Call for Participation: 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference

From: Rick McGowan (rick@unicode.org)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2007 - 09:19:09 CST

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Contact:
    Stephanie Covert
    Object Management Group
    +1-843-737 0637
    info@unicodeconference.org

    Call for Participation: 31st Internationalization & Unicode Conference San
    Jose, Calif., USA; October 15-17, 2007

    Mountain View, CA, USA – March 20, 2007 – The Unicode® Consortium
    today announced a call for participation in The Thirty-first
    Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC), taking place in San
    Jose, Calif., USA; October 15-17, 2007, sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe
    Systems (www.adobe.com). The call for participation runs until Monday,
    April 23. The annual conference is produced by The Object Management Group
    (OMG™). Details about the conference and the call for participation
    are available at http://www.unicodeconference.org/iuc31call.

    The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier annual
    technical conference focusing on multilingual, global software and Web
    internationalization. Each IUC conference features a variety of tutorials
    and conference sessions that cover current topics related to Web and
    software internationalization, globalization, and Unicode.

    IUC 31 will include sessions with a special focus on compliance,
    conformance testing and related topics. Organizations, including libraries
    and universities 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):

      * New and upcoming technologies
      * Implementation of Unicode
      * Unicode conformance and international standards compliance issues
      * Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
      * Internationalization or enabling of applications or Web sites
      * Working with multilingual text and data
      * Global development best practices
      * Security and phishing
      * Business cases and technical issues for globalized software
      * Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience
      * Encoding and Internationalization challenges for governments
      * Unicode in the library and in university curricula

    Tutorial Sessions are an important part of the conference. The Program
    Committee is seeking proposals on topics of interest to general software
    users, to project and program managers, and to technical attendees who need
    to build basic knowledge of Unicode and software internationalization.
    Tutorial topics can also include (but aren’t limited to):

      * Program and project management of internationalization
      * Best practices in localization process and technology
      * Users: making the most of international features in common applications
      * Unicode and internationalization in programming languages

    Tutorial presenters receive complimentary registration, an honorarium and
    two nights lodging. Session presenters receive a fifty percent conference
    discount and two nights lodging. See the web site for full details and
    restrictions.

    Proposals for panel sessions in any of the above areas are also welcomed.
    Those interested in holding Birds-of-a-Feather meetings should contact
    Kevin Loughry with their suggestions at loughry@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404.
    Interested individuals or organizations are invited to submit a brief (up
    to 600 word) abstract of their proposed conference presentation by Monday,
    April 23 using this web form: http://www.unicodeconference.org/abstracts.

    The Program Committee will select presentations for inclusion in the
    program and notify authors by Monday, May 7. Final presentation materials
    will be required from all selected presenters by Monday, October 1. The
    conference agenda will be available by Monday, May 14 and posted at
    http://www.unicodeconference.org.

    Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on
    sponsoring or exhibiting contact Jon Roussel at jroussel@omg.org,
    +1-781-444-0404 ext. 106. For all other questions email
    info@unicodeconference.org.

    Internationalization and Unicode experts, implementers, clients, teachers
    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.

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    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, Apple, Basis Technology, Denic e. G.,
    Google, Government of India - Ministry of Information Technology,
    Government of Pakistan - National Language Authority, HP, IBM, Justsystems,
    Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The
    University of California at Berkeley, Yahoo, and over 100 Associate,
    Liaison, and Individual members.

    For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium
    http://www.unicode.org/contacts.html.

    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.

    For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

    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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
    owners.



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