Multimedia Systems and Applications
Fall 2011

General Information:

      Class Time:  
              8:00 - 11:25: November 10
              10:35 -12:10: November 11
              14:00 - 17:20: October 9, 15, 16;     November 7, 8, 9, 12, 13
              19:00 - 21:25: October 10, 12, 13, 14;     November 11
      Location: TBD
      Instructor: Dr. James Z. Wang
      Office: TBD
      Phone: 13925022396
      Email: jzwang@cs.clemson.edu
      Office Hours: Any time other than class hours (by appointment only).
      Syllabus: http://www.cs.clemson.edu/~jzwang/ustc11/syllabus.htm

Notes and Schedule:

      10/09: Introduction
      10/09: Data Compression
      10/10: Image Compression - JPEG
      10/12: Image Compression - JPEG 2000
      10/13: Video Compression
      10/14: Audio Compression
      10/15: Multimedia Streaming
      10/16: Multimedia Distribution - BitTorrent
      11/07: Visual Query Suggestion -- by Zheng-Jun Zha et al.
      11/07: iLike:Integrating Visual and Textual Features for Vertical Search -- by Yuxin Chen et al.
      11/07: Photo-based QA -- by Tom Yeh
      11/08: Contextual Inimage Advertising -- by Tao Mei
      11/08: Query Expansion for Hash-based Image Object Retrieval -- by Yin-Hsi Kuo et al.
      11/08: Supervised Reranking for Web Image Search -- by Linjun Yang et al.
      11/09: Efficient Large-Scale Image Annotation by Probabilistic Collaborative Multi-Label Propagation -- by X. Chen et al.
      11/09: Leverage Loosely-tagged Images and Inter-Object Correlations for Tag Recommendation -- by Yi Shen et al.
      11/09: Digital Watermarking -- by Alexander Hasslacher
      11/10: Flickr Distance -- by Wu et al.
      11/10: Word Semantic Distance -- by Liang Dong
      11/10 : Word2Image: Towards Visual Interpreting of Words -- by Haojie Li et al.
      11/11: Detection of MCI using Image Differences and Clinical Features -- by Lin Li
      11/11: Self-Diagnostic Peer-Assisted Video Streaming through a Learning Framework -- by Di Niu
      11/11: Real Time Google and Live Image Search Re-ranking -- by Cui et al.
      11/12: Precise object cutout from images -- by Ming Liu et al.
      11/12: Auto-cut for web images -- by Chen et al.
      11/12: CO3 for Ultra-fast and Accurate Interactive Image Segmentation -- by Zhao et al.
      11/13: Hierarchical Clustering-Based Navigation of Image Search Results -- by Ding et al.

Project Topics:

  1. Research projects presented in ACM MM 2010.
  2. Research projects presented in ACM MM 2009.
  3. Research projects presented in ACM MM 2008.

Project Milestones:

      10/09: Project proposal is due by 11:59PM on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Your submission must include a cover page listing the team number and member names. You should submit your proposal in PDF file format and name the file as "teamXP.pdf" in which "X" is your team number. For instance, team 4 should name their file as "team4P.pdf". Please submit your proposal by email.

Each team member must also evaluate the contribution of his/her by filling the evaluation form. Every team must finish one evaluation form for each of your teammates and send the evaluate forms directly to the instructor by email. Please rename the evaluation file so that it includes the team number and the member name. Here is a sample evaluation.
      10/09: Project final report and Demonstration are due by 11:59PM on Sunday, December 11, 2011. You should have completed your project by then. You are required to submit your source code, technical report and presentation slides.

Please ZIP all your files into one single file before submission. Your submission must include a cover page indicating the team number and member names. You should name the file as "teamX.yyy" in which "X" is your team number. That is, team 4 should name the file as "team4.yyy", where "yyy" is the file extension.

Each team member must also evaluate the contribution of his/her teammates by filling the evaluation form. You must finish one evaluation form for each of your teammates and send the evaluate forms directly to the instructor by email. Please rename the evaluation file so that it includes the team number and the member name. Here is a sample evaluation.

You also need to contact TA to arrange a time for your project demonstration before December 11, 2011.