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1 Second Face to Face meeting

In accordance with our charter a Face to Face meeting is expected in March 2013.

Per the December 10, 2012 resolution, confirmed on January 7, 2013, this face to face will be held at MIT in Boston on March 13-15 (3 days).

If you can sponsor the event with some financial support to cover catering and/or dinner, please let us know!

1.1 Participants

Below is the list of expected participants.

1.1.1 People planning to be in Boston:

  1. Arnaud Le Hors
  2. Ashok Malhotra
  3. Sandro Hawke
  4. Steve Speicher
  5. John Arwe
  6. Ted Thibodeau
  7. Roger Menday
  8. Richard Cyganiak (pending travel approval)

1.1.2 People planning to participate remotely:

  1. Erik Wilde

1.1.3 People sending regrets:

  1. Bart van Leeuwen

1.2 Venue

The meeting will be held at MIT's Stata Center in Cambridge, MA, USA. Room TBA.

We will provide coffee, lunch, refreshments during the breaks, and dinner. There will be wireless Internet access. [ Note: To be confirmed ]

1.2.1 A few notes about the building

The Stata Center can be a bit confusing as there are two towers: Gates and Dreyfoos. This workshop will be held in the Gates Tower, the entrance to which is on the corner of Vassar and Main Streets.

The building is on an automatic locking system. Doors to the elevator foyers on the 4th floor will be opened for the workshop but the stairwells automatically lock at 5pm (with the only unlocked exit door on the first floor).

Please be careful of your belongings even when stepping away even for a short while. The building is open to the public and there have, unfortunately, been thefts.

1.3 How to get to the Stata Center:

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is located at the northeastern edge of the MIT campus on Vassar Street near the intersection with Main Street.

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport to MIT. The travel time between the airport and hotels in Cambridge will vary between 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxis from the airport are plentiful and fares will range around $30-40.

The Stata Center is located a few blocks away from the MBTA Red line Kendall/MIT stop (directions). We strongly suggest that visitors use public transportation. Alternately, several of the the hotels provide shuttle service to MIT. Information on parking is located below.

Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT Building 32 Gates Tower, G449 32 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA 02139

1.4 Parking and Hotels

1.4.1 Parking

The MIT Parking and Transportation Office does not offer pay lots for visitors. They note: "Because the number of visitor parking spaces on campus is limited, it may not be possible to accommodate every visitor who wishes to park at MIT.... We strongly recommend using public transportation when visiting the MIT campus." There is hourly on-street parking available around the Stata Center though Cambridge is a busy area and parking may be difficult to find, especially in inclement weather.

Information on paid parking lots near campus can be found on MIT's parking site.

1.4.2 Hotels

MIT also has a list of nearby hotels.

1.5 Remote Participation

Note: To be confirmed A teleconference bridge has been reserved to provide for remote participation. 06:30-16:00 UTC (2:30am-12:00pm Boston local) - 9 ports

  • Dial +1-617-761-6200 or sip:zakim@voip.w3.org then conference code LDPWG (53794) followed by #
  • As usual we will also be using IRC channel: #ldp.

1.6 Objectives

  • TBD

1.7 References

  • TBD

1.8 Agenda

  • TBD