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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
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Multimedia applications for portable devices
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Cinema And Media Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Malnati Giovanni ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ING-INF/05 5.5 3 1.5 0 4
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 10 A - Di base Matematica, informatica e statistica
Objectives of the course

The course intends to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge required to design and implement distributed multimedia applications that may be accessed from personal mobile devices.
Starting from recalling basic concepts about object oriented and distributed programming, major mobile operating systems and programming frameworks will be presented and analyzed in depth, in order to understand their functionalities and limitations. In order to validate and strengthen the acquired competences, real world scenarios will be analyzed, developing working prototypes.
Syllabus
' Enabling technologies
o The C++ programming language
o Distributed systems and network programming
' Mobile device programming
o Introduction to mobile device programming
o The SymbianOS operating system
o The .NET framework and the Windows Mobile operating system
o The J2ME framework and its multimedia extensions
o The FlashLite framework
' Application scenarios
o Mobile gaming
o Mobile learning
o Mobile communities
Laboratories and/or exercises
Each week a new laboratory activity will be carried out in order to get details on theoretical contents presented during classes. A medium-complexity project will be developed and tested in order to strengthen design and implementation competences of each student.
Bibliography
Steve Babin - Developing Software for Symbian OS - Symbian Press - 2007
Jo Stichbury ' Symbian OS Explained ' Symbian Press - 2004
Sing Li - Beginning J2ME: From Novice to Professional (3rd ed.) - APress - 2005
Richard Leggett et al. - Flash Applications for Mobile Devices - friends of ED - 2006

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10
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