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Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 16 Meeting
(Geneva, 9-20 February 2015)
Numbers and other links
Consented Recommendations: 14 at this meeting (67 in 2014-06)
- Recommendations Decided/Determined/Approved: one at this meeting
- Recommendations agreed for Deletion: none at this meeting
Other texts approved: (Total: 6) three appendices, 0 supplements, one implementors
guides, one technical paper, one technical report, and no other documents.
- List of
pre-approved interim meetings: see
- Final text of the 21 outgoing
Liaison Statements: see
- The meeting had 148 registered participants during the meeting period (compared to 233 at the last meeting). Remote participation services were provided to seven delegates (5%; up from 2%); some delegates joined both remotely and physically. The final
list of participants is available in TD 304R1/Plen.
ITS: A new work item was started to define a global taxonomy for autonomous driving.
IPTV audience measurement: The suite of audience measurement specifications was updated at this meeting.
- ITU-T H.741.1 Cor.1 "IPTV application event handling: Audience measurement operations for IPTV services: Correction on XML namespaces" (New)
- ITU-T H.741.2 Cor.1 "IPTV application event handling: Data structures of audience measurement for IPTV services: Correction on XML namespaces in Appendix I" (New)
- ITU-T H.741.3 Amd.1 "IPTV application event handling: Audience measurement for IPTV distributed content services: XML schema on the measurement data structures for Linear TV service" (New)
- ITU-T H.741.4 Amd.1 "IPTV application event handling: Transport mechanisms for audience measurement: XML schema on the data structures for message delivery" (New)
IPTV terminal devices: The basic terminal (set top box) specification in ITU-T H.721 was revised to add support to DASH media transport and to H.265 video. The respective conformance testing suite was also updated.
- ITU-T H.721 (V2) "IPTV terminal devices: Basic model"
- ITU-T HSTP.CONF-H721 "Conformance testing specification for H.721"
IPTV services: ITU-T H.765 (ex H.IPTV-Widget) is a new tool in the IPTV set of specifications that will allow global interoperability for widgets (apps) in IPTV systems
[TD 341R1/Plen]. Revised ITU-T H.770 improves mechanisms for service discovery and selection for IPTV services
- SG16 supported
ITU-T Question 13/16, responsible for ITU-T IPTV Recommendations, in its wish to join the
IRG-IBB, which currently discusses the coordinated development of Recommendations between ITU-T and ITU-R for integrated broadcast and broadband systems.
- The first edition of ITU-T Technical Report HSTR-IPTV-GB, nicknamed "ITU-T IPTV Green Book", has been approved and contains an overview of the ITU-T family of standards for IPTV
[TD 356/Plen]. Future editions are planned to keep the report up-to-date with new and revised ITU-T Recommendations for IPTV systems.
Digital signage: H.781 (ex H.DS-ARCH), the third ITU-T Recommendation concerning Digital Signage, was completed and focus on a functional architecture [TD 352/Plen].
E-health: Experts agreed on working in the next edition of the Continua Design Guidelines in ITU-T H.810. It will contain simpler access to device data, additional services that support a better user experience, and an improved framework for remote management; additionally, the text will be restructured for easier use and maintenance. Consent is expected in October 2015.
E-health and aviation: In coordination with FG AC, new work item was started on a framework for remote monitoring of passenger health status to detect infectious diseases during and after a transportation service. New ITU-T H.OPVQ item is planned for Consent in October 2016 [TD 324R1/Plen Annex Q28.A].
VoIP and IP multimedia conferencing: Work was completed on one new and one revised optional packages for the widely used H.323 system:
- Revised H.460.22 "Negotiation of security protocols for H.225.0 call signalling" [TD 319/Plen]
- New H.460.27 (ex H.460.SessionID) "End-to-end session identifier for H.323 systems"
Audio performance in voice networks: A revision to the essential ITU-T Recommendation G.168 on control of echo using network cancellers was completed with specifications for embedded echo cancellers [TD 353/Plen].
Digital multimedia transport: Common text ITU-T H.222.0 had an amendment Consented that adds delivery of timeline for external data [TD 318/Plen]. It will allow synchronization of media with external data in the pervasive H.222.0 | ISO/IEC 13818-1 "MPEG2 transport".
Video coding: Approval was completed on revised H.264.2 "Reference software for ITU-T H.264 advanced video coding", which is used in conformance testing of H.264 implementations
[TD 350/Plen]. A new edition of H.265 "High efficiency video coding" was Consented, that adds 3D high efficiency video coding (a.k.a. 3D-HEVC)
[TD 348/Plen] to the Recommendation.
