by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2010/04/30 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2010/04/30/10003621.aspx
Thought I'd put this out there for those who are interested. :-)
Mountain View, CA, USA – April 26, 2010 – The Unicode® Consortium today announced a call for participation in The Thirty-fourth Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 34), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 18-20, 2010. The conference is produced by OMG™.
The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier annual technical conference for topics on the design and global deployment of multilingual applications and web sites. Internationalization and Unicode experts, implementers, clients, teachers, students, 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, and get information about Unicode-enabled products.
To be considered as a presenter for the conference, please submit a brief abstract before Wednesday, May 26. Topics should be related to internationalization and localization; presentations structured as tutorials are also welcome. Suitable topics include, but are not limited
Best Practices and New Approaches
• New technologies, algorithms and methodologies • Using internationalization libraries and programming environments • Handling bidirectional or other complex scripts • Data formats and evolving standards, e.g. XML, JSON, HTML5, DITA, • Project management for global development teams • Localization technologies, Crowd Sourcing, Machine Translation, et al • Development, test, and deployment techniques and experiences • Improving globalization capabilities within organizations • Migrating legacy applications to global markets • Unicode, Emoji, and character encodings
• Social networks
• Search engines, SEO, discovery and navigation best practices • Websites, Cloud Computing, SAAS, and Web services • Libraries and education • Mobile applications, including iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, etc.
• Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience • Internationalized Domain Names and other identifiers • Security concerns and practices
Language and Locale Support
• African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and support for other languages • Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR) • Font development
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 Wednesday, May 26 using this web form:
The Program Committee will notify authors by Wednesday, June 9. Final presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by Tuesday August 31. The conference agenda will be available by Tuesday, June 15 at: http://www.unicodeconference.org/
Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk at firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-781-444 0404. For exhibiting questions email email@example.com . For all other questions email: firstname.lastname@example.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, DENIC eG, Google, Government of India, Government of Tamil Nadu, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research, SAP, Sybase, 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 http://www.unicode.org/contacts.html. For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium http://www.unicode.org.
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 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.
Now just so you know.... I might see if I can submit a talk or three myself, perhaps on some of the things I am doing related to collation, or language, or Tamil, or Bidi, or localizability, or keyboards, or one of the many other things I find myself doing these days. I'll keep you posted if anything happens. :-)
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