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Call for Papers

Twenty-seventh Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC27)
Theme: Unicode, Cultural Diversity, and Multilingual Computing

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April 6-8, 2005
Berlin, Germany

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Submissions due: November 19, 2004

Notification date: December 8, 2004

Papers due: January 14, 2005

Unicode, Cultural Diversity, and Multilingual Computing
This conference will focus on the current challenges in extending software
to support a wider range of languages - languages of emerging markets and
minority populations.  It will explore how to make internationalization and
localization more efficient even when extending support to languages with
complex processing and rendering behavior.

Internationalization for the Expanded European Union:

On May 1, 2004, several countries joined the European Union (EU). The
25-country EU is the world's largest trader.  This "Enlargement" creates
revenue opportunities but also imposes new internationalization and
localization requirements for software and web applications. Applications
will need to be evaluated for appropriate support for currency, fonts,
translations, multilingual publishing, and character encodings, to name
just a few criteria. IUC27 will identify these and other new requirements
and discuss effective ways to upgrade applications to meet the new
Collaboration with TILP:
The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) will chair a track
during the conference, devoted to localization standards, tools,
methodologies and techniques. Improving efficiencies in localization is
key to enabling cost-effective, quick-to-market support of new language
versions of software.
The conference web site has more details and numerous example topics:


If you are using Unicode as the basis for internationalizing
and localizing software and web applications, bring your experience,
knowledge and any remaining questions to light!  We invite you to submit
papers describing challenges you faced, lessons learned, and ideas for
future implementation.  Our audience is very interested in how Unicode and
internationalization are being applied in the real world. Come and share
your ideas with the peers and industry experts in attendance.


This is the premier technical conference for internationalization and
multilingual computing, with the most recent innovations in Web
internationalization, and your source for the latest information on
standards, best practices, development tools and advances in the
globalization of software and the Internet. The Internationalization &
Unicode Conference features a number of presentation formats including
tutorials, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions to support different
learning styles. The conference also provides a forum for identifying and
discussing new issues in internationalization.

New technologies, innovative Internet applications, and the evolving
Unicode Standard bring new challenges along with their new capabilities.
Join us in exploring the opportunities created by the latest advances,
understanding how to leverage them, and the potential pitfalls. Share your
ideas for best practices for designing applications that can accommodate
any language.
Attendees benefit from the wide range of basic to advanced topics
and the opportunities for dialog and idea exchange with experts
and peers.
We invite you to submit papers on the conference themes or topics
that relate to Unicode or any aspect of software and Web
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, testers, systems analysts, program
managers, font designers, graphic designers, content developers,
web designers, web administrators, site coordinators, technical
writers, and product marketing personnel.
The Conference SHOWCASE area is for corporations and individuals
who wish to display and promote their products, technology and/or
services. Every effort will be made to provide maximum exposure,
advertising and traffic.
Exhibit space is limited. For further information or to reserve a
place, please contact Global Meeting Services at


The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization 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.  The Consortium also defines character
properties and algorithms for use in implementations.  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 http://www.unicode.org or e-mail info@unicode.org

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