ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 6493
DATE: 2005-01-26

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

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement
TITLE Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the 18th SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2005-04-25/26, Busan, Rep. of Korea
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 2004-03-25
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

Calling Notice
The 18th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
2005-04-25/26, Busan, Rep. of Korea

Meeting Name

The 18th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting

Dates and Hours

2005-04-25 (09:00)/26

Co-located Meeting

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2005-04-18/22

Meeting Place

Paradise Hotel
1408-5 Joong-dong, Haeundae-ku, Busan, 612-010, Korea
Tel: +82-51-742-2121
Fax: +82-51-742-2100


Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)

Host Contact and Meeting Organizer:

Host Contact
Dr. Hyang Sun (Korean Agency for Technology and Standards)
Tel: +82-2-509-7275
Fax: +82-2-507-1924

Meeting Organizer
Mr. Sungwook Jung (Korean Standards Association)
Tel: +82-2-6009-4833
Fax: +82-2-6009-4819

Meeting home page:


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 (5th 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 2005-03-25.

Registration to SC 29 Secretariat by 2005-03-25

Each delegate/representative is requested to register

  • Meeting Registration Form


    In accordance with subclause 7.8 the JTC 1 Directives (5th edition), the SC 29 members are requested to submit their contributions to the plenary meeting to the Secretariat by 2005-03-25.

    Logistic information
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
    and WG 11 Meetings
    April 2005, Busan, Rep. of Korea




    1408-5 Joong-dong, Haeundae-ku, Busan, 612-010, Korea
    Tel: +82-51-742-2121

    Fax: +82-51-742-2100

    (Paradise Hotel)                      (Meeting room)

    Maps of the Paradise Hotel and meeting place, as well as additional photos, can be found on the Hotel Website.

    Haeundae beach is located approximately 25 km (15.6 miles) east of Gimhae Int'l airport. The beach is well known as one of the most scenic locations in Korea. Haeundae is 1.5 km long, 30-50 m wide, with an area of 58,400 m2. The white sand is rough and easily sticks to your skin. Haeundae beach is also famous for various cultural events and Hi-tech festival held, such as PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) throughout the year.



    #1291 Woo2-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 612-827, Korea
    Tel: +82-51-740-7300

    Fax: +82-51-740-7320

    BEXCO, a new landmark of worldwide port-cities, has emerged as the most competitive exhibition and convention center holding several international events successfully including 2002 FIFA World-cup Korea/Japan final draw ceremony. BEXCO spares no effort to fascinate the world as a first-class exhibition and convention center of the 21st century by creating a new paradigm for exhibitions and conventions through its state-of-the-art facilities, strategic marketing and comprehensive services for event organizers and the audience.  


    SC 29 Plenary Meeting:                   25th to 26th April, 2005
    SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) Meeting:         18th to 22nd April, 2005
    * For the Ad-Hoc Group meetings on Saturday and Sunday prior to the SC 29/WG 11 meeting, the meeting schedules and the number of meeting rooms with required room capacities should be informed to the meeting organizer, Mr. Sungwook Jung at from the WG11 Convener or subgroup chairs no later than March 31, 2005.  


    The meetings are hosted by Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS), which serves as the Korean National Body of ISO and IEC.


    Dr. Hyang Sun (Korean Agency for Technology and Standards)

    Tel: +82-2-509-7275
    Fax: +82-2-507-1924


    Mr. Sungwook Jung (Korean Standards Association)

    Tel: +82-2-6009-4833
    Fax: +82-2-6009-4819

    REGISTRATION & FACILITIES FEE  (Online Registration Tool & registration form)

    Attendees will be able to register for the meeting via the secured Online Registration Tool starting February 1, 2005  For the confirmation of your registration, we would appreciate if you could send your attached registration form via E-mail ( or fax (+82-2-6009-4819) to the meeting organizer, Mr. Sungwook Jung. Through this, we will reply the reconfirmation message if you are registered or not.  On-site registration will begin on Saturday, April 16, 2005 and will continue throughout the meeting. You will received your event credentials and materials at this time.

