MULTIMEDIA COMPUTING AND NETWORKING 1999 Part of the Photonics West, IS&T/SPIE 1999 International Symposium on Electronic Imaging
Co-Sponsored by ACM SIG Multimedia


San Jose, California
January 25-27 1999


Multimedia Computing and Networking 1999 is part of
Electronic Imaging 99.
Registration information can be found here.


Monday 25 January

8.30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

9.00 to 10.45 am

Session 1: Conference and Session Management

Management of Large-scale Multimedia Conferencing, I. Cidon and Y. Nachum, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Shared Remote Control of a VideoConferencing Application: Motivation, Design, and Implementation, T. Hodes, M. Newman, S. McCanne, R. Katz, and J. Landay, University of California, Berkeley

A Reflective Pattern-Based Approach to Collaborative Media Space Management, W. Robbins and N.D. Georganas, University of Ottawa

An Internet MBone Broadcast Management System, D. Wu, A. Swan, and L.A. Rowe, University of California, Berkeley

Session Mobility Support for Multimedia Applications, G. Welling, M. Ott, and G. Michelitsch, NEC Research Laboratories

11.00 am to 12.30 pm

Session 2: Coding, Compression, and Encryption

Compression of Computer Graphics Images with Image-based Rendering, I. Yoon and U. Neumann, University of Southern California

An Object-oriented Image Coding Scheme based on DWT and Markov Random Field, L. Zheng, H.-H. Wu, J.C. Liu, and A.K. Chan, Texas A&M University

Fast Encryption for Set-Top Technologies, S. Lucks, R. Weis, and V. Hilt, University of Mannheim

Octree-based Hierarchical Encoding for Video Conferencing, S. Senbel and H. Abdel-Wahab, Old Dominion University

Lunch Break

2.00 to 3.30 pm

Keynote Address: Will the Real Next Generation Internet Please Stand Up?

Fred Baker, Cisco Systems

4.00 to 5.30 pm

Panel Discussion

Tuesday 26 January

8.30 to
9.15 am

Plenary Speaker

Digital Watermarking: The Emergence of a New Communication Channel
Bruce Davis, Digimarc Corp.

9.30 to 11.00 am

Session 4: Content Retrieval and Service Location

2D-S-tree: An Index Structure for Content-Based Retrieval of Images, Y. Niu, M.T. Ozsu, and X. Li, University of Alberta

A Customizable Layout-Driven Approach to Querying Digital Libraries, I.F. Cruz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; W. Lucas, Bentley College

Using Experience to Guide Web Server Selection, M.L. Gullickson, A.L. Chervenak, and E.W. Zegura, Georgia Institute of Technology

11.15 am to 12.45 pm

Session 5: Multimedia Networking

Early Fair Drop: A New Buffer Management Policy, J. Bruno, B. Ozden, A. Silberschatz, AT&T Bell Laboratories; H. Saran, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Lightweight Active Router-Queue Management for Multimedia Networking, M. Parris, K. Jeffay, and F.D. Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Multi-Session Rate Control for Layered Video Multicast, X. Li, S. Paul, and M. Ammar, Georgia Institute of Technology and AT&T Bell Laboratories

Lunch/Exhibit Break

2.15 to 3.45 pm

Keynote Address: Managing and Processing Real-Time Video

Birney D. Dayton, President & CEO, NVISION, Inc.

4.00  to 5.30 pm

Session 6: Media Servers

Improving Responsiveness of a Stripe-Scheduled Media Server, J.R. Douceur and W.J. Bolosky, Microsoft Research

Optimizing Patching Performance, Y. Cai and K.A. Hua, University of Central Florida

Techniques for improving the throughput of VBR streams, A.L.N. Reddy and R. Wijayaratne, Texas A&M University

Mapping Quality of Perception to Quality of Service For A Runtime Adaptable Communication System, R. Fish, G. Ghinea, and J. Thomas, The University Of Reading

Wednesday 27 January

to 9:15 am

Plenary Speaker

Document Standards and Next-Generation Publishing Solutions
George Cacioppo, Adobe Systems Inc.

