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Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting, 29 November (p.m.) -- 3 December 1999, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34



Document Type:

Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda


For information. Any additions should be submitted to the SC34 Secretariat as soon as possible.

Summary of major points:

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

Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: +1 215 735 9300
Facsimile: +1 215 732 2682

Note: This meeting begins the day after one of the busiest travel weekends in the U.S. The opening plenary is accordingly delayed until Monday afternoon to allow for late arrivals on Monday morning.

This meeting will be the week before the GCA conferences, "XML '99" ( and "Markup Technologies" (, which will be held at the nearby Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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

SC34 National Bodies and Liaison Organizations are instructed to provide the SC34 Secretariat with the names of all delegates attending the plenary by 27 October 1999.

In accordance with the eight-weeks rule, all National Body and Liaison Organization contributions to the Plenary must be received by the SC34 Secretariat no later than 1 October 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.


26 July 1999

Action ID:

For Information


P & L Members, SC Chairman, WG Conveners

Draft Agenda for November 1999

Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34

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Please note that the JTC1/SC34 Plenary will meet as follows:

Opening Plenary:
Monday, 29 November - 1400 h -- 1700 h

The opening plenary is delayed to allow for late arrivals.

Closing Plenary:
Friday, 3 December - 0900 h -- 1200 h

SC34 Working Groups will meet from Tuesday, 30 November through Thursday, 2 December. Working Group Draft Agendas will be circulated shortly.

1. Opening of meeting (14:00)

2. Roll call of Delegates

3. Appointment of Drafting Committee

4.A doption of the Agenda

Document: SC34 N 88

5. Chairman's Remarks

6. Secretariat's Remarks

7. Reports of ISO/IEC Liaisons

(Secific 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 - Markup Languages (Convener: C. Goldfarb)


9.2. Working Group 2 - Information Presentation (Convener: Y. Komachi)


9.3. Working Group 3 - Information Association (Convener: S. Pepper)


10. ISO/IEC JTC1 Activities of Interest to SC34 and Review of Resolutions taken at the 1-5 November 1999 JTC1 Meeting, Seoul, Korea

Document: *

11. Approval of Programme of Work and Target Dates

Document: *

12. Review and Confirmation of Liaison Assignments

Document: *

13. Review and Confirmation of Project Editor Assignments

Document: *

14. Review and Approval of SC34 Meeting Calendar

Document: *

15. Other Business

16. Approval of Resolutions

17. Adjournment

*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 Philadelphia, PA, November 1999


Holiday Inn Express Midtown
1305 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215 735 9300
Fax: 215 732 2682

The hotel includes: outdoor pool, iron/iron board, valet service, hair dryers, modem ready phones, and a complimentary breakfast bar. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the convention center and the Marriott Hotel.

Group rate: $110 single or double (plus tax).

To receive this group rate you must contact the hotel directly and identify yourself as an "GCA/XML'99" attendee. Reservations must be made by November 9, 1999. Reservation made after this date will be based only on space availability.

The hotel is just south of the John Wanamaker (Lord & Taylor) Store ( and two and a half blocks south of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, site of the GCA conferences. City Hall is a block and a half northwest, and the Independence National Historical Park ( is about eight blocks east.


The hotel has parking available.

Shuttle service:

The airport is approximately six miles from the hotel and taxis are available in Zone 5 of Philadelphia International Airport. The cost is approximately $20.00. Also, shuttle vans and limousines are available in Zone 7. Information is available at the Ground Transportation Counters in each baggage claim area.


Additional information about the Philadelphia area is available at and