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2013/2014 Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Master Computer Science
Seminar Selected Topics in Multimedia Computing
Responsible Instructor
Name E-mail
Prof.dr. A. Hanjalic    A.Hanjalic@tudelft.nl
Prof.dr. M.A. Larson    M.A.Larson@tudelft.nl
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x
Education Period
Start Education
Exam Period
Course Language
Expected prior knowledge
signal (image, audio) processing, data mining, pattern recognition
Course Contents
Through all the exciting recent advances in digital media technology and rapid growth of social media platforms where multimedia items like images, videos and music multimedia are increasingly embedded in online social communities, multimedia has gained enormous potential in improving the traditional educational, professional, business, communication and entertainment processes. To be able to use this potential for transferring these processes into user-friendly multimedia applications, technology is required that can help us access, deliver, browse, search, enrich and share audiovisual (multimedia) content. This course provides insight into the state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research efforts related to the development of such technology. The topics covered by the course include, but are not limited to, the semantic analysis, integration and presentation of multimedia information, user aspects and social signals in multimedia, development of multimedia indexing, search and recommendation mechanisms and social media analytics.
Study Goals
Education Method
(video) lectures, assignment
Literature and Study Materials
Reader, course handouts and video lectures (will be made available online)
Students will be given a theoretical/practical assignment related to a specific problem of multimedia computing. The assignment will involve either an investigation of available theory and methods for addressing the posed problem, or development of a prototype (software) tool solving the posed problem. The assessment will be done on the basis of a written report and (in case of a practical assignment) a demonstration session.

Lectures will be offered live by a team of lecturers, but also via lecture videos online, each of them addressing the theoretical and technological state-of-the-art and challenges regarding a particular, selected topic of multimedia computing. The team of lecturers and the precise scope of the course (selection of topics) will be adjusted every year in view of the most recent scientific and technological achievements and developments in the broad field of multimedia.