Announcement and Call for Papers and Participation

The 2nd Workshop and Exhibition on MPEG-4
June 18 – 20, 2001, San Jose, California, USA

Organizing Committee

Leonardo Chiariglione, Ming L. Liou

Program Chair: Weiping Li

Tutorial Chair: Fernando Pereira

Exhibition Chairs:
Rob Koenen, Takuyo Kogure, Ajay Luthra

Publications Chairs:
Nam Ling, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi

Publicity Chair: Peter Haighton

Local Arrangements Chair:
Ali Tabatabai

Registration Chair: Julie Higgins

Finance Chair: Sherman Chen

International Coordination Chairs:
Kiyoharu Aizawa, Peter Pirsch

Technical Committee Chairs:
Thomas Sikora, Ming-Ting Sun, Ya-Qin Zhang

Technical Committee Members:
Olivier Avaro, Joern Ostermann, Eric Petajan, Schuyler Quackenbush, Thomas Sikora, Ming-Ting Sun, Ya-Qin Zhang

Organizing Committee Members:
Ishfaq Ahmad, Kiyoharu Aizawa, Dimitris Anastassiou, Olivier Avaro, Jim Brailean, Karlheinz Brandenburg, Liang-Gee Chen, Sherman Chen, Tihao Chiang, Leonardo Chiariglione, Reha Civanlar, Gianluca De Petris, Miroslav Dokic, Jean-Claude Dufourd, Touradj Ebrahimi, Alexandros Eleftheriadis, Robert Forchheimer, Michael Frater, Stephan Geyesberger, Chuang Gu, Peter Haighton, Carsten Herpel, Jurgen Herre, Julie Higgins, Jyri Huopaniemi, Hong Jiang, Itaru Kaneko, Rob Koenen, Takuyo Kogure, Murat Kunt, Sang Uk Lee, Youngjik Lee, Weiping Li, Nam Ling, Ming L. Liou, Ajay Luthra, Torsten Mlasko, Hans G. Musmann, Yuichiro Nakaya, King N. Ngan, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Jens-Rainer Ohm, Joern Ostermann, Sethuraman Panchanathan, Fernando Pereira, Eric Petajan, Peter Pirsch, Atul Puri, Schuyler Quackenbush, Jean-Bernard Rault, Niels Rump, Eric Scheirer, Jae-Seob Shin, Julien Signes, Thomas Sikora, Iraj Sodagar, Huifang Sun, Ming-Ting Sun, Viswanathan Swaminathan, Ali Tabatabai, Thiow Keng Tan, Gabriel Taubin, Murat Tekalp, Mauri Väänänen, Riitta Vaananen, Jan van der Meer, Zhixiong Wu, Yoichi Yagasaki, Haoping Yu, Ya-Qin Zhang, Minhua Zhou

The first Workshop and Exhibition on MPEG-4 held in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2000, was a great success with tutorials given by leading experts in the field, technical sessions of very high quality, and an all-sold-out exhibition event. To continue this highly successful activity, to track MPEG-4 deployment in various markets, and to further energize the development of MPEG-4 products, the Second Workshop and Exhibition on MPEG-4 will be held from June 18 to June 20, 2001, in Hilton San Jose & Towers, 300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, California 95110, U.S.A. The Workshop/Exhibition is sponsored by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in corporation with the MPEG-4 Industry Forum. It will again include tutorials on MPEG-4, exhibitions that showcase products using MPEG-4, and technical sessions on the research topics related to MPEG-4. The technical papers will be published in the Proceedings of the Workshop. Contributions are solicited in the following categories:

Technical Papers

Original technical papers are solicited on the research topics related to MPEG-4, such as encoding optimization algorithms for MPEG-4, innovative architectures and designs for implementing MPEG-4, and creative applications and innovative services using MPEG-4. Advanced research papers addressing similar functionalities of MPEG-4 are also solicited in Systems (interactivity, binary/textual representations, MM content management and protection), video coding, visual object coding, still texture coding, SNHC, audio coding, Internet streaming, etc.

  • Author’s Schedule:
  • Deadline for Submission of Papers: January 15, 2001
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2001
  • Deadline for Submission of Final Papers: April 15, 2001
  • Authors should use the following address for electronic submission of papers:

The full four-page paper in double column format, including paper title, authors’ names and affiliation, and a short abstract is requested. Only electronic submissions (pdf or postscript format) will be accepted. Those authors who are unable to send in their contribution electronically are asked to contact the Publications Chairs ( and, fax: 1-408-554-5474) for further instructions. Once accepted, the authors will be asked to prepare the final 4-page paper for the publication in the Workshop Proceedings.


Prospective contributors should use the following address for electronic submission of their abstracts for demonstration/exhibition by March 15, 2001:

The abstracts will be published in the Workshop Program as they are submitted.

Contact Information
For technical papers:

Prof. Ming-Ting Sun
Electrical Engineering Dept.
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: (206) 616-8690
Fax: (206) 543-3842

For exhibitions:

Rob Koenen
InterTrust Technologies Corporation
4750 Patrick Henry Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

For general information:

Weiping Li
WebCast Technologies, Inc.
257 Castro St. Suite 209
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: (650)210-9188
Fax: (603)250-2287