Spring Meetings 2008 Information Overview
Hosted by NASA , in association with the OMG the CCSDS Spring 2008 meeting series will be held in Crystal City, VA, adjacent to the downtown area
of Washington, DC, from 10th March – 14th March 2008.
Make sure you come to the Crystal City Courtyard by Marriott. There are also Other Marriott's in Crystal City that are not the Courtyard, and
other Courtyards in Arlington that are not the Crystal City Courtyard.
The Marriott Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport hotel will be the primary meeting location, with overflow rooms at the Hyatt
Regency Crystal City hotel (located next door to the Marriott). Meeting rooms will have wireless internet access available and NASA will provide
morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Participant will be responsible for their own lunches and there are many nearby restaurants to choose from.
Meeting Registration is now closed.
Agendas for meetings by Working Groups can be obtained by
Participants will be responsible for their own hotel reservations and are strongly encouraged to stay at the Marriott. The room rate at the
Marriott is $199 USD per night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 10.25%) and includes free wireless internet service to guests in
the overnight rooms and public spaces. Overflow rooms will be available at the Hyatt at the same rate of $199 USD per night plus applicable
taxes, but guests will have to pay a daily charge for internet service in the overnight rooms and public spaces outside of the CCSDS meeting
Should you be unable to book at the Courtyard, arrangements have been made for rooms to be available at Hyatt Regency Hotel located next door to
Participants are encouraged to use the Marriott’s online reservation system to make their room reservations for the meeting. The hotel page also
contains all of the information and/or links you will need regarding location, maps, transportation, parking, etc. They provide a complimentary
shuttle to and from Reagan National Airport as well as the Crystal City Metro. When making your reservation, please make sure to provide the group
code OMGOMGA to ensure that you are being assigned to the correct room block rate.
Hotel Transportation :
The Marriott hotels have several free shuttles that take passengers between the Reagan National Airport (DCA) and the hotel. It picks up
passengers at Terminal A or at Terminal B (for Terminal B go to doors 5 or 9 at the baggage claim area). Make sure you get on the correct Shuttle
for the Crystal City Courtyard by Marriott. The van you are looking for is the Red and White van that says “Residence Inn, Crystal City Marriott,
Crystal Gateway”. We recommend that when you get on, you check that it is going to the Crystal City Courtyard Marriott. It runs every 15 minutes
but only from 6am to 11pm.
You can also take the Metro from the airport to the Crystal City Station, but the walk from the Crystal City Station to the hotel is about 9
blocks, about 15 minutes. There is a free shuttle from the Metro station entrance, but is available only on request. A Google Map for the hotels
and metro is available by
SM&C and XTCE User Workshops:
The OMG and CCSDS are holding a joint meeting at the OMG conference in Washington DC March 10-14. On March 12 2008, the CCSDS Spacecraft
Monitoring & Control (SM&C) group will host the 1st SM&C Users Workshop. On March 13 2008, the CCSDS Spacecraft Monitoring & Control group and
the OMG Space Domain Task Force will host the 2nd XTCE Users Workshop.
The SM&C Users Workshop will consist of presentations, demos and a questions & answer session on SM&C. As you may know, the SM&C initiative aims
at defining a service oriented architecture framework where an expandable set of M&C services could seamlessly plug-in. The purpose of the meeting
is to bring together the SM&C user community and to share experiences and ideas.
The XTCE Users Workshop will consist of presentations, demos and a questions & answer session on XTCE modeled after the successful 1st XTCE Users
Workshop held in Germany in October of 2007. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together the XTCE user community and to share experiences and
Letters of Invitation and Visa Requests:
Should any meeting attendees still be in need of a letter of invitation or Visa letter for the meeting, please contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible.