ISO/ IEC JTC1/SC22 N4190

From:ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces 
Secretariat:  U.S.A.  (ANSI) 
  
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N 4190 
  
TITLE: 
Meeting Announcement and Draft Agenda for the 19-22 June 2007 SC 22/WG 4
Meeting in Newbury, Berkshire, UK

DATE ASSIGNED: 
2007-03-12 
  
SOURCE: 
SC 22/WG 4 Convenor (A. Bennett) 
  
BACKWARD POINTER: 
N/A 
  
DOCUMENT TYPE: 
Meeting Agenda
  
PROJECT NUMBER: 
  
STATUS: 
This document is circulated to SC 22 National Bodies for information.
  
ACTION IDENTIFIER: 
FYI
  
DUE DATE: 
  
DISTRIBUTION: 
Text

CROSS REFERENCE: 
N/A 
  
DISTRIBUTION FORM: 
open 
  
Address reply to: 
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Secretariat 
Sally Seitz 
ANSI 
25 West 43rd Street 
New York, NY  10036 
Telephone:  (212) 642-4918 
Fax:             (212) 840-2298 
Email:  sseitz@ansi.org 

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Meeting Notice and Draft Agenda
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 4 - COBOL
Meeting 27


Meeting dates:   19-22 June 2007

Meeting 27 of WG4 - COBOL will be held 19 through 22 June 2007 (Tuesday
through Friday), at Micro Focus Headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire, UK.  

The WG4 meeting is open only to officially appointed delegates of SC22
national bodies and WG4 liaison officers.

Meeting venue:	Micro Focus Ltd.
				Room L0-1
				THE LAWN
				22-30 Old Bath Road
				Newbury, Berkshire  RG14 1QN, UK

Host contact:		Robert Sales...
				Robert.Sales@microfocus.com
				Tel: +44 1635 565265
				Fax: +44 1635 565402

Backup host contact:	
			John  Billman
				email:	John.Billman@microfocus.com

Convener:		Ann Bennett
				nwallace@us.ibm.com
				IBM
				Silicon Valley Lab
				San Jose, CA, USA
				Phone: (+1)-408-463-4344

A draft agenda for the WG4 meeting follows. 

Information on lodging and transportation is contained in the attached
meeting notice from Micro Focus.  Note that hotel reservations must be
requested by 21 May 2007.

National bodies are requested to send their delegation list to the convener
and to the host no later than May 17, 2007.

Regards,
Ann Bennett, Convener
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG4 - COBOL
 
DRAFT AGENDA
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 4 - COBOL
Meeting 27
19-22 June 2007

1.	Opening of the meeting:		9:00 a.m., Tuesday, 19 June 2007

2.	Opening business
2.1		Introduction of delegates
2.2		Introductory remarks by convener
2.3		Welcome by host, local arrangements
2.4		Appointment of secretary and chair
2.5		Selection of drafting committee
2.6		Recognition of documents
2.7		Approval of agenda
2.8		Approval of Minutes of Meeting 26, 17-21 October 2005 (WG4 N
0252)
		    See minutes at
http://www.cobolstandard.info/wg4/def/def.html
		    (Request password from convener:  nwallace@us.ibm.com)

3.	JTC1 or SC22 news affecting the group

4.	Liaison reports
4.1		INCITS/J4 (Mr. Schricker)
4.2		SC22/WG11, Binding Techniques (Mr. Grealish)
4.3		Free University Amsterdam

5.	Preliminary discussion of future meetings

6.	DTR 24716, Native COBOL Syntax for XML Support (22.01.08)
		Resolve comments on DTR ballot (JTC1 N 8456)

7.	DTR 24717, Collection Classes (22.01.09)
		(No discussion if a ballot is in progress)

8.	Revision of ISO/IEC 1989:2002 (22.01.01)
8.1		Working draft http://www.cobolstandard.info/j4/files/std.zip
8.2		Review direction and schedule
8.3		Future plans

9.	Defect Handling for ISO/IEC 1989 (22.01.01)

10.	Future meetings

11.	Review and approval of resolutions from this meeting
		(All meeting decisions must be reflected in resolutions)

12.	Close of the meeting:		end of day 22 June 2007

Daily schedule:
Starting time:			9:00 am
Morning break:		10:45 - 11:05 am
Lunch:			12:30 - 2:00 pm
Afternoon break:		3:30 - 3:45 pm
Adjournment:		6:00 pm
 

Meeting Notice for ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 4 Meeting 27

Meeting Dates:	19-22 June 2007

Meeting Venue:

	MICRO FOCUS LTD
	ROOM L0-1
	THE LAWN
	22-30 OLD BATH ROAD
	NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE RG14 1QN, UK

Power outlets and internet connections will be available for laptops in the
meeting room.

