Multimedia Communication Technologies
Instance: 2017/2018 - 1S
Cycles of Study/Courses
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Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
The intention of this course that the students acquire knowledge on: a) the concepts, services and multimedia applications and hypermedia, b) coding techniques and representation of multimedia information, c) networks and protocols relevant to multimedia d) the requirements of quality of service of various mediaquality of service requirements and how they can be met.
Learning outcomes and competences
As a result of this course it is intended that students acquire theoretical knowledge about the media in general, standardized coding of image, video and audio, as well as on transmission of multimedia content via communications networks.
Introduction to multimedia - definition, types of media, basic technologies. The multimedia PC. Computer networks. Circuit switching and packet. LANs / MANs, WANs. OSI and TCP/IP reference model. Ethernet and Wi-fi. Protocols of the TCP/IP architecture. Multimedia applications - classification of multimedia applications, hypertext and hypermedia, CSCW. Information image and video - color systems, conversion between color systems, spatial and temporal resolution. Compression techniques, JPEG, MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4. Audio digital encoding / compression MPEGaudio, symbolic representation of music. Network requirements of multimedia applications - performance parameters, requirements of various media. IPTV.
Francois Fluckiger; Understanding Networked Multimedia: Applications and Technology
, Prentice Hall
Edmundo Monteiro, Fernando Boavida; Engenharia de Redes Informáticas
, FCA - Editora de Informática
Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew; Fundamentals of Multimedia
. ISBN: 0-13-127256-X
Teaching methods and learning activities
Lectures, homework on a multimedia technology; public presentation of the work.
Distributed evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
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Calculation formula of final grade
Exam 75% Homework 25%
Improve either the exam, thr homework or both.