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TITLE: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Resolutions of March 2007 Meeting - Oslo, Norway
SOURCE: SC34 Secretariat
STATUS: Approved resolutions
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2007-03-24
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons
REFER TO: Documents in internal references
SUPERSEDES: SC34 N754, Resolutions of the Seoul Plenary

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]

Resolutions of the
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34 Meeting
Oslo, Norway
22 through 24 March 2007


National bodies present at the closing plenary: US, UK, Norway, Korea, Japan, Germany, Canada

Resolution 1: Endorsement of the Recommendations of WG1

SC34 accepts SC34 836, the Recommendations of WG1, approved at the March 2007 Working Group 1 meeting in Oslo.


Resolution 2: Endorsement of the Recommendations of WG2

SC34 accepts SC34 837, the Recommendations of WG2, approved at the March 2007 Working Group 2 meeting in Oslo.


Resolution 3: Endorsement of the Recommendations of WG3

SC34 accepts SC34 838, the Recommendations of WG3, approved at the March 2007 Working Group 3 meeting in Oslo.


Resolution 4: Approval of Program of Work, Target Dates and Project Editor Assignments

JTC 1/SC 34 directs the Secretariat to revise the Program of Work, Target Dates and Project Editor Assignments and post it as SC 34 842. SC34 urges its WGs and NBs to keep the Secretariat informed of changes to the information in this document.


Resolution 5: SC34 Liaison to JTC 1/SWG Directives

JTC 1/SC 34 appoints Mr. Keld Simonsen and Mr. Patrick Durusau as the Liaison Representatives from SC34 to JTC 1/SWG Directives.


Resolution 6: Status of SC34 Chairman

JTC 1/SC 34 was organized in November 1998 with Dr. James Mason as acting chairman. Dr. Mason was confirmed as chairman at the SC34 Plenary in Granada, Spain, in April 1999 (SC34 N62). As no other candidates were put forth at the ends of three years or six years (i.e., in 2002 and 2005), by default the SC accepted the extension of the term of the chairman, and Dr. Mason remains in that position. The present three-year term of the chairman would thus end in 2008. Accordingly, SC34 accepts Dr. Mason as its current chairman, at least through the end of 2007.

(Note: Dr. Mason has indicated that, in view of the upcoming change of the SC34 Secretariat, he does not intend to stand for another term.)


Resolution 7: Application of XML Guild for Category A Liaison with SC34

JSC 34 endorses 854, a request for Category A Liaison, from the XML Guild and recommends that JTC1 accept the liaison.


Resolution 8: JTC 1/SC 34 Future Meetings

SC 34 approves the following tentative meeting schedule:

Date Location Group
August 2007 Montréal, Canada WG3
August 2007 Montréal, Canada WG1
October 2007 Leipzig, Germany WG3
November 2007 Kyoto, Japan SC34 Plenary and WG1, WG2, WG3
(electronic participation invited from WG and NB members; details to follow)
December 2007 Boston, MA, USA WG1
March 2008 Oslo, Norway WG3
2008 UK SC34 Plenary and WG1, WG2, WG3
August 2008 Montréal, Canada WG3
2008 Jeju Island, Korea SC34 Plenary and WG1, WG2, WG3

SC34 requests that its WGs review their meeting requirements and communicate with the Secretariat.



Acclamation A: Hosting of Meeting

JTC 1/SC 34 expresses its appreciation to Bouvet AS for hosting the Sixteenth Plenary Meeting of SC 34 in Oslo, Norway with both facilities and hospitality. We also thank Are Gulbrandsen, of the University of Oslo, for organizational efforts and the Norwegian Computer Society and Ontopia AS for providing lunches.

Acclamation B: Appreciation to SC 34 Chairman

JTC 1/SC 34 thanks Dr. James Mason for chairing the SC34 plenary and for his many years of leadership.

Acclamation C: Appreciation to SC 34 Secretariat

JTC1/SC 34 thanks Mr. Ken Holman for his usual high level of service as Secretariat for SC34 during the meeting.

In addition the committee thanks Ken for his four years of managing the Secretariat, including solving many diffficult problems, all the while demonstrating how a committee's operation may benefit from using SC34's technology.

The committee also thanks Crane Softwrights, Ltd., and other supporters of the SC 34 Secretariat Office as listed on the JTC 1/SC 34 home page, for their continued contributions to enable Ken to do this work.