ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 10865
DATE: 2009-11-19
 

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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 91st SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2010-01-18/22, Kyoto, Japan  [SC 29/WG 11 N 10879]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
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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.]
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DUE DATE 2009-12-18
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MPEG 91 agenda

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION
ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE NORMALISATION
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
CODING OF MOVING PICTURES AND AUDIO

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N10879

 October 2009

Source

 Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor

Title

 91st WG11 meeting notice

The 91st MPEG Meeting will take place from 18th to 22nd January 2010 at .

Kyoto Research Park (KRP)

Please find additional information here

Please note that

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

  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 

Agenda item # Title

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        AAC family of Profile

   

8.1.2        960 frame length in MPEG-4 AAC.

   

8.1.3        ALS simple profile

   

8.1.4        Constrained Baseline Profile and Stereo High Profile

   

8.1.5        AFX 3rd edition

   

8.1.6        Multiresolution profile

   

8.1.7        Scalable-complexity 3D mesh compression

   

8.1.8        Open Font Format

10865 Font Format Representation

8.1.9        Media Value Chain Ontology

   

8.1.10          Codec Configuration Representation

10727

Reconfigurable Video Coding

8.1.11          Video Tool Library

10727

Reconfigurable Video Coding

8.1.12          Spatial Audio Object Coding

10852 SAOC, USAC and MetaData

8.1.13          Unified Speech and Audio Coding

10852 SAOC, USAC and MetaData

8.1.14          Media Context and Control – Control Information

10868 MPEG-V

8.1.15          Media Context and Control – Sensory Information

10868 MPEG-V

8.1.16          Media Context and Control – Avatar Information

10868 MPEG-V

8.1.17          3D Video Coding

10729 3D Video Coding

8.1.18          High-Performance Video Coding

10730 High-Performance Video Coding

8.2    Composition coding

   

8.2.1        BIFS for Interactive Digital Radio

10862

Scene Representation

8.2.2        LASeR Adaptation

10862

Scene Representation

8.2.3        Presentation and Modification of Structured Information

10862

Scene Representation

8.2.4        Advanced User Interaction

10862

Scene Representation

8.3    Description coding

   

8.3.1        Video Signature Descriptors

10728 MPEG-7 Visual

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

10852 SAOC, USAC and MetaData

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        SAOC transport

   

8.7.2        Carriage of MVC in MPEG-2 Systems

10863 MPEG File Formats

8.7.3        Miscellaneous additions to File Format

10863 MPEG File Formats

8.7.4        Sub-track selection & switching

10863 MPEG File Formats

8.7.5        Handling of MPEG-4 Audio enhancement layers

   

38.7.6        MPEG Media Transport

10872

MPEG Media Transport

8.8    Multimedia architecture

   

8.8.1        Mesh codec for 3DGCM..

   

8.8.2        MXM Architecture and Technologies

10867

MXM

8.8.3        MXM API

10867

MXM

8.8.4        MXM Protocols

10867

MXM

8.8.5        MPEG Rich Media UI

   

8.8.6        Media Context and Control - Architecture

   

8.8.7        Advanced IPTV Terminal

10866 Advanced IPTV Terminal

8.9    Application formats

   

8.9.1        Media Streaming AF

10864 Application Format

8.9.2        DMB AF Harmonization of MPEG-2 TS storage

10864 Application Format

8.9.3        Stereoscopic Video AF composition type

10864 Application Format

8.9.4        Interactive Music Application Format

10864 Application Format

8.10 Reference implementation

   

8.10.1          AAC-ELD Reference Software

   

8.10.2          MVC Reference Software

   

8.10.3          Stereo High Profile Reference Software

   

8.10.4          File Format Reference Software

   

8.10.5          Geometry and Shadow Reference Software

   

8.10.6          SC3DMC Reference Software

   

8.10.7          Scene Partitioning Reference Software

   

8.10.8          Synthesized Texture Reference Software

   

8.10.9          Image Signature Tools Reference Software

   

8.10.10       Professional Archival AF Reference Software

   

8.10.11       DMB AF Reference Software

   

8.10.12       Video Surveillance AF Reference Software

   

8.10.13       Stereoscopic video AF Reference Software

   

8.10.14       Interactive Music AF Reference Software

   

8.10.15       Video Tool Library Reference Software

   

8.10.16       MXM Reference Software

   

8.10.17       MPEG Rich Media UI Reference Software

   

8.10.18       Media Context and Control – Reference Software

   

8.11 Conformance

   

8.11.1          MPEG-4 Video bitstreams

   

8.11.2          MPEG-4 Audio Conformance

   

8.11.3          AAC-ELD, OAFI and additional AAC Conformance

   

8.11.4          BSAC Conformance for Broadcasting

   

8.11.5          MVC Conformance

   

8.11.6          File Format Conformance

   

8.11.7          3DG Conformance

   

8.11.8          Scene Partitioning Conformance

   

8.11.9          Scalable Complexity 3DMC Conformance

   

8.11.10       3D Graphics Compression Model Conformance

   

8.11.11       Image Signature Tools Conformance

   

8.11.12       Photo Player AF Conformance

   

8.11.13       Musical Slide Show AF Conformance

   

8.11.14       Professional Archival AF Conformance

   

8.11.15       DMB AF Conformance

   

8.11.16       Video Surveillance AF Conformance

   

