[I18n-sig] Call for Papers: IUC23 (23rd Internationalization and Unicode Conference)

Richard Ishida ishida@w3.org
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 18:52:17 +0100

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      Twenty-third Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC23)
       Unicode, Internationalization, the Web: The Global Connection
                        Week of March 24-28, 2003
                         Prague, Czech Republic

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                    Submissions due: November 15, 2002
                   Notification date: November 29, 2002
                   Completed papers due: January 6, 2003
              (in electronic form and camera-ready paper form)

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The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical
conference worldwide for both software and Web internationalization. The
conference (renamed from "Unicode Conference" to more accurately reflect
its content) features tutorials, lectures, and panel discussions that
provide coverage of standards, best practices, and recent advances in
the globalization of software and the Internet. Attendees benefit from
the wide range of basic to advanced topics and the opportunities for
dialog and idea exchange with experts in the field. The conference runs
multiple sessions simultaneously to maximize the value provided.

New technologies, innovative Internet applications, and 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 for global users, as well as
potential pitfalls to be aware of, and problem areas that need further
research. There will also be demonstrations of best practices for
designing applications that can accommodate any language.

We invite you to submit papers that relate to Unicode or any aspect of
software and Web Internationalization. You can view the programs of
previous conferences at:


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


International computing 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 localizability):

- Internationalization issues with new technologies
- XML and Web protocols
- The World Wide Web (WWW)
- 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
- Evaluations (case studies, usability studies)
- Natural language processing
- Algorithms (e.g. normalization, collation, bidirectional)
- Programming languages and libraries (Java, Perl, et al)
- Optimizing performance of systems and applications
- Search engines
- Library and archival concerns
- Portable devices
- Migrating legacy applications
- Cross platform issues
- Printing and imaging
- Operating systems
- Databases
- Large scale networks
- Government applications
- Testing applications
- Business models for software development (e.g. Open source)

We invite you to submit papers which define tomorrow's computing,
demonstrate best practices in  computing today, or articulate problems
that must be solved before further advances can occur.


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.  Also, if this
is a paper for an intermediate or advanced audience, please specify what
assumptions you are making about the attendees' prior knowledge.

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 23

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

   23rd Internationalization and 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.


This 3 day Conference will be held during the week of March 24-28, 2003
in Prague, Czech Republic.  Exact venue to be announced.


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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