IEEEOttawaSection - Video Training Program - last updated 3 May 2009


As part of the overall IEEE training plan:  * EnablingMember's Careers  * Promoting Community Worldwide  * Fostering Technological Innovation, the IEEE Ottawa Section is running a video training course from mid-February 1999 on:

  It is expectedthat an "expert" will be at every session to attempt to answer questions.

Anoff-site written exam of 90 multiple-choice questions is available,only to IEEE members. These are mailed in and marked at IEEE HQ; with a passing grade of 70%, a Certicicate of Achievement with 1.5 CEUs will be awarded; you may use your notes. Expect a wait of up to 8 weeks for the results!


Visual Communication
a 16 hour training program - the three sub-courses combined

presented by Drs. William A. Pearlman, John W.Woods, and James W. Modestino
Center for Image Processing Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Visual communications is a key element in modern information systems. Spurred on by developments in VLSItechnology and the telecommunications revolution, digital documents, images, and video processing are becoming commonplace in our everyday lives . Fax machines, multimedia CD-ROMs, video conferencing, Internet, digital satellite TV, digital video, interactive TV, andHDTV are common examples.

This 16-hour course has a depth unmatched in competing treatments. The goal of this tutorial is to prepare the viewer to become a user, implementer, modifier, and possibly creatorof image and video compression and transmission algorithms. Thisvideo is a three-part modular course in image and video compression and transmission algorithms, which are enabling modern visual communications in fax, digital cameras, Internet, video telephone, digital video and TV, and HDTV. The course concentrates on the data compression algorithms and transmission techniques that make the telecommunication revolution possible. Dr. William Pearlman's imagecoding module covers the SPIHT coder, invented by Amir Said and Dr.Pearlman. The SPIHT coder has been rated by leading research laboratories as the best image coder currently available
    Accompanying the full video course are over 700 pages of notes; the associated textis:
Handbook ofVisualCommunications (Academic Press,1995), edited by Hseuh-Ming Hang and John WoodsISDN 0-12-323050-0 hardback, 518pp - Prospero Bookstore, Bank St. quotes $150.95 +GST; 3-4 weeks delivery. The viewer may earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the 16-hour tutorial and a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the exam.

From this video you will learn:

Produced 1997  16 Hrs., 30Min   12 Video Tapes

Feesfor the Ottawa presentations are shownbelow


VisualCommunications: Image Coding - subcourse #1

This sector of the course has already been shown

presented by Dr. William A. Pearlman
Center for Image Processing Research and ECSE Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This video introduces the topic of imagecoding with basic theory and covers concepts of information, entropy, scalar and vector quantization as well as transform and sub-band/wavelet coding. The coding systems covered include embedded zero tree wavelet (EZW), set partitioning in hierarchical trees(SPIHT), lossless coding, facsimile coders G4 and JBIG, plus Ziv-Lempel and arithmetic coding.

From this video you will learn:

Produced 1997 - 6 Hrs., 30Min.  4 Video Tapes - tapes begin with:

9 am - 5 pm Monday March 22, Mackenzie Building, Carleton University

presented by Dr. John W. Woods,
Center for Image Processing Research and ECSE Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

This video tutorial concentrates on video signal processing including spatial and temporal filtering, digital video standards, motion estimation, and compensation. The courseillustrates examples of motion compensated temporal filtering for noise reduction, and for deinterlacing and frame rate conversion. The tutorial also presents intraframe coding including M-JPEG, then covers interframe methods such as motion compensated DCT and subband/wavelet methods. MPEG is covered in the context of multimedia coding and is followed by a discussion on digital video coding, theMPEG-2 standard, and Grand Alliance HDTV. The future of video coding is addressed with a presentation on highly scalable coders suitablefor heterogeneous networks.

From this video you will learn:

Produced 1997 - 5 Hrs., 30Min.  4 Video Tapes - tapes begin with:

A re-run will bepresented:

9 am - 5 pm Monday April 19, Mackenzie Building, Carleton University

This video tutorial presents the effects of channel errors, including channel and network modeling, modulation and channel coding schemes, an information theory perspective, andjoint source and channel coding. Application to real world channels follows with coverage of video broadcast applications, digital videoon ATM networks, and application to wireless networks.