8.11.17       Stereoscopic video AF Conformance

   

8.11.18       Interactive Music AF Conformance

   

8.11.19       Video Tool Library Conformance

   

8.11.20       MXM Conformance

   

8.11.21       MPEG Rich Media UI Conformance

   

8.11.22       Media Context and Control – Conformance

   

8.12 Maintenance

   

8.12.1          Systems coding standards

   

8.12.2          Video coding standards

10726 Maintenance of MPEG-4 Visual related Documents, RefSof & Conformance

8.12.3          Audio coding standards

10851 Audio Standards Maintenance

8.12.4          3DG coding standards

10743 3DGC documents, software maintenance and core experiments

8.12.5          Systems description coding standards

   

8.12.6          Visual description coding standards

   

8.12.7          Audio description coding standards

   

8.12.8          MPEG-21 standards

   

8.12.9          MPEG-A standards

   

8.13 Work plan and time line

   

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

   

4 Allocation of contributions

5 Communications from Convenor

6 Report of previous meeting

7 Processing of NB Position Papers

8 Work plan management

1          Media coding

1.1         AAC family of Profile 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

3

 

 

xxx

1.2         960 frame length in MPEG-4 AAC 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

3

?

?

The AAC profile and HE-AAC v2 profiles have enjoyed widespread adoption by industry, in part because they were deliberately kept simple in order to meet the industry needs and not burden the implementers with features not useful for their application. However, the profiles included support for the 960 transform in addition to the more commonly used 1024 transform. So far, industry has failed to live up to the exact wording of the original specification by only implementing one of the two transform lengths. In fact several application standards limit the profile to one frame length, and do not require support for both. This may have significant impact on interoperability, and this effort seeks a solutions to this dilemma.

 1.3         ALS simple profile 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

3

 

 

xxx

1.4         Constrained Baseline Profile and Stereo High Profile 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

10

1

 

This amendment will provide

1.      A profile that is a common core of cross-application compatibility among decoders supporting the existing high-volume profiles (Baseline and High), reflects some existing industry practice, and improves alignment with some guidelines adopted in important application specifications

2.      A profile providing an effective solution to adapt the full set of coding tools of the High profile for stereo-view applications.  The number of coded views is limited to two, in order to address the particular class of stereo video applications.  Support for interlaced coding tools is included, as these are supported in the High Profile on which the multiview video coding (MVC) extensions are already otherwise based, and as interlaced camera capture remains a common application scenario.  The interlaced coding tools included in this profile can be supported easily in implementations based on the existing (single view) High profile.

1.5         AFX 3rd edition 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

16

3rd E

 

This standard contains all the 3D Graphics tools developed by MPEG since 2001. They are classified in representation and compression tools. In the first category there are high order surface representation, subdivision surfaces, implicit equation-based volume representation, shape deformation models. The 3D Graphics compression toolbox handles three types of graphics data: geometry (3D Mesh Compression, Wavelet Subdivision Surface, MeshGrid, FootPrint), appearance (Depth-based Image Representation, PointTexture) and animation (Bone-based Animation, Frame-based Animated Mesh Compression). The standard also defines profiles for using MPEG-4 3D Graphics tools in applications.

1.6         Multiresolution profile 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

16

3

 

This standard defines three profiles: one for Graphics dimension (called Basic AFX Graphics), one for Scene Graph dimension (called Basic AFX Scene Graph) and one for compression dimension (called 3D MultiResolution Compression). The combination of the three profiles allows progressive and adaptive transmission over networks of large 3D environments and/or complex 3D shapes.

1.7         Scalable-complexity 3D mesh compression 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

16

 

 

LC-3DMC aims to provide efficient and low-complexity 3D mesh compression and streaming for downloading 3D vertex positions, normals, texture coordinates, other attributes per vertex, and topology. Low complexity is targeted for both, decoder and encoder. This standard aims to enable real-time applications on devices with low computational and memory capacities (PDA, mobile phones…).

1.8         Open Font Format 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

22

1

 

 

1.9         Media Value Chain Ontology 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

21

19

1E

?

A standard media value chain ontology focusing on the rights management aspects. The standard specifies a core OWL ontology, extensible for specific domains as well as an API to facilitate access to the ontology.

1.10    Codec Configuration Representation 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

B

4

 

 

CCR provides a description of media decoder configuration, which contains syntax parsing and decoding process. Now, the design of CCR is mainly done in video coding, but may be applicable to audio and other media coding. Using CCR and a toolbox containing functional units (FUs), a decoding solution may be implemented. CCR may support the toolbox with MPEG tools as well as the toolbox with nonMPEG tools.

1.11    Video Tool Library 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

C

4

 

 

1.      A repository of video coding tools used in MPEG Video standards

2.      The series of MPEG video coding standards with indication of which coding tools defined in 1. they use

3.      Combination of tools for existing standards (if applicable)

4.      Possible case: intraframe only profile(s)

1.12    Spatial Audio Object Coding 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

D

1

1

 

Spatial Audio Object Coding represents several audio objects by first combining the object signals into a mono or stereo signal, whilst extracting parameters from the individual object signals based on knowledge of human perception of the sound stage. These parameters are coded as a low bitrate side-channel that the decoder uses to render an audio scene from the stereo or mono down-mix such that the aspects of the output composition can be decided at the time of decoding.

