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TITLE: Draft WG3 Agenda for the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3 Meeting, 2007-03-22/24 in Oslo, Norway
SOURCE: Mr. Patrick Durusau
STATUS: Draft agenda
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2007-02-22
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
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(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
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Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda for March 2007 Meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3

Dates: 22-24 March 2007


WG3 will convene at 9am prompt on Thursday 22th March 2007. Full day meetings will be held from Thursday 22nd March to Saturday 24th March, with breaks for the opening and closing plenaries of SC34.


The ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3 Meeting will be held on the 22nd March, 23rd March and 24th March 2007 at the following venue:

Sandakerveien 24c, Building D11.

The hosts have indicated has helpful instructions to make one's way to the meeting by public transport. The venue is a 10 minute bus ride from the centre of Oslo.

Please monitor this document and the JTC 1/SC 34 home page for up-to-date changes in the agenda and the meeting plans. Please check the home page for last-minute changes before you leave for the venue! We do not anticipate any changes, but this is the way that we will be communicating them.


A final agenda will be forthcoming that will set dates/times for the sessions to assist with planning attendance.

Editors are reminded to submit an issues list 30 days prior to 22 March 2006 (or earlier). Please direct those lists to Patrick Durusau for posting.

The final agenda will have links from the agenda items to the issue lists as prepared by the editors.

Please note that with the current requests, the total time exceeds three eight hour days. It is very important that editors and others prepare in advance for this meeting so we can make effective use of the time available.

Draft Agenda

Greetings, roll call, and the like. Please arrive early in order to exchange pleasantries and get set up before 9am.

The following list shows the topics that will be on the agenda and requested timings for each session.

TMQL (Topic Maps Query Language) – full day
CTM (Topic Maps -- Compact Syntax) – half day
GTM (Topic Maps -- Graphical Notation) – half day
TMCL (Topic Maps Constraint Language) – full day
Topic Maps - Overview and basic concepts – 1 hour
CXTM (Topic Maps -- Canonicalization) – 1 hour
TMRM (Topic Maps -- Reference Model) -- -- – 1 hour
WG 3
Meeting procedures – 1 hour
Visual Topic Maps
A new work item proposal from Motumo Naito.
Topic Maps Benchmark
A new work item proposal from Motumo Naito.

Adminstrative Issues

We are all aware that we have several items that need to be finished in order to conform to JTC 1 schedule requirements as well as to maintain the credibility of the topic maps family of standards.

Please come to the meeting prepared to discuss the following adminstrative issues:

  • A common website location for all WG 3 drafts (does not exclude other sites)
  • Requiring work items begin as preliminary work items as defined in Part 1 of the ISO/IEC Directives 2.2 and before being accepted as a new work item (ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, 2.3.1, that requirements and a substantial working draft be accepted by a majority of the committee
  • Request that project editors review the committments as outlined in ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, 2.1.8, to determine if they wish to continue in those capacities. (Basically assisting the editors in drafting work.)
  • Establishing a WG 3 rule that requires that issues lists be filed for each meeting at which there will be discussion of a proposed draft. If no issues list is filed, it will be presumed that there are no issues to be discussed and the meeting schedule adjusted accordingly
  • Scheduling committee work on particular standards. As the current agenda shows, there really isn't enough time to cover every part and leave time to get effective work done on any of it. (For example, I am going to suggest that we defer discussion of 13250-1, -5 until the next meeting.)
  • Such other matters are deemed necessary by the committee to move forward with the standards work undertaken or to be undertaken by the committee.