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DATE: 1997-03-06
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ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29

Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information

Secretariat: Japan (JISC)

DOC. TYPE Meeting Announcement, Meeting Agenda, Logistical Information
TITLE Calling Notice and Draft Agenda, the Thirty-ninth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Meeting, 1997-04-07/11, Bristol, UK [JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 N 1513]
SOURCE Convener, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11
PROJECT NO. --
STATUS Calling Notice and Draft agenda for WG meeting
REFERENCES --
ACTION ID. ACT
REQUESTED ACT. Each SC 29 member is requested to forward a list showing the names and employers of its delegates and also the name of the head of delegation to the WG 11 Convener and the SC 29 Secretariat by the due date indicated below.
DUE DATE 1997-03-31
DISTRIBUTION P-, O- and L-members, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Officers, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
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Narumi Hirose, Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
IPSJ/ITSCJ*, Room 308-3, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg., 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-Ku Tokyo 105 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3431-2808; Facsimile: +81-3-3431-6493;
Telex: 2425340 IPSJ J; E-mail: hirose@itscj.ipsj.or.jp
* Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan (A standards organization accredited by JISC)



INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION
ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE DE NORMALISATION
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11
CODING OF MOVING PICTURES AND AUDIO

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 N1513
MPEG97/
February 1997


Source:

Leonardo Chiariglione - Convenor

Title:

Thirty-ninth WG11 meeting notice

The 38th WG11 meeting will be held in Bristol, UK at the kind invitation of British Standards Institute, the UK National Body on 97/04/7-11 at

The Great Hall and Merchant Venturers Building ,
University of Bristol,
Park Street,
Bristol,
UK


Annexes


Agenda

1.

Opening

2.

Roll call of participants

3.

Approval of agenda

4.

Allocation of contributions

5.

Communications from Convenor

6.

Report of previous meeting

7.

Processing of NB Position Papers

8.

MPEG Phase 2

8.1

Part 1 (Systems)

8.2

Part 7 (AAC Audio)

8.3

Part 10 (DSM-CC Conformance)

8.4

Verification of MPEG-2

8.5

Amendments

8.5.1

Private Data (System #3)

8.5.2

Semantic & table def. f. 4:2:2 and MV profiles

8.5.3

ITU-T extension

8.6

Workplan

9.

MPEG Phase 4

9.1

Requirements

9.2

Architecture

9.3

Tools

9.3.1

DMIF

9.3.2

Systems

9.3.3

Natural Video

9.3.4

Synthetic Video

9.3.5

Natural Audio

9.3.6

Synthetic Audio

9.4

Verification Models

9.4.1

System

9.4.2

Video

9.4.3

Audio

9.4.4

SNHC

9.4.5

Tests

9.5

Simulation software

9.6

Working Draft

9.6.1

System

9.6.2

Video

9.6.3

Audio

9.6.4

SNHC

9.7

Workplan

10.

MPEG Phase 7

11.

Overall WG11 workplan

12.

Liaison matters

13.

Administrative matters

13.1

Schedule of future MPEG meetings

13.2

Promotion of MPEG

14.

Organisation of this meeting

14.1

Tasks for subgroups

14.2

Finalisation of meeting allocation

15.

Planning of future activities

16.

Resolutions of this meeting

17.

A.O.B

18.

Closing


Thirty-ninth ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 meeting

(Bristol, UK, 97/04/07-11)
Registration form

Please send this form to

Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione

Tel:

+39 11 228 6120/6116/5111

Convenor WG11

Fax:

+39 11 228 6299/6190/5520

Multimedia and Video Services

Email:

leonardo.chiariglione@cselt.stet.it

CSELT

URL:

http://www.cselt.stet.it/ufv/leonardo.htm

Via G. Reiss Romoli, 274

I-10148 Torino

ITALY

Your name:______________________________________________________

Affiliation:_______________________________________________________(do not

Address:________________________________________________________write if

_______________________________________________________________unchanged)

Telephone:______________________________________________________(do not

Facsimile________________________________________________________write if

E_mail:_________________________________________________________unchanged)

