MEXARC: Media content expression architecture

Miyuru Dayarathna, Yasuhito Tsukahara, Kazunori Sugiura

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Information presentation desktop applications such as media players, digital signage players are heavily encountered by us in our daily life. However current presentation oriented desktop application architectures are not flexible and less efficient in presenting a variety of information. Desktop applications rely on embedded files and the contents they present are bound to presentation layout. This paper presents "Media Content Expression Architecture" (MEXARC), a solution for the aforementioned problem. MEXARC uses XML based declarative graphical user interface languages for creating the presentations which provides efficient handling of information compared to legacy presentational architectures. Two software prototypes named Infoshare and TelescopeVisualizer were developed based on MEXARC to evaluate its applicability in digital signage systems and information visualizers. Evaluation of MEXARC applications were done considering the aspect of scalability. It was observed that Infoshare web service and Telescope server are scalable in terms of hardware resources. Paper contributes to the area of presentational desktop applications by introducing a novel, scalable and generic smart client software architecture that can be applied in different presentational scenarios. We envision future applications of MEXARC in E-learning, Online Gaming and Television. The paper describes the MEXARC architecture and how it has been applied for the two software prototypes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information Networking 2011, ICOIN 2011
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Information Networking 2011, ICOIN 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2011 Jan 262011 Jan 28

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information Networking 2011, ICOIN 2011


OtherInternational Conference on Information Networking 2011, ICOIN 2011
CityKuala Lumpur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems


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