Join IUC 36 Conference. October 22-24, 2012, Santa Clara, CA USA
Call for Participation Announced! 

The Internationalization and Unicode Conference (IUC) is the premier event covering the latest in industry standards and best practices for bringing software and Web applications to worldwide markets. This annual event focuses on software and Web globalization, bringing together internationalization experts, tools vendors, software implementers, and business and program managers from around the world.

The Program Committee is soliciting proposals for presentations that describe cases studies, best practices, effective software design, innovative technology, or important standards. Tutorial presentations are also welcome. Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:

Application Areas

bullet Designing software platforms, operating systems, software as a service (SAAS), or programming environments
bullet Social networks
bullet Search engines, SEO, discovery and navigation best practices
bullet Websites and web services
bullet Libraries and education
bullet Mobile applications including iPhone, Android, iPad, Kindle, Windows Mobile, tablets, etc.
bullet Publishing and broadcasting for a global audience
bullet Internationalized Domain Names and other identifiers
bullet Security concerns and practices
bullet Voice to text, text to voice
bullet Machine translation
bullet Unicode, encodings, scripts, character properties, and algorithms

General Techniques

bullet Advances in technologies, algorithms or methodologies
bullet Using internationalization libraries and programming environments
bullet Handling bidirectional or other complex scripts
bullet HTML5 and HTML5-based applications
bullet Dealing with data formats: XML, JSON, HTML5, DITA, and upcoming standards
bullet Project management and methodologies for global development teams e.g. Agile
bullet Best practices in localization process and technology
bullet Best practices in world-ready development, test, and deployment
bullet Improving globalization capabilities within organizations
bullet Approaches for migrating legacy applications to global markets
bullet Font development and Typography

Culture and Technology

bullet Endangered Languages
bullet Unencoded Languages
bullet Case studies and research on cross-culture communication
bullet Digital Divide
bullet ISO language tag issues

Regional Considerations

bullet Languages of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
bullet Locales and the Unicode Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR)
bullet 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, May 18th.

The Program Committee will notify authors by Friday, June 1st. Final presentation materials will be required from selected presenters by Friday, August 3.


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About The Unicode Consortium
The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization founded to develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard and related globalization standards.

The membership of the consortium represents a broad spectrum of corporations and organizations in the computer and information processing industry. Members are: Adobe Systems, Apple, Google, Government of Bangladesh, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, SAP, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research, The University of California (Berkeley), The University of California (Santa Cruz), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium.

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