Fifteenth International Unicode Conference

Call for Papers
Fifteenth International Unicode Conference
Unicode and the Web: the Global Connection
August 30 - September 2, 1999
San Jose, California

 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.


    Submissions due:          April 30, 1999
    Notification date:        May 21, 1999
    Camera ready papers due:  June 11, 1999



 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


 The Conference Program will provide a wide range of sessions

 - 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.


 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 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:


 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.


                    DoubleTree Hotel San Jose
                    2050 Gateway Place
                    San Jose, CA 95110

 Telephone number:  +1-408-453-4000
 Facsimile number:  +1-408-437-2898


 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 or e-mail

 (R) 'Unicode' is a registered trademark of Unicode, Inc.