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Multimedia Computing and Systems, International Conference on (1999)
Florence, Italy
June 7, 1999 to June 11, 1999
ISSN: 1530-2032
ISBN: 0-7695-0253-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Conference Committee (Abstract)

pp. xxxiii

Program Committee (Abstract)

pp. xxxiv
Poster Session II

An Architecture of Distributed Media Servers for Supporting Guaranteed QoS and Media Indexing (Abstract)

Feng Cao , Cisco Systems, Inc.
Kenji Takahashi , NTT Multimedia Communication Laboratories
Jeff Smith , NTT Multimedia Communication Laboratories
pp. 1

An Abstract Layered Model for Hypermedia Document System (Abstract)

Horace H. S. Ip , City University of Hong Kong,
Ken C.K. Law , City University of Hong Kong,
Fang Wei , City University of Hong Kong,
pp. 11

On Satisfying Timing and Resource Constraints in Distributed Multimedia Systems (Abstract)

David Duce , Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Costas Mourlas , Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Michael Wilson , Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
pp. 16

Multi-Phase Interval Caching for a News on Demand Server (Abstract)

Yong Woon Park , Pusan National University
Won Il Seo , Pusan National University
Ki Dong Chung , Pusan National University
pp. 21

Optimal Bandwidth-Buffer Trade-off for VBR Media Transmission over Multiple Relay-Servers (Abstract)

J.M. Ho , Academia Sinica
M.T. Ko , Academia Sinica
M.C. Chen , Academia Sinica
R.I. Chang , Academia Sinica
pp. 31

Multimedia Support in Network Protocol Processing Subsystems (Abstract)

Roy H. Campbell , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
See-Mong Tan , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 41

Multi-Rate Variable-Quality VOP Shape Coder (Abstract)

A.H. Sadka , University of Surrey
W.M. Yio , University of Surrey
A.M. Kondoz , University of Surrey
pp. 46

A Metadata Based Framework for Extracting and Using Web Sites Structures (Abstract)

Tadao Ichikawa , Hiroshima University
Olivier Liechti , Hiroshima University
Mark Sifer , Hiroshima University
pp. 51

Reduced Memory Zerotree Coding Algorithm for Hardware Implementation (Abstract)

Abdesselam Bouzerdoum , Edith Cowan University
Wen-Kuo Lin , University of Adelaide
Brian Wai-Him Ng , University of Adelaide
Neil Burgess , University of Adelaide
pp. 57

INTELLECT: A System for Authoring, Distributing, and Presenting Multimedia Contents over the Internet (Abstract)

Eddie Lau , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Thomas Lau , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Soung C. Liew , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Walter Fung , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 62

End-to-End Frame-Rate Adaptive Streaming of Video Data (Abstract)

Soung C. Liew , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chi-woon Fung , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 67

Dynamic Window-Constrained Scheduling for Multimedia Applications (Abstract)

Karsten Schwan , Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard West , Georgia Institute of Technology
pp. 87

Improving RSVP for Better Support of Internet Multimedia Applications (Abstract)

Laurent Mathy , Lancaster University
David Hutchison , Lancaster University
Stefan Schmid , Lancaster University
Geoff Coulson , Lancaster University
pp. 102

An Efficient Rerouting Mechanism for Dynamic Network Resource Management (Abstract)

K. Mahesh , Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
S. Lakshminarayanan , Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
S.V. Raghavan , Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
pp. 112

Supplying Instantaneous Video-on-Demand Services Using Controlled Multicast (Abstract)

Don Towsley , University of Massachusetts
Lixin Gao , Smith College
pp. 117

A Distributed Object Platform for Multimedia Applications (Abstract)

Shakuntala Baichoo , Lancaster University
Geoff Coulson , Lancaster University
pp. 122
Poster Session III

Recognition of Facial Expressions Based on the Hopfield Memory Model (Abstract)

Yasuaki Nakano , Iwate Prefectural University
Yoshitaka Shibata , Iwate Prefectural University
Kozi Hashimoto , Iwate Prefectural University
Ying Dai , Iwate Prefectural University
pp. 133

Interactive Panning and Zooming the Virtual Camera (Abstract)

Ivica Rimac , Darmstadt University of Technology
Ralf Steinmetz , Darmstadt University of Technology
Stephan Fischer , Darmstadt University of Technology
pp. 138

Experiment of Virtual Space Distance Education System using the Objects of Cultural Heritage (Abstract)

Lalita Rajasingham , Victoria University of Wellington
John Tiffin , Victoria University of Wellington
Nobuyoshi Terashima , Waseda University
pp. 153

A Fully Automated Object Extraction from Video Stream: A Useful Tool for Distributed Object-Based Browsing and Content-Based Searching Systems (Abstract)

Hiroaki Ikeda , Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Atsunobu Hiraiwa , Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Keisuke Fuse , Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Naohisa Komatsu , Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
Kazumi Komiya , Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan
pp. 174

Interactive Video Description on the Network (Abstract)

Tomoyuki Yatabe , University of Tokyo
Masao Sakauchi , University of Tokyo
Hiroshi Kawasaki , University of Tokyo
pp. 194

Enforcement of Copyright Laws for Multimedia through Blind, Detectable, Reversible Watermarking (Abstract)

G. Meucci , Universit? di Firenze
A. Piva , Universit? di Firenze
M. Barni , Universit? di Siena
F. Bartolini , Universit? di Firenze
V. Cappellini , Universit? di Firenze
A. Fringuelli , Universit? di Firenze
G. Bini , Universit? di Firenze
pp. 199

