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GCF CAG55 FTAG52 Cambridge 2018

IoTAS
&
The Global Certification Forum
Welcome You To
CAG#55 and FTAG#52
July 24th – 26th 2018


The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is the organisational backbone to GCF Certification. Founded in 1999, this membership organisation brings together technical experts from the world’s leading Manufacturers, Operators and the Test Industry. Together members define the certification requirements that really work for the industry – because they have been developed by the industry.

 

The GCF Agreement Groups implement GCF’s technical work based on Work Items agreed by the Steering Group:

  • Conformance Agreement Group (CAG)
    • Develops and maintains certification criteria that relate to a product’s “conformance” to industry standards
    • Tests will typically be validated and run on commercial system simulators
  • Field Trial & Interoperability Agreement Group (FTAG)
    • Develops and maintains criteria Field Trial test scenarios and interoperability use cases

Meeting Details

Members of the Global Certification Form (GCF) are invited to attend the Conformance Agreement Group Meeting, CAG#55 and Field Trial Agreement Group Meeting, FTAG#55 at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Cambridge UK.

 

 

CAG#55

·        Meeting Dates: 24-25 July, 2018 (2 days)

·        Meeting location: Cambridge, UK

·        Meeting Registration: Registration at Members’ Portal

·        Last date to register: 01 July, 2018

FTAG#52

·        Meeting dates: 26 July 2018 (1 day)

·        Meeting location: Cambridge, UK

·        Meeting Registration: Registration at Members’ Portal

·        Last date to register: 01 July, 2018


Meeting Location Details and Accommodation

Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge City Centre.
Address: Granta Place, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RT
Website : Double Tree by Hilton Cambridge

Airport Information & Transport

  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Train Services
    • Heathrow Underground to London Kings Cross Station (01:00 hrs)
    • London Kings Cross Station to Cambridge Station (00:50 hrs)
    • Total train journey time approximately 01:50 hrs
    • Approximate cost (return ticket) IRO: 50.00 – 100.00 GBP (depending upon travel time)
    • Taxi from Cambridge station to Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Taxi Services to Hotel Venue
    • Travel Time: approximately 01:30 hrs
    • Cost Guide IRO: 100.00 GBP

 

  • London Stansted (STN) – Train Services
    • Stansted Airport to Cambridge Station: 00:35 hrs
    • Approximate cost (return ticket) IRO: 16.00 – 21:00 GBP (depending upon travel time)
    • Taxi from Cambridge station to Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP
  • London Stansted (STN) – Taxi Services to Doubletree Hotel Venue
    • Taxi to Hotel Venue – Travel Time: 00:30 hrs / Cost IRO: 50.00 GBP

 

  • London Luton (LTN) – Train Services
    • Stansted Airport Bus (Bay 8) to Hitchin Railway Station – Travel Time: 00:40 hrs (Cost IRO: 10.00 GBP)
    • Hitchin Railway Station to Cambridge Railway Station: 00:40 hrs
    • Approximate cost (return ticket) IRO: 23.00 GBP
    • Total train/bus journey time approximately 01:20 hrs
    • Taxi from Cambridge station to Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP
  • London Luton (LTN) – Taxi Services to Hotel Venue
    • Travel Time: approximately 01:00 hrs
    • Cost Guide IRO: 60.00 GBP

 

  • London City Airport (LCY) – Train Services
    • London City Airport DLR Station to Bank Station DLR– Travel Time: 00:22 hrs (Cost IRO: 3.30 GBP)
    • Walk from Bank Station DLR to Bank Underground – Travel Time: 00:01 hrs
    • Bank Underground to King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground – Travel Time: 00:08 hrs (Cost IRO: 2.40 GBP)
    • London Kings Cross Station to Cambridge Station– Travel Time: 00:50 hrs
    • Approximate cost (return ticket) IRO 37.50 – 49:00 GBP
    • Total train/bus journey time approximately 01:20 hrs
    • Taxi from Cambridge station to Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP

 

  • London City Aiport (LCY) – Taxi Services to Hotel Venue
    • Travel Time: approximately 01:00 hrs
    • Cost Guide IRO: 81.00 GBP

 

