Meeting Announcement: Joint Rapporteur Meeting of Questions 2, 5,

Euchner Martin martin.euchner at SIEMENS.COM
Tue Apr 5 06:52:54 EDT 2005

Cc    Mr. P-A. Probst, Chairman of SG16 <probst-pa at>
      Mr. Paul Barrett, Vice Chairman of SG16
<paul.barrett at>
      Mr. Yushi Naito, Vice Chairman of SG16 <naitoy at>
      Ms. Claude Lamblin, Vice Chairman of SG16
<claude.lamblin at>
      Mr. I Sebestyen, Vice Chairman of SG16
<Istvan.Sebestyen at>
      Mr. S. Campos-Neto, ITU TSB <simao.campos at>
      P Luthi     Rapporteur for Q.1/16 <patrick.luthi at>

      P Jones     Rapporteur for Q.2/16 <paulej at>
      R Gilman    Rapporteur for Q.5/16 <rrg at>
      B Lamer     Rapporteur for Q.21/16
< at>
      M Euchner   Rapporteur for Q.25/16 <Martin.Euchner at>
      L Lehmann   Rapporteur for Q.29/16 <Leo.Lehmann at>

   Subject: Notice of Joint Rapporteur Meeting in Biel-Bienne/Switzerland
   Date:    17 May - 20 May 2005

Dear Experts of Questions 2, 5, 21, 25 and 29/16,

The subject meeting of ITU-T SG16 experts will be held in
Biel-Bienne/Switzerland at the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM).
Details of the meeting are
contained herein.

Please note that Q.1/16 will meet concurrently and we will have joint or 
serial sessions with these Questions."

1. Date

    17th (Tuesday) May - 20 May (Friday) 2005
    Meeting will start at 9:00 AM on the first day
    Closing around 18:00 on the final day

2. Venue

Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Rue de l'Avenir 44/ Zukunftstrasse 44
CH2501 Biel-Bienne

Please contact the reception of OFCOM in the morning of each meeting day
to get access to the meeting room.

3. Topics (tentative)

1) Review of the relevant group activities

2) Q.2/16 Real-Time Audio, Video, and Data Communication over
   - Coordinate with other SDOs, Questions, or Study Groups
   - Review items proposed for the H.323-series Implementers Guide
   - Progress work on the following work items
       * H.323 Annex Gv2
       * H.323 Annex I
       * H.460.17 (RAS Tunneling)
       * H.460.geo
       * H.460.location
       * H.460.dhcp
       * H.460.gaam
       * H.460.presence
   - Discuss miscellaneous and new work items

3) Q.5/16 Control of NAT and Firewall Traversal for H.300-Series
   - Coordinate with other SDOs, Questions, or Study Groups
   - Progress work on H.proxy
   - Consider various solution proposals for NAT/FW traversal

4) Q.21/16 Multimedia Architecture
   - Progress work on
       * Multimedia Architecture and End to end Open Services
       * Analysis of relevant Architectures prepared by other bodies

5) Q.25/16 Multimedia Security in Next-Generation Networks
   - Progress work on
        * H.235.x V4 subseries,
        * H.FSIC,
        * H.460.spn,
   - Coordination,
   - Maintenance H.235,
   - Consider new material.

6) Q.29/16 Mobility for Multimedia Systems and Services
   - Follow up status of work items
   - Service Mobility for Multi Media Architecture

7) Interaction with other groups

8) Future work plan

4. Documents

 /// Registration of the document: by 23:59 UTC, 7 May 2005 ///
 /// Distribution of the document: by 23:59 UTC, 10 May 2005 ///
 /// Use the ftp site (or e-mail reflector) for distribution    ///

1)     When you are going to submit a document, please notify
       Paul Jones <paulej at>, document manager of this
       meeting, as soon as possible, by 23:59 UTC, Friday 7 May 2005
       at the latest. Document number AVD-nnnn will be allocated. Early
       indication of your submission plan is welcome and encouraged.

Note - Prefix "AVD" comes from Audio, Video and Data.

2)     You are advised to include a header as follows:

|                                                                  |
| ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector  Document AVD-{nnnn}|
| Study Group 16                            {Version m if relevant}|
| 1,2,5,21,25 and 29/16 Rapporteur Meeting                   {Date}|
| Biel-Bienne May 17 - 20 May 2005                                 |
|                                                                  |
| SOURCE*: {                                               }       |
| TITLE  : {                                               }       |
| PURPOSE: {Proposal, Discussion, Information, Report, etc.}       |
|                                                                  |
|                       _________________________                  |
|                                                                  |
|                                                                  |
|                                                                  |
|  *Contact: Name, e-mail                                          |

Note: A template for the AVD document can be found at:


      This may be modified and used for the purpose of document submission
      at this meeting.

3)     File format: Use of Word, PDF, ASCII or HTML is recommended.

4)     All the contributors are requested to distribute their documents
       as early as possible, at least 7 calendar days in advance of the
       meeting (23:59 UTC, Monday 9 May 2005 or before) by posting
       them at either of the following:

  - Uploading via FTP
        User ID:  avguest
        Password: Avguest  (Note the uppercase 'A')
        Directory: avc-site/Incoming

  - E-mail reflector

        E-mail address: itu-sg16 at
        To subscribe:
            Send e-mail to majordomo at
            In the body of the message, put: subscribe itu-sg16

Please avoid the use of reflector when your document is voluminous.

5)     Input documents can be retrieved from 0505_Bie directory of the
       ftp site once Mr. Jones has an opportunity to put them into

       The documents will also be available through the following URLs:

6)     The document distribution / presentation at the meeting will be
       all electronic.  Participants must bring along a laptop, wireless
       card and/or Ethernet card, and Ethernet cable in order to access

5. Logistic information

The meeting will be hosted by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
at the OFCOM premises in Biel-Bienne/Switzerland.

The meeting invitation containing logistic information can be found at:


6. Registration

To register your meeting attendance, please send the attached registration
sheet via e-mail or fax to Aline Charmillot
 e-mail : aline.charmillot at
Fax : +41 32 327 55 28

providing the family name,
given name, company name, and e-mail address of person(s) attending.

Early registration of your attendance is welcome and encouraged.

7. Hotel Room Reservation

To secure a room please make you reservation directly to one of the
hotels, which are listed in the
meeting invitation
oc) as
soon as possible.

We are looking forward to meeting with you in Biel-Bienne.

     Sincerely yours,

     Paul JONES (document manager of this meeting)
     Robert GILMAN
     Bastien LAMER
     Martin EUCHNER (meeting organizer of this meeting)
     Leo LEHMANN (meeting host of this meeting)

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