IUC 36 - call for participation reminder

From: Rick McGowan <rick_at_unicode.org>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 11:03:44 -0700

Hello everyone. Just a reminder that the deadline for abstract
submissions is coming up soon. If you are thinking of submitting
something for the October, conference, please see the information below.


*Call for Participation Announced!*

*The Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC)* is the premier
event covering the latest in industry standards and best practices for
bringing software and Web applications to worldwide markets. This annual
event focuses on software and Web globalization, bringing together
internationalization experts, tools vendors, software implementers, and
business and program managers from around the world.

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, tablets, etc.
* Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience
* Internationalized Domain Names and other identifiers
* Security concerns and practices
* 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
* HTML5 and HTML5-based applications
* Dealing with data formats: XML, JSON, HTML5, DITA, and upcoming
* Project management and methodologies for global development teams
e.g. Agile
* 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
* ISO language tag issues

*Regional Considerations*

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

Tutorial presenters receive complimentary conference registration, and
two nights lodging. Session presenters receive a fifty percent
conference discount and two nights lodging.

To be considered as a presenter for the conference, please *submit
<http://www.unicodeconference.org/abstracts.htm>* a brief abstract by
the deadline of Friday, May 18th.

The Program Committee will notify authors by Friday, June 1st. Final
presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by
Friday, August 3.

*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^(TM), XMI® and CWM^(TM). 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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