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Title: Performance evaluation of WWW conference system for supporting remote mental healthcare education

Authors: Kaoru Sugita, Noriki Uchida, Giuseppe De Marco, Leonard Barolli, Arjan Durresi

Addresses: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3–30–1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811–0295, Japan. ' Global Software Corporation, Japan. ' Toyota Technological Institute, Tenpaku-Hisakata, 1-12-1 Nagoya 468-8511, Japan. ' Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3–30–1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku Fukuoka 811–0295, Japan. ' Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

Abstract: In order to decrease the moving time of mental healthcare specialists, we have developed a WWW conference system, which can provide the communication between mental healthcare specialists and their students. We implemented the prototype system in LAN environment and analysed the performance by changing the frame rate, frame size and number of clients. The experimental results show that system has enough performance in the LAN environment but PCs need a high CPU power to send, receive and display the high quality live videos.

Keywords: WWW based system; mental healthcare; healthcare education; flash communication server; internet; world wide web; performance evaluation; LANs; local area networks; conferencing; videos; mental health.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVTM.2008.017111

International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia, 2008 Vol.1 No.1, pp.75 - 93

Published online: 13 Feb 2008 *

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