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     Multimedia Networking                     • Motivation
                                               • Objectives
                                               • Multimedia!
                  Fall 2010
                Mark Claypool




            Professor Background
                                                          Student Background
                (Who am I?)
                                                            (Who are you?)
• Dr. Mark Claypool (professor, “Mark”)
    – “Quality Planning for Distributed,       • Name
      Collaborative Multimedia Applications”   • Year (1st, 2nd …)
    – Systems guy                              • Degree ( , PhD,, BS...)
                                                    g    (MS,          )
•   Research interests                         • Area (CS, ECE, ND)
    – Congestion control (protocols, AQM)      • Programming experience and language(s)
    – Wireless networking                      • Regular computer-based multimedia use?
    – Network games                              – Skype, YouTube, Nothing …
    – Multimedia performance                   • Other…




                 Syllabus Stuff                                   Text Book
• http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~cs529/f10/            • None
• Class:                                       • Research papers, book chapters
                                                 – Copied by me
    – Thursdays 6-8:50
                                                 – Bound by you
•   Office hours:
                                               •L     d
                                                Learned
    – TBA or by appointment                      – Read by you
    – See Web page                               – Presented by me
•   Email                                        – Tested for exam
    – claypool@cs.wpi.edu (me)                 • “Recommended” texts for projects
    – cs529-all@cs.wpi.edu (class)




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                                                                               Course Structure
                        Topics
                                                         • Prerequisites
•   Introduction              •   Multimedia Repair           –   Operating Systems (CS502, recommended)
•   Multimedia Transport      •   Media Scaling               –   Computer Networks (CS513, recommended)
    Protocols                 •   Multimedia Operating        –   Good programming skills (required)
•   Multimedia Multicasting       Systems                     –   N multimedia experience required
                                                                  No    lti di       i          i d
•   Multimedia Perceptual     •   Multimedia Retrieval   • Grading
    Quality                   •   Delay Buffering             – Exams (50%)
•   Network Games
                                                              – Projects (50%)
                                                              – Attendance (100% … jk)




                        Exams                                                       Projects
• 2 exams                                                •        3 projects
• 50% of grade                                                 –     “b” component has evaluation
• Non-cumulative                                         •        Implementation in Linux or Windows
• In-class                                                     –     Other platforms need prior approval
    – Cl   d t Cl       d        Closed-friend
      Closed-note, Closed-paper, Cl   dfi d              •        Programming individual evaluation in
                                                                              individual,
    – One-page “crib-sheet”                                       groups of 2
• Take-home                                                    –     Programming worth 2x evaluation
    – 2 days                                             •        Voice over IP (VoIP) (audioconference)
    – On new paper, not covered in class                       –     1- audio with silence detection …
    – Open-note, Open-paper, Closed-friend                     –     2-multi-person
                                                          •       3rd project is one you pick




                                                                               Why This Class?
                         Slides
                                                          • WPI CS requirements
                                                                  – (Gotta take something in Systems)
• On the Web, usually after class
    – Can see old class for slides                        • Multimedia is cool!
                                                                  – Algorithms, HCI, Networks, Hardware…
• PPT and PDF
                                                                    (Sex-appeal)
                                                                  – (S          l)
• Caution! Don’t rely upon the slides alone!
    Use them as supplementary material                    • Programming
    – (come to class)                                             – The more you do, the better a computer
                                                                    scientist you become
•   See timeline and reading list, too
                                                                  – Distributed systems
                                                          • Fun!




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