ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 4420
DATE: 2001-10-01
 

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement and Draft Agenda
TITLE Calling Notice and Draft Agenda, the Fifty-eighth SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2001-12-03/07  [SC 29/WG 11 N 4141]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
PROJECT  
STATUS Calling Notice and Draft Agenda [Requested action: 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.]
ACTION ID ACT
DUE DATE 2001-11-03
DISTRIBUTION P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION
ORGANISATION 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 N4141

September 2001

 

Source: Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor
Title: Fifty-eighth WG11 meeting notice

 

The 58th WG11 meeting will be held in Pattaya, Thailand at the kind invitation of TISI, the Thai Industrial Standards Institute, on 2001/12/03 - 2001/12/07.

The meeting will start on Monday 2001/12/03T09:00 at

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort
353 Phra Tumnuk Road

Pattaya, Cholburi 20150 

Thailand

Pattaya is located 147 km from Bangkok. You may like to use transportation support provided by the hotel.

Relevant links:

Facilities fees for this meeting are set at  300 USD for advanced payment and at 330 USD for late or on-site payment..

Continuing the positive experience of the Sydney  meeting, a presentation session on MPEG and its working method will be held on Sunday 2001/12/02T18:00. Delegates new to MPEG are warmly invited to attend this session.

You are strongly encouraged to register with the Convenor, whenever possible using the web. This is needed by the Convenor to organise the meeting. It is also important for the purpose of  assessing the exact attendance so that facilities fees can be set at the right level.


Proposed 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  

Requirements  

 

 

8.2 Amendments
8.6 Corrigenda

8.7

Workplan

 

 

9.

MPEG Phase 4

4185  AHG on MPEG-4 Visual Studio Profile

9.1

Requirements

4183  AHG on Requirements for Joint Video Project

9.2

Systems

9.2.1

Standard

9.2.2

Extension 1

9.2.3

Extension 2

4170  AHG on MPEG-4 Textual Format

9.2.4

Extension 3

4174  AHG on MP4 Extensions
4173  AHG on MPEG IPMP Extensions
4167  AHG on MPEG-4 BIFS

9.2.4

Extension 4

4151  AHG on AFX S/W Implementation
4150  AHG on AFX WD/VM editing and Core Experiments

9.2.5

Corrigenda

9.3

Visual

9.3.1

Standard

9.3.2

Extension 1

9.3.3

Extension 2

4186  AHG on MPEG-4 Visual Fine Granularity Scalability

9.3.5

Corrigenda

9.4

Audio

9.4.1

Standard

4144  AHG on MPEG-2/4 AAC

9.4.2

Extension 1

4146  AHG on MPEG-4 Audio

9.4.3

Extension 2

4143  AHG on Audio Exploration

9.4.4

Corrigenda

9.5

Conformance Testing

9.5.1

Standard

4145  AHG on Audio part of MPEG-2/4 Conformance
4165  AHG on MPEG-4 Conformance

9.5.2  

Amendment 1

9.5.3

Corrigenda

9.6

Reference software

9.6.1

Standard

9.6.2

Extension 1

4171  AHG on IM1

9.6.3

Corrigenda

9.7

DMIF

9.7.1

Standard

9.7.2

Corrigenda

9.8

Optimised software

9.8.1

Technical Report

9.9

4 on IP Framework

9.9.1

Standard

4172  AHG on MPEG-4 Content on MPEG-2 Systems and IP Network

9.10  

Hardware Reference Description

9.10.1

Technical Report

4176  AHG on MPEG-4 Part 9: Reference Hardware Description
9.11   New video compression work 4189  AHG on Enhanced-Compression Video Coding
9.12   Digital Cinema 4154  AHG on Digital Cinema Video Coding Technology
4168  AHG on evaluation of “expert viewingEmethodologies in D-Cinema
10.13 Explorations
10.13.1 Fine Granularity Scalability 4191  AHG on Enhanced Fine Granularity Scalability in MPEG-4 Video

9.14

Workplan

 

 

10.

