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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Report
TITLE Meeting Report, the Tenth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Meeting, 1997-03-17/21, Dijon, France [JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 N 529]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1
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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 N529

Date: 1997-03-21



ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1

(ITU-T SG8)

Coding of Still Pictures

JBIG JPEG

Joint Bi-level Image Joint Photographic
Experts Group Experts Group

TITLE:Draft Meeting Report, the Tenth Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC29/WG1, 1997-03-17/21, Dijon, France
SOURCE:Daniel T. Lee - WG1 Convener
Fumitaka Ono - JBIG Rapporteur
PROJECT:JPEG, JBIG
STATUS:Draft Meeting Report
REQUESTED ACTION:For review and approval at 11th Meeting, Sapporo, Japan, 1997/07/07-11
DISTRIBUTION:WG1 and SC29 Secretariat

Contact:

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Convener - Dr. Daniel T. Lee
Hewlett-Packard Company, 11000 Wolfe Road, MS-42U0, Cupertino, California 95014, USA
Tel: +1 408 4447 4160, Fax: +1 408 447 2842, E-mail: Daniel_Lee@hp.com


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 N529

Date: 1997 March 21

TITLE: Draft Meeting Report, the Tenth Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/ WG1, 1997-03-17/21, Dijon, France
SOURCE:Daniel T. Lee - WG1 Convener
Fumitaka Ono - JBIG Rapporteur

1. Opening of the Meeting

The 10th Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 meeting was opened at 9:30am, Monday, March 17, 1997 at the Palais des Congres de Dijon, Dijon, France.The meeting was hosted and organized by Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR). The French National Body who hosted the meeting was led by Jean Barda (HOD), Jean-Michel Borde, Claude Rollin, Frederic Gilbert, Maryline Charrier and Felix Henry.

1.1 Roll call

Attendance was taken. Forty three delegates representing 14 countries participated in the meeting. The list of participants is given in Annex 1.

2. Approval of Agenda

The meeting agenda (N481) was approved without revision. See Annex 2.

3. Organisation of this meeting

3. 1 Registration and allocation of contributions

The document register (N515R), is attached as Annex 3.

3.2 Meeting time allocation

The meeting time allocation was approved.

3.3 Nomination of Drafting Committee

A Drafting Committee for resolution drafting was formed. The following experts accepted the nomination to be members of the committee: Mr. Martin Boliek (USA)- Chair, Mr. Jean BARDA (France), Dr. Faouzi Kossentini (Canada) and Mr. Ikuro Ueno (Japan).

4. Reports of the previous meeting and the interim period

4.1 Appoval of Palo Alto Meeting Report

The Palo Alto meeting report (9th WG1 meeting) was approved (N480R).

5. Liaisons and correspondences

5.1 Liaisons from SC29

The summary of voting on NP: JPEG2000 Image Coding System was reviewed (N483). Disposition of comments report was generated (N504) and was approved by WG1 (N503, Res. 10).

5.2 Liaisons from ITU

Liaison from ITU-T Study Group 8 (N484,N485,N486) was reviewed. No return liaison was generated as the incoming liaisons were for comments and information only.

5.3 Call for meeting notice for 11th WG1 Sapporo Meeting

Call for meeting notice (N488) for the 11th WG1 meeting in Sapporo, Japan, July 7-11, was presented by Dr. Ono, Japan NB HOD and JBIG Rapporteur.

5.4 ISO Certificates request to SC29

In appreciation to the contributions made by the French National Body to the promotion of JPEG Part 3, as resolution was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 33) requesting SC29 to request ISO to issue ISO certificates to the French National Body members, in particular, to Mr. Jean Barda, Mr. Claude Rollin, and Mr. Jean-Michel Borde representing AFNOR.

5.5 Liaison to WIPO

A request for establishing formal liaison between WG1 and SC29 with WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) was made by French NB (Mr. Claude Rollin) and was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 19). Mr. Claude Rollin (France) is appointed as liaison to WIPO. A statement on the motivation for establishing such liaison is found in N526.

5.6 Liaison to WG11

WG1 has noticed that (1) WG11 is considering a static texture coding tool that is essentially used for SNHC, and (2) the same tool is now part of the video VM as a still image coding mode to be used for the purpose of coding static objects. A resolution (N503, Res. 14) was passed by WG1 WG1 requesting that WG11 reconsiders the wording of its standardized tools to prevent users from confusing the purposes and the applications. WG1 also invites a WG11 expert to present this technology at the WG1 Sapporo meeting, July 97.

5.7 Other correspondence

A letter from FlashPix Advisory Council (N487) proposing the adoption of JPEG-LS standard into FlashPix Image File Format was reviewed. A letter from IBM Corporation (N494) offering free patent license for JBIG2 use of Q-coder or Q15-coder was presented by Dr. Ron Arps (USA). A letter from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (N502) stating Mitsubishi's IPR position on JPEG-LS baseline mode was presented by Dr. Fumitaka Ono (Japan).

6. Project JTC 1.29.04.03 (JPEG Part 3, Extensions)

6.1 Report on final publication of ISO/IEC 10918-3

As of the meeting date, there was still no news concerning the status of final publication of JPEG Part 3. A resolution was passed (N503, Res. 18) by WG1 expressing the concern and urgency of the delay in the publication of ISO/IEC 10918-3 (ITU-T Rec. T.84).

6.2 Report on promotional activities on SPIFF

A report on the promotional activities on SPIFF (N508) was presented by Mr. Jen Barda (France). It was pointed out in the report that if no action is made to get an immediate publication of the JPEG Part 3 standard, all the promotional work done so far will be stopped and the results will be lost.

6.3 Proposed amendment to 10918-3

A proposal was made at the meeting to initiate a proposed amendment to JPEG Part 3 to synchronize with the registration process proposed JPEG Part 4. The work will be continued at the next WG1 meeting in Sapporo. Richard Clark (UK) has started on a draft PADM.

7. Project JTC 1.29.04.12 (14495-Lossless Compression of Continuous-tone Still Pictures)

7.1 Final results of Palo Alto meeting

Progress from the 9th WG1 meeting in Palo Alto was reviewed.

7.2 Report on results after Palo Alto meeting

The following documents on progress since Palo Alto meeting were presented:

N482R is on news options in radix-255 arithmetic coder and an accompanying diskette was distributed. The author (Don Speck) was not able to attend the meeting to present the contribution. N489 is on comparison of probability interval subdivision between A-MELC and CJ-coder, presente by Mr. Ikuro Ueno (Japan). N512 is on encoding process example for JPEG-LS by Dr. Nasir Memon (USA), who was not able to attend the meeting.

7.3 Editing committee on Committee Draft

The JPEG-LS Editing Committee: Mr. Richard Clark and Dr. Marcelo Weinberger (co-editors), and Dr. Ahron Gill (Israel) worked on the JPEG-LS CD 14495 (N522). Which was approved by WG1 (N503, Res. 4). A copy of CD 14495 was given to SC29 Secretariat on March 21 to start letter balloting process.

7.4 Patent Issues

The following resolutions were passed by WG1 concerning IPR issues with respect to JPEG-LS.
N503, Res. 6 is an appreciation to all the companies involved with JPEG-LS baseline mode for their statements regarding Intellectual Property policies. It is the understanding of WG1 that all companies will offer, in a non-discriminating way, the appropriate Intellectual Property rights free of all royalty or license fees to all parties.N503, Res. 24 is an appreciation to the generous grants of royalty free and license fee free patent licenses required for JPEG-LS by the companies involved. N503, Res. 25 is an apprecation to all members who have worked hard to enable the grants of royalty free and license fee free patent license, specifically, to the WG1 Convener (Hewlett-Packard Company) and Dr. Fumitaka Ono (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation).

N503, Res. 26 is an appreciation to Hewlett-Packard Company for their offer to grant royalty free and license fee free use of a number of their patents in connection with the JPEG-LS standard and also requesting the granting of licenses by on-line process.

N503, Res. 27 is an appreciation to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for their offer to grant royalty free and license fee free use of a number of their patents in connection with the JPEG-LS standard and also requesting the granting of licenses by on-line process.

7.5 Plan for further developmentA report by the JPEG-LS ad hoc group was generated (N523, attached as Annex 4) and was passed by WG1. A schedule was agreed to proceed with the JPEG-LS extensions with a Working Draft scheduled for November, 1997. A resolution was also passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 5) to request SC29 for partitioning the JPEG-LS project into two parts: Part 1 for baseline and Part 2 for extensions.

8. Project JTC 1.29.10 (Lossy/Lossless Coding of Bi-Level Images)

The JBIG Meeting Report by the JBIG Rapporteur, Dr. Ono, is contained in N527 (attached as Annex 5).

9. Project JTC 1.29.04.04 (10918-4) JPEG Part 4: Registration Procedure for JPEG Profile, APPn Marker, and SPIFF Profile ID

9.1 Report on results from Palo Alto meeting

The letter ballot for DIS 10918-4 has started with the April 27, 1997 the closing date. Two documents concerning important comments and re-positioning of the DIS were presented: N490 is from USNB, presented by Dr. James Kasner, and N506, presented by Mr. Jean Barda.

9.2 Disposition of comments on DIS

N490 refers to editorial changes to the DIS. N506 proposes to make modifications to the DIS. An ad hoc group was appointed to consider the reworking of the DIS: Mr. Jean Barda (France)-Chair, Dr. James Kasner (USA), Mr. Bernarie Brower (USA), Mr. Danny Rajan (USA), Mr. Valentine Szwarc (USA), and Dr. Aharon Gill (Israel). A report by the ad hoc group was generated (N519, attached as Annex 6) and was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 7).

A related contribution (N510) by French NB on the concept of license plate registration applied to copyrights of images was presented by Mr. Jean Barda.

9.3 Plan for further developmentBased on the report from the ad hoc group (N519) a resolution was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 7) to request SC29 for authorization in starting a second DIS ballot, upon receipt of the results of the current DIS ballot, after the WG1 Sapporo meeting in Jul 97 or the WG1 Sydney meeting in Nov 97. Another resoluton (N503, Res. 8) to appoint Dr. Jim Kasner (USA) as the new editor for this activity replacing Mr. Ken Whitson (USA). Lastly, a resolution (N503, Res. 9) was passed to appoint a new ad-hoc group, chaired by Dr. Jim Kasner (USA) and including Mr. S. Danny Rajan (USA), Mr. Jean Barda (France), Mr. Claude Rollin (France), Mr. Bernard Brower (USA), Mr. Aharon Gill (Israel), Mr. Valentine Szwarc (USA). This group is charged with editing the DIS 10918-4.

10. Project JTC 1.29.9 Compression of Multiple-Component Still Pictures

10.1 Report on results from Palo Alto meeting
Results from Palo Alto meeting was reviewed by Multiple-Component ad hoc group chairman, Mr. Bernie Brower (USA).

10.2 Presentation of proposals

No new proposals were received.

10.3 Discussion on convergence of proposals

The ad hoc group continued its work and a report was generated (N525, attached as Annex 7) and was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 12).

10.4 Working Draft discussion

An ad hoc group has been formed to take document N444 to a working draft by the July meeting.

