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 Internet commerce, network access to data, or very portable applications, Unicode makes a solid foundation for the network, global enterprises, and software users everywhere. The Fifteenth International Unicode Conference will address topics ranging from Unicode use in the World Wide Web and in corporate and government Intranets and databases, to the latest developments with Java and XML. Conference attendees will include managers, software engineers, systems analysts, and product marketing personnel responsible for the development of software supporting Unicode as well as those involved in all aspects of the globalization of software and the Internet. DEADLINES Submissions due: April 30, 1999 Notification date: May 21, 1999 Camera ready papers due: June 11, 1999 CONFERENCE WEB SITES http://www.unicode.org/unicode/iuc15 http://www.reuters.com/unicode/iuc15 THEME AND 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: - Unicode normalization - Unicode collation - Java and Unicode - The World Wide Web (WWW) and Unicode - Character set issues - Web search engines and Unicode - Library and archival concerns - Unicode in operating systems - Unicode in databases - Unicode in large scale networks - Unicode in government applications - 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 - Printing and imaging - Optimizing performance of Unicode systems and applications - Testing Unicode applications - Usability evaluations of Unicode applications - Internationalization and Localization 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 approximately 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. SUBMISSIONS Submissions MUST contain: 1. An abstract of 150-250 words, consisting of statement of purpose, paper description, and your conclusions or final summary. 2. A brief biography. 3. The details listed below: NAME: Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms: _________________________________________ TITLE/POSITION: _________________________________________ ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION: _________________________________________ ORGANIZATION'S WWW URL: _________________________________________ OWN WWW URL: _________________________________________ ADDRESS FOR PAPER MAIL: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ TELEPHONE: _________________________________________ FAX: _________________________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: _________________________________________ 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: ______________________________ LEVEL OF SESSION: [ ] Beginner [ ] Intermediate [ ] Advanced Submissions should be sent to the following address by e-mail, post, or fax: Fifteenth International Unicode Conference c/o Global Meeting Services, Inc. 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 15 E-mail submissions should use ASCII, non-compressed text and should be sent to either of the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 DoubleTree Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Place San Jose, CA 95110 USA Telephone number: +1-408-453-4000 Facsimile number: +1-408-437-2898 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.