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MPEG 126 - Geneva

Venue of MPEG 126
Date: 
Monday, 25 March 2019 to Friday, 29 March 2019
Venue: 
Centre International de Conférences de Genève
Rue de Varembé
1000 Genève
Switzerland
Notice: 
Agenda: 
Meeting notice: 

The 126th WG 11 meeting will take place on 2019/03/25T09:00-29T20:00 at Centre International de Conférences de Genève, Genève, CH.

The meeting will be preceded by:

The JVET meeting starting on the 19th (held under the auspices of ITU-T SG 16).

The JCT-VC meeting starting on the 22nd (held under the auspices of ITU-T SG 16).

Ad hoc group meetings on the weekend (23rd-24th).

Please note that

  1. Ad hoc group meetings during the weekend and evening sessions will take place in ITU headquarters.
  2. Both JCT-VC and VCEG will end their meetings on the 27th.

Logistic information

Badge pick-up and on-site registration: badges will be distributed at the Montbrillant building entrance of ITU (Rue de Varembé 2, about 100 metres from CICG) during the week days.

There will be no badge delivery over the weekend, but pre-registered delegates can enter the ITU building if they have pre-registered on the ITU registration page and provide their passport to the security officer. MPEG members who did not pre-register will not be able to enter the building. Entrance during the weekend and after-hours is only through the ITU Montbrillant building.

Access to the ITU building during the weekend and after-hours must be via the Montbrillant entrance (NOTE – This has changed via-a-vis previous meetings; when entrance was through the ITU Tower entrance).

Contact persons (from the host)

ITU-T Study Group 16 Secretariat

Tel: +41-22 730-5445

Fax: +41-22 730-5853

Email: tsbsg16@itu.int

Registration and meeting information

ITU will charge 150 CHF facilities fees. Payment is voluntary. However, participants are strongly encouraged to pay facilities fees to support the meeting. If done it is to be paid cash (payment by credit card is not possible).

MPEG members are required to register at both the online ISO meeting registration and the online ITU-T meeting registration, the latter by 9 March 2019:

Upon registration MPEG members will receive a badge that should be used at all times while at the meeting venue. Badges will be available for the delegates who have pre-registered and can be collected at the reception of the Montbrillant building, Mon-Fri 0830-1200, 1330-1700 hours.

Visa information

ITU can, at the official request of the administration or entity you represent, approach the competent Swiss authorities in order to facilitate delivery of the visa but only within the period mentioned of four weeks before the date of beginning of the meeting. Any such request must specify the name and functions, date of birth, number, dates of issue and expiry of passport of the individual(s) for whom the visa(s) is/are requested (see an example at: https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/info/Documents/Visa-support-letter_MODEL.pdf) and be accompanied by a copy of the notification of confirmation of registration approved for the ITU-T meeting in question, and must be sent to TSB by fax (+41 22 730 5853) or e-mail (tsbreg@itu.int) bearing the words "Visa request (MPEG meeting)".

Hotel information

Delegates attending meetings hosted by ITU may benefit from special terms in a number of hotels in Geneva. There you will find a self-explanatory procedure to be followed for the reservation of hotels. ITU is not responsible for reservation confirmations, cancelled or charged reservations or no-shows. Please contact the hotel directly for all reservation matters, including for any changes to be made. A hotel confirmation form is available for download (Word and PDF).

How to reach ITU and CICG

For all relevant information regarding ITU and Geneva, please see the delegate's corner in the ITU web site.

There is a single airport in Geneva, which serves for both domestic and international flights and is close to ITU and Geneva downtown.

Public transport in urban Geneva is quite good, so renting a car for those staying downtown may not be necessary. Hotels normally offer bus passes valid for the period of stay (without additional cost to their guests).

Weather

The temperature in March normally ranges from 2 to 10 ºC.

Electricity

The standard power supply is 220 Volts, 50Hz. Power plugs normally found are Swiss SEV 1011 and CEE 7/16. Adapters are found for sale in the ITU store, electronics stores, supermarkets and at the airport.

Emergencies

Police: 117

Medical Emergencies: 144

Business Hours

Most government offices are open 0830–1200 and 1330–1700 hours from Monday to Friday. Most stores are usually open from 0800 to 1845 hours. Saturdays, from 0800 to 1700 hours. General commerce is closed on Sundays. Shops at the airport are open until 2000 hours, inclusive on weekends and holidays. Convenience stores open all days, hours vary.

Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

Travelers who carry internationally recognized debit and credit cards (such as VISA and MasterCard) can get a cash advance in Geneva at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) installed at banks, airports, major hotels, department stores, subway stations and tourist attractions. The ATM machine closest to ITU is located at the UBS branch on the corner of Giuseppe Motta avenue and Chemin Louis-Dunant.

Computer Networking at ITU

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11a/g/n) facilities are available for use by delegates in the ITU conference rooms with three different SSIDs that share the same password (itu@GVA1211): ITUwifi (5GHz devices only), ITUwifi-IPv4v6 and ITUwifi-legacy (2GHz band only). Detailed information is available on the ITU-T website (https://itu.int/ITU-T/edh/faqs-support.html).

Standard documents published in MPEG 126 - Geneva

Standard: MPEG-I
# Part name Title Type Status
3 Versatile Video Coding Working Draft 4 of Versatile Video Coding Document related to Part