Design and Implementation of a System for Multimedial Distributed Teaching and Scientific Conferences

Abstract

Computer-based telecommunication technology together with audio and video technology may help to improve the quality of teaching and scientific conferences. Examples are the use of PCor notebook-based presentations in talks and courses, teleteaching via ISDNor ATM-lines, and self-learning based on CD-ROM courseware. In this paper, a more comprehensive scenario for the application of multimedial telecommunication to teaching and scientific conferences is presented. The scenario is illuminated from the view of application and from the view of technical implementation. As new aspects, it includes the possibilities of remote control of devices and signal processing, in particular of image processing. A part of the ideas was implemented into a first prototype. The software HS113 outlined in this contribution allows to control the devices as well as the transmission of video, audio and whiteboard streams from any location in the network. This flexibility is achieved by combining the possibilitiesof the programming language Java and the MBone video conferencing tools.

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@inproceedings{Deponte1997DesignAI, title={Design and Implementation of a System for Multimedial Distributed Teaching and Scientific Conferences}, author={Jens Deponte and Heinrich M{\"{u}ller and Georg Pietrek and S. Schlosser and Bernd Stoltefu\ss}, year={1997} }