Multimedia technologies and the internet are increasingly intrinsic to our daily lives, and into the future will continue to transform the way we live. Multimedia Engineering describes the latest advances in this technology applied to the Internet and WWW. It immerses the reader into the development of many practical internet/ multimedia systems, offering an insight into a range of engineering problems and solutions. It provides a broad coverage of internet/WWW and multimedia processing, as well as transmission and practical applications.Provides an overview of state-of-the-art technologiesAddresses commerical, industrial and educational applications and security and privacy issues.Offers a detailed background into how the internet has been used to support multimedia communicationsAssumes a practical and descriptive problem-solving approach, featuring many worked-through examplesWritten by widely published authors with years of research in the fieldMultimedia Engineering will appeal to graduate and senior undergraduate students in electrical and electronic engineering, industrial, systems & computer engineering. It will also be of interest to electrical, computer and systems engineers and web developers interested in, or already engaged in, this emerging field.