[I18n-sig] Call for Papers - 22nd Unicode Conference - September 2002 - San Jose, CA

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         Twenty-second International Unicode Conference (IUC22)
             Unicode and the Web: Evolution or Revolution?
                          September 9-13, 2002
                          San Jose, California
Call for Papers >>> Just 6 weeks to go >>> Send in your submission now!
                     Submissions due: May 10, 2002
                    Notification date: May 31, 2002
                  Completed papers due : June 21, 2002
            (in electronic form and camera-ready paper form)

The software industry continues its rapid growth and change.  In this
year alone, Unicode 3.2 was released and several new proposals for the
Internet and the World Wide Web were promoted to standards.  Web
Services is the latest buzz.  Are the vendors of software that support
these technologies keeping up?  How can you be sure that you are
deploying software components that work well together today and in the
future?  This Conference is where you go to find out.  Experts will
describe the latest changes to the Unicode standard and the other
standards used for e-business today.  You will also learn about the best
practices for utilizing, integrating and deploying these technologies
based on real-world examples and experience.  Demonstrations are often

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):

- Web Services
- XML and related specifications
- The World Wide Web (WWW)
- Portable devices
- 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
- Implementing new features of recent versions of Unicode
- Algorithms (e.g. normalization, collation, bidirectional)
- Programming languages and libraries (Java, Perl, et al)
- 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
- 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:             _________________________________________


   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):

                              [ ] 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 22

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

   22nd International Unicode Conference
   c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc.
   8949 Lombard Place #416
   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.


   DoubleTree Hotel San Jose
   2050 Gateway Place
   San Jose, CA 95110

   Telephone number:  +1-408-453-4000
   Facsimile number:  +1-408-437-2898


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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