ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 2026
DATE: 1997-05-01
OUR REF.: 29CL383/29F055/29D139/
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Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement, Meeting Agenda, Logistical Information
TITLE Calling Notice and Draft Agenda, the Fourtieth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1997-07-21/25, Stockholm, Sweden [JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N 1618]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
STATUS Calling notice and draft agenda of SC 29/WG
REQUESTED ACT. 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 the due date indicated below.
DUE DATE 1997-06-21
DISTRIBUTION P-, O- and L-members, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Officers, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1

Narumi Hirose, Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
IPSJ/ITSCJ*, Room 308-3, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg., 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-Ku Tokyo 105 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3431-2808; Facsimile: +81-3-3431-6493;
Telex: 2425340 IPSJ J; E-mail:
* Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (A standards organization accredited by JISC)


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11N1618
April 1997

Source:Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor
Title:Fortieth WG11 meeting notice
Status:Approved at the 39th meeting

The 40th WG11 meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden at the kind invitation of the Swedish Information Technology Standardization (ITS), and organized by Ericsson, Telia, and Teracom Corporations on 97/07/21-25. The meeting will start on Monday 21st of July, 9:00 a.m., at the

Scandic Hotel Slussen
Guldgrand 8
Tel: +46 8 702 25 00
Fax: +46 8 642 83 58

Annexes 1 to 3 contain the proposed agenda, the registration form, and the logistic information. Instructions for those intending to submit contributions to the meeting are in annex 4. In annex 5 will you find the preregistration/hotel reservation form, please send it to us even if you prefer to make your own arrangements. For the convenience of those interested in VLBV97 information about the conference is included in annex 6.

Annex 1


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. MPEG Phase 2
8.1 Part 1 (Systems)
8.2 Part 7 (AAC Audio)
8.3 Part 10 (DSM-CC Conformance)
8.4 Verification of MPEG-2
8.5 Amendments
8.5.1 Private Data (System #3)
8.5.2 Semantic & table def. f. 4:2:2 and MV profiles
8.5.3 ITU-T extension
8.6 Workplan
9. MPEG Phase 4
9.1 Requirements
9.2 Architecture
9.3 Tools
9.3.1 DMIF
9.3.2 Systems
9.3.3 Natural Video
9.3.4 Synthetic Video
9.3.5 Natural Audio
9.3.6 Synthetic Audio
9.4 Verification Models
9.4.1 System
9.4.2 Video
9.4.3 Audio
9.4.4 SNHC
9.4.5 Tests
9.5 Simulation software
9.6 Working Draft
9.6.1 System
9.6.2 Video
9.6.3 Audio
9.6.4 SNHC
9.7 Workplan
10. MPEG Phase 7
11. Overall WG11 workplan
12. Liaison matters
13. Administrative matters
13.1 Schedule of future MPEG meetings
13.2 Promotion of MPEG
14. Organisation of this meeting
14.1 Tasks for subgroups
14.2 Finalisation of meeting allocation
15. Planning of future activities
16. Resolutions of this meeting
17. A.O.B
18. Closing

Annex 2

Fortieth ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 meeting

(Stockholm, Sweden, 97/07/21-25)

Registration form

Please send this form to
Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione Tel: +39 11 228 6120/6116/5111
Convenor WG11Fax: +39 11 228 6299/6190/5520
Multimedia and Video ServicesEmail:
Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274

I-10148 Torino


Your name:






(do not write if your data are unchanged but make sure that you are known to the Convenor)

I intend to participate in the WG11 meeting mentioned above: [ y ] [ n ] (please circle the one which applies)

I intend to participate in the following subgroup meetings (please circle those of your interest)

Annex 3

Logistic information

40th MPEG meeting

hosted by
the Swedish Information Technology Standardization (ITS)
organized by
Ericsson, Telia, Teracom, Sweden


  • Scandic Hotel Slussen
    Guldgrand 8
    S-104 65 STOCKHOLM
    Tel: +46 8 702 25 00
    Fax: +46 8 642 83 58
  • All the sessions will be held at the Scandic Hotel Slussen.


