Friday, March 30, 2012

Call for Participation! - The 36th Internationalization & Unicode Conference - October 22-24, 2012

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 standards
  • 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 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.