19M031MMS - Multimedia Systems

Course specification
Course title Multimedia Systems
Acronym 19M031MMS
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Introduce students to the main characteristics of formatting, compression and transmission of multimedia signals.
The outcome Understanding standards for formatting and transmitting multimedia signals and structure of the telecommunication network as multimedia application support.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Multimedia documents. Distributed and central systems. Picture/image, video, audio and text formats. Compression in multimedia. H.26x, HEVC, MPEG-x, MHEG, VPx. MPEG-7, MPEG-21, MPEG-DASH. Semantic analysis of multimedia signals. Transmission of multimedia signals. Multimedia with smart devices. Multimedia traffic modeling and analysis. Quality of service and quality of experience in multimedia.
Contents of exercises Auditory exercises following the lectures. Laboratory exercises in a computer lab simulating multimedia applications.
  1. David R. Bull, Min Wu, Rama Chellappa, Sergios Theodoridis, Academic Press Library in Signal Processing Volume 5: Image and Video Compression and Multimedia, Academic Press, 2014.
  2. K. R. Rao, Do Nyeon Kim, Jae Jeong Hwang, Video Coding Standards: AVS China, H.264/MPEG-4 PART 10, HEVC, VP6, DIRAC and VC-1, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.
  3. B. Furht, ed., Encyclopedia of multimedia. Springer Science & Business Media, 2008.
  4. G.Iwacz, A.Jajszczyk, M.Zajaczkowski, Multimedia Broadcasting and Multicasting in Mobile Networks, Wiley, 2008.
  5. Guilherme Correa, Pedro Assuncao, Luciano Agostini, Luis A. da Silva Cruz, Complexity-Aware High Efficiency Video Coding, Springer Science+Business Media, 2016.
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, exercises and student assignments.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Projects 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 50