Spring 2003

CMSC 691C Multimedia Networking


Dr. Padma Mundur
Computer Science  & Electrical Engineering Department
Office : ECS 217
Phone : (410) 455 3019
Email : pmundur@cs.umbc.edu
Office Hours: Tue and Thu 5:30 to 7:00 pm (or by appointment and email)

Project Requirements
Homework (Survey paper) (Due April 10 beginning of class)
Student Presentation Schedule
EXAM (Due May 15 or sooner)

Course Description

This course is offered as an advanced networking course with special focus on multimedia communications in wired and wireless networks. An undergraduate knowledge of computer networks is essential and a graduate course in networks is desirable. We will discuss applications, protocols and standards as they relate to multimedia data. The motivation for designing this course comes from the fact that the next wave of research in networking will come from finding efficient means of locating and disseminating multimedia rich content to wired and mobile users alike.

Some of the major issues addressed in this course are:

Course Textbook

Title: Multimedia Communications
Author: Fred Halsall
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 0-201-39818-4

In addition to the textbook, a number of research publications will be used in  class presentations and lectures.


Midterm Exam           20%
Project                       40%
Homework                 20%
Paper Presentation    20%

Academic Honesty

By enrolling in this course, each student assumes the responsibilities of an active participant in UMBC's scholarly community in which everyone's academic work and behavior are held to the highest standards of honesty. Cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, and helping others to commit these acts are all forms of academic dishonesty, and they are wrong.  Academic misconduct could result in disciplinary action that may include, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, suspension or dismissal. To read the full Student Academic Conduct Policy, consult the UMBC Student Handbook.