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[ontolog-forum] Re: UBL TC Meeting 3-7 November 2003

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From: "Peter P. Yim" <yimpp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 17:04:14 -0700
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Note, in particular, the section on "ONTOLOG FORUM COLOCATION".  -ppy
--    (01)

jon.bosak@xxxxxxx wrote Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:29:35 -0700 (PDT):
> The next meeting of the OASIS UBL TC will take place 3-7 November
> 2003 on the fourth floor of the Sun Microsystems drop-in center at
> 631 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco, about one block from
> the Moscone Convention Center.    (02)

>    A full agenda will be published a week or two prior to the
>    meeting.  Topics will include:
>     - UBL 1.0 Beta publicity
>     - Preparation for UBL 1.0 Beta implementation review
>     - Formation of a UBL Interoperability Subcommittee
>     - Formation of a UBL Japanese Localization Subcommittee
>     - Formation of UBL mapping initiatives in cooperation with
>       industry data exchange organizations
>     - Transition of the Context Methodology Subcommittee to work
>       on the automation of context-specific UBL extensions
>     - Relationships with standards bodies
>     - Relationships with B2B consortia
>     - Relationships with other OASIS TCs
>    UBL TC meetings typically begin at 9 a.m., break for lunch from
>    noon to 1 or 1:30 p.m., and end at 5 or 5:30 p.m., except on
>    the last day (Friday), when the TC plenary ends at 1 p.m. to
>    allow participants to catch Friday evening flights home.
>    Participation by telephone will be available for the opening
>    and closing plenaries and for the joint and separate meetings
>    of the Library Content Subcommittee and the Naming and Design
>    Rules subcommittee.  This means that, in general, phones will
>    be open at the following times:
>       09h00-12h00 PST (17h00-20h00 GMT/London, 02h00-05h00 Tokyo)
>       13h30-17h30 PST (21h30-01h30 GMT/London, 06h30-10h30 Tokyo)
>    Note that some plenary meetings and many subcommittee meetings
>    activate the phone five to fifteen minutes later than the
>    scheduled time due to unforeseen problems in setting up, so if
>    you don't connect right away, hang up and try a few minutes
>    later.  Also note that subcommittees occasionally begin midweek
>    meetings an hour earlier than originally scheduled to catch up
>    on extra business, so remote participants should carefully
>    monitor the subcommittee mail lists for updates to the
>    schedules posted at day's end.    (03)

>    The standing conference bridges for UBL TC meetings are as
>    follows:
>       U.S. domestic toll-free number: (866)839-8145
>       Int. access/caller paid number: (865)524-6352
>       Access code: 5705229#
>       U.S. domestic toll-free number: (866)839-8189
>       Int. access/caller paid number: (865)525-0625
>       Access code: 5819636#
>    *** Please remember to mute your phone when not speaking.
>        Please DO NOT put your phone on "hold," as this generally
>        places music on the line. ***    (04)

>    The Ontolog Forum (not part of the UBL TC but working in
>    parallel on a formal model of the UBL semantics) will hold a
>    joint session with the UBL TC Wednesday 5 November from
>    15h00-17h00 California time in order to report on its work and
>    solicit feedback from the TC.  From 17h30 to 19h00 that
>    evening, the Ontolog Forum will present a tutorial for UBL
>    meeting participants wishing to learn more.  The Ontolog Forum
>    will hold its own two-day meeting in another room in the
>    drop-in center on Thursday and Friday, 6 and 7 November.    (05)

>    To register for the meeting, send mail to the UBL chair
>    (jon.bosak@xxxxxxx) and vice chair (mark.crawford@xxxxxxx)
>    stating your intention to participate.  Due to limited space,
>    first preference will be given to voting members of the UBL TC.
>    Observers and guests are welcome to apply, but seating of
>    non-members will be on a space-available basis.    (06)

>    ##########################################################
>    Every participant using a device that consumes AC power is
>    reminded to bring an extension cord and a three-way tap to
>    the meeting room in which he or she intends to participate.
>    ##########################################################    (07)

