Convergent multimedia services

Higher education teachers: Pogačnik Matevž
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 61021
Študijski program od študijskega leta 2014/15

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Overview of existing ICT and multimedia services: fixed, mobile, internet and broadcasting services, convergence and divergence of services and domains
  • Open APIs and next generation Web
  • End-user devices
  • Architectures, protocols and content formats in convergent multimedia services
  • Development of convergent multimedia services from end-user’s and operator’s perspective
  • User experience and interaction design principles

Objectives and competences:

The goal is to pass knowledge about functioning and development of convergent multimedia services and content, provided through internet, broadcasting systems, fixed and mobile systems. Students will acquire knowledge about the architectures, open APIs, protocols and other technological aspects needed for development of broadband services and content. Additionally they will learn about the properties of end-user terminal equipment and related user interaction principles.

Intended learning outcomes:

The students will acquire knowledge about the service provisioning environment including the architectures, tools and design principles in different communication systems. They will learn about the end-user terminal devices, network architectures and protocols as well as system and user aspects of design, development and service delivery.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures, demonstrations, practical laboratory work.

Study materials

  1. MULTIMEDIA: Algorithms, standards, and industry practices, Parag Havaldar, (2009) Print ISBN-10: 1418835943
  2. Keneth A. Adams: Convergence of Technology : Integrating Networks for Multimedia Solutions, Release 8.0, WestNet Learning, 2005
  3. Aktualni spletni viri, posredovani na predavanjih / Online sources, passed to students during lectures

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Multimedia Communications