Welcome to the on-line proceedings of NOSSDAV'95!


Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society

Durham, New Hampshire, April 18 - 22, 1995.

Revised, and now available in print as Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1018 (Springer-Verlag)!

Introduction by the Chairs

It is with great pleasure and an even greater sense of anticipation that we welcome you to the 5th International Workshop on Networking and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV '95).

The Program Committee selected 23 of the 101 submissions to form the basis of eight technical sessions. We have asked each Session Chair to dedicate a generous amount of time to discussion. Although there will be some differences from session to session to accommodate the nature of the topics addressed and the preferences of the Chairs, in general the discussion will be centered on a round-table consisting of adjunct papers and various invited speakers.

While the technical program will look at the state of the art in networking and operating system support for multimedia, a ninth session will take a broader look at the NOSSDAV workshop charter. Starting from what the workshop has achieved over the last five years, this session will explore possible directions for future NOSSDAV workshops.

We have decided--a first for NOSSDAV--to make the proceedings available electronically, and hope that this will contribute to disseminating the workshop contributions to the largest possible audience.

We are indebted to our Program Committee, and in particular to the Session Chairs for the work that went into the planning and realization of the workshop. Special thanks to Dinesh Venkatesh and Mary Hendrix for their invaluable support in workshop registration and Proceedings publication. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the IEEE Communications Society, the workshop sponsor, and ACM SIGCOMM, SIGGRAPH, SIGOPS, SIGMM, and SIGIR. Finally, our appreciation goes to Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and Boston University for the resources made available to us during the last several months.

Because of the limited attendance and the intimate setting of Durham, New Hampshire, we hope that the workshop will prove to be a fruitful learning and exciting experience for all participants.

Riccardo Gusella
T.D.C. Little
April 1, 1995

Accessing the Proceedings

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