[ISO/IEC] ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 2920
DATE: 1999-01-06
REPLACES: SC 29 N 2858


Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPEMeeting Announcement
TITLECalling Notice and Logistical Information, the Twelfth SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 1999-03-22/24, Seoul, Rep. of Korea
SOURCESecretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
STATUSCalling Notice and Logistical Information [fax numbers and e-mail addresses are corrected.]
REFERENCES SC 29 N 2859: First Draft Agenda
REQUESTED ACT.For Delegates List from SC 29 members, for registration by each participant, and for contribution by SC 29 members
DUE DATE1999-02-22
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DISTRIBUTION SC 29 P, O and L-members; SC 29 Officers;
JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF

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 105-0011 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3431-2808; Facsimile: +81-3-3431-6493; E-mail: hirose@itscj.ipsj.or.jp
* Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (A standards organization accredited by JISC)

Calling Notice
The Twelfth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
1999-03-22/24, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Meeting Name
The Twelfth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting

Dates and Hours
1999-03-22 (08:30)/24

Co-Located Meetings
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Meeting, 1999-03-15/19
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1999-03-15/19
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 12 Meeting, 1999-03-15/19

Meeting Place
1, Sogong-dong, Chung-Gu, Seoul, 100-070, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-759-7530
Fax: +82-2-752-8602
E-mail: hotelmrp@hotel.lotte.co.kr

Korean National Institute of Technology and Quality (KNITQ)

Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)
at the following address:
Ms. Narumi Hirose
Room 308-3 Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg
3-5-8 Shiba-Koen Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3431-2808
Fax: +81-3-3431-6493
E-mail: hirose@itscj.ipsj.or.jp

Delegates List
In accordance with subclause 7.7 of the JTC 1 Directives (fourth edition), each SC 29 member shall send the SC 29 Secretariat and the host contact a Delegates list showing the names and employers of their representatives and also the name of the head of delegation by 1999-02-22.

Each delegate/representative is requested to register at the SC 29 Secretariat by 1999-02-22 (Registration Form).

  • by e-mail to hirose@itscj.ipsj.or.jp
  • by fax to +81-3-3431-6493
  • from SC 29 Web (http://www.chips.ibm.com/.sc29/29w3reg.htm)

    In accordance with subclause 7.8 of the JTC 1 Directives (fourth edition), the SC 29 members are requested to submit their contributions to the plenary meeting to the Secretariat by 1999-02-22.

    Logistical Information for SC 29 Plenary and WG Meetings (provided by the host)

    The ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary and
    WG 1 / WG 11 / WG 12 Meetings
    March 1999, Seoul

    organized by KISI
    (Korean Industrial Standards Institute)

    sponsored by DAEWOO Electronics, Hyundai, LG, Samsung, and ETRI

    (For up-to-date information see http://www.kisi.or.kr/sc29-seoul.html)


    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Meeting : 15 - 19 March 1999
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting : 15 - 19 March 1999
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 12 Meeting : 15 - 19 March 199
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting : 22 - 24 March 1999

    Note: If any extra meetings such as Ad Hoc Group Meeting except the above meetings are to be scheduled, JTC 1/SC 29/WG Convenors shall inform the meeting organizer, Mr. Seong-Gon Kim at sgkim@kisi.or.kr of dates and the number and capacity of rooms for the extra meetings no later than 31st January, 1999.


    The meetings are hosted by the Korean National Institute of Technology and Quality (KNITQ) which is serving as the Korean National Body of ISO and IEC.


    KOAMI Building, 13-31, Yoido-dong, Yongdungpo-gu, Seoul, 150-010, Republic of Korea
    Fax: +82-2-369-7925

    Seong-Gon Kim
    Tel: +82-2-369-7928
    E-mail: sgkim@kisi.or.kr

    Seong-Kwon Yun
    Tel: +82-2-369-7934
    E-mail: skyun@kisi.or.kr

    Sung-Ji Choi
    Tel: +82 2 369 7927
    E-mail: sjchoi@kisi.or.kr


    Delegates for the SC 29 Plenary or WG Meetings are requested to register at the host by completing and e-mailing or faxing the registration form at http://www.kisi.or.kr/sc29-seoul.html or in Registration Form no later than 13th February 1999.

    Registration Form:

  • MS Word 95 file
  • PDF file
  • text file


    Facilities fee for the SC 29/WG 1, WG 11 and WG 12 meetings is US$300.00 payable at Registration Desk with by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX) or by cash (in US dollor or Korean currency).

    Registration Desk for WG meetings will be open from 1:00pm - 6:00pm Sunday, 14th March and from 8:00am - 6:00pm during the meeting days.


