Speech coding, characteristics of speech coding, quantization techniques, adaptive differential pulse code modulation, voice coders, linear predictive coders, speech codes for mobile communications. Multimedia streaming and compression concepts, video encoding and decoding, operational rate-distortion theory, video traffic models, quality-of-service, joint source-channel coding, error control, rate control, traffic shaping, transcoding, scalable video coding, cross-layer design, multi-user resource allocation and fairness, multiple description coding and path diversity.