Call for Papers
Text-only version

With the Internet comes change: businesses world-wide expect accurate access to text, independent of location or language. Users demand software that runs everywhere. To meet these needs requires global computing. The Tenth International Unicode Conference will address all issues and topics relating to global computing with Unicode.

Conference attendees will include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product marketing personnel responsible for the development of software supporting Unicode/ISO 10646 as well as those involved in all aspects of the globalization of software and the Internet.

All proposals for papers will be reviewed for inclusion in the Conference Program and book of Conference Proceedings.


Global computing with Unicode is the overall theme of the Conference. Presentations should be geared towards a technical audience. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • The Internet and Unicode
  • The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode
  • Java and Unicode
  • Character set issues on the Internet and WWW
  • Compression of Unicode data
  • Testing Unicode applications
  • Library and archival concerns
  • Unicode in UNIX
  • Unicode in databases
  • Unicode in large scale networks
  • The results of using Unicode applications (case studies, solutions)
  • Business topics and market forecasts
  • Language processing issues with Unicode data
  • Migrating legacy applications to Unicode
  • Cross platform issues
  • Usability evaluations of Unicode applications


The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions including:

  • Keynote presentations
  • Technical presentations
  • Panel sessions
  • Open discussion sessions
  • Workshops/Tutorials

All sessions except the Workshops/Tutorials will be of 40 minute duration. In some cases, two consecutive 40 minute program slots may be devoted to a single session.

The Workshops/Tutorials will each last three hours. They should be designed to stimulate discussion and participation, using slides and demonstrations.


Submissions due:8 November 1996
Notification date:22 November 1996
Camera ready papers due:17 January 1997


If your submission is accepted, your abstract, biography, name, title and affiliation, as well as any URLs you provide, will be included on the Conference Web pages and will be seen by many people.


Submissions must contain:

1   An abstract of 150-250 words, consisting of statement of purpose, paper description, and your conclusions or final summary
2 A brief biography
3 The additional details listed on the next page

For e-mail submissions, please submit in ASCII, uncoded, non-compressed text and use the subject line: Proposal for IUC 10.

Submissions should be sent to the following address by e-mail, post, or fax:

Tenth International Unicode Conference
c/o Global Meeting Services
3627 Princess Avenue
N.Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V7N 2E4
voice:+1 604 983 9157
fax:+1 604 983 9158
e-mail: papers@unicode.org
or: info@global-conference.com

Exhibit Opportunities

The Conference will have an Exhibition area for corporations or individuals who wish to display and promote their products, technology and/or services.

The Exhibition will take place from 5-8pm on March 10, coinciding with the Conference Reception.

Every effort will be made to provide maximum exposure and advertising.

Exhibit space is limited. For further information or to reserve a place, please contact Global Meeting Services at the above location.

Conference Venue

The Conference will take place at the:

Mainz Hilton
Rheinstrasse 68
55116 Mainz

Conference Updates

For further information on the Tenth International Unicode Conference, visit the conference pages at www.unicode.org or at the sister site at www.reuters.com.

The Unicode Standard

The Unicode Standard is a 16-bit character encoding encompassing the world's principal scripts which provides the foundation for the internationalization and localization of software. With its simple and efficient approach to special and modified characters, the Unicode Standard defines a new degree of data portability between platforms and across borders. Software (especially modern, distributed systems) can be adapted for particular countries far more easily than when existing character sets are used. The Unicode Standard is code-for-code identical to the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646.

For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web site or e-mail unicode-inc@unicode.org.

When the world wants to talk, it speaks Unicode
Conference ProgramSponsorsLanguagesRegistrationPressShowcase
AccommodationUnicode StandardConference BoardTravel InformationCreditsCall for Papers
The Unisys logo is a trademark of Unisys Corporation.
Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Unicode and the Unicode logo are trademarks of Unicode, Inc. Used with permission.
Netscape and the Netscape Communications logo are trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation.
Reuters and the dotted logotype and sphere are the house trade marks of Reuters Limited. Reuters is a registered trademark in more than 25 countries world-wide.