(do not write if your data are unchanged but make sure that you are known to the Convenor)

I intend to participate in the WG11 meeting mentioned above: [ y ] [ n ]

(please circle the one which applies)

I intend to participate in the following subgroup meetings (please circle those of your interest)

REQ

SYST

VIDEO

AUDIO

SNHC

TEST

IMPL

DSM

Liais

MPEG-4

MSDL

MPEG-4

AAC

Video

Audio

ConfTest

MPEG-7

MUX

MPEG-4

Video

DMIF

SNHC

Synth.


ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 39th Meeting in Bristol, UK, April 07-11, 1997

Meeting Hotels Registration

(please do not call the hotels directly.
They will NOT accept an MPEG meeting reservation.-- Thank you.)


PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY

CUT OFF DATE March 10th, 1997

To assure hotel reservations please FAX this form, once completed, to Elaine Smith at In Any Event UK. (fax number - +44 117 972 4345) on or before March 10th, 1997. Reservations made after March 14, 1997 will be subject to availability. We will fax each guest a room confirmation number after March 16th, 1997. Please call us at +44 117 977 9477 if you do not receive a confirmation number.

Cancellations

A 25 pounds fee will be charged to cover administration costs if delegates who have booked subsequently cancel. No refunds will be given to delegates who cancel within 7 days of the meeting. Another attendee from within your organisation, if applicable, can attend in your place, but the organisers must be notified in advance.


ACCOMMODATION BOOKING FORM

Friday 4th April - Saturday 12th April

PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL DATE FOR BOOKING IS MONDAY 10TH MARCH AFTER WHICH DATE ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST ONLY.

Surname

First Name

Company Name / Organisation

Address

Postcode

E-Mail address

Telephone

Fax Number

Accommodation is available at a number of hotels in the centre of Bristol, they are all conveniently located within easy reach to Bristol University conference facilities.

Please indicate below which price range accommodation you would like to book. We shall endeavour to offer your first choice however, spaces are limited and are therefore subject to availability. Accommodation will therefore be allocated on a first come first served basis. All rates quoted above are per person per night for an en-suite room and include breakfast and VAT

Please reserve for me the following accommodation (X as required)

Dates required:

First Night :

Last Night:

1st Choice Hotel -
Rate Type -

2nd Choice Hotel -
Rate Type -

3rd Choice Hotel -
Rate Type -

If a double or twin room for 2 people is required please state the name of the person you will be sharing with.

I require additional accommodation in:

London


Gatwick


Heathrow


Please give details below including: duration of stay, dates required, budget


Payment Details:

Payment for rooms should be settled with the Hotel directly on departure. We require no deposit but would ask for credit card details as a guarantee of this reservation.

Type of card:

Name of cardholder:

Card Number:

Expiry Date:

Signature:


Meeting Fee Booking form submitted Y/N _______


HOTEL PRICE LIST Please see later for the Hotel descriptions.

Hotel - Single Occupancy Rate Type A - Twin Share/person Rate Type B - Single non en-suite Rate Type C

Berkeleys

Friday - Sunday : Pound 40.00 - Pound 34.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 70.00 - Pound 46.00 - N/A

Seeleys

Friday - Sunday : Pound 40.00 - Pound 27.50 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 55.00 - Pound 32.00 - N/A

Clifton Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 35.00 - Pound 27.50 - Pound 26.00

Monday - Thursday : Pound 58.00 - Pound 35.00 - Pound 32.00

Washington Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 34.00 - Pound 23.00 - Pound 22.00

Monday - Thursday : Pound 43.00 - Pound 28.50 - Pound 24.00

Westbourne Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 35.50 - Pound 22.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 46.50 - Pound 28.50 - N/A

Jurys Bristol Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 48.00 - Pound 30.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 68.00 - Pound 39.00 - N/A

Glenroy Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 40.00 - Pound 24.50 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 46.00 - Pound 33.00 - N/A

