APA Communication

The APA Working Group uses the following tools and procedures to perform its work.


The APA WG and its task forces participate in the following teleconferences. Unless otherwise mentioned, times are given in Boston time because the UTC time floats with U.S. Daylight Savings Time changes. Follow the link to convert to local time. Meetings take place on WebEx, using the link given on the meeting name. IRC is used for text chat and minute taking. It is not expected that participants will join all meetings; instead please strive to be a regular participant in the meeting(s) of greatest relevance to your work in the group.

Minutes of past teleconferences are available.

Face to Face Meetings

Previous meetings of the APA WG are available.

Email lists

Source repository

Publications under development are maintained in the APA GitHub repository. This distributed source control system allows multiple people to edit simultaneously, public view of changes as they are committed, and "pull requests" to enable people without direct commit access to suggest contributions. Publication editors are designated by the WG chair and have direct commit access. Editors commit to execute the group consensus, request review of non-editorial changes, process conflicting input (from issues, pull requests, and discussions) in a neutral manner, and maintain document quality.


W3C Working Groups use IRC for synchronous text chat and, with the aid of some IRC bots, to record minutes of teleconferences. The APA WG uses the following IRC channels. They are available at any time but are only routinely logged during teleconferences.


The APA WG uses the following web-based resources as well: