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Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting, 19-23 April 1999, Granada, Spain


Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34



Document Type:

Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda


For information. Any additions should be submitted to the SC 34 Secretariat as soon as possible.

Summary of major points:

The ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting will be held at the following venue:

Palacio de Exposiciones and Congresos
Paseo del Violin
s/n 18006 Granada
Telephone: +34 9 58 246 700
Facsimile: +34 9 58 146 702

This meeting will be before the GCA conference, "XML Europe '99" (

Hotel and travel information is enclosed. Please make hotel reservations as soon as possible.

SC 34 National Bodies and Liaison Organizations are instructed to provide the SC 34 Secretariat with the names of all delegates attending the plenary by 19 March 1999.

In accordance with the eight-weeks rule, all National Body and Liaison
Organization contributions to the Plenary must be received by the SC 34
Secretariat no later than 1 March 1999. Please note that the SC 34 Secretariat will require any National Body or Liaison Organization that submits contributions after this date to bring sufficient copies to the meeting site.

Also, please note that all additions to the agenda should be requested prior to the meetings in order to ensure that all documentation can be provided to the delegates upon their arrival at the meetings.



19 January 1999

Action ID:



P & L Members, SC Chairman, WG Conveners

Draft Agenda for April 1999

Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34

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Please note that the JTC 1/SC 34 Plenary will meet as follows:

Opening Plenary:
Monday, 19 April - 09:00 am - 17:00 pm
Tuesday, 20 April - 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Plenary:
Friday, 23 April - 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

SC 34 Working Groups will meet from Tuesday afternoon, 20 April through Thursday, 22 April. Working Group Draft Agendas will be circulated upon the close of the Call for Officers (SC 34 N 28) on 2 March 1999.

1.Opening of meeting (09:00 am)

2.Roll call of Delegates

3.Appointment of Drafting Committee

4.Adoption of the Agenda
Document: SC 34 N 31

5.Chairman's Remarks

6.Secretariat's Remarks

7.Reports of ISO/IEC Liaisons
(Specific ISO/IEC liaisons will be added to the agenda upon receipt of written contributions to the Plenary).

8.Reports of External Liaisons
(Specific ISO/IEC liaisons will be added to the agenda upon receipt of written contributions to the Plenary).

9.Reports of Working Groups

Written Reports to be submitted by WG Conveners prior to the Plenary.

9.1 Working Group 1 - Information Description

9.2 Working Group 2 - Information Presentation

9.3 Working Group 3 - Information Association

10.ISO/IEC JTC 1 Activities of Interest to SC 34 and Review of Resolutions taken at the 26-29 January 1999 JTC 1 Meeting
Document: *

11.Appointment of SC 34 Chairman
SC 34 N 33

12.Appointment of SC 34 WG Conveners and Review of Terms of Reference (To be developed at WG Meetings)

12.1 Working Group 1 - Information Description
Document: *

12.2 Working Group 2 - Information Presentation
Document: *

12.3 Working Group 3 - Information Association
Document: *

13.Approval of Programme of Work and Target Dates
Document: *

14.Review and Confirmation of Liaison Assignments
Document: *

15.Review and Confirmation of Project Editor Assignments
Document: *

16.Review and Approval of SC 34 Meeting Calendar
Document: *

17.Other Business

18.Approval of Resolutions



*To be circulated prior to the meeting

Document distribution for closing plenary (optional: 1700 h, Thursday)

NOTE: WG Conveners should have documents which will be needed for the closing plenary ready for duplication at noon on Thursday and should be ready to indicate to the full working group at that time what items will be presented for decision (recommendations, liaison statements).

Hotel Information for Granada, Spain, April 1999



Hotel San Anton
Prolongacio de San Anton
s/n. Granada, Espana 18005

A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved for the ISO SC 34 Meeting attendees at the Hotel San Anton. The approximate hotel room rates are $93.00 for a single room and $121 for a double room, including breakfast. The hotel is only a two minute walk from the convention center. Other hotels will be available so feel free to reserve a room at an alternate hotel.

The conference housing form will be available on the GCA Web site on Friday, January 29th. Please download, complete and fax the form to the GCA Housing Bureau. Remember to include that you are associated with the "ISO SC 34Meeting".


The hotel has parking available.

Shuttle service:

The airport is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel and taxis are available. Airport transfer information will be circulated as soon as it becomes available.


Additional information about the Granada area is available on or