Introduction to Media Engineering (DMET 501) German University in Cairo (GUC)
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Introduction to Media Engineering (DMET501) is designed to provide students an introduction to the principles and practice of Multimedia Systems. The term multimedia generally means using some combination of text, graphics, animation, video, music, voice, and sound effects to communicate. In order to achieve a complete and balanced view on multimedia engineering field, this course is organized into three broad parts: multimedia presentation and authoring, multimedia data compression and multimedia communication and retrieval. The first part discusses the most important data representations for multimedia applications, addressing digital image, computer graphics, video, animation and digital audio. It also highlights the most commonly used authoring metaphors and tools. The second part introduces different multimedia data compression algorithms, examining their roles in making modern multimedia systems possible. The third part presents the network technologies and protocols that make interactive multimedia. This part gives the students the basics of telecommunication, network requirements, quality of services and content-based retrieval.

About German University in Cairo (GUC)

The German University in Cairo, GUC, is an Egyptian Private University founded by the presidential decree 27/2002, according to the law number 101/1992 and its executive regulations number 355/1996.

German university in Cairo/Deutsche Universität in Kairo has been established in 2002 in cooperation with the State Universities of Ulm and Stuttgart, under the patronage of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts, State of Baden- Württemberg, Germany, and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy in Cairo, the Arab/German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, The State University of Tübingen and The State University of Mannheim.

The German University in Cairo is an independent, non-profit oriented Egyptian private institution, managed by a consortium of Germans and Egyptians with the vision of building a leading center of excellence in teaching and research that will effectively contribute to the general welfare nationally and internationally and endeavour the scientific, technical, economic and cultural cooperation between Egypt and Germany.

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