Lyra: A System Framework in Supporting Multimedia Applications (Abstract)

Chi-Wei Yang , Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Ruei-Chuan Chang , Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Paul C. H. Lee , Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
pp. 204

Content-Based Digital Signature for Motion Pictures Authentication and Content-Fragile Watermarking (Abstract)

Ralf Steinmetz , GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Institute (IPSI)
Arnd Steinmetz , GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Institute (IPSI)
Jana Dittmann , GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Institute (IPSI)
pp. 209

Towards the Virtual Internet Gallery (Abstract)

Matthias Hemmje , Technical University of Darmstadt
Andreas Miiller , Technical University of Darmstadt
Erich Neuhold , Technical University of Darmstadt
Martin Leissler , Technical University of Darmstadt
pp. 214

Performance Measurements of a Real-Time Digital Watermarking System for Broadcast Monitoring (Abstract)

A. Langell , MTG Broadcast Centre Stockholm
J. Vandewege , University of Gent
P. Termont , University of Gent
G. Depovere , Philips Research Laboratories
J. Haitsma , Philips Research Laboratories
P. Norman , MTG Broadcast Centre Stockholm
L. de Strycker , University of Gent
T. Kalker , Philips Research Laboratories
C. Alm , MTG Broadcast Centre Stockholm
M. Maes , Philips Research Laboratories
pp. 220

Joint Audio-Video Processing of MPEG Encoded Sequences (Abstract)

Giuseppe Boccignone , Universit? di Salerno
Gennaro Percannella , Universit? di Salerno
Massimo de Santo , Universit? di Salerno
pp. 225

Indexing by Shape of Image Databases Based on Extended Grid Files (Abstract)

Carlo Combi , University of Udine
Gian Luca Foresti , University of Udine
Massimo Franceschet , University of Udine
Angelo Montanari , University of Udine
pp. 230

Trail-Based Approach for Video Data Indexing and Retrieval (Abstract)

Wasfi Al-Khatib , Purdue University
Ashfaq Khokhar , University of Delaware
Arif Ghafoor , Purdue University
Serhan Dagtas , Philips Research Labs
pp. 235

A Card-Handling Tool for Multimedia (Abstract)

Yoshihiro Ohmi , University of Tokyo
Kazuhisa Kawai , Toyohashi University of Technology
Hajime Ohiwa , Keio University
pp. 250

Integrating Web Resources and Lexicons into a Natural Language Query System (Abstract)

Deniz Yuret , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sue Felshin , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jimmy Lin , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebecca Schulman , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adnan Ilik , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Philip Osafo-Kwaako , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Boris Katz , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ali Ibrahim , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
pp. 255

First Specifications of an Information System for Urban Soundscape (Abstract)

Sylvie Servigne , Claude Bernard University of Lyon / National Institute for Applied Sciences
Myoung-Ah Kang , Claude Bernard University of Lyon / National Institute for Applied Sciences
Ki Joune Li , National Pusan University
Robert Laurini , Claude Bernard University of Lyon / National Institute for Applied Sciences
pp. 262

Counting People from Multiple Cameras (Abstract)

Ramin Zabih , Cornell University
Vera Kettnaker , Cornell University
pp. 267

AudiCom: A Video Analysis System for Auditing Commercial Broadcasts (Abstract)

Xavier Binefa , Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona
Juan María Sánchez , Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona
pp. 272
Poster Session IV

Clockwise: A Mixed-Media File System (Abstract)

Peter Bosch , University of Twente
Pierre G. Jansen , University of Twente
Sape J. Mullender , University of Twente
pp. 277

A QoS Middle-Ware for Network Adaptive Applications (Abstract)

Nikos A. Nikolaou , National Technical University of Athens
Iakovos S. Venieris , National Technical University of Athens
Charilaos A. Tsetsekas , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 282

An Evaluation Study of Mobile Agent Technology: Standardization, Implementation and Evolution (Abstract)

Fotis G. Chatzipapadopoulos , National Technical University of Athens
Iakovos S. Venieris , National Technical University of Athens
Menelaos K. Perdikeas , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 287

Evaluation of Tradeoffs in Resource Management Techniques for Multimedia Storage Servers (Abstract)

Leana Golubchik , University of Maryland at College Park
Edmundo de Souza e Silva , Federal University of Rio de Janero
John C.S. Lui , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 292

Virtual Social Clubs: Meeting Places for the Internet Community (Abstract)

Graeme Balfour , Queen Mary & Westfield College
Sylvia Wilbur , Queen Mary & Westfield College
Mauricio Cortes , Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies
David Boyer , Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies
Michael Vernick , Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies
Anjum Khan , Queen Mary & Westfield College
pp. 297

Scheduling of Adaptive Multimedia Documents (Abstract)

Stefan Wirag , University of Stuttgart
pp. 307

VirtualQueue: A Technique for Packet Voice Stream Reconstruction (Abstract)

Norival Figueira , Nortel Networks
Joseph Pasquale , University of California at San Diego
pp. 312

Design and Evaluation of a Multimedia Integrated Parallel File System (Abstract)

Israel Cidon , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Israel Ben-Shaul , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Alexey Roytman , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
pp. 323

DAVID-E: A Collaborative Working Paradigm for Distributed High-End Audio-Visual Content Creation (Abstract)