Image coding: ITU-T T.804 (2002) | ISO/IEC 15444-5, that specifies a reference implementation for testing JPEG-2000 image compression systems, has been enriched with the OpenJPEG library
[TD 349/Plen]. This library is an updated reference source code that supports recent additions to the JPEG-2000 suite.
Visual surveillance: New standard defining requirements for intelligent visual surveillance consented (ITU-T F.743.1 (ex H.IVSReqs)) [TD 344R1/Plen]
Media gateway protocol: An update was made to H.248.78 "Gateway control protocol: Bearer-level message backhauling and application level gateway" [TD 343/Plen] and a new Amendment to H.248.81 adds guidelines on the support of DiffServ signalling for international emergency preference scheme (IEPS) call indicator and priority indicator in ITU-T H.248 profiles
Internet fax: A new implementors' guide to ITU-T T.38 was approved. ITU-T T.38 specifies Internet fax systems, and the new IG documents known issues with the Recommendation and their resolution.
- SG16 experts will organize a workshop on accessibility during the next SG16 meeting. The ToR are found
Eight collocated activities:
- As SG9 will met outside Geneva in June 2015, there was no collocation with ITU-T SG9.
- ITU-T SG16 also hosted the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding (JCT-VC) and the Joint Collaborative Team on 3D Video Coding (JCT-3V) as part of its ongoing collaboration with ISO/IEC JTC 1 / SC 29 / WG 11 (MPEG) for the development of the next generation of video coding.
ITU-T Study Group 16 (9-20 Feb. 2015)
IPTV-GSI (9-13 Feb. 2015) and JCA-IPTV (12 Feb. 2015)
IRG-AVA (17 Feb. 2015, PM)
MPEG (16-20 Feb. 2015)
- IEC TC100 Ad hoc group with ITU-T and ISO/IEC JTC1 (14 Feb. 2015, PM)
- Showcasing: E-health (12 Feb. 2015)
Dates of next SG16 meeting and interim Working Party meetings
- The next meeting of ITU-T SG16 is scheduled for Lucca, Italy, 12-23 October 2015. The SG16 meeting is expected be collocated in the 1st week with IPTV-GSI and with ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29/ WG11 (known as MPEG), to facilitate joint work on video coding.
- No interim working party plenaries are planned.
Map of meeting reports & Liaison Statements (as seen by the SG16 Plenary)
Summary of Questions' Results
Question 1/16 summary
Question 1/16 had a successful meeting and worked on the support of H.265 video in H.241/H.32x systems and on H.239 Web applications. Q1/16 reviewed some input documents pertaining to the common text ITU-T Rec. H.222.0 | ISO/IEC 13818-1. Q1/16 proposed one recommendation for Consent. The Question does not plan to hold an interim Rapporteurs meeting.
Question 2/16 summary
Question 2/16 had a very successful and productive meeting, agreeing to put two documents forward for Consent and initiate work on one new work item. The two documents put forward for Consent are H.460.27 "End-to-end session identifier for H.323 systems" and revised H.460.22 "Negotiation of security protocols for H.225.0 call signalling". The Question also made progress several existing work items. The experts met for a total of six quarters, three of which were joint with Question 5/16 to progress work on Telepresence and one of which was joint with Q1/16 to progress work on H.265 support in H.323 systems. No LSs were prepared by Q2/16 at this meeting. The Question plans on holding one interim meeting collocated with other WP1/16 Questions.
Question 3/16 summary
Question 3/16 met for 8 quarters to review some 79 documents. Q3/16 continued work on a number of existing work items which has resulted in two Recommendations for Consent. Revised ITU-T H.248.78 on bearer-level application gateways and Amendment 2 to ITU-T H.248.81 on guidelines on the use of the international emergency preference scheme (IEPS) call indicator and priority indicator in ITU-T H.248 profiles. Two new work items were initiated: Revised H.248.41 "IP domain connection package" and revised H.Sup.13 "Common ITU-T H.248 terminology – Release 2". A number of Recommendations (H.248.66, H.248.74) continue to be on hold, due to the current unavailability of the needed / referenced IETF RFCs for Consent. One liaison statement was produced.
Question 5/16 summary
Question 5/16 had a successful meeting, and progressed work on the two work items. Nine contributions on audio/video parameters and signalling were presented and discussed. Five related contributions submitted to Q2/16 were discussed in joint Q2/16 and Q5/16 sessions. Updated baseline text for H.TPS-AV and H.TPS-SIG was prepared and accepted. No input liaison statements were reviewed, and no output liaison statements were prepared. The Question is planning on holding one interim Rapporteur meeting.
Question 6/16 summary
The primary goals for Question 6/16 at this meeting of SG16 were to review the progress of Q6/16, JCT-VC, JCT-3V, and JPEG work, and reach AAP Consent on revised Rec. H.265 (V3), a new Rec. T.804 JPEG reference software amendment, and Approval for revised H.264.2 software with added support for 3D-HEVC. A substantial portion of the image coding work of Question 6/16 has been conducted jointly with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 (JPEG/JBIG). A substantial portion of the video coding work of Question 6/16 is currently being conducted jointly with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) in two organizations, known as the Joint Collaborative Team (JCT) on Video Coding (JCT-VC) and the Joint Collaborative Team (JCT) on 3D Video Coding (JCT-3V). Meetings of the JCT-VC and JCT-3V were held in a collocated fashion with this meeting of SG16 under its auspices. The JCT-VC is tasked with development of extensions to High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). The JCT-3V is tasked with development of 3D video coding extensions. A meeting of MPEG was also held in CICG and ITU facilities during the current meeting of SG 16. Q6/16 is planning to hold one Rapporteur meeting, one JCT-VC meeting, and one JCT-3V meeting before the next SG16 meeting in October 2015 and also to hold a meeting of the JCT-VC and of the JCT-3V in a collocated fashion with the next SG16 meeting in October 2015 under its auspices. The Question prepared two outgoing Liaison Statements.
Question 7/16 summary
Q7/16 which addresses mainly coordination aspects of media coding did not receive any contributions and no sessions were held during the SG16 meeting.
Question 10/16 summary
Question 10/16 advanced the work on ITU-T G.191 "Software tools for speech and audio coding standardization" and discussed documents on super wideband extensions to ITU-T G.718/G.729.1
and G.722 encoded-domain time-scaling. No outgoing liaison was prepared and Q10/16 is not planning on holding any Rapporteur meetings before the next SG 16 meeting.
Question 13/16 summary
Question 13/16 experts met in the context of IPTV-GSI event. Q13/16 progressed the work on twelve draft Recommendations: ITU-T H.721 (V2); ITU-T H.IPTV-CPI; ITU-T H.741.3 Amd.1; ITU-T H.741.4 Amd.1; ITU-T H.IPTV-EUIF; ITU-T H.Widget; ITU-T H.IPTV-TDD; ITU-T H.IPTV-TDES.4; ITU-T H.IPTV-MDS; H.770 Cor.1 and the texts of three draft Technical Papers: ITU-T HSTP.IPTV-CONF.H721; ITU-T HSTP.IPTV-CONF.H764; ITU-T HSTP.IPTV-HRM.2. The Question prepared six outgoing Liaison Statements. The group agreed to submit four draft Recommendations for Consent at this meeting: H.721 (V2); H.741.4 Amd.1; ITU-T H.770 (V2); and ITU-T H.IPTV-Widget; as well as four documents for Approval: H.741.1 Cor.1; H.741.2 Cor.1; H.741.3 Amd.1; and HSTP.IPTV-CONF.H721. It was also agreed that current version of the IPTV Green Book should be submitted for Approval at this meeting as a new ITU-T Technical Report. In a LS, Q13/16 expressed its interest to join IRG-IBB, in view of the technologies studied by the Question. The group plans to hold one rapporteur meeting during the next SG16 meeting in October 2015 and an interim meeting at the next IPTV-GSI meeting.
Question 14/16 summary
ITU-T Q14/16 had a meeting in the context of IPTV-GSI event in Geneva, Switzerland, 9-13 February 2015. The highlight of this meeting is the Question's decision to propose the draft new Recommendation ITU-T H.781 (ex H.DS-ARCH) "Digital signage: Functional architecture" for Consent at this SG16 meeting. Q14/16 agreed to revise three draft new Recommendations: H.DS-AM, H.DS-CASF, H.DS-META, and two draft Technical Papers: HSTP.DS-WDS, HSTP.DS-Gloss. The group plans on holding one interim meeting before the next SG16 meeting within the context of the IPTV-GSI event in 15-19 June 2015.