MPEG Phase 7

10.1

Requirements

10.2

Systems

10.2.1

Standard 

10.2.2 Version 2 4166  AHG on MPEG-7 Systems and DDL

10.3

Description Definition Language

10.3.1

Standard 

4166  AHG on MPEG-7 Systems and DDL

10.4

Visual

10.4.1

Standard 

4187  AHG on Editing MPEG-7 Visual FDIS and XM

10.4.2

Version 2 

4188  AHG on MPEG-7 Visual Core Experiments

10.5

Audio

10.5.1

Standard 

4147  AHG on MPEG-7 Audio

10.4.2

Version 2 

4162  AHG on MPEG-7 Core Experiments and Future Work

10.6

Description Schemes

4177  AHG on Editing the MPEG-7 MDS XM and FDIS

10.6.1

Standard 

10.4.2

Version 2 

4178  AHG on MPEG-7 Semantic Interoperability

10.7

Reference software

10.7.1

Standard 

4175  AHG on XM Development

10.4.2

Version 2 

10.8 

Conformance Testing

10.8.1

Standard 

4148  AHG on Audio part of MPEG-7 Conformance
10.9 Extraction and use of visual descriptors
10.9.1 Technical Report 4190  AHG on Editing MPEG-7 PDTR on extraction and use of visual descriptors

10.10

Workplan

 

 

11.

MPEG phase 21

11.1

Requirements

4184  AHG on MPEG-21 Requirements
4158  AHG on requirements for persistent association of information with MPEG content

11.2

Vision, Technologies and Strategy

4155  AHG on MPEG-21 PDTR 1.2 Study

11.3

Digital Item Declaration

4179  AHG on Editing the MPEG-21 DID CD and DII&D WD
4180  AHG on MPEG-21 Core Experiments
11.4   Digital Item Identification and Description 4179  AHG on Editing the MPEG-21 DID CD and DII&D WD
4180  AHG on MPEG-21 Core Experiments

11.5

Intellectual Property Management and Protection

4173  AHG on MPEG IPMP Extensions
11.6 Rights Expression Language 4157  AHG on Rights Data Dictionary and Rights Expression Language
11.7 Rights Data Dictionary 4157  AHG on Rights Data Dictionary and Rights Expression Language
11.8 Digital Item Usage Environment Description 4153  AHG on MPEG-21 Digital Item Usage Environment Description
11.9 Reference software 4181  AHG on developing MPEG-21 Software and Systems Model (YM)
11.10 Other MPEG-21 parts   4182  AHG on Bitstream Syntax Description Language (BSDL)

11.11

Workplan

 

 

12.

Overall WG11 workplan

 

 

13.

Explorations

13.1

Lossless audio coding

4149  AHG on Issues in Lossless Audio Coding

14.

Liaison matters

15.

Administrative matters

15.1

Schedule of future MPEG meetings

15.2

Promotional activities

4152  AHG on MPEG-7 Applications & Promotion to Industry

 

 

16.

Organisation of this meeting

 

 

16.1

Tasks for subgroups

 

 

16.2

Joint meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Planning of future activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Resolutions of this meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

A.O.B

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Closing

 

 

 


Logistic Information

DATES

The MPEG meeting will take place from Monday, 3 December 2001 through Friday, 7 December 2001.

The meeting will be preceded by a special pre-meeting on RDD/REL Evaluation. The RDD/REL Evaluation pre-meeting will take place from Friday, 30 November 2001T09:00 through Sunday, 2 December 2001T18:00.

Other pre-meetings will take place on Saturday and Sunday prior to the MPEG meeting as usual.

MEETING LOCATION

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort
353 Phra Tumnuk Road
Pattaya, Cholburi 20150
Thailand
Tel: + 66 38 250 421
Fax: +66 38 250 141

REGISTRATION FEES

The fee for attending the MPEG meeting is 13,300 Thai Baht (US$300 in current exchange rate), if prepaid not later than October 31. The fee for late or on-site payment is 14,600 Baht (~$330).

Delegates wishing to attend the RDD/REL Evaluation pre-meeting need to pay additional 2,900 Baht (~$65), to cover the cost of food and beverage (see below).

Delegates are urged to take advantage of the prepayment option.  If prepayment is too low there will be a penalty that will increase the total cost of the meeting.  See below for terms of cancellation.

Please fill out the appropriate sections in the Registration & Hotel Reservation Form.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort is a totally self-contained 5 star resort situated in 64 acres of lush tropical parkland, with its own private beach, yet only 10 minutes drive from the shopping and entertainment of Pattaya.  Its leisure facilities include 5 swimming pools, 6 floodlit tennis courts, 3-hole practice golf course, fitness center, sauna, Royal Cliff Spa, shops, 9 restaurants and its own Catamaran on which guests can enjoy bathing excursions to the crystal clear waters of beautiful nearby islands.

There are four hotels within the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, each with its own distinct style and all situated within maximum 5 minutes walk from each other.

The Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

Opened in 1973 the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel helped to earn the resort its name for excellence.  Now more attuned to the needs of the package holidaymaker and slightly more budget conscious travelers, the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel provides superb value for money. The rates for MPEG delegates at this hotel are:

Mini-Suites  Single 4,160 Baht (~$95)
Double  4,740 Baht (~$110)

Total rooms reserved for MPEG: 50 rooms.

The above rates are net, inclusive of American breakfast, service charges and prevailing VAT.

The Royal Cliff Grand

Opened in 1992 with the conference, incentive and meetings market in mind, the Royal Cliff Grand provides all that experienced leisure or business travelers could wish for.  All the beautifully designed rooms and suites have large marble bathrooms with separate walk-in showers and double washbasins.  All rooms are complemented by large sea-facing balconies with 2 sun loungers and even a shower for cooling off! The Royal Cliff Grand is a true 5 star hotel from the large atrium lobby to the modern guest rooms.  The rates for MPEG delegates at this hotel are:

Deluxe rooms Single  5,430 Baht (~$120)
Double   6,000 Baht (~$135)

   Total rooms reserved for MPEG: 250 rooms.

The above rates are net, inclusive of American breakfast, service charges and prevailing VAT.

Please note the limited availability of rooms, especially of type Mini-Suites. Rooms will be reserved on first-come first-served basis.

HOW TO BOOK

To register to the meeting and reserve a room at these special rates, please fax the enclosed Registration & Hotel Reservation Form (2 pages) directly to:

The Royal Cliff Beach Resort

Attention: MPEG

Fax +66 38 250 141

Please specify your e-mail address in the proper section of the form. A confirmation will be e-mailed to you within 72 hours of booking.

The registration form must include credit card details for reservation guarantee and for facility fee prepayment. In case the card does not belong to the applicant, a signed photocopy of the credit card must be attached.

Please also register with the Convenor using the Web WG11 Registration Form.

CANCELLATION

In case of non-attendance 80% refund for prepaid registration fees will be made. Alternatively the registration fee can be transferred in full to another delegate (in which case a photocopy of the credit card must be supplied as above).

If registration fee is prepaid, cancellation of accommodation reservation must be made at least one week prior to scheduled arrival date, otherwise one night accommodation fee will be charged.

If registration fee is not prepaid, cancellation of accommodation reservation must be made before November 1, 2001, otherwise one night accommodation fee will be charged.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

The room rate includes full breakfast buffet.

The meeting fee includes coffee breaks and lunch (international buffet) from Monday till Friday.

The RDD/REL Evaluation pre-meeting fee includes coffee breaks and lunch from Friday till Sunday prior to the meeting. Admission to lunch on these days will be restricted to delegates having a special indication on their badges (or privately paying).

Delegates participating in other ad-hoc pre-meetings are invited to coffee breaks on Saturday and Sunday at no extra charge.

In addition to the top-class hotel restaurants, the city center, with its abundance of superb Thai and international restaurants, is only $3 taxi-ride away.

SOCIAL EVENT

The Banquet, kindly sponsored by TISI, will be held on Tuesday, 4 December 2001.  Delegates and their accompanying members are cordially invited to attend.  The sponsors requested the shift of the day since Wednesday will be a national holiday (King’s Birthday) in Thailand.  Exact time and location will be provided in the meeting.

TRANSPORTATION

The city of Pattaya is located 160 km from Bangkok International Airport (BKK).  Driving time is between 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.  A taxi ride from BKK to the Royal Cliff would cost between 1,500 to 3,000 Baht (~$35-$70), depending on type of car, number of passengers and your bargain skills.  Details on public transportation can be found in:

http://www.pattayacity.com/pattaya/trans.html

A special shuttle service for the MPEG delegates between the airport and the Royal Cliff will be operated before and after the meeting.  The fee is 900 Baht (~$20) each direction per person.  The service will be scheduled according to arrival and departure times as reported in the registration form. Upon arrival, a person carrying an MPEG sign will be waiting for the delegates at the exit of the Customs area.

The shuttle service is payable through the hotel.  Please indicate your will to use the service in the Registration & Hotel Reservation Form.

The service depends on minimum number of passengers on a ride.  If the service cannot be arranged due to singular arrival time the delegate will be notified by e-mail.

