32nd Internationalization & Unicode Conference Program Available Online

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Date: Tue Jun 03 2008 - 16:22:25 CDT

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    Object Management Group
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    32nd Internationalization & Unicode Conference Features New Tutorials;
    Sessions on Case Studies, Web Topics, Security, Platforms and Algorithms
    Program for Conference Available Online
    San Jose, Calif., USA; September 8-10, 2008

    Mountain View, CA, USA – June 3, 2008 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the 32nd Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC). The conference, sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe, Inc., will take place September 8-10, 2008 in San Jose, Calif., USA. The conference program is available online at http://www.unicodeconference.org/program-pr.

    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 full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

    Highlights of the Conference:

    · Tutorials in Three Tracks:

    o An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode

    o Internationalization: An Introduction;

    o Windows Language Support: all new presentation!

    o Unicode - a Grand Tour: an entirely new basic tutorial focused on practical uses of the Unicode Standard along with its Standard Annexes and Technical Reports

    o Web Internationalization - Standards and Best Practices

    o Java Internationalization with Eclipse and Eclipse RCP

    o Creating XHTML/HTML Pages with Right-to-Left Scripts

    o ICU in Action

    o Presenters come from such organizations as IBM, i18N, Inc., Lab126 (Amazon), Microsoft, NetApp, W3C and Yahoo! Inc.

    · Sessions in Three Tracks:

    o Session tracks are categorized by Case Studies, Web Topics, and IDN/Language Tags on Tuesday; Algorithms, Programming/Platforms, and Scripts on Wednesday morning; and Platforms/Security, Programming/Platforms, and Scripts/Web on Wednesday afternoon.

    o The following is just a small sample of some of the cutting-edge presentations that will be given at IUC 32. For the full program, visit the IUC 32 Web site.

    § Updated presentation by Stanislav Malyshev, Software Architect, Zend Technologies, on Internationalization Support in PHP

    § New presentation by Andy Heninger, Software Engineer, Google, Inc., on Unicode Security and Spoofing Detection

    § Several talks focus on Internationalized Domain Names, Language Tags and Identifiers.

    § A number of new talks explore language support in emerging markets, such as India and Africa.

    § Dr. Mark Davis, president, Unicode Consortium, will give an update of his very popular talk on Unicode in Google.

    o Session Presenters come from such organizations as Adobe Systems, Inc.; Aoyama Gakuin University; Apple, Inc.; Bisharat; Casaba Security; C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram; Diwan Software Ltd; Emery IT; Google, Inc.; i18N Inc.; IBM; Intel Corporation; Jim DeLaHunt & Associates; Lab126 (Amazon); Microsoft; Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India; Motorola-GTG; NetApp; SAS Institute Inc.; TopQuadrant (Ge'ez Frontier Foundation); UC Berkeley; University Brunei Darussalam; W3C; and Zend Technologies

    · A hosted special interest gathering on Cultural Elements in ICT will be held on Tuesday.

    The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization 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 and internationalization-enabled products.

    The 32nd Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe (www.adobe.com<http://www.adobe.com/>); Media Sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc. (www.multilingual.com<http://www.multilingual.com/>), Globalization Insider (http://www.lisa.org/globalizationinsider); and Organizational Sponsors Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org<http://www.lisa.org/>) and the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) (www.gala-global.org<http://www.gala-global.org/>).

    The early-bird registration deadline is July 31, 2008; the hotel registration deadline is August 15, 2008. For full conference details and to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/program-pr. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk, kenberk@omg.org<mailto:kenberk@omg.org>, +1-781-444 0404, or exhibiting contact Kevin Loughry, loughry@omg.or<mailto:loughry@omg.or>, +1-781-444 0404. For all other questions email info@unicodeconference.org<mailto:info@unicodeconference.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 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 eG, Google, Government of India, Government of Pakistan, Government of Tamil Nadu, HP, IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, NetApp, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, The University of California at Berkeley, Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

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

    About the Event Producer

    The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the 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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