ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 5324
DATE: 2003-04-01

Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement
TITLE Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the Sixteenth SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2003-07-28/30, Trondheim, Norway
SOURCE Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
STATUS Calling notice and logistical information [Requested action: For submission of delegates lists from SC 29 members, for registration by each participant, and for contribution by SC 29 members, AGM and WGs]
DUE DATE 2003-06-28
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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Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)*
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:
*Standard Organization Accredited by JISC

Calling Notice
The Sixteenth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
2003-07-28/30, Trondheim, Norway

Meeting Name

The sixteenth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary meeting

Dates and Hours

2003-07-28 (09:00)/30

Co-Located Meetings

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 meeting, 2003-07-21/25

Meeting Place

Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel
Kjøpmannsgt. 73, P.O. Box 956
NO-7010 Trondheim, Norway
Tel: + 47 73 80 30 00
Fax: + 47 73 80 30 50


Norwegian Technology Standards Institution (NTS)
The organization of the meeting is in cooperation between NTS and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Host Contact and Meeting Organizer

Ms. Bjørnhild Sæterøy
Norwegian Technology Centre
P.O. Box 7072 Majorstuen
NO-0306 Oslo, Norway
Tel: + 47 22 59 01 16
Fax: + 47 22 59 01 29

Meeting home page:

The secretariat will be open for registration on Monday 28 July at 08:00.


Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)
at the following address:

Ms. Yukiko Ogura
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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

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 2003-06-28.

Registration to SC 29 Secretariat by 2003-06-28

Each delegate/representative is requested to register

  • Meeting Registration Form


    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 2003-06-28.

    Logistic information
    the 16th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 plenary
    Trondheim, Norway, 2003-07-28/30


    Trondheim was founded in 997 AD by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, at the mouth of the Nidelven river. With its 150 000 inhabitants it's the third larges city in Norway and holds a special place in the country's history and culture. It is also a modern city and a major university city with more 25 000 students and one of the largest high-technology centres in the whole of Europe.

    The meeting venue is in the centre of the city.


    A block of rooms is reserved at the following hotels:

      Single occupancy Double occupancy
    Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel
    (main hotel and meeting venue)
    Kjøpmannsgt. 73
    NO-7001 Trondheim
    NOK 1 050,- NOK 1 150,-

    Clarion Hotel Grand Olav
    Kjøpmannsgaten 48
    NO-7010 Trondheim

    NOK 890,- NOK 990,-
    Quality Hotel Augustin
    Kongensgt 26
    NO-7011 Trondheim
    NOK 790,- NOK 890,

    The price includes breakfast.
    To obtain these prices your registration must be received before 2003-06-27.

    Clarion Hotel Grand Olav and Quality Hotel Augustin are both within a few minutes walking distance to Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel.

    On line map

    Registration and hotel reservation: On line registration form - Word document for fax registration

    Registration and facilities fee

    The facilities fee is NOK 1.500,-.

    The meeting fee is payable by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or cash. Please give your credit card number together with your registration and hotel reservation (see above). Credit cards will be charged at the earliest on July 21. A cancellation fee of NOK 150 will be charged for "no shows" and cancellations later than July 21.

    Visa information

    In you don't need a visa, your country will be listed here.

    Otherwise, please check with the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate in your country whether you need a visa for Norway and how to acquire it. We recommend to start the proceedings as early as possible.

    Norwegian Embassies on the web

    If you need an invitation letter, please contact Bjørnhild Sæterøy

    How to get to Trondheim

    By air
    The easiest way by air is via Oslo, Copenhagen or Amsterdam.

    From Copenhagen: Two departures a day (SAS) (1 hr 50 min) Connections with European and international destinations
    From Oslo: Frequent departures (SAS/Braathens or Norwegian air Shuttle) (1 hr) Connection with European destinations and New York
    From Amsterdam: Two departures a day (KLM) (2 hr 15 min) Connections with European and international destinations

    SAS / Braathens
    Norwegian Air Shuttle

    Airport information

    In Trondheim you land at Værnes Airport. The easiest way to get to all hotels is to use the airport bus, which stops outside all hotels. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes and costs NOK 54,-.

