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TITLECalling Notice and Draft Agenda, the Forty-sixth SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1998-12-07/11, Eilat, Israel [SC 29/WG 11 N 2404]
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION

ORGANIZATION 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 N2404

July 1998

 

Source: Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor

Title: Forty Sixth WG11 meeting notice

 

The 46th WG11 meeting will be held in Eilat, Israel at the kind invitation of the Israel Standard Institute, hosted by Zoran Corporation and NDS Limited, on December 7-11, 1998.

The meeting will start on Monday December 7th, 9:00 a.m., at the

 

Royal Beach Resort and Convention Center
North Beach
EILAT
Tel: +972-7-6368888
Fax: +972-7-6368811
e-mail: royal-beach@isrotel.co.il

 

 

Annexes

Annexes 1 through 4 contain the proposed agenda, registration form (fax, web), logistic information, additional information about Eilat and Post Meeting Tours. In annex 5 you will find the registration fee & hotel reservation form. Please fill out this form and send it back no later than October 15, 1998.

 


Annex 1

Agenda

 

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 MPEG-2 parts
8.2 Verification of MPEG-2
8.3 Amendments
8.3.1 Systems
8.3.2 Video 
8.3.3 Audio
8.3.4 Conformance
8.3.5 Technical Report
8.4 Corrigenda
8.5 Workplan
9. MPEG Phase 4
9.1 Version 1
9.1.1 Patent statements
9.1.2 Final Draft International Standard
9.1.2.1 System
9.1.2.2 Video
9.1.2.3 Audio
9.1.2.4 Reference software
9.1.2.5 DMIF
9.1.3 Verification Tests
9.1.3.1 Systems
9.1.3.2 Video
9.1.3.3 Audio
9.1.4 Quality of service
9.1.5 Conformance Testing
9.1.5.1 System
9.1.5.2 Video
9.1.5.3 Audio
9.1.5.4 DMIF
9.2 Version 2
9.2.1 Requirements
9.2.2 Tools
9.2.2.1 DMIF
9.2.2.2 Systems
9.2.2.3 Natural Visual
9.2.2.4 Synthetic Visual
9.2.2.5 Natural Audio
9.2.2.6 Synthetic Audio
9.2.3 Verification Models
9.2.3.1 System
9.2.3.2 Video
9.2.3.3 Audio
9.2.3.4 SNHC
9.2.5 Working draft
9.2.5.1 Systems
9.2.5.2 Video
9.2.5.3 Audio
9.2.5.4 Simulation software
9.2.5.5 DMIF
9.3 Workplan
10. MPEG Phase 7
10.1 Requirements
10.2 Call for proposals
10.3 Workplan
11. Overall WG11 workplan
12. Explorations
13. Liaison matters
14. Administrative matters
15.1 Schedule of future MPEG meetings
14.2 Promotion of MPEG
15. Organisation of this meeting
15.1 Tasks for subgroups
15.2 Finalisation of meeting allocation
16. Planning of future activities
17. Resolutions of this meeting
18. A.O.B
19. Closing

 


Annex 3

Logistic Information

46th MPEG Meeting

hosted by Zoran Corporation and NDS Limited

organized by "Carmel"

MEETING LOCATION

Royal Beach Resort and Convention Center

North Beach

EILAT

Tel: +972-7-6368888

Fax: +972-7-6368811

e-mail: royal-beach@isrotel.co.il

 

All sessions will be held at the Royal Beach Hotel and at the adjacent King Solomon Palace’s Hotel.

 

Registration Fees

 

The fee for attending the MPEG Meeting is US$ 150. Please fill out the appropriate section in the Registration Fee & Hotel Reservation Form (annex 5).

 

Registration & Information Desk

 

Delegates may pick up the Meeting’s Information Pack at the Registration & Information Desk at the Royal Beach Hotel. The Registration & Information Desk will operate Sunday, December 6, 17:00 to 20:00, and Monday, December 7, from 08:00 and during all session hours of the Meeting.

 

HOTELS

 

Special agreements have been made with the following hotels to accommodate delegates and those accompanying them during their stay in Eilat. All hotels are situated in the vicinity of the North Shore hotel complex. Except the Royal Beach Hotel, which is the Meeting Venue, all other hotels are in very close proximity (walking distance) to the venue of the Meeting.

The hotel rates quoted below are per room, per night, on a bed & Israeli buffet breakfast basis, including service charge.

 

Royal Beach Hotel (Meeting Venue)

Located directly on the beach, this deluxe hotel sets new standards of luxury and comfort…

 

Rate: $ 157 per single occupancy/ $ 184 per double occupancy

Address: North Beach, Eilat

Tel: +972-7-6368888

Fax: +972-7-6368811

e-mail: royal-beach@isrotel.co.il

 

Description of the building and rooms:

 

Restaurants & Bars:

 

Facilities:

 

King Solomon’s Palace

Known for its vibrant atmosphere…

 

Rate: $ 113 per single occupancy/ $ 132 per double occupancy

Address: North Beach, Eilat

Tel: +972-7-6363444

Fax: +972-7-6337695

E-mail: ksp@isrotel.co.il

 

King Solomon’s Palace is situated directly on the Lagoon.

