COMP9519: Multimedia Systems
Prerequisite: COMP2011 or COMP2711 or COMP9024. Must have completed 12 UOC of level 3 or above courses.
Associate Professor Jian Zhang (Lecturer-in-Charge)
Lectures: Note: This course will not be delivered in S2 2011!
Consultation: Note: This course will not be delivered in S2 2011!
This course may be taken both by postgraduate students and senior undergraduate students
Multimedia systems covers the key principles, techniques and applications of
multimedia technology. Students who complete this course will have knowledge of
Basic concepts of image/video coding technology and compression standards
Basic concepts of internet streaming media
Fundamentals of multimedia content description and presentation
fundamentals of content based image and video retrieval techniques
Basic knowledge of multimedia database system -- indexing, browsing and retrieval
and familiarity at an introductory level with examples of audio, image and video processing techniques in multimedia systems. After learning this course, it would be a significant step for students either to pursuer academic post-graduate study or to join industrial R/D organizations.
Policy on Copying Assignments
Continual Course Improvement
- Lecture 1 -- Introduction & Image Processing
Multimedia Applications; Introduction to Multimedia Research; Basic Concepts in Multimedia Signal Processing;
Spatial Redundancy in Images; Lossless & Predictive Coding (entropy coding);
- Lecture 2 -- Image and Video Coding Techniques (part 1)
Introduction to Image Quantization & Transform coding; Still Image Codind (JPEG);
- Lecture 3 -- Image and Video Coding Techniques (part II)
Subband Coding; Temporal Redundancy & Temporal Predictive Coding for Video; Assignment 1 Introduction
- Lecture 4 -- Video Compression
Hybrid Video Coding; Motion Estimation & Compensation; Human Visual System (HVS) Characteristics; Digital Video Coding (DVC) Structure;
- Lecture 5 -- Video Compression Standards
Digital Video Coding standards
- Lecture 6 -- Internet Streaming Media
Internet Streaming Media Architecture: Client / Server Architecture; Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP); Session Description Protocol (SDP)
- Lecture 7 -- Multimedia Presentation & Content Description
Real Time Streaming Protocol - "internet VCR controls", Inter-media synchronization; File Formats: Multimedia File Formats - requirements and features; Example MP4;
MPEG-7 - Multimedia Content Description Interface and Schemes for Content Management
- Lecture 8 -- Image based Content Retrieval (part 1)
Introduction to Image Indexing and Retrieval; Color Feature Extraction; Color based Image
Indexing and Retrieval Techniques.
- Lecture 9 -- Image based Content Retrieval (part 2)
Texture and Shape based Image Indexing and Retrieval;Assignment 1 Review and Assignment 2 Introduction
- Lecture 10 -- Image based Content Retrieval (part 3)
Introduction to Video Indexing and Retrieval; Video Shot Detection and Segmentation; Video
Segmentation in Compress Domain; Basic Techniques of Video Based Indexing and Retrieval
- Lecture 11 -- Tutorials on Multimedia Signal Processing
Tutorials on Key Lecture Notes and questions
- Lecture 12 -- Course Overview
The assessment for this subject will consistent of:
- assignment I covers lectures 1 - 7 (30%)
- assignment II covers lectures 8 - 11 (30%)
- 3 hour final exam, it covers all lectures (40% in final exam weeks)
The assignments will be programming assignments closely related to the lectures. Details of the assignments will be provided in due time.
Students are strongly advised to start early and do not wait until the last minute. Student will lose 2 marks out of 30 for each day that the assignment is later. Extensions will not be granted unless you have legitimate reasons and have let the LiC know ASAP, preferably one week before its due date.
There is no set textbook. Lecture notes provide a sufficient coverage
over all materials.
- Ghanbari M, Video coding: an introduction to standard codecs, IEE Publishing, 1999.
- Haskell B G, Puri A and Netravali A N, Digital video: an introduction to MPEG-2, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996.
- Shi Y Q, Image and video compression for multimedia engineering, CRC Press, 2000. Electronic copy available through UNSW library.
- Manjunath B S, Salembier P, Sikora T (ed), Introduction to MPEG-7, Multimedia Content Description Interface, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2002.
- Feng D, Siu W C and Zhang H J (ed), Multimedia Information Retrieval and Management, Springer, 2003.
- RTSP www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2326.txt
- SDP www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2327.txt
- RTP www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3550.txt
- RTP for MPEG-4 www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3016.txt
- XML www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/
- SMIL www.w3.org/TR/smil20/
Copying in assignments is unacceptable. Assignments will be checked. The
penalties for copying range from receiving no marks for the assignment to
complete failure of the subject.
Further details of the School plagiarism policy can be found
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the rules now.)
Continual Course Improvement
The CATEI evaluation from the last time we taught this course showed that students were almost satisfied with most of the aspects of the course. Thus we intend to maintain the similar style and key structure for the up-coming offering. In order to further improve our teaching quality, we will increase tutorial time and ensure that feedback is delivered in a timely fashion.
- Students enrolled in COMP9519 are expected to attend all classes.
- The use of School of Computer Science and Engineering computing
laboratories is subject to rules described in the
Yellow Form, which you acknowledge (electronic) receipt of
when you receive your computing account. The Yellow Form also
outlines what to do in case illness or misadventure that affects
your assessment, and supplementary examinations procedures within
the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
Information on UNSW Occupational Health and Safety policies and expectations
Equity and Diversity issues
Associate Professor (NICTA Conjoint) Jian Zhang -- General enquiries, All Lectures and
Room E308, UNSW L5 Building (NICTA)
Dr. Reji Mathew -- Lectures 1-5 and Assignment 1
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