Apostolos Meliones , National Technical University of Athens
Antonis Karidis , Analysis Systems Research Ltd.
pp. 328

Dynamic Frequency and Resource Allocation with Adaptive Error Control Based on RTP for Multimedia QoS Guarantees in Wireless Networks (Abstract)

Juan Carlos Guerri , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Carlos Palau , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Narcis Cardona , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Manuel Esteve , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Ana Pajares , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Antonio Leon , Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
pp. 333

DVS: a System for Distribution and Management of Global Video on Demand Services (Abstract)

Israel Cidon , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Alexey Roytman , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Israel Ben-Shaul , Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
pp. 343

A Scalable QoS-Based Routing Mechanism for Supporting Multimedia Applications (Abstract)

Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Luis Henrique Maciel Kosmalski Costa , Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
pp. 347

Tip Prefetching: Dealing with the Bit Rate Variability of Video Streams (Abstract)

Dong-Young Lee , Seoul National University
Heon Y. Yeom , Seoul National University
pp. 352

Deriving Communication Sub-graph and Optimal Synchronizing Interval for a Distributed Virtual Environment System (Abstract)

Peter T.S. Tam , Chinese University of Hong Kong
John C.S. Lui , Chinese University of Hong Kong
Oldfield K.Y. So , Chinese University of Hong Kong
pp. 357

Application-Level Measurements of Performance on the vBNS (Abstract)

Kevin Jeffay , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Michele Clark , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
pp. 362

Realizing Throughput Guarantees in a Differentiated Services Network (Abstract)

A.L. Narasimha Reddy , Texas A & M University
Ikjun Yeom , Texas A & M University
pp. 372

A Study on Scheduling Multiple Priority Requests in Multimedia Servers (Abstract)

Ibrahim Kamel , Panasonic Information and Networking Technologies Laboratory
T. Niranjan , Transarc Corporation
pp. 395

Disk Scheduling with Quality of Service Guarantees (Abstract)

Banu Ozden , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Abraham Silberschatz , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
John Bruno , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Jose Brustoloni , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Eran Gabber , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
pp. 400
Panel Contribution

MPEG-7: Its Impact on Research, Industry, and the Consumer (Abstract)

V V Vinod , Kent Ridge Digital Labs Starlab NV
Adam Lindsay , Kent Ridge Digital Labs Starlab NV
pp. 406
Oral Session A3: Network Management

A Lightweight Protocol for Interconnecting Heterogeneous Devices in Dynamic Environments (Abstract)

Dante de Lucia , University of Southern California
Katia Obraczka , University of Southern California
Kevin C. Almeroth , University of California at Santa Barbara
pp. 420
Oral Session C5: Collaborative Virtual Environments

Video Avatar: Embedded Video for Collaborative Virtual Environment (Abstract)

Shunsuke Yura , University of Tokyo
Tomonori Usaka , University of Tokyo
Ken Sakamura , University of Tokyo
pp. 433

Media Actors: Characters in Search of an Author (Abstract)

Glorianna Davenport , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Flavia Sparacino , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alex Pentland , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
pp. 439

SeamlessDesign: A Face-to-Face Collaborative Virtual/Augmented Environment for Rapid Prototyping of Geometrically Constrained 3-D Objects (Abstract)

Kiyoshi Kiyokawa , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Haruo Takemura , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Naokazu Yokoya , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 447

VideoTalk: A Collaborative Environment for Video Content Discussion (Abstract)

Kilian Heckrodt , Siemens Corporate Research
Shih-Ping Liou , Siemens Corporate Research
Candemir Toklu , Siemens Corporate Research
pp. 454
Oral Session D9: Video Indexing/Retrieval

A Novel Motion-Based Active Video Indexing Method (Abstract)

Ze-Nian Li , Simon Fraser University
Izidor Gertner , City University of New York
Jie Wei , City University of New York
pp. 460

Semantic Video Model for Content-Based Retrieval (Abstract)

Chin-Sung Lee , National Tsing Hua University
Arbee L.P. Chen , National Tsing Hua University
Jia-Ling Koh , National Taiwan Normal University
pp. 472
Oral Session B2: Web Servers

Dynamic Optimization of Readsize in Hypermedia Servers (Abstract)

Tsun-Ping J. To , Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Babak Hamidzadeh , University of British Columbia
pp. 486
Oral Session F1: Authoring Tools for Sound/Music

Sound Authoring Tools for Future Multimedia Systems (Abstract)

Giovanni de Poli , Universit? di Padova
Marco Bezzi , Universit? di Padova
Davide Rocchesso , Universit? di Verona
pp. 512

Adding Expressiveness to Musical Messages (Abstract)

Alvise Vidolin , Universit? di Padova
Giovanni de Poli , Universit? di Padova
Sergio Canazza , Universit? di Padova
Antonio Rodà , Universit? di Padova
pp. 518
Oral Session G2: Electronic Commerce/Watermarking

Commercialization of Electronic Information (Abstract)

Jean-Henry Morin , University of Geneva
Dimitri Konstantas , University of Geneva
pp. 524

On the Robustness and Imperceptibility of Digital Fingerprints (Abstract)

Jonathan K. Su , University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Bernd Girod , University Erlangen-Nuremberg
pp. 530

Robust Bit Extraction from Images (Abstract)

Jiri Fridrich , State University of New York at Binghamton and Mission Research Corporation
pp. 536
Oral Session G5: Multimedia Support for Cultural Heritage/Common Activities