    Airport taxi NOK 250,- pr passenger.

    By train
    If you want to see some of Norway and have the time, the train ride from Oslo to Trondheim is a scenic and nice tour (6 hrs 30 min). You can also take the train directly from Gardermoen Airport (6hrs).
    There are five departures every day.
    The Norwegian State Railways (NSB)

    By car
    By car from Oslo you can follow almost the same route as the train (approx. 7 hrs)

    By sea
    A more exciting way is to go by the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen. You will need more time and have to plan ahead, as July is high season. Check out the possibility at the Norwegian Coastal Voyage.

    Time zone

    The timezone in Norway is UTC+01, an in July we have one hour daylight saving time.


    July is high summer in Trondheim. The daily conditions can, however, vary a lot. The average temperature is 13,3°C (56°F), and varies between 10 and 30 degrees! Bring your umbrella, a light coat/jacket and your swimsuit!


    220 V, 2 pin plugs. Please make sure you have the correct adapters and plugs!


    Information will be provided on the web site later.


    Norwegian krone (NOK)

    USD 1 and EUR 1 is approximately NOK 7,25

    All major credit cards are accepted by the hotels, restaurants and most stores.

    An ATM machine which accepts all the major credit and cash cards is located in the lobby of the venue hotel. There are several banks in the area, which are open Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1530.


    Tipping is not mandatory, but if you are pleased with the service at restaurants and hotels, you can leave a tip (up to 10%).

    Things to see and do in Trondheim

    The meeting is located in "Midtbyen" (city centre), and you are within walking distance of some of the most famous tourist attractions.

    Take a look at the following web sites for more information:
    Official Internet Site for Trondheim
    Attractions and events in Trondheim

    A trip before or after the meeting


    Travelling east from Trondheim (by car, bus or train) you get to Røros.

    Røros is a mining town with soul and atmosphere. The characteristic low wooden houses, the history , the atmosphere and the experiences have an unique flavour which you will find nowhere else. The complete town centre is under a preservation order and is found on UNESCO's World Heritage List on line with other cultural treasures like the buildings in Versailles and the pyramids of Egypt.

    Information about Røros


    Across the fjord from Trondheim you find the Fosen peninsula.

    From coastal landscapes with rocky island, heather moorlands and sheltered fjords: Only a few kilometres separate mountain and valley. In between you will find costal landscapes, forests, marshlands, wild rivers, tranquil lakes and streams. A unique experience for hikers.

    Information about Fosen

    A round trip, south along the coast and back inland

    On this trip you can use high speed express boat, bus, car and train, or rather a combination of all or some. The trip will give you a view of the coast of Norway and the mountains.

    Take the high speed express or drive to Kristiansund, follow the Atlantic ocean road to Bud and go on to Molde.
    Go to Åndalsnes. The trip up Romsdal to Dombås is famous for its scenery. From Dombås you go to Oppdal, before you go back to Trondheim.

    Make your trip to Trondheim different

    If you land at Oslo airport, you can use some extra days and take a different way to Trondheim.

    Take the train from Oslo towards Bergen, but instead of taking it all the way to Bergen, take the Norway in a nutshell tour, which takes you down a scenic train line to Flåm. From there you go by ship along a narrow fjord to Gudvangen and bus up steep roads to Voss. From Voss you reenter the train from Oslo and go to Bergen.

    From Bergen you can take a plane to Trondheim, but why not use the coastal express? The ship will take you along the coast between Bergen and Trondhem, with stops where you can visit local communities. Remember that you need to plan this ahead! Check out the website of the Norwegian coastal voyage!

    The examples above are just a few proposals. You may want to go to a different place. Visit the site of the official travelguide to Norway.

    Welcome to Trondheim and Norway