Tuesday, April 27, 2010

[Unicode Announcement] Call for Participation: IUC 34, Oct 18-20, 2010

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

Application Areas

• 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 kenberk@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. For
exhibiting questions email event_marketing@omg.org . For all other
questions email: 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

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.

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