Rodney Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 35.00 - Pound 29.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 55.00 - Pound 36.50 - N/A

Holiday Inn Crown Plaza

Friday - Sunday : Pound 55.00 - Pound 31.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 80.00 - Pound 50.00 - N/A

Hilton National Hotel

Friday - Sunday : Pound 38.00 - Pound 38.00 - N/A

Monday - Thursday : Pound 70.00 - Pound 40.00 - N/A


University Accommodation. 20 minute bus or taxi ride from meeting venue

If there are sufficient numbers the University may be willing to make available Student Halls of residence. The minimum number is 40.

The cost of bed and breakfast accommodation is Pound 23 including VAT. The Halls available are :-

Badock Hall

100 single standard bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities available 4th-11th April inclusive.

Each room has single bed, study area and wash basin.


HOTEL DESCRIPTIONS


5 MINUTE WALK

BERKELEY SQUARE HOTEL

3* Georgian hotel situated in Berkeley Square which is a couple of minutes walk from the conference venue. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities with colour TV, satellite, trouser press, hair dryer, tea / coffee making facilities. Limited parking is available in the hotels garage. The hotel has a lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 40.00 , Monday-Thursday Pound 70.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 34.00 , Monday-Thursday Pound 46.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast


15 MINUTE WALK

SEELEY'S HOTEL

2* family run hotel situated in St Paul's Road alongside the Clifton and Washington Hotels. It is a 15 minute walk to the conference venue. The Hotel has a bar, restaurant and garden terrace. There is also a sauna, solarium and steam bath. All bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV, satellite, hairdryer, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities. Free parking in adjacent streets. No lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 40.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 55.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 27.50, Monday-Thursday Pound 32.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast

CLIFTON HOTEL

2* hotel in Clifton within a 15 minute walk of the conference venue. Lively restaurant and wine bar. Bedrooms have recently been very nicely refurbished with en-suite facilities, satellite TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities. Limited parking and free parking in adjacent streets. Lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 35.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 58.00 single bed and breakfast.

Friday-Sunday Pound 27.50, Monday-Thursday Pound 35.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast

WASHINGTON HOTEL

AA listed hotel situated next door to The Clifton hotel which is a 15 minute walk from the conference venue. Guests have use of the restaurant and bar facilities in the Clifton Hotel. Bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV, satellite, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities. No lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 34.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 43.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 23.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 28.50 per person sharing bed and breakfast

WESTBOURNE HOTEL

English Tourist Board 2 crowns listed hotel and a 15 minute walk from the conference venue. Bedrooms have been recently refurbished with satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities. There is a residents bar plus 'Freddies' caf‚ bar. Limited parking together with free parking in adjacent street. No lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 35.50, Monday-Thursday Pound 46.50 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 22.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 28.50 per person sharing bed and breakfast.

JURYS BRISTOL HOTEL

3* hotel located on the quayside with views across the harbour. 15 minute walk to conference venue. Recently re-furbished bedrooms amongst the largest in the city with work space, comfortable chairs and couches, colour television, satellite, trouser press, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities. Adjacent NCP car parking with free parking for residents. Lifts available and disabled bedrooms.

Friday-Sunday Pound 48.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 68.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 30.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 39.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast


20 MINUTE WALK

GLENROY HOTEL

2* Victoria Hotel with 50 bedrooms situated on Victoria Square in Clifton. 20 minutes walk from the conference venue. The Hotel has a bar and restaurant. All bedrooms are en-suite, having direct-dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, colour TV and radio. Small car park to the rear. No lifts. Limited disabled access.

Friday-Sunday Pound 40.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 46.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 24.50, Monday-Thursday Pound 33.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast


25 MINUTE WALK

RODNEY HOTEL

2* Georgian hotel in the heart of Clifton, lovely setting. Approximately 25 minute walk from the conference venue. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. Bedrooms are en-suite with colour TV, satellite, hairdryer, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities. Free car parking in adjacent streets. No lift.