From this video you will learn:

Produced 1997 - 4 Hrs., 45Min.  4 Video Tapes - tapes begin with:

Ratesfor the Ottawa presentations are shownbelow


Earlyfees for these video courses in Ottawa § are listed;
fees after Feb 9 are DOUBLE those shown below - see note…:

Visual Communications - all threesub-courses
IEEE member: retired orfull-time student   $40  
IEEE member & non-member-full-time student* $80
Practising Engineer (non IEEEmember)      $120

The three sub-parts are separatelyavailable:
Visual Communications: Image Coding§ …

IEEE member: retired orfull-time student   $25  
IEEE member & non-member-full-time student* $50
Practising Engineer (non IEEEmember)       $75

Visual Communications: Video Coding§
IEEE member: retired orfull-time student   $15  
IEEE member & non-member-full-time student* $30
Practising Engineer (non IEEEmember)       $45

Visual Communications: Image & VideoTransmission §
IEEE member: retired orfull-time student   $10  
IEEE member & non-member-full-time student* $20
Practising Engineer (non IEEEmember)       $30

 *Includes retired engineers (non-IEEE members)

… Carleton Staff & Students have the double fee waived (for any session); to get notes you must advise attendance by February 26th
§
CRC staff and Friends of CRC are welcome to the presentations at CRC at no charge,BUT course notes (a sensible option) are available for the 2 CRCsessions at the "Image & Video Transmission" rate (singlesession, half); this requires pre-registration. CRC staff wishing toattend all sessions, with notes, pay twice the "Video Coding"fee

Late Registration charges: The fees abovedoubledon 9th February.

Register by sending your fee to HughReekie at 164 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa. Receipts will be issued (withthe course material, at your first session) for all payments -please use the registration form.

All fees include the course notes (about 700pages) in a binder; low-rate IEEE student registrants are asked tobring their own binders.


The recommended text,Handbook of Visual Communications(Academic Press, 1995), edited by Hseuh-Ming Hang and JohnWoodsisavailable - 518 pages (3-4 weekdelivery). Profusely illustrated in black and white, there is a9-page index. The chapters, with authors and numbers of listedreferences, are:

  1. Video Data Compression - B.G. Haskell
    • Waveform & Parameter Encoding
  2. Information Theory and Image Coding - W.A. Pearlman - 43 references
    • Noiseless Source Coding, Scalar Quantization, Vector, Transform Predictive and Subband Coding
  3. Image Compression Based on Models of Human Vision N.S. Jayant, J.D. Johnson R.J. Safranek - 54 references
    • Human Visual Perception, Filterbanks, Transforms and Quantization, Perceptual Coding
  4. Bilevel Image Coding - D.L. Duttweiler - 18 references
    • Compressed Rasters vs Page Description Language; Joint Bilevel Imaging Group Coding
  5. Motion Estimation for Image Sequence Compression - H.-M. Hang, Y.-M. Chou -100 references
    • Motion Estimation & Compensation, Black Matching, Differential and Fourier Methods
  6. Vector Quantization Techniques in Image Compression - A. Gersho, S. Gupta, S.-W. Wu - 56 refs
    • Transform and Sub-band Coding, Interframe Video Coding, Enhanced Decoding
  7. Transform Coding - R.L. deQueiroz, K.R. Rao - 50 references
    • Performance, Representation, Quantizers and Entropy Coding, Human Visual Sensitivity Weighting, Zonal Sampling, JPEG Baseline System
  8. Subband and Wavelet Filters for High-Definition Video Compression - T. Naveen, J.W. Woods - 33 references
    • Review of Filter Sets, Power Spectral Densities, Noise, Bit Allocation, Sub-band Filter Coefficients
  9. Hierachical Coding - F. Bosveld, R.L. Lagendijk, J. Biemond - 55 refs
    • Interframe Coding, Use in ATM, Results
  10. Model-Based Coding - K. Aizawa - 61 references
    • General Description, Examples, Waveform Hybrid Coding, Applications
  11. Image and Video Coding Standards - R. Aravind, G.L. Cash H.-M. Hang, B.G. Haskell, A. Puri - 18 references
    • JPEG Still Image Coding, Videoconferencing Standards H.261, MPEG
  12. Hybrid High-Defintion Television - Y. Ninomiya - 7 references
    • Basic Construction, Types, Sampling: Mutidimensional, Value Transmission, Adapative Subsampling, Compatibility, Concepts of MUSE & HD-MAC
  13. Video Communications Technologies I: Narrowband Transmissions - L.F. Chang T.R. Hsing - 45 references
    • Wireline-Loop and Wireless-Radio Transmission
  14. Video Communications Technologies II: Broadband Cable Television Transmissions - W.I. Way - 39 references
    • Coaxial Cable, Optical Fiber - Status and Distribution
  15. VLSI for Video Coding - P. Pirsch - 42 references
    • Required Parallelism, Function-Oriented Implementations, Multiprocessor Systems