Hotel and Other Arrangements:

A block of rooms is being held at the Donnington Valley Hotel in Newbury:
	Donnington Valley Hotel
	Old Oxford Road
	Newbury, Berkshire
	(http://www.donningtonvalley.co.uk/)
	Tel:   +44 1635 551199

The rate is 125 UKP per night, including taxes.  Breakfast is included.
Rooms have wireless internet access, a mini fridge, and air conditioning.
All rooms are non smoking. The Donnington Valley is a 4-star hotel.  Request
reservations directly from the hotel by telephone (number above), fax (+44
1635 551123), or email (reservations@donningtonvalley.co.uk).  Be sure to
mention that you are attending the Micro Focus meeting.  You will need a car
or taxi to get to Micro Focus. Taxi fare is about 5 pounds.  

Reservations must be requested by 21 May 2007.

A block of rooms at a more economical rate is being held at the Chequers
Hotel in Newbury:
	Chequers Hotel
	Oxford Street
	Newbury, Berkshire 
	http://www.english-inns.co.uk/Chequers-Newbury/index.htm)
	0044 1635 38000

The rate is 85 UKP per night, including taxes.  Breakfast is included.
Rooms have wireless internet access, and non smoking rooms are available.
The Chequers is a 2-star hotel that is walkable or a short taxi ride from
Micro Focus.  Reviews are somewhat mixed and rooms on the main street are
quite noisy.  If you decide to stay at the Chequers, be sure to mention that
you are attending the Micro Focus meeting.  

Reservations must be requested by 21 May 2007.

You can also consider the following hotel or guest house (no rooms are
blocked):

Donnington Grove Hotel
Donnington
Newbury
Tel:  +44 1635 581000
Fax:  +44 1635 552259
Rate:  95.00
Short taxi ride or walkable

Pilgrims Guest House
6-8 Oxford Road
Newbury
Tel:  +44 1635 40694
Fax:  +44 1635 44873
Rate:  50.00
Walkable

Weather:

The 'official' climate data for Oxford (which is 27 miles / 43 km away) says
the average maximum temperature in June is 19.5C / 67F and the average
minimum is 10.5C / 51F with 187.8 hours of sunshine. The average rainfall
is 54.5mm (2.1 in) with 8.7 days recording more than 1mm of rain. However,
this temperature and rainfall information will not be very helpful as the
variation can be great. There is really no hot or cold or wet or dry season!
Daytime temperatures could range from 10C (50F) to 22C (72F). Sometimes
temperatures can fall to 5C (41F) to 12C (54F) at night. Rain is less
predictable - it may be dry for the entire meeting or rain most days! This
is why the weather is an important topic of conversation in England! Bring
warm clothing and rainwear and an umbrella (none of which may be needed).

Arriving by Air:

From Heathrow there is a regular bus service (45 mins) to Reading station
where a train to Newbury can be caught (20 min journey). The Standard Return
fare (round trip fare for the entire journey) is 33.80.

From Gatwick airport the railway journey time to Newbury is about 2 hours
depending on route taken and the Standard Return fare (round trip) is 34.60
if not via London or 60.60 if via London.

Rail Travel in the UK:

Rail enquiries can be made at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. By entering
start and destination station, date and time of travel a list of trains will
be given together with fares. At weekends train times may be re-routed or
re-timed. Rail fares vary depending on route, time of day and whether
prebooked or not. If you need more information on travel in the UK contact
Rod Grealish (rgrealish@bcs.org.uk)

General:

There are banks, a post office, and a good selection of shops in Newbury
within walking distance of the Micro Focus building.

Contacts:

You can contact Robert Sales for enquiries regarding the meeting:
robert.sales@microfocus.com
Tel: +44 1635 565265

Contact your national body for information on appointment to their
delegation.

Contact the convener regarding the meeting agenda:    nwallace@us.ibm.com 

_________________
Sally Seitz
Program Manager
American National Standards Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212 642 4918
Fax: 212 840 2298