9.30 to 11.15 am

Session 7: Applications and Toolkits

TeCo3D - A 3D Telecooperation Application based on VRML and Java, M. Mauve, University of Mannheim

Exploiting Spatial Parallelism For Software-Only Video Effects Processing, K. Mayer-Patel, L.A. Rowe, University of California, Berkeley

The Dali Multimedia Software Library, W.-T. Ooi, B. Smith, S. Mukhopadhyay, H.H. Chan, S. Weiss, and M. Chiu, Cornell University

A VRML Approach to Web Video Browsing, S. Vogl, K. Manske, and M. Mulhauser, University of Linz

11.30am to 1.00 pm

Session 8: Video Caching and Distribution

A Priority-Based Video Adaptation Algorithm for the Delivery of Stored Video Across Best-Effort Networks, W.-C. Feng, M. Liu, B. Krishnaswami, and A. Prabhudev, The Ohio State University

Optimized Regional Caching for On-Demand Data Delivery, D.L. Eager, University of Saskatchewan; M.C. Ferris and M.K. Vernon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

A Hybrid Broadcasting Protocol for Video on Demand, J.-F. Paris, University of Houston; S.W. Carter and D.E. Long, University of California, Santa Cruz



  Dilip Kandlur, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  Kevin Jeffay,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Timothy Roscoe, Persimmon I.T., Inc.


  Peter Beadle, University of Wollongong
  Andrew Campbell, Columbia University
  Ming-Syan Chen, National Taiwan University
  Wu-Chi Feng, Ohio State University
  Martin Freeman, Philips Research
  J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, U.C. Santa Cruz
  Pawan Goyal, AT&T Research
  Anoop Gupta, Stanford University
  Mark Hayter, DEC Systems Research Center
  Sugih Jamin, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  Paul Jardetzky, Sun Microsystems
  Ian Leslie, University of Cambridge
  Klara Nahrstedt, U.I. Urbana-Champaign
  Raj Rajkumar, Carnegie-Mellon University
  Jennifer Rexford, AT&T Research
  Lawrence A. Rowe, U.C. Berkeley
  Debanjan Saha, IBM T.J. Watson
  Brian Smith, Cornell University
  Cormac Sreenan, AT&T Research
  William Tetzlaff, IBM T.J. Watson Reseach Center
  Harrick Vin, University of Texas at Austin
  Michael Vernick, Lucent Bell Laboratories
  Marc Willebeek-Lemair, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  Raj Yavatkar, Intel Corporation
  Hui Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University

About the

Advances in computer and networking technologies have fueled the rapid growth of research and development in multimedia computing and high-speed networking. As emerging multimedia technologies set higher performance levels at competitive costs, they are starting to enable and proliferate multimedia solutions in a spectrum of commercial and laboratory projects.

The objective of this conference is to bring together researchers, developers, and practitioners working in all facets of multimedia computing and networking. The conference will serve as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of multimedia systems, technologies, and applications. Presenters are encouraged to make multimedia presentations and demonstrate their solutions. Papers have been solicited in all areas of multimedia, including, but not limited to:
  • Multimedia Computing Systems:
    • set-top technologies and operating systems
    • network computers and multimedia
    • hardware support and hardware accelerators
    • multimedia operating system services
    • real-time operating system services
    • video-on-demand servers and services
  • Multimedia Networking:
    • active networks
    • quality-of-service control and scheduling algorithms
    • synchronization mechanisms
    • mobile network architectures
    • wireless networks
    • access technologies and community networking
    • network and transport protocols
    • multimedia over heterogeneous networks
  • Multimedia and the Internet:
    • web servers and web-based services
    • internet appliances
    • push technologies
    • wide area caching architectures
    • data streaming and delivery mechanisms
    • compression
    • handling heterogeneous media formats
  • Measurement and modelling:
    • performance measurement of multimedia systems
    • statistical modelling of server traffic and server software
    • multimedia system simulations
  • Applications areas:
    • multimedia search engines and databases
    • entertainment and games
    • adaptive applications
    • synthetic animation
    • distributed virtual reality
  • User Interfaces and Authoring Systems:
    • media and user interaction
    • intelligent information access
    • interactive navigation schemes
    • multimedia authoring languages
    • authoring metaphors and editing techniques
   The full call-for-papers can be found here.