2019 Advanced Communication System Engineering

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Graduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Tsukada Masato  Watanabe Shigeki  Tanaka Yoshinori  Hoshuyama Osamu  Aoki Hirofumi  Oami Ryoma  Umematsu Terumi  Ishiyama Rui  Toizumi Takahiro 
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Media-enhanced courses
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Tue7-8(S322)  Fri7-8(S322)  
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Course description and aims

The overview of modern information and communication systems and related research topics will be introduced by leading researchers in the front lines of the information and communication industries.
In the first half of this course, we present the latest technology to understand deep information such as the inside of a person and a thing that humans could not catch, by sensing the world around us as computer-processable data and applying advanced AI to the data.
In the second half of this course, we consecutively discuss core, access networks and IP networks after explaining the overview of the communication networks. Moreover, we discuss the network service trends and a future roadmap of the communication networks.

Student learning outcomes

1) Students will understand the evolution of information systems, latest research activities and the future technology trends.
2) Students will understand the basic principles of acoustic processing, image processing, and image recognition.
3) Students will learn pros and cons for wireline (especially optical fiber) communication and mobile communication. And they learn technologies that contribute to current communication networks.
4) Students will learn the advanced technologies, trends, and future issues with the reference of the latest international conferences and technical papers.


Color image processing, Coding techniques, Video compressiColor image processing, Coding techniques, Video compression, MPEG, Acoustic signal processing, Deep learning, Affective computing, Fingerprint of things, Face recognition, Human recognition, Optical fiber communication, Semiconductor laser/Photo-diode, Optical switch, Erbium-doped optical fiber amplifier, Optical add/drop multiplexer, Optical digital coherent transceiver, PON (Passive Optical Network), Mobile cellular phone, LTE (Long Term Evolution), 5G (Fifth Generation), Multiple access, Modulation/Demodulation, Forward error correction coding/decoding, Speech codec, Propagation, Antenna, MIMO (Multi-Input and Multi-Output), Power amplifier, PLL (Phase-Locked Loop) synthesizer, Filter

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The first half of this course will be presented by instructors from the NEC central research laboratories. The second half of this course will be presented by instructors from the Fujitsu laboratories. In the class, the teaching material is projected on the screen. Using lots of related pictures and photographs, each technology is explained according to the course schedule. Through the Questions and Answers, the correct and deep understanding is enhanced. Real products and samples will be shown in the class if necessary for better understanding.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Image processing technology and its applications Understand the basic color image processing and noise reduction, and their applications in the fields.
Class 2 Video compression coding technology Understand the basic principles of video compression focusing on MPEG international standards
Class 3 Affective computing - Forecasting tomorrow's stress Understand an overview of "Affective computing" and some current researches which are stress estimating and forecasting, and their applications.
Class 4 Video processing technologies for human recognition and their application Understand the video processing technologies used for human recognition with a focus on facial identification, as well as the challenges and their applications
Class 5 Individual Object Identification and Authentication using Fingerprint of Things Image Recognition Tech. Understand an overview of object identification and authentication technologies and their applications such as securities, manufacturing, retail and daily use of general items.
Class 6 Deep learning and its applications. Understand the basic architectures of deep neural networks, and their applications
Class 7 Acoustic Signal Processing for Audio Terminals Understand the acoustic problems and the signal processing technologies to solve them for audio terminals or voice communication terminals
Class 8 Overview of communication networks Understand the overview of communication networks
Class 9 Optical communication technology 1 Understand basic system configuration and key elements of optical communication systems
Class 10 Optical communication technology 2 Understand WDM transmissions
Class 11 Optical communication technology 3 Understand photonic networks
Class 12 Mobile communication technology Understand Mobile communication technology
Class 13 Future trends of communication networks and mobile communications Understand future trends of communication networks and mobile communications
Class 14 Laboratories tour 1 Take a tour of research laboratories in a leading industry.
Class 15 Laboratories tour 2 Take a tour of research laboratories in a leading industry.


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

All course materials will be provided in each class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by the quality of the written reports on specific themes.

Related courses

  • ICT.C205 : Communication Theory (ICT)
  • ZUS.M303 : Digital Communications
  • ICT.S403 : Multidimensional Information Processing
  • ICT.S206 : Signal and System Analysis
  • ICT.S414 : Advanced Signal Processing (ICT)
  • ICT.C506 : Advanced Information and Communication Network
  • ICT.C301 : Foundations of Communication Network
  • ICT.C305 : Network Architecture and Control
  • ICT.C315 : Cryptographic Technology and Network Security
  • ICT.H503 : Speech Information Technology

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

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Office hours

Students may approach the instructors at the end of class upon securing an appointment through e-mail.

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