Multimedia Information Systems (2006/2007)

Course partially running

Course code
Name of lecturer
Barbara Oliboni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
3rd quadrimester dal Apr 2, 2007 al Jun 8, 2007.

Lesson timetable

3rd quadrimester
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall B  

Learning outcomes

The course introduces issues related to the design and the use of information systems able to manage multimedia information. Moreover, the course provides technological and methodological aspects of database systems with particular attention to the management of multimedia data.


Introduction to multimedia data
- Main features of multimedia information

The multimedia information system architecture

Modeling multimedia information
- Object-oriented databases
- Object-relational databases

Design of multimedia information systems

Multimedia metadata

Querying multimedia data

The SMIL language

Semistructured multimedia data: the MTGM data model

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
P. Atzeni, S. Ceri, P. Fraternali, S. Paraboschi, R. Torlone Basi di dati. Architetture e linee di evoluzione McGraw-Hill 2003 88-386-603
Lynne Dunckley Multimedia Databases:An Object Relational Approach Addison-Wesley 2002 0201788993
Martin Fowler UML Distilled, Terza Edizione (Edizione 3) Addison Wesley, Pearson Education Italia 2004 8871922077

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test with exercises and questions.