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BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, PILANI

INSTRUCTION DIVISION
SECOND SEMESTER 2006-2007
Course Handout (Part II)
Date: 11 / 12/ 2006

In addition to part I (General Handout for all courses appended to the time table) this portion
gives further specific details regarding the course.

Course No. : EA C473


Course Title : Multimedia Computing
Instructor-in-charge : S.P.VIMAL
Email : vimalsp@bits-pilani.ac.in

Scope and Objective of the Course : The aim of this course is to introduce the concepts of
multimedia computing techniques as used for various data streams, multimedia networks,
operating systems and architecture. Emphasis will be given to theoretical, algorithmic and
advanced architectural aspects of multimedia system design. After successful completion of the
course students should be able to apply the concepts and techniques to various problem domains
concerned with multimedia based applications and solutions.

Text Books

T1: Ze-Nian Li & Mark S. Drew, "Fundamentals of Multimedia", Pearson Education, 2004
T2: Steinmetz R & Nahrstedt K, “Multimedia: Computing, Communication & Applications”,
Pearson Education, 2001

Reference Books

R1. Rao K R & Hwang J J, “Techniques & Standards for Image, Video & Audio Coding”, PH-
PTR ,95
R2. Jeffcoate J, “Multimedia in Practice – Technology & Applications”, PHI, (Indian Reprint
1998)
R3. Fred Halsall, “Multimedia Communications”, Pearson Education, Indian Print, 2001

Course Plan
Text book No. of
Sl.No Topics
references Lectures
Multimedia: Definitions, Applications, Multimedia T1: 1
01 2
Tools T2: 1
02 Media and Streams T2: 2 1
03 Image Representation, Formats & Processing T1: 3 2
An introduction to Color Science, Color Models in T1: 4
04 2
images & video
T1: 5
05 Fundamental Concepts in Video 1
T2: 5.1, 5.2
Audio: Fundamentals of Audio & Speech Processing T1: 6
06 2
and coding T2: 3
Need for compression in multimedia, A classification
T2: 6.1, 6.2,
07 1
of compression techniques in multimedia 6.3
08 Image Compression Fundamentals & Standards T1: 7, 8, 9 2
T1: 10, 11,
09 Video Compression Fundamentals & Standards 2
12
10 Audio Compression Fundamentals & Standards T1: 13, 14 2
11 Storage Media for Multimedia T2: 7 2
Multimedia Operating Systems: Resource T2: 9.1, 9.2,
12 1
Management 9.3
T2: 9.4
13 Multimedia Operating Systems: Process Management 2
Class Notes
Multimedia Operating Systems: File System & Disk T2: 9.5
14 3
Scheduling Algorithms Class Notes
15 Multimedia System Architecture T2: 2 ,9.7 2
Multimedia communication systems: Application, T2: 11.1,
16 Transport subsystems, QoS, Resource 11.2, 11.3, 3
Management & the trends 11.4
Multimedia Database Management T2: 12.1,
17 Systems(MDBMS): Characteristics, Data 12.2, 12.3, 2
Analysis, Data Structure & Operations 12.4
Synchronization: Notion of synchronization, T2: 15
18 Presentation Requirements, Reference Model 3
& Specification
19 Multimedia Application Architecture T2: 17 2
20 Future directions T2: 18 1
Total Lectures 38

Evaluation Scheme:

EC Evaluation Duration Weightage Date TimeVenue Nature of


No. Component (Minute) (%) / Component
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1 Test I 50 20 Closed Book
2 Test II 50 20 Open Book
4 Labs/Assignments ----- 10 Details will be announced Open Book /
5 Project ----- 10 later in the class. Take Home
6 Comprehensive 180 40 Closed Book

Chamber Consultation Hours To be announced in the class.


Notices will be displayed only on the IPC notice board.
Make-Up Policy: Strictly for genuine cases.
Mid-Semester Grading will be done on the basis of the better of Test 1 and Test 2.
Instructor-in-charge
EA C473