2018 Multimedia Distribution Technology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Kobayashi Takao  Hasegawa Shoichi  Yamaoka Katsunori 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(W331)  Fri3-4(W331)  
Course number
Academic year
Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
Lecture notes updated
Language used
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Course description and aims

Signal processing for transmitting audio images, communication protocols, and technology on recording and display will be lectured.

Student learning outcomes

Learn the basic techniques used to distribute content such as audio images.


Multimedia, encoding, Web

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures are the main. Some exercises within class hours.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance / human senses and multimedia Understand the relationship between multimedia and the feeling of that person. Know the state of media other than audiovisual.
Class 2 Introduction to audio signal processing Understand fundamentals of processing methods for speech and audio signals
Class 3 Image (representation of image, spatial frequency, color) Understand the numerical expression of images.
Class 4 Image coding Understand image compression
Class 5 Video coding Understand the numerical representation method and compression method of moving pictures
Class 6 Video coding Understand the beginning of 3D computer graphics
Class 7 Analysis and modeling of speech and audio signals Understand analysis methods for speech and audio signals
Class 8 Speech and audio coding Understand speech and coding techniques for data compression
Class 9 exercise Exercises of contents of 1st - 8th classes.
Class 10 WWW Understand mechanism of WWW
Class 11 WWW Understand mechanism of WWW
Class 12 Streaming Understand streaming
Class 13 Streaming control Understand control of streaming
Class 14 Content distribution technology Understand content distribution technology
Class 15 Exercise Exercise


None required. Course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

No materials in English

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate the degree of comprehension of basic techniques used to distribute content such as audio images.
30 to 40% of evaluation will be done by exercises in classes. Rest will be evaluated by the final exam.

Related courses

  • ICT.H313 : Sensation and Perception Systems
  • ICT.S210 : Digital Signal Processing
  • ICT.H212 : Automata and Languages (ICT)
  • ICT.C305 : Network Architecture and Control

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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