Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2015/16
Processing and trasmission of multimedia information
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Computer Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Years teaching
Masala Enrico ORARIO RICEVIMENTO RC ING-INF/05 52.5 0 6 7
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-INF/05 6 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria informatica
01PFP; 01BIT; 01NRL; 02JGR
ORA-01722: invalid number
Subject fundamentals
The course is taught in Italian.
The expected knowledge outcome of the course covers:
* the most important algorithms for digital voice, audio, image and video processing;
* the protocols and network architectures for real-time data transmission;
* the most important multimedia applications, including theirs architectures and constraints;
* the techniques to control the quality of service of the most common multimedia applications over IP networks.
Moreover, the presentation of the topics is oriented to allow the student to acquire the basic abilities to evaluate systems in the previous fields and perform correct design choices in those contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
* Knowledge of the most common techniques for digital voice, audio, images and video signal representation.
* Knowledge of the most common techniques for robust transmission of digital signals transmitted over packet networks.
* Ability to evaluate the pros and cons of the main multimedia coding techniques, giving the student the ability to choose the most suitable techniques for the various application scenarios.
* Ability to face the most important issues related to the use of various multimedia formats, by performing the most appropriate design choices in each considered case.
* Ability to autonomously investigate, if desired or necessary, how specific multimedia coding techniques work.
* Ability to choose the most suitable protocols and architectures for the various application scenarios.
* Ability to choose the most suitable error resilient transmission techniques for the various application scenarios.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic knowledge of digital signal processing theory: digital filters, Fourier transform, time- and frequency-domain signal analysis. Basic knowledge of computer networks protocols and architectures. Knowledge of programming techniques. For laboratory activities, basic computer usage abilities are required.
* Introduction about multimedia signals, coding and compression (4)
* Digital representation of audio, voice, images and video (22)
* Protocols and architectures for real-time data transmission (10)
* The most important multimedia applications: constraints and architectures (10)
* Techniques for QoS and error control for the most important multimedia applications over IP networks (14)