ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 067
DATE: 1991-11-23


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

CODED REPRESENTATION OF PICTURE, AUDIO AND MULTIMEDIA/HYPERMEDIA INFORMATION (Tentative Title)


TITLE RESOLUTIONS adopted during the First Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29, 21-23 November 1991, in Tokyo, Japan.
SOURCE Secretariat ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
PROJECT --
STATUS Resolutions adopted during the First Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 (21-23 November 1991) in Tokyo, Japan.
REQUESTED ACTION For review and information.
DISTRIBUTION P, O and L Members



Contact :
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 - Jacqueline MIYAGAYA

IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)*
Tel : +81 3 3431 2808; Fax : + 81 3 3431 6493; Telex : 2425340 IPSJ J

* A Standards Organization accredited by JISC


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 067

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED during the FIRST PLENARY MEETING
of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

Resolution 91-11/No. 01 : Endorsement of Nomination for Chair

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 enthusiastically endorses the Japanese National Body's nomination of Dr. Hiroshi Yasuda (NTT) for the Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 and requests that ISO/IEC JTC 1 ratify this nomination at its earliest opportunity.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 02 : Acceptance of Projects from ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the content of Resolution 9 as adopted by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 at its recent meeting in Rennes, France (14-16 October 1991) and as reported in SC 2 N 2296 (SC 29 N 041); commends SC 2's accomplishments in initiating and advancing the work associated with the projects identified in this Resolution, and as also identified below; and accepts these projects from SC 2 as follows :

1.02.17.01-01Picture Coding Methods - Part 1: Identification
1.02.17.01-02Picture Coding Methods - Part 2 : Procedure for Registration
1.02.17.02-01Coded Representation of Pictures - Part 1 : Encoding principles for picture representation in a 7-bit or 8-bit environment
1.02.17.02-02Coded Representation of Pictures - Part 2 : Incremental encoding of point lists in a 7-bit or 8-bit environment
1.02.17.03Coded Representation of Pictorial Information - Photographic Image Representation
1.02.17.04Coded Representation of Pictorial Information - Bi-level Image Representation
1.02.17.05Coded Representation of Pictorial Information - Moving Picture Image Representation
1.02.21Coded Representation of Audio Information
1.02.23Coded Representation of Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
1.02.xxCoded Representation of Audio Visual Interactive Scriptware

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 03 : Creation of Working Groups

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 resolves to create, effective immediately, the following Working Groups :

WGTITLEPROJECTS
9Coded Representation of Bi-level and Limited Bits-per-pixel Still Pictures (JBIG)1.29.03
10Coded Representation of Digital Continuous-tone Still Pictures (JPEG)1.29.04.01-02
11Coded Representation of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio (MPEG)1.29.05
12Coded Representation of Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Objects (MHEG)1.29.06.01-02, 1.29.07

and to assign to these Working Groups the Projects indicated.

Approve : 11, Approve with comments : 1, U.S.A. (Attachment A).

Resolution 91-11/No. 04 : Appointment of WG Conveners

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 appoints the following WG Conveners for a three year period commencing November 1991 :

Mr. Horst HAMPEL WG 9
Mr. Gregory WALLACEWG 10
Dr. Leonardo CHIARIGLIONEWG 11
Mrs. Francoise COLAITIS WG 12

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 05 : ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Title. Area of Work and Programme of Work

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 approves the content of SC 29 N 058 (Title, Area of Work and Programme of Work) and instructs its Secretariat to forward it to JTC 1 for review as required by the JTC 1 Secretariat.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 06 : Call for Contributions to the Project 1.29.08

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the absence of documentation for Project 1.29.08, (Coded Representation of Audio Information), and requests its Members to make contributions containing their proposals concerning the future of this Project.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 07 : Publishing : IS 9282-2

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes that DIS 9282-2 has passed the DIS vote for approval as an International Standard and instructs its Secretariat to forward the Final Text for ISO/IEC 9282-2 (SC 29 N 017) and the Disposition of Comments report (contained in SC 29 N 036) to ITTF with a formal request to publish this text as an International Standard.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 08 : Approval for CD level Ballot of Working Draft 11544

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 accepts the Recommendation of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 9 as contained in SC 29 N 059 (SC 2/WG 9 N 34) Resolution 4 regarding the progress of work involving ISO/IEC Working Draft 11544, and approves progressing this document to the ISO/IEC Committee Draft level.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 acknowledges the CD level ballot, issued by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 currently ongoing with respect to this document.

