Encyclopedia of Multimedia

Only a decade ago, multimedia seemed like a brand new research field and an emerging new industry. Today, at the beginning of the new millennium, multimedia has come of age and the multimedia industry has significantly grown. Another aspect of the digital media revolution is the formation of the new media industry comprised of computer, communication, entertainment, and consumer electronic companies.

The Encyclopedia of Multimedia provides in-depth coverage of the important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. It is a comprehensive collection of entries that present perspectives and future trends in the field from hundreds of leading researchers and experts in the field. The entries in the book describe a number of topics in multimedia systems and applications - from multimedia servers, to multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to emerging multimedia applications.

The Encyclopedia's intended audience is technically diverse and wide; it includes anyone concerned with multimedia systems and their applications. Specifically, the Encyclopedia can serve as a valuable reference for researchers and scientists, system designers, engineers, programmers, and managers who are involved in multimedia system design and their applications.

Download Encyclopedia of Multimedia - 1st Ed (2005) (92.8 MB, 996 pages)
Download Encyclopedia of Multimedia - 2nd Ed (2008) (25.9 MB, 1031 pages)