10.5 Plan for further development

An action item for the ad hoc group is to have convergence on the working draft and have tests of the algorithm by the WG1 Sapporo meeting in July. The schedule for future development is set as:
July 97report on evaluation, development of Working Draft Standard,
November 97development of Committee Draft Standard,
March 98development of Draft International Standard,
July 98finalization of International Standard.

10.6 Patent Issues

No discussion was conducted on this issue.

11. Proposal for New Work Item - Call for Proposal JPEG 2000

11.1 Report on results from Palo Alto meeting

Summary of voting on NP JPEG2000 from JTC1 was reviewed (N483).

11.2 Disposition of comments on NP proposal

Disposition of comments was generated (N504) and passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 10).

11.3 Formation of Ad Hoc Groups for JPEG2000

The following documents were presented concerning JPEG2000: N491, N501, N507. N491 was presented by Mr. Frederic Gilbert (France) on a toolbox architecture for JPEG 2000. N501 was presented by Dr. Touradj Ebrahimi (Switzerland) on comparision between JPEG and MPEG-4 for still image compression.N507 was a proposal from French NB, Mr. Jean Barda, for WG1 to establish an ad hoc group on work relating to MPEG-7. A resolution to establish such an ad hoc group was approved by WG1 (N503, Res. 15).

The Call for Contribution for JPEG2000 (N505) was issued and passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 11). The drafting of N505 which was based on N390R and N461 was led by Dr. Scott Foshee (USA) and a resolution showing WG1's appreciation for this effort was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 31).

As WG12 is anticipating an active and positive role in the development and standardization of the JAVA programming language and in view of the possibility that JAVA will have implications in the development of the JPEG-2000 coding standard, a resolution was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 16) to establish liaison with WG12 in this area to explore the possibility of a common approach to the use of JAVA within the respective working groups. The WG1 Convener is appointed to this responsibility.

As Sun Microsystems, Inc. has approached JTC1 with a view to standardizing the JAVA programming language, a resolution was passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 17) to requests that SC29 establish a liaison on their behalf with the appropriate SCs and working groups when this project is allocated by JTC1. The WG1 Convener is appointed to this responsibility.

11.4 Plan for further development

The near term schedule is set as follows:
Submission of architectural frameworks before 30 June 1997
Presentation of architectural frameworks 7-11 July 97, Sapporo, Japan
Submission of algorithms before 30 September 1997
Presentation of algorithms 10-14 November 1997, Sydney, Australia
The detailed schedule can be found in the JPEG2000 Call for Contribution N505.

12. Report on Internet administration

12.1 WG1 Web-site

Mr. Richard Clark (UK), WG1 webmaster, reported on the status of WG1 web-site which will be in operation after this meeting. The URL is http://www.disc.org.uk/.jpeg .

12.2 Report from WG1 webmaster

The issues with the WG1 web-site was discussed at the JPEG plenary meeting on Wednesday, March 19 and a report was generated (N528, attached as Annex 8).WG1 approves in a resolution (N503, Res. 21) to start collecting a fee of USD50 per attendee per meeting to fund the expenses of maintaining the WG1 web site. Mr. Richard Clark (UK), WG1 Webmaster, is appointed as the treasurer.Prof. William Pearlman of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) has kindly offered to set up an e-mail reflector at his university to facilitate the work of WG1.

13. Identify hosts and specify dates for future meetings

The meeting schedules for future WG1 meeting were passed by WG1 (N503, Res. 18):
19977-11 JulySapporo, Japan (JPEG only)
199711-15 AugustVancouver, Canada (JBIG only)
199710-14 NovemberSydney, Australia (co-located with SC29)
199823-27 MarchItaly
19986-10 JulyDenmark
19982-6 NovemberTucson, USA
1999MarchKorea
1999JulyCanada
1999NovemberNetherlands
2000MarchRochester, New York, USA

14. Resolutions

The meeting resolutions are contained in document N503, attached as Annex 9.

15. Closing of the meeting

The meeting was closed at 12:30pm on Friday, 1997 March 21. WG1 expressed its sincere thanks and appreciation to the Association Francaise de Normalisation (AFNOR) for sponsoring and organizing the meeting and to Canon France S. A. for providing copying facilities for the meeting.


Annex 1
Attendance List

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 10th Meeting, Dijon, France

