Ubiquitous multimedia systems, or mobile multimedia systems, offer the promise of pervasive delivery of multimedia content to mobile users and their handheld devices.
Ubiquitous Multimedia and Mobile Agents: Models and Implementations provides the hybridization of two paradigms, namely, ubiquitous/mobile multimedia and mobile agents, where mobile agents act as the platform to realize mobile multimedia delivery infrastructure. Ubiquitous multimedia systems involve user/creator authentication, media adaptation, data delivery over wireless network, QoS awareness, and user-mobility management. On the other hand, mobile agent technology is appropriate for the realization of a wide range of high-end mobile applications. Agents and mobile agents are capable of tackling various challenges faced by mobile multimedia delivery infrastructure. This book serves as an excellent reference for the latest research and models in ubiquitous multimedia.