1.13    Unified Speech and Audio Coding 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

D

3

 

 

Unified Speech and Audio Coding is a single, unified coder with performance that equals or surpasses that of dedicated speech coders for speech signals and dedicated music coders for music signals over a broad range of bitrates. It employs time-domain linear prediction and residual coding tools for speech-like signal segments and transform coding tools for music-like signal segments and is able to switch between the tool sets in a dynamic, signal-responsive manner.

1.14    Media Context and Control – Control Information 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

2

 

 

xxx

1.15    Media Context and Control – Sensory Information 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

3

 

 

xxx

1.16    Media Context and Control – Avatar Information 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

4

 

 

xxx

1.17    3D Video Coding 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

 

 

 

 

3D video (3DV) supports new types of audio-visual systems that allow users to view videos of the real 3D space from different user viewpoints.  In an advanced application of 3DV, denoted as Free-viewpoinT Video (FTV), a user can set the viewpoint to an almost arbitrary location and direction, which can be static, change abruptly, or vary continuously, within the limits that are given by the available camera setup. Similarly, the audio listening point is changed accordingly. 

The first phase of 3DV development is expected to support advanced 3D displays, where M dense views must be generated from a sparse set of K transmitted views (typically K£3) with associated depth data. The allowable range of view synthesis will be relatively narrow (20 degrees view angle from leftmost to rightmost view).

1.18    High-Performance Video Coding

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

 

 

 

 

The overall amount of video data rate that is to be transferred over networks will grow at a very fast pace by the increased number of services and users and the increasing resolution of video from SD to HD and beyond. Therefore, next generation of video compression technology is needed that has clearly higher compression capability than the existing AVC standard in its best configuration, the High Profile. A study has been started on the feasibility of HVC, which is mainly intended for high quality applications, in particular expecting

·        Performance improvements at higher resolution,

·        Applicability to entertainment-quality services such as HD mobile, home cinema and UHD TV.

2          Composition coding

2.1         BIFS for Interactive Digital Radio 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

11

 

 

New profile definition for interactive services over digital radio possibly including additional technologies to BIFS and link to LASeR presentation

2.2         LASeR Adaptation 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

20

2

10064

This amendment provides means to for the adaptation of scene representation considering the terminal. It supports the optimized scene composition regarding each device types and the resource status. The purpose is  providing the efficient tool for supporting various sorts of terminals in the network such as IPTV.

2.3         Presentation and Modification of Structured Information 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

20

3

 

This specification specifies means to present any Structured Information (any document conforming a given schema such as MPEG-21 DI or TVAnytime) in a consistent manner using Presentation Information (MPEG-4 LASeR.) It also provides a mechanism to reflect the result of the presentation back into the Structured Information. For example, a feature-rich (such as graphical layout of channel information and predefined user interactions) channel guide can be provided using this specification by accessing incoming EPG structured information and presenting declaratively.

2.4         Advanced User Interaction 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

20

4

 

 

3          Description coding

3.1         Video Signature Descriptors 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

7

3

4

 

Video signature tools support ultra-fast search for and identification of videos and their modified/edited versions or fragments. They are designed to be robust to a range of deformations, such as coding artifacts, blurring, colour-to-monochrome conversion, trans-coding and and frame-rate change. Applications include:

·        Video-based content searching and linking,

·        Database de-duplication and

·        Content Rights Management and Usage Monitoring.

3.2         Extraction and Matching of Image Signature Tools  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

7

8

5

10160

The standard is amended by the extraction and matching methods related to the Image Signature Tools (15938-3/Amd.3). This includes fast, high precision methods as needed for search in extremely large image databases.

3.3         Enhanced MPEG-7 Query Format 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

1

4

 

 

3.4         Metadata driven post processing of audio signals 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

7

?

?

 

This effort will explore specification of metadata derived from the audio signal. It is envisioned that such metadata may at least consist of information to control the following three factors (the three "classical" D's):

·        dialog normalization

·        dynamic range control

·        downmix

Such Audio metadata permits the receiver to manipulate the received audio signal based on the adjustments performed by the listener.

4          Systems support

4.1         MPEG-4 Systems 4th edition 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

1

4

 

 

4.2         Registration Authority and Systems support 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

1

4

 

 

5          IPMP

5.1         Protection of Presentation Element 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

21

4

1

 

 

6          Digital Item

6.1         Presentation of Digital Item 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

21

2

1

 

This specification standardizes means to present structured information in a MPEG-21 Digital Item by a scene representation language such as MPEG-4 LASeR. An element named as Presentation is added into Digital Item Declaration Model to presents the metadata or other information of its parent Digital Item. Typically the Presentation element is a well-formed XML document (or just a pointer to a remote fragment) which contains the Presentation Information.

7          Transport and File formats

7.1         SAOC transport 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

3

 

 

xxx

7.2         Carriage of MVC in MPEG-2 Systems 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

2

1

4

10241

Specifies the transport format for ISO/IEC 14496-10:200x/AMD? Multiview Video Coding (MVC) video streams in MPEG-2 Systems.

7.3         Miscellaneous additions to File Format 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

12

1

 

This amendment improves various areas, including metadata support, sample groups, and sample groups, and introduces hint tracks to support MPEG-2 Transport, multimedia internet key (MIKEY) streams, and the recording of streams as hint tracks.

