Introduction to low-power and low-energy design techniques from a systems perspective including aspects both from hard- and software. The focus of this lecture is on cutting across a number of related fields discussing architectural concepts, modeling and measurement techniques as well as software design mainly using the example of networked embedded systems.

The course teaches:
- the basics of typical standard multimedia applications-requirements plus coding methods for audio and video;
- specifically required standard network protocols;
- the interrelationship between the application and the network which is critical for high quality applications;
- and provides insight into existing solutions in the commercial market place.

Lecture Topics:
1. Types of Multimedia Networks & their standard organizations & market
2. Requirements (User, Commercial)
3. Audio & Image & Video Coding and Transmission (covers JPEG, H.261-4, MPEG, Others, Error Resilience, Transcoder)
4. Underlying network functions (QoS/RSVP, Multicast, RTP/RTCP, SDP, SAP, NTP, Caching, RTSP/HTTP Live)
5. Synchronization & adaptation (Jitter, Packet Loss, Playout, Congestion Control, Delay, SMIL)
6. SIP (Basics, PSTN Interonnect, Conferencing, General Telephony Elements incl. Dialplan, Emergency, Presence Design)
7. Other Standard Multimedia Protocols ( H.323 family, H.248/Megaco-family,T.120, IMS)
8. Home Networks (UPnP, DLNA, HGI)
9. IPTV (Overview, Retransmission, Channel Switching, Service Discovery & Description, Remote Management, Content Guide, Content Download, Headend)
10. Special Applications solutions (Special Applications solutions: Global Webcast, Digital Signage Broadcasting, Call Center, TelePresence)