cod. 1011496

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - Second semester
Riccardo RAHELI
Academic discipline
Telecomunicazioni (ING-INF/03)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The student will learn the main technologies of multimedia systems, which are used to communicate, process and operate on image, sound, text and other information media. The goal of the course is to provide the students with a sound knowledge of the basic principles and techniques used in multimedia systems.


Signals and systems.

Course unit content

Fundamentals of multimedia: Systems, communications and information processing.

Full programme

1. Digitization of information and its processing. Basic concepts of multimedia.
2. Representation and coding of multimedia information: JPEG and MPEG standards.
3. Multimedia communication protocols.


Ze-Nian Li, Mark S. Drew, Jiangchuan Liu, "Fundamentals of Multimedia", 3rd ed., Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021, ISBN 978-3-030-62123-0,

Teaching methods

The course is organized in classroom lectures and exercises, as well as laboratory sessions. The language of instruction is English for the visiting professor and Italian for the resident professor. The latter is always available for any clarification or explanation that may be necessary.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written tests and laboratory projects. The examination language will be English or Italian at the student's choice.

Other information

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