Multimedia presentations for consumer information become of more and more
importance at public places such as airports, train-stations, etc..
Additionally it is of interest to distribute consumer information to mobile
devices like mobile phones and personal digital assistants. Some of these
output channels may be interactive while others are only passive.
In order to provide large variety of distributed devices with suitable
content economically, a multimedia information system is needed. The system
is responsible for the management of the media, metadata describing the
media and its contents, and the different output devices. The system must
allow the (semi-automatic) selection of appropriate media, its composition
into programs, the automatic distribution of the content to the specific
devices, and its presentation.
The overall objective of the project is the development of a prototype of
such a multimedia information system. The part of our group
is the design and implementation of a multimedia repository that forms the
core of the system. In particular, we are concerned with
a media management component, a generic metadata management component, as
well as a component for the management of
programs that are adaptable to the characteristics of the different output
- Fakultät für Informatik
- Ascom Austria Ges.m.b.H.
- Salzburg Research