Date: Wed, 02 Apr 1997 15:07:02 +0000 (GMT) From: Misha Wolf <email@example.com> Subject: Call for Papers - 11th Unicode Conference - September 1997, California To: www-international <firstname.lastname@example.org>, www-html <email@example.com>, Message-Id: <9002071502041997/A83078/REDMS2/11B413C70200*@MHS> C A L L F O R P A P E R S ******************************* Eleventh International Unicode Conference and Global Computing Showcase Software Development + the Internet: Going Global with Unicode(R) September 3-5, 1997 San Jose, California ********************************************************************** With the Internet comes change: businesses world-wide expect accurate access to text, independent of location or language. Users demand software that runs everywhere. To meet these needs requires global computing. The Eleventh International Unicode Conference will address all issues and topics relating to global computing with Unicode. Conference attendees will include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product marketing personnel responsible for the development of software supporting Unicode/ISO 10646 as well as those involved in all aspects of the globalization of software and the Internet. SPONSORS Microsoft Corporation Netscape Communications Corporation Reuters Limited W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) WEB SITES <http://www.reuters.com/unicode/iuc11> <http://www.unicode.org> DEADLINES Submissions due: 18 April 1997 Notification date: 9 May 1997 Camera ready papers due: 6 June 1997 THEME & TOPICS Global computing with Unicode is the overall theme of the Conference. Presentations should be geared towards a technical audience. Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - The Internet and Unicode - The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode - Java and Unicode - Character set issues on the Internet and WWW - Metadata and Unicode - Web search engines and Unicode - Library and archival concerns - Unicode in UNIX - Unicode in databases - Unicode in large scale networks - The results of using Unicode applications (case studies, solutions) - Business topics and market forecasts - Language processing issues with Unicode data - Migrating legacy applications to Unicode - Cross platform issues - Compression of Unicode data - Testing Unicode applications - Usability evaluations of Unicode applications SESSIONS The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions including: - Keynote presentations - Technical presentations - Panel sessions - Open discussion sessions - Workshops/Tutorials 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 three hours. They should be designed to stimulate discussion and participation, using slides and demonstrations. PUBLICITY If your paper is accepted, your details will be included in the Conference brochure and Web pages and the paper itself will appear in the book of Conference Proceedings. SUBMISSIONS 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: TITLE OF SESSION: _________________________________________ TYPE OF SESSION: [ ] Keynote presentation [ ] Technical presentation [ ] Panel session [ ] Open discussion session [ ] Workshop/Tutorial TARGET AUDIENCE (you may select more than one category): [ ] Manager [ ] Software Engineer [ ] Systems Analyst [ ] Marketer [ ] Other: ______________________________ NAME: Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms: _________________________________________ TITLE/POSITION: _________________________________________ ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION: _________________________________________ ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL: _________________________________________ OWN WWW URL: _________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________ ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ TELEPHONE: _________________________________________ FAX: _________________________________________ For e-mail submissions, please submit in ASCII, uncoded, non- compressed text and use the following subject line: Proposal for IUC 11 Submissions should be sent to the following address by e-mail, post, or fax: Eleventh International Unicode Conference c/o Global Meeting Services 3627 Princess Avenue N.Vancouver, B.C. Canada V7N 2E4 Tel: +1 604 983 9157 Fax: +1 604 983 9158 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or: email@example.com EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES 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. CONFERENCE VENUE Red Lion / Doubletree Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Place San Jose, California 95110 USA THE UNICODE STANDARD The Unicode Standard is a 16-bit character encoding encompassing the world's principal scripts which provides the foundation for the internationalization and localization of software. With its simple and efficient approach to special and modified characters, the Unicode Standard defines a new degree of data portability between platforms and across borders. Software (especially modern, distributed systems) can be adapted for particular countries far more easily than when existing character sets are used. The Unicode Standard is code-for- code identical to the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646. For further information on the Unicode Standard, visit the Unicode Web site at <http://www.unicode.org> or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>. (R) 'Unicode' is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.