A formal description technique supporting expression of quality of service and media synchronization

Bowman, Howard and Blair, Lynne and Blair, Gordon S. and Chetwynd, Amanda G. (1994) A formal description technique supporting expression of quality of service and media synchronization. In: Multimedia Transport and Teleservices - International COST 237 Workshop, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) . Springer-Verlag, AUT, pp. 145-167. ISBN 9783540587590

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Formal description techniques have been applied successfully to the fields of communications and distributed systems. We argue, however, that the recent emergence of multimedia computing will have a significant impact on this work. In particular, existing formal description techniques do not satisfactorily model the real-time behaviour exhibited by distributed multimedia systems. This paper considers the impact of multimedia on formal description techniques and proposes an approach in which functional behaviour is expressed in the language LOTOS and non-functional quality of service is expressed in a real-time temporal logic. This dual language approach to formal description is demonstrated through a number of multimedia examples, culminating in the specification of a lip-synchronization algorithm.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700
Departments: VC's Office
ID Code: 128712
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Nov 2018 15:56
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 10:52
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/128712

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