CountryLast name First NameAffiliation E-mail
1AustraliaZhang XingAustralian Motorola Research Center A12077@email.mot.com
2CanadaKossentini FaouziUniversity of British Columbia faouzi@ee.ubc.ca
3DenmarkForchhammer SorenTechnical University of Denmark sf@tele.dtu.dk
4FranceBarda JeanAVELEM100432.2231@compuserve.com
5FranceBorde Jean-MichelAFNOREDWIGE@compuserve.com
6FranceCharrier MarylineCanon Research Centre France mcharrier@crf.canon.fr
7FranceGilbert FredericAlcatel Research Centre France gilbert@aar.alcatel-alsthom.fr
8FranceHenry FelixCanon Research Centre France henry@crf.canon.fr
9FranceRollin ClaudeSCAM-AFNOR100776.233@compuserve.com
10IsraelGill AharonZoran Microelectronics Ltd. aharon@zoran.co.il
11ItalyDi Giura MaddalenaSGS-Thomson Microelectronics maddalena.di-giura@st.com
12JapanKajiwara HiroshiCanon Inc.kaji@cts.canon.co.jp
13JapanOno FumitakaMitsubishi Electric Corp. ono@pif.isl.melco.co.jp
14JapanUeno IkuroMitsubishi Electric Corp. ikuro@pif.isl.melco.co.jp
15KoreaJeong Dae-GwonHankuk Aviation University dgjeong@hanul.hangkong.ac.kr
16KoreaKo Hyung HwaKwang Woon University hhkoh@daisy.kwangwoon.ac.kr
17NetherlandsKalker TonPhilips Research kalker@natlab.research.philips.com
18NorwayFuldseth ArildSINTEF Telecom and Informatics Arild.Fuldseth@informatics.sintef.no
19NorwayRamstad TorNorwegian Univ. of Science & Technology tor@tele.ntnu.no
20SwedenLi MengxiangEricsson Radio Systems AB Mengxiang.Li@era-t.ericsson.se
21SwitzerlandAyer SergeEPFLSerge.Ager@Lcav.de.epfl.ch
22SwitzerlandEbrahimi TouradjEPFLebrahimi@epfl.ch
23SwitzerlandButtar AlistairMotorolatdes38@email.mot.com
24UKClark RichardElysium Ltd. richard@elysium.demon.co.uk
25USAArps RonIBM Almaden Research Center arps@almaden.ibm.com
26USABoliek MartinRicoh California Research Center boliek@crc.ricoh.com
27USABrower BernieEastman Kodak brower@kodak.com
28USAFoshee ScottBooz Allen Hamilton foshee_scott@bah.com
29USAHoward PaulAT&Tpgh@research.att.com
30USAKasner JamesOptivision, Inc. kasner@optivision.com
31USALee DanielHewlett-Packard Company Daniel_Lee@hp.com
32USALei ShawminSharp Labs of America shawmin@sharplabs.com
33USALeichner TheodoreDelta Information Systems tedl@deltainfo.com
34USALepley MargaretThe MITRE Corporation mlepley@mitre.org
35USAMarcellin MichaelUniversity of Arizona/SAIC marcellin@ece.arizona.edu
36USANier MichaelEastman Kodak nier@kodak.com
37USAPearlman WilliamRensselaer Polytechnic Institute pearlman@rpi.edu
38USARabbani MajidEastman Kodak rabbani@kodak.com
39USARajan S. DannyNational Imagery and Mapping Agency rajan@nima.mil
40USARucklidge WilliamXerox Palo Alto Research Center rucklidge@parc.xerox.com
41USAVaughn ValThe Aerospace Corporation vaughn@aerospace.aero.org
42USAWeinberger MarceloHewlett-Packard Company marcelo@hpl.hp.com
43USASzwarc ValentineLockheed Martin Corporation vszwarc@aol.com


Annex 2
Agenda
1.Open meeting
1.1Roll call
2.Approval of agenda
3.Organisation of this meeting
3.1Registration and allocation of contributions
3.2Finalize meeting time allocation
3.3Nomination of Resolutions Drafting Committee
4.Report on the previous meeting and interim period
4.1Approval of Palo Alto meeting report
5.Liaisons, correspondences, etc.
6.Project JTC 1.29.04.03 (JPEG Part 3)
6.1Report on final publication status of ISO/IEC 10918-3
6.2Report on implementation of SPIFF
7.Project JTC 1.29.12 - JPEG - LS (Lossless Compression of Continuous-tone Still Pictures)
7.1Final results of Palo Alto meeting
7.2Report on results after Palo Alto meeting
7.3Editing committee on Committee Draft
7.4Patent Issues
7.5Plan for further development
8.Project JTC 1.29.10 - JBIG2 (Lossy/Lossless Coding of Bi-level Images)
8.1Final results from Palo Alto meeting
8.2Liaison Matters
8.3Report on results after Palo Alto meeting
8.4Discussion on convergence of proposals
8.5Working Draft discussion
8.6Plan for further development
8.7 Patent issues
8.8resolution of Dijon meeting
9.Project JTC 1.29.04.04 (10918-4) JPEG Part 4: Registration Procedure for JPEG Profile, APPn Marker, and SPIFF Profile ID Marker
9.1Report on results from Palo Alto meeting
9.2Disposition of comments on DIS
9.3Plan for further development
10Project JTC 1.29.9 Compression of Multiple-Component Still Pictures
10.1Report on results from Palo Alto meeting
10.2Presentation of proposals
10.3Discussion on convergence of proposals
10.4Working Draft discussion
10.5Plan for further development
10.6Patent issues
11.Proposed New Work Item - Call for Proposal JPEG 2000
11.1Report on results from Palo Alto meeting
11.2Disposition of comments on NP proposal
11.3Ad Hoc Groups for JPEG 2000
11.4Plan for further development
12.Report on Internet administration
12.1WG1 Web-site
12.2Report from WG1 Webmaster
13.Identify hosts and specify dates for future meetings
14.Resolutions of Dijon meeting
15.Close meeting

