Multimedia Systems and Technologies

Exam Structure

The exam is composed of: (a) a written test; (b) an optional oral test; (c) a practical project; (d) for students who have missed more than one practical class, a check of works carried out autonomously.

Suggested Study Material

Due to the high heterogeneity of the covered topics, there are no official course textbooks. However, this does not mean that lecture slides are sufficient for a successful preparation, unless they are complemented by good notes. On the other hand, the Web is a huge source of information for all the discussed subjects. The following is a list of links to some resources that can be useful (as an integration) for students who have attended the course, and may be important for students who have not.

Images and Graphics
Digital Video
HTML language
Cascading Style Sheets
Some HTML/CSS/JS frameworks
XML meta-language
Web 2.0
Client-side web technologies (JavaScript)
Server-side web technologies
Semantic Web
Virtual reality, augmented reality, telepresence
Web Usability
Web Accessibility

The above proposed links are only some possible resources (among the many) regarding the various topics, and can be replaced with equivalent material if deemed more appropriate. Also, do not forget that the ultimate reference for Web technologies is

Oral Test (optional)

Students who wish to (potentially) improve the evaluation of the written test can take an optional oral examination (usually the day after the publication of the results of the written test). However, please consider that this additional exam component does not necessarily increase or confirm the grade obtained in the written test.


The project, to be carried out individually, consists of a website complying with some basic requirements (see project specifications).
The work can result in a maximum increase of two points of the grade obtained in the written/oral tests, and must be presented within three months from the date of the last written test taken.

Check of Laboratory Works Carried Out Autonomously

Students who have missed more than one laboratory class must demonstrate that they have carried out the work autonomously. In practice, typically when presenting the project, the student will be requested to discuss the result files of the missed laboratory classes (except one).

Project Presentation and Grade Recording

When a student has completed the project, he or she has to make an appointment by sending an email to

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