Investigating Factors Influencing QoS of Internet Phone (Abstract)

Difu Su , University of Minnesota
Jey-Hsin Yao , Fujitsu Labs of America
Jaideep Srivastava , University of Minnesota
pp. 541

Extracting Web Design Knowledge: The Web De-Compiler (Abstract)

Michael Chan , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Gino Yu , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
pp. 547

A New Approach for Radio and Video Broadcasting over the Internet (Abstract)

Jeffrey Ice , Pipe Dream
Raymond Westwater , Future Ware
Borko Furht , Florida Atlantic University
pp. 553
Oral Session G4: Multimedia Support for Mobile Systems/Common Activities

NaviView: Bird's-Eye View for Highway Drivers Using Roadside Cameras (Abstract)

Hiroyuki Takao , University of Tsukuba
Eitaro Ichihara , University of Tsukuba
Yuichi Ohta , University of Tsukuba
pp. 559

Internet Based Multimedia Interface for the Control and Navigation of a Mobile Platform (Abstract)

Vítor Sequeira , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Joao G.M. Gonçalves , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Emanuele Bovisio , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
pp. 566

A Unified Structure-Based Framework for Indexing and Gisting of Meetings (Abstract)

T.S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
T. Kristjansson , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
P. Ramesh , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
B.H. Juang , Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
pp. 572
Oral Session B5: Distributed Environments

NetMedia: Synchronized Streaming of Multimedia Presentations in Distributed Environments (Abstract)

Yuqing Song , State University of New York at Buffalo
Markus Mielke , State University of New York at Buffalo
Aidong Zhang , State University of New York at Buffalo
pp. 585
Oral Session D6: Shape-Based Retrieval of Single Images

IRUS: Image Retrieval Using Shape (Abstract)

Michael S. Lew , Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science
Meirav Adoram , Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science
pp. 597

A System for the Fast Prototyping of Multidimensional Image Retrieval (Abstract)

Umberto Straccia , Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione, CNR
Carlo Meghini , Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione, CNR
Fabrizio Sebastiani , Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione, CNR
pp. 603

Bayesian Image Retrieval in Biometric Databases (Abstract)

Alex Pentland , Masssachusets Institute of Technology
Baback Moghaddam , Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory
pp. 610

Efficient Retrieval by Shape Content (Abstract)

Euripides G.M. Petrakis , Technical University of Crete
Evangelos Milios , York University
pp. 616
Oral Session B3: Video Servers

An Efficient Flow Control Plan for End-to-End Delivery of Pre-Stored Compressed Videos (Abstract)

Sho-Chi Lee , National PingTung University of Science and Technology
Sheau-Ru Tong , National PingTung University of Science and Technology
pp. 622

Striping for Interactive Video: Is it Worth it? (Abstract)

Martin Reisslein , GMD FOKUS
Subin Shrestha , University of Pennsylvania
Keith W. Ross , Institute Eurecom
pp. 635
Oral Session F3: Authoring/Software Engineering Tools

CamWorks: A Video-Based Tool for Efficient Capture from Paper Source Documents (Abstract)

William Newman , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Michael Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Stuart Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Tony Aldhous , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Alex Taylor , Xerox Research Centre Europe
Chris Dance , Xerox Research Centre Europe
pp. 647

Authoring and Viewing Video Documents Using an SGML Structure (Abstract)

A. Chakraborty , Siemens Corporate Research
P. Liu , Siemens Corporate Research
L. Hsu , Siemens Corporate Research
pp. 654

Using a Taxonomy to Rationalize Multimedia Development (Abstract)

Rachelle S. Heller , George Washington University
C. Dianne Martin , George Washington University
pp. 661
Oral Session F6: Computer Graphics and Animation

Virtual View Synthesis from Uncalibrated Stereo Cameras (Abstract)

V. Polotski , Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
P. Cohen , Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
M.A. Akhloufi , Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
pp. 672
Poster Session V

Analysis of Multichannel Texture Representations from Video Mosaics (Abstract)

J. Kittler , University of Surrey
A. Griffin , University of Surrey
B. Levienaise-Obadia , University of Surrey
pp. 695

Combining Multiple Experts for Classifying Shot Changes in Video Sequences (Abstract)

Y. Yusoff , University of Surrey
J. Kittler , University of Surrey
W. Christmas , University of Surrey
pp. 700

Efficient Content-Based Image Retrieval Based on Color Homogeneous Objects Segmentation and their Spatial Relationship Characterization (Abstract)

Youssef Chahir , Universit? de Technologie de Compi?gne Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Liming Chen , Universit? de Technologie de Compi?gne Ecole Centrale de Lyon
pp. 705

Optimal Shot Boundary Detection Based on Robust Statistical Models (Abstract)

HongJiang Zhang , Hewlett-Packard Labs
Alan Hanjalic , Delft University of Technology
pp. 710

TRIUMF - A System for Remote Multimedia Interviewing (Abstract)

F.W. Slater , University of Wales
M. Kiddell , University of Wales
M. Chen , University of Wales
M. McCulloch , University of Wales
D.J. Oborne , University of Wales
pp. 715

A Bandwidth Friendly Search Engine (Abstract)

Ian.W. Marshall , BT Laboratories
Clare Bradford , BT Laboratories
pp. 720

Video Indexing Using MPEG Motion Compensation Vectors (Abstract)

E. Ardizzone , University of Palermo
A. Bruna , University of Palermo
M. La Cascia , University of Palermo
A. Avanzato , University of Palermo
pp. 725

