JPEG2000 Summit at Library of Congress, May 12-13, 2011

It has been years since I’ve done meaningful work with JPEG2000, but I still try to keep tabs on what is happening in that community. In that vein, Rob Buckley — formerly of Xerox Research and now on his own with a consulting business — pointed me to an announcement about a JPEG2000 Summit happening at the Library of Congress next month.

The plan for the meeting is:

The program starts with a half-day tutorial on JPEG 2000 on the morning of the first day, followed by two sessions of presentations. The program will conclude on the afternoon of the second day with a small invitation-only working session to identify key objectives and collaborations for broadening the understanding and use of the technology.

Registration is free but required because of the limited space. If I were in or near D.C., I’d surely be there but my day job doesn’t align well enough to the agenda to justify the trip. I continue to think that use of JPEG2000 is a significant enough upgrade to TIFF practices for archiving and presentation to justify the cost of making a transition. (That statement says nothing about a wholesale conversion of archive TIFFs to JPEG2000s; existing TIFFs can stay as they are but current practice should take advantage of the features offered with JPEG2000.) The organizers are ending the summit with “a small invitation-only working session to identify key objectives and collaborations for broadening the understanding and use of the technology.” I’m looking forward to the output of that working group.

(This post was updated on 04-Dec-2012.)