ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)
|TITLE||Resolutions, the 16th SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2003-07-28/30, Trondheim, Norway|
|SOURCE||ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29|
|STATUS||Adopted Resolutions [Requested action: For SC 29's information]|
|DISTRIBUTION||P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF|
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)*
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SC 29 approves the following progression of work items on condition that substantial support is received and Disposition of Comments reports satisfactorily dispose all comments accompanying negative votes. SC 29 further approves the subsequent progression to the next stage on condition that substantial support is received and Disposition of Comments reports satisfactorily dispose all comments accompanying negative votes:
1) IS/AMD/COR publication stages
2) FDIS/FDAM stages
3) FCD/FPDAM stages
4) CD/PDAM/PDTR stages
SC 29 approves the following modifications to its current Programme of Work, and instructs its Secretariat to submit them to JTC 1 for endorsement:
The WG 1 has recommended editorial changes to Annex L which will be incorporated in this revision.
This new edition will not change the requirement to consider this standard in the 2005 periodic review.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5459):
The purpose of this new part is to define text streams: concatenation of text access units, format of text streams and text access units, signaling and decoding of text streams.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5461):
WG 11 has identified a need for a mechanism for specifying the MPEG-7 schema definition across all parts of MPEG-7 standard. This schema definition shall evolve through versions as the various parts of MPEG-7 standard are amended. WG 11 proposes to specify the collected schema definition for each version across these parts. The MPEG-7 Schema Definition shall specify the schema using MPEG-7 Description Definition Language.
3) Minor Enhancements
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5437):
The need for this Amendment arises from a lack of sufficient codespace in the Rsiz capabilities parameter in the SIZ marker segment. The Rsiz parameter contains 16 bits, which are used to signal decoding capabilities required by the encoded codestream.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5447):
This Amendment specifies conformance test requirement to ISO/IEC 13818-1:2000/Amd.2 and ISO/IEC 13818-11 (MPEG-2 IPMP). Requirements are given to bit stream, terminal, IPMP Messages and schemas.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5448):
This reference software provides a reference implementation of MPEG-2 IPMP standard. This version has features of IPMP control information table, IPMP Messages, Tool Manager module, Message Router module, IPMP tool (watermarking) and IPMP messages.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5449):
WG 11 observes the success its MPEG-2 Layer III ("MP3") standard, and would like to make this technology available in what WG 11 expects will be another very successful specification: the MPEG-4 File Format. This amendment will specify how to carry MPEG-2 Layers I, II, and III in the MPEG-4 File Format.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5452):
To define conformance streams related to 14496-10 Advanced Video Coding.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5453):
ISO/IEC 14496-4/Amd.4 was divided into ISO/IEC 14496-4/Amd.4 and ISO/IEC 14496-4/Amd.7. This amendment is needed in order to bring the conformance part in sync with the Systems spec after the amendments for Animation Framework Extensions.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5455):
To define reference software related to ISO/IEC 14496-10 (Advanced Video Coding).
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5456):
ISO/IEC 14496-5/Amd.4 was divided into ISO/IEC 14496-5/Amd.4 and ISO/IEC 14496-5/Amd.7. This amendment is needed in order to bring the Reference Software part in sync with the Systems spec after the amendments for Animation Framework Extensions.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5457):
In order to satisfy strong industry request to enable the use of the enhanced compression and exact-match decoding capability of ISO/IEC 14496-10 for professional environments in which greater sample accuracy and alternative chroma sampling structures are used, WG 11 requests initiation of work on an amendment to extend the capability of ISO/IEC 14496-10 for these applications.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5458):
This amendment adds new technologies to ISO/IEC 14496-16 "Animation Framework eXtension (AFX)".
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5460):
ISO/IEC TR 15938-8 provides various description examples, examples of the extraction and use of MPEG-7 descriptions, and information on the software implementations of MPEG-7 Part 6. This information is not available in the other parts of the MPEG-7 standard and is extremely useful for users of the standard. Since several tools are newly added in ISO/IEC 15938-3/Amd.1 (Visual Extensions), there is a need to provide corresponding informative information.
4) Change of Titles
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5451):
ISO/IEC 14496-4:2003/Amd.4 was divided into 14496-4:2003/Amd.4 and 14496-4:2003/Amd.7. This amendment is needed in order to bring the conformance part in sync with the Systems spec after the amendments for IPMP extensions.
Rationale (ref. SC 29 N 5454):
ISO/IEC 14496-5:2001/Amd.4 was divided into 14496-5:2001/Amd.4 and 14496-5:2001/Amd.7. This amendment is needed in order to bring the Reference Software part in sync with the Systems spec after the amendments for IPMP Extensions.