Because of the recent transfer of the underlying project, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to immediately reissue to all members of SC 2 and SC 29 a ballot for CD 11544 (including a copy of the document itself), together with a letter explaining that responsibility for the document has transferred to SC 29, and asking that all completed ballots and ballot comments be returned to the SC 29 Secretariat by the closing date as shown on the reissued ballot.

SC 29 explicitly resolves that the end date for the reissued ballot shall be the same as the ballot which was originally distributed. (Attachment B : Letter from National Body of Finland)

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 09: Approval for CD-level Ballot of Working Draft 10918-2

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 accepts the recommendation of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 10 as contained in Resolution 2 of SC 29 N 055 regarding the progress of work involving ISO/IEC Working Draft 10918-2, and instructs its Secretariat upon receipt of final text, to forward this document to ITTF for registration as a CD, and to subsequently issue a CD-level letter ballot for this CD.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 10: Approval for CD-level Ballot of Working Draft 11172-1,-2, and -3

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 accepts the recommendation of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2/WG 11 as contained in Resolution 10 of SC 29 N 056 regarding the progress of work involving ISO/IEC Working Draft 11172-1,-2, and -3,, and instructs its Secretariat upon receipt of final text, to forward this document to ITTF for registration as a CD, and to subsequently issue (preferably) a single CD-level letter ballot for this CD.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 11 : Liaisons from WG 12 (MHEG)

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the requests of SC 2/WG 12 contained in SC 29 N 060 and instructs its Secretariat to send the following documents to the Bodies indicated as soon as these Liaisons are established :

CCITT/SG VIII/Q 9:SC 29 N 061, SC 29 N 062
CCITT/SG VIII/Q 27:SC 29 N 063
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 18/WG 3:SC 29 N 064
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 18/WG 8:SC 29 N 062

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 12 : Acknowledgement of JTC 1 Directives

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29, at its inaugural meeting resolves that it shall follow JTC 1 Directives in all its activities.

Approve : 2 (USA and Germany). Approve with comments : 6 (Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Korea, Switzerland). Disapprove with comments : 4 (Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom). Comments attached (Attachment C).

Resolution 91-11/No. 13 : Request for Designation of Liaison Representatives

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 directs the Conveners of all of its Working Groups to advise the SC 29 Secretariat of the names of each organization with which they respectively desire a liaison relationship; identify the type of liaison which is desired; provide the Secretariat with the name and address of the single individual within their respective organizations who will perform the liaison functions with respect to the organization with which the liaison relationship is desired; and request that the SC 29 Secretariat initiate correspondence pursuant to establishing that liaison relationship

For each such desired relationship so identified SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to communicate the fact of the desired liaison to the associated organization, identifying in each case the name and address of the designated SC 29 liaison representative.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 14 : Establishing of Liaisons

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to take necessary actions to formalize liaisons with associated organizations.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2:Dr. Hiroshi YASUDA
ISO/TC 42:Mr. Michael NIER
ISO/TC 130:Dr. Hiroshi YASUDA
ISO/TC 171:Mr. Charles TOUCHTON
CCITT SGVIII:Dr. Istvan SEBESTYEN

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 15 : Acceptance of Liaison from CCITT SG VIII

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the content of SC 29 N 029, and enthusiastically accepts CCITT SGVIII's proposal of Dr. Istvan SEBESTYEN (Siemens, Germany) as its Liaison officer to SC 29.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 16 : Acceptance of Proposals from CCITT for Collaborative Interchange

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the content of SC 29 N 030, N 031, and N 032 regarding the establishment of Collaborative Interchange relationships between CCITT Study Group and SC 29's Working Groups 12, 10 and 9 respectively; accepts SGVIII's proposal to establish these relationships; instructs its Secretariat to communicate this fact to Study Group VIII; and directs the Conveners of these Working Groups to work closely with Study Group VIII in the accomplishment of their mutual objectives.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 17 : Proposal to CCITT Study Group XV for Collaborative Interchange

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the content of SC 29 N 006 regarding collaboration between CCITT and JTC 1; instructs its Secretariat to communicate to CCITT Study Group XV SC 29's proposal for a Collaborative Interchange relationship between that body and SC 29 Workng Group 11; and directs the Convener of WG 11 to engage the Chair of SG XV to discussions aimed at furthering the accomplishment of their mutual objectives.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 18 : Proposal to CCITT Study Group XVIII for Collaborative Interchange

