Agenda December 2006

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The workshop will take place in room E on the first floor of the BIS tower. There are 14 seats in the round table and 16 in the back benches. We can have up to two ADSL connections for central bank participants' own laptops, enabling a standard web connection and secure connections to test etc systems of central banks. In addition, 1-2 BIS participants can connect their laptops to the BIS network (and the web). Any of these laptop displays can be projected onto the flat screens (red boxes on the room map) in front of the participants. We may or may not need a technician to switch between the source laptops. Therefore, anyone wishing to give a presentation using her/his own laptop should drop by on Tuesday pm to test it in advance.

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Map of room E

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Day 1 - Preparatory workshop (initial RSS-CB group)

09:30 - 10:00 Overview of current status, open items, and new issues (Timo Laurmaa) Meeting notes

10:00 - 11:00 RSS-CB extensions for research and speech feeds (Cherisa Burk, Dan Chall, San Cannon; Christine Sommo) Meeting notes

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Extending RSS to handle structured information (exchange rates, interest rates) (Paul Asman) Meeting notes

       - extensions in the RSS-CB namespace
       - contents and order within the item descriptions

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Continued: RSS for structured(?) information Meeting notes

16:00 - 16:30 Tea break

16:30 - 17:30 Continued: RSS for structured(?) information Meeting notes

17:30 - 18:00 Wrap-up of day 1 Meeting notes

19:00 Dinner (BIS Sports Club)

Thursday, 7 December 2006

Day 2 - Towards broader use of RSS-CB (all participants)

09:00 - 09:45 Introduction (Timo Laurmaa, BIS) Meeting notes

       - of participants
       - of RSS-CB (Paul Asman, FRB NY) Media:Introduction of RSS.doc 
       - new participant tour de table
       - objectives (Timo Laurmaa)

09:45 - 10:30 Progress of RSS-CB to date (Elena Atayeva, FRB NY; San Cannon, FRB; Brent Eades, Bank of Canada; Noe Palmerin, Bank of Mexico; Timo Laurmaa) Meeting notes

       - background
       - objectives
       - issues
       - current status

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30 Implications of RSS Meeting notes

       - changing patterns of web site usage and traffic 
         (Christine Sommo, FRB NY; Julie Jackson, FRB)
       - using a structured format for unstructured information 
         (Dan Chall, FRB NY)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Workshop on RSS for unstructured information (Brent Eades) Meeting notes

       - current specification
       - RSS-CB namespace and its contents
       - RSS-CB code lists and repository
       - namespaces and contents for individual banks
       - repurposing existing metadata

15:30 - 16:00 Tea break

16:00 - 18:00 Workshop on RSS for structured information Meeting notes

       - current specification (San Cannon)
       - new directions (including microsummaries)
         (Elena Atayeva)

19:00 - Dinner

Friday, 8 December 2006

Day 3 - Putting RSS-CB into practice (all participants)

09:30 - 11:00 Consensus on directions Meeting notes

       - utility new participants find in collaboration
       - consensus on workshop results
       - implications of new participation on moving forward

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Plans Meeting notes

       - for commitment by our instutitions
       - for involvement of other central banks
       - for futher collaboration (through wiki and workshops)


from initial group

  • Brent Eades, Bank of Canada
  • Ignacio Molina, Banco de Mexico
  • Noé Palmerin, Banco de Mexico
  • Paul Asman, FRB NY
  • Elena Atayeva, FRB NY
  • Cherisa Burk, FRB NY
  • Dan Chall, FRB NY
  • Christine Sommo, FRB NY
  • San Cannon, FRB
  • Julie Jackson, FRB
  • Steven Bagshaw, BIS
  • Boris Vitez, BIS
  • Timo Laurmaa, BIS

new to RSS-CB

  • Matthias Feldmann, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Marcello Di Pietro, ECB
  • Manuel Günter, SNB
  • Nicolas Kessler, SNB
  • Stefanie Schnyder, SNB


Links to photos not created yet, but they can be viewed from the upload log - or use Brent's more user-friendly album below.

NEW -- I've added the photos to my personal 'online photo album', here.