Michael J. Wynblatt

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Currently, multimedia (MM) applications are prepared in an ad hoc fashion. Images or video are usually produced by the MM author. The MM application itself is composed with a specific combination of a hardware platform and authoring software, and it typically contains its own specific data. Today, MM data are usually associated with a particular platform or(More)
The Layered Multimedia Data Model (LMDM) aids in the specification of multimedia compositions by dividing the problem into smaller, more manageable pieces. In this paper we describe the lower two layers of the LMDM, the Data Definition Layer, which allows the specification of multimedia objects in a database, and the Data Manipulation Layer, which allows(More)
This paper describes the methodology and implementation of a data management system for highly distributed systems, which was built to solve the scalability and reliability problems faced in a wide area postal logistics application developed at Siemens. The core of the approach is to borrow from Internet routing protocols, and their proven scalability and(More)
This paper describes a software abstraction method to simplify the programming of a common class of load processing machines in which the machine's actuators cannot usually manipulate a single load independently of other loads. The abstraction allows programmers to program load behavior directly, with an underlying control engine that automatically converts(More)
Recently maturing technologies for digital multimedia and the Internet exhibit a powerful synergy with the potential to provide a whole range of new applications and tools. Not only do multimedia and Internet technologies offer enhancements to one another, but their combination suggests entirely new communication paradigms. This paper reviews the state of(More)