MPEG-4 The broadband content delivery standard

Paris, FR - 02/04/23-26


TECHNICAL TUTORIAL 23 APRIL 2002

09.30 Welcome and registration

Presented by Frederic Bouilhaguet, CTO, ResonateMP4

10.00
MORNING SESSION: FOUNDATIONS ( duration 1 h 30)

Overview of the MPEG committee
MPEG compared to others standardization organizations : ITU, IETF, W3C, Web3D.
Short history : from MPEG-1 to MPEG-4
Evolutions of MPEG-4 since its starting point in 1993
The 3 activities : Systems, Visual and Audio
Needs for MPEG-4 ( Broadcast ITV, DVD, Webcast on Internet…)

12.00 Lunch

14.00
AFTERNOON SESSION: DEPLOYMENTS AND FUTURE
( duration 1 h 30)

• Market of MPEG-4 :
- Overview of the current "state of art" about implementation and products
- Perspectives in the next 2 years
- Different sizes of companies for different rules : core technologies implementers, integrators, final products manufacturers (hardware and software)

• Evolutions of MPEG-4 in new "versions"

• Extensions of MPEG-4 with MPEG-7 and MPEG-21

16.00 End of the Tutorial


DAY ONE 24 APRIL 2002


09.00 Welcome and registration

09.30 General Keynote

Standard Technologies to Develop the Multimedia Business

Leonardo Chiariglione, Tilab


SYSTEMS SESSION (1)

10.00 Overview of MPEG-4 Systems

Speaker to be announced

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Scene Description

Jean-Claude Dufourd, ENST Paris

11.30 Delivery of MPEG-4

Guido Franceschini, Tilab

12.00 3-D Virtual World for Broadcast Television - IST MADISON - ENAMORADO

Thierry Keutgen, Deltatec

12.30 Lunch

MPEG 4 / INTERNET SESSION

14.00 Standards for Transport of MPEG-4 over IP

Colin Perkins, USC Information Sciences Institute

14.30 Integration of Internet Data into MPEG-4 Scenes

Lyndon J B Nixon,
GMD FOKUS

15.00 Interactive Television over IP-Multicast using MPEG-4

What is interactive television?
Why IP-multicast?
The advantage of MPEG-4 for interactive and non-interactive IP-television
The challenge of TV transmission over non-reliable networks
Error resiliency in MPEG-4 in general and MPEG-4 Systems in particular
The MPEG-4 "scene carousel".

Zvi Lifshitz, Optibase Ltd.

15.30Coffee break

16.00 Panel debate :

MPEG4 and the Internet
Development of the RTP payload format and the difficulties caused by the clash between the MPEG4 and IETF models for real-time media

Participants

Colin Perkins, USC Information Sciences Institute
Zvi Lifshitz, Optibase
Vishy Swaminathan, SUN
Eric Petajan, face2face animation
Guido Franceschini, Tilab

17.30 End of day One

AY TWO APRIL 25, 2002


09.00 Welcome and coffee

SYSTEMS SESSION (2)

09.30 The MPEG-4 Standard and Object Multiplexing at the Application Level

Dominique Curet, France Telecom R&D

10.00 MPEG-4 and Cartoon Animation

Authors:
Jean-Claude Moissinac, Cyril Concolato, Jean-Claude Dufourd, Eric Pommereuil, ENST

Speaker :
Jean-Claude Moissinac, ENST

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 An IPMP Solution

Mike Severa, PacketVideo Corp. San Diego, CA

MPEG-J SESSION

11.30 MPEG-J Overview

Vishy Swaminathan, SUN

12.00 Lunch

14.00 MPEG-J in the SoNG IST Project

Jacques Lemordant, INRIA

AUTHORING SESSION

14.30 Authoring MPEG-4 with XMT (Extensible MPEG-4 Textual format)

Authors :
Michelle Kim and Steve Wood, IBM

Speaker :
Michelle Y. Kim, IBM

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Description of a Solution to Author and Store MPEG-4

Frederic Bouilhaguet, CTO ResonateMP4

AUDIO SESSION

16.00 Natural Audio

Bernhard Grill, Fraunhofer

16.30 Synthetic Audio

Riita Väänänen, IRCAM

17.00 MPEG-4 Video - Overview and Latest Developments

Jens-Rainer Ohm, RWTH Aachen University of Technology

17.30 End of Day Two

DAY THREE 26 APRIL 2002

09.00 Welcome and Coffee

VISUAL SESSION (1) : NATURAL

09.30 Object Base Compression (MPEG-4) with very low Bandwidth

Hagai Folkman, CTO & Founder, Enquad Technologies

10.00 Automatic Segmentation of Moving Objects in Video Sequences: A Region Labeling Approach

Yaakov Tsaig Amir Averbuch

Department of Computer Science
School of Mathematical Sciences
Tel-Aviv University


10.30 Coffee break

11.00 A Scalable Representation for Motion Vectors Based On Arithmetic Coding and 2-D Vector Quantization of Bit Planes

Authors :
Ugur Sezer and Seyfullah Halit Oguz
EMC Corporation, Media Solutions Group

Speaker :
Seyfullah Halit Oguz

VISUAL SESSION (2) : SYNTHETIC

11.30 MPEG-4 Face and Body Animation Tools and Applications

Dr. Eric Petajan, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, face2face animation, inc.

12.00 Lunch

VISUAL SESSION (3) : HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATIONS

14.00 Hardware Architecture for MPEG-4 Visual Rendering

Authors :
Carolina Miro, Lien Nguyen-Phuc, Philips Research

Speaker :
Carolina Miro, Philips Research

14.30 Architecture for Visual Processing in an MPEG-4 Terminal

Authors:
Jean Gobert, Thomas Dombek (Philips Research France)

Speaker :
Thomas Dombek, Philips Research

15.00 Digital-TV Resolution MPEG4 Codec Description

Tim Williams, Business Development Director, IndigoVision

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 A low Power and Scalable MPEG-4 Solution for Wireless Communications

Authors :
Thinh M. Le, Adrian Nita, Erik Giernalczyk, Denny Wong, Tuan Ho
Lumic Electronics Inc., Ottawa, Canada

Speaker :
Thinh M. Le

16.30 Video Analyze and Index Tool For MPEG4

Chen Kenny, Dong Henry, Wu Rio, Zhang Michael
Intel China Software Lab

17.00 End of the conference