7.4         Sub-track selection & switching 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

12

2

 

xxx

7.5         Handling of MPEG-4 Audio enhancement layers 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

14

1

13500

Multiple occurrences of “mp4a” tracks in an MP4FF presents problems for many existing implementations, in that it is not clear if such tracks are alternate encodings of a signal (e.g. multiple bitrates) or if one track depends on the other (e.g. one is a “base” AAC stream and the other is an SLS “enhancement” stream).

This amendment extends the MP4FF specification to implement new box type “mp4ae” that will be used to indicate that a track is an “audio enhancement” track. Hence, base plus enhancement track structures can be indicated as:

  • box type mp4a is audio base track
  • m4ae is audio enhancement track

7.6         MPEG Media Transport 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

?

?

?

?

In order to overcome current limitations of available standards in the area of media streaming, the development of a media aware client is envisioned in line with the MPEG philosophy of concentrating the work on the media client. Possible topics of work are:

·        Transport- and file format friendly stream format

·        Cross layer optimization between video and transport layer

·        Error resilience for MPEG streams,

·        Conversion between transport mechanisms

·        Content adaptation to different networks.

8          Multimedia architecture

8.1         Mesh codec for 3DGCM 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

25

1

?

xxx

8.2         MXM Architecture and Technologies 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

M

1

 

 

This part of MXM specifies the MXM architecture and references the technologies that are part of an MXM implementation.

8.3         MXM API 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

M

2

 

 

This part of MXM specifies a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) so that MXM Applications executing on an MXM Device can access the standard multimedia technologies contained in its Middleware as MXM Engines, as specified by part 1 of MXM.

The APIs belong to two classes

         The MXM Engine APIs, i.e. the collection of the individual MXM Engine APIs providing access to a single MPEG technology (e.g. video coding) or to a group of MPEG technologies where this is convenient

         The MXM Orchestrator API, i.e. the API of the special MXM Engine that is capable of creating chains of MXM engines to execute a high-level application call such as Play, as opposed to the typically low-level MXM Engine API calls

8.4         MXM Protocols 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

X

1

2E

 

 

8.5         MPEG Rich Media UI 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

U

1

 

 

The Rich Media UI Framework specification standardizes a Widget Representation Format and Widget Packaging Formats to enable operators and manufacturers to consistently deliver a rich experience across consumer electronics and mobile devices, and beyond. The key features of the MPEG Rich Media UI Framework are the following:

·        a broad range of possible exploitation domains such as home network, broadcast, web and mobile domains;

·        the possibility to update the User Interface in a continuous manner;

·        the integration of a wide variety of media type (audio, video, text, 2D and 3D graphics).

8.6         Media Context and Control - Architecture 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

1

 

 

This project will provide a standardized framework that enables the interoperability between virtual worlds (as for example IMVU, Google Earth and many others) and the real world (sensors, actuators, social and welfare systems, banking, insurance, travel, real estate and many others). Virtual Worlds are 3D space where people can work, interact, play, travel, learn and augment real life. The broad acceptance of virtual words (social networks, serious games, …) and the relation to the real world (devices and real world networks) brings emerging (business) opportunities and challenges; the resulting interoperability will enable a new and sustainable industry. It is foreseen that this project will enable the start of the next revolution of the internet and related technologies, which will become a major source of information, services, education and entertainment and associated business in the ‘digital society’.

Standardization of Sensory Effects information to improve presentation of audiovisual contents. Sensory Effects may include special effects such as opening/closing window curtains for mood changes, turning on a flashbulb for lightning flash effects as well as fragrance, flame, fog, and scare effects made by scent devices, flame-throwers, fog generators, and shaking chairs respectively. This work will lead to the application of new media for enhanced experiences of users in a more realistic sense.

8.7         Advanced IPTV Terminal 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

 

 

 

 

Standard on IPTV terminal providing enhanced features as follows:

·        User can run downloadable applications that are continuously made available by developers for multiple HW platforms without the need of separate developments to enhance user experience

·        Pervasive content generation, processing, distribution, search and retrieval etc.

·        P2P content generation, sharing and social networking

9          Application formats

9.1         Media Streaming AF 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

5

2 Ed

 

This International Standard specifies a digital item structure, a file format, and references set of protocols used in a media streaming environment for applications where governed audio and video information is streamed to an end-user device by means of existing protocols such as MPEG-2 Transport Stream or Real Time Protocol over Internet Protocol (RTP/IP), and provides a set informative implementations corresponding to specific applications.

9.2         DMB AF Harmonization of MPEG-2 TS storage 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

9

2

10461

The purpose of the Amendment 2 is to update the MPEG-2 TS storage method of the standard so that it also complies to the Amendment 1 of ISO/IEC 14496-12 3rd Ed. (ISO base media file format).

9.3         Stereoscopic Video AF composition type 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

11

2

 

xxx

9.4         Interactive Music Application Format 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

12

 

 

This defines a file format designed for interactive music service. It specifies how to combine the multiple audio tracks with associated information for a presentation in a well-defined format that facilitates storage, interchange, management, editing, and presentation of interactive music contents in interoperable ways.

10     Reference implementation

10.1    AAC-ELD Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

24

 

This amendment extends BSAC reference software to support coding of multichannel signals and use of the SBR coding tool.

10.2    MVC Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

15

9973

Reference software related to AVC Multiview Video Coding (ISO/IEC 14496-10:2008/Amd.1)

10.3    Stereo High Profile Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

 

 

 

10.4    File Format Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

12

 

This standard provides the reference software for the MPEG-4 File Format specification as described in ISO/IEC 14496-12 and ISO/IEC 14496-14.