Friday-Sunday Pound 35.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 55.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 29.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 36.50 per person sharing bed and breakfast


SHORT BUS RIDE

HOLIDAY INN CROWNE PLAZA

4* hotel located within half an hour walk, or short bus ride to conference venue, and adjacent to Hilton National. All rooms have colour TV, satellite, in-house movies, hairdryer, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel has business centre with full secretarial services. Fully equipped gym, and solarium. Free car parking and excellent disabled facilities including limited purpose built bedrooms.

Friday-Sunday Pound 55.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 80.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 31.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 50.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast


HILTON NATIONAL HOTEL

4* hotel located within a half hour walk, or short bus ride to the conference venue. All rooms have colour TV, satellite and in-house movies, hairdryer, trouser press, tea/coffee making facilities. Hotel has business centre with full secretarial services. Living Well Health Club with pool, sauna, steam room, solarium, gym. Free car parking, lifts and disabled access good.

Friday-Sunday Pound 38.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 70.00 single bed and breakfast

Friday-Sunday Pound 38.00, Monday-Thursday Pound 40.00 per person sharing bed and breakfast


WG11 DELEGATE INFORMATION

Meeting Fee Booking Form

Registration Procedure

The fee for attending the MPEG meeting is Pound 285 + VAT(17.5%). This includes

Please note that the meeting is NOT subsidised by the University or any Hotels etc. The price therefore includes the hire of the University facilities at commercial rates and additional hired in equipment and furniture for the meeting.

Please complete the attached registration form and return it by Monday 10th March 1997.

Please send it to In Any Event UK
In Any Event UK
I Riverside
St. Anne's Road
Bristol BS4 4ED
UK
Tel +44 117 977 9477
Fax +44 117 972 4345
e-mail inanyeventuk@msn.com


BRMPEG97 Payment The registration fee in Pounds Sterling should be submitted at the same time as the form. Payment can be made by Mastercard, Visa, American Express.

Name of Delegate (Surname Forename)

Name of Organisation

Address

Street

City

State

Postal/ZIP code

Country

Tel

Fax

Email

Type of card

Name of cardholder (exactly as it appears on the card)

Card Number

Expiry Date

Signature

Please charge Pound 335 to my Mastercard / Visa / American Express card

Cancellations

A Pound 50 fee will be charged to cover administration costs if delegates who have booked subsequently cancel. No refunds will be given to delegates who cancel within 7 days of the meeting. Another attendee from within your organisation if applicable can attend in your place, but the organisers must be notified in advance.


Hotel Accommodation required Y/N ____

If yes please fill in the HOTEL REGISTRATION FORM.

Lunch Survey Question - Would you buy a 5 day 2 course lunch ticket if it were offered at Seven Pounds and 50 pence per day (including VAT) ?

There is a possibility of opening a refectory that can accommodate 200-300 people. Minimum number of delegates = 40. If there are insufficient delegates requiring this service, this part of the registration form will not be processed and lunch not offered.

Note that the University is situated within close proximity of a large and varied number of restaurants, public houses (Pubs) and wine bars.

(English, French, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Indian, Irish, Australian, ... ). Also adjacent to the meeting hall is Browns restaurant (100-200 capacity) which serves a wide variety of food, wine and beer.

So do you want a set lunch at the University or would you prefer to find your own lunch?

Set Lunch Preferred Y/N?___________

Type of card

Name of cardholder (exactly as it appears on the card)

Card Number

Expiry Date

Signature

Please charge Pound 37.50 to my Mastercard / Visa / American Express card for lunch on Monday through to Friday.

Lunch must be booked in advance. Bookings cannot be accepted during the meeting.

Payment is required in advance by March 10th.

No refund on cancellation by the delegate.


Social Event at Ashton Court Wednesday evening Y/N ___

(Delegates only).


Social Programme

See Web site for details.

