ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 6396
DATE: 2004-11-25
 

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 71st SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2005-01-17/21, Hong Kong, China  [SC 29/WG 11 N 6704]
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 due date.]
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DUE DATE 2004-12-17
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71st MPEG mtgt agenda

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/WG1 WG 11 N6704

 November 2004

Source:

Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor

Title:

71st WG11 meeting notice

The 71st MPEG meeting will be held from 2005/01/17T09:00-21T21:00 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Additional information

Note that

  1. Facilities fees will be charged on participants (see logistic information)
  2. The host has set up a web site (http://www.mtrec.ust.hk/mpeg71/)
  3. Presentation session on MPEG and its working method (MPEG 101) will be held on Sunday 2005/01/16T18:00.
  4. Some ad hoc groups will meet on the week end before the meeting.

You are strongly urged to register with the Convenor.


Proposed agenda

     

Agenda item

   

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.

   

Work plan

   
 

8.1

 

Media coding

   
   

1.1.

New levels for Simple Profile

   
   

1.2.

New levels for Simple Profile Conformance

   
   

1.3.

AVC Fidelity Range Extensions Conformance

   
   

1.4.

Scalable Video Coding

6728 Core Experiments in Scalable Video Coding
        6729 Scalable Video Model and SVM Software
   

1.5.

Audio Lossless Coding

6820 MPEG-4 Lossless Audio Coding
   

1.6.

Audio Scalable Lossless Coding

6820 MPEG-4 Lossless Audio Coding
   

1.7.

1-bit Audio Lossless Coding

6820 MPEG-4 Lossless Audio Coding
   

1.8.

Spatial Audio Coding

6819 Spatial Audio Coding
   

1.9.

AFX Extensions

6752 AFX documents, CEs, and software
   

1.10.

Streaming Text Format

   
   

1.11

Video Coding Tool Repository

6731 Video Coding Tools Repository
   

1.12

3D AV Coding

6730 3DAV Coding
   

1.13

Generic inverse DCT specification

6724 Video IDCT Specification
   

1.14

Open Font Format

6840 Font Format Representation
   

1.15

Scalable audio and speech coding

6822 Exploration of Scalable Audio and Speech Coding
   

1.16.

Wavelet Video Coding

6732 further Exploration in Wavelet Video Coding
        6733 Organization of a Workshop on Future Directions in Video Compression
 

8.2

 

Composition coding

   
   

2.1.

XMT extensions

   
   

2.2.

Lightweight Scene Representation

6864 Scene Representation
   

2.3.

Symbolic Music Representation

6821 Symbolic Music Representation
 

8.3

 

Description coding

   
   

3.1.

Video Descriptor Extensions

6727 Description Tools for MPEG-7 New Visual Extensions
   

3.2.

Audio Descriptor Extensions

6818 MPEG-7 Audio
 

8.4

 

Systems support

   
   

4.1

Text Profile Descriptors

   
   

4.2.

Timestamps and Audio Codec Behavior

   
 

8.5

 

IPMP

   
   

5.1.

MPEG-21 IPMP Components

   
   

5.2.

Evaluation Tools for Persistent Association

6839 Persistent Association
 

8.6

 

Digital Item

6841 MPEG-21 Vision Update
   

6.1.

Digital Item Declaration

6785 MPEG-21 DIP& DID 2nd Edition
   

6.2.

Digital Item Binarisation

6863 XML Structure Binarization and Streaming
   

6.3.

DIA Conversions and Permission Extensions

6787 MPEG-21 DIA
   

6.4.

Event Reporting

6786 MPEG-21 Event Reporting
   

6.5.

Fragment Identification for MPEG Media Types

6788 MPEG URI Fragment IDs
   

6.6

MPEG-21 Conformance

   
 

8.7

 

Transport and File Format

   
   

7.1.

AVC File Format extensions for FRExt

6865 MPEG File Formats
   

7.2.

MPEG-21 File Format

6865 MPEG File Formats
    7.3 Serialisation of Digital Items 6842 Digital Item Serialization
 

8.8

 

Multimedia architecture

   
   

8.1.

MPEG-J extension for scene control

   
   

8.2.

MPEG-J extension for rendering

6753 MPEG-J extensions for rendering
   

8.3.

Digital Item Processing

6785 MPEG-21 DIP& DID 2nd Edition
   

8.4.

MPEG Multimedia Middleware

   
 

8.9

 

Reference implementation

   
   

9.1.

AVC Fidelity Range Extensions Reference Software

   
   

9.2.

Reference Hardware Description - phase I MPEG-4 Visual

6755 MPEG-4 Part 9: Reference Hardware Description Phase 1 and 2.
   

9.3.

Reference Hardware Description - phase II MPEG-4 AVC

6755 MPEG-4 Part 9: Reference Hardware Description Phase 1 and 2.
   

9.4.

MPEG-21 Reference Software

   
 

8.10

 

Application formats

   
   

10.1.

Application Format Framework

   
   

10.2.

