ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 11544
DATE: 2010-08-31
 

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 94th SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2010-10-11/15 Guangzhou, China  [SC 29/WG 11 N 11361]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
PROJECT  
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 2010-09-11
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MPEG 94 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 N11xyz

 July 2010

Source

 Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor

Title

 94th WG11 meeting notice

The 94th MPEG Meeting will take place from 11th to 15th October 2010 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, Oriental International Convention Hotel:

Address: No. 1039-1045 Bai Yun South Road, Guangzhou, China

Please find additional information here

Please note that

  1. Ad hoc groups and JCT meetin sessions will be held before the MPEG meeting

  2. Facilities fees will be charged on participants


Proposed agenda   

 

 

 

Item

No

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

 

 

 

1

 

Media coding

 

 

   

1

Scalable resolution enhancement of frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D video 11546 AHG on scalable resolution enhancement of frame-compatible stereoscopic 3D video

 

 

2

AFX 3rd edition

 

 

 

 

3

Multiresolution 3D mesh Coding

 11489

 AHG on Multi-Resolution 3D mesh Coding

 

 

4

Scalable-complexity 3D mesh compression

 

 

 

 

5

Efficient representation of 3D meshes with multiple attributes

 

 

 

 

6

Many-to-one range mappings in Open Font Format

 

 

 

 

7

Composite Font in Open Font Format

 11520

AHG on Font Format Representation 

 

 

8

Video Tool Library

 11484

 AHG on Reconfigurable Video Coding

 

 

9

Spatial Audio Object Coding

 11516

 AHG on SAOC, USAC, and Audio and Systems Interactions

 

 

10

Unified Speech and Audio Coding

 11516

 AHG on SAOC, USAC, and Audio and Systems Interactions

 

 

11

High-Efficiency Video Coding

 

 

 

 

12

Media Context and Control ィC Control Information

 11522

 AHG on MPEG-V

 

 

13

Media Context and Control ィC Sensory Information

 11522

 AHG on MPEG-V

 

 

14

Media Context and Control ィC Virtual World Object Characteristics

 11522

 AHG on MPEG-V

 

 

15

Media Context and Control ィC Data Formats for Interaction Devices

 11522

 AHG on MPEG-V

 

 

16

Media Context and Control ィC Common Types and Tools

 11522

 AHG on MPEG-V

 

 

17

3D Video Coding

 11486

 AHG on 3D Video Coding

    18 Contract Expression Language 11523 AHG on Contract Expression Language
    19 Low-Complexity Video Coding 11547 AHG on Low-Complexity Video Coding

 

2

 

Composition coding

 

 

 

 

1

Advanced User Interaction

 11517

 AHG on Scene Representation

 

3

 

Description coding

 

 

 

 

1

Video Signature Descriptors

 11485

 AHG on MPEG-7 Visual

 

 

2

Compact Descriptors for Visual Search

 11548

 AHG on Compact Descriptors for Visual Search

 

 

3

Extraction and Matching of Video Signature Tools

 

 

 

 

4

MPQF semantic enhancement

 

 

 

4

 

Systems support

 

 

 

5

 

IPMP

 

 

 

 

1

Protection of Presentation Element

 

 

 

6

 

Digital Item

 

 

 

 

1

Presentation of Digital Item

 

 

 

7

 

Transport and File formats

 11518

 AHG on MPEG File Formats

   

1

File formats    

 

 

2

SAOC transport

 

 

 

 

3

MVC operation point descriptor

 

 

 

 

4

Carriage of JPEG 2000 in MPEG-2 Systems

 

 

 

 

5

Sub-track selection & switching

 

 

   

6

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP 11524 AHG on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP

 

 

7

MPEG Media Transport

 11549

 AHG on MPEG Media Transport (MMT)

 

8

 

Multimedia architecture

 

 

 

 

1

SC3DMC for 3DGCM

 

 

 

 

2

Architecture and Technologies

 

 

 

 

3

MXM API

 

 

 

 

4

Elementary Services

 11521

 AHG on Advanced IPTV Terminal

 

 

5

Service Aggregation

 11521

 AHG on Advanced IPTV Terminal

 

9

 

Application formats

 

 

 

 

1

Stereoscopic Video AF composition type

 11519

 AHG on Application Format

 

10

 

Reference implementation

 

 

 

 

1

SC3DMC Reference Software

 

 

 

 

2

Scalable Complexity 3D Mesh Coding in 3DG Compression Model Reference Software

 

 

 

 

3

Video Signature Tools Reference Software

 

 

 

 

4

Stereoscopic video AF Reference Software

 

 

 

 

