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

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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.