The topic of this seminar is "Advanced Multimedia
"Multimedia" means, we are dealing with
systems that process different kinds of media, such as audio, video, text, and images. "Systems" means, that we will rather take the user's and system
designer's view than the engineer's and programmer's perspective, i.e. the
presentations and discussions will be motivated by potential applications and
systems rather than, for example, low level signal processing issues. (Note
that this doesn't mean that we won't look at the algorithms and basics which
are involved, but only that the motivation of all we are doing or talking about
will be user and system centered). Finally, the term "Advanced"
reflects, that we want to look at current research and trends in the area of
multimedia systems and applications. For example, last period we discussed
projects related to mobile multimedia (esp. mobile video, graphics, and
gaming), video browsing, and personal media capture. Most topics discussed in
the seminar are also closely related to research that is currently done in our group.Hence, this seminar is also a good opportunity to get
some background information in case you are interested in a related
experimentation or thesis project.