 

Description of the building and rooms:

 

Restaurants & Bars:

 

Facilities: 2 outdoor swimming pools (heated in winter), sun terraces, amphitheater, floodlit tennis court, health club, jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium, massage, video game room, table tennis, kindergarten, beauty parlor, shops and galleries.

 

Sport Hotel

This hotel offers style and comfort combined with superb sport facilities…

 

Rate: $ 82 per single occupancy/ $ 96 per double occupancy

Address: North Beach, Eilat

Tel: +972-7-6333333

Fax: +972-7-6332765

E-mail: sport@isrotel.co.il

 

The sport hotel is situated on the North Shore, 50 meters from North Beach.

 

Description of the building and rooms:

 

Restaurants & bars:

 

Facilities:

 

HOW TO BOOK

In order to benefit from these special rates, please send the enclosed Hotel Reservation Form to the "Carmel" Secretariat, with the required deposit for one night.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Refund for Hotel Deposit will be made for cancellations received as follows:

    - before November 1st, 1998 full refund

    - November 1st to November 15th, 1998 50% refund

    - after November 15th, 1998 no refund

     

    Flight Information- Special Airfares

     

    El-Al is the official carrier of the Meeting. All participants will enjoy special airfares through El-Al. Details of how to reserve your flight through El-Al to enjoy these airfares will be provided in a future

    revision of the meeting notice.

     

    HOW TO GET THERE- Travel Information

     

    1) Domestic flights

    Delegates arriving at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport, situated near the city of Tel Aviv (20km/12 miles) , may fly to Eilat, with inland flights of domestic airlines. The domestic airlines operates flights from Ben Gurion Airport (approximately 45 minutes flight) and from Sde Dov Airport (Tel Aviv)- approximately 1 hour flight – see below.

     

    Ben Gurion Airport

    The approximate price for a one way ticket is $ 80 (you may arrange and purchase the domestic flight with your travel agent). There are approximately 8 flights per direction per day (first flight at 07:00 and last flight at 17:00), excluding Saturday.

     

    Sde Dov Airport

    Alternatively, you may fly to Eilat from the inland airport of Sde Dov (approximately 20 km/ 13 miles from Ben Gurion Airport) which offers a more flexible timetable. The approximate price for a one way ticket is $ 80 (you may arrange and purchase the domestic fliwith your travel agent).

    There are approximately 25 flights per direction per day, (first flight at 06:00 and last flight at 22:00), excluding Saturday.

     

    You may choose the hours of flights and directions at your convenience (that is, you may fly from one air-port and return to another).

     

    Eilat has also its own international airport (Ovda Airport, situated near the city of Eilat) with direct charter flights from European countries, however, these flights are rare (once a week and from few destinations).

     

    2) Car Rental

    Situated directly outside the arrival hall at the Ben Gurion Airport are Hertz, Avis and El-Dan rental offices, open 24h/d for your convenience. The distance from Tel Aviv to Eilat is around 400km (approximately 5 hour drive).

    The approximate price for 7 days, unlimited mileage and including insurance: $ 370

    The approximate price for 3 days, unlimited mileage and including insurance: $ 170

    Please note that the route is a long one and in the City of Eilat there is probably no need for a car.

    3) Public Transportation

    You may also take a bus from Tel Aviv Central Bus Station to Eilat. The price for a one way ticket is NIS. 60 ($16.5). Busses to Eilat run 8 times a day (excluding Saturday), however you will be required to take a taxi from the airport to the Tel Aviv bus station (NIS. 70/ $ 19).

     

    4) Courtesy Airport Shuttle Service

    The ISROTEL Hotel chain operates a courtesy shuttle service for their guests from Eilat airport to the Royal Beach, King Solomon and Sport Hotels. This service is provided for incoming inland flights. The ISROTEL shuttle bus is located outside the Arrival Hall.

     

    TIME ZONE AND WEATHER

    Local time is GMT +2. The weather in Eilat in December is pleasant, sunny and dry during the day and cooler in the evening. Average daytime temperature 200 C (690 F). Officially, Eilat has a very warm climate, but we suggest that you bring a jacket and a light sweater with you. In addition, do not forget to bring a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses and sun block lotion.

     

    VISAS

    For most countries a visa to Israel is not required, but we suggest that you check with your travel agent or Israeli Consulate in your country. For countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, CARMEL Organizers of Conferences will try to arrange for visas to be issued upon arrival at the Ben Gurion Airport. In that case, full name, nationality, date and place of issue and expiry date of your Passport, arrival date and flight number must be received at CARMEL Organizers of Conferences no later than October 1, 1998.

