#34: Bologna, Italia

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
March 5-9Selected week
March 12-16

March 19-23AFP Consortium, Marseille; Taga Baltimore
March 26-30
April 2-6
April 9-12

April 16-20ISO TC130 Berlin
April 23-27


Focus Topics

for more details, see: Interop 34, Session Agenda and Minutes

  • PrintTalk 2.0
  • Status of ISO 21812-1 (PDF Metadata)
  • XJDF next steps
    • Errata editing and release process
      • Do we need a registry of new NMTOKENS and return codes between versions?
        • Dedicated confluence section
        • JIRA updates of next version
    • XJDF 2.1 / JDF 1.7 Roadmap
  • XJDF ICS Roadmap
    • Web To Print / Print Marketplace
    • Use of XJDF with PDF/VT
  • Example registry
      • Annotation procedure
      • Registry location in Confluence
      • Quality assurrance of posted examples
        • Is schema validation sufficient for XJDF?
        • Is CheckJDF validation + schema validation sufficient for JDF?
  • Website and interop matrix
  • Interop organization improvements
  • IDP ICS for 1.5/1.6
    • Is there anything new in 1.6 or can we make it apply to both?

Issues for Discussion

We will discuss all JIRA issues which are labeled with InterOp-34-Bologna. The goal is to resolve the issues although not necessarily wordsmithing to the final dotted i and crossed t.

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Meeting Details
DateMarch 5-9 2018
Contact Person

Table of Contents

  • 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 upload to Confluence

Meeting Room

Name Hotel I Portici
Address Via Indipendenza 69
Phone +39 051 4218568
Website www.iporticihotel.com
Notes Sala Indipendenza; 6 Min walking distance to the Espresso Hotel

Link to Connectivity Page: /wiki/spaces/TI/pages/1457553916

Time Table

TimeRoom 1Room 2
Monday09:00 - 09:30InterOp Setup
09:30 - 10:00

Opening InterOp (Rainer Prosi / Michel Hartmann)

  • Introduction to InterOp
  • Introduction of Participants

10:00 - 18:00InterOp / Testing
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00InterOp / Testing

XJDF Workshop

  • Technical introduction to XJDF
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00InterOp / Testing
12:00 - 13:00Lunch

13:00 - 13:30

Opening Discussions on Specification (Stefan Meissner)

  • Introduction to Specification Work
  • Introduction of Participants

13:30 - 14:50

Interop preparation and procedures

  • Finalization of the Agenda
  • Select dates for interop 35: Boulder, USA
  • Suggestions for improvement

14:50 - 15:00

15:00 - 16:30

Specification roadmap

PrintTalk -

Marketplace ICS

16:30 - 17:30

CIP4.org Website and Integration Matrix

18:00 - 18:45

Shutdown laptops

Walk back to hotel and get ready

18:45 - 20:00

Take public transport to FICO World Eataly

and explore FICO World Eataly


20:00 - 22:00

Go to restaurant PASTA DI AMERIGO for dinner

The bus back to Bologna station goes every 30 minutes, last bus is at 00:00


09:00 - 10:00

XJDF Next Steps

10:00 - 10:55

XJDF Next Steps


10:55 - 11:05


11:05 - 12:00

 ICS Editing Process

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

XJDF ICS Roadmap 

14:00 - 14:55

IDP ICS update

14:55 - 15:05


15:05 - 16:00

PDF Metadata

16:05 - 18:00

walk through JIRA tickets
Friday09:00 - 09:55  Contingency

10:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:55

11:55 - 13:30


13:30 - 17:00


Workgroup structure

ISO Procedure

Simplify IP review process (take out 1 or two cycles)

Hotel Recommendations

Name Espresso Hotel Bologna Centrale
Address Viale Angelo Masini 4/3
Phone +39 051 255035
Website www.espressohotel.it

Room rate: 113,85 €/night incl. breakfast + WiFi; Not included: city tax (5,- €/night)

CIP4  has already reservated a limited number of rooms; So please contact our secretariat per email if you want to use this group booking conditions.

(warning)The CIP4 rate is only available Monday-Friday (4 nights)

Feel free to book the same hotel using other providers, e.g. the hotel website. There are no cancellation charges for CIP4.



Fly into Bologna airport (BLQ) and take a taxi to the hotel.


Italian spring, albeit north Italian spring...

Bring a jacket (wink)

The social event (will remain on Wednesday evening)



Forget everything you think to know about Italian pasta. Forget “spaghetti Bolognese” and “Fettuccine Alfredo” and meet the real Italian pasta in its many local and regional varieties. Meet Amerigo, longstanding Michelin-starred trattoria on Bologna’s hills, listed on Slow Food’s Guide Osterie d’Italia for over 20 years, and FICO’s pasta restaurant.

A simple and genuine cooking, from Bologna’s countryside to FICO Eataly World. For over three generations, Amerigo has been turning the fruits of the yard, roost, vegetable garden, crops, and woods into traditional Italian recipes. Only at La Pasta di Amerigo, you can find Amerigo’s pasta-sauces produced locally inside its FICO factory.

Discover the most authentic face of Italy in a bowl of pasta.