5

Interactive Music AF Reference Software

 

 

 

 

6

Video Tool Library Reference Software

 

 

 

 

7

MXM and AIT Reference Software

 

 

 

 

8

MPEG Rich Media UI Reference Software

 

 

 

 

9

Media Context and Control ィC Reference Software

 

 

 

11

 

Conformance

 

 

 

 

1

MPEG-4 Audio Conformance

 

 

 

 

2

3DG Conformance

 

 

 

 

3

Scalable Complexity 3DMC Conformance

 

 

 

 

4

3D Graphics Compression Model Conformance

 

 

 

 

5

Video Signature Tools Conformance

 

 

 

 

6

Stereoscopic video AF Conformance

 

 

 

 

7

Interactive Music AF Conformance

 

 

 

 

8

Video Tool Library Conformance

 

 

 

 

9

MXM and AIT Conformance

 

 

 

 

10

MPEG Rich Media UI Conformance

 

 

 

 

11

Media Context and Control ィC Conformance

 

 

 

12

 

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

1

Systems coding standards

 

 

 

 

2

Video coding standards

 11483

 AHG on Maintenance of MPEG-4 Visual related Documents, Reference Software and Conformance

 

 

3

Audio coding standards

 11515

 AHG on Audio Standards Maintenance

 

 

4

3DG coding standards

 11488

 AHG on 3DG documents, software maintenance and core experiments

 

 

5

Systems description coding standards

 

 

 

 

6

Visual description coding standards

 

 

 

 

7

Audio description coding standards

 

 

 

 

8

MPEG-21 standards

 

 

 

 

9

MPEG-A standards

 

 

9

 

 

Organisation of this meeting

 

 

 

1

 

Tasks for subgroups

 

 

 

2

 

Joint meetings

 

 

10

 

 

WG management

 

 

 

1

 

Terms of reference

 

 

 

2

 

Officers

 

 

 

3

 

Editors

 

 

 

4

 

Liaisons

 

 

 

5

 

Responses to National Bodies

 

 

 

6

 

Work item assignment

 

 

 

7

 

Ad hoc groups

 

 

 

8

 

Asset management

 

 

 

 

1

Reference software

 

 

 

 

2

Conformance

 

 

 

 

3

Test material

 

 

 

 

4

URI

 

 

 

9

 

IPR management

 

 

 

10

 

Work plan and time line

 

 

11

 

 

Administrative matters

 

 

 

 

1

Schedule of future MPEG meetings

 

 

 

 

2

Promotional activities

 

 

12

 

 

Resolutions of this meeting

 

 

13

 

 

A.O.B.

 

 

14

 

 

Closing

 

 

 

Logistic Information

The MPEG meeting is hosted by the GZ NELVT Research&Industrialization Center of Peking University.

All meetings will take place in the Oriental International Convention Hotel.

Important information and web page updates will be announced in the news section.

We wish you a successful meeting and an enjoyable stay in Guangzhou!

Meeting news

http://www.avslab.org/news/mpeg/2010/7/10712135877966.html

Registration details

On this site you find information on the registration for the MPEG meeting.

Registration fees

Conference Advance registration until 2010-09-07 Regular rate from 2010-09-07
MPEG 94 4500 CNY 4800 CNY

Cancellation penalties:

• 500RMB before 2010-09-19
• 50% before 2010-10-04
• from and after 2010-10-04 no refund

Facilities fee includes: 

• 5 days meeting rooms and A/V equipment. 
• Wireless access to Internet. 
• Coffee breaks (twice a day) and lunches.
Dinners are not included in the fees.

Registration

Please make your registration here (click)
For questions regarding payment please contact
Professor Liang Fan.

Invitation Letter

http://www.avslab.org/news/mpeg/2010/7/10712135877920.html

General information

MPEG

The 94th MPEG meeting will be held from Monday 11 to Friday 15 Oct. 2010.

Postal Address of the Meeting Location

Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center·Oriental International Convention Hotel
Address: No. 1039-1045 Bai Yun South Road
Telephone: +86-020-88800888
Home page:
http://www.gzbicc.com/english

Visa Information

http://www.avslab.org/news/mpeg/2010/7/10712135877920.html

Contact:

Registration/Transport: Professor Liang Fan

Venue

Logistic Information

The meeting takes place in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center•Oriental International Convention Hotel:

Address:

No. 1039-1045 Bai Yun South Road

Flight Connection

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, People's Republic of China. Both airport codes were inherited from the previous Guangzhou airport, and the IATA code reflects Guangzhou's former romanization Canton. A new metro station located under the existing airport terminal building, named Airport South, is under construction. The station is part of the Line 3 northern extension project which will link the airport to the city. The new line is due to be completed before the 16th Asian Games when travelling time between the airport and the city centre will be reduced to about half an hour.