>    Due to the drop-in center's proximity to the Moscone, parking
>    is relatively plentiful but also expensive.  Except for the
>    Mayor's Breakfast Monday 3 November, there are no big events
>    scheduled for the Moscone that week, so parking should be easy
>    if you can afford it.  Participants should also consider using
>    public transit to get to the drop-in center, which is located
>    three blocks from the Montgomery Street BART (subway) station.
>    Connections between BART and CalTrain have recently been
>    established at the Millbrae BART/CalTrain station, extending
>    the reach of public transit as far south as San Jose and as far
>    north as Sacramento.  Combined BART/CalTrain trips take longer
>    than driving, but they allow working use of most of the time
>    spent and are quite comfortable.  BART now also runs directly
>    from the International Terminal at San Francisco Airport (SFO).
>    For a BART map, see
>       http://www.bart.gov/stations/map/systemMap.asp
>    A guide to BART fares and schedules can be downloaded from
>       http://www.bart.gov/docs/BART062203.pdf
>    CalTrain schedules can be downloaded from
>       http://www.caltrain.com/schedule_pdf.html    (08)

>    Hotel reservations are the responsibility of individual
>    participants.  Due to the depressed state of the local economy,
>    hotel space in downtown San Francisco is readily available,
>    though of course it is always advisable to make reservations
>    well in advance.  People who intend to use BART should ask
>    about proximity of the hotel to a BART station before
>    confirming reservations.  The stations nearest Montgomery
>    Street are Embarcadero, Powell Street, and Civic Center.  There
>    are also Muni lines (buses) that run near the meeting location.    (09)

>    Meals are the responsibility of the participants.  There are a
>    number of cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance of
>    the drop-in center.  Participants approaching from Montgomery
>    Street BART in the morning will find several establishments
>    selling coffee on the streets leading to Howard; for optimum
>    caffeination, it is suggested that participants purchase a
>    suitable espresso drink on their way to the opening session
>    each day.  There is also a break area near the meeting rooms
>    that has a refrigerator and microwave oven and stocks ordinary
>    office-grade coffee, water, tea, and soft drinks.    (010)

>    Our traditional wine-and-cheese party will be held Thursday
>    evening right after the Library Content Subcommittee meeting.
>    Participants are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine from
>    their country or state to demonstrated the quality of their
>    local vines.    (011)

>    The default after-meeting bar is an excellent microbrewery
>    called the Thirsty Bear at 661 Howard, just a few doors down
>    from the drop-in center.    (012)

>    Hawthorne Lane, just around the corner from the drop-in center,
>    is one of the best restaurants in California, and priced
>    accordingly.    (013)

>    Chevy's Mexican Restaurant, 3rd Street at Howard (across the
>    street from the Moscone Center and about a block from the
>    drop-in center) is a good choice for convenient, relatively
>    inexpensive lunches and dinners.    (014)

>    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, located about a block
>    and a half from the meeting, will be showing the largest
>    collection of works by Diane Arbus ever assembled and the first
>    serious retrospective in 25 years.  Arbus (1923-1971), sister
>    of the poet Howard Nemerov, was a powerfully perceptive and
>    influential photographer of the disturbingly mundane with a
>    special ability to collaborate actively with her subjects and a
>    real affection for (as the MOMA site puts it) "subcultures,
>    codes, and rituals."  She brought to bear on her subjects a
>    sophisticated technical approach derived from a career in
>    fashion photography, giving her photos a distinctive look, at
>    the same time glossy and brooding, that combines with the
>    subject matter to lend the images tremendous impact.  Opinions
>    of Arbus vary, but no one comes away from her pictures
>    unaffected.  This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime show.
>    If you don't get a chance to see the photos in the original
>    silver, the SFMOMA gift shop is probably worth a quick visit 
>    to pick up a copy of the Arbus catalogue, a fresh duotone
>    printing of 200 of her best images.
>    Another interesting place to visit in the immediate area is the
>    Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco at 655 Mission Street.    (015)

> Jon Bosak
> Chair, OASIS UBL TC    (016)

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