TIC 2009 will
be held in Europe, in the city of Koeln, Germany during October 23-25,
2009.TIC 2009 will have the same format as the last TIC 2004
held in Singapore. It will be a technical conference devoted
to discussing recent advances and challenges in Tamil
Computing and Tamil Internet in general. To permit max.
interaction, participation will be limited to 100 persons.
Tamil IT professionals worldwide to participate in this
conference - only one of its kind devoted exclusively for
Tamil. Tamil Internet Conferences of INFITT has been held
earlier in Chennai (1999,2003)Singapore (2000, 2004), Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia (2001) and in San Francisco, California (2002).
TIC 2009 will be the first
conference to be held in Europe.
The TIC 2009 is being
organized in close collaboration with the Institute of
Indology and Tamil Studies (IITS) of the University of Koeln
who will serve as the local host. IITS, headed by Prof.
Ulrike Niklas is one of the major Tamil Studies and Research
Center of Europe. A Tamil teacher, researcher of IITS well
known to Tamil community is Dr. Thomas Malten, who led a
pioneering effort two decades back to bring Tamil literature
in electronic form. IITS of UKoeln also has the unique
distinction as the only Tamil Studies Center outside
Tamilnadu to have more than 50,000 Tamil books. So we are
delighted to have the next TIC at this key Institution
devoted to Tamil Research in Europe.