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Chapter 1. Context, Objectives, and Process > Formal Standardization Process

1.2. Formal Standardization Process

MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) formally called Coding of Moving Picture and Audio is Working Group 11 (WG11) of Subcommittee 29 (Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information) of the ISO/IEC (International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission) Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1) [MPEG]. JTC1's scope is standardization in the field of information technology: According to JTC1 [JTC1], information technology includes the specification, design, and development of systems and tools dealing with the capture, representation, processing, security, transfer, interchange, presentation, management, organization, storage, and retrieval of information.

Since the major objective of MPEG is to produce technical specifications, it is important to have an idea, even if brief, about the types of documents that can be produced by a group like MPEG. Through JTC1, MPEG can produce the types of documents presented in the following:[5]

[5] For each type of document, the various successive stages, as well as the minimum time the voting period by national standardization bodies may take for each stage (this means the minimum time to take the promotion of a certain document from one stage to the next), are indicated.


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