Message-Id: <B0000705851@ritig6.rit.reuters.com> Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 21:29:23 +0000 (GMT) From: Misha Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: www international <email@example.com>, www html <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: 12th International Unicode Conference, Tokyo, April 1998 - Call for Papers C A L L F O R P A P E R S ******************************* Twelfth International Unicode/ISO 10646 Conference and Global Computing Showcase Asia, Software + the Internet: Going Global with Unicode (R) April 8-9, 1998 Tokyo, Japan The Twelfth International Unicode Conference is an official pre-conference event of the 7th International World Wide Web Conference (http://www7.conf.au/) ********************************************************************** The Internet and the World Wide Web continue to change the shape of computing. The goal of network computing and understandable text access across wide, diverse groups of people has brought great momentum to computing environments that build Unicode into their foundation. Whether it's new e-business, network access to data, or very portable applications, Unicode makes a solid foundation for the network, global enterprises, and software users everywhere. The Twelfth International Unicode Conference will address topics ranging from Unicode use in the Internet and World Wide Web, to the latest developments with Java. Particular emphasis will be on using Unicode in East Asia and the Pacific Rim. 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 Apple Computer, Inc. Justsystem Corporation Microsoft Corporation Oracle Corporation Reuters Limited SAP Sun Microsystems, Inc. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WEB SITES <http://www.unicode.org> <http://www.reuters.com/unicode/iuc12> DEADLINES Submissions due: November 14, 1997 Notification date: December 12, 1997 Camera ready papers due: January 23, 1998 THEME & TOPICS 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 - Java and Unicode - The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode - Unicode and Asian script processing - Unicode and Asian minority languages - 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. We are also considering publishing papers on CD-ROM. TRANSLATION We will offer English-Japanese/Japanese-English live translation services for the talks. SUBMISSIONS Submissions MUST contain: 1 An abstract of 150-250 words, consisting of statement of purpose, paper description, and your conclusions or final summary. An English abstract MUST be submitted. A Japanese abstract may be submitted in addition to the English one. 2. A brief biography. The biography may be submitted in English or in Japanese. Two biographies may be submitted, one in English and one in Japanese. 3 The details listed below: This form MUST be submitted in English. 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: _________________________________________ 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: ______________________________ Submissions should be sent to the following address by e-mail, post, or fax: Twelfth International Unicode Conference c/o Global Meeting Services 6160 Charae Street San Diego, CA 92122 USA Tel: +1-619-638-0206 Fax: +1-619-638-0504 For e-mail submissions, use the following subject line: Proposal for IUC 12 E-mail submissions in English should use ASCII, uncoded, non- compressed text and should be sent to either of the following addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail submissions in Japanese should be sent as MIME attachments to: 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 Hotel Laforet Tokyo Mail address: Gotenyama-Hills 7-36, Kita-shinagawa 4-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140 Japan Main phone number: +81-3-5488-3911 Facsimile number: +81-3-5488-3903 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of Reuters Ltd.