[itu-sg16] Reminders for the RTP meeting (1-2 Dec. 2010)

Patrick Luthi patrick.luthi at tandberg.com
Tue Oct 19 09:51:36 EDT 2010

To    Experts of ITU-T SG16 Questions 1/16

Cc    Mr. Y Naito, Chairman of SG16 <yushi.naito at ties.itu.int>
         Mr. S-H Jeong, Vice Chairman of SG16 and Rapporteur for 
Q4/16 <shjeong at hufs.ac.kr>
         Mr. N Luo, Vice Chairman of SG16 <noah at huawei.com>
         Mr. M. T. Neibert, Vice Chairman of SG16 <markneibert at mac.com>
         Ms. C Lamblin, Vice Chairman of SG16 
<claude.lamblin at orange-ftgroup.com>
         Mr. I Oueichek, Vice Chairman of SG16 <oueichek at tarassul.sy>
         Mr. F Soumah, Vice Chairman of SG16 <drfsuma at yahoo.fr>
         Mr. S Campos-Neto, ITU TSB <simao.campos at itu.int>
         P Jones, Rapporteur for Q2 and 12/16 <paulej at packetizer.com>
         C Groves, Rapporteur for Q3/16 <Christian.Groves at nteczone.com>
         S Botzko, Rapporteur for Q5/16 <stephen.botzko at polycom.com>
         B Kenrick, Associate Rapporteur for Q12/16 
<brody.kenrick at dilithiumnetworks.com>
         M Kawamori, Rapporteur for Q13/16 and Q28/16 
<kawamori.masahito at lab.ntt.co.jp>
         Y Goto, Rapporteur for Q21/16 <goto at ansl.ntt.co.jp>
         MJ Sun, Associate Rapporteur for Q21/16 <sunmingjun at catr.com.cn>
         B He, Rapporteur for Q24/16 <hebaohong at mail.ritt.com.cn>
         H-J Kim, Rapporteur for Q25/16 <khj at etri.re.kr>
         S Lee, Associate Rapporteur for Q27/16 <sylee at etri.re.kr>

De   Patrick Luthi    Rapporteur for Q1/16 <patrick.luthi at tandberg.com>
    Subject: Notice of co-located Rapporteur Meeting in Research 
Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Date:    11 October 2010

Dear Q1 experts,

The subject meeting of ITU-T SG16 experts will be held in Research 
Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA at the kind invitation of
Cisco Systems. Details of the meeting are contained herein.

Please note that Q2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 21, 22, 24, 25 and 27/16 will meet 
concurrently at the same
place and that many sessions will be joint with Q1/16.

1. Date

     1 (Wednesday) - 2 (Thursday) December 2010
     Meeting will start at 9:30 AM on the first day
     Closing around 18:00 on the final day

2. Venue

The meeting will be held in Building 5 on Cisco Systems campus in
Research Triangle Park (RTP).  The address to the campus is:

   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   7025 Kit Creek Rd.
   Research Triangle Park, NC 27502

Note that the campus address may sometimes appear as Morrisville,
rather than Research Triangle Park.  Research Triangle Park is an
area of land that touches a number of cities/towns, including
Durham and Morrisville.

3. Topics (tentative)

1) Review of the relevant group activities

2) Q1/16 Multimedia systems, terminals and data conferencing
    - Progress topics relative to scalable video coding (SVC) support 
in H.241/H.32x
    - Review of recommendations of the SVC Signaling AHG
    - Progress revision of H.239 and H.241
    - Review of text of new H.222.0 Amd. 5 and 6
    - Review of the items relative to H.320, H.324, T.120, H.310, etc.

3) Coordination with Q2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27 and 28/16
    - System aspects
    - Interoperability
    - Security

4) Interaction with other groups

5) Future work plan

4. Documents

  /// Registration of the document: by 23:59 UTC, 21 November 2010 ///
  /// Distribution of the document: by 23:59 UTC, 24 November 2010 ///
  /// Use the ftp site (or e-mail reflector) for distribution    ///

1)     When you are going to submit a document, please notify P. 
Luthi (patrick.luthi at tandberg.com)
         as soon as possible, by 23:59 UTC, Sunday 21 November 2010 
at the latest. Document number (Q1-Jnn)
         will be allocated. Early indication of your submission plan 
is welcome and encouraged.

