[Unicode Announcement] Call for Participation: IUC 33, Oct 14-16, 2009

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    Stephanie Covert
    +1-843-737 0637

    Call for Participation: 33rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference
    San Jose, Calif., USA; October 14-16, 2009

    Mountain View, CA, USA – April 2, 2009 – The Unicode Consortium
    today announced a call for participation in The Thirty-third
    Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC 33), taking place
    in San Jose, Calif., USA; October 14-16, 2009. The call for
    participation runs until Friday, May 22. The annual conference
    is produced by OMG. Details about the conference and the call
    for participation are available at

    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 33 will include sessions with a special focus on emerging
    technologies, social networks, cloud computing, evolving standards,
    and best practices in internationalization for management, development
    and testing. Organizations are specifically invited to submit proposals
    on their real-world experiences with 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 globalization, internationalization and Unicode
    * Internationalized Domain Names
    * Implementation of Unicode, including new scripts and characters in
    Unicode 5.1
    * Current state of font development with regard to Unicode
    * Unicode in "the cloud"
    * Social networking and its impact on globalization and
    internationalization issues
    * 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 data-exchange issues
    * 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
    * Internationalization of Web services and XML-based data formats
    * Support of South Asian and African languages

    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):

    * Best practices in localization process and technology
    * Users: making the most of international features in common applications
    * Unicode and internationalization in programming languages
    * Solutions for handling complex scripts
    * Platform technologies for internationalization
    * Program and project management of internationalization
    * Strategies and best practices for managing multilingual sites & content

    Tutorial presenters receive complimentary registration and two nights
    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.
    Interested individuals or organizations are invited to submit a brief
    (up to 600 word) abstract of their proposed conference presentation by
    Friday, May 22 using this web form:

    The Program Committee will select presentations for inclusion in the
    program and notify authors by Tuesday, June 9. Final presentation materials
    will be required from all selected presenters by Monday August 28. The
    conference agenda will be available by Friday, June 12, and posted at

    Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on
    sponsoring contact Ken Berk at kenberk@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. For
    exhibiting questions email event_marketing@omg.org. 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.


    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, Apple, DENIC eG, Google, Government
    of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging,
    Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Society for Natural Language Technology
    Research, 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

    About the Event Producer

    OMG is the Event Producer for the Internationalization & Unicode
    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.

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