[ISO/IEC] ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 2619
DATE: 1998-06-22


Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPEMeeting Announcement, Meeting Agenda, Logistical information for meeting
TITLECalling Notice, Draft Agenda, and Logistical Information, the Forty-fifth SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1998-10-12/16, Atlantic City, US [SC 29/WG 11 N 2254]
SOURCEConvener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
STATUSCalling notice, draft agenda, logistical information
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.
DUE DATE1998-09-12
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Narumi Hirose, Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 N2254
June 1998

Source: Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor
Title: Forty-fifth WG11 meeting notice

The 45th WG11 meeting will be held in Atlantic City, NJ on 98/10/12-16 at the invitation of American National Standards Intitute and hosted by Sarnoff Corporation   at

ITT Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
2000 Kirkman Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: +1-609-344-3535
Fax: +1-609-441-2919


Registration form (fax)

Registration form (web)

Logistic Information

Hotel registration

Register Before 1st September 1998!

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 1
9. MPEG Phase 2
9.1 MPEG-2 parts
9.2 Verification of MPEG-2
9.3 Amendments
9.3.1 Systems
9.3.2 Video
9.3.3 Audio
9.3.4 Conformance
9.3.5 Technical Report
9.4 Corrigenda
9.5 Workplan
10. MPEG Phase 4
10.1 Version 1
10.1.1 Patent statements
10.1.2 Committee Draft System Video Audio Reference software DMIF
10.1.3 Verification Tests Systems Video Audio
10.1.4 Quality of service
10.1.5 Conformance Testing System Video Audio DMIF
10.2 Version 2
10.2.1 Requirements
10.2.2 Tools DMIF Systems Natural Visual Synthetic Visual Natural Audio Synthetic Audio
10.2.3 Verification Models System Video Audio SNHC
10.2.5 Working draft Systems Video Audio Simulation software DMIF
10.3 Workplan
11. MPEG Phase 7
11.1 Requirements
11.2 Call for proposals
12. Overall WG11 workplan
13. Explorations
14. Liaison matters
15. Administrative matters
15.1 Schedule of future MPEG meetings
15.2 Promotion of MPEG
16. Organisation of this meeting
16.1 Tasks for subgroups
16.2 Finalisation of meeting allocation
17. Planning of future activities
18. Resolutions of this meeting
19. A.O.B
20. Closing

Annex 2

Logistic Information

Please note that the deadline for hotel booking is: September 1, 1998

Hotel Information: Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
2000 Kirkman Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
phone: +1-609-344-3535
fax: +1-609-441-2919
Room Rate: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Atlantic City. The sleeping room rate is $133.00 single/double, $143.00 Club single/double. It is essential that you make your reservations with Preferred by filling out the enclosed form to ensure a reservation.
Reservations must be made no later than September 1, 1998.

Facilities Fee: The facilities fee for the meeting is $325.00 payable by check, (made out to Preferred, Inc., credit card (Amex, Visa, Mastercard) or cash.
Registration will be open from 1:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 by 7:30am.
You are encouraged to register early to avoid delays.

Airport Information: The Atlantic City International Airport is a full service International Airport. The Hotel is 11 miles from the Atlantic City International Airport, 60 miles from Philadelphia and 120 miles from New York City.

Local Transportation: From Atlantic City Airport:
Adventure Trails Shuttle: 1-800-213-7911 $8 one way
From other airports:
Rapid Rover1-800-322-8062

Directions: It's a quick 20 minute ride from Atlantic City International Airport to the Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel. Follow the signs to the Atlantic City Expressway. At the end of the AC Expressway, at the 2nd light, you will turn left on Artic Ave., then left again on Michigan Ave. Go straight through the 1st traffic light toward the Convention Center, turn left on Kirkman Blvd. to the hotel entrance.


Contacts for Meeting: Julie Higgins or Valerie Ritacco from Preferred, Inc., ph: 612-673-9799, fax: 612-673-9994 or e-mail: prefer@real-time.com

Dr. Iraj Sodagar, Sarnoff Corporation, ph: 609-734-2105, fax: 609-734-2049 or e-mail: isodagar@sarnoff.com

General Information 45th MPEG Meeting October 12-16 1998 Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City

Located just 58 miles southeast of Philadelphia on Absecon Island, Atlantic City is a fast-emerging ocean-side business destination. Atlantic City is easy to walk around. The wooden Boardwalk was originally built as a temporary walkway, raised above the beach so that guests could take a seaside stroll without treading sand into the grand hotels. The beach is free, family-filled and clean. The casinos are very casual.

The forty-fifth MPEG Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel. The Sheraton Atlantic City Hotel is a new first-class, spacious, business hotel linked to the Convention Center. The Hotel provides a Business Center, ample parking for $8.00/day, and a Health Club.

Travel Documents

Foreign visitors entering the United States must be in possession of a valid passport. Participants from countries requiring a visa should apply to the US consular offices or diplomatic missions in their home countries.

Transportation to and around Atlantic City

Atlantic City is convenient to get to and convenient to get around in. Located within easy driving distance, the Sheraton is accessible by car and bus along three major highways leading directly into town. Modern rail service provided by New Jersey Transit arrives and departs through the terminal. Within the city, everything is conveniently located for access by walking, car or local public transportation on New Jersey Transit buses or shuttle buses.

Weather in Atlantic City

The climate in Atlantic City is mild and enjoyable in the fall. The average temperature in October is around 66 F/ 19 C for the high, and around 48 F/ 9 C for the low.


Dress is casual in Atlantic City, business attire is worn, but restaurants generally are accustomed to serving both formally and casually attired customers. In general, wear what you feel most comfortable in.


Atlantic City offers a variety of cuisine.


Tipping is customary for many travel and dining services in the US. Here are some guidelines:

Taxi Typically, a 10% tip is provided to taxi drivers.

Restaurants Typically, a 15% tip is left for restaurant wait staff.

Porters Typically, one or several dollars is provided for bellboys, doormen, etc., depending upon the service requested. ($1/bag)


The Sheraton provides a complete Recreation Center, Spa, sauna and heated outdoor swimming pool.


Legal tender is the US dollar; there are 100 cents in one dollar. Coins issued by the government are bronze-colored for 1 cents; silver-colored for 5 cents, 10 cents, and 25 cents. Paper currency comes in denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1,000.


The Sheraton Atlantic City can cash Travelers Checks at the Front Desk.


Major banks are open from 9am to 4pm, Monday thru Friday. They close on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. Some banks and branches are open slightly longer hours; some banking services are not available an hour before closing.


Voltage 110 Watts American Standard.For more Local information about Atlantic City and transportation please refer to the following sites: Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority Atlantic City Online New Jersey Transit