Course title
Introduction to Multimedia technology

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Course description
We will conduct online teaching for this course in Fall 2020
For years, multimedia has been touching most aspects of Computer Science and Engineering fields and forms an important component of image processing, computer vision, computer network, real-time systems, retrieval, and so on. Therefore, comprehensive knowledge in multimedia is rapidly becoming a necessity, emphasizing the importance of this course. There are three major parts covered in this class: Multimedia data representation, multimedia data compression, and multimedia communications, and networking. As the outcomes of this course, students will be facilitated a strong knowledge foundation supporting them in doing research in numerous hot topics of multimedia technologies (e.g., image and video processing, video streaming networking, etc.)
Purpose of class
The aim of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge of multimedia in conjunction with real applications
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. Understand the fundamentals of multimedia representation
2. Understand the concepts in multimedia data compression techniques
3. Understand the multimedia communication and content sharing over computer networks
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction to Multimedia Read section 1 and 2 of Part I in the textbook. 380分
2. Image and color representation Read section 3 and 4 of part I in the textbook 380分
3. Fundamental concepts in video Read section 5 of part I in the textbook 380分
4. Basic of digital audio Read section 6 of part I in the textbook 380分
5. Multimedia data compression (I): Lossless compression algorithms, Lossy compression algorithms and image compression techniques Read section 7, 8 and 9 of part II in the textbook 380分
6. Multimedia data compression (II): video compression techniques and Video Coding standards (H.264, H.265, VP9) Read section 10, 11 and 12 of part II in the textbook 380分
7. Multimedia data compression (III): Audio compression techniques, MPEG audio compression Read section 13 and 14 of part II in the textbook 380分
8. Mid-term exam and discussions on the solutions Preparation for mid-term exam 380分
9. Multimedia communications and networking (I): Network services & protocols, internet multimedia content distribution Read section 15 and 16 of part III in the textbook 380分
10. Multimedia communications and networking (II): Adaptive streaming over HTTP 1.1 and HTTP 2.0 Read section 16 of part III in the textbook 140分
Anantakrishnan, L., Begen, A.C. and Dovrolis, C., 2012, June. What happens when HTTP adaptive streaming players compete for bandwidth?. In Proceedings of the 22nd international workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (pp. 9-14). ACM. 120分
read the paper: HTTP/2-based Frame Discarding for Low-Latency Adaptive Video Streaming 120分
11. Multimedia communications and networking (III): Multimedia over wireless and mobile networks Read section 17 of part III in the textbook 380分
12. Multimedia communications and networking (IV): cloud computing for multimedia services Read section 19 of part III in the textbook 380分
13. Artificial Intelligent (AI) applications on multimedia technology Pre-investigate the AI-based applications relating to multimedia technologies 380分
14. Final exam and discussions on the solutions Preparation for final exam 380分
Total. - - 5320分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Mid-term Final Total.
1. 15% 20% 35%
2. 15% 20% 35%
3. 0% 30% 30%
Total. 30% 70% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Midterm exam (30%) and Final Exam (70%) are the criteria of the grade. More than 60% of the total score is needed for getting the course credit.
Students are marked absent from the class if they are late regardless of the delay time.
If students are absent from more than one third of the total number of classes, the credit of this course cannot be given to them.
Even though students are absent from the class whatever the reason, e.g. sickness, delay of public transportation systems, forgetting to bring the student ID card, it is counted as absence.
Textbooks and reference materials
Fundamental of Multimedia - 2nd edition, Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu 2014
Introduction to computer networks
Information Literacy
Information Processing
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Weekdays: From 10:00 - 16:30 by email or face-to-face discussion at 4F-Research building office. Making an appointment beforehand is highly recommended.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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