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GCO5805 - Multimedia computing and communication

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: G Lu


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit covers requirements, research issues and current technology multimedia computing and communications. Contents include: characteristics and requirements of different media types, quality of service issues, MM compression techniques and standards, MM operating system and end system architecture, MM networking and transport protocols, MM information indexing and retrieval, and example MM systems and applications in business.


Describe differences of characteristics and requirements between alphanumeric data and multimedia data; Item describe research issues in multimedia computing and communication; Explain why the notion of quality of service is important; Explain common multimedia compression techniques and standards; Describe multimedia networking requirements and techniques;
Describe multimedia information indexing and retrieval techniques; and
Understand operation principles of common multimedia systems and applications.


Assignments: 50%
Examination: 50%


GCO9802 or equivalent