Tutorial TS1
Multimedia Technologies and Applications in the new Internet World

Full day, Level Introductory


Nicolas D. Georganas, FRSC , FIEEE
Canada Research Chair in Information Technology
Distinguished University Professor
Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab)
School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE)
University of Ottawa
161 Louis Pasteur Priv., Room A-613
P.O. Box 450, Station "A"
Ottawa, Ont. Canada K1N-6N5
Tel: +1 -613-562-5800 Ext 6225 (Secretary - 6132)
Fax:+1-613-562 5175
e-mail: georganas@mcrlab.uottawa.ca


This tutorial is for beginners in multimedia and its objective is to present the state-of-the-art in multimedia enabling technologies and services, with emphasis on the Internet wireline and wireless world. It will also demonstrate new multimedia applications in e-commerce, tele-collaboration, tele-training and tele-medicine using Collaborative Virtual Reality. It will cover the fundamental multimedia topics, enhanced with video clips of international project developments:

  Introduction, Applications
  Networking Technologies (LAN, MAN, WLAN, HAN, WAN, ATM, IP)
  Multimedia to the home (DSL, cable,wireless,...)
  Image, Video and Audio Compression
  Multimedia Synchronization
  Multimedia and the Internet: IP and other protocols, QoS provision, Mobile IP, WAP, applications
  Multimedia conferencing and collaboration tools
  e-commerce and Security issues
  Digital Watermarking for Multimedia
  Virtual Reality and Collaborative Virtual Environments & applications

Detailed Outline Part I:

Recent history of multimedia technologies
Business and home multimedia applications
Multimedia networking Market
Networking Technology for Multimedia
Local Area Networks (LAN):
"legacy" LANs (Ethernet, Token Ring)
Switched Ethernet
Isochronous Ethernet (IEEE 802.9)
Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps)
100 VG-AnyLAN
Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3z)
Wireless LANs and Wireless Personal Area Networks
IEEE 802.11
IEEE 802.15
Wide Area Networking (WAN)
Key WAN Services for Multimedia
Bridges and Routers
X.25 and Frame Relay
ATM Networking
Brief review of N-ISDN, B-ISDN , ATM.
Adaptation layer (AAL) for different ATM classes of service
ATM comparisons with other technologies
Multimedia to the Home
Access Technologies: Telephone, DSL, Cable, Wireless cable
Fiber-in-the-loop, Fiber-to-the-home, Hybrid Fiber-coax

Digital Image and Video Compression in Multimedia Communications
Compression needs in Multimedia
Video services, bandwidth and storage needs
Image and video coding standards: JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-7,
H.261, H.263
Software Compression/Decompression

Multimedia Synchronisation
Basic synchronization concepts and methods
Synchronization Quality of Service (QoS) Parameters
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL)

Detailed Outline Part II:

Multimedia and the Internet
OSI reference model
Internet Protocols: TCP, UDP, IP, IPv6
Mobile IP
Unicast, Broadcast, Multicast
Protocol requirements for multimedia
Real Time Transport protocol (RTP, RTCP)
QoS provisioning over IP networks: IntServ, DiffServ
Internet telephony, Internet Fax
Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
Government concerns on Web usage

Wiresess Internet and Wireless application Protocol (WAP)

Multimedia conferencing and collaboration tools
Conferencing standards
Conferencing market evolution
Conferencing systems
Tele-collaboration tools

e-Commerce and e-Security
Public key Encryption
Secure Sockets Layer, SHTTP, IPSec,SMIME
Secure Electronic Transactions (SET)
Attacks on e-security

Digital Watermarking for Multimedia
Classification of watermarks
Image, video, audio and text watermarking techniques

Virtual Reality as a new Medium
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)
Distributed Virtual Environments
High-Level Architecture (HLA) : A new OMG standard for distributed
Applications in industrial training, e-commerce, tele-collaboration

Lecturer's biography

Nicolas D. Georganas is Canada Research Chair in Information Technology and Distinguished University Professor, Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCRLab),School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada. He has been leading multimedia application development projects since 1984. He was General Chair of the ACM Multimedia 2001 (Ottawa), IEEE Multimedia Systems'97 Conference (ICMCS97)(June 1997, Ottawa)and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE COMSOC MULTIMEDIA'89 (Montebello, Canada) and of the ICCC Multimedia Communications'93 Conference (Banff, Canada). He has served as Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, issues on"Multimedia Communications" (1990) and on "Synchronization Isssues in Multimedia Communications" (1996). He is on the editorial boards of the journals Multimedia Tools and Applications, ACM/Springer Multimedia Systems, ACM Computing Surveys, Performance Evaluation, Computer Networks, Computer Communications, and was an editor of the IEEE Multimedia Magazine. He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Enginering Institute of Canada and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1998, he was honored as the University of Ottawa Researcher of the Year and also received the University 150th Anniversary Gold Medal for Research. In 1999, he received the T.W.Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, funded by Bell Canada, for contributions to Canadian and International Telecommunications. In 2000, he received the J.C.Smith Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the A.G.L.McNaughton Medal of IEEE Canada, the OCRI Presidents's Award, the Bell-Canada-Forum Award of the Corporate-Higher Education Forum, the TeleLearning Researcher Achievement Award and a Canada Research Chair. In 2001, he received the Order of Ontario and in 2002, the Killam Prize for Engineering, Canada's highest prize.

He has given Multimedia short course/tutorials at:

-Pont.Univ. Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile [April 1995][sponsored by NORTEL][55 persons]]
-Newbridge Netw. Co., Ottawa, [Febr. 1996] [17 persons]
-SIMTEL'96, Univ. Tech. F. Santa Maria, Santiago, Chile [May 1996][sponsored by NORTEL] [50 persons]
-IEEE Intern. Conf. on Multimedia Comp. and Sys. (ICMCS'96), Hiroshima, Japan [June 1996] [30 persons]
-ACM Multimedia'96, Boston, [Nov. 1996] [20 persons](excellent evaluations)
-ACM Multimedia'97, Seattle [Nov. 1997][25 persons](excellent evaluations)
-ICCC'97, Cannes, France [Nov. 1997] [20 persons]
-CRC, Ottawa [Dec. 1997][50 persons]
-Intern. Conf. on Telecomunications (ICT'98), Chalkidiki, Greece, June 1998 [10 persons]
-IEEE Intern. Communications Conference (ICC'99), Vancouver, Canada, June 1999 [20 persons]
-ACM Multimedia'99, Orlando [Nov. 1999] [20 persons](excellent evaluations)
-ACM Multimedia'2000, Los Angeles [Oct.2000] [22 persons]
-ACM Multimedia'2001, Ottawa [Oct.2001]