ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 8203
DATE: 2007-01-31

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

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement
TITLE Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the 20th SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2007-04-30/05-01, San Jose, USA
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 2007-03-30
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

The 20th ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting

Dates and Hours

2007-04-30 (09:00)/05-01

Co-located Meeting

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Meeting, 2007-04-23/27
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2007-04-23/27

Meeting Place

DoubleTree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110 USA
Tel: +1 408-453-4000
Fax: +1 408-437-2898


American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Host Contact and Meeting Organizer

Ms. Julie Higgins
Tel: +1 612-922-5986
Fax: +1 612-922-3685
E-mail: jhiggins @


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 2007-03-30.

Registration to SC 29 Secretariat by 2007-03-30

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 2007-03-30.

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

    Meeting Venue and Dates

    Meeting Venue and Dates

    All meetings will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel San Jose.


    Meeting Registration and Facilities Fee

    Facilities Fee

    The facilities fee includes:

    meeting rooms with wireless Internet access, A/V equipment, power plugs and computer room

    daily continental breakfast, two breaks and the Wednesday evening social

    dedicated, staffed registration and information desk



    $550.00 USD early birds (until March 16)

    $590.00 USD after March 16and on site

    $75.00 Additional tickets for social


    For Registration, Click here.


    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation by April 6: 90% refund

    Cancellation by April 13: 80% refund

    Cancellation by April 20: 50% refund


    The hotel guest room cancellation deadline is 72 hours prior to arrival, otherwise, the individual will be charged a cancellation fee of one nightfs room and tax.


    Currency/Credit Cards

    The facilities fee may be pre-paid by Visa, Mastercard, American Express and by company check. In addition, you may pay with US dollar and travelers checks on site.


    Registration and Information Desk

    The registration and hospitality desk hours are:

    Saturday, April 21: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    Sunday, April 22: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    Saturday, April 28: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


    Social Event

    To be held Wednesday, April 25, from 6 – 10 p.m. at The Tech Museum of Innovation.


    Travel Documents and Visas

    The organizing committee can assist with an official invitation letter. Please send your request to Mike Rubinfeld.


    Name Badges

    You will receive your name badge upon check-in at the JVT/MPEG/JPEG & SC 29 Registration and Information Desk. Your name badge is required for admittance into meeting rooms, breakfasts and breaks, the computer room and the social.


    Hotel and Area Information


    DoubleTree Hotel San Jose

    2050 Gateway Place

    San Jose, CA 95110 USA

    Tel: +1-408-453-4000

    Fax:  +1-408-437-2898


    The hotel accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners and Discover cards. An ATM is located in the hotel.

    To make hotel reservations, click here.


    Lunch Locations

    • Near the Registration Desk: A concession will be set up for a quick "grab and go" lunch

    Java Coast Coffee: Sandwiches, wraps and salads

    Coffee Garden: Full buffet

    Spencers: Fine Dining (Monday-Friday)

    • In addition, there are several restaurants within walking distance


    Getting to the DoubleTree San Jose

    Complimentary Transportation Serving San Jose International Airport

    • Pick up Courtesy Phone in Baggage Claim
    Or call 408-453-4000 for courtesy shuttle pickup
    • Daily Schedule:
    5:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight


    By Car

    From San Francisco International Airport: Take Highway 101 South for approximately 33 mi/55 km to the 1st Street/Brokaw Road Exit. Make a Right at the first stop light onto Airport Parkway and then turn right into hotel parking lot.

    From San Jose International Airport: Follow signs for Hwy. 101 North/Airport Parkway. Stay in the right hand lane. Turn Right on to Airport Parkway and continue East. At the first light, turn Left onto Gateway Place. Hotel will be on the right.

    If you are on Hwy. 101 South: Exit North First St./Brokaw Rd. Make the first Right onto Airport Parkway. Hotel will be on the right.

    If you are on Hwy. 101 North: Exit Brokaw Rd. Make the first Left onto Brokaw Rd. and proceed under Hwy. 101. Hotel will be on the right.

    If you are on 880 North: Exit First Street. Make the first Left and go 3/4 of a mile North. Turn Left on Brokaw Rd. Hotel will be on your right.

    If you are on 880 South: Exit Brokaw Road. Turn Right on to Brokaw and go 1 mile, passing First Street. Hotel will be on your right.

    If you are on 280 North: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway.  Hotel will be on your right.

    If you are on 280 South: Take 87 North (Guadalupe Parkway) towards downtown. Exit Skyport Drive. Make the first Right onto Skyport Drive. Turn Left at the next light, Technology Drive. Pass Airport Parkway. Hotel will be on your right.



    Self-Overnight: $10

    Valet Overnight: $15


    Destination Information

    The meeting venue is in the heart of Silicon Valley, .25 mi/.4 km from the San Jose International Airport, 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and one hour north of Monterey/Carmel.


    Entertainment and recreation nearby the hotel include:

    Paramountfs Great America, 3 mi/5 km N
    • Winchester Mystery House, 3 mi/5 km S

    • Children's Discovery Museum, 4 m/6 km SE
    • Great Mall of the Bay Area - outlet shopping, 5 mi/8 km NE
    • HP Pavilion, 3 mi/5 km S
    • Monterey/Carmel, 50 mi/81 km SW
    Overfelt Chinese Cultural Garden, 3 mi/5 km SE
    • Raging Waters, 3 mi/5 km S
    • San Francisco, 40 mi/64 km NW
    • San Jose Museum of Art, 4 mi/6 km SE
    • San Jose State University, 2 mi/3 km S
    • Santa Clara Convention Center, 3 mi/5km NE
    • Santa Clara University, 2 mi/3 km SW
    • Santa Cruz Beach, 30 mi/48 km W
    • Santana Row - shopping, dining, 4 mi/6 km SW
    • Silicon Valley Conference Center, 1 mi/1.6 km NE
    • Tech Museum of Innovation, 3 mi/5 km S
    • Valley Fair Mall, 4 mi/6 km SW


    Time Zone

    San Jose is on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) and 9 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.



    The average high in April is 72F/22C with a low of 48F/9C. The average monthly rainfall is 1.2 in/3 cm.



    The voltage in California is 120V. Three-pin plugs are standard and can accept polarized two-pin and three-pin plugs.

    Hotel Amenities

    • Complimentary airport shuttle

    • Radio and Alarm clocks with MP3

    • High Speed wired and wireless Internet

    • Remote guest room printing

    • Coffeemaker and complimentary coffee

    • Five in-hotel dining options with many restaurants within walking distance

    • Outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and fitness center

    • Warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in