    Delegates and their accompanying persons are invited to attend the receptions. The Whole reception for WG 1, WG 11 and WG 12 participants will be held in the evening on Wednesday, March 17, and the Plenary reception is in the evening on Monday, 22nd March for the SC 29 Plenary participants.


    BUS: KAL Limousine Buses operate every 20 minutes from Kim-po International Airport to Downtown, and direct connections with the 18 major hotels in Seoul. The fare is approximately 5,000 won one way. Take Line 1(Limousine Buses) to the meeting venue.

    KAL Limousine Bus is the most convenient way to get the meeting venue and hotels listed below.

    TAXI: Because of traffic jam in Seoul, the fare can differ substantially. It may cost approximately 15,000 won from the airport to the meeting venue. There are two kinds of taxis, which are general taxi and deluxe taxi (black color). The latter offers a high standard of service compared to the former, but is more expensive than the former. It is advisable that you take a general taxi.

    SUBWAY: Subway Line 5, violet color, which links the airport to central and southeastern Seoul, is in operation. The fare to downtown Seoul is 550 won. The subway is a very efficient way of traveling downtown. If going to the meeting venue, you should get off at the Ulchiro 1-ga station of Subway Line 2. Please see the Subway Line Map in Annex 2.

    Note: The fare for transportation is payable only by cash (Korean currency), and credit card is not available.


    Special agreements have been made with the following hotels to accommodate delegates and accompanying persons during their stay in Seoul. The special hotel rates are offered to the meeting delegates. The hotel rates quoted below are per room, per night excluding breakfast. 10% for tax and 10% for service charge will be added to your bill when you check out.

    HOTEL LOTTE (Meeting Venue)

    250 rooms reserved for the meeting
    Class: Super Deluxe
    Rate: 170,000 won per single occupancy/190,000 won per double occupancy
    Address: 1 Sogong-dong, Chung-Gu, Seoul, 100-070, Rep. of Korea
    Tel: +82-2-759-7530
    Fax: +82-2-752-8602
    Transportation: Subway Line 2, Ulchiro 1-ga Station
    Privilege: Free use of Fitness club (08:00am to 21:00pm) - Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna and Gymnasium


    50 rooms reserved for the meeting
    Class: Super Deluxe
    Rate: 170,000 won per single occupancy/190,000 won per double occupancy
    Address: 23, 2-ga, Taipyung-ro, Chung-Gu, Seoul, 100-102, Rep. of Korea
    Tel: +82-2-310-7730
    Fax: +82-2-778-7229
    Transportation: Subway Line 2, Seoul City Hall station
    Distance from the meeting venue: 15minute walk


    50 rooms reserved for the meeting
    Class: Deluxe
    Rate: 120,000 won per single occupancy/136,000 won per double occupancy
    Address: 6, 1-ga, Myung-dong, Chung-Gu, Seoul, 100-102, Rep. of Korea
    Tel: +82-2-756-1112 (EXT: 243)
    Fax: +82-2-756-1119
    Transportation: Subway Line 4, Myongdong station
    Distance from the meeting venue: 20 minute walk


    50 rooms reserved for the meeting
    Class: Super Deluxe
    Rate: 200,000 won per single occupancy/216,000 won per double occupancy
    Address: 87, Sokong-gong, Chung-Gu, Seoul, 100-070, Rep. of Korea
    Tel: +82-2-317-0389
    Fax: +82-2-319-1467
    Transportation: Subway Line 2, City Hall station
    Distance from the meeting venue: 10 minute walk


    Delegates select the first choice and the second choice from the above hotel list and send the Accommodation Request Form to the meeting orginizer Mr. Seong-Gon Kim by fax or by e-mail no later than 13th February 1999. The hotel arranged by your choice will send the confirmation to you within a week. For cancellation, please notify the hotel directly.

    Accommodation Request Form:

  • MS Word 95 file (76 KB)
  • PDF file (5.1 KB)

    Note: Any Cancellation after 1st March 1999 or no show made will be charged one night deposit.


    1. Visa
    2. Most visitors with confirmed outbound tickets may stay up to fifteen days without visas, although this does not apply to certain nationalities. Please check with your travel agent or Korea embassy or consulate in your country in advance of a trip.

      Visa Exemption Countries for a stay of up to 30 days:

      Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Commonwealth of Dominica, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, St.Lucia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Lesotho, Tunisia, United States of America

    3. Weather
    4. The weather in Seoul in March is a spring that is sunny and windy during the day and a little bit cold in the evening. We suggest that you bring a jacket and a lighter sweater with you.

      Temperature at night range from 0 to 5 degree C (32 to 40 degree F) while temperature during the day can reach 10 degree C (40 to 50 degree F).

    5. Currency/Credit Cards
    6. The unit of currency in Korea is WON. The exchange rate is approximately 1,350 Won to US$1.00 as of November 1998. US dollars and major credit cards are also acceptable at most hotels and restaurants. Currency exchange offices are located in local banks, at Airport and at hotels.

