The course is introductory to methods, tools and techniques for creating and processing multimedia content (text, hypertext, voice, sound, graphics, images and videos), for multimedia information retrieval and multimedia communications. The following topics are covered:
2-D and 3-D graphics and animation
Tools for multimedia applications
Image compression (PNG, GIF, JPEG, JPEG2000)
Video compression (MPEG, HEVC)
Audio compression (MPEG)
Speech compression (MPEG-4)
Multimedia content description (MPEG-7)
Multimedia content retrieval
Network Services and Protocols for Multimedia Communications
Internet Multimedia Content Distribution
Multimedia over Mobile Networks
This course aims to familiarize students with the use of audiovisual signals in the context of multimedia. It is included in the specialization area "Telecommunications and Networks", and therefore the emphasis is on communication. The approach, however, is open to different fields of Computer Science. It is therefore aimed at all computer science students to acquire fundamental knowledge in the use of multimedia. The course adresses basic points in audiovisual signal technology, including capture, digitization and storage. The course aims to provide a fundamental knowledge of signal compression, as multimedia information is transmitted over telecommunication networks or is required to be stored concisely and reliably. Particular emphasis is placed on familiarity with compression standards. The course also aims to provide knowledge on the description and summarization of multimedia content and the use of multimedia databases. Finally, basic knowledge about Internet multimedia content distribution is given.
The evaluation is based on assignments and a final project.
The courses of the Computer Science Department are designated with the letters "CS" followed by three decimal digits. The first digit denotes the year of study during which students are expected to enroll in the course; the second digit denotes the area of computer science to which the course belongs.
Advised Year of Enrollment
First, Second, Third and Fourth year
Computer Science Area
Introductory - General
Background (Mathematics, Physics)
Networks and Telecommunication
Computer Vision and Robotics
Algorithms and Theory of Computation
The following pages contain tables (one for each course category) summarizing courses offered by the undergraduate studies program of the Computer Science Department at the University of Crete. Courses with code-names beginning with "MATH" or "PHYS" are taught by the Mathematics Department and Physics Department respectively at the University of Crete.