Question 15/16 summary
Question 15/16 advanced work on T.38 Annex D "Clarification of the SIP-level signalling of multiple T.38 configurations using legacy SDP offer/answer" and created a new Implementors' Guide which contains all updates submitted up to and including those at this Study Group 16 meeting. The Implementors' Guide (2012-05) is obsoleted because completely addressed by T.38 (2010) Amendment 1 (10/14). V.152 Consensus list including the current V.152 Implementors' Guide were also discussed. No outgoing liaison was prepared and Q10/16 is not planning on holding any Rapporteur meetings before the next SG 16 meeting.
Question 18/16 summary
At this meeting, Question 18/16 completed the text on Annex E on Embedded Echo Cancellers and new Appendix VIII on test methodologies for use on embedded echo cancellers. Both were integrated in the text of a draft revised G.168, which was put forward for Consent at this meeting. Q18/16 advanced the work on revised ITU-T G.161 "Interaction aspects of signal processing network equipment", revised ITU-T G.168 "Digital network echo cancellers", revised ITU-T G.799.1 "Functionality and interface specifications for GSTN transport network equipment for interconnecting GSTN and IP networks", revised ITU-T G.799.2 "Mechanism for Dynamic Coordination of Voice Enhancement Signal Processing Functions" and revised ITU-T G.799.3 "Signal processing functionality and performance of an IP-to-IP voice gateway optimised for the transport of voice and voiceband data". No outgoing liaison was prepared and no interim meetings were proposed.
Question 20/16 Summary
Question 20/16 met for two quarters during this SG16 meeting. This was the 4th Q20/16 session in this new study period. Several incoming LSs of generic nature were discussed with relevant outgoing LSs drafted. Q20/16 also prepared several reply liaisons for JCA on PP-10 Resolution 178, ITU-R SG6, ITU-T SG15, ITU-D, ITU-R and TSAG.
Question 21/16 summary
Question 21/16 met for six quarters during this meeting under the chairmanship of Mr Noah Luo. Q21/16 continued the work on existing work items with 29 contributions that were reviewed and accepted. Eight new work items were created, which are F.MMAFReqs, F.CSVSReqs, F.VSSIReqs ,H.IVSArch, F.VCDNReqs, H.VDNArch, and revised versions of the speech-to-speech translation Recommendations F.745 and H.625. Existing work items, including H.VHN, F.CCNMMS, H.P2PVSArch, F.EMSArch and H.IQAS, etc., were updated based on discussion results. Draft new Recommendations H.IVSReqs has been proposed for Consent as ITU-T F.743.1. There is one outgoing LS prepared by the Question going out to ASTAP on speech-to-speech translation. The Questions plans on holding one interim meeting, collocated with other WP1/16 Questions.
Question 25/16 summary
Question 25/16 discussed 20 Contributions and three Liaison Statements. During the meeting, Q25/16 decided to start two draft new Recommendations, F.MS-RM "Relation management and descriptions for machine socialization" and F.IoT-ASF "Adaptive software framework for IoT devices". Q25/16 made progress in the work on six on-going draft Recommendations and produced ten output documents including the meeting report, two initial texts of draft new Recommendations, six revised texts of on-going draft Recommendations and one outgoing LS. The Question plans to hold one interim meeting collocated with the 11th IoT-GSI event in April 2015.
Question 26/16 summary
Question 26/16 met during the SG16 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 9-20 Feb. 2015. It reviewed 12 contributions. It agreed to create a new work item, a draft new Recommendation (ITU-T H.ACC-MMSIGN) "Abstract Language for Multimedia Signing". It agreed to merge 2 relay service related documents, F.relay and FSTP-RSDP. It also joined the meeting of Intersector Rapporteur Group on Audiovisual Media Accessibility (IRG-AVA) on 17 February 2015. It produced no outgoing liaison statement.
Question 27/16 summary
There were 16 contributions submitted and discussed at the meeting related to H.VGP-ARCH, H.VG-FAM, and G.V2A. Q27/16 agreed to start a new work item, F.AUTO-TAX "Taxonomy for ICT-enabled motor vehicle automated driving systems". Q27/16 also revised the texts of H.VGP-ARCH, H.VG-FAM, and G.V2A.There were three incoming liaison statements. It was agreed to send a LS to SG17 on ITS security issues in draft new Recommendations of Q27/16, and another one to ISO TC204 and CITS on H.VG-FAM. Q27/16 plans to hold one interim meeting in July 2015.