     

    CURRENCY/ CREDIT CARDS

    Local currency is the Shekel. US dollars are also accepted (yet the rate charged may be higher). The current exchange rate is 1 USD= 3.65 Shekels. All major credit cards are widely accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants. Currency exchange offices are located in local banks, at Ben Gurion Airport, and at hotels.

     

    BANKS

    Banks are located throughout the city of Eilat (15 minutes walk) and are open from Sunday to Friday 08:30 to 12:00 and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 16:00 - 18:00. Banks do not open on Saturdays. Banking services are available at the airport 24h/d.

     

    VAT (Value Added Tax)

    Eilat is in a tax free zone, therefore, all payments are exempt from VAT in Eilat.

     

    POST OFFICE

    There is a Post Office in the center of the city (15 minutes walk) which is open from Sunday to Friday 08:00 -12:30 and 16:00-18:30 excluding Wednesday and Friday. Post offices are closed on Saturday.

     

    TELEPHONES

    There are public telephones throughout the city. Phone cards in 20, 50 and 100 unit denominations can be purchased in post offices and shops displaying the Callcard sign. To dial international: dial 00 followed by country code, area code, telephone number.

     

    TIPPING

    In Israel, tips are usually not included in the bills. Tipping is at your discretion (the average is 10%).

     

    ELECTRICITY

    Israel has 220-240 Volts, 50 Hz, electricity supply.

    A three pin, earthed plug is used.

     

    LANGUAGE

    English is a compulsory school subject and you will easily find your way around.

     

    LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

    You can travel in Eilat by bus and taxi (approximately the same price).

     

    SPORTS ACTIVITIES

    The above mentioned optional activities can be arranged on the spot.

    DRESS

    Dress in Eilat is informal for all activities.

     

    BANQUET

    Delegates and their accompanying members are cordially invited to attend the

    Banquet to be held on Wednesday, December 9, at 20:00, at the Royal Beach Hotel.

     

    BUSINESS LUNCHES

    For the convenience of the participants, the Royal Beach Hotel (Meeting Venue) will offer special business buffet lunches during the days of the Meeting (December 7-11) only, at a specially reduced price of $15 per lunch. This arrangement is subject to a minimum number of participants. If interested, please register in advance by filling out the appropriate section in the Hotel Reservation Form. You will be charged upon arrival to the Meeting.

     

    CONTACT (for further information)

    CARMEL Organizers of Conferences & Events

    Postal Address: P.O. Box 1912, Ramat Gan 52532, Israel

    Tel: 972-3-5754040 Fax: 972-3-5753107 e-mail: tcarmel@netvision.net.il

     


    Annex 4

    General Information about Eilat on the Red Sea

    for those wishing to extend their stay in Eilat

     

     

    Fast Facts:

    Most of the year the climate is very pleasant (yet very dry), with clear sunny skies and mild temperatures.

     

    Average Annual Sunny Days

    J F M A M J J A O N D

    28 27 29 29 31 31 31 31 31 29 29

     

    Average Air Temperatures

    Daily maximum and minimum

     

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    F

    M

    A

    M

    J

    J

    A

    S

    O

    N

    D

    Maximum C.

    21

    23

    26

    31

    35

    38

    39

    39

    36

    33

    27

    22

    Maximum F.

    70

    73

    78

    88

    95

    100

    102

    102

    97

    91

    81

    72

     

     

    OPTIONAL POST MEETING TOURS

    The following tours will be offered to participants

    1. Post Meeting Tour- Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Massada
      From Eilat through the Negev via the Arava highway to the ancient Herodian fortress of Massada where you learn the tragic story of Zealots, its last defenders. A special "swimming" adventure in the Dead Sea, lowest point on earth, en-route to Jerusalem, and one day tour of Jerusalem (Old & New City).
      Overnight in Jerusalem for 2 nights.
    2.  
    3. Post Meeting Diving Safari in the Red Sea (Sharem-el- Shiekh)
      A unique offer for experienced divers to experience an unforgettable adventure in the bay of Sharem-el-Sheikh, for a duration of 4-5 days. The program will include travel from Eilat to Sharem-el-Sheikh and back (by plane, bus or boat).
    4.  
    5. Post Meeting Tour to Petra (Jordan)- 2 days
      Through the Arava border drive directly to Petra. Enter Petra on foot and by horses through the Siq and tour inside Petra, visit Little Petra and Moses Spring, proceed to Accaba and return to Eilat.

     

    If you would like to obtain detailed information about the above mentioned Post Meeting Tours, please mark the Hotel Reservation Form accordingly.

     

    Note: The above tours will operate subject to a minimum number of participants