The Moving Picture Experts Group

MPEG 116 - Chengdu

Monday, 17 October 2016 to Friday, 21 October 2016
California Garden Hotel(加州花园酒店)
No.258 Shawan Road
Jinniu District
Zhejiang Sheng 610031
Press release: 

MPEG Workshop on 5-Year Roadmap Successfully Held in Chengdu

Chengdu, China – The 116th MPEG meeting was held in Chengdu, China, from 17 – 21 October 2016

MPEG Workshop on 5-Year Roadmap Successfully Held in Chengdu

At its 116th meeting, MPEG successfully organised a workshop on its 5-year standardisation roadmap. Various industry representatives presented their views and reflected on the need for standards for new services and applications, specifically in the area of immersive media. The results of the workshop (roadmap, presentations) and the planned phases for the standardisation of “immersive media” are available at A follow-up workshop will be held on 18 January 2017 in Geneva, co-located with the 117th MPEG meeting. The workshop is open to all interested parties and free of charge. Details on the program and registration will be available at

Summary of the “Survey on Virtual Reality”

At its 115th meeting, MPEG established an ad-hoc group on virtual reality which conducted a survey on virtual reality with relevant stakeholders in this domain. The feedback from this survey has been provided as input for the 116th MPEG meeting where the results have been evaluated. Based on these results, MPEG aligned its standardisation timeline with the expected deployment timelines for 360-degree video and virtual reality services. An initial specification for 360-degree video and virtual reality services will be ready by the end of 2017 and is referred to as the Omnidirectional Media Application Format (OMAF; MPEG-A Part 20, ISO/IEC 23000-20). A standard addressing audio and video coding for 6 degrees of freedom where users can freely move around is on MPEG’s 5-year roadmap. The summary of the survey on virtual reality is available at

MPEG and ISO/TC 276/WG 5 have collected and evaluated the answers to the Genomic Information Compression and Storage joint Call for Proposals

At its 115th meeting, MPEG issued a Call for Proposals (CfP) for Genomic Information Compression and Storage in conjunction with the working group for standardisation of data processing and integration of the ISO Technical Committee for biotechnology standards (ISO/TC 276/WG5). The call sought submissions of technologies that can provide efficient compression of genomic data and metadata for storage and processing applications. During the 116th MPEG meeting, responses to this CfP have been collected and evaluated by a joint ad-hoc group of both working groups, comprising twelve distinct technologies submitted. An initial assessment of the performance of the best s elevenolutions for the different categories reported compression factors ranging from 8 to 58 for the different classes of data.

The submitted twelve technologies show consistent improvements versus the results assessed as an answer to the Call for Evidence in February 2016. Further improvements of the technologies under consideration are expected with the first phase of core experiments that has been defined at the 116th MPEG meeting. The open core experiments process planned in the next 12 months will address multiple, independent, directly comparable rigorous experiments performed by independent entities to determine the specific merit of each technology and their mutual integration into a single solution for standardisation. The core experiment process will consider submitted technologies as well as new solutions in the scope of each specific core experiment. The final inclusion of submitted technologies into the standard will be based on the experimental comparison of performance, as well as on the validation of requirements and inclusion of essential metadata describing the context of the sequence data, and will be reached by consensus within and across both committees.

Call for Proposals: Internet of Media Things and Wearables (IoMT&W)

At its 116th meeting, MPEG issued a Call for Proposals (CfP) for Internet of Media Things and Wearables (see, motivated by the understanding that more than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things (IoT) by 2020. Therefore the CfP seeks submissions of protocols and data representation enabling dynamic discovery of media things and media wearables. A standard in this space will facilitate the large-scale deployment of complex media systems that can exchange data interoperably between media things and media wearables.

MPEG-DASH Amendment with media presentation description and pre-selection of adaptation sets

At its 116th MPEG meeting, a new amendment for MPEG-DASH reached the final stage of Final Draft Amendment (ISO/IEC 23009-1:2014 FDAM 4). This amendment includes several technologies useful for industry practices of adaptive media presentation delivery. For example, the media presentation description (MPD) can be daisy chained to simplify implementation of pre-roll ads in cases of targeted dynamic advertising for live linear services. Additionally, support for pre-selection in order to signal suitable combinations of audio elements that are offered in different adaptation sets is enabled by this amendment. As there have been several amendments and corrigenda produced, this amendment will be published as a part of the 3rd edition of ISO/IEC 23009-1 together with the amendments and corrigenda approved after the 2nd edition.