Image Retrieval Using the Longest Approximate Common Subsequences (Abstract)

Wen-Chen Hu , Auburn University
Gerhard X. Ritter , University of Florida at Gainesville
Mark S. Schmalz , University of Florida at Gainesville
pp. 730

Efficient Access to Video Content in a Unified Framework (Abstract)

Sean X. Zhou , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Yong Rui , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 735

Design of Video Scene Databases with Mapping to Virtual CG Space (Abstract)

Hiroshi Arisawa , Yokohama National University
Sayaka Imai , Yokohama National University
Takashi Tomii , Yokohama National University
Szabolcs Varga , Yokohama National University
pp. 741

Query Reformulation for Content Based Multimedia Retrieval in MARS (Abstract)

Sharad Mehrotra , University of California at Irvine
Kriengkrai Porkaew , University of California at Irvine
Michael Ortega , University of California at Irvine
pp. 747

Improving Color Based Video Shot Detection (Abstract)

N. Nandhakumar , LG Electronics Research Center of America,
J. Wang , LG Electronics Research Center of America,
K. Sakiewicz , LG Electronics Research Center of America,
D. Bhat , LG Electronics Research Center of America,
W. Chang , Rochester Institute of Technology
W. Zhao , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 752

Approximate Retrieval Approaches for Incremental Similarity Searches (Abstract)

Alessandra Lumini , Universit? di Bologna
Dario Maio , Universit? di Bologna
pp. 757

Virtual Exhibitions as a Collection Environment of Cultural Events (Abstract)

M. Marson , Elsag SPA
G. Tartaglione , Elsag SPA
C. Coelho , Elsag SPA
M.V. Oneto , Elsag SPA
G. Garibotto , Elsag SPA
L. Maccabruni , Elsag SPA
pp. 762

Improving Acoustic Models with Captioned Multimedia Speech (Abstract)

Alexander G. Hauptmann , Carnegie Mellon University
Photina Jaeyun Jang , Carnegie Mellon University
pp. 767

SRAW: A Speech Rehabilitation Assistance Workbench - Speech Ability Evaluation by Audio-Video Input (Abstract)

Atsuo Yoshitaka , Hiroshima University
Satoshi Katsuki , Hiroshima University
Masahito Hirakawa , Hiroshima University
Tadao Ichikawa , Hiroshima University
pp. 772

Inspection By-Reuse: Evaluation Patterns for Hypermedia Synchronization (Abstract)

Franca Garzotto , Politecnico di Milano
Paolo Paolini , Politecnico di Milano
Maristella Matera , Politecnico di Milano
pp. 778

The Design of Multimedia Languages Based on Teleaction Objects (Abstract)

G. Polese , Universit? di Salerno
S.K. Chang , University of Pittsburgh
G. Tortora , Universit? di Salerno
pp. 783

Perceptually Based Metrics for the Evaluation of Textural Image Retrieval Methods (Abstract)

L. Hepplewhite , Brunel University
Janet S. Payne , Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
T.J. Stonham , Brunel University
pp. 793

A Semi-Automatic System to Infer Compex 3-D Shapes from Photographs (Abstract)

Qian Chen , Unversity of Southern California
Gerard Medioni , Unversity of Southern California
pp. 798

JWeb: An HDM Environment for Fast Development of Web Applications (Abstract)

Roberto Paiano , University of Lecce
Paolo Paolini , University of Lecce
Mario A. Bochicchio , University of Lecce
pp. 809

MANTHA: Agent-Based Management of Hypermedia Documents (Abstract)

Antonello Conti , University of Udine
Vincenzo Della Mea , University of Udine
Vito Roberto , University of Udine
Luca Di Gaspero , University of Udine
pp. 814

Automatic Music Transcription for a Trio Using Stereo Musical Sound Signal (Abstract)

Satoru Morita , University Hospital Utrecht
Akihiro Miwa , Yamaguchi University
pp. 824

MINERVA: Multimedia on the INtERnet for Virtual Arts (Abstract)

F.J. Díaz Pernas , Universidad de Valladolid
J.F. Díez Higuera , Universidad de Valladolid
pp. 825
Poster Session VI

Extension to Corba Event Service for a Conference Control System (Abstract)

João Orvalho , Universidade de Coimbra
Tiago Andrade , Communications and Telematic Services Group
Fernando Boavida , Communications and Telematic Services Group
pp. 830

labAlive - A Java Toolbox for the Simulation of Systems (Abstract)

Rolf Matzner , Federal Armed Forces University
Erwin Riederer , Federal Armed Forces University
pp. 836

Interactive Educational Multimedia: a Quick Design and Development Tool (Abstract)

M. Gastaldi , MUST (Multimedia Services and Training)
C. Scrizzi , MUST (Multimedia Services and Training)
E. Ovcin , LAMP (Multimedia Laboratory) COREP and Politecnico di Torino
D. Del Corso , Politecnico di Torino
A. Truzzi , LAMP (Multimedia Laboratory) COREP and Politecnico di Torino
G. Morrone , LAMP (Multimedia Laboratory) COREP and Politecnico di Torino
pp. 841

Temporal Synchronization in Multimedia Presentations (Abstract)

Parag S. Mahalley , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Isabel F. Cruz , Worcester Polytechnic Institute
pp. 851

Concurrency Analysis for Real Time MPEG-4 Video Encoding (Abstract)

Yakup Paker , University of London
Anastasios Hamosfakidis , University of London
pp. 862

