COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND MULTIMEDIA

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Code
83832
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA (LM-92) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMMUNICATION AND NEW MEDIA)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course provides the basics of modern telecommunication networks and some knowledge on the techniques needed to produce and distribute multimedia contents. Moreover, the Internet  architecture is presented and the main characteristics of audio/video signals are discussed in order to motivate the opportunity and convenience of a suitable coding able to reduce information redundancy. Eventually, the principal products for multimedia streaming are shortly illustrated.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The module is aimed at providing the basics of modern telecommunication networks and some knowledge on the  coding techniques currently used to produce and distribute multimedia contents. The module also deals with the architecture of the Internet and describes the main characteristics of audio/video signals in order to motivate the opportunity and convenience of a suitable coding able to reduce information redundancy. Finally, the principal products for web streaming are presented.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Data transmission networks: history of packet switching; from the mainframe networks to the Internet. Internet organization, services, and protocols.

Classification of networks: public and private networks, LAN, MAN, and WAN.

Internet architecture and relevance of internetworking. Addressing Scheme in the Internet: advantages and drawbacks of a hierarchical addressing. Evoltution of the Internet Protocol (IP). Virtual Private Networks.

Domain Name System. Examples of domain names.

Multimedia systems. Analog-to-digital conversion. Quantization errors.

Coding of audio/video signals. Advantages of coding and principal coding techniques currently used.

Streaming platforms.



 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference book: F. Kurose, W. Ross – Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7th Edition

Handouts (ppt slides) by the teacher.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Booked via e-mail.

Exam Board

MARIA CLELIA GALASSI (President)

SANDRO ZAPPATORE (President)

STEFANO VIGNOLA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

LESSONS START

First semester, approximately from 20 September to 15 December.

For more details, see the timetable edited by the Polytechnic School.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral exam

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2018 16:00 SAVONA Orale
26/01/2018 15:00 SAVONA Orale
07/06/2018 10:00 SAVONA Orale
27/06/2018 15:00 SAVONA Orale
18/07/2018 10:00 SAVONA Orale
14/09/2018 10:00 SAVONA Orale