2)     You are advised to use the document template available at the 
following place:


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, Wednesday 24 November 2010 or before) by posting
        them at either of the following:

   - Uploading via FTP (please advise P. Luthi of your posting)
         Site:     ftp3.itu.int/
         User ID:  avguest
         Password: Avguest201007 (Note the uppercase 'A')
         Directory: lbc-site/dropbox

   - Q1/16 E-mail reflector
         E-mail address: t09sg16avd at lists.itu.int
         To subscribe visit the ITU web page at: 

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

5)    Input documents can be retrieved from /1012_RTP directory of the
        FTP site once I have an opportunity to put them into place.

        The documents will also be available through this URL:

6)    The document distribution / presentation at the meeting will be all
        electronic. Participants must bring along a laptop with a
        wireless network interface in order to access the documents.

5. Logistic information

The meeting will be hosted by Cisco Systems at its campus in Research
Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA.

Research Triangle Park is 28 sq km area of land set aside to foster
growth and development of technology companies in North Carolina.
There are approximately 170 companies with offices in the park.
For more information about the park, visit http://www.rtp.org/.

No hotels have been reserved for this meeting, though there are a
number near the Cisco campus as discussed in Section 7.  The airport
nearest the Cisco campus is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport
(RDU), located about 15 minutes by taxi from the campus.  Taxi service
is available from the airport by RDU Taxi, Inc. (www.rdutaxiinc.com).
Rates are based on distance, with cost to the hotels listed below
between US$9 and US$15.

Note that RDU Taxi provides service only to and from the airport.
There are other area taxi services, including:

Those who expect to travel frequently might also wish to consider
renting a car.  A number of popular rental car companies are located
at the RDU Airport, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Budget,
Hertz, National, and Thrifty.

Several hotels reportedly provide a free shuttle service to and from
the Cisco campus, including Homewood Suites, Marriott, Sheraton,
Hilton, and Radisson.  Please verify this information directly with
your hotel if you need shuttle service.

There is also a public bus service for getting around the RTP area.
For information on public bus service, visit

There are a number of places to eat scattered around the park, with a
high concentration of restuarants at the intersection of Highway 54
and Highway 55.  Here's a link that will show those on Google Maps:

6. Registration and VISA Information

To register your meeting attendance, please send e-mail to Mr Paul Jones
<paulej at packetizer.com> (meeting host) and Patrick Luthi 
<patrick.luthi at tandberg.com>,
copying noah at huawei.com and shjeong at hufs.ac.kr, providing the family
name, given name, company name, and e-mail address of person(s) attending.

We would remind you that citizens of some countries are required
to obtain a visa in order to enter and spend time in the United States.
The visa must be requested and obtained from the office (embassy or
consulate) representing the United States in your country. Participants
who need an invitation letter for visas should contact Mr Paul Jones,
providing the family name, first name, and other identifying information
required by the US embassy in your country.  Visa processing times vary
from country to country, check with the US embassy or consulate that
applies to you.

Early registration of your attendance is welcome and encouraged, but
preferably before 18 Oct. 2010 to ensure adequate meeting space is

7. Hotel Room Reservation

No hotel rooms have been reserved for this meeting, though there are
several choices near the Cisco campus from which to choose.
Participants should contact hotels directly regarding room availability
and for making room reservations.

Here are a few hotels within a 5-mile radius of the campus:

Comfort Suites
5219 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
+1 919 314-1200
+1 800 228-5150

Courtyard by Marriott
301 Residence Inn Boulevard
Durham, NC 27713
+1 919 484-2900

Homewood Suites Hotel Airport
4603 Central Park Drive
Durham, NC 27703
+1 919 474-9900
+1 800 225-5466

Marriott Hotel
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, NC 27703
+1 919 941-6200
+1 800 228-9290

Residence Inn
201 Residence Inn Boulevard
Durham, NC 27713
+1 919 361-1266

Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, NC 27709
+1 919 941-5050
+1 800 325-3535

Wingate Inn
5223 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
+1 919 941-2854
+1 800 228-1000

Wyndham Gardens Hotel
4620 S Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
+1 919 941-6066
+1 800 972-0264

Hilton Hotel
Page Road and Exit 282
RTP, NC 27709
+1 919 941-6000
+1 800 465-4329

Radisson Governors Inn
I-40 at Davis Drive, Exit 280
RTP, NC 27709
+1 919 549 8631
+1 800 333-3333

Fairfield Inn
2750 Slater Road
Morrisville, NC 27560
+1 919 468-2660
+1 800 228-9290

I am looking forward to meeting with you in North Carolina.

      Sincerely yours,

      Patrick Luthi

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