29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference to Feature Unicode 5.0,
Security Issues and Hot Topics in Internationalization for 2006
Full Program Agenda Available for Conference in
March 6-8, 2006, Burlingame, California
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142
Mountain View, CA, USA – November 17,
2005 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the
29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). The conference
will take place March 6-8, 2006 in Burlingame, CA, USA. The full
conference program is available online at
The program committee has created a
revitalized program that is relevant and engaging for the
internationalization community. The three-day conference will
feature keynote presentations by Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President,
Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc., and Charles Bigelow,
Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. The conference includes a full
day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and
discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and
This will be the first conference to
cover the content of Unicode 5.0, which supersedes all previous
versions of Unicode and is synchronized with the latest version of
ISO/IEC 10646. It will also be the first to cover the content of
LDML 1.4 (used for interchanging locale data) and CLDR 1.4 (the
latest version of the Common Locale Data), and the newest events in
the area of Unicode security. The conference includes presentations
on Microsoft Office 12 and Windows Vista, several talks on ICU
topics, as well as an overview and case study on CLDR.
Mark Davis, President of the Unicode
Consortium, will speak on the latest Unicode Consortium news. Doug
Barbin of VeriSign will introduce the issues of security with a talk
on the Digitization of Fraud and Michel Suignard of Microsoft will
speak on Internationalized Domain Name support. Peter Linsley of Ask
Jeeves will speak on Challenges of Searching the Global Internet and
Scott Atwood will give a case study presentation on Paypal’s
migration to Unicode.
Highlights of the Conference:
- Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc.
- Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc.
Tutorials in Three Tracks:
- A three-part tutorial on
Unicode 5.0: Characters in Action, Fundamental Specifications and
Unicode Algorithms; An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode;
Internationalization: An Introduction; The Dao of Unihan; Web
Internationalization – Standards and Best Practices;
Internationalization Features in XPath, XQuery and XSLT; and
Advanced ICU Topics
- Presenters come from such
organizations as Apple Computer, ASMUS, Inc., Google, IBM Corp.,
Quest Software, W3C, and Yahoo!
Sessions in Three Tracks:
- Sessions cover a range of
topics including internationalization, globalization, the Web,
security, and localization to name a few. There will be a mix of
case studies, panel discussions and technical discussions geared
towards beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners.
- Presenters come from such
organizations as Apple Computer, Ask Jeeves, Basis Technology, IBM,
Microsoft, ModernGigabyte, Nagaoka University of Technology, Oracle,
PayPal, Quest Software, Sun Microsystems, Tavultsoft Pty. Ltd., U.C.
Berkeley, VeriSign, Inc., W3C and Yahoo!
Hosted special interest
gatherings will be held throughout the conference. Topics include:
- Language and locale
identifiers: What is the impact of the revised RFC on the use of XML
- Meet the Unicode Technical
Committees: How do the technical committees work? How can you have
- Unicode Text Layout: How
should complex scripts such as Arabic or Tamil be correctly
- Multilingual Keyboard
Layouts: what should the design principles be?
- Multilingual Geographical Names
The Internationalization & Unicode
Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and
Web internationalization. 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.
The early-bird registration discount
is available until February 1, 2006. To register, visit
http://www.unicodeconference.org/registration.htm. Exhibit space
is available; for more information on exhibiting contact Sandy Burke
firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship opportunities,
contact Nicole Rikkinen at
email@example.com. For all other conference-related questions
contact Kevin Loughry at
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-781-444 0404.
The conference is produced by The
Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and is sponsored by: IBM Corporation
Basis Technology (www.basistech.com);
media sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc. (www.multilingual.com),
Localisation Research Centre (www.localisation.ie);
and organizational sponsors Localization Industry Standards
Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org)
and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) (www.gala-global.org).
About The Unicode Consortium
The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to
develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related
The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of
corporations and organizations in the computer and information
processing industry. Members are: Adobe Systems,
L'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Apple
Computer, Basis Technology, Denic e.G., Government of India -
Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan -
National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft,
Monotype Imaging, Oracle, RLG, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The
University of California at Berkeley, VeriSign, Yahoo! and about one
hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.
For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium (http://www.unicode.org/).
About the Event Producer
The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the new Event Producer for
the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. The OMG is an open
membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains
computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise
applications. Our specifications include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™,
XMI® and CWM™. OMG’s specifications are all available for download
by everyone without charge.
For more information about OMG, visit us online at
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