Taxonomic Databases Working Group - 1999 Meeting

Georgina MacKenzie gmackenzie at YORK.BIOSIS.ORG
Thu Feb 4 15:49:18 CST 1999


29-31 October 1999

Harvard University Herbaria
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

The explosion in the creation and utilization of biodiversity data
systems has brought to the fore the need for standards, models
and interoperability.  This workshop is organized by the
International Taxonomic Databases Working Group, TDWG, a
specialist group of IUBS, to further the creation and use of
standards in the biodiversity data systems community.


Preliminary Program (Open to TDWG member's proposals):

Registration Fee:       approximatelyUSD $50.00 (including mixer and
                dinner).  The cost for guests at dinner will be
                approximately $25-30.

Friday, 29 October:

        12:00-5:30pm  Registration
                Harvard University Herbarium

        Friday afternoon will be open for committee
        meetings and computer demonstrations.

        5:30-7:30pm    Mixer

Saturday, 30 October:

        Plenary session
        Keynote speaker
        Officer reports
        Subgroup reports

        6:30pm  Dinner

Sunday, 31 October:

        Subgroup sessions (continued)
        TDWG Plenary session

        Demonstrations and committee meetings as


Further information:
A more detailed announcement will be available soon.
To request additional information and a formal invitation, if
required, please contact

        Peter Stevens
        e-mail: peter.stevens at

        Dave Boufford
        e-mail: boufford at

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