ICE Conference Announcement
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 00:12:49 -0400 Subject: ICE Conference Announcement
The Initiative for Cuneiform Encoding (ICE) announces its first conference, scheduled to be held at The Johns Hopkins University, Thursday and Friday, November 2nd and 3rd, 2000.
ICE is an international group of cuneiformists, Unicode experts, software engineers, linguists, and font vendors organized for the purpose of proposing a standard computer encoding for Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform, the world's oldest attested writing system.
The main goals of this first conference are to:
Establish a working group to develop such a proposal.
Hold discussions on pertinent theoretical and practical issues.
For more information contact Dean Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (410) 961-8943.
Let the ICE Age begin!
Current participants in the Initiative for Cuneiform Encoding include:
- Jerrold Cooper, Prof. of Assyriology and Sumerian, Johns Hopkins
- Robert Englund, Prof. of Assyriology and Sumerian, UCLA
- Karljürgen Feuerherm, PhD Akkadian, Computer Scientist, Univ. of Toronto
- Gene Gragg, Prof. of Near Eastern Languages & Linguistics, Univ. of Chicago
- David Owen, Prof. of Ancient Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Cornell Univ.
- Simo Parpola, Prof. of Assyriology, Univ. of Helsinki
- Steve Tinney, Prof. of Assyriology & Sumerian, Univ. of Pennsylvania
- Lloyd Anderson, Linguist , Font Vendor, Ecological Linguistics
- Ed Hart, Senior Computing Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins
- John Jenkins, System Software Engineer, Apple, Unicode Technical Director
- Rick McGowan, System Software Engineer, Apple
- Kenneth Whistler, Software Engineer, Sybase, Unicode Technical Director
- Thomas Izbicki, Near Eastern Resource Services Librarian, Johns Hopkins
- Dean Snyder, Software Engineer, Semitic/Classics Philologist, Johns Hopkins
- Lee Watkins, Jr., Dir. Research & Instructional Technologies, Johns Hopkins
Note: This announcement was cross-posted (apparently) to five mailing lists, at least three of which are public. -rcc
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See also "Encoding and Markup for Texts of the Ancient Near East."