Question 28/16 summary
Question 28/16 had meetings during IPTV-GSI and SG16 meeting on 9-20 February 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. There was one contribution in addition to one liaison document from FG-AC (Focus Group on Aviation Application Cloud). After discussion, we decided to create a new work item ITU-T H.OPVQ, "E-health application for on-flight and post-flight virtual quarantine" and to revise ITU-T H.810 series. There was a showcasing event on e-Health, demonstrating implementations of H.810 (Continua Guidelines). The Question plans on holding one interim meeting (IPTV-GSI) and has produced one liaison statement.
Recommendations Consented by SG16 on the closing Plenary
|ITU-T F.743.1 (ex H.IVSReqs) "Requirements for intelligent visual surveillance" (New)||
|ITU-T G.168 (V8) "Digital network echo cancellers" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.222.0 (2014) | ISO/IEC 13818-1 (2015) Amd.1 "Information technology - Generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information: Systems: delivery of timeline for external data" (New)||
|ITU-T H.248.78 "Gateway control protocol: Bearer-level message backhauling and application level gateway" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.248.81 Amd.2 "Gateway control protocol: Guidelines on the use of the international emergency preference scheme (IEPS) call indicator and priority indicator in ITU-T H.248 profiles: DiffServ signaling approach" (New)||
|ITU-T H.265 V3 "High efficiency video coding" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.460.22 "Negotiation of security protocols for H.225.0 call signalling" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.460.27 (ex H.460.SessionID) "End-to-end session identifier for H.323 systems" (New)||
|ITU-T H.721 (V2) "IPTV terminal devices: Basic model" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.741.4 Amd.1 "IPTV application event handling: Transport mechanisms for audience measurement: XML schema on the data structures for message delivery" (New)||
|ITU-T H.765 (ex H.IPTV-Widget) "Packaged IPTV application (widget) service" (New)||
|ITU-T H.770 " Mechanisms for service discovery and selection for IPTV services " (Rev.)||
|ITU-T H.781 (ex H.DS-ARCH) "Digital signage: Functional architecture" (New)||
|ITU-T T.804 (2002) | ISO/IEC 15444 Amd.2 "Information technology - JPEG 2000 image coding system: Reference software: New reference software" (New)||
*: some texts are subject to editorial clean-up before posting. Hence, the version posted may differ from the TD indicated. These texts are planned to start Last Call about eight weeks after the SG16 meeting (AAP-55).
**: expected AAP Announcement for Last Call
Recommendations Approved by SG16 on the closing Plenary (according to A.8 §5)
|ITU-T H.264.2 "Reference software for ITU-T H.264 advanced video coding" (Rev.)||
Recommendations Decided by SG16 on the closing Plenary
None at this meeting.
Other texts approved by SG16
|ITU-T H.741.1 Cor.1 "IPTV application event handling: Audience measurement operations for IPTV services: Correction on XML namespaces" (New)||
|ITU-T H.741.2 Cor.1 "IPTV application event handling: Data structures of audience measurement for IPTV services: Correction on XML namespaces in Appendix I" (New)||
|ITU-T H.741.3 Amd.1 "IPTV application event handling: Audience measurement for IPTV distributed content services: XML schema on the measurement data structures for Linear TV service" (New)||
|ITU-T T.38-IG "ITU-T T.38 Implementors' Guide" (New)||
|ITU-T HSTP.CONF-H721 "Conformance testing specification for H.721" (Rev.)||
|ITU-T Technical Report HSTR-IPTV-GB "IPTV Green Book" (New)||
* NOTE - No Supplements or other specific materials were approved at this SG16 meeting.
Recommendations agreed for deletion by SG16
None at this meeting.
Updates in the SG16 management team and Rapporteurs
here for the complete list of SG16 Rapporteurs)
- Masahito Kawamori (Keio University, Japan) as Rapporteur for Q26/16
- Mohannad El-Megharbel (NTRA, Egypt) as Associate Rapporteur for Q26/16
Representatives and other roles:
- Question 7/16 (System and coordination aspects of media coding)
- Question 10/16 (Speech and audio coding and related software tools)
- Question 27/16 (Vehicle gateway platform for telecommunication/ITS services/applications)*
* NOTE - Mr Seong-Ho Jeong will kindly perform as Rapporteur a.i. till Oct. 2015 for Q27/16.