Call for Papers

Be a Part of IUC 41!

Call for Abstracts

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-eighth Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 41), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; November 1-3, 2017. 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 here. 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, and 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 languages or unencoded scripts.
  • 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 28th. The Program Committee will notify authors by Friday, May 2nd. Final presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by Friday, July 18th.