Annex 3: WG1 Dijon Meeting Document Register

N47911/96JBIG 9th JBIG Palo Alto Meeting Report
N480R11/96WG1 9th WG1 Palo Alto Meeting Report
N48111/96WG1 10th WG1 Meeting Agenda
N482R03/97Speck New options in radix-255 arithmetic coder
N48303/97JTC1 Summary of voting on ISO/IEC JTC1 NP:JPEG2000 Image Coding System
N48403/97ITU-T SG8 Liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 on status of co-operation in the study period 1997-2000
N48503/97ITU-T SG8 Meeting Report, ITU-T SG8 Question 6 Meeting, 1997-02-04/15, Geneva.
N48603/97ITU-T SG8 Liaison Statement from ITU-T SG8 on APP Marker Registration for ITU-T Rec. T.43
N48703/97FlashPix Advisory Council Proposed adoption of JPEG-LS into FlashPix Image File Format
N48803/97WG1 Convener Calling Notice, 11th Meeting of SC29/WG1 meeting, 1007-07-07/11, Sapporo, Japan
N48903/97Ueno/Ono (Mitsubishi) Comparison of probability interval subdivision between A-MELC and CJ-coder
N49003/97Kasner (USA) Editorial changes to CD 10918-4 from USNB
N49103/97Gilbert (Alcatel) Toolbox architecture for JPEG 2000 Image Coding System
N49203/97Howard (AT&T) Control structure for JBIG-2
N49303/97Howard (AT&T) ELS-Coder and augmented ELS-Coder
N49403/97Arps (IBM) IBM free patent license for JBIG2 use of Q-coder or Q15 coder
N49503/97Arps (IBM) Documents to describe Q-coder and Q15-coder
N49603/97Arps (IBM) Fast residue coder for lossless textual image compression
N49703/97Arps (IBM) Log encoder/decoder system patent extracts
N49803/97Ko (Kwangwoon Univ., Korea) A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by separating connected phonemes in Hangul
N49903/97Ko (Kwangwoon U.) A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by multiscanning
N50003/97Ko (Kwangwoon U.) An algorithm for separating the connected pnonemes of Hangul
N50103/97Menegaz/Ebrahimi (EPFL) Comparison between JPEG and MPEG-4 for still image compression
N50203/97Ono (Mitsubishi) Mitsubishi IPR position on JPEG-LS baseline mode
N50303/97WG1 Resolutions of the 10th WG1 meeting, Dijon, France
N50403/97WG1 Disposition of comments report on the summary of voting of NP: JPEG 2000, JTC1 1.29.14 (15444)
N50503/97WG1 Call for contributions, JPEG 2000, JTC1 1.29.14 (15444)
N50603/97Barda (AFNOR) Revision of JPEG Part 4, 10918-4
N50703/97Barda (AFNOR) Creation of a WG1 AHG on MPEG7
N50803/97Barda (AFNOR) Promotion actions for JPEG Part 3, 10918-3
N50903/97Barda (AFNOR) Social event on Thursday, March 20
N51003/97Barda (AFNOR) License plate concept and application
N51103/97Rucklidge (Xerox) Arithmetic coder evaluations
N51203/97Memon (USA) Detailed encoding process example for JPEG-LS, WD 14495
N51303/97Martins/Forchhammer (Tech. Univ. Denmark) Lossless/lossy compression of bi-level images
N51403/97Martins/Forchhammer

(Tech. Univ. Denmark)

Multiple refinements - progressive coding
N515R03/97WG1 Convener Document register of 10th WG1 meeting, Dijon, France
N51603/97Kossentini (UBC) Image Power proposal for JBIG-2 coding
N51703/97Kossentini (UBC) The use of stripes inJBIG-2
N51803/97Kossentini (UBC) JBIG-2 Profiles
N51903/97Barda (AFNOR) JPEG Part4, 10918-4 Revision AHG report
N52003/97WG1/JBIG JBIG2, WD 14492 (version 0)
N52103/97WG1/JBIG JBIG2 Convergence report
N52203/97WG1 Proposed CD - JPEG-LS, CD 14495
N52303/97JPEG-LS AHG JPEG-LS status report
N52403/97Brower (Kodak) JPEG2000 subjective evaluation, proposed evaluation plan
N52503/97Brower (kodak) Multiple component AHG report
N52603/97Rollin (AFNOR) Benefits for establishing liaison to WIPO
N52703/97JBIG Rapporteur Dijon JBIG Meeting Report
N52803/97Clark (UK) WG1 Webmaster report
N52903/97WG1 Convener 10th WG1 Meeting, Dijon, France, Draft meeting report

Annex 4
JPEG-LS AHG Report

WD14495 on JPEG-LS baseline has been finalized and is ready for CD. The changes with respect to N473g (output of Palo Alto meeting) are the following:

  1. Paragraph and annex on conformance were added. A new test diskette has been distributed, containing new images which can exercise other paths in the algorithm (e.g., sub-sampled images).
  2. New examples were added to the corresponding annex.
  3. All the procedures were translated to standard C language, thus replacing the ad-hoc pseudo-code language previously used.
  4. Some sections and annexes were restructured in order to avoid explanatory text in normative paragraphs.
  5. Some sections from JPEG Part 1 were incorporated in order to guarantee that all the references derived from the adoption of the JPEG header structure (Palo Alto meeting) are indeed part of the document, be it by reference or as an actual part of it.
  6. Editorial changes, etc.

As for JPEG-LS extension, a schedule was agreed in order to advance in the definition of the still open parts of the algorithm, after the decision adopted in the Eibsee meeting regarding adoption of HP's proposal, LOCO-A, as a model building block for the extension. Work on a draft will start no later than the November meeting, and Mitsubishi Electric Co. has gladly accepted to lead the effort in the preparation of this draft with the help of Hewlett-Packard Corp. and Canon Inc. Other contributors to this effort, particularly the CALIC group and the UCSC group are asked to clarify their level of commitment in the experimental work ahead, as well as in the preparation of the WD.


Annex 5
JBIG Meeting Report

Title: Report of SG on JBIG meeting held in Dijon, France

Source: F.ONO (Rapporteur SG on JBIG)

SG on JBIG, JTC1/SC29/WG1 had its meeting in Dijon, France from Mar.17 to 20, 1997. The agenda is contained in Attachment 1. Resolutions of the meeting are contained in Attachment 2. The participant list is contained in Attachment 3. JBIG-2 promotion schedule is contained in Attachment4.

1. Opening the meeting

Dr. Ono, Rapporteur of the SG on JBIG, opened the meeting.

The introduction of the history of recent meetings and the task of this meeting to provide a common understanding of the current status, was skipped as being done in the WG1 Plenary session.