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the content of SC 29 N 006 regarding collaboration between CCITT and JTC 1; instructs its Secretariat to communicate to CCITT Study Group XVIII SC 29's proposal for a Collaborative Interchange relationship between that body and SC 29 Working Group 11; and directs the Convener of WG 11 to engage the Chair of SG XVIII to discussions aimed at furthering the accomplishment of their mutual objectives.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 19 : Liaison to JTC 1/SC 2

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to send a liaison to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 asking that it forward as soon as possible, and on a continuing basis, any responses which it may receive from time to time with respect to SC 2's letter ballot on ISO/IEC Committee Draft 11544.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 20 : Secretariat of SC 29/WG 11

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 gratefully accepts the offer of the Italian National Body of serving as Secretariat of SC 29/WG 11 as contained in SC 29 N 004.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 21 : Secretariat of SC 29/WG 12.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 gratefully accepts the offer of the French National Body of serving as Secretariat of SC 29/WG 12 as contained in SC 29 N 065.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 22 : Continuation of WG Level Activities

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 notes the activities and organization of work in SC 2/WG 11 as described in SC 29 N 023 and authorizes its continuation within SC 29/WG 11. SC 29 also notes the activities and organizations of work underway in SC 2/WG 9, SC 2/WG 10 and SC 2/WG 12 and authorizes their continuation within SC 29/WG 9, SC 29/WG 10 and SC 29/WG 12 respectively.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No 23 : Acceptance of AFNOR as Registration Authority for IS 9281-2

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 accepts AFNOR as the ISO/IEC Registration Authority for IS 9281-2.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No 24 : Review of SC 29 Programme of Work

In the interest of communicating the content of all of its activities to a wide range of interested parties, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 directs the Conveners of all its Working Groups to develop project descriptions for all the activities currently underway within their respective Groups, so that these project descriptions may be reviewed by SC 29.

These project descriptions shall be completed and submitted to the SC 29 Secretariat no later than January 31st, 1992, for distribution and review by SC 29 prior to the SC 29 meeting planned for Haifa, Israel in March, 1992.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 25 : Meeting Schedule and Announcements

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 resolves that :

1.Meetings of SC 29 Working Groups (together with their respective Subgroups) shall in general be equitably rotated among the major continents containing SC 29 National Bodies, with the goal of having no two successive meetings (or sets of meetings) held on the same major continent, or the same general area of the world.
2.Meetings of SC 29 Working Groups (together with their respective Subgroups) shall in general be held no less than 4 months apart.
3.Meetings of SC 29 shall not be held concurrently with meetings of its Working Groups (including their respective Subgroups).

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 26 : Request for SC 29 Integrated Meeting Schedule

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to develop and maintain an integrated Meeting Schedule for SC 29, its Working Groups, its Working Group Subgroups, and all other Subgroups within SC 29 (including ad hoc groups or committees) which may exist from time to time, and - whenever a change occurs in the content of this schedule - to publish and distribute this schedule to all SC 29 Members.

In this regard, the Conveners of all of SC 29's Working groups and Working group Subgroups, including ad hoc committees reporting to such groups, are directed to advise, by January 1st, 1992, the SC 29 Secretariat of all of their Meeting schedules according to the JTC 1 Directives.

These Conveners are further directed to provide the SC 29 Secretariat with quarterly updates, if any, to their respective meeting schedules, so that persons who are anticipating participating in the activities of these Conveners, Working Groups / Subgroups can plan effectively for this participation.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/No. 27 : Long Term Schedule

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 approves the following Long Term Meeting Schedule :

January1992


MPEG
(Singapore)





07-09

March1992SC 29,JBIG,JPEG,MPEG,MHEG(All in Haifa)


30-01 23-2723-2723-2719-27
July1992
JBIGJPEGMPEG*MHEG(*:Rio de Janiero)
November1992SC 29*JBIGJPEGMPEG+MHEG(*:Canada)(+:London)


09- 11

02-06

March1993
JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG
July1993
JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG
November1993SC 29JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG(All in Korea)
November1994SC 29JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG
November1995SC 29JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG
November1995SC 29JBIGJPEGMPEGMHEG

Approve : 11, Abstain with Comments : 1 (USA) (Comments : Attachment D)

Resolution 91-11/No. 28 : Press Release by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 adopts SC 29 N 066 for Press Release of its inauguration (Attachment E).

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/A : Appreciation to Mr. Bernard TROCHERIE

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 wishes to express its thanks to Mr. Bernard TROCHERIE for his outstanding achievements on Computer Graphic Images Standardization activities.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/B : Appreciation to Mr. Francis KRETZ

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 wishes to express its thanks to Mr. Francis KRETZ for his outstanding achievements on Multimedia and Hypermedia Coding Standardization activities.

