Technical Plenary and WG Meeting Event
Hotel Royal Casino - Cannes Mandelieu FRANCE

25 February - 1 March 2002

Local Logistics

Venue - Royal Hotel Casino ****, Cannes-Mandelieu, France

Hotel is already full on the night of 28th February 2002

605 avenue du Général de Gaulle
06210 Mandelieu la Napoule
Tél. : +33 (0)4 92 97 70 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 93 49 51 50

Please fax a completed reservation form to:

Chantal FRATINI | Valérie ARBORE | Delphine LHEMERY
Direct fax : (33) 4 92 97 70 49
Direct line : (33) 4 92 97 70 05/06/02

Alternate hotels

Please make reservation via the Royal Hotel Casino using the form above.

Hotel Acadia **, Mandelieu, France

Hotel Acadia home page.

681 avenue de la Mer
06210 Mandelieu la Napoule
Tel : 33 (0)4 93 49 28 23
Fax : 33 (0)4 92 97 55 54

Hostellerie du Golf ***, Mandelieu, France

Hostellerie du Golf home page.

780 avenue de la Mer
06210 Mandelieu la Napoule
Tel : 33 (0)4 93 49 11 66
Fax : 33 (0)4 92 97 04 01

Hotel Ermitage du Riou ****, Mandelieu, France

Ermitage du Riou home page.

avenue Henri Clews
06210 Mandelieu-La-Napoule FRANCE
Tel : (33) O4 93 49 95 56
Fax : (33) O4 92 97 69 05

Hotel Mercure, Cannes la Bocca, France

6 allée des cormorans
06150 Cannes la Bocca
Tél. : +33 (0)4 93 90 43 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 93 90 98 98

Transportation Details

Nice International Airport is the closest international airport to the meeting site. The Royal Hotel Casino is located about 20 miles from the airport. The travel time between the airport and the hotel (meeting site) will vary between 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxi fares will range between 45-60 Euros (300-400FF).

If you are renting a car at the airport, please take the highway A8 to the West, in the direction of Cannes and Aix en Provence. This is a toll road.

Pass both the Cannes and Cannes La Bocca exits, to Exit 40, Mandelieu La Napoule. As you exit, you will take an obligatory right turn after ~100M, and then, shortly thereafter, turn right again at the traffic signal. Continue on that road until it ends at a T intersection. Turn Left. Now proceed to the end of that road at a golf course, just after a small bridge over the river La Siagne. Turn Right. Proceed with the golf course on your left. In ~100M, when you see a road on your right and a road on the left going up, take the road going up on the left for about 10 meters to a T. You will see the water front here. Turn Right. The hotel is on your left: proceed about 50M, until you can turn left into the entrance of the hotel.

Please Note: All events will take place at the hotel. There is a small harbor village nearby and Cannes croisette is a 5 min cab ride.


Morning break, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided all five days.

Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday: 12:00-2:00 pm - Buffet Lunch
It will be at the discretion of group Chairs to decide when their groups will break for lunch, 12:00-1:00, 12:30-1:30, etc.

Wednesday: 12:00 - 1:30 pm - Buffet style with BOF Table

A sign-up sheet will be posted at the registration desk if you would like to organize a lunch-time BOF discussion table. Please sign up early; there may be space limitations.

If you would like to organize an evening event, please work with the hotel directly.


A wireless connection will be provided in all the meeting rooms. A few wired connections will be available (around 10 in total) in a specific area.



Ten meeting rooms have been reserved for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate W3C Working Group (WG) and Interest Group (IG) face to face meetings.

All rooms will be available from 8am to 6pm, with registration open from 8:00-9:00, coffee break available from 10:00-11:00 and 15:00-16:00 and lunch break from noon to 2pm. Each group should take care of providing their exact daily agenda (start time, end time, break time) to their participants.

Related: W3C Events Calendar (Member-only)

Systeam Help Desk

The W3C Systems Team will be setting up a Help desk for WG members who have questions about how to use various systems tools, and will take suggestions and requests for services. The Help Desk will operate a full day service on Monday through Wednesday. For more information, contact Alan Kotok <kotok@w3.org>.

Comm Team presence

The W3C Communications Team is also available for discussions connected with Working Group milestones, proactive press work, and Publishing questions. Please contact Janet Daly <janet@w3.org> for more information.