2. Approval of agenda

The proposed agenda was adopted. (See Attachment 1)

3. Document Allocation

Document Allocation is also shown in the agenda. (See Attachment 1)

4. Final result in Palo Alto meeting

Meeting report of Palo Alto meeting (N479) was briefly reviewed. Dr. Ronald Arps pointed out that the discussion related to resolution #4 should be referred to in Section 7, and it was agreed to be reflected in the next chance of revision. Also an error in the E-mail Address of Attachment 3 was corrected.

5. Report on results after Palo Alto meeting

Following new documents were presented in sequence.

N492:Control Structure of JBIG-2 by Dr. Paul Howard.This document treats the whole concept of control structure.

N493:ELS Coder and Augmented ELS Coder by Dr. Paul Howard. This document briefly summarizes ELS Coder and Augmented ELS Coder.

N495:Documents to describe Q-Coder and Q15-Coder by Dr. Ronald Arps. This document summarizes Q-Coder and Q15-Coder.

N496:Fast residue coding for lossless textual image compression by Dr. Ronald Arps.This document describes further consideration of TPR.

N498:A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by separating connected phonemes in HANGUL by Dr. Hyung Hwa Ko and Dr. Dae-Gwon Jeong.

N499:A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by multiscanning by Dr. Hyung Hwa Ko and Dr. Dae-Gwon Jeong.

N500: An algorithm for separating the connected phonemes of HAUGUL TEXT by Dr. Hyung Hwa Ko and Dr. Dae-Gwon Jeong. These three documents describe the improvement of JBIG-2 mainly for HANGUL.

N511:Arithmetic coder evaluation by Dr. William Rucklidge. This document compares the compression efficiency of several arithmetic coders in single context simulation.

N513:Lossless/Lossy compression of bi-level images by Dr. Soren Forchhammer.

N514:Multiple refinements - progressive coding by Dr. Soren Forchhammer.These two documents describe the improvement of proposed lossy/lossless coding scheme primary for half-toned images.

N516:Image Power proposal for JBIG-2 coding by Dr. Faouzi Kossentini.This document describes the improvement of Y position coding of symbols.

N517:The use of stripes in JBIG-2 by Dr. Faouzi Kossentini. This document describes the study on stripe-based coding and non-stripe-based coding.

N518:JBIG-2 profiles by Dr. Faouzi Kossentini. This document describes the possible parameters for defining profiles.

After the presentation of these documents, committee moved to discuss the points in which technical convergence is needed.

6. Discussion of convergence proposals

The floor raised the technical convergence issues. Rapporteur also referred to the convergence report in Eibsee meeting (N394) to remind any other items.

Most of left time was consumed for the discussion of templates. Finally, Dr. R. Arps proposed a new rule of adaptive (shrinkable) templates and the decision whether to adopt or not was left for further study. The discussion items are summarized in WG1N521.

7 Working Draft discussion

No practical discussion was placed for the first Working Draft WG1N520: WD 14492 (version 0), and the new WD target was set on July 15, '97

8. Plan for further development

Rapporteur proposed the ideal (fastest) schedule of the promotion of JBIG-2 standard to IS, which was agreed to the Committee's target plan and was contained in N521 and also attached as Attachment 4 of this meeting report.

9. Patent Issues

N494:IBM Free patent license for JBIG-2 use of Q-Coder and Q15-coder

N497:LOG encoder/decoder system patent excerpts.These two documents were presented by Dr. R. Arps.

Some discussion for the timing of the announcement of intellectual property to be included in the future standard was discussed.

10. Any other Business

Future WG1/JBIG meeting schedule was discussed and most people except from Asia found difficulty to attend both of Sapporo and Sydney meeting. scheduled in sequence. To substitute Sapporo meeting, Dr. F. .Kossentini offered Vancouver, Canada meeting in August and it was approved. The Rapporteur requested whole members to attend both of Vancouver and Sydney meetings.

JBIG meetings are now scheduled as follows.
July 7-11 '97 Sapporo, Japan:WG1 meeting (JBIG meeting is cancelled)
Aug. 11-15, '97 Vancouver, Canada:WG1/JBIG meeting
Nov. 10-14 '97 Sydney, Australia:WG1 meeting (JPEG+JBIG)

11. Resolutions

See Attachment 2.

12. Closing

The floor thanked its host AFNOR, in particular Dr. Jean-Michel for holding the meeting. The meeting was adjourned on March 20.


Attachment 1 : The Dijon JBIG meeting agenda
8.Project JTC 1.29.10 - JBIG2 (Lossy/Lossless Coding of Bi-level Images)
8.1 Final results from Palo Alto meeting
N478 Rev.: Liaison Reply to ITU-T SG8
N479: JBIG Meeting Report in Palo Alto
8.2 Liaison matters
N485:Meeting report of ITU-T SG8 meeting in Feb., 1997
8.3 Report on results after Palo Alto meeting
N492:Control Structure of JBIG-2
N493:ELS Coder and Augmented ELS Coder
N495:Documents to describe Q-Coder and Q15-Coder
N496:Fast residue coding for lossless textual image compression
N498:A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by separating connected honemes in HANGUL
N499:A proposal for the performance improvement of JBIG-2 by multiscanning
N500: An algorithm for separating the connected phonemes of HAUGUL TEXT
N511:Arithmetic coder evaluation
N513:Lossless/Lossy compression of bi-level images
N514:Multiple refinements - progressive coding
N516:Image Power proposal for JBIG-2 coding
N517:The use of stripes in JBIG-2
N518:JBIG-2 profiles
8.4 Discussion on convergence of proposals
N521: JBIG-2 convergence report in Dijon
8.5 Working Draft discussion
N520: WD 14492 (version 0)
8.6 Plan for further development
8.7 Patent issues
N494:IBM Free patent license for JBIG-2 use of Q-Coder and Q15-coder
N497:LOG encoder/decoder system patent excerpts
8.8 Any other business
8.9 Resolutions of the Dijon meeting
8.10 Closing

Attachment 2: Resolutions of SG on JBIG at Dijon meeting

Resolutions of SG on JBIG at Dijon meeting are as following.