Temporal Integrity Constraints in Interactive Multimedia Documents (Abstract)

M. Vazirgiannis , Athens University of Economics and Bussiness
B. Pernici , Politecnico di Milano
I Mirbel , UPRESA
pp. 867

High Quality Video on MultiMedia PCs (Abstract)

A. Pelagotti , Philips Research Laboratories
G. de Haan , Philips Research Laboratories
pp. 872

A Load Balancing Algorithm for a Distributed Multimedia Game Server Architecture (Abstract)

Byungseok Park , Konkuk University
Eunmi Choi , Handong University
Donghoon Lee , Konkuk University
Dugki Min , Konkuk University
pp. 882

Design of a Web-Based Synchronized Multimedia Lecture System for Distance Education (Abstract)

Gin-Yi Chen , National Chi Nan University
Jen-Shin Hong , National Chi Nan University
Herng-Yow Chen , National Chi Nan University
pp. 887

Hypermedia Fusion - A Document Generator for the World Wide Web (Abstract)

Jörg Caumanns , Free University of Berlin
Hans-Joachim Lenz , Free University of Berlin
pp. 892

A Live Video Imaging for Multiple Users (Abstract)

Hideaki Miyazaki , Kyoto University
Yoshinari Kameda , Kyoto University
Michihiko Minoh , Kyoto University
pp. 897

Media Streaming Protocol: An Adaptive Protocol for the Delivery of Audio and Video Over the Internet (Abstract)

Christopher K. Hess , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roy H. Campbell , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 903

Browsing with Dynamic Key Frame Collages in Web-Based Entertainment Video Services (Abstract)

Kent Wittenburg , GTE Laboratories Incorporated
John Nicol , GTE Laboratories Incorporated
Chris Martin , GTE Laboratories Incorporated
Jim Paschetto , GTE Laboratories Incorporated
pp. 913

Telemeetings: Managing the Temporal Structure (Abstract)

Dimitris Thanos , University of Genva
Constantin Arapis , University of Genva
pp. 919

Three Dimensional Wavelet Transform Video Compression (Abstract)

Roland Wilson , University of Warwick
Ian K. Levy , University of Warwick
pp. 924

SAMM: An Integrated Environment to Support Multimedia Synchronization of Pre-Orchestrated Data (Abstract)

Otto Carlos Muniz B. Duarte , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Flavio Paiva Junqueira , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Ronaldo Mussauer de Lima , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Paulo Andre da S. Gonçalves , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
pp. 929

Morphological Elastic Graph Matching Applied to Frontal Face Authentication Under Optimal and Real Conditions (Abstract)

C. Kotropoulos , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
I. Pitas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
A. Tefas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
pp. 934

Shape-Based Interpolation of Binary 3-D Images using Morphological Skeletonization (Abstract)

Vassilios Chatzis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Ioannis Pitas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
pp. 939

Providing Interactive Functions for Staggered Multicast Near Video-On-Demand Systems (Abstract)

Ibrahim Kamel , Panasonic Technologies, Inc.
Sarit Mukherjee , Panasonic Technologies, Inc.
Mostafa H. Ammar , Georgia Institute of Technology
Zongming Fei , Georgia Institute of Technology
pp. 949

Interactive Content-Based Retrieval in Video Databases Using Fuzzy Classification and Relevance Feedback (Abstract)

Stefanos D. Kollias , National Technical University of Athens
Anastasios D. Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
Nikolaos D. Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
Yannis S. Avrithis , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 954

A Fuzzy Approach to Content-Based Image Retrieval (Abstract)

Raghu Krishnapuram , Colorado School of Mines
Swarup Medasani , Colorado School of Mines
pp. 964

Color-Based Image Retrieval Using Spatial-Chromatic Histograms (Abstract)

L. Cinque , Universit? "La Sapienza" di Roma
K.A. Olsen , Molde College
S. Levialdi , Universit? "La Sapienza" di Roma
A. Pellicanò , Universit? "La Sapienza" di Roma
pp. 969

Time-Frequency Decomposition for Analysis and Retrieval of 1-D Signals (Abstract)

Alessandro Giancane , Universit? di Pavia
Maria Grazia Albanesi , Universit? di Pavia
Marco Ferretti , Universit? di Pavia
pp. 974
Demo Contributions

Multimedia Technologies in University Courses: Some Examples (Abstract)

Nicoletta Sala , University of Italian Switzerland
pp. 979

Visual Gesture Recognition for Real-Time Editing System (Abstract)

Ho-Sub Yoon , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Byung-Woo Min , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Young-Kyu Yang , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Jung Soh , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
pp. 982

MPEG-4 Multicast Over Satellite (Abstract)

Gianluca Di Cagno , CSELT Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni S.p.A
Franco Casalino , CSELT Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni S.p.A
pp. 989

Morphological Tools for Indexing Video Documents (Abstract)

Serge Beucher , Ecole des Mines de Paris
Claire Demarty , Ecole des Mines de Paris
pp. 991

The Matthew System for Creating Virtual Museums (Abstract)

Tiziana Catarci , Universit? di Roma "La Sapienza"
Alessandro Grimaldi , Universit? di Roma "La Sapienza"
pp. 993

Real Time Scalable Video Communication Demonstration at ICMCS-99 (Abstract)

Marco Raggio , University of Genova
Ivano Barbieri , University of Genova
pp. 995

Adaptive QoS Resource Management in Dynamic Environments (Abstract)