      Please note that most restaurants and shops throughout Seoul accept only Korean Currency with the exception of Hotels.

    7. Business Hours
    8. Most offices are open 9am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, and up to 1pm on Saturday. Banks are working from 9:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays and from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday.

    9. Electricity
    10. 220 Volt only is available at the meeting place. A round two-pin plug is used.

    11. Telephone
    12. There are public telephones throughout the city. Phone cards in 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 or 10,000 won can be purchased at hotels. How to make international call is to press 001 or 002 (international access code) first and then press country code, area code and personal telephone number.


    The meeting participants can pick up some information on tour in Korea at the Registration & Information Desk. We can make the tour arrangements for the meeting participants and their accompanying persons if they can make group.


    Kyongbok-gung Palace
    With establishing the capital city of the Chosun Dynasty in 1394, the Kyongbok-gung Palace was as the main palace. Behind the outer gate, the Kwanghwamun Gate, it has four gates including the front gate (the Hongnyemun Gate) to the south of the palace, and contains a lot of halls and pavilions such as the Kunjongjon, Sajongjon, Kangnyongjon, and Sujongjon Halls.

    Transportation: Get off at Kyongbokkung Station (Subway Line 3)
    Hours: 09:00 - 8:00, 09:00 - 8:30 (May. - Aug.), 09:00 - 17:00 (Nov. - Feb.)
    Closed: Tuesday
    Admission: 700 won
    Tel: 02-732-1931

    Korean Folk Village (Yong-in-shi, Kyong-gi-do Province)
    Designed to take after a traditional Korean country town, it contains many architectural styles of buildings representing different regions and lifestyles across the nation, including thatch-roofed farmer's houses, a mansion for the noble class, a provincial government office and so on. Especially interesting are the Korean people dressed in native costumes 'living the traditional lives,' who wander about the village and work in a marketplace and various kinds of shops where folk crafts are manufactured and on display. It offers the several times daily performances of traditional music, dance and other folk arts.

    Hours: 09:00 - 17:00, 09:00 - 16:00 (Nov.- Feb.)
    Admission: 8,500 won
    Tel: 02-742-6029, 0331-283-2106/8

    Everland (Yong-in-shi, Kyong-gi-do Province)
    This ultra-modern amusement park is recognized as the largest and most unique of the large-scale places of such kind around the suburbs of Seoul. The comprehensive outdoor and indoor leisure facilities are arranged in a perfect harmony with the nature, providing a paradise-like pace for people of all ages. In addition, it offers varied live performances and seasonal festivals of flowers.

    Admission: 7,000 won for adults/5,000 won for juniors between 13 and 17/1,500 won for children under 13
    One-day pass-21,000 won
    Tel: 02-234-6171, 02-759-1305, 0335-20-8610/20

    Ich'on Ceramics Village
    Located just out of town of Ich'on, Kyonggi-do Province, it contains more than 250 kilns and some ceramics related institutions, including the Hae-Gang Ceramics Museum. Its ceramic production dates back to the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392), and along with reproductions of Caledonia ware the area is also noted for white porcelain. Ich'on offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to see potters at work in their own kilns, buy their products and even try making ceramics in person. The Ich'on Ceramics Festival is held around the Hotel Miranda at town over several days from late September to early October each year.

    Tel: 0336-33-6381 (Ich'on Ceramics Cooperative)

    P'anmunjom and its Vicinity
    One of the most unusual destinations in the world, the site where the 1953 Armistice Treaty was signed stands in the Joint Security Area (JSA) in the middle of the DMZ, highlighting the severe reality of the divided Korean Peninsula. Though on-going conferences of the Military Armistice Commission (MAC) and peaceful contacts between the North and the South Korea have been held here, visitors, escorted and briefed by the military guides, come to breathe the distinct tension pervading all the facilities and persons on duty. Discovered in the South Korean territory off the DMZ near P'anmunjom in 1978, the North Korean 3rd Tunnel is one of the several underground tunnels dug under the DMZ by the North Korea for the purpose of infiltrating troops into South Korea in case of hostilities. It is deep under the surface and tourists are invited to descend to the bottom to view it for themselves.

    Open: Mon.-Fri. (except holiday)
    Admission: 48,000 won (English and Japanese guides & lunch included)
    Casual clothing except sandals, jeans or short pants is recommended.
    Korea Travel Bureau, Phone: 778-0150, 777-6647 (starting at Hotel Lotte); Choong-ang Express Tour, Phone:266-3350, 253-8478 (starting at Hotel Shilla Duty-free Shop)


    1 Seoul Metropolitan Map (Link to JPEG file, 76 KB)

    2 Subway Line Map (Link to JPEG file, 406 KB)