Weather in October

Autumn is a good time to visit Guangzhou. Though it¨s autumn, the average temperature is still 30<C. And you should always be prepared for a little rain.

Hotels

Hotel Reservation

Here will have at least two commercial hotels to supply: the Oriental International Convention Hotel(click to download the Reservatino Confirmation form) and the Oriental Resort(click to download the Reservatino Confirmation form).To reserve a room at Oriental International Convention Hotel, please download the Reservatino Confirmation form and remark your registration NO .,then email the form to rsvn@gzbicc.com. The registration NO. will be given when your registration is confirmed. To reserve a room at Oriental Resort, please download the Reservation Confirmation form, and then email the form which you should remark your registration NO. to mqj@263.net.

Update on hotel room reservations, please click http://www.avslab.org/news/mpeg/2010/7/107121134283918.html

1.Welcome to Oriental International Convention Hotel

Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center is the largest comprehensive international convention center with most advanced establishment and perfect supporting facilities in South China, which integrates five-star standard hotel, convention center, exhibition center and theatre center, managed by DongFang Hotel Group, the most historical five-star hotel management group in China. The venue is located in the core area of Baiyun New District, which is the modern ecologic commercial and culture center besides Baiyun Mountain. The hotel is the best choice for the highest government and business functions with the 1086 best Mountain View guestrooms and ingenuity building in South China. It is distance to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport for 25 minutes by Taxi and distance to China Import & Export Trade Fair for 20 minutes by Taxi; it is also the appointed host hotel of China Import & Export Trade Fair and the 16th Asian Games.

art'otel 

The form below lists out the special discount rates for participants to the meeting. Because Oct.14th to Nov.5th is Import & Export Trade Fair, the price will be higher; we get a room package for the meeting:

From Oct.6th to Oct.9th (per day):

Room type Rack Rate Web Reservation Meeting Rate Bed Free service Basic Facilities
Deluxe Room 998 680 650 Double Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool etc.
Single room inclusive one breakfast, double room inclusive two breakfast, Extra breakfast is at ¥50CNY per person
bathroom, central air conditioner, broadband internet access(free), wired and satellite TV, etc. free charge for breakfast, Free IDD to 31 countries and regions and DDD
Suite 1666 1300 1290 Single Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool etc.
inclusive breakfast, Flowers ,Fruits

Because the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center will carry on government conference reception from Oct.7 th to Oct.9 th , there will be 15 Deluxe Rooms, 2 Suites only at that time.

From Oct.10th to Oct.15th (total):

Room type

Rack Rate

Web Reservation

Meeting Rate

Bed

Free service

Basic Facilities

Superior Room

6642

 

4700

Single

Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool etc.
Single room inclusive one breakfast, double room inclusive two breakfast, Extra breakfast is at ¥50CNY per person

bathroom, central air conditioner, broadband internet access(free), wired and satellite TV, etc. free charge for breakfast, Free IDD to 31 countries and regions and DDD

6642

 

4900

Double

Deluxe Room

8132

 

5300

Double

Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool etc.
Single room inclusive one breakfast, double room inclusive two breakfast, Extra breakfast is at ¥50CNY per person from 10th to 13th ,¥125CNY per person from 14th to 15th .

Suite

12138

 

8920

Single

Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool etc.
inclusive breakfast, Flowers ,Fruits

Presidential Suite

93060

 

73600

Single

Gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, kitchen, etc.
inclusive breakfast, Flowers ,Fruits

Address and Transportation 
Address: No. 1039-1045 Bai Yun South Road 
Telephone: +86-020-88800888
Home page: 
http://www.gzbicc.com/english

From the venue to main stations (by taxi)
Starting station Arriving station Distance Time
Guangzhou Baiyun International Conventions Center Guangzhou Train Station About 8.5km About 9 minutes
Guangzhou East Train Station About 11.3km About 30 minutes
Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall About 9km About 13 minutes
Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair Liuhua Complex About 7.7km About 11 minutes
Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex About 16.3km About 37 minutes
New Baiyun International Airport About 23 minutes by airport express


2.Welcome to Guangzhou Oriental Resort

Guangzhou Oriental Resort occupy and draw near and depend on the foot of a mountain of white cloud pregnant with beauty and productive of talent, face Daikin lakeside near, is the garden type noble recreation, meeting, commercial affair, travel, vacationland, it is the reception base of the municipal Party committee and government of Guangzhou at the same time. Been covered with the veil with indistinct one floor all the time because it has strong political complexion, praised as the mysterious " fishing platform of the southern part of the country ". The cuisine relies mainly on " Guangdong Cuisine " in the traditional south of the Five Ridges, can make arrangements for different scale, high-grade feast, elegant and poised suitable various commercial affairs and social banquets. The Western food restaurant is set up refinedly, offer the exquisite European, American Western-style food.

