January 28-30, 2013
CalConnect Interoperability Test Event
Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara, California
Last Updated 30 November 2012
The January 28-30, 2013 CalConnect Interoperability Test Event
will take place just before and in conjunction with Roundtable XXVI, hosted by
Oracle Corporation in Santa Clara, California.
The event will take place all day (from 0800-1800) on Monday and Tuesday, and from
0800 to 1200 noon on Wednesday. Breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments will
be served each day. All participants and observers are invited to a dinner Monday evening.
Please Note Well: It is our intention to make this Interoperability Test Event
as useful as possible for members and non-members. To this end we
welcome suggestions from interested parties on what they might want to test, and with
These are planned testing areas at this time. Final determination of what will be tested will
depend on what the participants in the IOP test event wish to test. Participants may also
request to test things that are not mentioned in this list (the registration form offers a
place to indicate areas you wish to test).
In all cases at least two participating organizations must be interested in testing
a particular area or scenario to form testing pairs.
- CalDAV testing:
- access (basic operations of CalDAV)
- sync report
- managed attachments
- Server discovery
- DKIM security - latest changes for header normalization
- Service Protocol (new JSON spec)
- Timezones by Reference
- VPOLL initial testing
- Autodiscovery protocol
- richtext properties (and hashing)
- jCal, the JSON Format for iCalendar
- xCal, the XML Format for iCalendar
- CardDAV testing:
- sync report
- vcard 4?
- CalWS-REST and CalWS-SOAP, the web services protocols for iCalendar and WS-Calendar
Please note that you do not need finished or polished code to participate
in the IOP testing; in fact as soon as you have something working at all, testing
against other participants can help debugging and code development,
especially in identifying red herrings and wrong decisions.
Who May Participate or Observe
Any vendor or organization wishing to test a calendaring and
scheduling implementation, or a mobile calendaring server or client, is welcome to participate whether or not
they are a Consortium member. Note that Consortium members
receive a substantial discount on their CalConnect Interoperability Test Event registration
Any vendor or organization wishing to observe the
IOP Test Event is welcome whether or not they are a Consortium member. Note
that an organization, member or not, may only observe one IOP Test Event.
Venue and Logistics
Please see CalConnect XXVI for logistics and schedule information
for this event.
Please see CalConnect Interoperability Test Event Registration Fees for information
about event registration fees. Please choose one of the following registration methods:
Interoperability Event Scenarios
If you are planning to participate, please contact us to let us know which interoperability event
scenarios you wish to pursue or if you would like to propose a new scenario.
CalConnect will invite all registered participants to two or three conference calls prior
to the event to discuss logistics, testing scenarios, etc.
Co-Located Consortium Roundtable
CalConnect Interoperability Test Event participants who are not Consortium members will not be able to participate in the
other Consortium activities unless their organization is an observer at this Roundtable.
However, a non-member organization
participating in the IOP Test Events can join the
Consortium at the event, become a member immediately,
and be able to participate as a member in the technical committee and
More information including logistics, testing goals and
scenarios will be posted on this page as soon as it is available.
Please check this page frequently for updates.
If you have any questions, please contact Dave Thewlis.