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Revision of ODF Workshop Agenda at Conference 2008 from Fri, 2008-10-31 17:58

Members of the OASIS ODF Adoption TC and the new OASIS ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC will meet and participate in a full day workshop on November 6, 2008 in Beijing.

Confirmed participants include:

  1. Jeremy Alison
  2. Zaheda Bhorat
  3. Alan Clark
  4. Bart Hanssens
  5. Don Harbison
  6. 程林 Cheng Lin
  7. Niklas Nebel
  8. Florian Reuter
  9. Svante Schubert
  10. Rob Weir
  11. Oliver Wittmann
==== What to bring with you to the workshop ====

You will be able to participate most fully if you come to the workshop with a laptop running an ODF word processor and an ODF spreadsheet application.  Most of the segments will be dealing with features which are common across ODF 1.0, ODF 1.1 and ODF 1.2.

If more than one person is representing a single application, then please try to bring a mix of operating systems, so we have a greater mix.  So, if we have multiple OpenOffice people (and I'm certain we will), let's see it on Linux, on Windows, on the Mac, etc.  

For bonus hacker points, bring a build environment for your application, so you can instantly fix any bugs found.  If I recall, we saw David Faure do that last year with KOffice.  

If you are not representing an ODF vendor or open source application, you are still welcome to attend.  You can watch, certainly.  But maybe you want to "adopt" an implementation and work through the exercises with it?  Be creative!  Do the exercises on a screen reader interface to Symphony.  Do them on a Symbian phone with an ODF viewer. All are different types of interoperability.

=== The Agenda ===

The agenda will be as follows:

09:00 - 09:15 -- Introductions, Review of the Agenda (Rob Weir)

09:15 - 09:45 -- Keynote Presentation: The State of ODF Interoperability (Bart Hanssens)

9:45 - 10:00 -- Short review of the paper "Lost in Translation: Interoperability Issues for Open Standards( by Shah and Kesan (Rob Weir)

10:00 - 10:45 -- Group experimentation using the ODF documents used by Shah and Kesan in their study

10:45 - 11:15 -- Break

11:15 - 12:00 --  Continuation of group experimentation

12:00 - 13:00 -- Lunch Break

13:00 - 13:30 -- Presentation and Discussion: Considerations on Interoperability of ODF 1.2 Metadata (Svante Schubert)

13:30 - 14:00 -- Presentation on ODF/UOF Translation and Interoperability (Cheng Lin)

14:00 - 14:45 -- Short presentation on OpenFormula and group exercise

14:45 - 15:15 -- Break

15:15 - 17:15 -- Unstructured time.  At first we were going to fill the day solid with presentations and activities, with, with every minute dedicated to some productive task pre-determined by the organizers.  But on further reflection, we think the workshop participants, collectively, may find better use for this slot than than organizers could predict.  So consider this an opportunity for free discussion related to interoperability, to brainstorm on approaches and techniques, to give a mini-presentation on a related topic of interest, to revisit a topic discussed earlier in the day, to present a challenging test document for the workshop participants to try, or other similar activities.  If no one has any better ideas, the fallback plan would be to spend two hours working on the interoperability of a complex Chinese HR form.  

17:15 - 18:00 -- Closing Remarks, Summary of work remaining to be done.

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