Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks

 Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks

Product Description
In recent years, the field of multimedia communication in wireless and mobile video has grown in attraction. As the number of networks, types of devices, and content representation formats increase, the need for multimedia transcoding in wireless and mobile networks intensifies in order to provide a seamless interaction between content creation and usage.

Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks addresses the transcoding of all multimedia elements including video, audio and text, while addressing both practical and theoretical problems in the field. A must have resource for all stakeholders in mobile and wireless technologies, this book embodies state-of-the-art knowledge of transcoding as it is embedded in today s pioneering technologies and leading research.

About the Author
Ashraf Ahmad obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. He obtained his B.Sc. degree from Princess Sumya University for Technology (PSUT) in Jordan. Dr. Ahmad is currently an assistant professor at the department of computer since in PSUT, Jordan. His interest area includes multimedia semantic features extraction, and analysis, multimedia retrieval, and multimedia communication. Prof. Ahmad has authored over 40 scientific publications including journal papers, conference papers and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Ahmad has several US and international patents in his field of expertise. He serves in program committee for several international conferences. He is also a reviewer and referee for several conferences and journals. His work has been published and presented at various international conferences. Dr. Ahmad has been listed in Who's Who in the World for the year 2006 and Who's Who in Asia for the year 2007. In addition, He has been elected as one of the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century for the year 2006 for his outstanding contribution in field of Video Processing and Communications. Ashraf Ahmad has been chosen as one of the recipients of Leading Scientist award in the year 2006.

Ismail Khalil Ibrahim holds a tenured position as senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Telecooperation, Johanes Kepler University Linz, Austria. He currently teaches, consults, and conducts research in mobile multimedia, agent technologies, and the Semantic Web and is also interested in the broader business, social, and policy implications associated with the emerging information technologies. Before joining Johannes Kepler University of Linz in October 2002, he was a research fellow at the Intelligent Systems Group at Utrecht University, Netherlands from 2001-2002 and the project manager of AgenCom project at the Software Competence Center Hagenberg , Austria from 2000-2001. He worked in the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq as lecturer from 1985-1990, in the Human Resources Training and Development Institute, Iraq as the head of the academic studies department from 1990-1996, in Gadjah Mada University , Indonesia as teaching and research assistant from 1996-2000. His main scientific interests lay in the fields of e-commerce, mobile multimedia applications and services, database applications and techniques for the web, practical experiences and applications in information integration systems, agents for Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery, XML and Semi-structured Data Management, Information systems management and development, information technology: impact, economic analysis. Dr. Ibrahim has authored around 100 scientific publications, books, and book chapters. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Web Information Systems (IJWIS), Journal of Mobile Multimedia (JMM), editorial board of several journals, including the Columbian Journal of Computing, Radiomatics: journal on Communication Engineering, Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ), The International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering and International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking. His work has been published and presented at various conferences. He is also a reviewer for several conferences and journals.