30th Internationalization & Unicode Conference to Feature New
Content on Practical Aspects of Unicode, Case Studies and Hot Topics
Full Program Agenda Available for Conference November 15-17, 2006, Washington, D.C. USA
Mountain View, CA, USA – June 21, 2006 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the 30th Internationalization &
Unicode Conference (IUC). The conference will take place November 15-17, 2006, in Washington, D.C. USA. The full conference program
is available online at http://www.unicodeconference.org/sd-pr.
The program committee has created an exciting program full of new and cutting-edge topics that
is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature
a keynote presentation by Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child and Chairman Emeritus,
MIT Media Laboratory. 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 following is just a small sample of the presentations that will be given at IUC 30. Mark Davis, President
of the Unicode Consortium, will speak on what’s new in software globalization standards. Marin Millar of Microsoft
will present on Building Multilingual Websites with ASP.NET 2.0; Charles Hornig of IBM will present Globalization
Testing using Eclipse. Also featured will be Nelson Ng of eBay, Inc. on A Case Study of eBay UTF-8 DB Migration.
Jennifer DeCamp of MITRE will give a presentation on Implementing Multilanguage Databases. For the full program,
visit the IUC 30 Web site.
Highlights of the Conference:
- Keynote Presenter:
Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child and Chairman
Emeritus, MIT Media Laboratory
- Tutorials in Three Tracks:
- A three-part tutorial on Unicode 5.0: Characters in Action, Fundamental Specifications and Unicode Algorithms; Internationalization:
An Introduction; Best Practices in Software Localization Process and Technology; Managing Internationalization Projects; Web Internationalization
– Standards and Best Practices; Internationalization and Localization in Microsoft .NET and Making Sense of Oracle Character Sets and Length Semantics
- Presenters come from such organizations as ASMUS, Inc., Basis Technology, IBM Corporation, i18N Inc., MLM Associates, Inc., W3C, and Yahoo!
- Sessions in Three Morning and Four Afternoon Tracks:
- Sessions cover a range of topics that fall into each of the four tracks: Web Internationalization, Techniques/Case Studies, Applications and Languages/Scripts.
- Session Highlights include:
- Case studies covering concrete aspects of implementations, not just the theories involved
- Topics of interest to government and non-governmental organizations such as managing an internationalization project and implementing multilingual databases
- Several presentations in the latest Microsoft technologies including local language features in Office 2007 and Vista.
- In addition to topics related to Unicode, the Web, software and internationalization
- Presenters come from such organizations as Apple Computer, Aviva Life Insurance Co., DecoType, Diwan Software Limited, eBay,
Emery IT, Google, Hiroshima University, i18N, Inc., IBM, Microsoft, MITRE, Modern Gigabyte, Molecular, Oracle, R.B. Toth Associates,
Sun Microsystems, The Ge’ez Frontier Foundation Travelport, Inc., UC Berkeley, University of Paris VIII, W3C, Yahoo!, and Zebra Technologies Group
- Hosted special interest gatherings will be held throughout the conference. Topics will be announced at the conference.
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 30th Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsors
Basis Technology; Media Sponsors
MultiLingual Computing Inc.,
Localisation Research Centre,
and Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry
Standards Association (LISA) and the
Globalization and Localization Association (GALA).
The early-bird registration deadline is October 2, 2006; the hotel registration deadline is October 24, 2006. For full conference
details and to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information
on sponsoring, exhibiting or other questions contact Kevin Loughry at
email@example.com, +1-781-444 0404.
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., Google, Inc., Government of India -
Ministry of Information Technology, Government of Pakistan -
National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft,
Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The
University of California at Berkeley, 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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