CTS 04 TUTORIAL I
Mobile/Wireless Networks, Internet, and Multimedia: Enabling Technologies for Collaborative Systems
Rapid advances in computing and communications, and their synergy have been producing interesting and innovative applications. In particular, the technologies of mobile/wireless networks, the Internet, and multimedia are beginning to have significant impacts on a variety of applications. Collaborative systems are one class of useful applications driven by the above technologies, among other applications. This tutorial presents the principles, techniques, and components underlying these enabling technologies. The objective of the tutorial is to present the workings of the underlying enabling technologies of mobile/wireless networks, the Internet, and multimedia and also to make a connection into how they work together in a collaborative system.
1. Introduction and Background
Enabling technologies for wireless networks; Switching techniques; Protocols.
2. Cellular Networks
GSM, CDMA, WCDMA; 2G AND 3G wireless networks; .Handoff strategies; Coverage and capacity; Coding and error control.
3. Wireless Networks
Wireless LANS (IEEE 802.11); Ad-Hoc networks.
Part II: Internet
4. Internet Basics
Overview; TCP/IP Protocol; Software structure; Internet addresses; Domains; Routers; Modems; DSL; Online services.
5. Communications on the Internet
Email; Newsgroups; Internet chat; Instant messaging; Internet telephony.
6. World Wide Web
Hypertext; Markup languages; Web pages; Web browsers; URLs; Interactive forms; Web servers.
7. Common Internet Tools
TELNET; FTP; Internet search tools; Agents; Scripting.
8. Wireless Internet
Internet access from Mobile/Wireless networks; Protocols for data transfer.
Part III: Multimedia
9. Convergence of Different Media
Media characteristics; Requirements for storage, transmission, synchronization.
10. Multimedia Systems
Compression; Data analysis; Indexing and retrieval; Transmission over networks.
11. Mobile/Wireless Multimedia
Issues, challenges, and techniques in mobile/wireless multimedia.
12. Multimedia on the Internet
Music and file sharing; Video on the Internet; VoIP; Multicast and MBone.
Engineers, scientists and managers who want to understand the technologies and techniques of wireless/mobile networks, the Internet, and multimedia, and how they work together in typical collaborative applications. Knowledge of basic concepts in computers, communications, networks, and algorithms are adequate.
Tutorial Duration: 3 Hours.
Method of Presentation: PowerPoint slides using an LCD projector. Tutorial notes will be made available.
Presenter: Dr. S.R. Subramanya
Computer Science Department
S.R. Subramanya received his Masters degree in Computer Science from