How to contact MPEG, learn more, and find other MPEG facts

To learn about MPEG basics, discover how to participate in the committee, or find out more about the array of technologies developed or currently under development by MPEG, visit MPEG’s home page at There you will find information publicly available from MPEG experts past and present including tutorials, white papers, vision documents, and requirements under consideration for new standards efforts. You can also find useful information in many public documents by using the search window.

Examples of tutorials that can be found on the MPEG homepage include tutorials for: High Efficiency Video Coding, Advanced Audio Coding, Universal Speech and Audio Coding, and DASH to name a few. A rich repository of white papers can also be found and continues to grow. You can find these papers and tutorials for many of MPEG’s standards freely available. Press releases from previous MPEG meetings are also available. Journalists that wish to receive MPEG Press Releases by email should contact Dr. Christian Timmerer at or

Further Information

Future MPEG meetings are planned as follows:

No. 117, Geneva, CH, 16 – 20 January, 2017

No. 118, Hobart, AU, 03 – 07 April, 2017

No. 119, Torino, IT, 17 – 21 July, 2017

No. 120, Macau, CN, 23 – 27 October 2017


For further information about MPEG, please contact:

Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione (Convenor of MPEG, Italy)

Via Borgionera, 103

10040 Villar Dora (TO), Italy

Tel: +39 011 935 04 61


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Timmerer

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Bitmovin Inc.

9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, Europe

Tel: +43 463 2700 3621

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The 116th MPEG Meeting will be held from Monday, 17 October – Friday, 21 October at

California Garden Hotel

No.258 Shawan Road, Jinniu District, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China

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The VC group will start its meeting on Friday 14, the JVET groupwill start itsmeeting on Saturday 15 and ad hoc groups will meet on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16.

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California Garden Hotel is a subsidiary of the Chengdu Exhibition and Travel Group. It’s one of the famous hotels in Chengdu. It has been shaped to be a valued and warm brand by its elegant artistic temperament, perfect function and service. The hotel is located on Sha Wan Road in the northwest of Chengdu. It is 2 kilometers from downtown Chengdu and the subway station. It is situated 25 kilometers from the airport. Within walking distance there is a post office, express delivery centre, a bank and a shopping mall. It is an ideal place for all kinds of activities such as meetings, exhibitions, holidays, shopping, relaxation and banquets, among other things.

Hotel Convention Centre has 16 venues of various styles, sizes and functions, ranging from 46 to 900 square meters to accommodate 10 to 800 people. It is one of best convention centers in Town, and definitely a perfect choice for your business gathering.

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Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport - California Garden Hotel

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Chéngdū(Chinese: 成都), formerly transliterated as Chengtu, is the capital of Sichuan province, of Southwest China. Famed for being home to the adorable Giant Panda, and fiery cuisine. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China.

Chengdu literally buzzes with the very best of new world amenities, and yet old world culture and traditions remain fused together with the laid back life style of its inhabitants. Whatever your reason for coming to Chengdu, you will not go away disapointed!


Chengdu has a long history. More than four thousand years ago, the prehistorically Bronze Age culture of Jīnshā (金沙) established itself in this region. The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is also known as "天府之国" (Tiānfǔzhi Guó), which literally means "the country of heaven", or more often seen translated as "the Land of Abundance".

Chengdu has seen the rise and fall of nearly a dozen independent kingdoms or dynasties since its founding in 316 BC.

Jinsha Site Museum

Three-Star Piles

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that only inhabits the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. With a population of less than 2000, the species is included on the endangered list by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and is protected by China's Wildlife Protective Law as the special-class protected animal. Giant pandas are appreciated and cherished by humans the world over; their familiar black and white faces and rounded ears endearing them to children and adults alike. Because of its prominent scientific research value, endangered status, and delightful viewing value, the giant panda is considered a national treasure of China. Though small in number, giant pandas have visited many countries and served as envoys of friendship from China to the world. Chengdu has been the ancestral homeland to giant pandas since ancient times.

Scenic Spots

Chengdu has some of the most breathtaking scenery and fascinating travel spots to be discovered in China, such as Jiuzhai Valley, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng and Emei Mountain.