Music player Application Format

   
   

10.3

Photo Album Application Format

   
   

10.4

MPEG-21 Content Format

6838 MAF Development
 

8.11

 

Maintenance

   
   

11.1

Systems coding standards

   
   

11.2

Video coding standards

6725 Maintenance of MPEG-4 Visual related Documents, Reference Software and Conformance
   

11.3

Audio coding standards

6817 Audio Standards Maintenance
   

11.4

Visual description coding standards

6726 Maintenance of MPEG-7 Visual related Documents and Reference Software
   

11.5

Audio description coding standards

   
   

11.6

MDS standards

   

9.

   

Liaison matters

6837 JPEG Liaison

10.

   

Organisation of this meeting

   
 

10.1

 

Tasks for subgroups

   
 

10.2

 

Joint meetings

   

11.

   

Administrative matters

   
 

11.1

 

Schedule of future MPEG meetings

   
 

11.2

 

Promotional activities

6734 Communicating MPEG to the business Community

12.

   

Planning of future activities

   

13.

   

Resolutions of this meeting

   

14.

   

A.O.B

   

15.

   

Closing

   

Logistic Information 

Overview

The 71th plenary meeting of MPEG (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11) will be held in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in the Hong Kong, China, during 17-21 January 2005. Some AHGs (Ad Hoc Groups) may meet as well during the preceding weekend, i.e., 15 and 16 January 2005.

Hong Kong (The Pearl of Orient) is a special administrative region of China, situated at the south of the Pearl River Delta.

Hong Kong is simply dazzling. Experience the distinctive blend of East and West in this dynamic city. Feel the rush as you indulge in shopping. Savour culinary delicacies. Open your senses to Hong Kong's amazing skyline, bustling harbour and peaceful countryside. Come discover the diversity and sophistication that is Hong Kong. You'll love it!

To know more about Hong Kong, you can visit the web page of  the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Meeting venue

The meeting venue will be the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) at Clear water Bay of Hong Kong.

ˇ        How to Get to HKUST?

ˇ        Tentative meeting room allocation tables are ready both for the AHG meetings that will be held during the weekend and for the subgroup and break-out meetings that will take place during the main week.

ˇ        Location of the each Meeting room.


Registration

You are strongly urged to send an e-mail message to the Convenor to inform him of your intention to attend the meeting.

Please fill in the meeting registration form and then print it, sign it and fax it to Ms. Iris Ting at +852 2358-1485.  One form for one person. Only VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted for payment. Should you have any questions, please email to Percy Cheung at mpeg71@ee.ust.hk.

Registration fee for the 71st MPEG Meeting is

ˇ        Early bird (on or before 15 Dec 2004) registration fee is 2,750 HKD (approximately 350 USD)

ˇ        Regular (after 15 Dec 2004) registration fee is 3,000 HKD (approximately 380 USD)

ˇ        On-site registration fee is 3,200 HKD (approximately 410 USD)

Social event

There will be a social event (a dinner buffet on a cruise in the Victoria Harbor) on the evening of Wednesday, 19 January 2005. Each registered MPEG delegate are invited (one free ticket included for each registration). You need to pay 500 HKD for each additional ticket. Please state the number of extra tickets in the registration form. Buses will be arranged to bring delegates from the meeting venue (HKUST) to the HungHom Ferry Pier in Kowloon. After the cruise, buses will be arranged to bring delegates to the meeting hotels. Further information on the transportation will be available on this web page soon.

 


Download registration form

The registration form can be downloaded from http://www.mtrec.ust.hk/mpeg71/mpeg71_regform.pdf


Hotel reservation

We have arranged to have a travel agent, Hong Kong Four Seas Tours Ltd, to handle all the hotel reservation for all the delegates. All delegates will need to contact Mr Joseph Liu by email at josephliu@fourseastravel.com directly for all hotel inquiry and registration. Joseph can also be contacted by phone at +852-2200-7964, or by fax at +852-2200-7700. 170 discounted rooms at various prices from 4 hotels are available. All the four hotels are conveniently located in the heart of Kowloon . Five star hotels are available. Please contact Joseph Liu directly.

The Empire Hotel Kowloon (3 star)

Address:

62 Kimberley Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Tel:

+852-2685 3000

Fax:         

+852-2685 3685

Room rate:       

HK$680.00 per room per night (Rate subject to 10% service charge & 3 % government tax)

No. of rooms available

40 rooms

Booking deadline:        

30 Nov 2004 (All reservations are on First-Come-First-Serve basis).

Terms of payment:

Direct to hotel, credit card details are required for booking.

Cancellation & Penalty:

Free of charge cancellation on or before 15 December 2004, otherwise first night penalty will be applied for any cancellation made on or after 16 December 2004.

 The Kimberley Hotel (3 star)

Address:

28 Kimberley Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Tel:

+852-2723 3888

Fax:         

+852-2723 1318

Web:

http://www.kimberleyhotel.com.hk/

Room rate:       

HK$680.00 per room per night (Rate subject to 10% service charge & 3 % government tax)

No. of rooms available

50 rooms

Booking deadline:        

30 Nov 2004 (All reservations are on First-Come-First-Serve basis).

Terms of payment:

First night deposit (HK$768.40) should be paid by credit card to Hong Kong Four Seas Tours Ltd on or before 08 December 2004. Balance payment should be settled to hotel directly, so credit card details are required for booking.

