ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 9485
DATE: 2008-05-27

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

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement
TITLE Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the 21st SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2008-07-28/29, Hannover, Germany
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 2008-06-28
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 21st ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting

Dates and Hours

2008-07-28 (09:00)/29

Co-located Meeting

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2008-07-21/25

Meeting Place

Institut fuer Informationsverarbeitung
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Appelstr. 9A, 13th floor
30167 Hannover, Germany
Tel.: +49 511 762 5316
Fax: +49 511 762 5333


Deutsches Institut fuer Normung (DIN)
The organization of the meeting is in cooperation between DIN and Institut für Informationsverarbeitung (TNT), Leibniz Universität Hannover

Host Contact and Meeting Organizer

Ms. Silke Kenzler
E-mail: kenzler @

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 2008-06-28.

Registration to SC 29 Secretariat by 2008-06-28

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 2008-06-28.

    Logistic information
    ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting


    The facilities fees for WG 11 and SC 29 meetings are as follows.

    Cancellation penalties
    WG 11450 € - earlybird – until 2008-06-27
    600 € - after the above date
    • 50 € before 2008-06-30
    • 50% before 2008-07-16
    • From and after 2008-07-17 no refund
    SC 29100 €
    • 50 € before 2008-07-25
    • From and after 2008-07-25 no refund


    Each delegate/representative is also requested to register to host.
    All registrations have to be made online here.


    Rooms have been negotiated with several hotels located in the centre of the city. The rates will vary between 61 € and 139 € including breakfast. See details of hotel list. Closing date for the submission of hotel accommodation orders is 2008-07-05. Applications received after this date will be handled on a request basis and bookings will be made subject to contingent availability.


    Hannover Airport (HAJ) is a very user-friendly middle-sized airport with about 100 arrivals each day. It offers a nice mixture of "classic" and low-cost carriers. It's easy to arrive and to depart, very good transport to and from airport.
    The easiest way to get from the airport to Hannover city (12 km) is to take the "S-Bahn" (press 100 at the ticket vending machine), which leaves at the airport every 30 minutes and costs 2,70 €. Taking a taxi to Hannover city centre will be about 25 €.


    From the central railway station to TNT
    Walk about 300m from the city air terminal at the back side of the central rail station to subway station "Kröpcke" (Pass the whole railway station tube and walk along the street "Bahnhofstraße" to the place "Kröpcke") Enter subway station "Kröpcke" and take line no. 4, direction "Garbsen" or line no. 5, direction "Stöcken". Leave the train at the 4th stop which is called "Schneiderberg/Wilhelm-Busch-Museum". Walk along the streets "Nienburger Strase" and "Kniggestraße" or alternatively "Schneiderberg" and "Callinstraße" (approx. 300m). The Institute is in the 13th floor of the building Appelstr. 9A (17 floors high). Tram fare is approx 2,- Euro for single tickets or 8,- Euro for a set of 6 tickets ("Sammelfahrscheine"). Tickets are available at kiosks or at ticket vending machines (e.g. at tram station "Kröpcke").

    Location of TNT in Hannover:


    Hannover inside

    The city of Hannover is situated in the northern part of Germany, almost in the heart of Europe. The city is well known as one of the world's leading locations for exhibitions and fairs. Hannover has an ideal location, offering outstanding cultural and recreational attractions. The refurbished city centre - a paradise for strollers - f long malls and arcades, cafes, bubbling fountains and sculpturs like the "Nanas" de Niki de Saint-Phalle. The city has painted a "Roter Faden" (red line) on pavements around the centre. Follow it with the help of the multilingual Red Thread Guide, available from the tourist office, and you can discover on a do-it-yourself tour (4,2 km) the city's main highlights.
    The great garden of Herrenhausen is a unique jewel of baroque garden architecture with its statues, fountains and coloured tile walls of the Niki de Saint-Phalle Grotto providing a magical showcase of the artist's great work. During the summer months, a great variety of s take place in this garden like music festivals, baroque fireworks and theatre performances. Because of this great garden and other magnificent gardens in this area like Berggarten and Georgengarten, Hannover calls itself a city "in green".
    But there is another highlight: the Maschsee, an artificial lake in the heart of the city with its nautical flair where you can rent sailing and rowing boats. This is another great attraction which the city of Hannover has to offer to its visitors.
    And never to forget the marvellous countryside surrounding the city. A perfect place to stay - that is Hannover.

    Rathaus Kirche Herrenhausen
    Opera HBH

    The local currency is the Euro. For current exchange rates you may see
    Major Credit Cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.

    Tipping is not customary. It is at your own discretion and generally only for exceptional service.

    Smoking is not permitted within public buildings and is not permitted at all on public transport, including domestic air flights.

    Shopping hours
    Most shopping centres are open from 9am to 8pm Monday through Saturday.

    Banking hours
    The banks are open at least from 9:30am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

    Weather in July
    Summer, of course, is a favorite time for visiting Germany, the weather is generally warm. However, you should always be prepared for a little rain and it can sometimes get very hot and humid but generally, Germany in the summer is pretty temperate and hundreds of outdoor cafes and beer gardens open for the season.

    Usefull links
    Official homepage of the meeting venue: the Hannover Congress Cenrum
    Your startpage for information about Hannover:
    Hannover City map: map.
    Hannover Airport: Hannover Airport
    Public transport system: Uestra