CS5263 Wireless Multimedia Networking Technologies and Applications, Spring 2017

  • Instructor: Cheng-Hsin Hsu (chsu AT cs.nthu.edu.tw)
  • Time: Mondays 3:30-5:20 p.m., Thursdays 2:20-3:10 p.m.
  • Location: EECS 129
  • Office Hour: By appointment
  • TA: Ying-Yi Chen (inin610719@gmail.com) and Chih-Pin Tan (tanchihpin0517@gmail.com)
  • TA Office Hour: By appointment

We will review the basis of the broad area of multimedia networking in the format of lectures. Meanwhile, several Android programming tutorials will be offered to student who do not have such experience. Each student works on a term project: graduate students choose their own research topics, and undergraduate students work on an Android app design and implementation. All students will be trained for technical writing, for workshop papers (graduates) and demo papers (undergraduates). Industrial entrepreneurs will be invited to give talks in class, sharing their startup experience.

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

Tentative Topics

  1. Overview on Computer Network
  2. Wireless networks
  3. Multimedia networking (WebRTC)
  4. Digital Image and Color Models
  5. Overview on Video Coding
  6. Scalable Video Coding (H.265/SVC)
  7. Video Quality Metric
  8. Android Programming




  • Burg, The Science of Digital Media, Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc., 2010
  • Li and Drew, Fundamentals of Multimedia, Pearson Education, 2004.
  • Wang, Ostermann, and Zhang, Video Processing and Communications, Prentice Hall, 2002.
  • Steinmetz and Nahrstedt, Multimedia Systems, Springer, 2004.
  • Schaar and Chou, Multimedia over IP and Wireless Networks: Compression, Networking, and Systems, Elsevier, 2007.


  • Course participation: 20%. Each question asked/answered by a student leads to 0.5 point. The maximal point each student in each lecture can receive is 1 pt.
  • Programming projects: 30%. Three projects, each is worth 10%.
  • Term project: 50%. This includes paper presentations (10%), proposal (10%), final report (25%), and poster/demo (5%).