Cancellation & Penalty:

Free of charge cancellation on or before 07 December 2004, otherwise first night penalty will be applied for any cancellation made on or after 08 December 2004.

The Kowloon Hotel (4 star)

Address:

19-21 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Tel:

852-2929 2888

Fax:         

852-2739 9811

Room rate: 

HK$1,100.00 per room per night (Rate subject to 10% service charge & 3 % government tax)

No. of rooms available

30 rooms

Booking deadline:        

30 Nov 2004 (All reservations are on First-Come-First-Serve basis).

Terms of payment:

To be determined.

Cancellation & Penalty:

To be determined.

 The Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel (4 star)

Address:

Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

Tel:

+852-2113 0088

Fax:         

+852-2113 0011

Web:

http://www.marcopolohotels.com/

Room rate:   

HK$1,500.00 per room per night (Rate subject to 10% service charge & 3 % government tax)

No. of rooms available

50 rooms

Special requirement:

Must check-in on 17 January and check-out on 21 January 2005, 4 nights stays.

Booking deadline:        

30 November 2004 (All reservations are on First-Come-First-Serve basis).

Terms of payment:

Direct to hotel, credit card details are required for booking.

Cancellation & Penalty:

Free of charge cancellation on or before 02 December 2004, otherwise first night penalty will be applied for any cancellation made on or after 03 December 2004.

Transportation from Hotel to the meeting venue

As the hotels are located at Tsimshatsui (in downtown area of Kowloon in Hong Kong) which is quite far away from HKUST (a 30 minute taxi ride), free shuttle buses will be arranged. Further information on the transportation will be available on this web page soon.

 

Delegates can also take public transportation from Tsimshatsui (or TST) to HKUST. Three possible ways are

ˇ        Take MTR (subway or Metro) from Tsimshatsui MTR station to Choi Hung MTR station. Exit at C1 (MTR fare= 7.5 HKD). Take (green) Mini Bus No. 11 or 11S (fare=5.5 HKD) to HKUST. Get off at HKUST bus stop (round-about).

ˇ        Take MTR (subway or Metro) from Tsimshatsui MTR station to Choi Hung MTR station. Exit at C2 (MTR fare= 7.5 HKD). Take (double decker) Bus No. 91 (fare= 4.9 HKD) or 91M (fare=6.1 HKD) to HKUST. Get off at HKUST bus stop (round-about).

ˇ        Take a taxi from Tsimshatsui to HKUST. Taxi fare may be 130 HKD.

 


Traveling tips

Visas

Traveling to Hong Kong is very easily. Many countries do not need special visa to come to Hong Kong. In case you have further query, you may refer to the guideline for applying from overseas for a visit visa for the Hong Kong. You can also seek further information when booking hotel with the travel agent.

Airport information

From Airport to hotel:   Taxi fare is about 300 HKD. It takes about 50 minutes.

Department Tax

The current rate of the air passenger departure tax is 120 HKD per passenger.

Taxi

There are two kinds of taxis: red and green. The red taxis operate in the urban district while the green ones operate in the suburb (called the New Territories locally). To go between the hotels and HKUST, you will be using the red taxis. Prices for the red taxis are:

ˇ        The first 2 km is 15 HKD,

ˇ        Thereafter every 200m is 1.4 HKD,

ˇ        Every minute of waiting time is 1.4HKD.

Local time

Hong Kong is in UTC/GMT +8 standard time zone.

Weather

Average temperatures in Hong Kong for January are around 15.8 ēC (avg. max.: 18.4 ēC; avg. min.: 14.3 ēC).  Rain is not very frequent in January. The precipitation for the whole month of January is around 23.4 l/m2. You can obtain detail and updated weather information from Hong Kong Observatory weather forecast.

Money

The standard currency in Hong Kong is the Hong Kong dollar. Most updated exchange rate can be found in Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

ˇ        You can exchange your own currency at airport, hotel, Exchange Spots in the district (usually open Monday-Friday, 09:00-22:00),

ˇ        or directly withdraw from the many ATMs that you can find at banks

ˇ        Credit Cards: (Master, VISA) are usually accepted by most of the shop and restaurant. You can also withdraw cash using Credit cards from the ATM Machine easily available

 


Miscellaneous tips

Power

Electrical supply in Hong Kong is 220 V, 50 Hz.
Power plugs have three-square pins.

Food, Shopping and Sightseeing

Hong Kong is well known for the variety of food. There are many famous places for shopping such as Mong Kok, Tsim-Sha-Tsui, Causeway Bay.  More information including sightseeing information can be found from Hong Kong Tourism Board.

Tipping

ˇ        A 10% service charge in a restaurant is usually included in the bill.

ˇ        Tips for taxi are not needed. You only need to pay according to the taxi meter.