#27: Barcelona, Spain

Checklist for InterOp

  • Find a host - The host has to be found (@TSC
  • Select a week - Select a week for the CIP4 InterOp (@TSC)
  • Define Topics - Define main topics discussed within the InterOp (@TSC/WG members)
  • Meeting Rooms - Find meeting rooms PLUS Equipment (@Host)
  •  Meeting Room Equipment - e. g. Internet Access, Beamer, Printer etc (@Host) 
  • Organize a Hotel - Organization of a hotel close the the meeting rooms (@Host)
  • Social Event - Organization of the traditional Wednesday Evening Social Event (@Host)
  • Promote InterOp - Write a mail to all CIP4 Members (@CIP4 Secretariat)
  • Photos - Take photos and/wiki/spaces/PUB/pages/1185743537

Hosted by

Contact PersonJose L Abad
Phone+34 645 924 263


Meeting Details
Name#27: Barcelona, Spain
DateOct 13 - 18, 2014


Find Dates

The following a list of suggestions of weeks for the Interop. Typically an InterOp will take place in spring or in fall. The finally selected Week has to be marked by a green background.

WeekTradeshow notesHoliday notes
Oct 6 - Oct 10  
Oct 13 - Oct 18SELECTED 
Oct 20 - Oct 24PWG 21 - 23 
Oct 27 - Nov 2 All Saints day (Nov 1)
Nov 3 - Nov 7  
Nov 10 - Nov 14 Armistice Day (nov. 11)



Topics Focused at the Interop

  • JDF 1.5 ICS Review
  • Reorganization of the Conventional Printing and Finishing Work group
  • Digital Printing ICS
    • PDF/VT Metadata 
  • PWG mapping
  • Digital Finishing
    • Piping ICS
    • Coordinate Systems
  • WebToPrint
    • Using XJDF
  • Wide Format
    • ICS Stuff
    • Golden Ticket
    • Use Cases
  • Tools and Infrastructure
    • Status of the Website and Atlassian tools
      • Next Steps
        • Migration of Meeting Schedule
        • Migration of Document Archive
        • Migration of...
    • Build Management / Issue tracking



Exact dates and list of the topics

 TimeRoom 1Room 2Room 3
Monday09:00 - 09:30Interop Setup  
09:30 - 18:00Interop / Testing  
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00Interop / Testing  
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00Interop / Testing

Introduction to the Atlassian suite and new website.

This includes discussion of the workflows for specifications, ICS and software.


12:00 - 13:00Lunch

13:00 - 14:50

Interop / Testing

Conventional Workgroup

Printing and Finishing


14:50 - 15:00

15:00 - 18:00 Interop / TestingXJDF, PrintTalk 
20:00 Meet at Lobby, Walk to reception

20:00 - 25:00

Evening social event
Thursday09:00 - 10:00    

10:00 - 10:55

Content Creation WG  

10:55 - 11:05


11:05 - 12:00

Base, JMF, MIS ICS, Prepress ICS  

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Digital Print  

14:00 - 14:55

Wide Format WG  

14:55 - 15:05


15:05 - 18:00

Friday09:00 - 09:55

Collaboration with IPP and PDF/VT

MetaData ICS for PDF/VT
Mapping to IPP


10:00 - 11:00

Pipe ICS

Wrap up


11:00 - 11:55


11:55 - 13:30


13:30 - 17:00

LunchMeans time to get some food
BreakA small break between meetings and is for the smokers amongst us (smile)
Adhoc MeetingsMeans meetings involving people that do not need to test, and people that others would not want to test with. Formal working group meetings MUST NOT be scheduled on Monday or Tuesday, MUST only be scheduled in the afternoon on Wednesday, MAY be scheduled all day on Thursday, and MUST only be scheduled in the morning on Friday.
E-MailMeans that if you are doing your own work (E-Mail or otherwise), this is the room you must be in. The breakout rooms are only for active participation in the meetings.


Evening Social event

Visit the Secret Pedrera

The magic of the night

When Antoni Gaudí was at the peak of his career, he designed La Pedrera, his last residential building. This is one of his most innovative landmarks and has become a work of art in its own right. The Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (Catalan for quarry), is a unique building designed by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) and built between 1906 and 1912. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Secret Pedrera

We will have a wonderful dinner there after the visit - it is working distance from the hotel which is just in the very center of Barcelona.

Please register for the social event at: http://www.cip4.org/intern/meetings/meeting_registration.php?mid=15051


Meeting Room

Meetings will be held at the hotel itself. We have two rooms, one larger for presentations, and one smaller for offline discussions.







Balmes, 142-146

08008 Barcelona

Phone+34 93.415.90.90
Website[click here]
NotesOctober is high season in Barcelona, so expect many tourists during this time, and reasonably good weather for going to be beach and outdoor sightseeing.

Reservation Details

ContactMarta Fernandez
Booking CodeCIP4-HP
Special Price

 115 for single room (they are very big)

145 for double.

Breakfast included

VAT included

(this is very good price for this location at this time. It is high-season in Barcelona)

Transportation to an from the Hotel

The hotel is in the very center of Barcelona.

Here you have some directions on how to get there.  http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/our_hotels/europa/spain/catalunya/barcelona/hotel_catalonia_diagonal_centro/index.jsp?cmp=tcm:42-6890&seccion=como_llegar&cml=true


Check here, usually October is still good summer weather like, hot during the day although cooling by night.  Still good for going to the beach.