Resolution 1: JBIG2 WD (WD14492)

WG1/JBIG resolves to work towards the further refinement of JBIG-2 WD. The WD Committee members nominated are requested to provide the text before July 15, 1997. The efforts will be accelerated via E-mail communication within the JBIG mailing list. WG1/JBIG targets the promotion schedule as appeared in the Dijon Convergence Report WG1N521.

Resolution 2: SG on JBIG meeting at Vancouver, in Aug., 1997

WG1/JBIG resolves to cancel the Sappporo meeting in July, 1997, and to hold a substitute meeting at Vancouver, Canada, starting Aug.11, 1997. WG1/JBIG appreciates the Canadian National Body for the offer of hosting.

Resolution 3: Free Licensing of Adaptive Entropy Coder

WG1/JBIG asks the WG1 Convenor to issue a letter to the patent holders of the adaptive entropy coders below, requesting that they make available royalty-free and flat-fee-free encoders & decoders..

Appreciation 1: Appreciation to Lucent Technologies

WG1/JBIG expresses its thanks and appreciation to Lucent Technologies keeping the licensing condition of JBIG-1 related patents to be the same as what AT&T declared in SC29/WG1 N73, as expressed verbally to the Convenor of JTC 1/SC29/WG1.

Appreciation 2: Appreciation to IBM

WG1/JBIG expresses its thanks and appreciation to IBM for the generous offer of providing Q-Coder and Q-15 Coder as described in N494, as a candidate of JBIG-2 Adaptive Entropy Coder.

Appreciation 3: Appreciation to host

WG1/JBIG expresses sincere thanks to AFNOR and French delegation for being gracious host to the Dijon meeting. WG1/JBIG also appreciates the luxurious social event sponsored by "Museums on Line." In particular WG1/JBIG would like to thank Dr. Jean-Michel Borde, for the excellent organization of the meeting.


Attachment 3:Participant List

SC29/WG1 SG on JBIG Dijon Meeting Participant List Mar.17-21, 1997
Name Affiliation Country E-mail address
Fumitaka Ono Mitsubishi Electric Corp. Japan ono@isl.melco.co.jp
Ronald Arps IBM Corp. U.S.A. arps@almaden.ibm.com
Paul G. Howard AT&T U.S.A. pgh@research.att.com
William Rucklidge Xerox U.S.A. rucklidge@parc.xerox.com
Soren Forchhammer TUD Denmark sf@tele.dtu.dk
Ted Leichner Delta Information Systems U.S.A. tedl@deltainfo.com
Faouzi Kossentini Univ. of British Columbia Canada faouzi@ee.ubc.ca
Hyung Hwa Ko Kwang Woon Univ. Korea hhkoh@daisy.kwangwoon.ac.kr
Dae-Gwon Jeong Hangkuk Aviation Univ. Korea dgjeong@hanul.hangkong.ac.kr


Attachment 4: JBIG-2 promotion schedule

JBIG-2 (14492) Promotion Schedule
Submission of CD Nov. '97
Starting CD Ballot Dec. '97
Closing Ballot Feb. '98
DOCR Mar. '98
Starting Final CD Ballot Mar. '98
Closing Ballot Jul. '98
DOCR Nov. '98
Starting DIS Ballot Dec. '98
Closing Ballot Feb. '99
DOCR Mar. '99
IS Text submission Mar. '99


Annex 6

Report on the WG1 Ad-Hoc Group on 10918-4 DIS

The review of 10918-4 DIS brought comments from the USNB (N490) and from the French NB (N506). While N490 refers to editorial changes, N506 proposes to read back the DIS and restructure it taking into account a number of remarks, as follows :

1- The title is contradictory to the first line ;it is therefore suggested to change the title and have the five parameters present in this new title, Profiles, Tags, colour Spaces, Markers and Compression algorithms.

2- The operation of the Registration Authority needs to be clarified, explaining to the registrants how to make themselves registered to the Registration Authority, then introduce their proposal, using the input masks and conforming to the required input information.

3- An intensive use of Internet technology should be made for interactive processes such as the registration of the registrant identifier when relevant, and the registration of the new proposed parameters.

4- The new edition should take into account the compression algorithm specification, to allow for insertion of JPEG-LS and extension to JPEG 2000.

5- Examples with input masks should be given for every parameter, in the second part of the document

6- The registered data corresponding to new parameters should be made accessible to the general public through the Internet. This would avoid duplication of parameters and give some publicity to the registered ones.

7- The new structure of the document would be in three main parts, one for the core standardization process, one with a detailed description of each parameter registration process and input mask, and the third one with examples, non-normative, given as annexes.

As a conclusion, the AHG decided that the DIS should be rewritten as a WD and presented to the next meeting to be elevated to CD with potential elevation to DIS as of November, going back to ballot as soon as possible. The amendment to 10918-3 would be proposed next week to SC29 where WG1 Convener is requested to explain the particular situation of the previous 10918-4 DIS demoted to WD.

A resolution approving this report would avoid the normal way of rewriting after a general negative vote on DIS.

In the AHG, the following experts took part :

Aharon Gill, Jim Kasner, Bernie Brower, Danny Rajan, Valentine Szwarc and Jean Barda


Annex 7
Multiple Component Ad Hoc Group Report

The adhoc working group was made up of: Dae Gwon Jeong (Korea) dgjeong@hanul.hangkong.ac.kr, Val Vaughn (USA) vaughn@aerospace.aero.org , Bernie Brower (USA) brower@kodak.com, Margaret Lepley (USA), mlepley@mitre.org, and Jim Kasner (USA) kasner@optivision.com.

