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Program Announced: 34th Internationalization and Unicode Conference

July 30, 2010

Santa Clara, Calif., USA; October 18-20, 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Unicode® Consortium today announced the program for the Thirty-fourth Internationalization & Unicode® Conference (IUC 34), taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., USA, October 18-20, 2010. The conference is produced by OMG(TM). For more information please visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/iuc34program.

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The program committee has created an updated program full of new and cutting-edge topics that is relevant and engaging for the internationalization community. The three-day conference will feature a full day of tutorials followed by two days of presentations, panels and discussions. There will also be technology exhibits and demonstrations.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • Tutorials in Three Tracks:
    • An Introduction to Writing Systems & Unicode
    • Internationalization: An Introduction
    • Internationalization in Database Drivers for Your Applications
    • What’s the Gobbledygook in the URL?
    • Unicode – a Grand Tour
    • Web Internationalization – Standards and Best Practices
    • Building Multilingual Websites in Drupal and Joomla
    • Developing World Ready Applications for Smart Devices
    • Using IUC Workshop
    • Presenters come from such organizations as Adobe Systems, Amazon, IBM, Jim DeLaHunt & Associates, W3C, XenCraft, and Yahoo! Inc.
  • Sessions in Three Tracks include I18N, L10N, Platforms, and Language Processing. Some topics that will be covered include:
    • Social networking is important to your business. Learn more about Twitter and other networks’ global support.
    • Mobile devices are replacing the desktop. Learn about making mobile applications work worldwide with presentations on Emoji, iPhone OS and more.
    • Find out how to support eCommerce with China, the third largest economy in the world (and growing).
    • Information you need to be global on the newest platforms is here. W7, W live, Chrome, Flash and more!
    • Are your localization practices in need of modernization? Learn how to reduce costs and time to market with crowd sourcing, machine translation and more.
    • Session Presenters come from such organizations as Across Systems, Inc., Adobe, Aeontera, Inc., Aoyama Gakuin University, Apple, Asia Online, Byte Level Research, Capella Software Ltd., Diwan Software, Google, Inc., IBM, Intel, Kamusi Project International, Lab126, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging Inc., SAS Institute, Twitter, Inc., UC Berkeley, W3C, XenCraft, and Yahoo! Inc.

The Internationalization & Unicode Conference is the premier technical conference for both software and Web internationalization. Unicode and internationalization experts, implementers, clients and vendors are invited to attend this unique conference. The interactive format makes the Internationalization & Unicode Conference a great place to meet and exchange ideas with leading experts, find out about the needs of potential clients, or get information about new and existing Unicode and internationalization-enabled products.

The 34th Internationalization & Unicode Conference is sponsored by Gold Sponsor Adobe (www.adobe.com).

The early-bird registration deadline is September 10, 2010; the hotel registration deadline is September 26, 2010. For full conference details and to register, visit http://www.unicodeconference.org/iuc34program. Sponsorships and exhibit space are available; for more information on sponsoring contact Ken Berk at ken.berk@omg.org, +1-781-444 0404. For exhibiting questions email event_marketing@omg.org. For all other questions email: info@unicodeconference.org

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, Apple, Google, Government of India, IBM, Microsoft, Monotype Imaging, Oracle, The Society for Natural Language Technology Research, SAP, Sybase, The University of California (Berkeley), The University of California (Santa Cruz), Yahoo!, plus well over a hundred Associate, Liaison, and Individual members.

For more information, please contact the Unicode Consortium http://www.unicode.org.

About the Event Producer

OMG(TM) is the Event Producer for the Internationalization & Unicode Conferences. OMG is an open membership, not-for-profit consortium that produces and maintains computer industry specifications for interoperable enterprise applications. Our specifications include BPMN(TM), MDA®, UML®, CORBA®, MOF(TM), XMI® and CWM(TM). OMG’s specifications are all available for download by everyone without charge.

For more information about OMG, visit us online at http://www.omg.org.

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SOURCE OMG (Object Management Group)


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