130th MPEG Virtual Meeting

Traditionally regrouping all the world’s MPEG experts in a single location, the 130th MPEG meeting has been held online due to the COVID-19 situation, from April 20th to 24th. Nonetheless, lots of important topics have been discussed and many progress and...

Details about MPEG-G Part 1 – ISO/IEC 23092/1

Part 1: Transport and Storage of Genomic InformationMPEG-G specifies a digital container format for transmission and storage of the genomic data compressed according to Part 2 of the standard. In MPEG jargon the container format used for the transport of packetized...

Access Unit in MPEG-G format

Access Unit is the fundamental structure allowing random and selective access to genomic data. Genomic records, are compressed in MPEG-G. Thus, in order to search them, filter, and access, all structures of the MPEG-G shown on Figure 1, contain metadata, with...

Details about MPEG-G Part 2 – ISO/IEC 23092/2

Part 2: Coding of Genomic InformationGenomic Records are classified into six Data Classes according to the result of the primary alignment(s) of their reads against one or more reference sequences as shown in Table 1. Records are classified according to the types of...

4th MPEG Workshop on Genomic Information Representation

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing was hosted by Tencent in Shenzhen on 13th October 2018, the day after the closing of the 124th MPEG meeting in Macau. The Workshop has provided an overview of MPEG-G the new ISO standard on the compression...

MPEG-G paper on BioRXiv

The core group of people behind MPEG-G has published a detailed overview of the standard on BioRXiv. The paper includes an overview of the main parts of the standard and the supported features. The supplementary information goes deeper in the details of the technology...