CS5262 Multimedia Networking and Systems, Spring 2018

  • Instructor: Cheng-Hsin Hsu (chsu AT cs.nthu.edu.tw)
  • Time: Mondays 10:10 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00-9:50 a.m.
  • Location: EECS 127
  • Office Hour: By email appointment
  • TA: Hua-Jun Hung (hua.j.hong@gmail.com)
  • TA Office Hour: By email appointment

This course covers the latest research in the areas of networking and multimedia systems. Despite the basic concepts of multimedia networking will be reviewed, the course is a graduate-level course and requires each student to work on an intensive term project. In particular, each student will propose and carry out a research project. The expectation for each graduate student is to generate a research paper at the end of the semester. The expectation for each undergraduate student is to generate a report for a well-known multimedia grand challenge problem; or to produce a good system demo with demo abstract at the end of the semester. Students who do not deliver publishable reports at the end of the semester will receive failed grades.

The lectures will be given in English. All the reports must be in English.

Tentative Topics: 

  1. Network, Transport and Application Layers
  2. Introduction to Video Compression
  3. RTP Streaming
  4. Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP
  5. Delay-Sensitive Video Computing in the Cloud
  6. Rate Adaptation
  7. Playout Buffering
  8. Video Error Recovery
  9. Streaming Media Caching
  10. Peer-to-Peer Streaming
  11. 360-degree Video Streaming
  12. Media Analytics in Internet-of-Things Networks


None. Students will search, print, read, and present the latest search papers under the guidance of the instructor and the TA.


  • [KR08] Kurose and Rose, Computer Networking: A top-down Approach Featuring the Internet, Addison Wesley, 2016.
  • [Burg10] Burg, The Science of Digital Media, Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc., 2010.
  • [SC07] Schaar and Chou, Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks: Compression, Networking, and Systems, Elsevier, 2007.
  • [LD04] Li and Drew, Fundamentals of Multimedia, Pearson Education, 2004.
  • [SN04] Steinmetz and Nahrstedt, Multimedia Systems, Springer, 2004.
  • [WOZ02] Wang, Ostermann, Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice Hall, 2002.



Term Project Topics:

The following is not an exhausted list of the latest research topics in multimedia networking:

  • 360-degree videos and head mounted displays
  • Multimedia Internet-of-Things
  • Media-Aware Network Elements
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • 3D Scene Reconstructions
  • Point Cloud Compression
  • Multimodal Speaker Recognition in Video Conferences
  • Decentralized Social Media


  • Paper presentation: 20%
  • Participation: 30%
  • Term paper: 50%

Note that students who do not deliver publishable reports at the end of the semester will receive failed grades.