Modelling Reactive Multimedia: Events and Behaviours

Cameron, Helen and King, Peter and Thompson, Simon (2003) Modelling Reactive Multimedia: Events and Behaviours. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 19 (1). pp. 53-77. ISSN 1380-7501. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This paper explores the idea of reactivity in multimedia, and proposes systems which can react to continuously-evolving behaviors as well as to more traditional discrete events. The idea is presented in a scenario as well as in a number of small programming examples. The illustrative examples are written in the Fran system. Fran provides a high-level programming model for animations, built in the Haskell functional programming language. Whilst we use Fran for illustration—and indeed we argue that the functional paradigm is a natural choice of host for such a system—we should stress that the notion of external behaviors within multimedia is independent of the programming environment chosen and could be incorporated into other systems such as SMIL.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: reactive multimedia Fran event behaviour
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Theoretical Computing Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2009 23:38
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