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Multimedia communications: technological advances and social implications

01QRXIU

A.A. 2018/19

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Ingegneria Informatica E Dei Sistemi - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 20
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Servetti Antonio Ricercatore ING-INF/05 6 0 0 0 3
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
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2018/19
PERIOD: FEBRUARY - MARCH In the context of the increasing diffusion of multimedia technologies on the web and in social networks, the course presents the latest advancements in the techniques and software architectures for multimedia coding and transmission over the Internet. Considering the optimality of the presented solutions in order to maximize the communication quality as perceived by the final user, the course shows advanced techniques such as rate-distortion optimization over packet networks and network adaptive strategies. Moreover, the recent tendency towards HTTP- and browser-based communications which exhibit different optimization challenges will also be addressed, including relevant standards in this context such as DASH. Finally an overview of the main open source tools and libraries for handling multimedia data will be presented.
PERIOD: FEBRUARY - MARCH In the context of the increasing diffusion of multimedia technologies on the web and in social networks, the course presents the latest advancements in the techniques and software architectures for multimedia coding and transmission over the Internet. Considering the optimality of the presented solutions in order to maximize the communication quality as perceived by the final user, the course shows advanced techniques such as rate-distortion optimization over packet networks and network adaptive strategies. Moreover, the recent tendency towards HTTP- and browser-based communications which exhibit different optimization challenges will also be addressed, including relevant standards in this context such as DASH. Finally an overview of the main open source tools and libraries for handling multimedia data will be presented.
1. Introduction to multimedia coding and compression techniques 2. Quality evaluation of audio and video representations 3. Multimedia communication architectures, protocols, and formats 4. Optimization techniques for media coding and transmission 5. Multimedia streaming over HTTP: state-of-the-art and standards 6. Multimedia in the browser: WebRTC and WebAudio
1. Introduction to multimedia coding and compression techniques 2. Quality evaluation of audio and video representations 3. Multimedia communication architectures, protocols, and formats 4. Optimization techniques for media coding and transmission 5. Multimedia streaming over HTTP: state-of-the-art and standards 6. Multimedia in the browser: WebRTC and WebAudio
Lessons will take place in "Aula C" (a small room located next to ClassRoom 14) - from 10am to 1pm on February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26. However, the course schedule may be subject to change depending on students' availability.
Lessons will take place in "Aula C" (a small room located next to ClassRoom 14) - from 10am to 1pm on February 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26. However, the course schedule may be subject to change depending on students' availability.
ModalitÓ di esame:
Exam:
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilitÓ o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'UnitÓ Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione pi¨ idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam:
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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