Wine Tasting at Harveys Y/N ____

Number of places at Pound 13.00 including VAT ____

Type of card

Name of cardholder (exactly as it appears on the card)

Card Number

Expiry Date

Signature

Please charge Pound __________ to my Mastercard / Visa / American Express card

This must be booked in advance.

Payment is required in advance by March 10th. If insufficient numbers respond, this event will not take place and this part of the form will not be processed.

No refund on cancellation.


Hot Air Ballooning

Please send me further information Y/N ________

Price Pound 130.00 per person


Excursions.

We are able to arrange a number of excursions for partners during the meeting and/or for delegates before and after the meeting. These will only be offered if there is sufficient take up. Please indicate below if you are interested and we will send you more information and costs. The cost will be proportional to the number of bookings.

Day Trip to Bath Y/N ____

Preferred Dates (DD/MM) ___________

Number of people ________

Day Trip to Glastonbury / Wells Y/N ______

Preferred Dates (DD/MM) ___________

Number of people ________

Day Trip to Cotswolds Y/N _______

Preferred Dates (DD/MM) ___________

Number of people ________


Confirmation.

Confirmation of booking will be sent detailing all accommodation, lunch and social programme requirements, together with total amounts to be charged to your credit card(s) after we have received and processed your booking forms.

In Any Event UK.


The Venue

The meeting is taking place at The Wills Memorial Building and Merchant Venturers Building , University of Bristol, Park Street, Bristol.


Meeting Facilities

Wills Memorial Building.

Merchant Venturers Building.

Mains Sockets

There will be a total of 300 UK type mains sockets provided throughout the meeting rooms. (200 in the Plenary room).

Should you require converters, these are available from Dixons Electronic Retailers on 72, Park Street, Bristol 150 metres away from the Wills Memorial Building. They have been informed about the meeting and should have stocks.

Telephone +44 117 9262511.


How to get there.

Travel Information

The City of Bristol is located 116 miles west of London. It has good connections to the rest of the UK by rail and road. Bristol has its own airport with direct connections from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam.


Arriving by Air.

a) Via Heathrow: Delegates arriving at Heathrow Airport can take the Rail/Air link via Reading. This entails taking a coach to Reading, and then the Intercity train service from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads. The Rail/Air coaches start from Terminal 4 and then picks-up at terminal 2, 3 and 1. Tickets can either be bought in the terminal arrival area or on the coach. The combined return fare starts at Pound 27.

(British Rail offer Supersaver, Saver and Ordinary tickets depending upon the time and day of the week you travel. Please see below under British Rail ticket options for further details.)

During most of the day, the coaches run at 30 minute intervals and the (connecting) Intercity trains between Reading and Bristol Temple Meads run once per hour.

Alternatively, there are coaches from Heathrow airport direct to Bristol every 1 « hours. The return fare is Pound 23.50. The journey takes approximately 2 hours.

b) Via Gatwick: Delegates arriving at Gatwick Airport can take the train from Gatwick railway station to Reading, and then change onto the Intercity train service to Bristol Temple Meads. The train to Reading runs once per hour, as does the Intercity train between Reading and Bristol - the return fare starts at Pound 27.

(British Rail offer Supersaver, Saver and Ordinary tickets depending upon the time and day of the week you travel. Please see below under British Rail ticket options for further details.)

There are coaches from Gatwick Airport to Bristol every 1 « hours. The return is Pound 37.00. The journey takes just over 3 hours.

c) Via Bristol: Bristol Airport is located approximately 10 miles from the city centre and has direct links by air to a number of European cities - ignoring the closer cities in England, these include: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Brussels, Dublin, Cork, Plymouth, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Newcastle and Paris.

The following airlines fly into Bristol Airport : British Airways, Aer Lingus, KLM, Sabena,

Airline website addresses :

Bristol Airport Tourist Information Desk:

There are direct buses for Bristol airport to the City Centre. The fare is approximately Pound 3. Alternatively, a taxi from Bristol airport to the City Centre should cost in the region of Pound 10 - Pound 15.

d) Other Airports: If you are arriving at any other airport, please contact us if you need assistance.