10.5    Geometry and Shadow Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

13

 

Provides a reference implementation of 3DMC Extension, Foot Print and Shadow tools as defined in ISO/IEC 14496-16.

10.6    SC3DMC Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

27

10326

Provides a reference implementation of Scalable Compression 3D Mesh Coding as defined in ISO/IEC 14496-16 AMD4.

10.7    Scene Partitioning Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

25

10016

This standard provides the Reference Software Implementation for Scene Partitioning tool as described in ISO/IEC 14496-1

10.8    Synthesized Texture Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

5

23

 

 

10.9    Image Signature Tools Reference Software  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

7

6

3

10156

Reference software related to Image Signature Tools (15938-3/Amd.3).

10.10                       Professional Archival AF Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

6

 

 

Reference Software for Professional Archival MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-6).

10.11                       DMB AF Reference Software  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

6

 

 

Reference Software of DMB MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-9).

10.12                       Video Surveillance AF Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

10

1

 

Reference Software for Video Surveillance MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-10).

10.13                       Stereoscopic video AF Reference Software  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

11

 

 

Reference Software for Stereoscopic Video AF (ISO/IEC 23000-11).

10.14                       Interactive Music AF Reference Software  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

12

 

 

Reference Software for Interactive Music AF (ISO/IEC 23000-12).

10.15                       Video Tool Library Reference Software  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

B

3

1

 

 

10.16                       MXM Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

M

3

 

 

Reference Software for MXM

10.17                       MPEG Rich Media UI Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

U

2

 

 

xxx

10.18                       Media Context and Control – Reference Software 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

5

 

 

xxx

11     Conformance

11.1    MPEG-4 Video bitstreams 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

4

 

 

 

11.2    MPEG-4 Audio Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

26

 

 

This work collects all MPEG-4 Audio Conformance information into a single document. The result will make it much easier to find desired conformance information as it merges all audio-related clauses in

14496-4 and all audio-related amendments to 14496-4 into a single document, MPEG-4 Part 26.

11.3    AAC-ELD, OAFI and additional AAC Conformance  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

4

1

 

This amendment contains conformance descriptions and informations for

MPEG-4 AAC, MPEG-4 AAC-ELD and also MEPG-4 Audio AMD 8, "MP4FF Box for Original Audio File Information."

11.4    BSAC Conformance for Broadcasting 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

26

1

 

 

11.5    MVC Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

4

38

10144

Conformance testing related to AVC Multiview Video Coding (ISO/IEC 14496-10:2008/Amd.1)

11.6    File Format Conformance  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

4

37

 

This amendment provides the conformance for the MPEG-4 File Format specification as described in ISO/IEC 14496-12 and ISO/IEC 14496-14.

11.7    3DG Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

27

 

 

xxx

11.8    Scene Partitioning Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

27

1

10014

This standard provides the conformance for the Scene Partitioning as specified in ISO/IEC 14496-16.

11.9    Scalable Complexity 3DMC Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

27

2

 

This standard provides the conformance for the Scalable Complexity 3D Mesh Compression specification as described in ISO/IEC 14496-16 AMD4.

11.10                       3D Graphics Compression Model Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

4

4

34

 

This standard provides the conformance for the 3DGCM specification as described in ISO/IEC 14496-25

11.11                       Image Signature Tools Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

7

7

5

10158

Conformance testing related to Image Signature Tools (15938-3/Amd.3).

11.12                       Photo Player AF Conformance  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

3

2

 

Conformance testing related to Photo Player MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-3).

11.13                       Musical Slide Show AF Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

4

 

 

Conformance Musical Slide Show MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-4).

11.14                       Professional Archival AF Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

6

 

 

Conformance Professional Archival MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-4).

11.15                       DMB AF Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

6

 

 

Conformance of DMB MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-9).

11.16                       Video Surveillance AF Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

6

 

 

Conformance for Video Surveillance MAF (ISO/IEC 23000-10).

11.17                       Stereoscopic video AF Conformance  

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

11

 

 

Conformance for Stereoscopic video AF (ISO/IEC 23000-11).

11.18                       Interactive Music AF Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

A

12

 

 

Conformance for Interactive Music AF AF (ISO/IEC 23000-12).

11.19                       Video Tool Library Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

C

4

1

 

VTL Conformance Provides tools for testing FUs and conformance measurement procedures which support testing of MPEG RVC bitstreams and decoders.

11.20                       MXM Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

M

3

 

 

This part of MXM specifies the conformance tests for MXM applications, devices, and components.

11.21                       MPEG Rich Media UI Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

U

2

 

 

xxx

11.22                       Media Context and Control – Conformance 

Std

Pt

Amd

Req

Short description

V

4

 

 

xxx

12     Maintenance

12.1    Systems coding standards

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

2

2

3

 

Correction for field pictures

12.2    Video coding standards

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

2

3

 

Correction of two small bugs in studio profiles

4

10

1

 

Correction of a set of small bugs and typos in the 200x edition (including SVC)

12.3    Audio coding standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

1

3

 

 

 

2

3

 

 

 

4

3

5

 

DST and MP3on4

4

3

3/1

 

SLS

12.4    3DG coding standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

4

16

 

 

 

12.5    Systems description coding standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

7

12

 

 

xxx

12.6    Visual description coding standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

7

3

 

 

xxx

12.7    Audio description coding standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

7

4

 

 

xxx

12.8    MPEG-21 standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

21

 

 

 

xxx

12.9    MPEG-A standards 

Std

Pt

Cor

Req

Short description

21

 

 

 

MPEG-A provides the framework such as a file format for integration of elements from several MPEG standards into a single specification that is suitable for specific but widely usable applications. Typically, MPEG-A specifies how to combine metadata with timed media information for a presentation in a well-defined format that facilitates interchange, management, editing, and presentation of the media.

