Semester II, 2000-2001 (Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm, LT33)
Last update: Wednesday, 11-Apr-2001 13:30:53 SGT
Tutorial marks are now available.
Some continuous assessment related announcements:
Tue (10th): 4pm - 6pm Wed (11th): 4pm - 6pm Thu (12th): 4pm - 6pm Sat (14th): 9am - 11am
The tutorial schedule has been modified. There will be no tutorials in the week of March 5 but there will a tutorial in the week of April 2.
The Chinese New Year week tutorials (Tutorial 2) have been rescheduled to:
Lecturer: Mohan S Kankanhalli
Teaching Assistant: Sabu EmmanuelLectures: 26 Hours (Thursday, 2pm - 4pm, LT33)
Aims and Objectives:
This course introduces concepts, issues, design and implementation of hypermedia systems. The media to be considered include text, digital audio, digital image and digital video. At the end of this course, the students should have the expertise and competence to design, implement and deploy hypermedia systems.
Hypermedia is a technology that organizes information as a collection of independent nodes, which are connected through links. It supports a navigational approach of accessing information. This module presents techniques for the representation, storage, interaction and access of digital multimedia information in the hypermedia form. This module also covers related topics on the encoding and processing of digital multimedia information. The module covers basic structure of hypermedia systems, World-Wide-Web, characteristics of digital multimedia data: text, image, video & audio, encoding standards in digital multimedia: JPEG, MPEG, and constructs of hypermedia systems.
Midterm Exam: 20% [open book]
Final Exam: 50% [open book]
Pre-requisites: CS2105 (Computer Communication Networks)
Office consultation hours:
I. Introduction to Hypermedia Systems (2 hrs)
Background; history; world-wide-web; basic concepts
II. Text Data (2 hrs)
SGML concepts; HTML; XML
III. Digital Audio (2 hrs)
Audio fundamentals; PCM; MPEG audio
IV. Digital Images (4 hrs)
Digital image concepts; GIF images; The JPEG compression standard
V. Digital Video (4 hrs)
Basic concepts; The MPEG1 compression standard; MPEG2 concepts
VI. Hypermedia Models (2 hrs)
The WWW Model
VII. Backend Issues (8 hrs)
Scalability Issues; Caching; Copyright protection; Security
VIII. The Web & the Future (2 hrs)
New developments; Future trends
Copies of slides will be made available. Please check this course web-site regularly. A copy of all the relevant material will be put in the coop. Please note that I cannot put up some of the material on-line because of copyright reasons (material and figures used from other sources).
Supplementary material will greatly facilitate your grasp of the particular topic and will help provide a deeper understanding of the lecture content. However, this material may contain advanced concepts not covered in the lecture. But as far as exams are concerned, you are responsible only for the material covered in the class.
Books which are useful to refer are listed below. You may consult them for better understanding but it is not necessary to buy them.
1. R. Steinmetz, K. Nahrstedt (1995), Multimedia: Computing,
Communications & Applications, Prentice Hall International.
[A general reference for the course]
2. I. Witten, A. Moffat, T. Bell (1999), Managing Gigabytes:
Compressing and Indexing Documents and Images, Morgan Kaufmann.
[A good book on compression and information retrieval]
Reference for SGML, HTML & XML:
1. M. Bryan (1997), SGML and HTML Explained, Addison Wesley.
2. B. Marchal (1999), XML by Example
The class has been divided into 10 tutorial groups:
Tutorial 1: Tutorial on Intro + Text (Week of Jan 15th)
Tutorial 2: Tutorial on Digital Audio (Week of Jan 22nd)
Tutorial 3: Tutorial on Digital Images I (Week of Jan 29th)
Tutorial 4: Tutorial on Digital Images II (Week of Feb 5th)
Tutorial 5: Tutorial on Digital Video I (Week of Feb 12th)
Tutorial 6: Tutorial on Digital Video II (Week of Feb 26th)
Tutorial 7: Tutorial on Backend Issues I (Week of Mar 12th)
Tutorial 8: Tutorial on Backend Issues II (Week of Mar 19th)
Tutorial 9: Tutorial on Backend Issues III (Week of Mar 26th)
Tutorial 10: Tutorial on Backend Issues IV (Week of Apr 2nd)
Tutorial Solutions: (Brief answers)
4th Jan (Week 1): Introduction to Hypermedia Systems
11th Jan (Week 2): Text Data
Assignment 1: Web assignment (Due Feb 2)
18th Jan (Week 3): Digital Audio
20th Jan (Week 4): Digital Images I 8.00am - 10.00am @ LT34 Note: make-up class for January 25th
1st Feb (Week 5): Digital Images II
Assignment 2: Programming assignment I (Due Mar 2)
3rd Feb (Week 6): Digital Video I 8.00am - 10.00am @ LT34 Note: make-up class for February 8th
15th Feb (Week 7): Digital Video II
17th February AM: Midterm Examination 8.30am @ LT34
This will be an open-book exam and it will be based on the material covered till February 3 (which is Digital Video I).
21st Feb Semester Break
1st Mar (Week 8): Hypermedia Models
8th Mar (Week 9): Backend Issues I (Scalability)
Assignment 3: Programming assignment II (Due Mar 30)
15th Mar (Week 10): Backend Issues II (Caching)
22nd Mar (Week 11): Backend Issues III (Copyright protection)
29th Mar (Week 12): Backend Issues IV (Security)
5th Apr (Week 13): The Web & the Future
17th Apr PM: Final Examination
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