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The first SPARQL face-to-face meeting will be held in Cambridge, MA and Bristol, UK on May 6-7, 2009.

Tentative Schedule 7-3 EDT, both days.

Option of video conference facilities are being explored now. If you prefer a video conference connection and propose to host a second, alternative site to join in which also other people could join, please post proposals here.

Please indicate whether you plan to come and additional comments:

Will attend: Cambridge, MA, US

  • Lee Feigenbaum
  • Dan Schutzer
  • Greg Williams
  • Yimin Wang
  • Eric P
  • Paul Gearon


From Kendal Square to F2F room in the MIT Stata Center.

  1. down Main Street
  2. continue along sidewalk under scafolding on Vassar St.
  3. left into Stata Center
  4. show no fear
  5. right at question mark
  6. up the stairs
  7. left at the printer
  8. down the hall
  9. around the stairs
  10. into the vidiot room.

Remote Participation

We have a bridge reserved with the usual SPARQ (77277) code. You may also connect via NetMeeting, XMeeting, or Ekiga, according to the CSAIL video conference page.

Will attend: Bristol, UK

Video link to MIT.


Bristol Airport is to the south of the Bristol, HPLabs is to the north.

Note: There is a new entrance to the HP site in Bristol. Directions from some mapping systems will not have caught up. See the directions on the HPLabs directions page.

Bristol Travel


Bristol has two mainline railways stations: Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads. Parkway is close to HP; Temple Meads is near the centre of the city.

The station Filton Abbey Wood is a local station slightly closer than Parkway (but not much).

Hotels / Central

The Bristol hotel (formerly Jury's Bristol)

Bristol Marriott Royal hotel

Hotels / Close to HP


Holiday Inn Express Bristol North
Address: Bristol, BS34 8SJ, UK.

Holiday Inn Filton


People who stays at The Bristol Hotel:

  • Steve
  • Luke
  • Simon
  • Kjetil
  • Birte

Please use italics on your name if you're interested in sharing a taxi or car pooling.

Will attend: telephone only

Will not attend

  • Jacek