13     Work plan and time line

Std

Pt

Edit.

Project

Description

CfP

WD

CD

FCD

FDIS

Gr.

2

1

2007

Cor.3

 

 

 

09/07

 

09/10

S

2

1

2007

Amd.4

Transport of MVC over 13818-1

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

S

2

1

2007

Amd.5

Carriage of J2000 over 13818-1

 

09/07

09/10

10/04

10/09

S

4

1

2004

Amd.4

RA and systems extensions

 

 

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

4

3

200x

Cor.1

 

 

 

09/04

 

09/10

A

4

3

200x

Amd.1

HD-AAC profile

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

A

4

4

200x

Cor.7

(Audio & 3DG)

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

3

4

4

2004

Amd.37

File format conformance

 

08/04

08/10

09/02

09/07

S

4

4

2004

Amd.38

MVC conformance

 

08/07

08/10

09/02

09/10

V

4

5

2001

Amd.14/Cor.1

 

 

 

09/04

 

09/10

S

4

5

2001

Amd 15

Reference software for MVC

 

 

08/07

09/02

09/10

V

4

5

2001

Amd.23

Synthetised Texture RefSof

 

 

08/04

09/04

09/10

S

4

5

2001

Amd.25

Scene partitioning RefSof

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

3

4

5

200x

Amd.27

Scalable compl. 3DMC RS

 

 

09/02

09/10

10/04

3

4

10

200x

Amd.1

Constrained BL profile & suppl. enhancem. info. + Stereo High Profile

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

V

4

10

200x

Cor.1

(AVC, SVC, MVC)

 

 

09/07

 

09/10

V

4

11

2005

Amd.7

DR BIFS profile

09/04

 

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

4

12

2008

Cor.3

 

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

S

4

12

2008

Amd.2

Subtract selection & adaptive progressive download

 

09/07

10/01

10/07

11/01

S

4

14

2003

Amd.1

Handling of MPEG-4 audio enhancement layers

 

 

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

4

15

2004

Amd.3

File format support for MVC

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

S

4

16

200x

Amd.1

Scalable complexity 3D mesh coding

08/01

08/10

09/02

09/07

10/01

3

4

20

2008

Amd.2

Technology for scene adaptation

 

 

08/07

09/02

09/07

S

4

20

2008

Amd.3

PMSI

 

08/07

08/10

09/04

09/10

S

4

22

200x

Amd.1

Support for many-to-one range mappings

 

 

09/04

09/10

10/04

S

4

25

200x

Amd.1

Codec for 3DG compression model

 

09/07

09/10

10/04

10/09

3

4

26

2004

Cor.1

ALS & SLS update

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

A

4

26

2004

Amd.1

AAC-ELD conformance

 

 

08/04

09/02

09/07

A

4

26

2004

Amd.2

BSAC conformance for broadcasting

 

 

09/04

09/10

10/04

A

4

27

200x

Amd.1

Scene partitioning conformance

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

 

4

27

200x

Amd.2

Scalable compl. 3DMC conformance

 

 

09/02

09/10

10/04

3

7

3

2002

Amd.4

Video Signature

 

09/04

09/07

09/10

10/04

V

7

6

2003

Amd.3

RefSof for image signature tools

 

 

08/10

09/04

09/10

V

7

7

2003

Amd.5

Conformance testing for image signature tools

 

 

08/10

09/04

09/10

V

7

8

2002

Amd.4

Extraction of audio features from compressed formats

 

 

08/05

 

09/07

V

7

8

2002

Amd.5

Extraction and matching of image signature tools

 

 

08/10

 

09/10

V

7

11

200x

Cor.2

(missing semantics)

 

09/07

09/10

 

10/04

V

21

2

2005

Amd.1

Presentation of digital item

 

08/10

09/04

09/10

10/04

S

21

4

2006

Amd.2

Protection of presentation element

 

 

09/04

09/10

10/04

S

21

19

200x

1st Ed.

Media Value Chain Ontology

 

08/07

08/10

09/07

10/01

S

A

3

2007

Amd.2

Photo player AF Conformance

 

08/07

09/02

09/07

10/01

V

A

5

200x

2nd Ed.

MS AF

 

08/01

09/04

09/10

10/04

S

A

6

200x

Amd.1

PAAF RS & C

 

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

S

A

9

2008

Amd.1

DMB AF RS & C

 

08/04

08/07

09/02

09/10

S

A

9

2008

Amd.2

DMB FF

 

08/10

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

A

10

200x

Amd.1

VS AF RS & C

 

08/04

08/07

09/04

09/10

S

A

11

200x

Cor.1

(SVAF codec signalling)

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

S

A

11

200x

Amd.1

SVAF RS & C

 

 

09/04

09/10

10/04

S

A

12

200x

1st Ed.

