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 87th SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 2009-02-02/06, Lausanne, Switzerland [SC 29/WG 11 N 10118]|
|SOURCE||Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11|
|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.]|
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Standard Organization Accredited by JISC
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR
ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE NORMALISATION
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
CODING OF MOVING PICTURES AND AUDIO
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N10118
87th WG11 meeting notice
The 86th MPEG Meeting will take place from 2nd to 6th February 2009 at Lausanne, Switzerland
|Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)||Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG)||ttp://www.epfl.ch, http://mmspl.epfl.ch/|
|1015 Lausanne||Phone||+41 21 693 26 24|
|Switzerland||Fax||+41 21 693 7600|
Please find additional information here
|New Video Coding|
|New Audio Coding|
If there is a need for meeting rooms for Ad-Hoc Group during the week-end, subgroup chairs should inform the organizer, Mrs. Christine Gabriel (Christine.Gabriel@epfl.ch) and Prof. Dr. Touradj Ebrahimi (email@example.com) no later than December 31st, 2008, about followings:
Meeting date and time
Number of meeting rooms
Required meeting room facilities, etc.
Number of participants
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
All meetings are hosted by EPFL's Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG).
Phone: +41 21 693 26 24
Fax: +41 21 693 7600
Registration to the MPEG meeting is possible by filling in this online form: http://inform.epfl.ch/?form=mpeg09
In accordance with JTC1 directives, and in order to organize a smooth and efficient meeting environment for delegates, a facilities fee is perceived for those delegates who want to benefit from these facilities (coffee breaks, lunch, WIFI internet access, beamers, power adapters, …) The facilities fee can be paid online (at the end of the online registration process) with credit card, or using the following data:
Swiss Post, Postfinance, Nordring 8, CH-3030
Swift/Bic : POFICHBEXXX
Mention MPEG meeting 2009 + 111707 MPEG 2009
>From outside Switzerland:
Please use the following IBAN number if you want to pay:
in CHF: IBAN CH2709000000177145716
For practical, organizational and planning reasons, advance payment of facilities fees is highly encouraged, in order to allow organizers to prepare adequate quantities, and also to be able to negotiate a competitive price. The facilities fees are:
Before 31st December 2008: 650 CHF
From 1st January to 31st January 2009: 800 CHF
Onsite: 850 CHF
The fees include
Coffee breaks (twice a day)
Conference bags and kit including international power adapter
All meeting facilities including Wireless internet access, A/V equipment for presentation and other business services.
A sponsored social event is organized on Wednesday, to which delegates are cordially invited. Additional social event tickets for accompanying persons can be purchased separately for 120 CHF.
Parking tickets can be bought onsite for the duration of the meeting, for 15 CHF.
Refund in case of cancellation
The refund policy is in accordance with the Wg11 guidelines, namely:
Refund at least 90% of the fee if cancelled with more than or equal to 3 weeks in advance of the meeting
Refund at least 70% of the fee if cancelled with less than 3 weeks in advance of the meeting
Registration desk for the meeting will be indicated by arrows when arriving at EPFL, and will be opened from Saturday January 31st till Friday February 6th, during working hours (8:30am-5pm).
All participants are kindly asked to check their pre-registration status received by email (meeting and social events), and inform the organizers in case of any problems.
Delegates and accompanying persons will receive a badge showing their name and country/liaison represented. All participants are requested to wear their badge during the meeting.
Delegates and accompanying persons are kindly invited to attend the social event which will be arranged for the delegates. The detailed information about the social event will be announced later.
Accommodation is to be organized under participants own responsibility. Here is a list of hotels that we recommend:
As client of any hotel in Lausanne, you will receive the Lausanne Transport Card, which will give you free and unrestricted access to all public transport services in the city (bus, train, metro) for the duration of your stay.
Secretariat (administration desk)
A Secretariat (administration desk) Administration Desk will be at disposition of delegates to offer information and to answer to your requests during the meeting. All participants can use fax, computer, internet, photocopier, etc.
To support electronic working methods, each meeting room will be equipped with power outlet, beam projector, screen and Internet through WIFI.
How to get to Lausanne
Geneve-Cointrin is the nearest airport (40-60 minutes). The train from Zurich Unique Airport takes approximately 2h 30 to go to Lausanne. From these airports, you can take a train to Lausanne. By car, on the motorway, follow direction "Lausanne-Sud", exit "EPFL".
Once in Lausanne, how to get to EPFL
Take the metro M1 from Lausanne Flon to EPFL, or from the Renens train station to EPFL. There is about one metro each 10 minutes during the day.
Once in EPFL
There are some parking places (paying) for visitors available under l'Esplanade, and along the Avenue Piccard. Car parks indicated by the green "P" symbol are reserved for holders of a special card. Parking tickets can be bought onsite for the duration of the meeting, for 15 CHF. However, we recommend you to use the public transportation.
Some general info on these websites:
The Swiss portal: http://www.ch.ch/private/index.html?lang=en
Switzerland tourism: http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/home
Delegates are advised to check about regulations regarding VISA. In case of doubt, the information can be obtained from the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate. For further information, take a look at this website:
If you need an invitation letter for visa, please send the following information to MMSPG, Mrs. Gabriel, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sex: Male or Female
Date of birth (dd-mm-yyyy)
Passport No. & Date of Expiry (dd-mm-yyyy)
Company / Organization
Your Designation / Title
The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity.
Spring and autumn: 8 to 15°C (46 – 59° F)
Summer: 18 to 28°C (65 – 82°F)
Winter: -2 to 7°C (28 – 45°F)
It is highly recommended to visitors to pack a sweater and a compact umbrella and/or a light rain coat.
Currency and Credit cards
The Swiss currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). Coin denominations are:
5, 10, 20, 50 cents (100 cents = 1 franc)
1, 2, 5 CHF
Bank notes are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 CHF
1 CHF is equivalent to around 1.5 EUR and 1.1 USD
All major credit cards are accepted in most of hotels, restaurants and shops.
The current used throughout Switzerland is 230 Volts (AC), 50 cycles. Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problem. Adaptors are available in most hotels.
There are many interesting places to see when staying in Lausanne. Here is a selection of useful links:
The Olympic Museum: You cannot miss it when staying in the olympic capital
The Museum of Art Brut: the "home" and world point of reference for outsider art
The Fondation de l'Hermitage, which hosts impressionist (and other) paintings in a wonderful setting, with an outstanding point of view on the whole city, the lake and the Alps
The Sauvabelin Tower
You can also make a boat-trip on the lake of Geneva
Other useful links