Special Issue IJASS 2001-3

Editorial of “ Distributed Multimedia Systems with Applications ”
Timothy K. Shih

Programming Web Applications through a Data-Flow Visual Approach
Mauro Mosconi and Marco Porta

A Snapshot Browsing Model for Distributed Surveillance System
Sheng-Tun Li, Shu-Ching Chen, and Mei-Ling Shyu

Distance Learning Course Development with Patterns
Flora Chia-I Chang

An Automatic Image Retrieval System for Large Multimedia Databases
Been-Chian Chien, Din-Yuen Chan, and Jin-Der Li

A Framework To Evaluate Objects’ Shape Representation in Multimedia Systems
Maytham Safar and Cyrus Shahabi

A Secure and Robust Digital Image Copyright Protection Scheme
Chin-Chen Chang and Hsien-Chu Wu

An Object-based Video Data Model for Multimedia Systems
Duc A. Tran, Kien A. Hua, and Khanh Vu

Supporting Multimedia Video Applications in a Distributed 4DIS Temporal Framework
Antonio Si, Hong Va Leong, Rynson W.H. Lau, and Qing Li

Efficiently Allocating Video Data in Distributed Multimedia Applications
James Z. Wang and Ratan Guha

Representation and Storage Modeling in Multimedia Systems
Athena Vakali, Evimaria Terzi, and Ahmed Elmagarmid

Scheduling I/O Requests in a Multimedia-on-Demand Application
Hsung-Pin Chang, Ray-I Chang, Wei-Kuan Shih, and Ruei-Chuan Chang

A Scalable Proxy Server System with High Hit Rate and Mirror Effect Free for Multimedia Applications
Han-Chieh Chao, C. C. Ong, Michelle Kao, Weiming Chen, and Jiann-Liang Chen

Bandwidth-Buffer Tradeoff for Delivery of Pre-Recorded Videos over Multiple Smoothing-Servers
Ray-I Chang, Meng-Chang Chen, Jan-Ming Ho, and Ming-Tat Ko

Leverage Client Bandwidth to Improve Service Latency of Distributed Multimedia Applications
Ying Cai, Kien A. Hua, and Simon Sheu

QoS Scheduling with Quasi-Dynamic Scheduling Pattern for Multimedia Systems of the Internet
Lain-Chyr Hwang, Jyhi-Kong Wey, Ying-Tien Tsai, and Hsin-Tzung Wu

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