IEEE P1394b, P1394.1, and P1212r Meetings
April 26-30,1999

The April meetings of the IEEE P1394b, P1212r, and P1394.1 working groups will be held in the San Jose area. The meetings will be hosted by Sony, coordinated by Dick Scheel (mailto:Richard.Scheel@am.sony.com).

As usual, please tell the host if you plan to attend!
It makes a BIG difference in facilities planning.

Schedule:

Date Day Time Room Group
4/26 Monday 9 am - 5 pm Fremont / Cupertino P1394.1
4/27 Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm Fremont / Cupertimo P1394.1
4/28 Wednesday 8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
1 pm - 5 pm
Fremont / Cupertino
Los Gatos / Saratoga
San Jose/Sunnyvale/Mtn View
P1212r
P1394b task group chairs
P1394b Copperheads
4/29 Thursday 8:30 am - 5 pm San Jose / Sunnyvale /
Mtn View / Palo Alto
P1394b plenary
4/30 Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm Fremont / Cupertino P1394b task group chairs

Note that the P1394.1 and P1394b groups have swapped days for this meeting week only. Also, P1394b has a different meeting schedule than in the past.

Location:

Sheraton San Jose / Silicon Valley
1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, California 95035
Tel: (408) 943-0600
Fax: (408) 943-0484
http://www.sheraton.com/cgi/t3.cgi/property.taf?prop=670&lc=en

Hotel guest rooms:

For those who wish to stay at the hotel, some rooms are blocked at the Sony negotiated rate of $140. In order to get that rate, you must make your reservation through Sony (send your name, dates, and credit card number & expiration date to Dick Scheel - mailto:Richard.Scheel@am.sony.com). The cutoff date for the blocked rooms is April 4. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements. These blocked rooms are offered as a convenience to you. The number of people who use them will not affect our costs.

Meeting fee:

Since many attendees live in the San Jose area, we will have a separate meeting fee rather than build the fee into the room rates. The meeting fee will be announced several weeks before the meetings.

*** We will not have the ability to collect the meeting fee by credit card. ***
*** Cash, check or money order will be necessary. ***

A/V Equipment:

We will have a PC video projector available at all meetings, and an overhead projector at all meetings except the P1394b task groups.

Food:

Continental breakfast, beverages, and afternoon snack will be provided. Attendees will be on their own for lunch.

Directions to the Sheraton San Jose

The following are directions to the Sheraton San Jose (actually in
Milpitas), where the IEEE P1394.1, P1394b, and P1212r meetings will be held
April 26-30:

>From San Francisco / San Francisco Airport / peninsula 
  US 101 South
  Exit San Tomas / Montague Expressway
  Follow signs to Montague - proceed approx. 2 miles
  Left on McCarthy (last intersection before Interstate 880)
  Right on Barber (first intersection)
  Follow Barber as it curves to the left
  Sheraton is on the left

>From Oakland / Berkeley / Fremont 
  Interstate 880 South
  Exit Montague Expressway (west)
  Right on McCarthy (first intersection)
  Right on Barber (first intersection)
  Follow Barber as it curves to the left
  Sheraton is on the left

>From San Jose / San Jose Airport 
  Interstate 880 North
  Exit Montague Expressway (west)
  Right on McCarthy (first intersection)
  Right on Barber (first intersection)
  Follow Barber as it curves to the left
  Sheraton is on the left

Addition on April 9, 1999
1. MEETING FEE
The meeting fee for the April IEEE P1212r, P1394b, and P1394.1 meetings will
be $35 per person per day.  Please note that in the interest of simplicity,
this applies whether you attend the entire day or just half of the day.  The
fee pays for the meeting rooms, projectors & screens, continental breakfast,
midmorning snack, and midafternoon snack.

We do not have facilities for taking credit card payments.  The meeting fee
must be paid by cash, or check or money order payable to Sony Electronics.
We will issue receipts.

2. MEETING ROOM LOCATIONS
Although the meeting room assignments are not guaranteed by the hotel, it is
very likely that the following rooms will be used:

Monday    April 26 P1394.1 9:00 am - 5 pm in the Mirassou room
Tuesday   April 27 P1394.1 9:00 am - 5 pm in the Mirassou room
Wednesday April 28 P1212r  8:30 am - 5 pm in Fremont/Cupertino rooms
 P1394b Copperheads  1:00 pm - 5 pm in San Jose/Sunnyvale/Mountain View rms
 P1394b task group chairs  8:30 am - 5 pm in Los Gatos/Saratoga rooms
Thursday  April 29 P1394b plenary 8:30 am - 5 pm
                       in San Jose/Sunnyvale/Mountain View/Palo Alto rooms
Friday    April 30 P1394b task group chairs  8:30 am - 5 pm
                       in Los Gatos/Saratoga rooms
(note: the P1394.1 room changed after we posted the most recent meeting
announcement on the web sites)


3. A/V EQUIPMENT
We will have both overhead projectors and PC video projectors at all
meetings except the P1394b task group chairs meetings.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you have not RSVP'd yet.

Dick Scheel
Chair, IEEE P1394.1

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| Sony Electronics                    | Tel: (408) 982-5834         |
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