ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 N 9886
DATE: 2008-10-30

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.]
DUE DATE 2009-01-02
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


ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N10118

 October 2008


Leonardo Chiariglione- Convenor


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://,
1015 Lausanne Phone +41 21 693 26 24
Switzerland Fax +41 21 693 7600

Please find additional information here

Note that

  1. Facilities fees will be charged on participants (see Logistic Information)
  2. Some ad hoc groups will meet on the week end before the meeting.

Proposed agenda     




1       Opening    
2       Roll call of participants    
3       Approval of agenda    
4       Allocation of contributions    
5       Communications from Convenor    
6       Report of previous meeting    
7       Processing of NB Position Papers    
8       Work plan management    
  1     Media coding    
    1   MPEG-2 Main Profile Level for 1080@50/60p    
    2   MPEG-4 Visual Simple Studio Profile Levels 5 and 6    
    3   Multiview Video Coding (MVC)    
    4   Frame-based Animated Mesh Compression    
    5   Multiresolution profile    
    6   Low-complexity 3D mesh compression    
    7   Open Font Format extensions    
    8   Codec Configuration Representation    
    9   Video Tool Library    
    10   Spatial Audio Object Coding    
    11   3D Video Coding    
    12   Unified Speech and Audio Coding    
    13   Media Value Chain Ontology    
    14   Representation of Sensory Experience    
    15   New Video Coding    
    16   New Audio Coding    
  2     Composition coding    
    1   Joint use of Laser and BIFS    
    2   Scene partitioning    
    3   Presentation of Structured Information    
  3     Description coding    
    1   Image Signature Tools    
    2   Video Signature Tools    
    3   MPEG-7 Query Format    
  4     Systems support    
  5     IPMP    
  6     Digital Item    
    1   Schema files for MPEG-21 standards    
    2   Security in Event Reporting    
  7     Transport and File formats    
    1   Carriage of SVC in MPEG-2 Systems    
    2   AVC File Format extensions for MVC    
    3   Digital Item File Format    
  8     Multimedia architecture    
    1   Codec Configuration Representation    
    2   3D Graphics Compression Model    
    3   Interfaces between virtual and real worlds    
    4   MPEG eXtensible Middleware    
  9     Application formats    
    1   Protected Musical Slide Show Application Format    
    2   Professional Archival MAF    
    3   Open Access Application Format    
    4   Portable Video Player Application Format    
    5   Video Surveillance Application Format    
    6   Video Stereoscopic Application Format    
  10     Reference implementation    
    1   MPEG-1 and -2 on MPEG-4 Reference Software    
    2   BSAC Extensions Reference Software    
    3   AAC-ELD Reference Software    
    4   New Profiles for Professional Applications Reference Software    
    5   SVC Reference Software    
    6   File Format Reference Software    
    7   Geometry and Shadow Reference Software    
    8   Frame-based Animated Mesh Compression Reference Software    
    9   3D Graphics Compression Model Reference Software    
    10   Open Font Format Reference Software    
    11   MPEG-7 Systems Reference Software    
    12   MPEG-21 REL Reference Software    
    13   Photo Player MAF Reference Software    
    14   Musical Slide Show MAF Reference Software    
    15   Binary MPEG format for XML Reference Software    
    16   MPEG Surround Reference Software    
    17   M3W Reference Software    
  11     Conformance    
    1   MPEG-2 Main Profile Level for 1080@50/60p Conformance    
    2   MPEG-4 Visual Simple Profile Level 6 Conformance    
    3   New Profiles for Professional Applications Conformance    
    4   Scalable Video Coding Conformance    
    5   AAC-ELD, OAFI and additional AAC Conformance    
    6   MPEG-1 and -2 Audio in MPEG-4 Conformance    
    7   BSAC Conformance    
    8   File Format Conformance    
    9   Geometry & Shadow Conformance    
    10   Frame-based Animated Mesh Compression Conformance    
    11   MultiResolution Profile Conformance    
    12   3D Graphics Compression Model Conformance    
    13   Synthesized Texture Conformance    
    14   Laser Conformance    
    15   Open Font Format Conformance    
    16   Improvements to Geographic Descriptor Conformance    
    17   MPEG Surround Conformance    
    18   M3W Conformance    
    19   Video Tool Library Conformance    
  12     Maintenance    
    1   Systems coding standards    
    2   Video coding standards    
    3   Audio coding standards    
    4   3DG coding standards    
    5   Visual description coding standards    
    6   Audio description coding standards    
    7   MPEG-21 standards    
    8   MPEG-A standards    
  13     Time line    
9       Organisation of this meeting    
    1   Tasks for subgroups    
    2   Joint meetings    
10       WG management    
    1   Terms of reference    
    2   Officers    
    3   Editors    
    4   Liaisons    
    5   Work item assignment    
    6   Ad hoc groups    
    7   Asset management    
     7.1   Reference software    
     7.2   Conformance    
     7.3   Test material    
     7.4   URI    
    8   IPR management    
    9   Work plan    
11       Administrative matters    
    1   Responses to National Bodies    
    2   Schedule of future MPEG meetings    
    3   Promotional activities    
12       Resolutions of this meeting    
13       A.O.B    
14       Closing    


Logistic Information

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 ( and Prof. Dr. Touradj Ebrahimi ( no later than December 31st, 2008, about followings: 


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
1015 Lausanne

Meeting host

All meetings are hosted by EPFL's Multimedia Signal Processing Group (MMSPG).


Email: and

Phone: +41 21 693 26 24

Fax: +41 21 693 7600

Online registration

Registration to the MPEG meeting is possible by filling in this online form:  

Facilities fee

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 Berne
Clearing: 09000

>From Switzerland:

Account 17-714571-6
IBAN CH2709000000177145716
EPF Lausanne
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:

The fees include

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:

Registration Desk

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.

Social event

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.

Meeting facilities

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


Some general info on these websites:

The Swiss portal:

Switzerland tourism:

Lausanne tourism:

Visa requirement

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 (

  1. Name

  2. Sex: Male or Female

  3. Date of birth (dd-mm-yyyy)

  4. Passport No. & Date of Expiry (dd-mm-yyyy)

  5. Company / Organization

  6. Your Designation / Title

  7. Post Address

  8. Tel/Fax

  9. E-mail address


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.

See also:

Currency and Credit cards

The Swiss currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). Coin denominations are:

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:



To see

Other useful links