Arriving in London by Rail or Bus:

The Eurostar trains from Paris and Brussels arrive in London at the International Terminal of Waterloo Station. The recommended route from there to Bristol is to take the Underground (Bakerloo Line) from Waterloo to Paddington Station, and then the Intercity train to Bristol.

The timetable and fares for the Eurostar are available on the Web under the URL "http://www.eurostar.com/eurostar".

Most buses arrive in London at the Victoria Coach Station. Coaches onwards to Bristol also run from Victoria Coach Station. The return fare from London to Bristol is Pound 19. (Pound 23 on Fridays) The journey time is approximately 2 1/2 hours.

An alternative route would be to take the Underground (Circle Line) from the nearby Victoria Railway Station to Paddington, and then take a British Rail Intercity train to Bristol. The return rail fare starts from Pound 27. The journey time is 1 1/2 hours.

Travelling by Rail from London and Elsewhere:

The main link from London is the Intercity service between London Paddington Station and Bristol (via Reading, Didcot, Swindon) The return fare starts from Pound 27. The Intercity service runs hourly departing at 15 minutes past the hour.

NOTE : People travelling from the North of the UK on the train would probably travel via Birmingham.

British Rail Ticket Options

Depending on the time of day that you are travelling, you may be eligible for a reduced fare. "Saver" and "Super-Saver" fares can be purchased (subject to availability) for off-peak weekday travel, and for travel during the weekday, you may be eligible. Please enquire at the time of ticket purchase.

Supersavers - These can be used for travel on most days except Fridays. You cannot travel before 10.15am on your outward journey. You cannot return to London after 4.00pm .

Savers - These can be used on all trains on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. On Mondays to Fridays they can be used on most trains for outward travel providing you do not travel before 9.15am. You can return on any train.

Rail Fares

Heathrow Return

Supersaver Pound 27

Saver Pound 33.80

Ordinary Pound 53

Gatwick Return

Supersaver Pound 27

Saver Pound 34.50

Ordinary Pound 65

London Return

Supersaver Pound 27

Saver Pound 37

Ordinary Pound 61


Travelling by road to meeting venue

From the M4 / M5 motorways

Exit the M4 at junction 19 - M32 exit. (If you are driving down the M5 go onto the M4 sign-posted towards London and then exit at junction 19).

Drive right to the end of the M32 and prepare to turn right at the end. Turn right, stay in the middle lane up to the roundabout. (you will see Debenhams Department store on your left hand side). Take the 2nd exit marked Clifton. Stay in left hand lane and follow this road straight on. Drive through one set of pedestrian crossing lights and then a further two sets of lights. You are now on Park Row and this will eventually bring you to the top of Park Street. The Wills Memorial Building is the large church like building over to your right hand side just past the traffic lights.

From the A4

Proceed along the A4, following signs for the City Centre and Temple Meads Station. At the lights and roundabout by the river go into the left hand lane and continue straight ahead for Temple Meads which you will pass on your right. Follow the road around to your left, past the Hilton National Hotel onto Redcliffe Way. Go straight over at the next roundabout, following signs for Clifton and the University, and at the mini roundabout turn left to drive past the 'Hole In the Wall' pub on your right hand side.

Turn right at the end of the road into Prince Street. Drive along past Jurys Hotel on your left. At the roundabout ahead turn left, get into the middle lane and the traffic lights follow the road up to your left into Park Street. Proceed up this hill and at the top the road merges with the road on your left. On your right hand side you will see Wills Memorial Building which is next to the Museum.

Continue straight ahead go into the left hand lane for Berkeley Place for parking or follow the road round to the right and right again for parking in Park Row and up behind the University.


Tourist Information

Bristol is ideally situated to visit a number of interesting locations. Here are details of some of the more popular tourist destinations within the vacinity.

Bath - This famous Roman and Georgian City is just 15 miles away. (15 minutes by rail or 45 minutes by road.)

