[I18n-sig] Call for Papers - 20th Unicode Conference - Jan/Feb 2001 - Washington DC

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           Twentieth International Unicode Conference (IUC20)
               Unicode and the Web: The Global Connection
                     January 28 - February 1, 2002
                          Washington, DC, USA

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                  Submissions due: September 21, 2001
                  Notification date: October 12, 2001
                Completed papers due : November 2, 2001
            (in electronic form and camera-ready paper form)

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The Internet and the World Wide Web continue to change the shape of
computing.  The goal of network computing and understandable text
access across wide, diverse groups of people has brought great momentum
to computing environments that build Unicode into their foundation.
Whether it's Internet commerce, network access to data, or highly
portable applications, Unicode makes a solid foundation for the network,
global enterprises, and software users everywhere.

The Twentieth International Unicode Conference (IUC20) will address
topics ranging from Unicode use in the World Wide Web and in operating
systems and databases, to the latest developments with Unicode 3.1,
Java, Open Source, XML and Web protocols.  Conference attendees will
include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product
marketing personnel responsible for the development of software
supporting Unicode, as well as those involved in all aspects of the
globalization of software and the Internet.


Computing with Unicode is the overall theme of the Conference. 
Presentations should be geared towards a technical audience.
Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Internationalization features of portable devices
- Implementing new features of Unicode Version 3.1
- Unicode normalization, collation
- Programming Languages and Libraries (Java, Perl, et al)
- The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode
- Character set issues
- Web search engines and Unicode
- Library and archival concerns
- Unicode in operating systems
- Unicode in databases
- Unicode in large scale networks
- Unicode in government applications
- The results of using Unicode applications (case studies, solutions)
- Language processing issues with Unicode data
- Migrating legacy applications to Unicode
- Cross platform issues
- Printing and imaging
- Optimizing performance of Unicode systems and applications
- Testing Unicode applications
- Usability evaluations of Unicode applications
- Internationalization and Localization


The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions including:
- Keynote presentations
- Workshops/Tutorials
- Technical presentations
- Panel sessions

All sessions except the Workshops/Tutorials will be of 40 minute
duration.  In some cases, two consecutive 40 minute program slots may be
devoted to a single session.

The Workshops/Tutorials will each last approximately three hours.  They
should be designed to stimulate discussion and participation, using
slides and demonstrations.


If your paper is accepted, your details will be included in the
Conference brochure and Web pages and the paper itself will appear on a
Conference CD, with an optional printed book of Conference Proceedings.


The Conference language is English.  All submissions, papers and
presentations should be provided in English.


Submissions MUST contain:

1. An abstract of 150-250 words, consisting of statement of purpose,
   paper description, and your conclusions or final summary.

2. A brief biography.

3. The details listed below:

   SESSION TITLE:             _________________________________________


   TITLE (eg Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms):   _________________________________________

   NAME:                      _________________________________________

   JOB TITLE:                 _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:  _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL:    _________________________________________

   OWN WWW URL:               _________________________________________

   ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL:    _________________________________________



   TELEPHONE:                 _________________________________________

   FAX:                       _________________________________________

   E-MAIL ADDRESS:            _________________________________________

   TYPE OF SESSION:           [ ] Keynote presentation

                              [ ] Workshop/Tutorial

                              [ ] Technical presentation

                              [ ] Panel

   PANELISTS (if Panel):      _________________________________________








   TARGET AUDIENCE (you may select more than one category):

                              [ ] Managers

                              [ ] Software Engineers

                              [ ] Systems Analysts

                              [ ] Marketers

                              [ ] Other: ______________________________

   LEVEL OF SESSION (you may select more than one category):

                              [ ] Beginner

                              [ ] Intermediate

                              [ ] Advanced

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to either of the following 



They should use ASCII, non-compressed text and the following subject 

   Proposal for IUC 20

If desired, a copy of the submission may also be sent by post to:

   Twentieth International Unicode Conference
   c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
   4360 Benhurst Avenue
   San Diego, CA  92122  USA
   Tel: +1 858 638 0206
   Fax: +1 858 638 0504


All Conference papers will be published on CD.  Printed proceedings will
be offered as an option.


The Conference will have an Exhibition area for corporations or
individuals who wish to display and promote their products, technology
and/or services.

Every effort will be made to provide maximum exposure and advertising.

Exhibit space is limited.  For further information or to reserve a 
place, please contact Global Meeting Services at the above location.


   Omni Shoreham Hotel
   2500 Calvert Street, NW
   Washington, DC  20008

   Tel: +1 202 234 0700
   Fax: +1 202 265 7972


The Unicode Consortium was founded as a non-profit organization in 1991.
It is dedicated to the development, maintenance and promotion of The
Unicode Standard, a worldwide character encoding.  The Unicode Standard
encodes the characters of the world's principal scripts and languages,
and is code-for-code identical to the international standard ISO/IEC
10646.  In addition to cooperating with ISO on the future development of
ISO/IEC 10646, the Consortium is responsible for providing character
properties and algorithms for use in implementations.  Today the
membership base of the Unicode Consortium includes major computer
corporations, software producers, database vendors, research
institutions, international agencies and various user groups.

For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web
site at http://www.unicode.org or e-mail <info@unicode.org>

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