ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 10543
DATE: 2009-07-10

Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement and Draft Agenda
TITLE Calling Notice and Draft Agenda, the 90th SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2009-10-26/30, Xian, China  [SC 29/WG 11 N 10701]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
STATUS Calling Notice and Draft Agenda [Requested action: Each SC 29 member is requested to forward a list showing the names and employers of its delegates and also the name of the head of delegation to the WG 11 Convener and the SC 29 Secretariat by due date.]
DUE DATE 2009-09-26
DISTRIBUTION P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF
ISSUE NO. 1056

Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N10701

 July 2009


 Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor


 90th WG11 meeting notice

The 90th MPEG Meeting will take place from 26th to 30th October 2009 at Sheraton Hotel in XiNan, China.

Please find additional information here

Please note that

  1. 1.        Facilities fees will be charged on participants (see Logistic Information)

  2. 2.        Some ad hoc groups will meet on the week end before the meeting.

Proposed agenda     




1        Opening

2        Roll call of participants

3        Approval of agenda

4        Allocation of contributions

5        Communications from Convenor

6        Report of previous meeting

7        Processing of NB Position Papers

8        Work plan management

8.1        Media coding

8.1.1        HD-AAC Profile

8.1.2        960 frame length in MPEG-4 AAC.

8.1.3        Constrained Baseline Profile and Stereo High Profile

8.1.4        AFX 3rd edition

8.1.5        Multiresolution profile

8.1.6        Scalable-complexity 3D mesh compression

8.1.7      Open Font Format

8.1.8        Media Value Chain Ontology

8.1.9        Codec Configuration Representation

8.1.10        Video Tool Library

8.1.11     Spatial Audio Object Coding

8.1.12     Unified Speech and Audio Coding

8.1.13     Media Context and Control

8.1.14     3D Video Coding

8.1.15     High-Performance Video Coding

8.2        Composition coding

8.2.1        Interactive Digital Radio

8.2.2        LASeR Adaptation

8.2.3        Presentation and Modification of Structured Information

8.2.4        Advanced User Interaction

8.3        Description coding

8.3.1        Video Signature Descriptors

8.3.2        Extraction and Matching of Image Signature Tools

8.3.3        Enhanced MPEG-7 Query Format

8.3.4        Metadata driven post processing of audio signals

8.4        Systems support

8.4.1        MPEG-4 Systems 4th edition

8.4.2        Registration Authority and Systems support

8.5        IPMP

8.5.1        Protection of Presentation Element

8.6        Digital Item.

8.6.1        Presentation of Digital Item.

8.7        Transport and File formats

8.7.1        Carriage of MVC in MPEG-2 Systems

8.7.2        Miscellaneous additions to File Format

8.7.3        Handling of MPEG-4 Audio enhancement layers

8.7.4        AVC File Format extensions for MVC.

8.7.5        MPEG Media Transport

8.8        Multimedia architecture

8.8.1        MXM Architecture and Technologies

8.8.2        MXM API

8.8.3        MPEG Rich Media UI Framework

8.8.4        Advanced IPTV Terminal

8.9        Application formats

8.9.1        Media Streaming AF

8.9.2        DMB AF Harmonization of MPEG-2 TS storage

8.9.3        Interactive Music Application Format

8.10          Protocols

8.10.1     MXM Protocols

8.11          Reference implementation

8.11.1     AAC-ELD Reference Software

8.11.2     MVC Reference Software

8.11.3     Stereo High Profile Reference Software

8.11.4     File Format Reference Software

8.11.5     Geometry and Shadow Reference Software

8.11.6     SC3DMC Reference Software

8.11.7     Scene Partitioning Reference Software

8.11.8     Synthesized Texture Reference Software

8.11.9     Image Signature Tools Reference Software

8.11.10        Professional Archival MAF Reference Software

8.11.11        DMB AF Reference Software

8.11.12        Video Surveillance AF Reference Software

8.11.13        Stereoscopic video AF Reference Software

8.11.14        Interactive Music AF Reference Software

8.11.15        Video Tool Library Reference Software

8.11.16        MXM Reference Software

8.12          Conformance

8.12.1     MPEG-4 Video bitstreams

8.12.2     MPEG-4 Audio Conformance

