Deadline Extended: IUC 29 call for participation

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Date: Mon Oct 24 2005 - 13:34:50 CST

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    Hello everyone --

    Here is some good news for all of you who have been planning to send in
    abstracts for IUC 29! The deadline for submission has been extended.
    Please, if you're planning to participate, send in an abstract today!


            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.


    Stephanie Covert
    Object Management Group
    +1-781-444 0404 ext. 142

    IUC 29 Call for Participation Deadline Extended
    San Francisco, Calif., March 6-8, 2006

    Mountain View, CA, USA – October 24, 2005 – The
    Unicode® Consortium is extending the deadline for
    submission for its call for participation in The
    Twenty-ninth Internationalization & Unicode
    Conference (IUC). IUC 29 will take place in San
    Francisco, California, USA on March 6-8, 2006. The
    call for participation has been extended to run
    until October 31. All conference and call details
    are available at

    The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is
    the premier technical conference for both software
    and Web internationalization. It is the only
    industry event sanctioned by the Unicode
    Consortium. Each IUC conference features a variety
    of tutorials and conference sessions that cover
    current topics related to Web and software
    internationalization, globalization, and Unicode.
    Companies are specifically invited to submit case
    studies on their globalization efforts. The
    conference Program Committee is also seeking
    technical and business-focused presentations on
    case studies, experience reports, evaluations or
    research papers on topics relevant to (but not
    limited to):

    - Web internationalization
    - Text and data mining
    - New and upcoming technologies
    - Enterprise software in a global environment
    - Web services, SOA and Internationalization
    - Security and phishing
    - Language tags and locales: implications for
    - Making scripts and languages accessible
    - Global development best practices
    - What’s new with Unicode 4.0
    - Internationalized Domain Names/Internationalized
    Resource Identifiers
    - Tips, tricks and potential traps in developing
    international software
    - Successful implementations of Unicode 4.0
    - Globalizing your product, the business cases and
    technical issues

    In addition, proposals for panel sessions in any
    of the above areas are also welcomed. Proposals
    are welcomed for quarter and half-day tutorials on
    established techniques in any of the areas touched
    on in this call. Those interested in holding
    Birds-of-a-Feather meetings should contact Kevin
    Loughry at, +1-781-444 0404.

    Unicode experts, implementers, clients and vendors
    are invited to attend this unique conference. The
    interactive format makes the Internationalization
    & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and
    exchange ideas with leading experts, find out
    about the needs of potential clients, or get
    information about new and existing Unicode-enabled

    Interested individuals or organizations are
    invited to submit a brief (up to 600 word)
    abstract of their proposed conference presentation
    by the revised deadline of October 31 using this
    Web form:

    The Program Committee will select presentations
    for inclusion in the program and notify authors by
    November 16. Final presentation materials will be
    required from all selected presenters by January
    16, 2006. The final conference agenda and
    registration details will be available by January
    16 and posted at

    Exhibit space is available; for more information
    on exhibiting contact Sandy Burke at
    or +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship opportunities,
    contact Nicole Rikkinen at For all
    other conference-related questions contact Kevin
    Loughry at, +1-781-444 0404.

    The conference is produced by The Object
    Management Group™ (OMG™) and is sponsored by Basis
    Technology (, media sponsors
    MultiLingual Computing Inc. (
    and Localisation Research Centre
    ( and organizational sponsors
    Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA)
    ( and the Globalization and
    Localization Association (GALA)


    About The Unicode Consortium
    The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit
    organization founded to develop, extend and
    promote use of the Unicode Standard and related
    globalization standards.

    The membership of the consortium represents a
    broad spectrum of corporations and organizations
    in the computer and information processing
    industry. Members are: Adobe Systems, L'Agence
    Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Apple
    Computer, Basis Technology, Denic e.G., Government
    of India - Ministry of Information Technology,
    Government of Pakistan - National Language
    Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft,
    Monotype Imaging, Oracle, RLG, SAP, Sun
    Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California
    at Berkeley, VeriSign, Yahoo! and about one
    hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual

    For more information, please contact the Unicode
    Consortium (

    Note to editors: Unicode Standard, Unicode and the
    Unicode Logo are trademarks of Unicode, Inc.
    Unicode Consortium is a registered trademark of
    Unicode, Inc. OMG and Object Management Group are
    trademarks of Object Management Group.

    About the Event Producer
    The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the new
    Event Producer for the Internationalization &
    Unicode Conferences. The OMG is an open
    membership, not-for-profit consortium that
    produces and maintains computer industry
    specifications for interoperable enterprise
    applications. Our specifications include MDA®,
    UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG’s
    specifications are all available for download by
    everyone without charge.

    OMG has been producing events for fifteen years
    and provides a full range of conference management
    services and expertise—from conference
    development, production and support to targeted
    messaging and media promotion. OMG’s proven team
    of in-house staff and contract service providers
    have years of experience organizing, producing and
    managing large-scale events including Object
    World, EclipseCon, the OSDL Enterprise Linux
    Summit and now the Internationalization & Unicode
    Conference. In addition, OMG currently produces
    five OMG Technical Meetings, and nine conferences
    and workshops every year for its members, in
    locations around the world.

    OMG’s in-house team includes experts in Marketing,
    Public Relations and Event Management. OMG also
    has longstanding relationships with contract
    service providers who specialize in event
    logistics. Bill Hoffman, President and CEO, leads
    the team. Mr. Hoffman has been involved with trade
    shows and conferences on both the exhibitor and
    producer sides of the house for more than twenty
    years, including his position of President and CEO
    of Object World Corporation, the producer of trade
    shows and conferences on object-oriented
    technology and OMG’s work. For more information
    about OMG, visit us online at

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