Travelling from within the UK

  • Driving
    • Please use the postcode CB2 1RT for SatNav directions. Parking is available at the hotel – charged @ £19.50 for 24 hours
    • Alternative parking is available but costs are high in Cambridge. Please check this website for further details: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/parking

 

  • Public Transport (Train)
    • Take a train to destination ‘ Cambridge Train Station’ and then a taxi to the Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP
  • Public Transport (Coach/Bus)
    • Take a coach/bus to destination ‘ Drummer St. Bus Station, Cambridge’ and then a taxi to the Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP or 12 min walk
  • Public Transport (Train)
    • Take a train to destination ‘ Cambridge Train Station’ and then a taxi to the Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP
  • Public Transport (Coach/Bus)
    • Take a coach/bus to destination ‘ Drummer St. Bus Station, Cambridge’ and then a taxi to the Hotel Venue – 00:10 hrs / IRO: 10.00 GBP or 12 min walk

For location map please use google


Other Useful Information Links

 

Activity Details Location Link
  Parking In Cambridge List of cars parks in Cambridge. This can be very expensive Cambridge Link
Cambridge Tourist Office Useful current information on tourist attractions in the area Cambridge Link
Cambridge Walking Tours (Site Seeing) Just one of many tours available around Cambridge Cambridge Link
Lonely Planet Guide to Cambridge Lonely Planet guide Cambridge Link
Trip Advisor to Cambridge Restaurants Useful advice for choosing a place to eat in the city Cambridge Link
Cambridge Museums and Collections Cambridge University guide to local museums Cambridge Link
Punting on the River Cam A punt is a flat-bottomed boat  designed for use in shallow water Cambridge Scudamores
Imperial War Museum Excellent collection of military and other planes, vehicles and weaponry Duxford (transport required) Link
Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge’s most famous museum Cambridge Link
Wimpole Hall (National Trust) Beautifully restored house and grounds including a rare breads Farm Wimpole (South of Cambridge, transport Required) Link
Varsity Hotel (Site Seeing) Excellent roof top views over Cambridge (for the price of a drink!) Cambridge Link
Ely Cathedral (Site Seeing) Spectacular Cathedral dating back over 1000 years Ely (North of Cambridge, transport required) Link
The Orchard Tea Gardens Tea drinking, that most quintessential of English customs can be enjoyed in this genteel setting with the atmosphere of a bygone era Grantchester (near Cambridge) Link
River Walk to Grantchester Meadows A leisurely walk along the river Cam to Grantchester meadows – a popular picnic destination Grantchester Link
The Eagle Pub Dating back to the 16th century and boasting many historical features including the RAF bar (with its world famous ceiling), the room in which the ‘secret of life’ was announced and even its own ghost! Cambridge Link
Kings College Chapel Evensong Enjoy choral evensong in what is considered to be considered one of the finest examples late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture Cambridge Link
River Walk A walk ‘around’ Cambridge along the banks of the river Cam Cambridge Link
  Centre For Computing HistoryCambridge Based in Cambridge, it hosts hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events. Cambridge Link

Social Event – Sponsored by Cambridge Wireless – Wednesday 25th July

IoTAS are delighted to invite all GCF delegates to an informal BBQ in the grounds of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel on Wednesday 25th, starting at 19:30. The BBQ is sponsored by Cambridge Wireless, the leading international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet, semiconductor and software technologies. Please come and join IoTAS and CW for BBQ food and some ‘garden games!’

Event: IoTAS Social Event (BBQ) – sponsored by Cambridge Wireless

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Lower Cam Suite and Gardens

Time: From 19:30 onwards

Please buy your drinks at the main bar and walk through the private gardens section in front of the GCF event meetings rooms, by the river, to enjoy a selection of delicious BBQ items including:

  • BBQ Pork Ribs
  • Beef Burger (Vegetarian alternative)
  • Cajun Style Chicken
  • Marinated Vegetable Kebabs
  • Coleslaw
  • Jacket Potatoes
  • Potato Salad
  • Tossed Green Salad
  • Mixed Leaves
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Tomato & Chive salad
  • Bread Basket
  • Fresh fruit salad
For more information about IoTAS please get in touch.