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Face to face meetings

Hosted by TIBCO Software, Inc., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

14 - 18 October 2002

Registration | Meeting schedule | Location | Network access | Teleconferencing | Contact information | Directions | Map | Hotels | Restaurants | Further info

The W3C XML Schema, XML Query, and XSL Working Groups will hold face-to-face meetings on 14 - 18 October 2002 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, hosted by TIBCO Software, Inc., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For further information on the agenda for the meetings and other working-group-specific information, see the individual working group home pages.


Members of the working groups (including invited experts) are expected to participate in face-to-face meetings. The chair may allow additional participants for liaison purposes.

Please register by 30 September 2002, using the Web-based registration form. In case of technical difficulties, contact the chairs and the local organizer. There is a single meeting registration page for all the meetings held at TIBCO Software, Inc., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week.

The LIST OF REGISTRANTS is available.

(team only: registration data)

Meeting schedule

The meetings are scheduled as follows. See the individual meeting pages (if any) for agenda and other group-specific information:

Light breakfast, snacks, and beverages will be provided, as will lunch.


The meetings will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, mostly in Carroll Hall, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. (Meeting-by-meeting details above.)

The Freedom Forum is an exceutive-briefing-style room and will be used for the larger groups and can accommodate a combined XSL/Query meeting if that happens. We will post signs in the buildings, but fyi the Freedom Forum is on the third floor in the NE corner of the building.

The F&O meeting is in Manning hall, across the quad from Carroll. The room is near the www.ibiblio.org lab, a 10-year-old archiving internet site. Manning is the home of the School of Information and Library Science, which will be sponsoring breakfast for the F&O group.

The Syntax and Grammar subgroup will meet at the TIBCO office, which is adjacent to the university. Sorry for separation, but didn't originally plan for this meeting. The office is at 200 W. Franklin St, Suite 250.

Network access

There will be both wired and wireless ethernet for those who have registered MAC IDs with us. Late MAC IDs will be at the mercy of the IT dept. Wireless networking will also work in certain outdoor locations if the weather drawns people out. Network access at TIBCO will probably be wired-only and may be limited to HTTP (still working with IT).


A few folks have requested teleconferencing. The Freedom forum has video conferencing. It supports "internet2 video" and H323 at the IP address The room has a single phone line that can be connected to mics and speakers. It is either first-come-first-serve or some other party (W3C?) will have to arrange a bridge. For the Schema group, the DaveP is first in line, unless videoconferencing doesn't work for Lisa Martin.

The teleconferencing for the Syntax meeting is 919-969-6539. A phone line can be set-up on request for the other rooms (F&O / XSL).

Contact information

TIBCO Software, Inc. and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are the local hosts.

Xan Gregg and Rachel Vogelpohl of TIBCO Software, Inc. are the local contacts.

Xan GreggRachel Vogelpohl
Tel. 919/969-6500, ext. 6510 Tel. 919/969-6500, ext. 6501
Email: xan@tibco.com Email: xan@tibco.com
Fax: 919/960-2572

UNC Contacts:

John ConwayFred Stutzman
Tel: 919-843-8137 Tel: 919-962-5646
Email: conway@unc.edu Email: fred@ibiblio.org


Directions to Carolina Inn, with public parking deviation noted with "[PP]" for those not staying at the Inn.

From Greensboro:

On I-40 East, take the Chapel Hill 86 South exit #266 (Airport Road/Columbia Street) 4 1/2 miles into Chapel Hill. [PP: left on Rosemary] Turn right on Cameron Avenue, then left on Pittsboro Street, and The Carolina Inn is on the left.

From Durham (and Washington, DC):

On I-85, exit left at the 15-501 South (Chapel Hill) exit. At the edge of Chapel Hill, take the Franklin Street exit. In the downtown area, [PP: right on Columbia, then right on Rosemary] turn left on Columbia Street (86 South), then right on Cameron Avenue, and left on Pittsboro Street. The Carolina Inn is on the left.

From Raleigh and RDU Airport:

On I-40 West, take the Chapel Hill 273B exit. Follow Raleigh Road/South Road up through campus. Turn right on Columbia Street (86 North) [PP: straight two blocks, then right on Rosemary] and merge to the left lane, then turn left on Cameron Avenue, then left on Pittsboro Street, and The Carolina Inn is on the left.


Carolina Inn Parking: The Carolina Inn maintains a secured parking lot. Both self parking and valet parking are available for a nominal fee.

Public Parking: Two parking deck and two lots are available (for fee) on Rosemary St. There is a (for fee) visitor lot on campus, which is first-come-first-serve, but often fills up by 8am. (Not called out on the map, but adjacent to Swain Hall, I believe.)


Chapel Hill is a college town with an active downtown adjacent to the university. You probably won't need a car during your stay. Additionally, the town bus system is very good and free (thanks to the university), but most routes end around 7pm. Thursday/Friday is Fall Break at the university.

Fall has just arrived here, with forecast highs in the range 60-70F, but I wouldn't be surprised by an outburst of Indian summer.

Below is a map showing downtown Chapel Hill and the relevant part of the university.

Map of downtown Chapel Hill and part of the University


Rooms have been blocked off at the historic Carolina Inn, located on UNC’s campus. The hotel is within walking distance to the conference and many restaurants and shops.

Individual attendees can make reservations by calling 1-800-962-8519, and identifying themselves as a member of the W3C Conference group. All reservations must be guaranteed for arrival by charging to a major credit card. Cancellations for individual rooms must be made before 4:00 p.m. 24 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid paying for the room.

Rooms are $179 for a single occupancy room and $194 for a double occupancy rooms. The deadline for room reservations is Sunday, September 22, 2002.

Other hotels within 15 minutes of UNC’s campus:

*Note: Tax is not included in above price quotes.





Bars, Pubs, & Clubs


Sources of further local information

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