From: Rick McGowan (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Dec 12 2005 - 12:44:26 CST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Object Management Group
+1-781-444 0404 ext. 142
Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language Institute
Foreign Language Center to Keynote 29th Internationalization & Unicode
March 6-8, 2006, Burlingame, California
Mountain View, CA, USA – December 8, 2005 – The Unicode Consortium
today announced the third keynote presenter for the 29th
Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC). Col. Daniel Scott,
Assistant Commandant of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language
Center joins Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology,
Ask Jeeves, Inc. and Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc.
as a keynote presenter. The conference will take place March 6-8, 2006 in
Burlingame, CA, USA. The full conference program is available online at
The program committee has created a revitalized program that is relevant
and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day
conference will feature keynote presentations by Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice
President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc. on the
internationalization of search; Col. Daniel Scott, Assistant Commandant of
the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center on Unicode as a
“Unifying Force” in Language Education; and Charles Bigelow, Vice
President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc. on The Effect of Unicode on Type Design.
The conference includes a full day of tutorials followed by two days of
presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology
exhibits and demonstrations.
This will be the first conference to cover the content of Unicode 5.0,
which supersedes all previous versions of Unicode and is synchronized with
the latest version of ISO/IEC 10646. It will also be the first to cover the
content of LDML 1.4 (used for interchanging locale data) and CLDR 1.4 (the
latest version of the Common Locale Data), and the newest events in the
area of Unicode security. The conference includes presentations on
Microsoft Office 12 and Windows Vista, several talks on ICU topics, as well
as an overview and case study on CLDR.
The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical
conference for both software and Web internationalization. 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 products.
The conference is produced by The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) and
is sponsored by: Gold Sponsor Translations.com (www.translations.com);
Silver Sponsors IBM Corporation (www.ibm.com), Basis Technology
(www.basistech.com); Media Sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc.
(www.multilingual.com), Localisation Research Centre (www.localisation.ie);
and Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association
(LISA) (www.lisa.org) and the Globalization and Localization Association
The early-bird registration discount is available until February 1, 2006.
To register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/registration.htm.
Exhibit space is available; for more information on exhibiting contact
Sandy Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-781-444 0404. For sponsorship
opportunities, contact Nicole Rikkinen at email@example.com. For all other
conference-related questions contact Kevin Loughry at firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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 members.
For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium
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
For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.
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Unicode, Inc. MDA, Model Driven Architecture, OMG Logo, UML and CORBA are
registered trademarks, and OMG, Object Management Group, MOF, MDA Logos,
Unified Modeling Language and UML logo are trademarks, of Object Management
Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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