Special room rate for the meeting (156 rooms totally)

Room type Rack Rate Web Reservation Meeting Rate Number of rooms Free service Basic Facilities
tandard Single/Double Room 1730 450 450 104 inclusive breakfast , broadband internet access(free),  refrigerator, safe deposit box, scale,hot water and swift service centre serves in 24 hours Western food restaurant, dancing hall of Karaoka disc, small-scale cinema, indoor thermostatical swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, table tennis room, convenience store, etc, every place is furnished with the request system of the video
Deluxe Single/Double Room 3900 1500 550 52

 

For Oct.14th-Oct.15th, which is the Annual Trade Expo, the price is TBD. For delegates who like this one for whole week, please notice the price information on the meeting website.

Transportation

From the venue to main stations (by taxi)

Starting station Arriving station Distance Time
Guangzhou Baiyun International Conventions Center and Guangzhou Oriental Resort Guangzhou Train Station About 8.5km About 9 minutes
Guangzhou East Train Station About 11.3km About 30 minutes
Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall About 9km About 13 minutes
Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair Liuhua Complex About 7.7km About 11 minutes
Chinese Import and Export Commodities Fair Pazhou Complex About 16.3km About 37 minutes
New Baiyun International Airport About 23 minutes by airport express
Guangzhou Ocean Hotel Guangzhou city center(Beijing Road or T-Mall) About 4 km About 15 minutes
New Baiyun International Airport About 28 km About 45 minutes
Nearest subway station!Taojin Station on Line 5 (Exit A) About 450m eastward About 5 minutes


More hotel information:http://www.avslab.org/news/mpeg/2010/7/107121134283918.html

Frequently asked questions

Money

The local currency is the CNY. For current exchange rates you may see Oanda. Major Credit Cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted within public buildings and is not permitted at all on public transport, including domestic air flights.

 

Shopping hours

Most shopping centres are open from 10am to 10pm Monday through Sunday.

 

Banking hours

The banks are open at least from 9:00am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Guangzhou¨s transportation

By plane

The New Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG, [1]) is a major hub in Southern China, second only to Hong Kong. The airport is the base of China Southern Airlines [2] and has not only an extensive range of domestic flights, but some intercontinental connections, including Lufthansa to Frankfurt, Air France to Paris, China Southern to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney. Also Thai Airways flies to Bangkok and AirAsia [3] flies to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur while Singapore Airlines flies to Singapore. Other direct international destinations include Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Jakarta, Manila, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Doha, Denpasar, Dubai, Khabarovsk, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, Yangon, Vientiane, Siem Reap, Delhi, Cebu, Jeju, Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Kathmandu, Male, Phuket, Kota Kinabalu, Phnom Penh, Saipan, Dhaka and Tuguegarao City
The airport is 28 km north from downtown Guangzhou, and should not be confused with the former Baiyun Airport which was closed in 2004. A metro line to the airport is under construction but won't be ready until 2010. In the meantime, taxi is the fastest option. See the airport fare table
[4] for approximate fare cost. A taxi ride to downtown should cost no more than ¥120, inclusive of a ¥15 toll fee. As of 2009, there is a ¥1 fuel surcharge that is not shown on the fare meter.
Alternatively, 9 Airport Express bus lines are available to take you to major destinations in Guangzhou. Line 1 (¥16) departs every 15 minutes from 7 AM until the last flight and takes 45 minutes to reach the train station and Central Hotel. The ticket prices range from ¥10 to ¥36. Lines 1 to 6 are traveling within the metropolitan area, while lines 7-9 go to outer districts. There are also direct Airport Express buses to some cities in the vicinity, including
Zhuhai and other cities in the Pearl River Delta.
Do not accept solicitations for rides to the city. Those are illegally operated and use unmarked vehicles. They may cost more than taxis since many travelers do not know the cost of airport transportations.

For many travelers, especially those arriving from outside Asia, flying to Hong Kong International Airport [5] (IATA: HKG; ICAO: VHHH) may be cheaper. From there, cross-boundary coach service to Guangzhou (and many other cities in Guangdong) is provided by three companies: China Travel Service, Trans-Island Chinalink and Eternal East. Fares range from HK$220-250 one way.

