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Subject: Revised agenda for UBL TC meeting 3-7 November



   The meeting will take place in the Sun Microsystems drop-in
   center at 631 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco, about
   one block from the Moscone Convention Center.  Enter the
   building at ground level and take the elevator to the fourth
   floor.  Sign in at the reception desk and wait for an escort
   into the meeting rooms.  See below for walking directions from
   Montgomery Street BART.


   GMT-8 (Pacific Standard Time)

      09h00 11/3 - 17h00 11/3 in San Francisco is:

	 12h00 11/3 - 20h00 11/3 in New York
	 17h00 11/3 - 01h00 11/4 in London
	 01h00 11/4 - 09h00 11/4 in Hong Kong and Perth
	 02h00 11/4 - 10h00 11/4 in Tokyo
	 04h00 11/4 - 12h00 11/4 in Sydney


   Mon 11/3 09h15-12h00 Opening plenary
            12h00-13h30 Lunch
            13h30-15h30 Joint SC meeting: logistics;
                        implementation of supplementary components
            16h00-17h00 Subcommittee meetings
            17h00-17h30 Chairs meeting
            18h30-??    Reception in San Francisco hosted by the
                        UC Berkeley Center for Document Engineering
                        (details TBD)

   Tue 11/4 09h00-12h00 Subcommittee meetings
            10h00-11h00 ASC: PISCES (real estate)
            12h00-13h30 Lunch (nominal; actual timing varies by SC)
            13:30-16h00 Joint SC meeting: CCTS compliance
                        (3-part CCTS schema architecture;
                        documentation element and spreadsheet
                        columns for metadata)
            16h00-17h00 Liaison Subcommittee meeting
            17h00-17h30 Chairs meeting

   Wed 11/5 09h00-15h00 Subcommittee meetings
            12h00-13h30 Lunch (nominal; actual timing varies by SC)
            15h00-17h00 Joint meeting with the Ontolog Forum
            17h00-17h30 Chairs meeting
            17h30-19h00 Ontology tutorial

   Thu 11/6 09h00-12h00 Joint SC meeting: Code list implementation
            12h00-13h30 Lunch (nominal; actual timing varies by SC)
            13h30-17h00 Subcommittee meetings
            17h00-18h00 Wine & Cheese party

   Fri 11/7 09h00-11h00 Subcommittee wrap-up
            11h00-13h00 Closing plenary


   The standing conference bridges for UBL TC meetings are as

      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#

   The default bridge will be used for TC plenary, LCSC, and LSC
   sessions.  The alternate bridge will be used for NDRSC.

   *** Please remember to mute your phone when not speaking.
   *** Please DO NOT put your phone on "hold," as this often
   *** puts music on the line.

   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.  If you get a message saying that the host has not yet
   arrived, stay on the line for another 20 seconds to see whether
   the conference is actually in progress without a host, which
   can sometimes happen if the host has left the call.  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, times set
   for lunch breaks, etc.  Since particpants will have to forage
   for lunch in the neighborhood adjacent to the drop-in center,
   lunches may well exceed the one hour usually allotted.


   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 three-day meeting in another room in the
   drop-in center on Wednesday through Friday, 5-7 November.


   To register for the meeting, send mail to the UBL chair
   (jon.bosak@sun.com) and vice chair (mcrawford@lmi.org)
   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.

   A list of the people who have registered as of 15 October 2003
   can be found at


   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.


   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


   A guide to BART fares and schedules can be downloaded from


   CalTrain schedules can be downloaded from



   Note the direction of train travel as you enter the station.
   Exit the train and go upstairs.  If you have arrived from the
   East Bay (Embarcadero station and points east), continue on the
   upper level in the direction of train travel.  If you have
   arrived from the west and south, go down to the end of the
   upper level in the direction opposite train travel.  As you
   approach the end of the upper level, take the exit on the left
   labeled "Market/New Montgomery."  Go upstairs to street level,
   emerging in front of the Palace Hotel.  Make an immediate 180
   degree turn (toward the Bank of America across the street) and
   cross New Montgomery.  Turn right down New Montgomery.  Note
   espresso opportunity at Enzo's, one block down, and another
   espresso opportunity at "Specialty's [sic]" one block further.
   As you approach Howard Street, you will note a brown brick
   building straight in front of you; this is 631 Howard.

   If you become disoriented (a common experience when exiting the
   Montgomery Street station), note the following:

    - New Montgomery is the street between Second and Third
      Streets.  If you find yourself on Second or Third Street by
      mistake, no problem, just head in the same direction
      (south), and when you cross Howard, turn right if you've
      been going down Second Street or left if you've been going
      down Third Street and look for 631 Howard.

    - If you find yourself walking uphill, you are going the wrong
      way.  Howard Street lies down a slight but noticeable slope
      from the BART station.


   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.

   Here is a relevant message regarding hotels:



   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.


   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.


   The default after-meeting bar is an excellent microbrewery
   called the Thirsty Bear at 661 Howard, just down the street
   from the drop-in center.


   Hawthorne Lane, around the corner from the drop-in center, is
   one of the best restaurants in California, and priced


   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.


   The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, located about a block
   and a half from the meeting, will be showing the largest
   collection of photos by Diane Arbus ever assembled and the
   first serious retrospective of her work 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."  In other
   words, really strange people.  She brought to bear on her
   subjects a sophisticated technical approach derived from a
   career in fashion photography, giving her photos a distinctive
   look 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 can deal with the subject
   matter.  CAUTION: Even Arbus fans find some of her work pretty
   disturbing.  Not recommended for kids or people prone to

   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.  It's also a great place to get

   Another interesting place to visit in the immediate area is the
   Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco at 655 Mission Street.
   Highly recommended for kids and people who love animation.

Jon Bosak

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