Electronic Proceedings of the
ACM Workshop on Effective Abstractions in Multimedia
November 4, 1995
San Francisco, California

Introductory Slides for Session 4: Presentation -- Temporal Layout

Polle Zellweger
Xerox PARC
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

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An overview of effective abstractions for (automatic) temporal layout in multimedia document authoring and presentation.

Table of Contents

The Temporal Layout Problem

Higher-Level Temporal Specification Languages

User-Level Specification Issues

Temporal Layout Algorithms

Algorithm Issues

Lower-Level Temporal Specification Languages

Future Challenges

This Session's Papers

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[Blakowski+ 92]
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[Buchanan/Zellweger 93a]
Buchanan M.C. and Zellweger P. Automatic temporal layout mechanisms. Proceedings ACM Multimedia'93, Anaheim, CA, August 1993, 341-350.
[Buchanan/Zellweger 93b]
Buchanan M.C. and Zellweger P. Automatically generating consistent schedules for multimedia documents. Multimedia Systems J. 1, 2, (Sept 1993) ACM/Springer-Verlag.
[Dechter+ 91]
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[Drapeau 91]
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[Hamakawa/Rekimoto 93]
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[Hamblin 72]
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[Hardman+ 93]
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[Kim/Kenchammana-Hosekote+ 92]
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[Kim/Song 95]
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[Stotts/Furuta 90]
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