Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||MULTIMEDIA NETWORKING|
|Course Unit Code||AEEE571|
|Course Unit Details||PhD Computer Science (Postgraduate level courses) - MSc Electrical Engineering (Technical Electives) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
Multimedia Communications: Multimedia information representation. Multimedia applications. Multimedia networks. Application and networking terminology.
Multimedia Information Representation: Digitization principles (Audio, Video).
Audio and Video Compression: Audio compression principles and standards. Video compression principles and standards.
Multimedia over the Network: The Internet. Internet applications (Internet telephony – SIP, SDP).Transport Protocols. TCP versus UDP for multimedia data and implications on congestion. Protocols - RTP/RTCP. The World Wide Web - Audio and Video, Streaming protocol (RTSP). Wireless networks (Multimedia communications in wireless/mobile networks, Issues/Challenges raised for multimedia over wireless IP networks). Making the best of the best-effort service. Content Distribution Networks. Providing multiple classes of service. Providing quality of service guarantees. Entertainment networks (Cable TV networks, Satellite TV networks, Digital Television, Interactive services).
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Students are taught the course through lectures by means of computer presentations. Lectures are integrated by invited talks from experts from industry. Lecture notes and presentations are available through the web for students to use in combination with the textbooks.
Guided individual and/or group project and assignments are given to develop practical skills while integrating the course theory. Further research literature search is encouraged by assigning students to identify a specific problem related to some possible open research issues, gather relevant scientific information about how others have addressed the problem and report this information in written and/or orally.Lectures are supplemented with supervised and/or unsupervised computer laboratory. Laboratories include demonstrations of taught concepts and experimentation by means of computer simulations and/or packet analysis software.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||English|