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Title: Draft Agenda for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting, 19–24 May 2001,
Berlin Germany
Source: Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 
Project: All
Document Type: Draft Agenda
Status: 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:

Internationales Congress Centrum
Messe Berlin GmbH
22 D-14055 Berlin
Phone: 49 (0)30-30-38-30-00,
Fax: 49 (0)30-30-38-30-30.

This meeting will be held during the week of the
XML Europe 2001 Conference.

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 20 April 2001.

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. 

Date: 2 March 2001
Action ID: For Information
Distribution: P & L Members, SC Chairman, WG Conveners


Draft Agenda for May 2001 Meetings

Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34

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

Opening Plenary:
Saturday, 19 May, 0900–1300 h

Closing Plenary:
Thursday, 24 May, 1930–2030 h

1. Opening of meeting (0900)

2. Roll call of Delegates

3. Appointment of Drafting Committee

4. Adoption of the Agenda

Document: SC34 N 198

5. Chairman's Remarks

6. Secretariat's Remarks

Document: Secretariat's Report (N 2054)

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 - Markup Languages (Convener: C. Goldfarb)

Document: *

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

Document: *

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

Document: *

10. ISO/IEC JTC1 Activities of Interest to SC34

Document: *

11. Approval of Programme of Work and Target Dates

Document: 2002 Systematic Review of Standards (N204)

12. Review and Approval of SC34 Meeting Calendar

Document: *

13. Other Business

14. Approval of Resolutions

15. 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 the SC 34 Meeting in Berlin Germany, May 2001 can be found at the following web site provided by GCA (

GCA has negotiated conference rates at each of the hotels listed below. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel of your choice.

* To obtain the conference rate you must identify yourself as an "XML Europe 2001/GCA" event attendee. The cut off date for the special group rates is 5 April 2001. Reservations made after this date will be based on space availability.

*Please make reservations at the hotel of your choice via email, phone or fax only. Their online reservation systems are hosted by third party reservation companies and will not honor the conference rates detailed below. Websites can still be used for browsing hotel facilities and amenities.



Hotel Steigenberger Berlin
Los Angeles Platz 1
D-10789 Berlin
Telephone: 49 (0) 30-21-27-0
Fax: 011-49-30 212 7742

Email Reservations to: [email protected] ,
Reservation Manager

Group Rate: 370 DM single/ 420 DM double (Rates are inclusive of service charge and VAT.) Buffet breakfast 35 DM
Rooms must be booked by April 5th, 2001 to guarantee group rates. A 50% deposit on rooms will be charged at time of booking and will be subject to same cancellation penalty if cancelled after April 27th.

Web Address:


Dorint Hotel Schweizerhof Berlin
Budapester Strasse 21-29
D-10787 Berlin
Telephone: 011-49-30-26962923
Fax: 011-49-30 26961000
Email Reservations to: [email protected]

Group Rate: 335 DM single/double Buffet breakfast 35 DM

Rooms must be booked by 19April and a 2 night deposit will be charged upon booking. Cancellations received after April 19 will be subject to a 2night cancellation penalty. Web Address:

Crowne Plaza Berlin City Centre
Nuernberger Strasse 65
D-10787 Berlin
Telephone: 49 (0) 30-21007-0
Fax: 011-49-30 213 2009

Group Rate: 325 DM single/ 375 DM double (rates include service and 16%VAT and free use of pool. Does not include breakfast.) Buffet breakfast 35 DM

Room reservations must be received by April 30th. Individual room cancellations after May 1st are subject to one night cancellation penalty. Web Address:


The Internationales Congress Centrum (ICC) is located away from the hotels, but it has its own subway stop.

All the hotels are in the central business district of West Berlin, near the Kurfürstendamm and the KaDeWe (Kaufhaus des Westens) department store. The Conference Center can be reached by public transportation.


Several sites with information on Berlin:[email protected]