Michael Brown , SRI International
Saurav Chatterjee , SRI International
pp. 997

DEMOSTHENES : When the Computer Corrects Your Foreign Language Pronunciation (Abstract)

0. Deroo , Polytechnique - Mons
H. Leich , Polytechnique - Mons
pp. 999

Multimedia and Security Demo at IEEE Multimedia Systems '99 (Abstract)

Jana Dittmann , GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Institute (IPSI)
pp. 1001

Internet Based Multimedia Interface for the Control and Navigation of a Mobile Platform (Abstract)

Vitor Sequeira , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Emanuele Bovisio , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Joao G.M. Gonçalves , European Commission - Joint Research Centre
pp. 1005

A Fast H.261 Software Codec for High Quality Videoconferencing on PCs (Abstract)

Marco Guarducci , Mathema Information Engineering, Firenze, Italy
Alessandro Bellini , Mathema Information Engineering, Firenze, Italy
Fabio Gori , Universit? di Firenze
Roberto Grossi , Universit? di Pisa
Alberto Del Lungo , Universit? di Siena
pp. 1007

COQUINA: Content-Queryable Image and Signal Archives (Abstract)

Wen-Chen Hu , Auburn University
Mark S. Schmalz , University of Florida at Gainesville
Gerhard X. Ritter , University of Florida at Gainesville
pp. 1009

Digital Safari Guidebook with Image Retrieval (Abstract)

Hideyuki Kobayashi , Omron Corporation
Toshiyuki Iwaoka , Omron Corporation
Shunji Ota , Omron Corporation
pp. 1011

PowerDriverDTSS: The Advanced Demand Responsive Transport Service System (Abstract)

C. Lastrucci , Powersoft S.r.l
L. Lastrucci , Powersoft S.r.l
F. Casati , Powersoft S.r.l
pp. 1013

MTEACH: Didactic Multimedia Production (Abstract)

Pier Luca Montessoro , Universit? degli Studi di Udine
Stefano Caschi , Universit? degli Studi di Udine
pp. 1017

An Integrated Environment for Multi-Purposing Multimedia Production (Abstract)

Riccardo Peratello , Vienna University of Technology
Marcus Herzog , Vienna University of Technology
pp. 1022

Virtual Shinto Shrine (Abstract)

Y. Iwadate , ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Laboratories
S. Tanaka , ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Laboratories
A. Plante , ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Laboratories
pp. 1024

Adding Expressiveness in Musical Performance in Real Time (Abstract)

A. Rodà , University of Padova
S. Canazza , University of Padova
pp. 1026

Construction Kits as Learning Environments (Abstract)

Carol Strohecker , MERL - A Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory
pp. 1030

Point of View - An Experiment in Linear Hypervideo (Abstract)

Guy Vardi , The Interdisciplinary Center
Roni Shaliv , The Interdisciplinary Center
Guy Vardi , IBM
pp. 1032

A System for Algorithms' Animation (Abstract)

R. Sprugnoli , Universit? di Firenze
M.C. Verri , Universit? di Firenze
D. Merlini , Universit? di Firenze
S. Petruzzi , Universit? di Firenze
pp. 1033

Demo CD "Relationship", a Demonstration (Abstract)

Franz Witzeling , Humaninstitut Klagenfurt
pp. 1035
EC Projects

Commerce with MPEG-4 on the Internet with QoS (Abstract)

Mika Rustari , Tampere University of Technology and Partners of the ACTS Project COMIQS
Jami Kangasoja , Tampere University of Technology and Partners of the ACTS Project COMIQS
Irek Defée , Tampere University of Technology and Partners of the ACTS Project COMIQS
pp. 1043

Bringing the Benefits of Multimedia Services and Applications to Users (Abstract)

Matti Kalervo , Nokia Research Center
Cees J.M. Lanting , Datsa Belgium sprl
Juha Saarnio , Nokia Research Center
pp. 1046

The THISL Spoken Document Retrieval Project (Abstract)

Steve Renals , University of Sheffield
pp. 1049

Description of the HYPERMEDIA ACTS-361 Project: Continuous Audiovisual Market in Europe (Abstract)

G. Alberico , Radio Televisione Italiana
M. del Río , ?CIJA & Asociados
J.M. Martínez , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GTI
J. Delgado , Logic Control; UPC - DAC
J.M. Menéndez , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GTI
A. Melguizo , Grupo Telef?nica
J.R. López , Hispasat
J. Mangas , Grupo Telef?nica
A. Molina , Hispasat
M.A. Panduro , Hispasat
C. Brendes , Institut F?r Rundfunketechnik
O. Martínez , Corporaci?n Multimedia
J.M. López , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GIO
A. Orero , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GIO
L. Torres , Universidad Polit?cnica de Catalu?a - TSC
J.L. Lerma , Corporaci?n Multimedia
F. Kozamernik , European Broadcast Union
L. Lorente , Universidad Polit?cnica de Catalu?a - TSC
L. Cacho , Televisi?n Espa?ola
P. Fernández , Corporaci?n Multimedia
M. Rodríguez , Grupo Telef?nica
F. Pascual , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GIO
G. Cisneros , Corporaci?n Multimedia
J. Fernández , Arcitel
J. Bescós , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GTI
F. Labrada , Media Research & Consultancy
J. Chaparro , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GIO
J. Cabrera , Universidad Polit?cnica Madrid-GTI
C. Pastor , Grupo Telef?nica
A. Muñoz , Arcitel
H. Écija , ?CIJA & Asociados
S. Vicente , Arcitel
J. Salmerón , ?CIJA & Asociados
pp. 1052

