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SWAD-Europe Workshop on the Semantic web and Calendaring
09 October 2002, Bristol, UK.

Agenda and Location | Minutes | Suggested Readings | Logistics

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The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. bring together developers working on practical tools for calendar management
  2. discuss and report on different techniques for storage and query of calendar data described in RDF


Agenda, Location, Registration

Provisional agenda


The location of the workshop is now the John James room at @Bristol. This is located in central Bristol. Here's a map.


Participants are asked to register before the 5th of October, using the online registration system. Numbers may be limited, and no places can be guaranteed for people who have not registered


A rough set of minutes and a report of the workshop will be made available to the public after the workshop.

Preparation - readings



Bristol has an international airport, and train and bus stations with fast(ish) connections to London airports and other centres in England and Wales.

Taxis within Bristol

Try Streamline +44 (0) 117 926 4001 or Arches +44 (0) 117 923 2526 from Central Bristol or the station..

Trains from Heathrow/Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads

Trains run from Heathrow to Paddington every 15 minutes: the journey takes 15-20 minutes and costs 12-14 single.

Trains run about every 30 minutes from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads. You can check times on the Railtrack site. The cost is between 30 and 70 return depending on times (you can check prices and book using the Train Line. The train takes between one and three-quarters and two hours. You can buy tickets on the train itself if you don't mind paying full fare. Please keep your ticket because they often check them at the major stations when you get off, as well as checking them on the trains.

Bristol Temple Meads station is a little way out of the city. It is easy to get a taxi at the station and it costs 5-7 to the University or Redland.

Bus from Heathrow to Bristol provides service from Heathrow, which takes 2-3 hours depending on traffic, departing about every hour and a half, from all terminals, and costs 30. You arrive at Marlborough Street Bus Station which is very central - about 4 to the University area or Redland, 10-15 to Hewlett-Packard. There are taxis at the back of the station.

Airport (Bristol Lulsgate)

The airport is a 15-20 taxi ride from central Bristol, though you can get a Bristol Flyer Bus for 6 return. If you get a taxi from the airport, there's a monopoly there - you have to order a taxi from the desk in departures.


The following hotels are available (there may be others too), including several in central Bristol (near the University or Redland) which have pubs, restaurants etc close by.

You could also try the Visit Bristol site (example search). Look for something in Cotham, Redland or Clifton if you want to be central

Hotel Du Vin - 115 per night Central area
The Sugar House
Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol Tel: +44 (0) 117 9255577
The Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel - 99 per night University area
College Green
Bristol Tel: +44 (0) 117 9255100
Berkeley Square Hotel - 86 per night University area
15 Berkeley Square
Clifton, Bristol +44 (0) 117 925 4000
Seeleys Hotel - 65 per night University area
17-27 St Pauls Road
Clifton, Bristol Tel: +44 (0) 117 9738544
Courtlands bed and Breakfast - around 35 per night Redland area
1 Redland Court road
Redland, Bristol, Tel: +44 (0) 117 942 4432
Arches Hotel 25-35 per night Redland area
132 Cotham Brow,
Cotham, Bristol, Tel: +44 (0)117 924 7398

Please see previous instructions for SWAD-Europe workshops

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