Multimedia Communications

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Learning Outcomes

The course is introducing students in multimedia communication systems and applications. The curriculum includes background knowledge in the areas of design and development of multimedia communication systems (digitizing, encoding, compression, transmission, analysis and mining of multimedia content) and the corresponding Internet technologies for streaming and Quality of Service for real-time multimedia communications. During the course case studies will be presented and there will be project assigned to students.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Multimedia Communications
  • Information Theory and Coding Principles
  • Image coding: JPEG
  • Video Encoding: H.26x
  • Video Encoding: MPEG 1-4
  • Information Retrieval in Multimedia: MPEG 7, 21
  • Multimedia synchronization
  • Multicasting
  • Multimedia transmission protocols and streamimg Media
  • Videoconferencing
  • Quality of Service
  • Multimedia on mobile networks
  • New standards – WebRTC
  • Gérard G. Medioni, Parag Havaldar Multimedia Systems: Algorithms, Standards, and Industry Practices Course Technology