Keynote Speech

"MPEG Activities for 3D Video Coding"


Prof. Yo-Sung Ho
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea


MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) is a working group of ISO/IEC with the mission to develop standards for coded representation of digital audio and video and related data. Since 1988, MPEG has produced several international standards that help the industry offer end users an ever more enjoyable digital media experience. Recently MPEG has also developed 3D video coding standards for stereoscopic and multi-view image formats. In this keynote speech, we will explain MPEG activities for 3D video coding. After a brief introduction to 3D video formats, we review the history of MPEG 3D video coding standards, such as MVC, FTV and 3DVC. Then, the current MPEG activities for 3D video coding will be discussed with their coding tools.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Yo-Sung Ho received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1990. He joined ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Daejon, Korea, in 1983. From 1990 to 1993, he was with North America Philips Laboratories, Briarcliff Manor, New York, where he was involved in development of the Advanced Digital High-Definition Television (AD-HDTV) system. In 1993, he rejoined the technical staff of ETRI and was involved in development of the Korean DBS Digital Television and High-Definition Television systems. Since 1995, he has been with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), where he is currently Professor of Information and Communications Department. Since August 2003, he has been Director of Realistic Broadcasting Research Center at GIST in Korea. His research interests include digital image and video coding, advanced source coding techniques, three-dimensional image modeling and representation, three-dimensional television (3DTV) and realistic broadcasting technologies.