    Facilities fee of the meeting is 390,000 KRW (approximately 370 USD) if registered by March 31, 2005 .  Attendees who register after this date (March 31, 2005) will be charged a cost of 420,000 KRW (approximately 400 USD) (Note: Delegates attending ONLY the SC 29 Plenary Meeting on Monday 25 April and Tuesday 26 April will not be charged the fees but registration is still needed.)  


    1)   Some delegates may be able to fly directly to Gimhae International Airport , Busan. Please check in making your travel agent.

    2)   Other delegates will have to arrive at Incheon International Airport and transfer to domestic flight at Gimpo or Incheon Airport .

    3)   From Incheon International Airport to Gimpo Domestic Airport :

    * Tickets may be purchased from the booths located at the bus stands.

    4)   From Gimpo Domestic Airport to Gimhae International Airport : 1 hour by domestic flight.

    5)   From Gimhae International Airport to BEXCO

    6)   From Gimhae International Airport to Main hotel (Paradise Hotel)


    HOTEL INFORMATION (Main Hotel / SC 29 Plenary and Ad-Hoc Group Meeting Venue)

    Address : 1408-5 Joong-dong Haeundae-ku Busan,612-010, Korea

    Busan Office Tel : +82-51-742-2121 / Fax : +82-51-742-2100 or



    - Only 5 minutes from Bexco, Convention Center by shuttle bus.

    - 40 minutes form Kimhae Int'l Airport.
    - KAL Limousine to & from Airport
    every 20 minutes.

    Rooms have been blocked at the Paradise Hotel & Casino Busan with special discounted rates for delegates of the SC 29 Plenary and SC 29/WG 11 Meeting.
    Delegates are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

    Please note that you may have difficulty in acquiring accommodations if you do not register early. For the hotel room price at the group rate, reservation should be made no later than April 9, 2005 Hotel reservation can be made via Online RegistrationTool.

    Hotel accommodation can only be guaranteed for reservations received before April 9, 2005, as mentioned in the accommodation form and will be confirmed to the delegates directly by the hotel.

    If you need more detailed information, please visit the website of hotel.


    Shuttle buses will be available for the SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) meeting delegates from the paradise hotel to BEXCO, the meeting venue, which is a 10 minute drive away from the hotel.

    The shuttle buses will be available from 09:00 to 19:00 throughout the meeting. Details about the shuttle bus schedule will be provided upon delegates' check-in at the paradise hotel.


    If a delegate prefer to lodge at a different hotel, the following is a listing near the meeting venue;

    1)  HAEUNDAE GRAND HOTEL (Class: Super Deluxe)

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    2)  THE WESTIN CHOSUN BUSAN (Class: Super Deluxe)

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    3)  BUSAN MARRIOTT HOTEL (Class: Super Deluxe)

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    4)  Haeundae RIVIERA Hotel (Class: Deluxe)

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    5)  B & B (BUSINESS & BEACH) HOTEL (Class: First)

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    During the meeting, there (Paradise Hotel & BEXCO) will be an IEEE 802.11b/g wireless LAN in place with direct Internet access. For further information you will be notified at the meeting venue.


    Delegates and their accompanying persons are cordially invited to attend the reception.

    1)   The banquet for the SC 29/WG 11 meeting participants will be held in the evening on Wednesday, April 20.

    2)   The reception for the SC 29 Plenary meeting participants will be held in the evening on Monday, April 25.

    The detailed schedule and location for the social event will be announced at the Monday Plenary of the meeting.  


    At BEXCO, the SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) meeting venue, there are lots of facilities, including computer stores, fast food service, a cafeteria, restaurants and lounges.

    Please note that you can get the detail information on cafeteria and restaurants from the registration kit.


    Busan is the second largest city in Korea. Busan, previous spelling "Pusan", is situated on the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula. The natural environment of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rives, and the seas. Lying in the Temperate Zone, visiting Busan is enjoyable all year around, thanks to its distinct four seasons, the beautiful changes of nature, a mild spring, a hot summer, a cool autumn and a cold winter.

