IUC16 Call for Papers

From: lisam@us.ibm.com
Date: Wed Sep 15 1999 - 15:22:18 EDT


Hello, we are starting our planning for the next International Unicode
Conference, the
sixteenth, in Amsterdam. Please check out the following call for papers, and
then let
us hear from you with your proposals.

Thank you to all who were able to participate in our recent San Jose, California
and I look forward to another good session in Europe.

Best regards,

Lisa Moore
Co-chair, IUC16 Review Board

                    C A L L F O R P A P E R S

              Sixteenth International Unicode Conference

              Unicode and the Web: the Global Connection

                         March 27 - 30, 2000
                     Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 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 Internet commerce, network access to data,
 or highly portable applications, Unicode makes a solid foundation
 for the network, global enterprises, and software users everywhere.

 The Sixteenth 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 Unicode 3.0, Java, XML and Web protocols. 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 29, 1999
    Notification date: November 19, 1999
    Camera ready papers due: January 14, 2000




 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 use in the European Union
 - e-commerce and Unicode
 - Unicode normalization
 - Unicode collation
 - Java, Perl, C and other programming languages
 - The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode
 - Character set issues
 - Web search engines and Unicode
 - Library and archival concerns
 - Unicode in operating systems and 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
 - 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
 - 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 approximately three hours. They
 should be designed to stimulate discussion and participation, using
 slides and demonstrations.


 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: _________________________________________

    TITLE/POSITION: _________________________________________

    ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION: _________________________________________

    ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL: _________________________________________

    OWN WWW URL: _________________________________________

    ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL: _________________________________________



    TELEPHONE: _________________________________________

    FAX: _________________________________________

    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

                              [ ] Intermediate

                              [ ] Advanced

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

    Sixteenth International Unicode Conference
    c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
    4360 Benhurst Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92122 USA
    Tel: +1-858-638-0206
    Fax: +1-858-638-0504

    For e-mail submissions, use the following subject line:
       Proposal for IUC 16

    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
 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.


                    Golden Tulip Barbizon Palace
                    Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
                    1012-AD Amsterdam
                    THE NETHERLANDS

 Telephone number: +31-(0)20 556 45 64
 Facsimile number: +31-(0)20 624 33 53


 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 <info@unicode.org>

 (R) 'Unicode' is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.

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