ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 7455
DATE: 2006-04-28

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

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement
TITLE Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the 19th SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2006-07-24/25, Klagenfurt, Austria
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 2006-06-24
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)*
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 19th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
2006-07-24/25, Klagenfurt, Austria

Meeting Name

The 19th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting

Dates and Hours

2006-07-24 (09:00)/25

Co-located Meeting

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2006-07-17/21

Meeting Place

Room: z-109
Klagenfurt University
Department of Information Technology (ITEC)
Universitatsstrasse 65-67
A-9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
Tel: +43-463-2700-3600
Fax: +43-463-2700-3699
E-mail: itec(at)itec(dot)uni-klu(dot)ac(dot)at


Osterreichisches Normungsinstitut (ON)

Host Contact and Meeting Organizer:

Host Contact
Dr. Christian Timmerer
Tel: +43-463-2700-3621
E-mail: christian(dot)Timmerer(at)itec(dot)uni-klu(dot)ac(dot)at

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
E-mail: ogura @

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 2006-06-24.

Registration to SC 29 Secretariat by 2006-06-24

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 2006-06-24.

    Logistic information
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary and WG 11 Meetings

    General information and dates

    The 77th WG 11 meeting will take place for 2006-07-17/21 at Klagenfurt University, Austria. The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Information Technology (ITEC), Klagenfurt University, Austria . Additionally, Ad Hoc meetings will be held the weekend prior to the actual WG 11 & JVT meeting and the SC 29 Plenary meeting will be held on Monday/Tuesday after the WG 11 & JVT meeting. The exact meeting days are as follows:

    - Ad Hoc meetings: 2006-07-14/14-16

    - WG 11 meeting: 2006-07-17/21

    - JVT meeting: 2006-07-17/21

    - SC 29 Plenary meeting: 2006-07-24/25

    All information can be found at For the registration to the 77th WG 11 meeting it is required to enter the usual username/password combination.

    Location and meeting venue

    All meetings will be held at the Klagenfurt University, Universitätsstrasse 65-67, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Austria.

    Contact for this meeting will be the Department of Information Technology (ITEC) at:


    Klagenfurt University

    Department of Information Technology (ITEC)

    Universitätsstrasse 65-67

    A-9020 Klagenfurt









    Head of Department

    O. Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Laszlo Boszormenyi






    Martina Steinbacher





    Austrian Head of Delegation

    Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Hermann Hellwagner






    Angelika Rossak





    Please direct questions/comments/inquires to:

    Contact Person

    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Timmerer





    Klagenfurt is the capital of Carinthia, the southernmost federal state of Austria, Europe. Klagenfurt is situated at beautiful Lake Wörthersee and currently has approx. 90.000 inhabitants. Being a small city, with a Renaissance-style city center reflecting 800 years of history and with Italian influence, Klagenfurt is a pleasant place to live and work.

    The Klagenfurt University is located only about 1.5 kilometers east of Lake Wörthersee and about 3 kilometers west of the city center.

    Meeting facilities

    For the WG 11, JVT, and SC 29 meetings most of the lecture rooms are available including the main auditorium with approximately 600 seats. Furthermore, 4 lecture rooms with 200 seats, 2 lecture rooms with 90 seats and several smaller rooms with 20 - 50 seats are available.

    The meeting rooms are equipped with a multimedia projector, sound and microphone equipment (large ones), flipcharts, blackboards, wireless Internet access (wired Internet access will be provided to a certain extent), and power plugs.

    Other equipment include computer room(s) with printing facilities and wireless/wired Internet access throughout the Klagenfurt University.

    Registration and hospitality desk

    The registration has to be made online via (WG 11 username/password required). The registration includes access to meeting rooms, free Internet access, and social event. Furthermore, coffee breaks (twice a day) and lunch during the WG 11 meeting (Mon-Fri) are included also.

    Facilities fee:

    - € 380.00 for early birds (until 2006-05-31)

    - € 430.00 for regular registration

    Additional tickets for social event: € 50.00 for one and € 100.00 for two or more accompanying persons.

