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The second Face-to-Face meeting of the ITS Working Group has been scheduled for September 19-21, 2005, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.
This meeting will be hosted by ERCIM.

Date and time

From Monday, 19th September to Wednesday 21st September, 2005.

9am - 6pm (3 full days)


2004, route des Lucioles
B.P. 93
06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

Detailed information about the location is available at the ERCIM ITS F2F logistics page.

Telephone number =  +33 4 92 38 75 90
Fax number = +33 4 92 38 78 22


Directions to Sophia

Coming from Nice, Nice-Côte d'azur airport, or Italy (in blue on the map)

From Cannes, or Marseilles (in yellow on the map)

(Taken from:

Travel information

The nearest airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur (NCE)

Distance: about 15 km
Web site:
Bus information:

The nearest city is Antibes (Antibes center is about 7km away)
More information:

Be sure to have an ID (passport etc.) with you. It will be required at INRIA.


A list of hotels in the area can be found here:

(Novotel, Ibis and Omega are within walking distance).

Network, Electricity, Money

Wireless (Wifi 802.11b). If you need ethernet, let us know and we'll set up an ethernet switch with some cables. Additional information is available at the ERCIM ITS F2F logistics page.

France uses 240 V, 50 Hz. The power plug has two round pins. Grounded plugs have a hole that accepts a pin sticking out from the wall socket. (See drawing of normal and grounded plugs.)

Local currency is the Euro ("EUR"), see exchange rates at Oanda:

Attending the meeting

The meeting is open to members of the ITS Working Group, as well as those participating in the W3C I18N Working or Interest Groups.

If you plan to attend the meeting, you should contact Felix Sasaki and copy Yves Savourel.

Confirmed Participants

As of 14 September:

Yves Savourel17th22ndHotel Aldo (Antibes)
+33(0)4 93 61 10 33
Richard Ishida??Hotel Saint Charles (Antibes)
+33 (0)4 93 61 18 82
Felix Sasaki17th23rdHotel Aldo (Antibes)
+33(0)4 93 61 10 33
Diane Stock17th?Hotel Novotel (Sophia Antipolis)
+33 (0)4 92 38 72 38
Christian Lieske17th?Citea (Sophia Antipolis)
+33 (0)4 92 38 58 50
Sebastian Rahtz18th23rdHotel Aldo (Antibes)
+33(0)4 93 61 10 33
Goutam Saha18th23rdHotel Aldo (Antibes)
+33(0)4 93 61 10 33

Monday 19 Sept

1. Welcome & Agenda review9:00
2. "From Requirement to Solution" examples: Taking two of the important requirements and proposing a solution for them. Example 1: Indicator of translability (prepared by Yves)9:45
3. Coffee break 10:30
4. "From Requirement to Solution" example 2: Annotation markup (prepared by Felix)11:00
5. Discussion of the solutions for Example 1 and 211:45
6. Lunch 12:30
7. Categorization of the requirements: What categories do we need?14:00
8. Requirements classified in different categories14:45
9. Tea break 15:30
10. Teleconference at 4pm (14:00 UTC)16:00
11. Q&A session for the reading list (XML Schema and Namespaces, RelaxNG and Schematron basics, and XInclude as an example). 16:45
12.Summary of the day's work.

Tuesday 20 Sept

1. Representation of mapping: How to map existing elements/attributes to ITS functions. For example, how to map an hypothetical <its-span translate="no"> to HTML's <code>. (Related wiki: 9:00
2. Continuation of Representation of mapping as needed.9:45
3. Coffee break 10:30
4. Representation of constraints: How to represent constraints-related requirements. Related wiki:
5. TBD11:45
6. Lunch 12:30
7. TBD14:00
8. TBD14:45
9. Tea break 15:30
10. Teleconference at 4pm (14:00 UTC)16:00
11. Summary of the day's work.16:45

Wednesday 21 Sept

1. Continuation of previous days' work.9:00
2. Work on requirements items Continuation of the work on wiki/document requirements items.9:45
3. Coffee break 10:30
4. Goutam's topic presentation (if necessary).11:00
5. ITS Techniques Document (Guidelines) Getting started on the guidelines document.11:45
6. Lunch 12:30
7. ITS Markup Document (Tag Set) Getting started on the tag set document.14:00
8. TBD14:45
9. Tea break 15:30
10. Teleconference at 4pm (14:00UTC)16:00
11. Summary of the day's & the meeting's work.16:45


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