Virtual European School - VES (Abstract)

C. Bouras , Computer Technology Institute
A. Koubek , Technikum Joanneum
D. Fotakis , Computer Technology Institute
H. Rehatschek , Joanneum Research
V. Kapoulas , Computer Technology Institute
H. Mayer , Joanneum Research
pp. 1055

PDA: A Training Application to Electrical Substation Operation (Abstract)

J. Sequeiros , LABEIN, Zamudio, Spain
I. Angulo , LABEIN, Zamudio, Spain
J. Vicedo , LABEIN, Zamudio, Spain
G. Allende , IBERDROU, Bilbao, Spain
T. Batuecas , TECNATOM, Madrid, Spain
C. Martin , TECNATOM, Madrid, Spain
pp. 1058

The Integrated Multimedia Project (Abstract)

Angela Scheller , GMD FOKUS
Juha Saarnio , Nokia Research Center
Hannu Flinck , Nokia Research Center
pp. 1068

Broadband Multimedia Information Service for European Parliaments (Abstract)

Francisco Cortes , University of Paderborn
Reinhard Lüling , University of Paderborn
Karsten Morisse , AXCENT Media Solutions Gmbh
pp. 1072

HIPS: Hyper-Interaction within Physical Space (Abstract)

G. Benelli , Universit? degli Studi di Siena
A. Bianchi , Universit? degli Studi di Siena
P. Marti , Universit? degli Studi di Siena
D. Sennati , Universit? degli Studi di Siena
E. Not , Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
pp. 1075

The EXE Extranet Education Project (Abstract)

Kristien Michoel , Nomisma S.p.A.
pp. 1079

Home Multimedia Systems: On Personal Video Librarries (Abstract)

G. Mekenkamp , Philips Research Eindhoven
E. Persoon , Philips Research Eindhoven
M. Ceccarelli , Philips Research Eindhoven
pp. 1082

Principled Hybrid Systems: Theory and Applications (Physta) (Abstract)

Frederic Piat , National Technical University of Athens
Stefanos Kollias , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 1089

Cardio-OP: Gallery of Cardiac Surgery (Abstract)

Reinhard Friedl , University of Ulm
Wolfgang Klas , University of Ulm
Christian Greiner , University of Ulm
pp. 1092

PEDACTICE: Educational Multimedia in School - An Evaluation Study (Abstract)

Sabine Tost , University of Koblenz
Katja Van den Brink , University of Koblenz
Reinhold S. Jäger , University of Koblenz
pp. 1096

A Multimedia Tool for "Signal Processing for Acoustic and Vibration Diagnosis of Rotating Machines" (Abstract)

U. Meneghetti , University of Bologna
P. Morizet , University of Compi?gne
G. Dalpiaz , University of Bologna
J.K. Hammond , University of Southampton
P. Trigano , University of Compi?gne
S. Braun , University of Southampton
M. Sidahmed , University of Compi?gne
pp. 1099

CONCERTO, Conceptual Indexing, Querying and Retrieval of Digital Documents (Abstract)

Giovanni Semeraro , Universit? di Bari
Andreas Persidis , Pira International
Barbara Catania , Universit? degli Studi
Andrew Brasher , Pira International
Floriana Esposito , Universit? di Bari
Gian Piero Zarri , Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Vito Candela , Universit? di Bari
Bill Black , UMIST
Elisa Bertino , Universit? degli Studi
Diana Deavin , Pira International
pp. 1106

CustomTV System & Demonstration (Abstract)

Y. Paker , Queen Mary & Weslfield College
L. Pedersen , Telenor
P. Schoonjans , Queen Mary & Weslfield College
W. Liebsch , H. Hertz Institut f?r Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
C. Dosch , Institut f?r Rundfunktechnik GmbH
A. Pearmain , Queen Mary & Weslfield College
G. Klunsoyr , Telenor
R. Mies , KPN Research
B. Klock , Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. Ltd
R. Schäfer , H. Hertz Institut f?r Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
A. Engelsberg , Robert Bosch GmbH
R. Schäfer , Institut f?r Rundfunktechnik GmbH
S. Bauer , Robert Bosch GmbH
A. Erk , Institut f?r Rundfunktechnik GmbH
P. Stammnitz , H. Hertz Institut f?r Nachrichtentechnik GmbH
J. Cosmas , Queen Mary & Weslfield College
M. Bais , KPN Research
pp. 1110

ECHOES: EduCational Hypermedia On-linE System (Abstract)

Aidan J. Murphy , University College Dublin
Antonello Pasquarelli , Alenia Marconi Systems Laboratory of Information Technology
Filippo de Stefani , Alenia Marconi Systems Laboratory of Information Technology
Gregory M.P. O'Hare , University College Dublin
pp. 1114

Experimenting Advanced Visualization in the Operational Context of Transportation Networks: The VENN Project (Abstract)

E. Vicario , University of Florence
P. Neel , Informatique de Syst?mes et de R?seaux
J. Assfalg , University of Florence
J.M. Tanneau , Informatique de Syst?mes et de R?seaux
pp. 1120

A Virtual Environment for Construction Workers Instruction and Training (Abstract)

E. Vicario , Universit? di Firenze
R. Tartaglia , Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze
J. Assfalg , Universit? di Firenze
G. Arcangeli , Universit? di Firenze
pp. 1123

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