Call for Participation: 35th Internationalization and Unicode Conference

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    Mountain View, CA, USA – February 8, 2011 – The Unicode® Consortium
    today announced a call for participation in the Thirty-fifth
    Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 35), taking place in
    Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 17-19, 2011, sponsored by Adobe. The
    conference is produced by OMG®.

    This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the
    creation and management of global and multilingual software solutions.
    This annual event is praised for its excellent technical content,
    industry-tested recommendations and updates on the latest standards.

    The Program Committee is soliciting proposals for presentations that
    describe cases studies, best practices, effective software design,
    innovative technology, or important standards. Tutorial presentations
    are also welcome. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

    Application Areas

    • Designing software platforms, operating systems, software as a
    service, (SAAS), or programming environments
    • Social networks
    • Search engines, SEO, discovery and navigation best practices
    • Websites and web services
    • Libraries and education
    • Mobile applications, including iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, Windows
    Mobile, etc.
    • Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience
    • Internationalized Domain Names and other identifiers
    • Security concerns and practices
    • Semantic Web
    • Voice to text, text to voice
    • Machine translation
    • Unicode, encodings, scripts, character properties, and algorithms

    General Techniques

    • Advances in technologies, algorithms or methodologies
    • Using internationalization libraries and programming environments
    • Handling bidirectional or other complex scripts
    • Dealing with data formats: XML, JSON, HTML5, DITA, and upcoming standards
    • Project management and methodologies for global development teams e.g.
    • Best practices in localization process and technology
    • Best practices in world-ready development, test, and deployment
    • Improving globalization capabilities within organizations
    • Approaches for migrating legacy applications to global markets
    • Font development and Typography

    Culture and Technology

    • Endangered Languages
    • Unencoded Languages
    • Case studies and research on cross-culture communication
    • Digital Divide

    Regional Considerations

    • Languages of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
    • Locales and the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
    • Emoji support

    Details of the call for participation are available at: Interested individuals or
    organizations are invited to submit a brief (up to 600 word) abstract of
    their proposed conference presentation by Friday, March 25 using this
    web form:

    The Program Committee will notify authors by Wednesday, April 20. Final
    presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by
    Wednesday, August 3. The conference agenda will be available by
    Wednesday, May 4 at:

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


    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, Google,
    Government of Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype
    Imaging, Oracle, SAP, The Society for Natural Language Technology
    Research, The University of California (Berkeley), The University of
    California (Santa Cruz), 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
    Conferences. 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

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