    Cancellation policy: For any cancellation before 2006-07-02 the total amount paid will be refunded minus a € 50.00 administrative charge. From 2006-07-03 registration cancellations will yield no refund.

    NOTE: delegates ONLY attending the SC 29 Plenary meeting, 2006-07-24/25, will not be charged the Facilities fee.

    The registration and hospitality desk on site will be open as follows:

    - Sat 2006-07-15 : 2 pm - 5 pm

    - Sun 2006-07-16 : 9 am - 5 pm

    - 2006-07-17/21 : 8 am - 6 pm

    - 2006-07-24: 8.30 am - 1 pm

    The staff at the hospitality desk may be contacted at the secretaries' telephone numbers listed above.

    Social event:

    The social event will take place at "Minimundus" - the miniature world at Lake Wörthersee. Here you can travel around the world in just a few hours.

    The social event will be on Wednesday, July 19. Minimundus is only a stone's throw from the Klagenfurt University- within 5 minutes walking distance. You will surely enjoy the evening, the miniature park and the social specialties.

    Hotel accommodation and shuttle service

    Rooms have been negotiated with hotels close to the meeting venue in Klagenfurt. Participants have to make their own reservation online through A shuttle service will be organized to bring delegates to the meeting venue and from/to hotels listed on the meeting Web site. The shuttle service is free of charge and a detailed schedule will be posted on the meeting Web site.

    Travel information

    Klagenfurt is the capital of Carinthia, the southernmost federal state of Austria in Central Europe as depicted below.

    Travel by car:

    There are two main motorways in Austria leading to Klagenfurt, namely the A2 (Sudautobahn) and the A10 (Tauernautobahn).

    - From the east/Vienna: A2 motorway towards Graz and Klagenfurt (Graz - Klagenfurt approx. 130 km)

    - From the north/Salzburg: A10 motorway to Klagenfurt (Salzburg - Klagenfurt approx. 240 km); extra toll between the "Tauerntunnel" and "Katschbergtunnel" (€ 9.50).

    - From the north/Linz: A9 motorway towards Graz then A2; or A10 motorway towards Salzburg and then A10 to Klagenfurt

    - From the north/Germany/Tyrol: via Kufstein - Mittersill - Felbertauerntunnel (toll) - Lienz -Villach - Klagenfurt (no motorway but scenic drive)

    - From the south: A2 motorway (A23 in Italy) via Udine - Tarvisio or A11 motorway from Slovenia, toward Villach and Klagenfurt

    For the Klagenfurt University leave the A2 motorway at "Klagenfurt West" exit "Minimundus/Klagenfurt Wörthersee", straight ahead to the "Wörthersee Suduferstrabe", and after approximately 200 meters turn left to the university. There are a sufficient number of parking lots around the university area (free of charge).

    During summer vacation time an increased volume of traffic is to be expected, resulting in traffic jams with possible delays up to several hours, especially on weekends between Salzburg and Villach on the A10!

    NOTE: Motorways are toll roads and vehicles require a so-called "Vignette" which is available at motoring organizations like ÖAMTC (, ARBÖ (, gas stations (AE)(also at the border in neighboring countries), etc.

    Travel by train:

    Arrival at train station "Hauptbahnhof Klagenfurt". Further details can be found at "ÖBB - Österreichische Bundesbahn" ( and connection queries at Alternatively you may contact "DB - Deutsche Bahn" ( with connection queries at

    To get to the university from the train station refer to public transport in Klagenfurt ( or take a taxi.

    Travel by airplane:

    The most convenient way to get to Klagenfurt is by airplane. Regular flights between Vienna/Frankfurt and Klagenfurt are offered 2 - 3 times a day by Austrian Airlines (AUA), a Star Alliance partner. In addition low cost flights are provided by HLX from Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, and KÖln/Bonn.

    Please visit for further details.

