CS6483 Mobile Multimedia Systems

Part I

Course Duration: One semester
Credit Units: 3
Level: P6
Medium of Instruction: English
Prerequisites: CS5284 Mobile Computing (old code IT5701 Mobile Computing) or equivalent
Precursors: Nil
Equivalent Courses: IT6701 Mobile Multimedia Systems
Exclusive Courses: Nil

Part II

Course Aims 
This course aims to introduce the concepts and the important issues in the design of mobile multimedia systems.  Upon completion, students should be able to design simple mobile multimedia systems and evaluate the impact of different issues on the performance of mobile multimedia systems.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

No.

CILOs

Weighting
(if applicable)

1.

compare various multimedia transport and control protocols;

15%

2.

apply application/transport layer approaches to recover losses during multimedia transmission;

25%

3.

apply the related technologies to maintain the quality of service for multimedia wireless local area networks and

wireless multimedia in 3G networks;

25%

4.

compare the architecture and requirements between wireless multimedia protocol (WAP) and multimedia messaging services (MMS);

20%

5.

identify various location based services.

15%

Teaching and Learning Activities (TLAs)
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to facilitate students’ achievement of the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

  
Teaching pattern:
  
Suggested lecture/tutorial/laboratory mix: 2 hrs. lecture; 1 hr. tutorial.

CILO No.

TLAs

Hours/week
(if applicable)

CILO 1

Lectures, Assignment, Project

 

CILO 2

Lectures, Assignment, Project

 

CILO 3

Lectures, Assignment, Project

 

CILO 4

Lectures, Assignment, Project

 

CILO 5

Lectures, Assignment, Project

 

Assessment Tasks/Activities
(Indicative of likely activities and tasks designed to assess how well the students achieve the CILOs. Final details will be provided to students in their first week of attendance in this course)

  
Examination duration:  2 hours
  
Percentage of coursework, examination, etc.:  40% CW; 60% Exam

CILO No.

Type of Assessment Tasks/Activities

Weighting
(if applicable)

Remarks

CILO 1
  • Problems from the assignments for the students to solve individually
  • Students may choose to work on a project on this topic to study the related technologies in depth
  • Examination
  
CILO 2
  • Problems from the assignments for the students to solve individually
  • Students may choose to work on a project on this topic to study the related technologies in depth
  • Examination
  
CILO 3
  • Problems from the assignments for the students to solve individually
  • Students may choose to work on a project on this topic to study the related technologies in depth
  • Examination
  
CILO 4
  • Problems from the assignments for the students to solve individually
  • Students may choose to work on a project on this topic to study the related technologies in depth
  • Examination
  
CILO 5
  • Problems from the assignments for the students to solve individually
  • Students may choose to work on a project on this topic to study the related technologies in depth
  • Examination
  

Grading of Student Achievement: Refer to Grading of Courses in the Academic Regulations
Grading pattern: Standard (A+AA-…F)
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.

Part III

Keyword Syllabus:

Overview of multimedia technologies. QoS mobile communication and distributed multimedia systems.  Architecture and issues for distributed multimedia systems. Real-time requirements in multimedia systems. Scheduling and policing mechanisms. RTP, RTSP, and RSVP. Mobile cellular systems. Wireless LAN. Wireless channel characteristics. Multiple access schemes. Mobility management. Handoff issues. Delay guarantee for multimedia communication in mobile environment.

Syllabus

  • Multimedia Coding Techniques
  • Multimedia Transport Protocols for Wireless Networks
  • Multimedia Control Protocols for Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Multimedia Personal Area Network
  • Multimedia Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Wireless Multimedia in 3G Networks
  • Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
  • Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS)
  • Instant Messaging and Presence Service (IMPS)
  • Location Based Services

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