Call for Papers
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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 Eleventh 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
  • Metadata and Unicode
  • Web search engines and Unicode
  • 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
  • Compression of Unicode data
  • Testing Unicode applications
  • 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: 18 April 1997
Notification date: 9 May 1997
Camera ready papers due: 6 June 1997
If your submission is accepted, your details will be included on the Conference Web pages.
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 11.

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

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:
Red Lion / Doubletree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California 95110
Conference Updates
For further information on the Eleventh 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, buy The Unicode Standard, Version 2.0, visit the Unicode Web site or e-mail unicode-inc@unicode.org.
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