Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language
Institute Foreign Language Center to Keynote 29th
Internationalization & Unicode Conference March 6-8, 2006,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Object Management Group
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Mountain View, CA, USA – December 8, 2005 – The Unicode Consortium today announced the third keynote presenter
for the 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). Col.
Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Center joins Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President,
Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc. and Charles Bigelow, Vice
President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. as a keynote presenter. 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. on the internationalization of search; Col. Daniel Scott,
Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign
Language Center on Unicode as a "Unifying Force" in Language
Education; and Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes
Inc. on The Effect of Unicode on Type Design.
The conference includes a full day of tutorials followed by two
days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be
technology exhibits and demonstrations.
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.
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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