    Delegates are requested to preregister via Telia by fax or e-mail. The block bookings will be held until June 16, after which date any unused (unconfirmed) rooms will be released back to the hotel for general use.


    Delegates may register in the foyer area at the Scandic Hotel Slussen. Registration begins at 08.00 a.m. before the start of the meeting on Monday.


    Special agreements have been made with the following six hotels to accommodate the delegates and accompanying families during their stay in Stockholm. Most rooms are booked during the period July 20-25, some are available from July 18. They are all situated in the city center. Two hotels are close to the one with the session venue. All rooms are with shower or bath. First come, first served!

    Scandic Hotel Slussen

    (150 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 1 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 900 (single), SEK 990 (double) incl. breakfast, service and taxes
    Address:Guldgrand 8, S-104 65 STOCKHOLM
    Tel:+46 8 702 25 00
    Fax:+46 8 642 83 58
    Notes:Meeting hotel. Three restaurants (of which 1 is a gourmet restaurant), wine and beer tasting, bar with live entertainment, health center with modern gym, training room, swimming pool, sauna and solarium.

    Scandic Sjofartshotellet (The Maritime Hotel)

    (50 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 2 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 723 (single or small double) incl. breakfast, service and taxes. The price may be subject to a small change
    Address:Katarinavagen 26, S-104 65 STOCKHOLM
    Tel:+46 8 22 69 60
    Fax:+46 8 94 79 25
    Note: Distance 400 m. from the session venue. Two restaurants, billiards room.

    Hotel Malmen

    (10 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 3 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 756 (single) incl. breakfast, service and taxes. The price may be subject to a small change.
    Address:Gogatan 49-51, S-102 66 STOCKHOLM
    Tel:+46 8 22 60 80
    Fax:+46 8 641 11 48
    Note: Walking distance 200 m. from the session venue. Night-club, 1 restaurant (bar&bistro)

    City Hotel at Slojdgatan

    (110 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 4 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 670 (single) and SEK 890 (double) incl. breakfast, service and taxes
    Address:Slojdgatan, Hotorget just opposite the Concert Hall
    Tel:+46 8 723 72 00
    Fax:+46 8 723 72 09
    Note: Walking distance 2,5 km to the session venue. Buses or T-bana (metro/underground/subway) 2 stops to the session venue.- No liquor is served at the hotel. No restaurants, only breakfast room. There are many restaurants close to the hotel.

    City Hotel Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    (25 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 5 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 640 (single) incl. breakfast, service and taxes. The price may be subject to a small change.
    Address:Lilla Nygatan 25, S-111 28 STOCKHOLM
    Tel:+46 8 24 44 50
    Fax:+46 8 21 64 83
    Note: Walking distance 500 m. to the session venue. Buses or T-bana (metro/underground/subway) 1 stop to the session venue.- No liquor is served at the hotel. No restaurants, only breakfast room. There are many restaurants close to the hotel.

    First Hotel Reisen in The Old Town

    (25 rooms reserved for the meeting, see number 6 on the map)
    Rate:SEK 1,175 (single) incl. breakfast, service and taxes
    Address:Skeppsbron 12-14, S-111 30 STOCKHOLM
    Tel:+46 8 22 32 60
    Fax:+46 8 20 15 59
    Note: Walking distance 900 m. to the session venue. Buses to T-bana (metro/underground/subway) 1 stop to the session venue. Piano bar. Sauna, swimming-pool, 1 gourmet-restaurant, 1 grill-restaurant


    Arlanda Airport

    The International Airport Arlanda (ARN) is situated 40 km/25 miles north of Stockholm city.

    Airport buses:

    Departure every 10 minutes; traveling time to the City terminal (the final stop, adjacent to the Central Train Station) is approximately 40 minutes. At the airport tickets are sold at the SL Ticket Office in the arrival hall; at the City terminal, tickets are sold at the SL Ticket Office and from ticket vending machines close to the exit to the buses. Price SEK 60 single journey.


    Taxi fare from the Airport to Stockholm City is approximately SEK 350. Negotiate the price in advance!

    All major credit cards are accepted.


    Taking a bus+taxi (flygbusstaxi) is the best way to get to your hotel or meeting location. You order the taxi from the bus-driver. The price is SEK 140.

    There will be no group transportation to the hotel.


    Local time is GMT+2

    In July Sweden has long days, light evenings and short nights. The weather is usually at its best, with an average daily temperature of 18-22 centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit). Days can be warm but nights are usually cool. However, you should be prepared for rain showers.


    The currency is in Swedish Krona (SEK). This is the only currency accepted. The current exchange rate is 1 USD = SEK 7.8. All major credit cards are widely accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants. Currency exchange offices are located at the airport and in the city center.


    Delegates and their accompanying family members are cordially invited to attend the social event arranged during the MPEG Meeting. During the registration an information kit will be distributed including a map of Stockholm.

    Dress in Stockholm is usually casual. For the social event informal dress applies.

    On Wednesday 23 July we invite you to a banquet. It will begin at 20.00


    All delegates are advised to contact the nearest Swedish Embassy or Consulate to obtain information and visa for entry into Sweden.


    Tipping is at your discretion. In Sweden tips is included in the hotel, restaurant and taxi bills.


    English is compulsory school subject in the Swedish elementary school from the 3rd or 4th grade, and you will easily find your way around.


    The banking hours are in general between 10.00 a.m. and 03.00 p.m. during weekdays. Some bank offices are open till 06.00 p.m. Banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.


    There is a Post Office within a few minutes' walk from the venue of the meeting. The opening hours are 09.30 a.m. to 06.30 p.m.


    You can travel in the Stockholm area by buses, T-bana (metro/underground/subway), commuter trains and ferries. There are various tourist tickets available for unlimited travel during a specified period of time. Some examples are:


    Stockholm has a rich number of theaters, cinemas, shops etc. in the very center close to the session venue and to your hotels. During the Meeting the staff at the hotel and the secretariat will provide you with reliable information and guide you to the restaurants of your choice.

    For lunch breaks there is a great number of restaurants, salad-bars etc. within walking distance from the session venue.

    All shops are usually open between 09.30 a.m. and -07.00 p.m. on weekdays. During summer the shops in the city center are open longer. On Saturdays they are open between 9.30 a.m. and 04.00 p.m. Some shops are open on Sundays as well.


    You can shop V.A.T-free in all department stores and many shops, in compliance with certain regulations. The V.A.T. amount is reimbursed at the airport when you leave Sweden.

    General information about Sweden and Stockholm

    SWEDEN - Introduction

    Sweden is one of the oldest continuously existing states in the world - over 1,000 years old. It is also one of the world's oldest democracies, governed by a popularly elected unicameral parliament. The head of state, King Carl XVI Gustaf, has purely ceremonial functions. Sweden is situated on the Scandinavian peninsula in northern Europe. Highly developed today, it has changed in the course of about a hundred years from a relatively poor country dependent mainly on subsistence farming and forestry (half of the land surface is covered by forest) to one of the most prosperous and technologically advanced nations in the world.

    Sweden played a leading role in European history during Viking times (900 - 1200 A.D.) as well as in the seventeenth century, when Sweden - then comprising also Finland, Estonia, Latvia and part of northern Germany - was one of Europe's great powers. Sweden even had a colony in America - New Sweden - on the Delaware River from 1638 to 1656. Long known for its strict policy of neutrality, Sweden became a member of the European Union in 1995.

    With a land area of 174,000 square miles, Sweden is large - about the size of California - but at the same time one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe with 8.8 million inhabitants (52 inhabitants/square mile). In the north, mountains and forests predominate, while the south is characterized by wooded hills and fertile plains. Almost 100,000 lakes and a coastline of 1,680 miles with tens of thousands of islands help explain the Swedish passion for summer houses, boats and outdoor activities. Stockholm, the capital, with its almost 700,000 inhabitants (including suburbs 1,300 000) is the largest city.

    Sweden has been fortunate to have many successful inventors, scientists and engineers, a fact which has given the Swedish export industry a strong position in the world market. Volvo and Saab cars, IKEA furniture, Absolut Vodka, Astra's Losec, Ericsson telephones are but a few examples.

    STOCKHOLM- the queen of Lake Mälaren and the Cultural Capital of Europe in 1998

    Stockholm was founded in 1252 by Birger the Earl and is situated on 14 islands. The city is surrounded by waters so clean that you can fish and bathe in the middle of the city. Stockholm is also the gateway to the archipelago with its 24,000 islands and Lake Mälaren with its castles, picturesque small towns and beautiful country-side.

    Its original site was on Stadsholmen, which is today the Old Town. The place was, with its strategic position, important for trade and defense. When you walk through the medieval, narrow streets of the Old Town with their arches and stately facades dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, you get a feeling of how life was in Middle-age Stockholm.

    Stockholm is full of life and activity all year round with many events and happenings, excellent shopping, sporting opportunities and a rich selection of cultural events and entertainment. Some famous museums/sights worth visiting are: the City Hall (Nobel Prize Banquet is held here on December 10 each year), the Vasa Museum (Gustavus II Adolf's warship that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628), Millesgarden (home of the famous technically daring Swedish sculptor Carl Milles).

    You can get more information from:

    Swedish Institute/Stockholm Information Service, Sweden House at Hamngatan 27, S-111 47 STOCKHOLM

    tel: +46 8 789 24 00, fax: +46 8 789 24 50 and via WWW: or


    In case of any problems or enquiries please contact:
    Lena Dworen Inga-Britt Wendel
    Tel: +46-713 60 06 Tel: +46-713 62 18
    Fax: +46-604 29 65 Fax: +46-604 29 65
    E-mail: E-mail:
    Internet address:
    For latest news please look at:


    Map over Stockholm City Centre with Hotels marked.

    1. Scandic Hotel Slussen
    2. Sjofartshotellet
    3. Hotell Malmen
    4. City Hotel Slöjdgatan
    5. City Hotel Gamla Stan (Old Town)
    6. First Reisen Hotel in the Old Town
    R. Railway/Bus terminal

    Annex 4

    The 40th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) Meeting, 1997-07-21--25

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Hotel Reservation Form

    Please send this form not later than 16 June to Telia: Internet address:

    Mrs Lena Dworen, fax No: +46 8 604 29 65, e-mail: or
    Mrs IngaBritt Wendel, fax No: +46 8 604 29 65, e-mail:

    [Mr.] [Mrs.] [Miss]





    Please circle room type

    [Single] [Double]

    Please circle hotel

    1. Scandic Hotel Slussen [ ] Tel: +46 8 702 25 00

    Fax: +46 8 642 83 58
    2. Sjofartshotellet[ ] Tel: +46 8 22 69 60

    Fax: +46 8 94 79 25
    3. Hotell Malmen[ ] Tel: +46 8 22 60 80

    Fax: +46 8 641 11 48
    4. City Hotel Slojdgatan[ ] Tel: +46 8 723 72 00

    Fax: +46 8 723 72 09
    5. City Hotel Gamla Stan (Old Town) [ ]Tel: +46 8 24 44 50

    Fax: +46 8 21 64 83
    6. First Hotel Reisen in the Old Town [ ]Tel: +46 8 22 32 60

    Fax: +46 8 20 15 59

    Arrival date:

    Arrival time approximately:

    Departure date:

    Way of payment:

    Further requirements (e.g. dietary, allergies, vegetarian, disabitilies, etc.):