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/C : Appreciation to the Drafting Committee

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 wishes to thank the Members of the Drafting Committee for their diligent efforts in assisting the acting Chairman and Secretariat.

Mr. Horst HAMPEL (Germany)
Mr. Alain LEGER (France)
Dr. Fumitaka ONO (Japan)
Mr. Charles F. TOUCHTON (USA)
Mr. Frizt WHITTINGTON (USA)
Mr. Eric REDEMANN (USA)

UNANIMOUS

Resolution 91-11/D : Appreciation to IPSJ/ITSCJ

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 expresses its sincere appreciation to the management and the staff of IPSJ/ITSCJ who contributed to the Plenary Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 in Tokyo on 21-23 November 1991, for their outstanding support and splendid hospitality during this Meeting.

UNANIMOUS

Resolved by the following P-Member countries :

Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.


Attachment A to Resolution 91-11/No. 03

U. S. NATIONAL BODY COMMENTS ON SC29 RESOLUTIONS

COMMENT RE RESOLUTION 91/03:

The United States National Body supports the creation of the working groups identified, and the assignment to these working groups of the projects indicated.

The United States National Body does not, however, support the numerical designations which the resolution ascribes to these working groups, namely the designation of these working groups as working groups 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Rather, the United States National Body supports a numbering scheme for these working groups which begins with " 1 " , and increases by " 1 " for each additional working group.

The basis for this position is that, in the view of the United States National Body, JTC1/SC29 is a new subcommittee with no history of its own.

Until the resolution which is currently under consideration passes, SC29 does not contain, and has not contained in the past, any working groups whatsoever. Thus , the working groups which are being proposed for creation by this resolution are the first working groups to be created within SC29. On that basis, these working groups should be numbered starting with the designatin " 1 " , and continuing with working group 2, etc.

In this context, it is the view of the United States National Body that the existence of working groups numbered 9, 10, 11, and 12 in JTC1/SC2 which formerly had responsibility for the JTC1 projects which are now the responsibility of SC29 are not relevant to the existence of the new working groups in SC29.

Accordingly, the United States National Body opposes this resolution based on the numerical designations which this resolution ascribes to the working groups which the resolution purports to create.


Attachment B on Resolution 91-11/No. 08

November 22, 1991

Mrs. Jacqueline Miyagaya,

Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29,

Kikai Shinko Kaikan.
3-5-8, Shiba Koen,
Minato-ku,
TOKYO 105-0011
JAPAN.

Subject : ISO/IEC CD 11544 : CD-level for

Dear Mrs. Miyagaya,

The National Body of Finland understands that the subject ballot was initiated in October, 1991 by the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 Secretariat, while the project with which this CD is associated was the responsibility of SC 2.

The National Body of Finland also understands that this project has now been transferred to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29, such that SC 29 has now assumed responsibility for this ballot.

The National Body of Finland is, however, a P-Member of SC 29.

Accordingly, the National Body of Finland requests that it be sent a copy of the subject ballot and the associated CD, so that it can participate in this ballot.

In this regard, the National Body of Finland understands that, under normal circumstances, it would be entitled to the three months plus 14 days response which is normally associated with a CD-level ballot. The National Body of Finland does not, however, desire to impact the current schedule associated with this ballot.

Accordingly, the National Body of Finland waives its right to the nominal three month and 14 days period which is normally associated with a CD-level ballot and agrees that the current closing date for the subject ballot is acceptable for its response.

Sincerely,

National Body of Finland


Attachment C : Comments on Resolution 91-11/No. 12

COMMENTS from NATIONAL BODIES on RESOLUTION No.12

AUSTRALIA

Australia believes that the obligation to follow JTC 1 Directives is self-evident.

CANADA : (Same as above)

FINLAND :

In order to resolve something there must be at least two alternatives. In this case, there are no alternatives, the Directives must be obeyed and therefore this Resolution is illogical and redundant.

ITALY : (Same as AUSTRALIA and CANADA)

JAPAN:

We are not negative to this Resolution. However this Resolution ia a redundant one to take on.

KOREA :

Korean National Body supports the adoption of the Resolution No. 12 with the following comments :

(Comment)

It is implicit that every member of JTC 1 should follow the JTC 1 Directives. Korean National Body understands that the Resolution No 12 has been included in order to remind SC 29 Members of the existence of JTC 1 Directives one more time.

