Plenary Speech I

Challenges in Multimedia Research and Development

David H.C. Du, US WEST Chair Professor, University of Minnesota

General Manager, Network Systems Division, iXMicro

Multimedia computing include the processing of audio, image and video. Over the last few years great progress has been made. The emerging research issues in multimedia computing will first be discussed. Then we will address a special issue on "How can these technologies be made into mainstream products?" I believe that the understanding of this process is extremely critical to our future research directions. Some case studies will be presented too.