Eastern Mediterranean University

CMPE-581 Modeling Multimedia Systems –

FALL 2019/2020      Prof. Dr. I. AYBAY

Course Objectives:

Multimedia systems have become very popular after 1990's, and extensive software has been developed for multimedia. However, there is a lack of formalism in modeling multimedia systems. Furthermore, the affects of network parameters on distributed and/or real-time multimedia systems are not studied well.

The aim of this course is to analyze various issues related with multimedia systems, focusing on the modeling of real-time presentation systems.

Course Contents:     (Topics to be covered in Fall 2019/2020)

  1. Introduction to multimedia
  2. Sending multimedia information on telephone and digital networks
  3. Digital representations of multimedia information ( Storage, audio, video, common data formats, signals, A-D conversion, sampling, quantization)
  4. Distributed multimedia systems
  5. Coding and data-video compression methods
  6. Distributed multimedia applications over computer networks and the Internet ( TCP/IP, network architectures, multimedia requirements )
  7. Synchronization of multimedia presentations, temporal synchronization models for interactive multimedia systems
  8. Digital TV and satellite systems
  9. Video-on-Demand systems
  10. Wireless systems and multimedia

Term Projects:

Proposals to be submitted on: October 7, 2019

Intermediate Reports and short presentations due: November 18, 2019

Final presentations are due in the last week of December 2019

For detailed term project information, please refer to the labs page


Assignments %10, Term Project %40, Final Exam %50.

Text-book :

Instead of a text-book, recently published papers shall be used. Some reference books will stated in class.