Communication Services and Applications specialisation at BME

This specialisation focuses on communication technologies for visual data and multimedia in general in smart cities, presenting those new technologies and services which will arrive by autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, and robot swarms) to our digital cities.

Students who complete this specialisation obtain a thorough understanding of the state-of-the-art technologies of visual data and multimedia communications and are capable of designing, implementing and operating communications services in the automated cities of the future. Topics include quality of service provisioning, media delivery over heterogeneous access networks, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, digital broadcasting systems, interactive services, media communications over IP networks and the Internet, content delivery networks and security aspects of media delivery.

The coordinator of this program is Associate Professor Vilmos Simon. Prof. Simon’s professional career has been a combination of outstanding academic record and extensive innovation and business experience. The company he co-founded became market leader in social networks in the region. He is the Head of the Laboratory of Multimedia Networks (MEDIANETS) within the Dept. of Networked Systems and Services. He is one of the founder mentors of the BME Venture Mentoring Service modelled by MIT, which supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the BME community and beyond by matching both prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors. The members of the laboratory have been active in numerous national and EU projects relevant to this specialisation, e.g. the FP7 CONCERTO project or the FIRST – Future Internet Research, Services and Technology national project.

Facilities for students include an Apple, a Cisco and a vehicle communication laboratory, where they can design and implement new communication services for smart cities. Interesting I&E and master thesis tasks and internship opportunities will be offered in cooperation with industrial members and partners of our MEDIANETS Lab, such as Ericsson, Nokia, Magyar Telekom and Commsignia.

Courses of the specialization