The adhoc working group has selected several test images to be used in the evaluation of the compression technique. The main action from last meeting, to come to convergence on several minor difference between the proposals was completed by this meeting. An adhoc working groups has been formed to take document N444 to a working draft by the July meeting. We would like to have some test results by the July meeting.
July 97report on evaluation, development of Working Draft Standard,
November 97development of Committee Draft Standard,
March 98development of Draft International Standard,
July 98finalization of International Standard.

The actions of the adhoc group is to have convergence on the working draft and have some tests of the algorithm by the July meeting. The following parts were desired to be added to the N444 document before it is taken to the working draft.

ï Blocking should include not only the simple blocking mode but quad-tree blocking and possibly shape coding of MPEG 4

ï Allow for variable scaling of the different bands
- We could possibly include spectral sharpening within the compression

ï Need to make a suggestion to scale the transformed images to the given spatial compression algorithm that is used.
- Also maybe allow for non-linear scaling (log) within the scaling

ï Like to allow for different compression algorithms and rates for each band.
- Method of signaling the compression technique
- Have the previous compression techniques be used for the current blocks unless otherwise signaled


Annex 8
WG1 Webmaster Report

INTRODUCTION

This document summarises the issues raised in a brief presentation at the Dijon meeting by its Webmaster, Richard Clark, and in the discussion following. The key issues raised included:

Site naming and addressing

It was clarified that the site was intended to be for all WG1 members, both JPEG and JBIG. A suitable URL would be selected to indicate this, and some discussion took place on what this should be. The site name www.jpeg.org has been registered by the Independent JPEG group, but they have offered to transfer it (in principle) to WG1. www.jbig.org has apparently been registered to the 'JBIG alliance', and it is assumed that it may be difficult to persuade them to relinquish the address. Several suggestions have been made, and the site name is for further study.

The site name and address will be communicated to WG1 members by email as soon as the situation is stabilised. In the short term, use of the existing site at www.disc.org.uk/.jpeg will continue.

Ftp access will be via the IBM site at ftp://drop.chips.ibm.com using username "sc29wg01" and password "More_Sun".

Document delivery to the site

Initial upload will either be by ftp to the IBM site or using an upload from the Netscape browser on the Web site.

For ftp upload, please upload to the 'incoming' directory then email richard@elysium.demon.co.uk - the file will then be transferred to the 'docs' or 'files' subdirectory as appropriate, following virus checking.

For WWW upload, please use the form to be provided for that purpose (target launch date April 10th).

Use file formats as approved by JTC1 for electronic distribution. For Web upload you may specify either a publicly accessible area, or the private area (default).

Use of public (anonymous) and private (password protected) access

As indicated above, both public and private areas will exist at the Web site. An advisory group has been set up (see below) to determine editorial policy in this area. In the short term, the majority of the information will be assumed to be in the private area. Only information specifically indicated as for public access will be put into the public area.

Editorial control

As small advisory committee consisting initially of Bernie Brower, Daniel Lee, Ton Kalker, Richard Clark, and Touradj Ebrahimi has been set up to determine Web policy and site architecture etc.

Site funding issues

A levy (invoiced as a meeting fee of US$50 or equivalent in local currency) has been agreed for attendees at WG1 meetings. An initial voluntary response at the Dijon meeting was accepted. Richard Clark has been asked to act as treasurer initially, and to issue invoices as appropriate.

Content generation

Content is respectfully requested from all members, for both the public and private areas.

Handling email traffic to outside parties

A number of emails have already been issued requesting access to the site. Richard Clark requested that individuals with specific expertise in both JPEG and JBIG be nominated to handle public email enquiries. In the short term, Majid Rabbani and Bill Rucklidge were suggested as appropriate contacts (to be confirmed).

Document formats

Preferred formats were PDF (for non revisable) and MSWord (for revisable) documents. WG1 members were recommended to install the freely licensed Acrobat Reader (V3) software from www.adobe.com for PDF decoding. A pointer will be placed on the Web site to this address for ease of access. Other documents formats and files may be submitted in a collection as 'ZIP' files - please ensure that a 'README.TXT' ASCII text file is included in any ZIP file submission.

Text for inclusion as HTML pages may be submitted in MSWord or ASCII as well as HTML initially.

Copyright issues

The Webmaster pointed out that a number of changes in JTC1 and ISO policy in the area of copyright and electronic document distribution had been made. The site would attempt to follow these and SC29 policy.

Patent statement

The Webmaster specifically requested a text for a public Web page to explain the patent position as it was understood by WG1. This could reference TIFF or PDF versions of the letters received by the WG1 convenor, which could be made available in electronic format, and could point to Web sites nominated by companies with intellectual property interests in the standards created by WG1.

Liaisons and pointers to member sites

The Webmaster requested that members pass to him information linking their own sites to the WG1 Web site, for inclusion as hot links on a suitable page.

Reflectors

There was some discussion of the issues regarding reflection of the Web and ftp site content. The Webmaster indicated that the document registers on the Web site were dynamically generated by CGI scripts and hence were not readily reflectable. Ftp site reflection was possible, but only if members chose to apply the same privacy and copyright constraints that applied to the existing site. He also stated that reflection was the choice of the reflecting site, and should not involve assistance (e.g. update notification) from the ftp or Web site, at least initially.


Annex 9
Resolutions of 10th WG1 Meeting
TITLE:Resolutions of the tenth meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1, 17-21 March 1997, Dijon, France
SOURCE:ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1

See SC 29 N 1981.