MPEG Meeting Brussels 2020

From January 8 to 17, 2020, the 129th Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) meeting takes place at Square – Brussels Convention Center, a prestigious venue right in the centre of Brussels. MPEG is a worldwide standardization committee, part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It plays a leading role in developing international standards for coding video, audio, 3D graphics, and big data to satisfy a wide range of applications in everyday life.

Meet 500 MPEG tech industry experts and executives

The MPEG Meeting Brussels 2020 is unique. Why? Because it is not an academic event or trade show. Instead, it aims at developing the foundations of future technology. Every quarter, the 500 expert delegates of the MPEG committee meet to define future codecs. Besides contributing to future immersive technologies in MPEG-I, Belgian engineers are very active in developing the first ISO/MPEG standard for compressing genomic data (MPEG-G).

On top of its standardization of core video coding technologies, such as H.264/Advanced Video Coding (AVC), High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) and, more recently, Versatile Video Coding (VVC), MPEG has started a new activity, MPEG-I, where the ‘I’ stands for ‘Immersive’. In concrete terms, this means developing codecs for virtual reality applications and new glasses-free 3D displays known as light field displays. These applications involve transmitting a vast number of images per second, much more than what is needed for our current digital TV, requiring the development of new codecs.

Program objectives of the MPEG Meeting Brussels 2020

Currently, MPEG is developing the upcoming compression standard (MPEG-I) for immersive video applications. Moreover, according to the roadmap, the finalization of an important section of the MPEG-G standards takes place in January 2020. Besides, the plan is also to finalize the Essential Video Coding (EVS), and VVC standards in 2020. In other words, significant milestones for future MPEG codecs are part of the MPEG Meeting Brussels in January 2020.

Program objectives of the MPEG Meeting Brussels 2020

Hundreds of industry experts from all over the world and all continents attend the MPEG Brussels Meeting. It is an excellent opportunity to network and showcase your companies’ product or solution. Therefore, you can benefit from standardized and customized partnership options:

Diamond Partnership (€12.500)

• Booth during the full MPEG meeting (2x3m2)

• VIP dinner tickets – 5

• Meeting tickets – 15

• Large logo on slide presentations and program booklet


Platinum Partnership (€10.000)

• Booth during the full meeting (2x2m2)

• VIP dinner tickets – 3

• Meeting tickets – 10

• Medium logo on slide presentations and program booklet

 Booth space – Square, Brussels Convention Center


Gold Partnership (€5000)

• Booth during the full meeting (2x1m2)

• VIP dinner tickets – 2

• Meeting tickets – 5

• Small logo on the program booklet


Silver Partnership (€2500)

• Booth during the first day of the meeting (1x1m2)

• VIP dinner ticket – 1

• Meeting tickets – 2


129th MPEG Sponsoring – Brussels

Belgian MPEG Representatives

Professor Gauthier Lafruit (ULB) is co-chair of the MPEG-I Visual (video) working group, coordinating the scientific experiments that are conducted to eventually define the MPEG-I standard. Besides Professor Lafruit, there are three more Belgian representatives:

1. Professor Christophe De Vleeschouwer (UCLouvain) is research director with the FNRS. His main interests are video and image processing for visual scene interpretation and content management applications, including transmission, flexible and personalized access, and autonomous acquisition/editing. Additionally, his research group has contributed to standard-setting bodies such as W3C, MPEG, JPEG, DVB, and ITU.

2. Tom Paridaens (UGent) has conducted research contributing to standardization efforts on HDR video, and his work has laid the foundation for the coding part of the MPEG-G standard, dedicated to coding genomic information.

3. Glenn Van Wallendael (UGent) has conducted research contributing to core video coding technologies (H.264/AVC, HEVC, VVC) and transcoding architectures such as Network Distributed Video Coding.

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