[Unicode] Press

Call for Participation: 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference San Francisco, Calif., March 6-8, 2006


Stephanie Covert
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142

Mountain View, CA, USA – September 29, 2005 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced a call for participation in The Twenty-ninth Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). The conference, produced by The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and sponsored by media sponsor MultiLingual Computing Inc. (www.multilingual.com)  and organizational sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) (http://www.gala-global.org), will take place in San Francisco, California on March 6-8, 2006. The call for participation runs until October 24. All conference and call details are available at http://www.unicodeconference.org/IUC29call.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. It is the only industry event sanctioned by the Unicode Consortium. Each IUC conference features a variety of tutorials and conference sessions that cover current topics related to Web and software internationalization, globalization, and Unicode. Companies are specifically invited to submit case studies on their globalization efforts. The conference Program Committee is also seeking technical and business-focused presentations on case studies, experience reports, evaluations or research papers on topics relevant to (but not limited to):

  • Web internationalization
  • Text and data mining
  • New and upcoming technologies
  • Enterprise software in a global environment
  • Web services, SOA and Internationalization
  • • Security and phishing
  • Language tags and locales: implications for developers
  • Making scripts and languages accessible
  • Global development best practices
  • What’s new with Unicode 4.0
  • Internationalized Domain Names/Internationalized Resource Identifiers
  • Tips, tricks and potential traps in developing international software
  • Successful implementations of Unicode 4.0
  • Globalizing your product, the business cases and technical issues

In addition, proposals for panel sessions in any of the above areas are also welcomed. Proposals are welcomed for quarter and half-day tutorials on established techniques in any of the areas touched on in this call. Those interested in holding Birds-of-a-Feather meetings should contact Kevin Loughry with their suggestions at loughry@omg.org,  +1-781-444 0404.

Unicode experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode-enabled products.

Interested individuals or organizations are invited to submit a brief (up to 600 word) abstract of their proposed conference presentation by October 24 using this web form: http://www.unicodeconference.org/abstracts.

The Program Committee will select presentations for inclusion in the program and notify authors by November 4. Final presentation materials will be required from all selected presenters by January 16, 2006. The final conference agenda and registration details will be available by January 16 and posted at http://www.unicodeconference.org.

Exhibit space is available; for more information on exhibiting or other questions contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Nicole Rikkinen at nicole@omg.org.