After several years and many requests, the Unicode conference
will return to the East Coast of the Unites States next spring.
So, mark your calendars for March 22-25, 1999, and make your
plans for Boston.
Yes, we would like to hear from you! Please send us your
proposals and join us next spring.
C A L L F O R P A P E R S
Fourteenth International Unicode Conference
Unicode and the Web: the Global Connection
March 22-25, 1999
The Internet and the World Wide Web continue to change the shape of
computing. The goal of network computing and understandable text
access across wide, diverse groups of people has brought great
momentum to computing environments that build Unicode into their
foundation. Whether it's new internet commerce, network access to
data, or very portable applications, Unicode makes a solid foundation
for the network, global enterprises, and software users everywhere.
The Fourteenth International Unicode Conference will address topics
ranging from Unicode use in the World Wide Web and in corporate
and government intranets and databases, to the latest developments
with Java, CSS, XML and XSL. Conference attendees will include
managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product
marketing personnel responsible for the development of software
supporting Unicode as well as those involved in all aspects of
the globalization of software and the Internet.
Submissions due: October 30, 1998
Notification date: November 20, 1998
Camera ready papers due: January 8, 1999
THEME & TOPICS
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:
- Unicode normalization
- Unicode collation
- Java and Unicode
- The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode
- Character set issues
- Web search engines and Unicode
- Library and archival concerns
- Unicode in operating systems
- Unicode in databases
- Unicode in large scale networks
- Unicode in government applications
- 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
- Printing and imaging
- Optimizing performance of Unicode systems and applications
- Testing Unicode applications
- Usability evaluations of Unicode applications
- Internationalization and Localization
The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions
- Keynote presentations
- Technical presentations
- Panel sessions
- Open discussion sessions
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
If your paper is accepted, your details will be included in the
Conference brochure and Web pages and the paper itself will appear in
the book of Conference Proceedings.
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 details listed below:
NAME: Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms: _________________________________________
ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL: _________________________________________
OWN WWW URL: _________________________________________
ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL: _________________________________________
E-MAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________
TITLE OF SESSION: _________________________________________
TYPE OF SESSION: [ ] Keynote presentation
[ ] Technical presentation
[ ] Panel session
[ ] Open discussion session
[ ] Workshop/Tutorial
TARGET AUDIENCE (you may select more than one category):
[ ] Manager
[ ] Software Engineer
[ ] Systems Analyst
[ ] Marketer
[ ] Other: ______________________________
LEVEL OF SESSION: [ ] Beginner
[ ] Advanced
Submissions should be sent to the following address by e-mail, post,
Fourteenth International Unicode Conference
c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
6160 Charae Street
San Diego, CA 92122 USA
For e-mail submissions, use the following subject line:
Proposal for IUC 14
E-mail submissions should use ASCII, non-compressed text and
should be sent to either of the following addresses:
The Conference will have an Exhibition area for corporations or
individuals who wish to display and promote their products, technology
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.
Cambridge Center Marriott
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
Telephone number: +1-617-494-6600
Facsimile number: +1-617-494-6565
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 at <http://www.unicode.org> or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(R) 'Unicode' is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.
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