MONDAY/TUESDAY, 25-26 February 2002

Group Name
(with link to agenda page)
Registered Participants
(not counting observers)
Observers Room name
ATAG 8 9 Conseil
CSS 10 12 Room224
XMLCore 7 13 Azur
Full text Task Force XMLQ/XSL/I18N 15 (Monday only: break out session of other groups) 0 Room223
XPath Task Force XMLQ/XSL/Schema 15 (Tuesday only: break out session of other groups) 0 Room223
DI 15 16 Iles A
HTML 10 10 Iles B
Schema 16 17 Riviera C
XMLP 29 22 Riviera B
Voice 42 16 Riviera A
RDFCore 12 19 Iles C

WEDNESDAY, 27 February 2002 - Plenary

All Plenary presentations will take place at the Royal Casino Hotel. W3C will host a reception after the plenary session, from 19:00-21:00 at the Hotel. People are encouraged to use this opportunity to meet working group participants from other W3C groups.

The plenary day will begin between 8:30-9:00 am and end at approximately 5:30 pm.

An agenda page is available (see also the agenda for last Plenary day).

THURSDAY/FRIDAY, 28 February - 1 March 2002

Group Name
(with link to agenda page - Member only)
Registered Participants
(with links to attendee list)
Observers Room name
I18N 4 12 Room 223
SVG 17 8 Azur
DOM 9 10 Baotta
Math 9 6 Conseil
QA (fri only) 8 21 Riviera B
EO 17 10 Iles A
XForms 13 22 Riviera A
XSL 14 13 Iles C
XML-Query 20 0 Iles B
Multimodal 47 21 Riviera C
RDFIG-WebOnt (thu only) Public 17 24 Riviera B

Contacts and Program Committee

Appendix: Group Responses

These are the results of the request for information (W3C Member-only link) about participating groups.

("Meet/Not Meet" entries in italic are those unmet in the allocation table above)

Group name Chair/Contact name Days preference Size Plenary size Meet with Not meet with Observers
HTML Steven Pemberton nopref 15 10 WAI,CSS XForms yes
XForms Steven Pemberton nopref 15 10 Schema,CSS HTML yes
XMLCore Paul Grosso MonTue 10 10 XMLP,Schema,I18N XSL,DOM,XMLQ prior agreement
CSS Bert Bos nopref
+1day joint
10 ? HTML,Voice,WAI,
DI, XForms
SVG,XSL probably
SVG Chris Lilley nopref 10 10 XForms,QA CSS yes
Voice Jim Larson nopref 22-25 22-25 Multimodal yes
RDFCore Brian McBride MonTue 20-30 ? yes
I18N Misha Wolf nopref 8 6-8 CSS,HTML yes
XSL Sharon Adler ThuFri 20 20 XMLQ,XForms,DOM XMLCore,XMLP,Schema yes
ATAG Jutta Treviranus MonTue 6-8 6-8 HTML,etc. EO yes
XMLP David Fallside MonTue 20 16 Schema,XMLCore XMLQ,DOM,XSL yes
Schema Michael Sperberg-McQueen MonTue 13-18 10-15 XMLP,XMLCore XSL,DOM,XMLQ prior agreement
DOM Philippe LeHegaret ThuFri 12 11 XMLQ,XSL (Task Force on Mon/Tue) XMLCore,XMLP,Schema members
XMLQ Paul Cotton ThuFri 25 20+ XSL(adj),DOM XMLCore,XMLP,Schema no
EO Judy Brewer nopref 15 12 I18N ATAG yes+
Math Patrick Ion ThuFri 10-15 10-15 HTML, Schema,CSS XSL yes
QA Daniel Dardailler Fri 10-15 10-15 yes+
DI/CCPP Hidetaka Ohto ThuFri 15 15 XForms yes
RDFIG/WebOnt Dan Brickley Thu 20-30 20-30 RDFCore yes
MultiModal Dave Raggett nopref 23-26 23-26 XForms, DI Voice yes
TAG Ian Jacobs Not meeting
XMLEnc/Sig Joseph Reagle Not meeting
P3P Lorrie Cranor Not meeting
PF Daniel Dardailler Not meeting
WCAG Gregg Vanderheiden Not meeting
ERT Wendy Chisholm Not meeting
UAAG Jon Gunderson Not meeting
SYMM Philipp Hoschka Not meeting
Xlink Henri Thomson Not meeting
Patent Policy WG Danny Weitzner Not meeting

XML-CG specific input:

Other meetings (not WG) scheduled: W3C Systeam (thu/fri, Room 224).