Multimedia Networking and Coding

Multimedia Networking and Coding

Reuben A. Farrugia (University of Malta, Malta) and Carl J. Debono (University of Malta, Malta)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 354|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2660-7
ISBN13: 9781466626607|ISBN10: 1466626607|EISBN13: 9781466626911
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Advances in multimedia communication systems have enhanced the need for improved video coding standards. Due to the inherent nature of video content, large bandwidths and reliable communication links are required to ensure a satisfactory level of quality experience; inspiring industry and research communities to concentrate their efforts in this emerging research area.

Multimedia Networking and Coding covers widespread knowledge and research as well as innovative applications in multimedia communication systems. This book highlights recent techniques that can evolve into future multimedia communication systems, also showing experimental results from systems and applications.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Image Retrieval
  • Multimedia Communications and Error resilience
  • Multiview video coding
  • Peer to peer video streaming
  • Quality of experience
  • Scalable video coding
  • Video coding standards
  • Video Surveillance

Reviews and Testimonials

Written by international contributors in electrical and electronic engineering, this work is accessible to non-experts, including students in engineering and computer science, but with enough depth for experts. The first two sections contain introductory material for understanding video compression and transmission systems, covering basic concepts and methods in multimedia signal processing and communications. Topics include motion estimation in the context of 3D TV, compensation methods for compression artifacts in video coding, and peer-to-peer video streaming. The last section of the book presents multimedia applications in areas such as improved subject identification in surveillance videos using super-resolution. The book's readership includes undergraduate and graduate students with previous introductory courses in signal processing and communications. Farrugia and Debono are affiliated with the University of Malta.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Reuben Farrugia received his first degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta, Malta, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Malta, Malta, in 2009. In 2004 he was employed a Research Engineer with the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering of the University of Malta. His research work included wireless network modeling and resilient video coding. In January 2008 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer with the same department and is now a Lecturer. His research interests are in video coding and image processing.
Carl James Debono received his B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Malta, Malta, in 1997 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 2000. Between 1997 and 2001 he was employed as a Research Engineer in the area of Integrated Circuit Design with the Department of Microelectronics at the University of Malta. In 2000 he was also engaged as a Research Associate with Texas A&M University, Texas. In 2001 he was appointed Lecturer with the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering at the University of Malta and is now a Senior Lecturer. He is currently the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta. Dr Debono is a senior member of the IEEE and served as chair of the IEEE Malta Section between 2007 and 2010. He is the IEEE Region 8 Conference Coordination sub-committee chair for 2012. His research interests are in wireless systems design and applications, multi-view video coding, resilient multimedia transmission and modeling of communication systems.