Jiuzhai Valley

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

Mount Qingcheng

Emei Mountain

Eating in Chengdu

Sichuan cuisine (Chinese: 四川菜) is a style of Chinese cuisine originating in the Sichuan Province of southwestern China famed for bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavour of the Sichuan peppercorn (花椒). Peanuts, sesame paste and ginger are also prominent ingredients in Szechuan cooking. Although the region is now romanized as Sichuan, the cuisine is still sometimes spelled 'Szechuan' or 'Szechwan' in United States. It is said that Chengdu leads with its stomach, perhaps explaining the title "City of Gastronomy" bestowed upon the city by UNESCO in 2010. Eating here will be an absolute joy, and a memorable highlight of your visit.

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Standard documents published in MPEG 116 - Chengdu

Standard: Exploration
# Part name Title Type Status
1 IoMT Architecture Call for Proposals on Internet of Media Things and Wearables Document related to Part
1 Transport and Storage of Genomic Information Joint AhG on Genomic Information Compression and Storage between ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/ WG 11 (MPEG) and ISO/TC 276/WG 5 Document related to Part
1 Transport and Storage of Genomic Information Updated database for Genomic Information Representation and Storage Document related to Part
1 IoMT Architecture Use cases for Internet of Media Things and Wearables Document related to Part
1 IoMT Architecture Requirements for Internet of Media Things and Wearables Document related to Part
1 Transport and Storage of Genomic Information Summary of the current status and workplan of the Joint TC276/WG5 - JTC1/SC29/WG11 standardization activities on Genomic Information Representation Document related to Part
1 Transport and Storage of Genomic Information Benchmark framework for lossy compression of sequencing quality values Document related to Part
3 Versatile Video Coding N16513, Description of Exploration Experiments on coding tools Document related to Part
3 Versatile Video Coding N16514, JVET Common Test Conditions and Evaluation Procedures for HDR/WCG Video Coding Document related to Part
3 Versatile Video Coding N16512, Work Plan for Assessment of Test Material Document related to Part
3 Versatile Video Coding N16511, Algorithm description of Joint Exploration Test Model 4 (JEM4) Document related to Part
3 Versatile Video Coding N16515, Common Test Conditions and Evaluation Procedures for 360° Video Coding Document related to Part
7 Immersive Video Revised Summary of Call for Evidence on Free-Viewpoint Television: Super-Multiview and Free Navigation Document related to Part
7 Immersive Video Call for light field test material including plenoptic cameras and camera arrays Document related to Part
15 Compact descriptors for video analysis N16509, CDVA Experimentation Model (CXM) 1.0 Document related to Part
15 Compact descriptors for video analysis N16510, Description of Core Experiments in CDVA Document related to Part
25 Network Distributed Media Coding Draft requirements for network distributed video coding Document related to Part
Standard: MPEG-I
# Part name Title Type Status
1 Immersive Media Architectures Summary of Survey on Virtual Reality Document related to Part
5 Point Cloud Compression Draft Call for Proposals for Point Cloud Compression (v2) Document related to Part
Standard: MPEG-H
# Part name Title Type Status
2 High Efficiency Video Coding N16506, Revised Verification Test Report for HDR/WCG Video Coding Using HEVC Main 10 Profile Document related to Part
2 High Efficiency Video Coding N16499, Working Draft 1 of Motion Constrained Tile Sets Extraction Information SEI Messages Document related to Part
2 High Efficiency Video Coding N16498, Working Draft 1 of Content Colour Volume SEI Message Document related to Part
2 High Efficiency Video Coding N16497, Text of ISO/IEC 23008-2:201x/PDAM2 Main 10 Still Picture Profile Document related to Part
2 High Efficiency Video Coding N16501, Verification Test Plan for HEVC Screen Content Coding Extensions Document related to Part
14 Conversion and coding practices for high-dynamic-range and wide-colour-gamut video N16505, Text of ISO/IEC PDTR 23008-14 Conversion and Coding Practices for HDR/WCG Y′CbCr 4:2:0 Video with PQ Transfer Characteristics Document related to Part
15 Signalling, backward compatibility and display adaptation for HDR/WCG video N16508, Working Draft 1 of TR: Signalling, backward compatibility and display adaptation for HDR/WCG video Document related to Part
Standard: MPEG-4
# Part name Title Type Status
33 Internet Video Coding N16487, Description of IVC+ Exploration Experiments Document related to Part