29th Internationalization and Unicode Program Announced

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29th Internationalization and Unicode Program Announced

What: 29th Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC)
When: March 6-8, 2006
Where: San Francisco, California
Info: http://www.unicodeconference.org

The IUC 29 Program Committee has created a revitalized program that is
relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The
three-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Tuoc Luong,
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Ask Jeeves, Inc.,
Colonel Daniel L. Scott, Assistant Commandant, Defense Language
Institute Foreign Language Center, and Charles Bigelow, Vice President,
Bigelow & Holmes Inc. The conference includes a full day of tutorials
followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There
will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

This will be the first conference to cover the content of Unicode 5.0,
which supersedes all previous versions of Unicode and is synchronized
with the latest version of ISO/IEC 10646. It will also be the first to
cover the content of LDML 1.4 (used for interchanging locale data) and
CLDR 1.4 (the latest version of the Common Locale Data), and the newest
events in the area of Unicode security. The conference includes
presentations on Microsoft Office 12 and Windows Vista, several talks
on ICU topics, as well as
an overview and case study on CLDR.

Highlights of the Conference:

Keynote Presenters:

- Tuoc Luong, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Ask
Jeeves, Inc.

- Charles Bigelow, Vice President, Bigelow & Holmes Inc.

- Colonel Daniel L. Scott, Assistant Commandant,
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Tutorials in Three Tracks:

- A three-part tutorial on Unicode 5.0: Characters in Action,
Fundamental Specifications
and Unicode Algorithms; An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode;
Internationalization: An Introduction; The Dao of Unihan; Web
Internationalization -
Standards and Best Practices; Internationalization Features in XPath,
XQuery and XSLT;
and Advanced ICU Topics

- Presenters come from such organizations as Apple Computer, ASMUS,
Inc., Google,
IBM Corp., Quest Software, W3C, and Yahoo!

Sessions in Three Tracks:

- Sessions cover a range of topics including internationalization,
globalization, the Web,
security, and localization to name a few. There will be a mix of case
studies, panel
discussions and technical discussions geared towards beginner,
intermediate and
advanced practitioners.

- Presenters come from such organizations as Apple Computer, Ask
Jeeves, Basis
Technology, IBM, Microsoft, ModernGigabyte, Nagaoka University of
Oracle, PayPal, Quest Software, Sun Microsystems, Tavultsoft Pty. Ltd.,
U.C. Berkeley,
VeriSign, Inc., W3C and Yahoo!

Hosted special interest gatherings will be held throughout the
conference. Topics include:

- Language and locale identifiers

- Meet the Unicode Technical Committees

- Unicode Text Layout

- Multilingual Keyboard Layouts

- Multilingual Geographical Names

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, L'Agence
Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie, Apple Computer, Basis
Technology, Denic e.G., Government of India - Ministry of Information
Technology, Government of Pakistan - National Language Authority, HP,
IBM, Justsystem, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, RLG, SAP, Sun
Microsystems, Sybase,
The University of California at Berkeley, VeriSign, Yahoo!
and about one hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium

The conference is produced by The Object Management Group™ (OMG™)
and is sponsored by: IBM Corporation (www.ibm.com), Basis Technology
(www.basistech.com); media sponsors MultiLingual Computing Inc.
(www.multilingual.com), Localisation Research Centre
(www.localisation.ie); and organizational sponsors Localization
Industry Standards Association (LISA) (www.lisa.org) and the
Globalization and Localization Association (GALA)

About The OMG
The Object Management Group™ (OMG™) is the new Event Producer for
the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. The OMG is an open
membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains
computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise
applications. Our specifications
include MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF™, XMI® and CWM™. OMG's
specifications are all
available for download by everyone without charge. OMG has offices at
250 First Ave., Suite 100, Needham, MA 02494 USA.

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