With the help of advanced technology in telecommunications, the benefits of multimedia applications have become even more significant than when it was used as just as a form for strategic advantage by individuals. The International Conference on Multimedia and Telecommunications Management, held December 17-19, 1998, highlights the recent significant research in the areas of multimedia and telecommunications applications in industry. This book collects the 58 reviewed papers from 18 countries, that were chosen out of 140 submissions for presentation at the conference. An introductory paper entitled "Multimedia in Facet: A Facet of Hong Kong Environment" by Wing S Chow et al., is included as an introductory chapter to render readers a better understanding of the study subjects. This volume is useful for researchers, practitioners and students alike for an update on the mosr recent developments in the ever-changing and significant field of multimedia and telecommunications.