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16th and 17th September 2014 0900-1700 CET.

See 0900 CET on the 17th in your time zone.

We will aim to make the days reasonably full, for example starting at 0900 on 16th to allow time for arrival, setup etc and ending by 1700 on 17th to allow for return or onward travel, assuming all are able to make this schedule.

Lunch has been requested for 1230 on both days.


There is no fee associated with attending this meeting.

IRC and dial-in

Zakim Bridge 
+1.617.761.6200, conference 8865 ("TTML")
server: irc.w3.org, port: 6665, channel: #tt Web gateway at http://www.w3.org/2001/01/cgi-irc


EBU, Geneva
European Broadcasting Union
L'Ancienne-Route 17A
Postal Box 45
1218 Le Grand-Saconnex / Geneva
Getting to the EBU (.pdf)


Please add your name to this table if you intend to come to this face to face meeting, and any special requirements

Name Organisation Arrive Depart Hotel Flight Comments
Glenn Adams Cox Sep 15 Sep 18 Hotel Suisse LX529/LH1215
Courtney Kennedy Apple Sep 15 Sep 18 Swissotel Metropole UA991/TGV
Pierre Lemieux MovieLabs Sept 15 Sept 22 Starling n/a
Nigel Megitt BBC Sep 15 Sep 19 Crowne Plaza LX437/LX446 vegetarian
Andreas Tai IRT  ?  ?  ?  ? vegetarian when possible
Thierry Michel W3C Sep 15 Sep 17  ?  ?
Erik Lindström Opera Sep 15 Sep 16 Crowne Plaza SK617/EZS1387 Attending first day only
Simon Pieters Opera  ?  ?  ?  ? Attending by phone and IRC
Frans de Jong EBU n/a n/a n/a n/a
Loretta Guarino Reid Google n/a n/a n/a n/a dial-in and IRC only, at California times
Cyril Concolato Telecom ParisTech/GPAC Sep 16 (8:25@airport) Sep 17 (18:00@airport) n/a n/a


  1. Produce a first draft of the charter deliverable mapping between TTML and WebVTT.
  2. Resolve open technical issues for TTML2 in order to finalize FPWD.
  3. Resolve blocking issues against IMSC 1.0 in finalize preparation for Last Call (LC)


The output document in draft will be at TimedText/TTMLtoWebVTT

Minutes from Day 1 can be found here.

Minutes from Day 2 can be found here.


complete this agenda!
Below is beginning to get concrete - please make any suggestions or changes ASAP

Day 1 0900-1700

  • 0900 Introductions
    • 0930 : Agenda and working model for this meeting
    • 1000 : Work that has already been done
      • Andreas
      • Courtney
  • 1100 Step by step walk through key aspects of a timed text logical model, noting solution mechanisms in TTML and WebVTT and mapping to HTML/CSS
    • Processing model
    • Timing
  • 1230-1330 Lunch
    • Layout
    • Styling
    • Metadata
    • Document structure
  • 1630 Summary and recap etc
  • 1700 Close

Day 2 0900-1700

  • 09:00 IMSC 1 issues
    • Resolve blocking issues against IMSC 1.0 in preparation for Last Call (LC) - expected only to be Issue-339.
  • 09:30 Write-a-test-case hackathon (there will be prizes!)
    • Write some tests or strawman mapping proposals, also resolving issues identified on day 1
      • Split into small groups, each containing expertise in both TTML and WebVTT?
      • Randomly allocate each group to define WebVTT->TTML tests or TTML->WebVTT tests
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 TTWG Process
    • Agree to adopt 2014 process for all products on Rec track?
    • Next steps for IMSC 1
    • Next steps for WebVTT
  • 14:30 TTML2 FPWD Issues
    • Resolve any blocking issues for taking TTML2 to FPWD
  • 15:00 Review mapping tests
    • Step through, note any new issues and resolutions to previously identified issues.
    • Award prizes
  • 16:30 Assess progress, onward actions etc
  • 17:00 Close