Tietoliikenneohjelmistojen ja multimedian laboratorio

T-111.590 Research Seminar on Digital Media (2-4 cr.) P
Digital TV Services in Handheld Devices

News

12.5.2005 Papers and Presentations are available
12.5.2005 Tomorrow is the final Workshop at 14:00 in seminar room B126
13.4.2005 Course Feedback Form is available
13.4.2005 Course Material is available
17.3.2005 Workshop Date has been decided
12.2.2005 Schedule has been modified
12.2.2005 Tutors have been Assigned
10.2.2005 Topics have been Assigned (if you haven't selected a topic yet, please contact Pablo Cesar by e-mail)
8.2.2005 The course starts this week! (on 10.2.2005)
28.1.2005 The Requirements, the Topics, the Schedule, and the Lecturers for the course are available
28.1.2005 Course Anouncement

Current

2006 is supposed to become the year when converged mobile and broadcast services will be available on a first generation of Digital Television (DTV) enabled handheld devices. The DVB-H specification was selected by ETSI in 2004 and the validation of the system will be completed soon. In parallel, IP Datacast system over DAB networks and 3GPP - MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) have been specified. Moreover, the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) defines the mobile broadcast service enablers, which realize a service platform that can be built on top of broadcast systems, e.g. DVB-H or MBMS. In this scenario, innovative mobile broadcast services will offer new business opportunities.

During this spring, the intention of the seminar is to study the convergence between digital broadcast technology and handheld devices, as depicted in Figure 1. Some questions we will try to solve together during this term include:

overview

Figure 1. DTV Content in Handheld Devices

Because research in this area is still in progress and first trials are under way, the topic of this spring is challenging. The goal of the seminar is to create a short-term research group and together investigate the latest advances.

Course Requirements

In order to pass the course, each student will have to write a course diary from Lectures one to eight. This way, all students will acquire basic knowledge. In addition, each student should attend to, at least, 75% of the lectures.

The objective is to write a paper about one of the pre-assigned topics. Each student prepares a paper and presents it in a workshop at the end of the course. In addition, the papers are published in Internet as course proceedings. Finally, the best papers will be submitted to real scientific conferences.

The course requires from students to have some background as researchers (doing a Masterís thesis is considered research!), and is recommended to have some basic knowledge about digital television or handheld devices.

Grading


Topics

The starting assumptions of this course are two separate entities: handheld devices and digital television services. But, what happens when you combine them? A preliminary list of topics is as follows: You may also suggest your own topic in addition to these. However, if you do suggest your own topic, you must define it clearly and concisely, so that the assistants can determine the topic's relevance to this course.

Schedule

The course is held on thursdays at 16:15 in seminar room B126. The first lecture is on 10.2.2005. A tentative schedule is the following:

Lecturers

  1. Research Methods (Petri Vuorimaa) (pdf)
  2. Declarative Environment (WAP 2.0/XHTML) (Mikko Pohja) (xhtml)
  3. OMA - Mobile Broadcast Service Enablers (Toni Paila) (pdf)
  4. DVB-H (Jukka Henriksson) (pdf)
  5. Execution Environment in DTV (GEM/MHP) (Jussi Terikangas) (pdf)
  6. How to Make New Product Concepts for the Television (Leena Eronen) (pdf)
  7. Business Aspects of Mobile Television (Janne Aaltonen) (pdf)
  8. MIDP / DVB-HTML / Evolution of DTV Graphics Architectures(Pablo Cesar) (pdf)
  9. ESG and IP Based Services (Linda Källström) (pdf)
  10. File Delivery over DVB-H, FLUTE (Jani Peltotalo) (pdf)
  11. Data Transmission in DTV Networks (Carlos Herrero) (pdf)
  12. DVB-H Business Models (Eino Kivisaari) (pdf)

Course Feedback Form

Give course feedback here.

Writing Instructions

All reports must be written in English and returned in PDF format. Word and LaTex templates are found here:
http://www.tml.hut.fi/Opinnot/T-111.500/2004/ohjeet.html

Recommended length of the final paper is about 10-15 pages using the templates above.

Assigned Topics

Student
Tutor/Opponent
Topic
Diary
Pre
Mid
Fin
Pres
Teemu Simonen
Pablo Cesar
User Preferences for Mobile TV Sports Services
X
X

PDF
PDF
Jani Suomalainen
Toni Paila
Content Protection and Authorized Sharing for Mobile Broadcast
X
X
X
PDF
PDF
Mikko Pohja
Pablo Cesar
A Compound Document Format for Handheld Devices
X
X
X
PDF
PDF
Johnny Bistrom
Carlos Herrero
Comparing Video Codec Evaluation Methods for Handheld Digital TV
X
X
X
PDF
PDF
Timo-Pekka Viljamaa
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1 credit version

X
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Anssi Kostiainen
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1 credit version
X
X
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Zahed Iqbal
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1 credit version
X
X
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Andres Arjona
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1 credit version
X
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Jukka Kainulainen
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1 credit version
X
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Thomas Grenman
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1 credit version
X
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Kimmo Palletvuori
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1 credit version
X
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Personnel

Prof. Petri Vuorimaa
tel. 09-451 4794
petri.vuorimaa at hut.fi

Assistant
Pablo Cesar
tel. 09-451 4794
pcesar at tml.hut.fi

Assistant
Carlos Herrero
tel. 09-451 5434
Carlos.Herrero at hut.fi

Assistant
Toni Paila
Toni.Paila at nokia.com

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