessment Authoring System for E-Learning (Abstract)

Jason C. Hung , Kuang Wu Institute of Technology
L. J. Lin , Institute for Information Industry Education & Training Division
Wen-Chih Chang , Tamkang University
Timothy K. Shih , Tamkang University
Hui-huang Hsu , Tamkang University
Han-Bin Chang , Tamkang University
Hsuan-Pu Chang , Tamkang University
Kuan-Hao Huang , Tamkang University
pp. 262-267

Using VR Technology to Support e-Learning: The 3D Virtual Radiopharmacy Laboratory (Abstract)

A. Alexiou , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras
C. Bouras , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras
E. Giannaka , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras
V. Kapoulas , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute
M. Nani , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras
Th. Tsiatsos , Research Academic Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras
pp. 268-273

Pocket SCORM (Abstract)

Nigel H. Lin , Tamkang University
Timothy K. Shih , Tamkang University
Hui-huang Hsu , Tamkang University
Hsuan-Pu Chang , Tamkang University
Han-Bin Chang , Tamkang University
Wen Chieh Ko , Tamkang University
L. J. Lin , Institute for Information Industry Education & Training Division
pp. 274-279

A Multimedia Environment for Supporting the Teaching of Robotics Systems (Abstract)

José C. Freire Jr. , São Paulo State University
José V. de Lima , Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Rodrigo A. Neves , São Paulo State University
Galeno J. de Sena , São Paulo State University
pp. 280-285
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