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TITLE: WG3 Meeting Notice - Amsterdam 2004-04-14/18
SOURCE: Mr. Steve Pepper
STATUS: Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda (replaces 2004-03-04)
ACTION: For information; The Working Group will meet in Amsterdam on April 14th-18th to continue work on ISO 13250, ISO 18048 and ISO 19756.
DATE: 2004-04-02
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
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Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
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Revised Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda for April 2004 Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3

Dates: 14-18 April 2004


WG3 will convene at 9am on Wednesday 14th April 2004. Full day meetings will be held from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th. The first three days will be devoted to TMQL and TMCL. The last two days will be devoted to ISO 13250 Parts 1-5.

Important Note: ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BEFOREHAND with the WG3 Convenor in order to gain access to the meeting rooms on April 14-16.


April 14-16: Reed Business Information bv, Van de Sande Bakhuyzenstraat 4, 1061 AG Amsterdam.

April 17: Room R, RAI Centre, Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam.

April 18: Room U, RAI Centre, Europaplein 22, 1078 GZ Amsterdam.

Instructions for getting to the RAI Centre are available online at

Instructions for getting to the Reed Business Information building are as follows (please read carefully):

  1. By taxi: There are two other Elsevier buildings in Amsterdam and taxis tend to go to the wrong one! The street Van de Sande Bakhuyzenstraat is not well known so ask for "the Elsevier Building near the Jan Toorop street or Lucas Hospital".
  2. By tram: From Amsterdam Central Station take tram 13 in the direction of Lambertus Zijlplein, exit at Jan Tooropstraat.
  3. By subway: From Sloterdijk take the subway in the direction of Gein, exit at Jan van Galenstraat (2nd stop).

The attached map shows the exact location:

Map of Reed Business Information

Draft Agenda

1. Formalities

Greetings, roll call, finalization of agenda, meeting times, and the like.

2. ISO 18048 Topic Maps Query Language (2 days)

  • Review use case solutions in existing query languages
  • Choose a basis for TMQL
  • Prepare the ground for the first working draft

3. ISO 19756 Topic Maps Constraint Language (1 day)

  • TMCL-Lite: Presentation and discussion
  • Prepare the ground for the first working draft

4. ISO 13250 Topic Maps (2 days)

Discussions on the following issues:

  • Address National Body Comments and remaining issues in Parts 2, 3, and 4.
  • Review draft of Overview (Part 1)
  • Use Cases and Requirements for the Reference Model (Part 5)