Call for Papers: IUC23 (23rd Internationalization and Unicode Conference)

From: Lisa Moore (
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 00:58:48 EDT

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    conference. We look forward to seeing your proposals and hope you
    will join us in Prague!

    Best regards,


    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Call for Papers! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

          Twenty-third Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC23)
           Unicode, Internationalization, the Web: The Global Connection
                            Week of March 24-28, 2003
                             Prague, Czech Republic

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Send in your submission now! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

                        Submissions due: November 15, 2002
                       Notification date: November 29, 2002
                       Completed papers due: January 6, 2003
                  (in electronic form and camera-ready paper form)

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Just 4 weeks to go! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier
    technical conference worldwide for both software and Web
    internationalization. The conference (renamed from "Unicode
    Conference" to more accurately reflect its content) features
    tutorials, lectures, and panel discussions that provide coverage of
    standards, best practices, and recent advances in the globalization
    of software and the Internet. Attendees benefit from the wide range
    of basic to advanced topics and the opportunities for dialog and idea
    exchange with experts in the field. The conference runs multiple
    sessions simultaneously to maximize the value provided.

    New technologies, innovative Internet applications, and the
    evolving Unicode Standard bring new challenges along with their new
    capabilities. This technical conference will explore the opportunities
    created by the latest advances and how to leverage them for global
    users, as well as potential pitfalls to be aware of, and problem areas
    that need further research. There will also be demonstrations of best
    practices for designing applications that can accommodate any language.

    We invite you to submit papers that relate to Unicode or any aspect of
    software and Web Internationalization. You can view the programs of
    previous conferences at:


    Conference attendees are generally involved in either the development
    and deployment of Unicode software, or the globalization of software
    and the Internet. They include managers, software engineers, systems
    analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content developers, web
    designers, web administrators, technical writers, and product
    marketing personnel.


    International computing is the overall theme of the Conference.
    Presentations should be geared towards a technical audience. Topics of
    interest include, but are not limited to, the following (within the
    context of Unicode, internationalization or localizability):

    - Internationalization issues with new technologies
    - XML and Web protocols
    - The World Wide Web (WWW)
    - Security concerns e.g. Avoiding the spoofing of UTF-8 data
    - Impact of new encoding standards
    - Implementing Unicode: Practical and political hurdles
    - Implementing new features of recent versions of Unicode
    - Evaluations (case studies, usability studies)
    - Natural language processing
    - Algorithms (e.g. normalization, collation, bidirectional)
    - Programming languages and libraries (Java, Perl, et al)
    - Optimizing performance of systems and applications
    - Search engines
    - Library and archival concerns
    - Portable devices
    - Migrating legacy applications
    - Cross platform issues
    - Printing and imaging
    - Operating systems
    - Databases
    - Large scale networks
    - Government applications
    - Testing applications
    - Business models for software development (e.g. Open source)

    We invite you to submit papers which define tomorrow's computing,
    demonstrate best practices in computing today, or articulate
    problems that must be solved before further advances can occur.


    The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions including:
    - Keynote presentations
    - Workshops/Tutorials
    - Technical presentations
    - Panel 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 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 on a
    Conference CD, with an optional printed book of Conference Proceedings.


    The Conference language is English. All submissions, papers and
    presentations should be provided in English.


    Submissions MUST contain:

    1. An abstract of 150-250 words, consisting of statement of purpose,
    paper description, and your conclusions or final summary. Also, if
    this is a paper for an intermediate or advanced audience, please specify
    what assumptions you are making about the attendees' prior knowledge.

    2. A brief biography.

    3. The details listed below:

       SESSION TITLE: _________________________________________


       TITLE (eg Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms): _________________________________________

       NAME: _________________________________________

       JOB TITLE: _________________________________________

       ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION: _________________________________________

       ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL: _________________________________________

       OWN WWW URL: _________________________________________

       ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL: _________________________________________



       TELEPHONE: _________________________________________

       FAX: _________________________________________

       E-MAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________

       TYPE OF SESSION: [ ] Keynote presentation

                                  [ ] Workshop/Tutorial

                                  [ ] Technical presentation

                                  [ ] Panel

       PANELISTS (if Panel): _________________________________________








       TARGET AUDIENCE (you may select more than one category):

                                  [ ] Content Developers

                                  [ ] Font Designers

                                  [ ] Graphic Designers

                                  [ ] Managers

                                  [ ] Marketers

                                  [ ] Software Engineers

                                  [ ] Systems Analysts

                                  [ ] Technical Writers

                                  [ ] Others (please specify):



       LEVEL OF SESSION (you may select more than one category):

                                  [ ] Beginner

                                  [ ] Intermediate

                                  [ ] Advanced

    Submissions should be sent by e-mail to either of the following

    They should use ASCII, non-compressed text and the following subject

       Proposal for IUC 23

    If desired, a copy of the submission may also be sent by post to:

       23rd Internationalization and Unicode Conference
       c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
       8949 Lombard Place #416
       San Diego, CA 92122 USA
       Tel: +1 858 638 0206
       Fax: +1 858 638 0504


    All Conference papers will be published on CD. Printed proceedings will
    be offered as an option.


    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.


    This 3 day Conference will be held during the week of March 24-28, 2003
    in Prague, Czech Republic. Exact venue to be announced.


    The Unicode Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization in 1991.
    It is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of The
    Unicode Standard, a worldwide character encoding. The Unicode Standard
    encodes the characters of the world's principal scripts and languages,
    and is code-for-code identical to the international standard ISO/IEC
    10646. In addition to cooperating with ISO on the future development of
    ISO/IEC 10646, the Consortium is responsible for providing character
    properties and algorithms for use in implementations. Today the
    membership base of the Unicode Consortium includes major computer
    corporations, software producers, database vendors, research
    institutions, international agencies and various user groups.

    For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web
    site at or e-mail <>

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    Inc. Used with permission.

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