8.12.3     AAC-ELD, OAFI and additional AAC Conformance

8.12.4     BSAC Conformance for Broadcasting

8.12.5     MVC Conformance

8.12.6     File Format Conformance

8.12.7     Scene Partitioning Conformance

8.12.8     Scalable Complexity 3DMC Conformance

8.12.9     3D Graphics Compression Model Conformance

8.12.10        Image Signature Tools Conformance

8.12.11        Photo Player AF Conformance

8.12.12        Musical Slide Show AF Conformance

8.12.13        Professional Archival AF Conformance

8.12.14        DMB AF Conformance

8.12.15        Video Surveillance AF Conformance

8.12.16        Stereoscopic video AF Conformance

8.12.17        Interactive Music AF Conformancw.

8.12.18        Video Tool Library Conformance

8.12.19        MXM Conformance

8.13          Maintenance

8.13.1     Systems coding standards

8.13.2     Video coding standards

8.13.3     Audio coding standards

8.13.4     3DG coding standards

8.13.5     Visual description coding standards

8.13.6     Audio description coding standards

8.13.7     MPEG-21 standards

8.13.8     MPEG-A standards

9        Organisation of this meeting

9.1        Tasks for subgroups

9.2        Joint meetings

10     WG management

10.1          Terms of reference

10.2          Officers

10.3          Editors

10.4          Liaisons

10.5          Responses to National Bodies

10.6          Work item assignment

10.7          Ad hoc groups

10.8          Asset management

10.8.1     Reference software

10.8.2     Conformance

10.8.3     Test material

10.8.4     URI

10.9          IPR management

10.10       Work plan and time line

11     Administrative matters

11.1          Schedule of future MPEG meetings

11.2          Promotional activities

12     Resolutions of this meeting

13     A.O.B.

14     Closing

Logistic Information

Overview and Dates

The 90th MPEG meeting will take place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 2009 at Sheraton Hotel, in XiNan China.

The Workshop will be held at Xidian University on 31st October 2009, in XiNan China.

The meetings will start at 9:00 on Monday, October 26th and end on Friday, October 30th in the evening. Ad hoc Groups will meet on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2009.

All the meetings will be held at: Sheraton Hotel,

No.262B Feng Hao East Road,

XiNan, China

Contact person: Prof.Guangming Shi

General information

The 90th MPEG meeting is hosted by the School of Electronic Engineering of Xidian University.

All meetings will be held at Sheraton Hotel, at No.262B Feng Hao East Road, XiNan, China, on

26-30 October,2009.

If you require meeting space for Ad Hoc groups, please notify the meeting organizer, Guangming Shi, no later than 30th Sept. 2009.

Meeting web site:

Hotel information and reservations:

Meeting registration:

Meeting organizer

Prof. Guangming Shi

School of Electronic Engineering

Xidian University

Tel: +86 029 8820 1402

Fax: +44 029 8820 2251


Address of the meeting

Sheraton Hotel

No. 262B Feng Hao East Road

XiNan, China

Postal address of the host

90th MPEG Meeting

Prof. Guangming Shi

School of Electronic Engineering

Xidian University

No.2 Tai Bai South Road

XiNan, China 710071

Visa information

For any foreign participant to the conference who needs an invitation letter for applying Chinese visa, please complete the Request for an Invitation Letter and email it to, together with a scanned copy of your passport before September 1st 2009

Detailed information please visit


To register the meeting, please visit

Please register by 2009 September 30th to get favorable registration fee, in any case by 2009 October 25th.


For the MPEG Meeting, the rooms will be equipped with:

Other facilities:

Registration fees per participant

Registration includes:

Registration fees:

Registration fees cancellation policy:

Please note: To exchange your currency for Chinese Yuan (CNY) according to intraday exchange rate before remitting. For example, if registration fee is 3800CNY and intraday exchange rate of USD to CNY is 6.83, please remit 556.4 US dollar.


To reserve a room at Sheraton Hotel,  download and fill Hotel Reservation Form, then fax it to +86-029-84262986 or +86-029-84262983 or email to

Kindly remind for participants to the meeting: Please reserve the hotel as early as possible. Both September and October are high season for tourists to XiNan, and then the hotel rooms will have high prices and there is a situation of demand exceeding supply.

