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Dear colleagues,
 
The Eighth International Unicode Conference is being held in Hong Kong in
two weeks time (April 18-19).  The next conference will be in San Jose,
California, on September 4-6.
 
One of the suggested topics in this Call for Papers is "Library and
archival concerns."  Another is "Migrating legacy applications to Unicode"
(and libraries have *lots* of legacy data).  There is even more reason for
librarians and those in related disciplines to participate in this
conference.
 
Please consider being a speaker in San Jose!
 
==> Send your abstract by May 24 to "[log in to unmask]" and include the
    subject line "Subject: Proposal for IUC 9".
 
For general conference information, write to "[log in to unmask]".
 
Since this notice is being posted to a number of lists, you may receive
multiple copies.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Joan Aliprand
   Senior Analyst, Research Libraries Group
   Secretary, Unicode Consortium
 
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   This notice is being posted to a number of lists, so you may receive
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Ninth International Unicode Conference
 and
Global Computing Showcase
 
Software Development + the Internet:
Going Global with Unicode
 
September 4-6, 1996
 
Red Lion Hotels & Inns
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA  95110
 
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
 
With the Internet comes change: businesses worldwide expect accurate
access to text, independent of location or language.  Users demand
software that runs everywhere.  To meet these needs requires global
computing.  The Ninth International Unicode** Conference will address
all issues and topics relating to global computing with Unicode.
 
All proposals for papers will be reviewed for inclusion in the
conference program and proceedings book.
 
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.
 
THEME/TOPICS:
 
The general theme will address the globalization of the Internet and
software with Unicode: global computing.
 
Topics may cover, but are not limited to:
 
- The Internet and Unicode
- The World Wide Web(WWW) and Unicode
- Character set issues on the Internet and WWW
- Compression of Unicode data
- Testing Unicode applications
- 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
- Usability evaluations of Unicode applications
 
SUBMISSIONS:
 
The Technical Program (September 5 & 6) will provide a range of
interesting presentations to include:
- Keynote plenary sessions
- Concurrent session paper presentations
 
Paper Proposals: 30 minute papers
 
On September 4 only, we will introduce pre-conference full or half day
workshops, to include:
- Tutorial session
- Interactive panel presentations
- Discussion groups
 
3 or 6 hour workshops will have a maximum of 50 participants and should
be designed to stimulate discussion and participation, using slides and
demonstrations.
 
 
Please include statement of purpose, paper description, and your conclusions
or final summary.  Length:  Between 150 and 250 words.
 
Along with your submission, please supply the following information,
including a brief biography:
 
NAME:   Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms:           __________________________________
 
TITLE/POSITION:                 __________________________________
 
ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:       _________________________________
 
ADDRESS:                        _________________________________
 
                                __________________________________
 
TELEPHONE:                      __________________________________
 
FAX:                            __________________________________
 
E-MAIL:                         __________________________________
 
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:          _______________________________
 
TARGET AUDIENCE:  You may check more than one
 
Manager  [  ]            Software Engineer  [  ]
 
Systems Analyst  [  ]    Marketer  [  ]
 
Other: please describe ______________________________
 
 
BIOGRAPHY:
 
 
DEADLINES:
 
Submissions due:        May 24, 1996
Notification date:      June 7, 1996
Camera ready copy due:  July 19, 1996
 
For e-mail submissions, please submit in ASCII, uncoded, non-compressed
text and use the following subject line:
"Subject: Proposal for IUC 9".
 
Your abstracts should be sent to the following address by post, e-mail,
or fax:
 
         Ninth International Unicode Conference
         c/o Global Meeting Services
         3627 Princess Avenue
         N.Vancouver, B.C.
         Canada  V7N 2E4
         voice:  (604) 983-9157
         fax:    (604) 983-9158
         e-mail: [log in to unmask]
 
 
EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES:
 
The Conference will have an area for corporations or individuals who
wish to display and promote their products, technology and/or services.
 
Exhibition hours:
September 5:  10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
September 6:  10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
 
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 Barbara at the above location.
 
We look forward to your proposal(s) and anticipate a very successful
Conference in September.
 
CONFERENCE REVIEW BOARD: provided by the Unicode Consortium
 
 
The Unicode Standard:
 
The Unicode Standard is a 16-bit character encoding that is
code-for-code identical to the International Standard ISO/IEC 10646.
Encompassing the world's principal scripts, it 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.
 
For further information on the Unicode Standard contact:
 
         e-mail: [log in to unmask]
 
 
** 'Unicode' is a trademark of Unicode, Inc.