2021 Multimedia Distribution Technology

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Hasegawa Shoichi  Yamaoka Katsunori 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue7-8(S224)  Fri7-8(S224)  
Course number
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Offered quarter
Syllabus updated
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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.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Based on experiences of TV receiver software and Web system development, Hasegawa will lecture about computer graphics and the World Wide Web.


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 Image Signal Understand image singals
Class 3 Image coding Understand the numerical expression of images and image compression of JPEG.
Class 4 Basic speech and audio coding Understand speech and coding techniques for data compression
Class 5 Analysis and modeling of speech and audio signals Understand analysis methods for speech and audio signals
Class 6 Speech and audio coding Understand speech and coding techniques for data compression
Class 7 Exercise Exercise
Class 8 Quality control of communication 1 Understand quality of communication
Class 9 Quality control of communication 2 Understand quality control of communication
Class 10 Video coding Understand mechanism video coding
Class 11 Basic concepts of 3D computer graphics Understand basic concepts of 3D computer graphics
Class 12 Mechanism of World Wide Web Understand mechanism of WWW
Class 13 Streaming Understand streaming
Class 14 Content distribution technology Understand content distribution technology

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


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.
20 to 30% of evaluation will be done by mini-reports 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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