The MPEG hospitality desk in the hotel will give information on the departure service.

Rental cars are available from local and international companies.  Driving in Thailand is on the left and is an experience for the adventurous.

CHECK-IN

A special MPEG check-in counter will handle concurrent hotel check-in and meeting registration.  Hotel services, meeting and transportation fees will all be detailed in same invoice.

HOSPITALITY DESK

The MPEG hospitality desk will operate from Monday till Friday 9:00 to 5:00 PM.  It will provide information about the meeting, handle breakout room allocation, etc.  The staff at the desk will be happy to assist with any other matter such as providing local information and confirming your return flight.

TIME ZONE AND WEATHER

Local time is GMT + 7. Thailand enjoys a tropical climate E warm and humid throughout the year. The weather in Pattaya in December is cooler and drier than the rest of the year.  Average daytime temperature is 280 C (830 F).  Rain is rare.  We suggest bringing only light cloths. If it gets a bit chilly during the evening you will buy there a sweatshirt for pennies.  In addition, do not forget to bring a bathing suit, hat, sunglasses and sun block lotion.

VISAS

Visitors usually do not require an entry visa to Thailand.  A 30-day stay permit is given by passport control upon arrival.  However, in case of doubt, please inquire with your travel agent, the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country.

CURRENCY / CREDIT CARDS

Local currency is the Thai Baht (THB). Many foreign currencies are also accepted (yet the rate charge may be high). The current exchange rate is 1 USD = 44 THB. All major credit cards are widely accepted by hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs (accepting international cards), banks and currency exchange offices are around every corner.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES / CELLULAR PHONES

There are public telephones throughout the city. Phone cards can be purchased in post offices, kiosks and bookstores.  Some telephones accept international credit cards.  Not all phones accept toll-free calling card numbers.  To dial International dial 001 followed by country code, area code and telephone number.

For using your personal cellular phone in Thailand, please be advised that the GSM system (900/1800) is operated by several operators. We suggest inquiring with your local network provider whether they have an agreement with operators in Thailand.

INTERNET CONNECTION

The computer room at the meeting will operate from Saturday 12/1 noon till Friday 12/7 noon and will provide Internet connection for laptops and stationary desktops. To avoid congestion in the computer room delegates are recommended to connect from their rooms through a local ISP.  Buying temporary Internet connection in Thailand is easy and cheap. So called “Internet cardsEare sold in bookstores and will give couple of hours of connection through a local phone number for few dollars.  It is also possible to buy Internet time online, which you may wish to do before arriving in Thailand. Loxinfo (http://www.loxinfo.co.th/LoxinfoShop/html/w_net.html) sells 30 hours of instant Internet access, usable (in units of seconds) over a period of one year, for 380 Baht (~$9). They will send a username, password and an electronic copy of a user manual that includes phone number listing for the entire country to your e-mail address.  A tip you will not find in the manual: their SMTP server address is mail.loxinfo.co.th.

Thailand uses the RJ-11 modular jack, which is the same as the United States.

ELECTRICITY

Thailand has 220 Volts, 50 Hz electricity supply. A two flat-pin plug (American/Japanese) can be used everywhere, and many sockets will also accommodate round-pin plugs.

TIPPING

Tipping is a common practice in Thailand. Everybody will expect a tip, but, unlike some other places, will give a very good service in return.  Better give the tip in cash directly to the person who serves you rather than adding it to the credit card.  Don’t be stingy and you will get a royal service and see a lot of happy faces.

LANGUAGE

The Thai people speak Thai.  However, English is a compulsory school subject and you will find your way around, especially among people whose main business is dealing with tourists.  All important road and shop signs are written also in English.

WATER QUALITY

Avoid drinking tap water.  In most hotels rooms, and obviously at the Royal Cliff, you will find free-of-charge bottles of drinking water.

CONTACT

For further information and questions about this announcement you may contact Zvi Lifshitz (zvil@csi.com).

For information about the hotel and other local issues please contact Khun (Ms.) Vipavee Wuthichat (vipavee@royalcliff.com).

LINKS

The following are useful links for the hotel, the city of Pattaya and Thailand:

http://www.royalcliff.com/

http://www.pattayacity.com/pattaya/index.html

http://www.thailandtravelsearch.com/

http://www.magellans.com/cgi-bin/mitc/956183879?Partner_ID=CJ&AID=42057&PID=1527780