Closing date for the submission of accommodation orders at Sheraton Hotel is Sept. 1st 2009. Applications received after this date will be handled on a request basis and bookings will be made subject to contingent availability.
More details can be read on

Hotel Room Information

The rates in the following form are the preferential price we consult with Sheraton Xian Hotel. If you register this meeting after Sept. 1st 2009, you will not enjoy this preferential rate.

Room Type

Rack Rate

Web Reservation

Meeting Rate


Free services

Basic Facilities

1725 CNY

850 CNY

690 CNY


 Gymnasium, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis etc.

  net inclusive one breakfast

Remarks: Extra breakfast is at  120CNY per person

bathroom, central air conditioner, Internet accessGfreeH, wired and satellite TV, newspaper, etc. free charge for  breakfasts

1955 CNY

950 CNY

790 CNY


 Gymnasium, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis etc.

  net inclusive one breakfast

Remarks: Extra breakfast is at  120CNY per person

2300 CNY

1150 CNY

1000 CNY


  Gymnasium, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis etc.

  American breakfast

4025 CNY

2500 CNY

2400 CNY


  gymnasium, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis etc.

  American breakfast

  Flowers

  Fruits


5175 CNY

3200 CNY

2600 CNY


  gymnasium, sauna, steam room, indoor heated swimming pool, table tennis etc.

  American breakfast

  Flowers

  Fruits

Address and Transportation

Address: No. 262B Feng Hao East Road
Telephone: (+86) 029-84261888

35-minute drive from Xian Xianyang International Airport (About 120 CNY by taxi);
12.5 kilometers away from railway station (About 25 CNY by taxi);
about 4 kilometers away from Xian University. Public Traffic : (1) take bus No.210 to the Tao Yuan Road, then change bus No.308  to the stop of Xian university, total seven stops. (2) take bus No.503, about 9 stops from the hotel to the stop of Xu Jia Zhuang.

Xian Attractions

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

The well-known Terra-cotta Museum is located east of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, which covers a total area of 20 hectares. The museum is decorated with verdant trees blooming flowers and carpets of green grass. The scenery in the museum looks quite elegant and delightful. Three main buildings of the museum, which were named Pit 1,Pit 2, Pit 3, were constructed on their original sites in different periods of time.

Emperor Qin's Terra-cotta Museum is not only a treasure house where the tourists can learn history, culture and human civilization, but also a main scenic spot of Xi'an city. It can receive about 1.5 million tourists annually. Approximately 40 million visitors from home and abroad have visited the Museum within the last 20 years. Today "the eighth Wonder of the world" has almost become synonym of the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses In 1987, the Emperor Qin's Mausoleum was put on the list of the UNESCO as a world-class cultural heritage site. Now the Museum is well-known widely as a huge modern on-site museum and it is going to be one of the best in the world.


Bell Tower (Zhong Lou)

The Bell Tower, is a stately traditional building, that marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty.

The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high. It stands on a brick base 35.5 meters (116.4 feet) long and 8.6 meters (28.2 feet) high on each side. During the Ming Dynasty, Xian was an important military town in Northwest China, a fact that is reflected in the size and historic significance of its tower.

City Wall

When Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), captured Huizhou, a hermit named Zhu Sheng admonished him that he should "built high walls, store abundant food supplies and take time to be an Emperor," so that he could fortify the city and unify the other states. After the establishment of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang followed his advice and began to enlarge the wall built initially during the old Tang dynasty (618 -907), creating the modern Xian City Wall. It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

After the extension, the wall now stands 12 meters (40 feet) tall, 12-14 meters (40-46 feet) wide at the top and 15-18 meters (50-60 feet) thick at the bottom. It covers 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles) in length with a deep moat surrounding it.

Every 120 meters, there is a rampart which extends out from the main wall. All together, there are 98 ramparts on the wall, which were built to defend against the enemy climbing up the wall. Each rampart has a sentry building, in which the soldiers could protect the entire wall without exposing themselves to the enemy. Besides, the distance between every two ramparts is just within the range of an arrow shot from either side, so that they could shoot the enemy, who wanted to attack the city, from the side. On the outer side of the city wall, there are 5948 crenellations, namely battlements. The soldiers can outlook and shoot at the enemy. On the inner side, parapets were built to protect the soldiers from falling off.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of Xian City, about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) from the downtown of the city. Standing in the Da Ci'en Temple complex, it attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion, its simple but appealing style of construction, and its new square in front of the temple. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction.This attraction can be divided into three parts: the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Da Ci'en Temple, and the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Famen Temple

In China, many temples house treasures and artifacts, but the sheer quantity and quality of treasures in the Famen Temple is rare. Situated in Famen Town of Fufeng County, about 120 kilometers (about 74.57 miles) west of Xian, Famen Temple is renowned for storing the veritable four slivers of the finger bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha. Famen Temple was established in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25--220), for carrying forward Buddhism. The most representative structures in the temple are the Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum.

Huaqing Hot Springs

Situated at the northern foot of Mt. Lishan in Lintong County, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Xian City, Huaqing Hot Spring is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) and his concubine Yang Guifei in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Its long history and location among the wonderful landscapes of Xian should entice any visitor to visit and bathe in this hot spring.It is said that King You built a palace here during the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC-711 BC). Additions were subsequently made by the First Emperor Qing (259 BC-210BC) and Emperor Wu during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24).

During his reign, the Emperor Xuanzong spent dizzying amounts of his funds to build a luxurious palace, changing its name to Huaqing Hot Spring or Huaqing Palace. Over the course of 41 years in his days, he visited the palace as many as 36 times. The palace thus has a history of 3,000 years and the hotspring a history of 6,000 years! Ranked among the Hundred Famous Garden in China, it is also has the status as a National Cultural Relic Protection Unit and a National Key Scenic Area.

Tang Paradise

Near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda , Tang Paradise is located in the Qujiang Resort, southeast of the Xian City, Shaanxi Province. It is a newly opened tourist attraction in April, 2005. Tang Paradise covers a total area of 1000 mu (about 165 acres) and of which 300 mu (about 49 acres) is water. This tourist attraction not only claims to be the biggest cultural theme park in the northwest region of China but also the first royal-garden-like park to give a full display of the Tang Dynasty's (618-907) culture.Altogether, twelve scenic regions are distributed throughout Tang Paradise to provide visitors with the enjoyment of twelve cultural themes and a perfect exhibition of the grandness, prosperity and brilliance of the culture of the Tang Dynasty.

What makes Tang Paradise incredible is that it is no longer the garden mode of only water and mountains in the Chinese traditional sense. The outstanding designers of the magnificent Tang Paradise have integrated almost everything representative of the Tang Dynasty, such as the poetry, the songs and dance, the marketplaces, the food, the women's lifestyles, and science into every site using cultural themes, thus endowing every place with its own story and its own place in the tapestry of Tang Dynasty culture.

Dining of Xian

Xian is legendary as "the capital of table delicacies." The ancient city is famous for the delicious Shaanxi snack, the delicate Guangdong cuisine, various kinds of fashionable foreign delicacies, and the popular Sichuan cuisine, such as hot pot.

Local food

Visitors to Xian must do two things: one is to see the clay figures of terra cotta warriors and horses. The other is to taste Yang Rou Pao Mo (a soup dish that involves breaking wheat flour flat bread into a bowl and adding a delicious mutton stock). Before dinner, you will be served one or two pieces of wheat flour flat bread which you into tiny chunks, the smaller the better. The waiter or the waitress will then hand your bowl to the cook who mixes the bread and mutton soup with an appropriate relish. When the steaming hot meal is brought in, the waiter will also offer you sweet crisp pickled garlic, coriander, and hot pepper sauce. The most famous, the Tong Sheng Xiang (Prosperity and Fortune) Beef and Lamb Paomo Restaurant done in Tang Dynasty style, is a time-honored establishment in the Xian Bell and Drum Tower Square.

Next to Tong Sheng Xiang is a great restaurant, De Fa Chang Dumpling Restaurant, with its own version of the Dumpling Banquet. Ingredients for the dumpling fillings include various meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. Many flavors, including salty, sweet, hot, and sour are offered. Other house specialties include Peking dumplings, steamed sweet bean paste buns, steamed shrimp paste buns, and various uniquely spiced dishes. While guests sample various delicacies, traditionally waiters will explain the cuisine culture of each dumpling.

Please visit ChinaTravelGide( to get more information about Xi'an.