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>             Web Internationalization & Multilinguism Symposium
>                    Sevilla (Spain), 20-22 November 1996
>                                      
>   [1]Background [2]Registration [3]Programma [4]Spain [5]CEC
>   [6]background [7]registration [8]programme [9]travel [10]sponsors
>   
>     _________________________________________________________________
>                                      
>Introduction
>
>   The objective of the Symposium is the advancement of the
>   Internationalization & Multilinguism of the Web; it will cover both
>   the current state and needed future developments. In particular, the
>   symposium is intended to promote agreement on relevant technical
>   standards. The intent is to gather interested parties from all
>   sectors, including:
>     * Users, particularly site developers with large multi-lingual
>       needs.
>     * Implementors of Web products (e.g., browsers, servers, authoring
>       tools, ...).
>     * Vendors of linguistic products (e.g., translator workbenches).
>     * Standards developers (e.g, W3C).
>     * Social and political stake-holders (e.g., European Commission)
>       
>   The Symposium is organized into five broad domains. Each domain has
>   one or more rapporteurs, who will organize a section of the symposium
>   in which the current status, options, and issues are presented and
>   discussed. Each domain has a separate web page, which will be updated
>   to point to position statements and background papers. Those with a
>   strong interest who are new to the issues of Internationalization and
>   Multilinguism of the web are encouraged to attend.
>   
>   There will be one Main Track and several Secondary Tracks in parallel.
>   All the subject will be treated, to different extend, on the Main
>   Track. The Secondary Tracks are for specialized events; there is no
>   fixed model for the Secondary Tracks: workshops, brainstorming
>   sessions, BOF meetings, vendors demonstrations/tutorials, ...
>   
>Main Track program
>
>   Wednesday 20 November
>          
>          + 9.00 Opening Address of the Symposium. M.T. Carrasco Benitez.
>          + 9.10 Keynote Speaker. Representative of the Government of
>            Andalucia
>          + 9.35-13.00 [11]1. Social, political and cultural aspects
>            Domain rapporteur: [12]Patrice Husson
>            This domain covers goals and issues around web
>            internationalization, including social, economic, political,
>            cultural, legal, censorship and linguistic issues, including
>            the global functional view required for the
>            internationalization and multilinguism of the Web.
>               o 10.50-11.10 coffee 
>               o 13.00 lunch
>          + 14.30-18.00 [13]2. Basic infrastructure
>            Domain rapporteur: [14]L. Masinter
>            This domain covers the international and multi-lingual issues
>            of protocols and protocol elements underlying the Web. Topics
>            include language tags, character sets and encodings, MIME
>            registration, URLs, HTTP, Internet directory services.
>               o 16.20-16.40 coffee
>            
>   Thursday 21 November
>          
>          + 9.00-13.00 3. Authoring
>            Domain rapporteurs: [15]M. Duerst, [16]G. Nicol, [17]F.
>            Yergeau
>            This domain covers the technology important for authors,
>            including the internationalization issues of HTML, BIDI,
>            undisplayable characters, fonts, multi-lingual typography,
>            style sheets, and localization.
>               o 10.50-11.10 coffee 13.00 lunch
>          + 14.30-18.00 [18]4. Site development
>            Domain rapporteur: [19]M.T. Carrasco Benitez
>            This domain covers the technology necessary for developing
>            and maintaining multi-lingual web sites, including
>            translation and translation tools, parallel hypertext,
>            multi-lingual hypertext, multi-lingual search and natural
>            language processing. Also the processing of EDI.
>               o 16.20-16.40 coffee
>               o 19.30 Social evening
>            
>   Friday 22 November
>          
>          + 9.00-12.45 [20]5. Deployment
>            Domain rapporteur: [21]Bert Bos
>            This domain covers the current state of web software, servers
>            and sites, and the issues of deployment: for example, how to
>            encourage authors to use features and servers to support
>            those features and browsers to interpret those features,
>            since the willingness of each of them depends on how
>            widespread the technology is in the other communities.
>               o 10.50 coffee
>          + 12.45 Closing address.
>               o 13.00 lunch
>            
>   Only the internationalization and multilinguism aspect of the above
>   subject will be considered.
>   
>   Comments on the program are encouraged; particularly missing aspects.
>   Participants should submit a short statement. Comments and statement
>   should be send to the [22]internationalization mailing list. For
>   [23]Details on this list.
>   
>Registration
>
>   The [24]registration is administered by Sadiel.
>   
>   The fees are:
>     * $450 : Until 31 October 1996
>     * $500 : After 31 October 1996
>       
>   This is for the Symposium, printed material, lunches and coffees.
>   
>Traveling & accommodation
>
>   The Symposium will be in Sevilla, Spain.
>   
>   Participants are to make their own travel and accommodations
>   arrangements. Some information is in the Symposium [25]travel and
>   accommodation server.
>   
>Language
>
>   The language of the Symposium is English. There will be simultaneous
>   translation English/Spanish and Spanish/English for the Main Track.
>   
>Organization
>
>   The Symposium is co-organized by [26]Sadiel and the [27]World Wide Web
>   Consortium. It has the support of the [28]European Commission, as part
>   of the European contribution to the G7 Project "[29]A Global
>   Marketplace for SMEs". The chairman of the Symposium is [30]M.T.
>   Carrasco Benitez.
>   
>[31]Project Sevilla
>
>   The objective of this project is translating, to as many languages as
>   possible, the Web pages of the event. It is not properly part of the
>   Symposium.
>   
>   
>    [32]W3C [33]M.T. Carrasco Benitez
>    [34]Webmaster
>    Last updated 14 October 1996.