[ISO/IEC] ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 3085
DATE: 1999-05-12


Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPEMeeting Announcement
TITLECalling Notice and Draft Agenda, the Forty-eighth SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1999-07-12/16, Vancouver, Canada [SC 29/WG 11 N 2650]
SOURCEConvener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
STATUSCalling Notice and Draft Agenda
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 DATE1999-06-12
27.7 (except isoiec.gif)
isoiec.gif, 29n3085c.htm, 29n30851.htm
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)


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N2650

March 1999


Source: Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor

Title: Forty-Eighth WG11 meeting notice


The 48th WG11 meeting will be held in Vancouver, BC, CA at the kind invitation of the Canadian National National Body, and hosted by the University of British Columbia and Image Power Inc on 1999/03/15-19.

The meeting will start on Monday 1999/07/12T09:00, at the

Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2W6
Phone: +1-604-684-3131
Fax: +1-604-662-1929


Annexes 1 through 4 contain

  1. proposed agenda
  2. registration form (fax, web)
  3. logistic information

Deadline to book your hotel is 1999/05/28.

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
8.1 Corrigenda
8.2 Workplan
9.1 MPEG-2 parts
9.2 Verification of MPEG-2
9.3 Amendments
9.4 Corrigenda
9.5 Workplan
10. MPEG Phase 4
10.1 Version 1
10.1.1 Final Draft International Standard Reference software
10.1.2 Verification Tests Systems Video Audio
10.1.3 Quality of service
10.1.4 Conformance Testing System Visual Audio DMIF
10.2 Version 2
10.2.1 Patent statements
10.2.2 Requirements
10.2.3 Tools DMIF Systems Natural Visual Synthetic Visual Natural Audio Synthetic Audio
10.2.4 Verification Models System Video Audio SNHC
10.2.5 Committee Draft Systems Video Audio Simulation software DMIF
10.3 Workplan
11. MPEG Phase 7
11.1 Requirements
11.2 Call for proposals
11.3 Tools
11.4 Experimentation Model
11.5 Workplan
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
16.3 Joint meetings
17. Planning of future activities
18. Resolutions of this meeting
19. A.O.B
20. Closing

Annex 2

Logistic Information


Hotel Information: Hotel Vancouver

900 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2W6

phone: +1-604-684-3131 fax: +1-604-662-1929

Room Rate: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Vancouver. The sleeping room rate is $250.00 Canadian dollars (approximately 165 US dollars as of March 1, 1999) for single/double occupancy. It is essential that you make your reservations directly with the hotel by mentioning you are with the ISO conference to obtain the group rate.

Reservations must be made no later than May 28, 1999.

Special offer: If The Hotel Vancouver has received at least 125 reservations for the meeting by April 11, the hotel will pick up a name out of the reservations made and that person will receive 5 nights complimentary stay at the hotel. If fewer than 125 reservations are made by April 11, there will be no drawing.

Make your reservations NOW!!!!

Facilities Fee: The facilities fee for the meeting $300.00 US dollars. Payable by Canadian or US dollars, or credit card (Visa, American Express or MasterCard)

Airport Information: Vancouver International Airport is a full service International Airport. .

Local Transportation: The Airporter provides transportation from the airport to Hotel Vancouver. When you clear customs, step outside of that area and you will see the lime green bus which says YBR Airporter. For domestic arrivals, simply step outside the baggage area and look for the bus. The bus departs every 15 minutes. One-way charges are $10.00 and $17.00 for roundtrip. No reservations required. 1-800-668-3141

Directions: From Vancouver International Airport, follow signs to City Center via Granville Street. Follow Granville Street until you have crossed the Granville Street Bridge. Once over the bridge, turn left on Drake Street. Follow Drake Street for two blocks to Hornby Street and turn right. Proceed along Hornby Street to the Hotel Vancouver and turn left into the main entrance.

Mailing Information: Documents should be shipped to the hotel no earlier than three days in advance of meeting. Please use the address format listed below:

Hotel Vancouver

name - GUEST

ISO/IEC Meeting

900 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 2W6

Contacts for Meeting: Julie Higgins or Valerie Ritacco from Preferred, Inc., ph: 612-673-9799,

fax: 612-673-9994 or e-mail: julie@preferredmeetings.com

or val@preferredmeetings.com

More information: http://spmg.ece.ubc.ca/sc29

General Information

ISO/IEC Meeting

July 12-16, 1999

Vancouver, Canada



Vancouver has been acclaimed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Majestic snowcapped mountains and ancient evergreen forests stretch on into the sparkling blue Pacific. Oceanside parks leads the way to sandy beaches. Vancouver was voted the most livable city in the world.

Hotel Vancouver

Hotel Vancouver is a dedicated heritage building and city landmark, located in the heart of the city. Museums, shopping and the theatre district are within minutes of the hotel.

Travel Documents

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

Transportation to and around Vancouver

BC Transit operates buses, the SkyTrain and the Seabus which will take you anywhere you want to go in Vancouver. The Aquabus ferry offers transportation to Granville Island.

Weather in Vancouver

The climate in Vancouver is mild and enjoyable most of the year. The average temperature in July is around 69° F/ 20° C.


Dress is mostly casual in Vancouver, 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.


Restaurants perched on mountaintops, revolving restaurants, European-style sidewalk cafes, coffee shops and intimate bistros. Vancouver offers superb cuisine from anywhere in the world.


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


Any activity you can think of is close by, year round in Vancouver from skiing, golfing, kayaking, hiking, etc.


Legal tender is the Canadian dollar; there are 100 cents in one dollar. As of March 1, 1999, one US dollar is approximately equivalent to 1.52 Canadian dollars.


The Hotel Vancouver can cash Travelers Checks at the Front Desk.


Major banks are open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday through 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 Volts/60 Hertz

Local information for Vancouver can be obtained at: