IUC 30 Program Announced

From: Rick McGowan (rick@unicode.org)
Date: Wed Jun 21 2006 - 18:18:34 CDT

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    Stephanie Covert
    Object Management Group
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    30th Internationalization & Unicode Conference to Feature New Content on
    Practical Aspects of Unicode, Case Studies and Hot Topics in
    Full Program Agenda Available for Conference
    November 17-19, 2006, Washington, D.C. USA

    Mountain View, CA, USA – June 21, 2006 – The Unicode® Consortium
    today announced the program for the 30th Internationalization & Unicode
    Conference (IUC). The conference will take place November 17-19, 2006, in
    Washington, D.C. USA. The full conference program is available online at

    The program committee has created an exciting program full of new and
    cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the
    internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a
    keynote presentation by Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child
    and Chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Laboratory. 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 following is just a small sample of the presentations that will be
    given at IUC 30. Mark Davis, President of the Unicode Consortium, will
    speak on what’s new in software globalization standards. Marin Millar of
    Microsoft will present on Building Multilingual Websites with ASP.NET 2.0;
    Charles Hornig of IBM will present Globalization Testing using Eclipse.
    Also featured will be Nelson Ng of eBay, Inc. on A Case Study of eBay UTF-8
    DB Migration. Jennifer DeCamp of MITRE will give a presentation on
    Implementing Multilanguage Databases. For the full program, visit the IUC
    30 Web site.

    Highlights of the Conference:

    • Keynote Presenter:
    o Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child and Chairman
    Emeritus, MIT Media Laboratory

    • Tutorials in Three Tracks:
    o A three-part tutorial on Unicode 5.0: Characters in Action,
    Fundamental Specifications and Unicode Algorithms; Internationalization: An
    Introduction; Best Practices in Software Localization Process and
    Technology; Managing Internationalization Projects; Web
    Internationalization – Standards and Best Practices; Internationalization
    and Localization in Microsoft .NET and Making Sense of Oracle Character
    Sets and Length Semantics
    o Presenters come from such organizations as ASMUS, Inc., Basis
    Technology, IBM Corporation, i18N Inc., MLM Associates, Inc., W3C, and

    • Sessions in Three Morning and Four Afternoon Tracks:
    o Sessions cover a range of topics that fall into each of the four
    tracks: Web Internationalization, Techniques/Case Studies, Applications and
    o Session Highlights include:
    * Case studies covering concrete aspects of implementations, not
    just the theories involved
    * Topics of interest to government and non-governmental
    organizations such as managing an internationalization project and
    implementing multilingual databases
    * Several presentations in the latest Microsoft technologies
    including local language features in Office 2007 and Vista.
    * In addition to topics related to Unicode, the Web, software and
    o Presenters come from such organizations as Apple Computer, Aviva
    Life Insurance Co., DecoType, Diwan Software Limited, eBay, Emery IT,
    Google, Hiroshima University, i18N, Inc., IBM, Microsoft, MITRE, Modern
    Gigabyte, Molecular, Oracle, R.B. Toth Associates, Sun Microsystems, The
    Ge’ez Frontier Foundation Travelport, Inc., UC Berkeley, University of
    Paris VIII, W3C, Yahoo!, and Zebra Technologies Group

    • Hosted special interest gatherings will be held throughout the
    conference. Topics will be announced at the conference.

    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 30th Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold
    Sponsors Microsoft Corporation (www.microsoft.com), Basis Technology
    (www.basistech.com); Media Sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc.
    (www.multilingual.com), Localisation Research Centre (www.localisation.ie),
    Globalization Insider (http://www.lisa.org/globalizationinsider); and
    Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA)
    (www.lisa.org) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

    The early-bird registration deadline is October 2, 2006; the hotel
    registration deadline is October 24, 2006. For full conference details and
    to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/. Sponsorships and
    exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring, exhibiting
    or other questions contact Kevin Loughry at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444


    About The Unicode Consortium
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    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., Google, Inc.,
    Government of India - Ministry of Information Technology, Government of
    Pakistan - National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft,
    Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of
    California at Berkeley, Yahoo! and about one hundred Associate, Liaison,
    and Individual members.

    For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium

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