By train


Hong Kong - Guangzhou through train timetable

Train no.

Hung Hom
(departure)

GZ East
(arrival)

T812*

07:25

09:20

T824*

08:18

10:09

T820*

09:24

11:19

T804*

10:42

12:37

T808

11:28

13:23

T814

12:14

14:09

T826*

13:10

15:01

T818*

14:47

16:42

T810*

16:35

18:29

T828*

17:50

19:41

T816*

18:35

20:30

T802*

19:24

21:19

Effective from May 2010
* denotes a stop-over in Dongguan (Changping station)

Trains cover the 182 kilometers from Hong Kong in about two hours (including a stop at Dongguan). Through Trains to Guangzhou depart from Hong Kong at Hung Hom railway station in Kowloon and arrive in Guangzhou at the East station in Tian He district. Trains operating on this service are operated by China Rail and the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR). Since the merger of the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) and the MTR, Hung Hom station and Hong Kong ticket sales are controlled by the MTR [6].
It is cheaper to take the high speed train (200 km/h) from Shenzhen to Guangzhou. Shenzhen is right across the border from Hong Kong and thousands of people walk over the bridge between the two every day. China High Speed train tickets are numbered D8## and can be bought from ticket counters or machines.
A project is underway to link the entire Pearl River Delta area with high speed (200+ km/h) train network. The
Zhuhai-Guangzhou section is due to open in 2008, and the journey will take just 56 minutes. Shenzhen is already connected. This is part of a nation-wide high-speed network that is under construction. Eventually, this will allow a 7-hour Guangzhou-Beijing ride.
There is also a high-speed train service that connects Guangzhou to Wuhan via Changsha and various other cities. It takes only slightly over 3 hours for a journey to Wuhan, nearly 1000 km away. This train holds the current world record for commercial train services in term of average speed.
It is possible to book a train ticket from Guangzhou to
Lhasa, Tibet. The 4,980 km journey takes 54h39m and runs every other day. A sleeper costs ¥869 and up. The last stretch is on the new (2006) Qinghai-Tibet railway; for discussion see Overland to Tibet.
Bear in mind there are two major train stations in Guangzhou. The Guangzhou East Station services routes to Hong Kong. The Guangzhou Station is one of the biggest in the country and services routes that go all the way to
Harbin. Countless travellers have gone to the wrong station and missed their scheduled trips, so be sure of your departing station, which is specified on the ticket. Metro line 1 ends at Guangzhou East Station, and line 2 has a stop at the Guangzhou Station.
Note that there is little English signage at the train stations, and staff may not understand English well enough (except at the Guangzhou-Kowloon counter) - bring a phrasebook or a Chinese friend if you're planning on traveling deeper into China.

By bus

Coach services are available to bring passengers from Hong Kong International Airport to several locations in Guangzhou. Among the destinations are recognizable landmarks like Jinan University on Huang Pu Da Dao, Garden Hotel and China Hotel (see hotel section). The trip takes about 3+ hours and costs 250 HKD. There are also cross border bus terminals throughout Hong Kong. One of the Stations is at Austin Road and Canton Road near Kowloon Park. A one way ticket costs about 100 HKD.
Domestically, it is possible to hop on a bus from any corner of Guangdong province and get to Guangzhou. There are also many options from nearby provinces like
Guangxi, Hubei and Fujian. The main stations are the Provincial Station, Tianhe Dasha Station, Liuhua Station and Yuexiu Nan Station.

By boat

There is a frequent ferry and hovercraft service from Hong Kong, Macau, and Haikou (Hainan Island) at the Zhoutouzui Ferry Pier. There are boats from other mainland cities, such as Xiamen, Shanghai, and Qingdao at the Dashatou Pier.
New Nansha Pier is now open with 6 lines daily traveling between Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The trip takes 75 minutes (¥116-230). However, Nansha is very far from the city center, although there is a bus servicde available from the White Swan Hotel, running three times a day. Location Nansha Port: 1.6km South from Humen Bridge, Nansha District, Guangzhou. Passengers can take a bus from the White Swan Hotel to the doc. There are 3 runs a day. Nansha can also be reached by taking the metro to the Panyu station and then hopping onto a bus or mototaxi. If you plan on exercising this adventurous option, it is advisable to have instructions written in Chinese for you in advance, as many of the motorbike riders do not speak English.
Schedule:

Nansha to Hongkong: 09:30  11:00  12:00  15:00  16:00  17:30 Hongkong to Nansha: 08:00  08:20  09:00  13:00  14:00  15:30 Tickets: Economy ¥116.00, Business ¥170.00, VIP ¥230.00