Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

MPEG-21 Standardization Process: Organization and Rate Distortion Modeling for Network Adaptation

Professor Zoran Bojkovic
Full Prof. of Electrical Engineering
University of Belgrade, Serbia

Abstract: Standards are technical documents that define precisely the conformance required of users if interoperability is to be achieved. Many people have worked to create a coherent and valuable framework for multimedia delivery and consumption. The novelty and different directions of the MPEG-21 work have lead to new and valuable tests for long-standing MPEG process. MPEG has played a key role in developing the standards behind the explosion of multimedia-enabled consumer devices. The MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards are the core technologies behind digital TV, advanced audio coding and DVDs. The MPEG-4 standard has seen success in its use in IP video content, while MPEG-4, part 10 (H.264/AVC) standard is making inroads into the mobile content and broadcasting. MPEG-7 is an extensive standard for the description of multimedia content using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) metadata. Finally, in MPEG-21, the aim is to create a standard that would link together the media coding and metadata standards with access technologies, rights and protection mechanisms, adaptation technology and standardized reporting in order to produce a complete multimedia framework. Thus, MPEG-21 is a major step forward in multimedia standards. It collects together the technologies needed to create an interoperable infrastructure for protected digital media consumption and delivery.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Prof. Dr Zoran Bojkovic is a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. He is the co-author of 4 international books: "Wireless Multimedia communications" (CRC Press, 2009), "Introduction to Multimedia Communications" (Wiley, 2006), "Multimedia Communication Systems" (Prentice Hall, 2002) and "Packet Video Communications over ATM Networks" (Prentice Hall, 2000). Also he is the first author of the international monography "Advanced Topics in Digital Image Processing" (Editura Politehnica, Romania 1997). He has been the co-editor in the Proceedings of 33 International Conferences. Prof. Bojkovic is Editor-in-Chief in 2 International Journals, associated editor in 3, and member of editorial board in 5 International Journals. He has published in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in many scientific and research projects in industry, institutes and academia. He has presented and published many conference papers, has conducted seminars, special sessions, tutorials, keynote and plenary lectures on video/audio coding, standards, multimedia communications and networking, worldwide. Prof. Bojkovic is Senior Member IEEE, EURASIP and WSEAS member. Also he is Serbian Scientific Society member and full member of Yugoslav Academy of Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia.



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