THE NETHERLANDS:

The Netherlands recognizes the need to follow JTC 1 Directives, but that in some very special cases flexibility is needed in the application of JTC 1 Directives.

SWEDEN: (Same as The Netherlands)

SWITZERLAND: (Same as AUSTRALIA, CANADA and ITALY).

UNITED KINGDOM :

This Resolution is self-evident and therefore unnecessary.


Attachment D on Resolution 91-11/No. 27

U.S. NATIONAL BODY COMMENTS on RESOLUTION No. 27 :

The United States National; Body generally supports the meeting schedule proposed by the Resolution being voted upon here.

With respect, however, to the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 which this Resolution proposes for January, 1992 (Singapore) and March 1992 (Haifa), the United States National Body has serious reservations.

The basis for these reservations is that the United States National Body considers ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 and its Working Groups to be new organizations with no prior history of their own, such that all of the plans and activities of the new Groups are new plans and activities which are subject to approval by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 prior to their initiation within a Working Group.

In this regard, the United States National Body does not consider any meeting plans or announcements which may have existed prior to the formation of SC 29's Working Groups to have any relevance to the newly formed Groups.

In particular, the United States National Body does not consider that SC 29's newly formed Working Groups have been, or are being "transferred" from ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2 to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29, nor does it look upon the activities of and meeting schedules of the predecessors of SC 29's new Working Groups as having simply passed to the new Groups concurrent with their formation.

On this basis, the United States National Body considers ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11's first two meetings only six weeks after its formation to be a new proposal which is inconsistent with requirements of JTC 1 Directives which call for meeting notices and agendas for such meetings to be distributed "at least three (preferably four) months" in advance of such meetings.

Further, the United States Delegation to this initial plenary meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 views the proposed scheduling of SC 29/WG 11's first two meetings within a single three month period (January-March, 1992) only minutes after SC 29's approval of a Resolution calling for such meetings to be held, in general, "no less than four months apart" as constituting a total disregard of the spirit and intent of that previous resolution.

On these bases, the United States National Body opposes the schedule for SC 29/WG 11's first meeting in January.

At the same time, however, the United States Delegation to this initial plenary meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 recognizes the urgency which SC 29/WG 11 believes exists with respect to the Singapore meeting, and the acceptance of this urgency which U.S. delegates to SC 29/WG 11 have exhibited during meetings of that group.

Accordingly, the United States National Body is mitigating its opposition to this Resolution by taking an "Abstain with Comments" position with respect to its content, rather than taking a firm NO position.

In this regard, it should be noted that the United States has stated that its opposition to this Resolution would be withdrawn if the January meeting of SC 29/WG 11 were defined as an "ad hoc" meeting, rather than a full meeting of the Members of that Group.


Attachment E to Resolution 91-11/No. 28

23 November 1991

PRESS RELEASE

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

A new International Subcommittee of the ISO/IEC Technical Committee (JTC 1) on information technology has just completed its inaugural meeting in Tokyo, Japan (21-23 November, 1991). This newly formed Subcommittee of JTC 1 will create international standards of digitally coded representation for Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information.

In the rapidly expanding areas of information and entertainment, digital coding technologies have been the focus of intense international cooperation. During the last several years, technical experts from more than 15 countries throughout the world have worked together to bring coding and compression standards from the laboratories into multiple application fields.

These emerging standards include methods defined by :

" J B I G " Coding of Bi-level and Limited Bits-per-pixel Pictures
(such as black and white pictures)

" J P E G " Coding of Digital Continuous-tone Still Pictures
(such as scanned photographs)

" M P E G " Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio
(such as entertainment videos)

" M H E G " Coding of Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Objects.

Due to enthusiastic participation of the international community, the expert groups have grown so large that JTC 1 found it necessary to create an entire standard Subcommittee devoted specifically to these important topics.

CONTACT POINTS

Chairman
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Dr. Hiroshi YASUDA
Visual Media Lab. HI Labs.,
N T T, 1-2356 Take,
YOKOSUKA-SHI,
KANAGAWA-KEN (238)
JAPAN
Tel : + 81 (468) 59-2800
Fax : + 81 (468) 59-2806

Secretariat
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Mrs. Jacqueline MIYAGAYA,
IPSJ/ITSCJ,
Kikai Shinko Bldg.,
3-5-8, Shibakoen,
Minato-ku, TOKYO (105-0011)
JAPAN
Tel : +81 (431) 2808
Fax : +81 (431) 6493