    Getting from/to the airport/train station by taxi:

    Taxi stands are located in front of the arrival/departure halls of the airport as well as next to the train station. Taxis may also be ordered and pre-booked under the following telephone numbers:


    1. Klagenfurter Funk-Taxi-Verein : +43-463-311 11 (

    - The Shuttle: +43-664-341 33 08 (

    - Taxi Klagenfurt: +43-463-499 799 (

    - Taxi & Mietwagen Gruber : +43-463-335 55

    - Telefon-Funktaxi Klagenfurt: +43-463-232 22

    - Taxi Erich: +43-463-412 11

    - AAA Taxiruf: +43-463-1718

    The fare from the airport to the university is approximately € 15.00 and from the main train station to the university is approximately € 11.00.

    Visa information:

    In order to obtain a visa to attend the event, the organizing committee will be glad to assist you with an official invitation letter, provided we receive your request (including full name, passport number) no later than June 30, 2006. Please tick the symbol "Invitation letter needed" in the online registration form.

    Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs - Contact information:


    Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs

    Minoritenplatz 8

    A-1014 Wien

    Tel: +43-501150-4411

    Fax: +43-501159-0



    An English version on visa information concerning your visit to Austria can be obtained either under the following link: or on the WG 11 meeting Web site.

    Further information

    Bike rental:

    It may be convenient for some delegates to rent a bicycle - distances between hotels and the university are moderate, the area is predominantly flat, and cycling is generally safe, particularly on one of the many bike paths available. Bike rental will be available at the university (location "Uni-Wirt" and may also be provided by hotels.


    Lunch will be provided on campus during the MPEG meeting week. There will be a choice between regular Austrian and vegetarian cuisine. A number of restaurants is within walking distance of the university. A guide to restaurants in Klagenfurt will be provided with the "welcome package".

    Currency and credit cards:

    Since March 1, 2002, the Austrian currency is the Euro (EUR - €). There are bank notes with denominations of EUR 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500. Coins are available at a face value of EUR 1 and 2, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Cents. National and foreign currencies may be imported and exported in sufficient amounts. Credit cards are accepted in cities and tourist areas by many hotels, restaurants, shops, and gas stations.

    Business hours:

    Banking hours are Mon - Thu: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Fri: 8.00 AM - 3.30 PM. Banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The exchange counters at airports and main railway stations are usually open from the first to the last plane or train, i.e., from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM seven days a week.

    Private businesses and government offices are usually open Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (or 6:00 PM). Many offices are already closed on Friday afternoon.

    Shops and stores are open Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM (or 9:00 AM) - 6:00 PM (or 7:30 PM); Sat: 8:00 AM (or 9:00 AM) - 12:00 (or 5:00 PM). They are closed on Sundays. Some shops also closed for a one- or two-hour lunch break.


    Electricity supply is 230V AC, 50Hz. Electrical outlet: plugs have only 2 pins ?Ee.g. US participants need plug adapters and converters for 110/120 Volt appliances.

    Climate information / weather:

    Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced primarily by the Atlantic. However, Carinthia, being located south of the Alps, is in general influenced by Mediterranean climate.

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    Days of rainfall

    Sightseeing / vacation

    Carinthia (Karnten) is the lively south of Austria. Hospitality here has always been a guiding principle. Between Austria's highest mountain, the Grobglockner (3.798 m) in the north, and Lake Wörthersee in the south, there are plenty of opportunities for being active, relaxing, and sightseeing. Carinthia offers a unique blend of 200 lakes for bathing and of mountains, providing ideal conditions for water and/or mountain sports enthusiasts and cyclists. Families are particularly welcome in Carinthian tourist areas and hotels.

    Southern flair, a Renaissance-style historical town with beautifully renovated houses and lovely courtyards with bars and restaurants, a wide range of cultural and sports events and entertainment can be enjoyed in Klagenfurt. Picturesque castles and medieval churches can be found near the city; "Minimundus", a park with 170 models (1:25 scale) of the world's most beautiful buildings on display, located very close to the university, is not only attractive for children.

    Visitors can conveniently drive (or go by train) to world-renowned cities like Vienna, Salzburg and Venice within 2 - 3.5 hours time. The Mediterranean Sea is just approx. a 2 hours drive south of Klagenfurt. The Slovenian capital Ljubljana is even closer.