ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC34 N0451


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TITLE: Draft Agenda for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting, December 6-11,2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
SOURCE: SC34 Secretariat

For information. Any additions should be submitted as soon as possible.

DATE: 2003-11-19
DISTRIBUTION: P & O Members, SC Chairman, WG Conveners, SC34 members
REPLY TO: Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Bldg. 9113, M.S. 8208
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8208 U.S.A.
Telephone: +1 865 574-6973
Facsimile: +1 865 574-1896
Network: [email protected]

Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Box 266,
Telephone: +1 613 489-0999
Facsimile: +1 613 489-0995
Network: [email protected]

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

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: +1 215 418 4700 or +1 800 428 9000
Fax: +1 215 418 4747
Web Site:

This meeting will be held during the week of the XML 2003 Conference and Exposition

SC34 National Bodies and Liaison Organizations are instructed to provide the SC34 Secretariat with the names of all delegates attending the plenary as soon as possible.

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.

Draft Agenda for May 2003 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, 06 December, 0900-1300 h
Closing Plenary:
Thursday, 11 December, 1800-1900 h
1. Opening of meeting (0900)
2. Roll call of Delegates
3. Appointment of Drafting Committee
4. Adoption of the Agenda
Document: SC34 N 451
5. Chairman's Remarks
6. Secretariat's Remarks
6.1. Document: SC34 N 453 - Secretariat Report snapshot
6.2 Secretariat office support discussion
6.3 Revised document submission guideline and procedure discussion
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
9.1. Working Group 1 - Markup Languages (Convener: Martin Bryan) Document: N 452
9.2. Working Group 2 - Information Presentation (Convener: Y. Komachi) Document: N 444
9.3. Working Group 3 - Information Association (Convener: S. Pepper) Document: N 442
10. ISO/IEC JTC1 Activities of Interest to SC34
11. Approval of Programme of Work and Target Dates
12. Review and Approval of SC34 Meeting Calendar
13. Other Business
14. Approval of Resolutions
15. Adjournment

NOTE: WG Conveners should have documents which will be needed for the closing plenary ready for distribution 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).


For hotel reservations, special room rates may still be available at the following hotel for those who identify themselves as a delegate to the XML 2003 Conference:

Marriott Philadelphia
1201 Market Street (entrance on 12th & Filbert Street)
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Phone: +1 215 625 2900
Fax: +1 215 625 6000
Web Site: