Friday, February 22, 2013

Be a Part of IUC 37! Call for Participation


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Do you have knowledge or experience with creating global software that will benefit others? Join other experts and industry leaders and present your ideas at The Thirty-seventh Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 37), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 21-23, 2013. This is the premier conference on technologies and practices for the creation and management of global and multilingual software solutions.

The Unicode Consortium hosts this event annually, and the conference is recognized for its excellent technical content, industry-tested recommendations and updates on the latest standards. Topics from previous conferences can be found on the IUC 37 website.

Submit your proposals for presentations or tutorials regarding case studies, best practices, innovative technology, or evolving standards. 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.
Game, Cable Boxes, and other platforms
Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience
Security concerns and practices
Voice to text, text to voice
Machine translation

General Techniques

Advances in technologies, algorithms or methodologies
Using internationalization libraries and programming environments
Handling bidirectional or other complex scripts
Locales and the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
Font development and Typography

Managing Global Software Development and Geographically Distributed Teams

Project management and methodologies e.g. Agile
Best practices in localization process and technology
Best practices in world-ready development, testing, and deployment
Improving globalization capabilities within organizations
Approaches for migrating legacy applications to global markets

Evolving Standards and Related Practices

Endangered or Unencoded Languages
Case studies and research on cross-culture communication
Internationalized Domain Names and other identifiers
Languages of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
ISO language tag topics
HTML5, CSS3, and modern browser topics
Dealing with data formats: XML, JSON, HTML5, DITA, and upcoming standards
Unicode, encodings, scripts, character properties, and algorithms
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, March 29th. 

The Program Committee will notify authors by Friday, May 3rd. Final presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by Friday, July 20th.