Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Margherita Pagani [Bocconi University (Italy)]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591407966
  • ISBN-13: 9781591407966
  • DDC: 006.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1140 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released December 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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The Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking provides in-depth coverage of the most important concepts, issues, trends and technologies in the multimedia discipline. This encyclopedia is a valuable collection of articles that presents perspectives from over 220 researchers from 32 countries, providing a thorough explanation of emerging multimedia technologies and applications. This contemporary encyclopedia offers, in detail, an understanding of many topics related to multimedia evolution, design, communications, e-commerce, education, security, and virtual communities. In addition, it offers over 1,350 terms and definitions and more than 3,200 references, and is a valuable reference source for all libraries.

This encyclopedia is instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and professionals access to the latest knowledge related to multimedia technology and networking.

Key features include:

  • Numerous contributions providing coverage of the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in Multimedia Technology each written by scholars throughout the world with notable research portfolios and expertise
  • A compendium of over 1,350 terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms written by eminent internal experts
  • More than 3,200 comprehensive references on existing literature and research on Multimedia technologies and networks
  • Organized by titles and indexed by authors and topics, making it a convenient method of reference for readers.
  • Cross referencing of key terms, figures and information related to Multimedia Technologies and Applications

Originally published in print format in 2005.



  • Margherita Pagani [Bocconi University (Italy)]

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
About the Editor.
1: Adoption of Communication Products and the Individual Critical Mass.
2: Affective Computing.
3: Agent Frameworks.
4: Application of Genetic Algorithms for QoS Routing in Broadband Networks.
5: Application Service Providers.
6: Assessing Digital Video Data Similarity.
7: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
8: ATM Technology and E-Learning Initiatives.
9: Biometric Technologies.
10: Biometrics Security.
11: Biometrics, A Critical Consideration in Information Security Management.
12: Broadband Solutions for Residential Customers.
13: Challenges and Perspectives for Web–Based Applications in Organizations.
14: Collaborative Web–Based Learning Community.
15: Constructing a Globalized E–Commerce Site.
16: Consumer Attitude in Electronic Commerce.
17: Content Repurposing for Small Devices.
18: Content–Based Multimedia Retrieval.
19: Context–Awareness in Mobile Commerce.
20: Core Principles of Educational Multimedia.
21: Corporate Conferencing.
22: Cost Models for Telecommunication Networks and Their Application to GSM Systems.
23: Critical Issues in Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
24: Dark Optical Fibre as a Modern Solution for Broadband Networked Cities.
25: The Decision Making Process of Integrating Wireless Technology Into Organizations.
26: Designing Web-Based Hypermedia Systems.
27: Digital Filters.
28: Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Applications.
29: Digital Watermarking Based on Neural Network Technology for Grayscale Images.
30: Digital Watermarking for Multimedia Security Management.
31: Distance Education Delivery.
32: Distanced Leadership and Multimedia.
33: The Dynamics of Virtual Teams.
34: E–Commerce and Usability.
35: Educational Technology Standards.
36: Efficient Method for Image Indexing in Medical Application.
37: The Elaboration Likelihood Model and Web-Based Persuasion.
38: E-Learning and Multimedia Databases.
39: Electronic Commerce Technologies Management.
40: Ethernet Passive Optical Networks.
41: Evolution of GSM Network Technology.
42: Evolution of Mobile Commerce Applications.
43: Exploiting Captions for Multimedia Data Mining.
44: Face for Interface.
45: FDD Techniques Towards the Multimedia Era.
46: Fiber to the Premises.
47: Fiber-to-the-Home Technologies and Standards.
48: From Communities to Mobile Communities of Values.
49: The Future of M-Interaction.
50: Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
51: Going Virtual.
52: Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Using a Wireless ATM Platform.
53: HyperReality.
54: Improving Student Interaction with Internet and Peer Review.
55: Information Hiding, Digital Watermarking and Steganography.
56: Information Security Management.
57: Information Security Management in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems for the Healthcare Industry.
58: Information Security Threats.
59: Information Systems Strategic Alignment in Small Firms.
60: Information Technology and Virtual Communities.
61: Integrated Platform for Networked and User-Oriented Virtual Clothing.
62: Interactive Digital Television.
63: Interactive Memex.
64: Interactive Multimedia Technologies for Distance Education in Developing Countries.
65: Interactive Multimedia Technologies for Distance Education Systems.
66: International Virtual Offices.
67: Internet Adoption by Small Firms.
68: Internet Privacy from the Individual and Business Perspectives.
69: Internet Privacy Issues.
70: Interoperable Learning Objects Management.
71: Intrusion Detection Systems.
72: Investment Strategy for Integrating Wireless Technology Into Organizations.
73: IT Management Practices in Small Firms.
74: iTV Guidelines.
75: Leadership Competencies for Managing Global Virtual Teams.
76: Learning Networks.
77: Learning Through Business Games.
78: Local Loop Unbundling.
79: Local Loop Unbundling Measures and Policies in the European Union.