This course examines and explores recent advances in multimedia networking technologies. Major topics include multimedia compression and standards, quality of service (QoS) support mechanisms and protocols, performance analysis, network calculus, IP multicasting, Internet multimedia applications, and multimedia transport over wireless networks.
Multimedia networking is an important area in network engineering. There has been an explosive growth in research and wide application (voice, data, images and video) in recent years. This course addresses how to transport various types of media over wired and wireless networks with required QoS. In order to understand the principles, applications and future developments of multimedia networking, a number of key concepts, technologies, and design issues have to be studied and addressed. This course aims to provide the essential background for graduate students to understand the concepts and master technologies underlying multimedia networks, therefore enabling students to be prepared to design new network architectures, protocols, and algorithms to support multimedia information as future technology further evolves.
The prerequisite is ECE/CS 5565. Students should have solid knowledge of the principles of computer systems and networks such as the TCP/IP protocol suite. They should also have a solid background and knowledge of probability theory. Working knowledge of operating systems and simulation skills is also expected.
Percentage of Course
|Multimedia compression and standards||5%|
|Network services and protocols (DiffServ; IntServ, RSVP; RTP, RTCP and SIP)||20%|
|QoS mechanisms (scheduling, admission control)||15%|
|Performance analysis, network calculus||10%|
|IP multicasting techniques||10%|
|End system support||10%|
|Multimedia over wireless networks||15%|