Interactive music AF

 

08/01

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

C

4

200x

Amd.1

RVC Conformance and RF

 

08/04

09/02

09/07

10/01

V

C

4

200x

Amd.2

RVC Tools for MP4 ASP, AVC HP and SVC

 

 

09/10

10/04

10/10

V

D

1

200x

Cor.2

 

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

A

D

1

200x

Amd.2/Cor.1

 

 

 

09/02

 

09/07

A

D

2

200x

1st Ed.

SAOC

 

07/10

08/04

09/07

10/01

A

D

3

200x

1st Ed.

USAC

 

08/10

09/10

10/01

10/07

A

M

1

200x

1st Ed

Architecture and technologies

08/04

08/07

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

M

2

200x

1st Ed.

API

08/04

08/07

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

M

3

200x

1st Ed.

RS & C

08/04

08/10

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

M

4

200x

2nd Ed.

MXM protocols

 

 

09/02

09/07

10/01

S

V

1

200x

1st Ed.

Architecture

08/10

09/02

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

V

2

200x

1st Ed.

Control information

08/10

09/02

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

V

3

200x

1st Ed

Sensor information

08/10

09/02

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

V

4

200x

1st Ed.

Avatar characteristics

08/10

09/02

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

U

1

200x

1st Ed.

Package, delivery and presentation of widgets

09/02

09/04

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

U

2

200x

1st Ed.

Widget communication

09/02

09/04

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

U

3

200x

1st Ed.

Conformance and Reference Software

09/02

09/04

09/07

09/10

10/04

S

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

The 91st ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting

Kyoto, Japan, 2010-01-18/22

Logistic Information 

n  Meeting host

Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (IPSJ/ITSCJ)
[A standards organization accredited by Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)] 

n  Meeting date

2010-01-18/22

(Ad hoc: 2010-01-16/17)

n  Meeting venue

Kyoto Research Park (KRP)

Ø  Address: Chudoji Minami-machi 134, shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8813, Japan

Ø  Tel : +81-75-322-7888

Ø  Fax : +81-75-314-2968

Ø  http://www.krp.co.jp/english/index.html 

n  Host contact

Ms. Mayumi Koike (Espalier inc.)

Ø  mpegkyoto @ espalier.co.jp

Ø  Tel: +81 78-855-8425

Ø  Fax: +81 3-6368-6488 

n  Pre-registration to host

Delegates are requested to pre-register NO LATER THAN 2009-12-18.

Online registration: http://mpeg.espalier.co.jp/registration.html 

n  Facilities fee

Delegates are requested to contribute a Facilities fee of JPY 40,000 (approximately US$400) .  Delegates who register after 2009-12-05 will be charged JPY 50,000.

The Facilities fee may be pre-paid by Visa or Master card . Alternatively, you may pay Japanese Yen (JPY) on site. Neither personal nor traveler's check is acceptable.  

[Cancellation policy]

If cancellations are made on or before 2009-12-18, Facilities fee will be refunded.  Please note that a handling charge of JPY 5,000 will be deducted prior to issuing the refund. All cancellations must be made via e-mail. Please send the cancellation notice to mpegkyoto @ espalier.co.jp. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your cancellation. Cancellations made after 2009-12-18 as well as no-shows, are liable for the full Facilities fee.  

The Facilities fee includes:
• meeting rooms with wireless Internet access, A/V equipment and power plugs
• two coffee breaks (at 10:30 and 15:30)
• registration and information desk 

n  Passport and VISA

Participants are advised to check regulations regarding passport, visa and particularly the time required to obtain a visa. If you need any documents for the acquisition of a visa, please contact Ms. Yukiko Ogura (ogura @ itscj.ipsj.or.jp), IPSJ/ITSCJ, as soon as possible. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html 

n  Hotel reservations

 Contact point

JTB Western Japan Corp., MICE Center

the 91st ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 meeting Desk

Ø  Tel: +81-6-6260-5076

Ø  Fax: +81-6-6263-0717

Ø  E-mail: westec_op5 @ jtb.jp

Ø  Office hours: 9:30-17:30(weekdays only)

 Accommodations

Following 7 hotels are blocked. Delegates are requested to book hotels online at https://amarys-jtb.jp/iso-iec-jtc1-sc29-wg11/.

In every room of all hotels, high speed LAN is available free of charge except for Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, where Internet connection is provided with charge of either 1,260 yen per 24 hrs or 100 yen per 10 mins. Please note that in order to make your hotel reservation, a full deposit will be necessary. 

No.

Hotel

Room type

Rates (JPY)
per person incl. breakfast, tax and service charge

1

Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (Nearest hotel to KRP)
From Kyoto station: Take Kyoto city bus #28 to the Horikawa Gojo (4th) bus stop then walk 3 min. or take taxi from Kyoto station

Single

10,500

Twin

7,500

Twin (Single use)

12,500

Double (Single use)

12,500

2

Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Within the Kyoto station building

Twin

13,650

Twin (Single use)

25,200

3

Hotel Keihan Kyoto
3 mins. walk from Kyoto station thru underpass to south

Single

8,500

Twin

6,500

Twin (Single use)

13,000

4

Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
1 min. walk from Kyoto station to north

Single

8,000

Twin

7,000

Twin (Single use)

12,000

5

APA Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae
5 min. walk from Kyoto station north exit to west

Single

8,000

6

Aranvert Hotel Kyoto
20minutes on foot (5min. by car) from JR Kyoto Station.