SC 29 approves the target dates for work items as stated in SC 29 N 5501.
SC 29 approves the following changes in project editor status.
|JTC 1.29.05.02.11.03 (13818-1/AMD3)||Dr. Sam Narasimhan|
|JTC 126.96.36.199.04 (14496-4/AMD4)||
Mr. Mahnjin Han
|JTC 188.8.131.52.04 (14496-5/AMD4)||
Mr. Takanori Senoh|
Mr. Craig A. Schultz
Mr. Michael Stellarios
SC 29 notes that the implementation of ISO/IEC 21000-6 requires a JTC 1 Registration Authority (RA) for Rights Data Dictionary (RDD) Terms and TermSets.
SC 29 requests a candidate for the RA to submit specific proposal to serve as the RA to the SC 29 Secretariat by 2003-11-28.
SC 29 instructs WG 11 to review the proposals and submit a recommendation to SC 29 by 2003-12-15.
Upon receipt of the proposals and the recommendation, SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to issue a ballot on the endorsement.
SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to nominate the RA to JTC 1 providing that substantial support is received.
- Amendment for ISO base media file format
SC29 welcomes the initiative of plans for an amendment to ISO/IEC 15444-12 and ISO/IEC 14496-12 ISO base media file format to be developed jointly by WG 1 and WG 11. SC 29 instructs AGM to supervise the process for an efficient progress of such an activity, as it did for the original specification text.
- Timely establishment of the list of patents on technologies in all stages of drafting standards
SC 29 concurs with the UK position in SC 29 N 5417 regarding the need to establish as early as possible the list of known patents on technologies used in all stages of drafting standards. SC 29 instructs AGM to study various alternatives and to provide a report to SC 29 in its next meeting for its consideration.
- Members of AGM
SC 29 invites its SC 29 P-members to appoint individuals as members of AGM to replace or to add to its current membership, and inform the SC 29 secretariat of their coordinates.
SC 29 informs the ISO and IEC bodies responsible for IPR policies affecting its work that serious concerns exist regarding deployment and usage of its past and present standards. SC 29 believes that issues have arisen from handling of IPR, patents, licensing and related matters.
Such urgent issues are impeding timely implementation and usage of SC 29 standards by industry in applications which could benefit from them. SC 29 seeks urgent action from the appropriate responsible ISO and IEC bodies. SC 29 is available to provide further details on specific examples if this would assist.
Notwithstanding Resolution 7 above, SC 29 instructs the SC 29 Secretariat to update its Website and also make a link to the ISO/IEC IPR policy from the same page.
SC 29 affirms and supports ISO policy that requires a party that submits a technology contribution for proposed inclusion in any SC 29 standard to disclose to the WG the existence of patents or published pending patent applications, hereafter referred to as "IP rights", of which the party is personally aware and which the party considers to cover any item of its contribution.|
"[2.14.2 a) ISO/IEC Directives Part 1: Procedures for the technical work (4th edition, 2001)] The originator of a proposal for a document shall draw the attention of the committee to any patent rights of which the originator is aware and considers to cover any item of the proposal. Any party involved in the preparation of a document shall draw the attention of the committee to any patent rights of which it becomes aware during any stage in the development of the document. "
SC 29 affirms the ISO policy of only considering for inclusion in a standard (unless the ISO Council authorizes an exception) technology that is either 1) free of IP rights, or 2) available to all implementers of the standard without a royalty or license fee and under other reasonable and non-discriminatory ("RAND") terms and conditions, or 3) available to all implementers of the standard for a reasonable royalty/license fee and under other RAND terms and conditions.
Although royalty-bearing patented technologies may be included in SC 29 standards, SC 29 suggests to its WGs to promote, whenever possible, the inclusion of technologies that either do not require a patent license, or that only require a RAND license without a royalty or license fee. Additionally, SC 29 encourages disclosure by the IP rights holder of the type of licensing under which these IP rights will be made available for conforming implementations of ISO/IEC standards after final publication -- that is either 1) royalty/license fee-free and under other RAND terms and conditions, or 2) reasonable royalty/license fee and under other RAND terms and conditions. Negotiations regarding specific licensing terms and conditions are left to the parties concerned and are performed outside of SC 29. Further, SC 29 requires software and technology contained in any party's contribution to an SC 29 standard to be made available by such party to all members of the SC 29 WG developing such standard, on a royalty- and license fee-free basis, solely for the purpose of testing and developing such standard and only until publication of the standard.
