Multimedia embedded systems (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02795
Name of lecturer
Davide Quaglia
Coordinator
Davide Quaglia
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
INF/01 - INFORMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 31, 2011.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I  
Friday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I  

Learning outcomes

This class aims at providing the elements to understand the issues related to the design and management of systems for the processing and transmission of multimedia data (speech, audio, and video), for networked control, and for ubiquitous computing.

Required background

To properly understand the content of this class, basic topics from previous classes are required: Computer Architectures, Operating Systems, and Computer Networks.

Syllabus

After a brief review of digital coding techniques for speech, audio, images and video, the foundamentals of multimedia transmission over IP will be described, the main application scenarios and the most important parameters for Quality of Service will be defined and, finally, the main standard protocols for streaming, videoconference and telephony over IP will be described. Furthermore, some robust coding techniques for multimedia transmission will be introduced.
The advanced techniques for the design of multimedia-enabled networks will be described: multicast, Differentiated Services, Integrated Services, and Multiprotocol Label Switching.
Finally, networked control systems and ubiquitous computing will be introduced.

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination consists of:

1) written test with questions about the theory and practice part of the class and numerical exercises
2) project and corresponding documentation (groups of max 2 people)

The final result (over 30 points) is computed by summing the result of both the written test and the project (which contributes with max 3 points).

Teaching aids

Documents