[I18n-sig] Last 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)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Send in your submission now!  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The Unicode Standard has become the foundation for all modern text
processing.  It is used on large machines, tiny portable devices, and
for distributed processing across the Internet.  The standard brings
cost-reducing efficiency to international applications and enables the
exchange of text in an ever increasing list of natural languages.

New technologies and innovative Internet applications, as well as the
evolving Unicode Standard, bring new challenges along with their new
capabilities.  This technical conference will explore the opportunities
created by the latest advances and how to leverage them, as well as
potential pitfalls to be aware of, and problem areas that need further

We invite you to submit papers which either define the software of
tomorrow, demonstrate best practice with today's software, or articulate
problems that must be solved before further advances can occur.  Papers
should discuss subjects in the context of Unicode, internationalization
or localization. You can view the programs of previous conferences at:

Conference attendees are generally involved in either the development,
deployment or use of Unicode software or content, or the globalization
of software and the Internet.  They include managers, software
engineers, systems analysts, font designers, graphic designers, content
developers, technical writers, and product marketing personnel.


Computing with Unicode is the overall theme of the Conference.
Presentations should be geared towards a technical audience.  Topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following (within the
context of Unicode, internationalization or localization):

- UTFs: Not enough or too many?
- Security concerns e.g. Avoiding the spoofing of UTF-8 data
- Impact of new encoding standards
- Implementing Unicode: Practical and political hurdles
- Portable devices
- Implementing new features of recent versions of Unicode
- Algorithms (e.g. normalization, collation, bidirectional)
- Programming languages and libraries (Java, Perl, et al)
- The World Wide Web (WWW)
- Search engines
- Library and archival concerns
- Operating systems
- Databases
- Large scale networks
- Government applications
- Evaluations (case studies, usability studies)
- Natural language processing
- Migrating legacy applications
- Cross platform issues
- Printing and imaging
- Optimizing performance of systems and applications
- Testing applications
- XML and Web protocols
- Business models for software development (e.g. Open source)


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:             _________________________________________


   YOUR TITLE (eg Prof):      _________________________________________

   YOUR NAME:                 _________________________________________

   YOUR JOB TITLE:            _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:  _________________________________________

   ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL:    _________________________________________

   YOUR 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):

                              [ ] Content Developers

                              [ ] Font Designers

                              [ ] Graphic Designers

                              [ ] Managers

                              [ ] Marketers

                              [ ] Software Engineers

                              [ ] Systems Analysts

                              [ ] Technical Writers

                              [ ] Others (please specify):



   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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