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Face-to-Face Meeting May 2007 Logistics

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A Face-to-Face meeting of the ITS Working Group has been scheduled for May 14th and 15th 2007, in Paris, France.
This meeting will be hosted by Christian Lieske, at SAP's offices in Paris.

Date and time

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May, 2007 (2 full days)

9am - 5:30pm (we actually have the room from 8am to 6pm if needed)


The purpose of this meeting is to work on the Internationalization Tag Set Best Practices document:
Latest Editor's Draft:

Tentative agenda (TBD):

Day 1

Before 9:30 AM Setup
9:30 AM Welcome, agenda update
9:45 AM WG organization and methods, Milestone for BP, ITS news
10:00 AM …continued…
10:15 AM …continued…
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM BP-Dev: Provide xml:lang to specify natural language content
11:00 AM BP-Auth: Specify the language of the content
11:15 AM BP-Dev: Avoid translatable attributes
11:30 AM BP-Dev: Indicate the translatability of elements and attributes
11:45 AM BP-Dev: Provide a way to override translatability information
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:15 PM …continued…
12:30 PM …continued…
12:45 PM …continued…
1:00 PM BP-Auth: Override translatability information if needed
1:15 PM BP-Dev: Provide a way to specify text directionality
1:30 PM BP-Auth: Specify text directionality if needed
1:45 PM BP-Dev: Provide text segmentation-related information
2:00 PM BP-Auth: Place sub-flow elements with caution
2:15 PM BP-Dev: Provide a way to specify comments for translators
2:30 PM BP-Auth: Provide comments for translators
2:45 PM BP-Dev: Provide a way to specify unique identifiers
3:00 PM BP-Auth: Assign unique identifiers to text items when possible
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Discussion: Use of NVDL for validation (Jirka)
3:45 PM …continued…
4:00 PM Discussion: Should we move ITS to ISO and/or other standard bodies
4:15 PM …continued…
4:30 PM [[Conf-Call starts / BP-Dev: Indicate terminology-related elements
4:45 PM BP-Dev: Provide a way to override terminology information
5:00 PM BP-Auth: (needed?) Override terminology information if needed
5:15 PM Day wrap-up
5:30 PM ...continued... / Conf-Call ends]]
  Adjourn for the day
Dinner together for volunteers

Day 2

Before 9:30 AM Setup
9:30 AM BP-Dev: Provide a way to specify ruby text
9:45 AM BP-Dev: Use multilingual documents with caution
10:00 AM BP-Dev: Name elements with caution
10:15 AM  
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM BP-Dev: Provide ITS rules for your DTD or schema
11:00 AM BP-Auth: Use CDATA sections with caution
11:15 AM BP-Auth: Ensure any inserted text is context-independent
11:30 AM BP-Auth: Use entity references with caution
11:45 AM  
12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:15 PM …continued…
12:30 PM …continued…
12:45 PM …continued…
1:00 PM Discussion: What do we do after Charter duration comes to end?
1:15 PM …continued…
1:30 PM …continued…
1:45 PM Tech: Adding an Attribute to an Existing DTD or Schema
2:00 PM …continued…
2:15 PM Tech: Writing ITS Rules
2:30 PM …continued…
2:45 PM …continued…
3:00 PM …continued…
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Formats: XHTML
3:45 PM Formats: DocBook
4:00 PM Formats: DITA
4:15 PM Formats: TEI
4:30 PM [[Conf-Call starts / Formats: XMLSpec
4:45 PM Formats: Glade
5:00 PM  
5:15 PM Meeting wrap-up
5:30 PM …continued… / Conf-call ends]]
  Adjourn meeting
Dinner together for volunteers


The meeting will take place at SAP's offices in Paris, France.

SAP France
23/25, rue Delarivière Lefoulon
La Défense 9
92064 Paris La Défense

Telephone: +33-(0)1-44-45-20-00
Fax : +33-(0)1-44-45-29-01

Room: Ampère (first floor)


Travel Information

The SAP offices are located at La Défense, a large business complex not far from the center of Paris.

Make sure to bring an ID with you.


Paris is serviced by the following airports:

For more information:

Getting to the SAP offices

The closest métro station is "La Grande Arche de la Défense" on Line 1.

For example, from the XTech Conference: Take Métro Line 6 at the Bir-Hakeim station, direction Charles-de-Gaulle-Étoile, at Charles-de-Gaule-Étoile change to take the Line 1 direction La Défense.

Once you are at the La Défense station, SAP's offices are at 10mn walk (see map below):

From the Métro station to SAP: Take the exit "Bus" or "CNIT, Grande Arche, Parvis", then take "Sortie F - Calder Miro". Walk toward the EDF tower (on your right at the top of the escalator), then go pass the Atlantique and OPUS 12 towers, then turn right (just in front of the bank "Société Générale". Take the direction La Défense 9/Puteaux Centre and continue until the public lift at the end of the alley (do not take the first lift on your left). Go down to level "Puteaux Centre". Take a right when exiting the lift, cross the square. the Défense Plaza tower is on the other side.


There are plenty of hotels near La Défense. Note also that any hotel near Métro Line 1 has easy access to La Défense.

See for example:

Hotels within 2 km from SAP's office. they are ranked from the more expensive to the least:

More than 150€
- Hilton Paris La Défense
- Renaissance Paris La Defense
- Sofitel Paris La Defense Centre
- Sofitel Paris Arche Defense
- Mercure Paris Neuilly

Between 101€ and 150€
- Mercure Paris La Defense 5
- Citadines Paris La Defense
- Fraser Suites Harmonie Paris
- Ibis Paris La Defense Centre
- Hotel Le Dauphin
- Hotel Princesse Isabelle
- Kyriad Paris La Defense Puteaux
- Ibis Paris Defense Courbevoie
- Kyriad - Paris La Defense Courbevoie

Between 60€ and 100€
- Victoria Hotel
- George Sand
- Citea La Defense Place Charras
- Citea La Defense Leonard de Vinci
- Hotel Vivaldi

If you are at the XTech conference and want to stay near the conference, you can easily get to La Défense from the XTech conference area. Here are a few hotels in that area:

Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel
61 quai de Grenelle
75015 Paris
Phone: +33-(0)1-40-58-20-00
This is the hotel of the XTech conference. A bit expensive, close to Métro Line 6 (Bir-Hakeim) and Line 10 (Charles-Michel)

Campanile Paris XV Tour Eiffel
30 rue Saint Charles - 21 rue Sextius-Michel
75015 Paris
Phone: +33-(0)1-45-78-61-33
Around 80€, Free WiFi, very good reviews, close to the XTech conference and to Métro Line 6 (Bir-Hakeim).
(Note: you may be able to get rooms through agencies like Travelocity or Expedia, even if the hotel says they are full)

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 Yves Savourel and CC Christian Lieske.

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