SC 29 updates the SC 29 Software Implementation Guidelines as follow:
|SC 29 standards should include a reference software implementation of the standard, whenever feasible. The use of reference software included in a standard should not be a requirement for conformance to the standard. However, under exceptional circumstances, it may be a requirement of the standard to obtain results that are the same as or equivalent to the results obtained by the use of the standard's reference software.|
Following discussion of SC 29 N 5417, the UK contribution on WD and CD documents with tracking changes, SC 29 encourages its WGs to circulate only to WG technical experts WD and CD documents with tracking changes visible.
Following discussion of SC 29 N 5417, the UK contribution on the use of the JTC 1 New Work Item procedure for a new Amendment and a subdivision of existing parts, it is agreed that SC 29 keeps the current procedure as it is currently in line with the JTC 1 Directives.
SC 29 encourages its WGs' to use NWI procedures where appropriate (noting that to accelerate the approval process an SC can initiate simltaneous NP and CD ballots). Minor enhancement and subdivision processes are in line with JTC1 procedures but omit certain enquiries.
Following discussion of SC 29 N 5417, the UK contribution on E-mail List, SC 29 requests WG 11 to find an altanative organization which manages WG 11 general reflector.
SC 29 notes that IPSJ/ITSCJ will move the SC 29 and SC 29/AGM Reflectors to closed reflectors after testing is completed.
Following discussion of SC 29 N 5417, Location of SC 29 Plenary Meetings, SC 29 revises Resolution 33 of the 12th SC 29 Plenary meeting as follows.
The SC 29 Plenary meeting will be:
- collocated with all WG meetings preferably
- scheduled once a year in any month except during the two-month period before and after JTC 1 plenary meeting.
SC 29 encourages its WGs to colocate at least one meeting each year to facilitate collaboration and to allow the SC 29 Plenary meeting to follow the WG meetings.
SC 29 resolves to change its meeting duration from three days to two days.
SC 29 notes that ISO/IEC JTC 1 Patents Database will be made available on ISO/IEC ITTF Website in autumn 2003 timeframe.
SC 29 notes that all the existing statements provided by the patent holders will be made available on the database in a timely manner and before publication of the standard.
SC 29 requests ISO/IEC ITTF provide detailed information on the status of the ISO/IEC JTC 1 Patents Database to JTC 1 and SC 29 P-members, and the process how entries into the database will be handled.
SC 29 endorses the nomination of Prof. Hiroshi Watanabe for appointment to the office of SC 29 Chairman for the second three-year term, and instructs its Secretariat to forward the nomination to JTC 1 for appointment.
SC 29 instructs its Chairman to update the SC 29 draft business plan in SC 29 N 5434 based on the result from this plenary meeting, and instructs the SC 29 Secretariat to submit it to JTC 1.
SC 29 notes that the password of SC 29 Web/FTP is changed after SC 29 Plenary meeting.
SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to update NB's UserID and Password for SC 29 E-balloting in timely manner.
SC 29 authorizes WG 1 to nominate a representative to ISO Steering Committee on Image Technology (ISO SCIT).
SC 29 instructs the SC 29 Secretariat to inform the WG 1 Convener of the delegation of this responsibility.
The WG 1 Convener is requested to inform the SC 29 Secretariat of the appointment by 2003-10-17.
SC 29 approves the establishment of a Category C liaison between CRF and WG 11.
SC 29 accepts the statement of expected benefits and responsibilities as in SC 29 N 5469.
SC 29 appoints the following liaison representatives:
SC 29 approves the meeting report of its 15th plenary meeting, 2002-03-25/27, Genoa, Italy, as in SC 29 N 5322.
SC 29 instructs its Secretariat to submit the current status of SC 29 P-members' participation to the ISO/IEC ITTF to remind them of their obligation to participate in plenary meetings and cast letter ballots.
SC 29 approves the following meeting schedule:
- 17th: 2004-07-26/27, Redmond, USA (collocated with WG 1 and WG 11)
SC 29 instructs its Secretariat and WG Conveners to identify a host for a collocated meeting of the 18th SC 29 plenary and all WGs.