Cheltenham - This famous spa town is just 30 miles away, 1 hour by rail or 40 minutes by car, it is easily accessible. Visits can be arranged via the Tourist Board, or coaches through The National Express Coach company.

Cardiff and Wales - Cardiff the Capital of Wales is home of Welsh rugby, situated 40 minutes by train and 1 hour by car west of Bristol.

The Cotswolds - As an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswold hills are renowned for their abundance of distinctive honey-coloured limestone villages and dry stone walls. Situated approximately 50 minutes from Bristol by car / coach tours can be arranged via the Tourist Board.

Wells and Glastonbury - Wells Cathedral and the Ancient ruins at Glastonbury are well known for King Arthur and the round table. Situated about 1 hour by car / coach from Bristol. Coach excursions are available to these destinations via the Tourist Board.

Stonehenge - This famous historic site is located 40 minutes by car from Bristol and tours can be arranged to visit the site via the Tourist Board.

For further information on the above and Bristol you can contact the

Bristol Tourist Information Centre on Tel - +44 117 9260 767 Fax - +44 117 9297703.

West Country Tourist Board which covers the Bristol area and South West can be contacted on Tel - +44 1392 76351 Fax - +44 1392 420891 E-mail 'post@wtcb.co.uk'
or their web site is:

Other Useful Contact Details

London Tourist Board Tel - +44 171 7303450

British Tourist Authority web site address-


Bristol

The conference will be held in Bristol, one of the most beautiful cities in England. People were living in this part of Britain over 200,000 years ago, the remains of Iron Age forts can still be visited today.

Following the Norman Conquest of 1066, Bristol grew in importance. The 14th century saw trade flourish and Bristol obtained County status. By the late 18th century, the harbour had become a problem. The huge rise and fall of the River Avon caused ships to become dangerously marooned at low tide, and the idea of the famous Floating Harbour was launched. Unfortunately the cost of building the harbour was so high, that Bristol as a port began to decline. The Romantic Poets of this period are also associated with Bristol, for example Southey and Wordsworth.

Parts of Bristol were destroyed by World War II bombing. The historic City Centre was badly damaged . After the war the docks were expanded to fit the ever increasing size of Navy and Industry ships. The aircraft industry also thrived, with British Aerospace in Filton at the forefront of Concorde's development.

Today's Bristol is an international financial centre and has attracted major organisations to relocate including the Ministry of Defence and Lloyds Bank. Bristol is also the cultural, shopping and entertainment capital of the West Country. It offers glittering attractions from West End theatre to its exciting night life. Visitors can enjoy festivals, spectaculars and music in some of the city's most striking backdrops including: The annual Harbour Regatta, International Balloon Fiesta, International Kite Festival, and last year Bristol was proud to host the world renowned International Festival of the Sea.

Georgian and Regency terraces, crescents, squares, the spectacle of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, atmospheric medieval streets and the glamour of its lovingly restored historic harbour, provide the sparkling setting of today's busy and cosmopolitan Bristol.


Climate

At the beginning of April, the worst of the winter weather is usually over and spring should be underway - temperatures will normally be in the range of 10-15 C. Rain is a possibility, so delegates are advised to bring appropriate rainwear, and an umbrella. However, British weather can be unpredictable, and you are advised to check just prior to departure.


Car Hire Details

For any one wishing to hire a car, whether just for a day or the whole week, listed below are a selection of national car hire companies and the relevant addresses for further information when in the UK.

Avis: http://www.avis.com/ris/

Hertz: http://www.hertz.com/loc/dbasepull.egi

Budget: http://www.budgetrentacar.com/

Anglos Budget Rent a Car: http://ourworldcompuserve.com/homepages/ANGLO_BUDGET_RENTAL


Additional Information.

Travel and Tours within the UK

Please contact In Any Event UK if you would like information or assistance with accommodation and tourist information for other UK destinations. For further details please see Tourist Information section.

Further Information or Assistance

For queries relating to registration or accommodation please contact Louise Briggs or Elaine Smith at In Any Event UK.