Knowledge of communication architectures and protocols for multimedia transfer and control. Understanding of technical and market-related aspects of problems related to introducing and providing quality of service. Theoretical and practical knowledge about multimedia communication in new generation networks.
- Explain fundamental principles and ways of coding audio, video and synthetic content
- Explain multimedia quality and synchronization metrics
- Explain separation of control and data in multimedia applications
- Describe and explain key Internet protocols for multimedia services
- Describe and compare the ways to introduce QoS in Internet
- Explain VoIP architecture and communication protocols
- Explain the architecture and requirements of advanced multimeida applications, with focus on networked games.
Forms of Teaching
Lectures in student groups, 3 hours per week.Exams
Midterm exam and final exam.Consultations
Instructors are available during a fixed slot on a weekly basis plus on individual appointment basis during office hours.Acquisition of Skills
Three individual homework assignments involving multimedia applications and simulation tools.Programming Exercises
One project assignment within profile laboratory (LTI2/LOI2).Other Forms of Group and Self Study
Four homework assignments.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Homeworks||0 %||20 %||0 %||20 %|
|Class participation||0 %||10 %||0 %||10 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||50 %||30 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||50 %||40 %|
|Exam: Written||50 %||40 %|
|Exam: Oral||30 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Introduction to multimedia communication. Multimedia types; influence of communication parameters onto quality of service (QoS). Metods of media coding and compression; review of entropy and source coding methods.
- Audio content. Advanced coding methods, standards. Processing within the multimedia communication system. Loss and delay compensation.
- Still image coding. Principles and selected coding methods, standards.
- Video content. Advanced coding methods, standards. Processing within the multimedia communication system. Loss and delay compensation.
- Synthetic content. Models of multimedia spatial and temporal synchronization. Quality requirements.
- Multimedia communication system architecture.
- Multi-user multimedia applications. Group communication model. Communication architectures and multicast routing protocols.
- Mid-term exam.
- Internet communication protocols for multimedia session support in Internet.
- Multimedia streaming model, communication protocols.
- Internet telephony and Voice over IP. Architecture, protocols and standards. QoS.
- Introducing quality of service (QoS) in the Internet: QoS models. Technical and market-related aspects of QoS. Service Level Agreements. QoS mechanisms: classification, shaping, scheduling, policing.
- Introducing QoS in the Internet: IntServ, Diffserv.
- Multimedia services in new generation networks. IP multimedia subsystem in UMTS.
- Final exam.