Single

8,500

Twin

7,500

Twin (Single use)

11,000

7

Comfort Inn Kyoto Gojo
5 min. by car from JR Kyoto Station (Room rates are different from day to day)

Single

6,300 through 7,600

 

 Deadline of Hotel Reservation

The Deadline for reservation is at 2009-12-28 17:00 [Japan Standard Time GMT+9)]

 Cancellation/Revision

Please revise and/or cancel your reservation online at https://amarys-jtb.jp/iso-iec-jtc1-sc29-wg11/.
*In case of cancellation, your deposit will be refunded after deducting the cancellation fees as follows.
*Please note that all refunds will be made after the meeting.
*Cancellation Fee when notice is given: 

8 days or more days prior to the first night of stay

No charge

2 to 7 days before the first night of stay

20% of daily room charge

1 day before the first night of stay

40% of daily room charge

The first night of stay

50% of daily room charge

No notice given

100% of daily room charge

 

n  Social event

To be held Wednesday, 20 January, at Kyoto Kokusai Hotel.

 

 General information 

n  Where?

 World Heritage City of Kyoto

n  Access from Abroad

 

Fly to the Kansai International Airport (KIX) is the best

 http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/index.asp

 http://wikitravel.org/en/Kansai_International_Airport  

n  Access from Kansai International Airport (KIX) to Kyoto

 JR (Japan Railroad) Limited Express Train "Haruka"

Ø  3,490 Yen for reserved seat or 2,980 Yen for non-reserved (seat?)

Ø  About 75 minutes from Kansai Airport Station to Kyoto station

Ø  Departures every 30 minutes

Ø  JR Kansai Airport Station is on the 2nd floor of the Airport Terminal

Ø  http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/train/index.htm

 Airport Limousine Bus

Ø  2,300 Yen to Kyoto station

Ø  About 105 – 120 min. depending on road jamming condition

Ø  Departures every 30 – 60 min.

Ø  Bus Terminal – No. 8

http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/access/bus/index.html 

 Shared Taxi "Sky Gate Shuttle" by MK Taxi Co.

Ø   3,500 Yen to Kyoto City (Airport terminal to your hotel)

Ø   No charge for 1 suitcase and carry-on luggage

Ø   (Additional 1,000 Yen if you have more than one large item)

Ø   Max 9 passengers per shuttle, drop off by route sequence

Ø   Reservation at least 2 days before is needed, either online or by phone

Ø   Tel. +81-75-702-5489, open 8 AM to 9 PM in JST

Ø   http://www.mk-group.co.jp/english/shuttle/index.html

n  If you fly to Narita International Airport (NRT) 

Take JR Narita Express train (NEX) to Tokyo station

(3,140 Yen and about 60 min.), then,

Take JR Tokaido Shinkansen train “Nozomi” from Tokyo to Kyoto station

(13,720 Yen for reserved seat and about 140 min).  

n  Access to the KRP from your hotel

Ø  From Kyoto Tokyu Hotel

15 min. walk or bus (2 stops) or taxi for 2 min. 

Ø  From the hotels near Kyoto station

Take JR Sagano (San-in) line local train (which stops every station) from Kyoto station to Tambaguchi station (first stop from Kyoto station, 4 min., 140 Yen) and walk 5 min.  

Note: Express or Rapid train does not stop at Tambaguchi station

Or take taxi for 10 min. from your hotel

Inside Map of Kyoto Station

 JR Sagano Line is track 32 and 33, Express Haruka to Kansai Airport is track 30.

 JR Sagano line time table at Kyoto station

Get off at Tambaguchi station (first stop from Kyoto station). Route map to the KRP is on the high wall of stairway as follows. Exit the station and turn to the left, the KRP is about a 5 minute walk.

 n  Kansai Thru Pass

If you prefer cheaper way to get to and travel around Kyoto, you can use KANSAI THRU PASS, which covers subways and railroads (except JR lines) in Kansai area, including Osaka, Hyogo, Nara Prefectures.
For details, see below link:
http://www.accessjapan.co.uk/newlookfactfile/kansaithrupass.html 

n  Location of the KRP

n  Site map of the KRP

Please visit Bldg4 -where convenience store (Seven-Eleven) is located - first when you come to KRP. Registration desk will be located at the B1 floor of the Bldg4. (Bldg4 is shown in the below picture.)

 

n  Meeting Rooms of KRP

 

n  Facilities of KRP

Wireless LAN will be provided in and around meeting areas (100Mbit/sec Internet link)

n  Restaurants, stores, and food stands near the KRP

 Restaurant PATIO in the KRP Bldg 1

 

Restaurants and food shops near the KRP

 Lunch Box Stand-1: 300 Yen    Lunch Box Stand-2: 380 Yen 

 

  Sushi Bar (Rotation Style), Starbucks Drive-thru & Japanese Restaurant 

 

  Convenience store (Seven-Eleven)

n  Time

n  Climate and Weather

Season

Average
Precipitation

Temperature

High

Low

Winter
Jan, Feb, Mar

8 cm / 3inc

10C / 50F

1C / 34F

         

 n  Currency, Credit card and Bank

n  Tipping

n  Electricity and Power Plug

 

n  Telephone Plug and Jack

 n  Mobile Phone

 n  Sightseeing tours

 n  Useful links