    Port of Busan is handling mountains of containers due to its deep harbor and gentle tides.

    Visitors can enjoy the beautiful beaches with golden sands, and small-sized islets along the seashore. Also restaurants specialized in seafood are known for good places to visit.

    With a population of 3.8 million, Busan is developing as a city with marked international flavor and several successful events such as Busan Asian Games, PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival), Busan Int'l Motor Show, and ITU Telecom 2004, which is referred to as the World Cup of the IT industry, demonstrate that Busan is capable of holding any major international events by itself.

    1)   Popular destinations include Jagalchi Fish Market (Korea's #1 fisheries market), Nampo-dong (center of Busan filled with many shops and cinemas), Taejongdae Park (park area with thick forest and oddly shaped cliffs and deep blue sea), Beomeosa Temple (the most significant Buddhist temple in Busan), and many of the beaches in the city.

     2)  For more information on tourism in Busan and other parts of Korea , please visit or the Korean National Tourism Organization's website at Information on Korea in general, including tourism, can also be found at



    1)   VISA:

    Any foreign visitor wishing to enter the Republic of Korea must have a valid passport. Visitors with confirmed outbound tickets may stay in Korea up to 30 days without visas; exceptions to this apply to: Citizens from Cambodia, China, India, Iran, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam in Asia-Nigeria and Ghana in Africa-Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, and Macedonia in Europe-Cuba in the Americas. However, visa-free, stopover entry is permitted for 30-day passengers who have been issued US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand or Japanese visas.

    (URL: )  

    2)   Weather:

    Busan in April is spring. It is sunny and windy during the day and a little bit cold in the evening. Spring lasts from late March to May and is warm. Various flowers, including the picturesque cherry blossom, cover the nation's mountains and fields during this time.

    We suggest that you bring a jacket and a light-sweater with you.



    Mean Temperature eCelsius / eFahrenheit

    Daily Minimum

    Daily Maximum


    5.0 / 41.0

    17.0 / 62.6

    Attendees can check local weather before arriving for current conditions.  

    3)   Currency and Credit Cards:

    The unit of Korean currency is the Won (KRW). Coin denominations are 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500. Bank notes are 1,000, 5,000, 10,000. Bank checks are circulated in denominations of 100,000 and over.

    Foreign currency and traveler's check can be converted into Korean Won at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money changers. The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuations. One U.S dollar was equivalent to about 1,050 Won as of January, 2005 (Today's Currency).

    Credit cards, including VISA, American Express, Diner's Club, Master Card and JCB, are accepted at major hotels, department stores, and larger restaurants.  

    4)   Business Hours:

    Government offices are open between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 from March to October and between 09:00 and 17:00 from November to February.

    Banks are a major exception. Their business hours are from 09:30 to 16:30 on weekdays.

    Foreign diplomatic missions in Seoul generally maintain strict business hours including lunch. They are usually open from 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Major department stores are open from10:30 to 19:30, including Sundays, but smaller shops tend to be open earlier and close later every day of the week.  

    5)   Tax:

    Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. In tourist hotels, this 10% tax applies to rooms, meals and other services and is added into the bill.  

    6)   Time:

    Busan is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.  

    7)   Electricity:

    In Korea , outlets for 220 volts 60 cycles with a round two-pin plug are dominant. Always check the power supply before using your equipment.  

    8)   Shopping:

    Busan offers a unique opportunity for shipping at reasonable prices. Electronics, textile and clothes, ceramics and ginseng products are the most purchased items by foreign visitors. Most department stores are open from 10:00 until 19:30 , including Saturday Sunday and National holidays.  

    9)   Sightseeing:

    See the attached Sightseeing Information.  

    10)   LINKS:

    - 18th JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary / 72nd MPEG Meeting Website:

    - Busan Tourism Information:

    - Incheon International AirPort :

    - Gimpo Domestic AirPort :

    - KOREAN Air :

    - ASIANA Air: