Broadband islands--towards integration: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Broadband Islands, Athens, Greece, 14-16 June 1993
Different topics related to European research policy and funding in the area of broadband communications are explored in this volume. Consideration is given both to the obvious scientific aspects and to the political/strategic dimension accorded by its RACE context. Five major sections form the bulk of the book. The first provides a survey of what is currently happening in the area of very high speed communication. The application issue is reinforced by the next part, where market trends are addressed as well as upcoming applications for very high speed networks. The third chapter is broad ranging and includes an examination of architectures from workstations via QoS and domain management to multimedia documents. The upper layers of the OSI/RM are addressed in the fourth section, with the typical problems arising if multimedia information is to be transmitted and processed forming the core of the discussion. The following chapter considers the lower layers' issues.These 5 major sections are followed by some 12 papers considering a diverse range of topics. A discussion on Exploiting the Changing Telecommunications Market: Where can Europe Succeed? concludes the volume. It attempts to identify both Europe's current position and its future prospects in this rapidly developing market - with a firm recommendation that the three major players, Europe, the USA and Japan will have to join forces.
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Integrated Broadband Communications IBC Towards integrating
Networks A Global Map of Broadband Islands
Applications The Market as a Driving Force
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A-bus algorithm application sharing service architecture ATM Networks audio B-ISDN Broadband Islands buffer CCITT cells collaborative communication system component objects concept conferencing congestion congestion control connection database defined delay distributed entity environment EuroBridge FDDI Figure floor control frame framework function IEEE implementation information model input integration interaction interconnection interface ISDN jitter JVTOS LANs layer management services maximum MHEG MHEG standard multimedia applications multimedia communications multimedia document MultiMedia Mail multimedia stations multimedia synchronization node number of multimedia output presentation Programme protocol pseudo clients pseudo server QoS parameters quality of service RACE real-time request requirements retrieval RM-ODP SAS switch scheme service provider Sparc specific subnetworks synchronization telecommunications temporal testbed throughput Token Ring traffic traffic shaping transmission transport video packet virtual circuit voice packets window workstation X Window System