Digital content protection (HTI 6)

Catalogue des cours de Télécom SudParis


IMA 5002


Graduate (M2)


Fall (P2)



Langue d'enseignement


Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées / Charge de travail

45 / 90


  • MITREA Mihai_petru


- Advanced Research and Techniques for Multidimensional Imaging Systems

Equipe pédagogique

  • PELIKS Gerard
  • NUNEZ Juan


- To be able to analyze, define, evaluate, and design the protection level of multimedia systems and services.
- To be able to accurately identify the requirements of the secure systems at the core of new Internet services (e-commerce, multimedia databases, video on demand, social networks, ...).
- To master the scientific paradigms underlying steganography, cryptography, watermarking and fingerprinting.
- To be able to turn into practice the intellectual property rights management, identification, authentication, confidentiality, and, more generally, traceability.
- To be able to design and implement reliable solutions for the emerging watermarking applications (as resulting from the theoretical/industrial/standardisation relationship).


- Multimedia content protection: encryption, steganography and watermarking – a triptych of related, yet very different applications
- The MPEG approach: IPMP (Intellectual Property Management and Protection)
- Basic concepts
- Intrinsic limitations
- Digital watermarking
- Basic concepts and models
- Watermarking within the Information Theory framework
- Advanced statistical models and methods for the multimedia protection
- Channel coding and source coding for watermarking
- Media type peculiarities in watermarking
- Still images: inserting a large quantity of information in a very small host
- Video: the challenge of defeating the most daring pirates
- Audio: the strongest transparency constraints
-3D graphics: from CAD objects to virtual reality avatars
- Stereoscopic video: offering an additional view in watermarking.
- Watermarking and standards
- Users, industry and research: three actors with different roles
- When will the first standard emerge?
- Watermarking and patents
- Beyond watermarking: joint approaches
- Hybrid watermarking / compression and watermarking / encryption schemes
- Watermarking and indexing
- Intermodal watermarking




Digital content protection, watermarking, robustness, transparency, data payload, capacity, MPEG 21 standard


Two-student group project (P) (45h) linked to real industrial applications or to national/European research projects with oral defence (D).
Final mark = Average (P, D)

Approches pédagogiques

Reference to CDIO Syllabus:
1.1.1 Mathematics (including statistics)
1.3 Advanced engineering fundamental knowledge, methods and tools
2.1.3 Estimation and Qualitative Analysis
4.7.1 Thinking creatively and imagining possibilities
4.8.8 Managing Intellectual Property


Programme Ingénieur

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