SC 29 nominates the following editors as recipients of ISO/IEC Certificates:
|13818-1:2000/Amd.3||Dr. Sam Narasimhan|
|13818-2:2000||Mr. Chad E. Fogg|
|13818-2:2000/Amd.1||Mr. Mark J. Buxton, Ms. Patricia L Gray, Mr. Jeffrey McVeigh|
|13818-2:2000/Cor.1||Ms. Patricia L Gray|
|13818-6:1998/Amd.3||Dr. Sam Narasimhan|
|14496-1:2001/Amd.1||Dr. Michelle Kim, Mr. Julien Signes|
|14496-10||Dr. Aharon Gill, Mr. Thomas Wiegand|
|14496-2:2001||Dr. Ulrich-Lorenz Benzler, Dr. Frank Jan Bossen, Dr. Tolga K. Capin, Mr. Peter K. Doenges, Prof. Touradj Ebrahimi, Mr. Guido Heising, Dr. Caspar Horne, Dr. Norio Ito, Dr. Euee Seon Jang, Dr. Marco Mattavelli, Mr. Eishi Morimatsu, Dr. Yuichiro Nakaya, Mr. Kevin O'Connell, Dr. Joern Ostermann, Prof. Fernando Pereira, Dr. Eric Petajan, Dr. Atul Puri, Mr. Ganesh Rajan, Dr. Thomas Sikora, Mr. Teruhiko Suzuki, Dr. Thiow-Keng Tan, Mr. Michael Wollborn|
|14496-2:2001/Amd.1||Mr. Shinichi Sakaida, Mr. Yoshiaki Shishikui, Mr. Osamu Sunohara, Mr. Yoichi Yagasaki|
|14496-2:2001/Amd.2||Mr. Hong Jiang, Dr. Weiping Li, Mr. Jens-Rainer Ohm, Mr. Mihaela van der Schaar|
|14496-2:2001/Amd.3||Mr. Yuval Fisher, Mr. Philippe Gentric, Prof. Chun-Jen Tsai|
|14496-2 3rd||Prof. Tihao Chiang, Mr. Yuval Fisher, Dr. Aharon Gill, Mr. Jens-Rainer Ohm, Mr. Mihaela van der Schaar, Mr. Osamu Sunohara, Mr. Yoichi Yagasaki|
|14496-2 3rd/Amd.1||Mr. Yuval Noimark, Mr. Gus Reid|
|14496-3:2001/Amd.1||Mr. Kristofer Kjorling|
|14496-7:2002||Prof. Tihao Chiang, Dr. Huifang Sun|
|14496-7:2002/Amd.1||Prof. Tihao Chiang, Dr. Huifang Sun, Mr. Koichi Takagi|
|15938-1:2002||Mr. Olivier Avaro, Mr. Carsten Herpel, Mr. Andreas Hutter, Mr. Adam T. Lindsay, Mr. Claude Seyrat, Mr. Ali Tabatabai, Mr. Michael Wollborn|
|15938-2:2002||Dr. Jane Hunter, Mr. Claude Seyrat, Mr. Cedric Thienot, Mr. Ernest Wan|
|15938-3:2002||Dr. Miroslaw Bober, Dr. Leszek Cieplinski, Ms. Sylvie Jeannin, Dr. Michelle Kim, Mr. Jens-Rainer Ohm, Dr. Mark R. Pickering, Dr. Akio Yamada|
|15938-3:2002/Amd.1||Dr. Leszek Cieplinski, Dr. Akio Yamada|
|15938-4:2002/Amd.1||Mr. Joerg Bitzer, Dr. Juergen Herre|
|15938-5:2003||Mr. Jose Martinez, Mr. John R. Smith, Dr. Peter Van Beek, Ms. Ana B. Benitez, Mr. Joerg Heuer, Mr. Philippe Salembier, Mr. Yoshiaki Shibata, Mr. Toby Walker|
|15938-6:2003||Mr. Stephan Herrmann|
|15938-7||Dr. Miroslaw Bober, Mr. John R. Smith, Dr. Schuyler R. Quackenbush, Mr. Claude Seyrat|
|15938-8:2002||Dr. Miroslaw Bober, Mr. Jose Martinez, Mr. John R. Smith, Dr. Peter Van Beek, Ms. Ana B. Benitez, Dr. Leszek Cieplinski, Mr. Joerg Heuer, Dr. Munchurl Kim, Mr. Jens-Rainer Ohm, Dr. Mark R. Pickering, Mr. Yoshiaki Shibata, Mr. Toby Walker, Dr. Akio Yamada|
|21000-1:2001||Dr. Jan Bormans, Mr. Keith Hill, Mr. Niels Rump|
|21000-2:2003||Ms. Doim Chang, Mr. Vaughn Iverson, Mr. Ernesto Santos, Mr. Todd Schwartz, Dr. Young-Won Song, Dr. Rik Van de Walle|
|21000-3:2003||Mr. Niels Rump|
SC 29 expresses its appreciation to the following drafting committee members for their excellent work in preparing the draft resolutions of this plenary meeting:
SC 29 expresses its appreciation to the National Body of Norway and the Norwegian Technology Centre (NTS) for hosting the Trondheim meeting. In particular, SC 29 would also like to thank the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their support to the meetings and Ms. Bjornhild Sateroy for providing the facilities and organising the meeting.
SC 29 enjoyed the boat trip and dinner at Munkholmen.