[IDN-WG] IGF 2019 Workshop Proposal Submitted
sb at inapp.com
Fri Apr 19 02:57:38 UTC 2019
Thanks very much, Roberto, for your initiative and the work done on this
proposal. As you have pointed out, we still have some more preparations
Incidentally, some of us have submitted a proposal on IDN+UA at the
Asia-Pacific Regional IGF (scheduled at Vladivostok, Russia, in July).
Perhaps some of the learnings from this workshop would be useful to us.
On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 1:08 AM Roberto Gaetano <roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com>
> Thanks Danko.
> Our proposal is #415 - see
> On 18.04.2019, at 20:37, Danko Jevtović <danko at jevtovic.rs> wrote:
> List of all proposal is public on
> Thankfully this proposal is not in the subset I have been assigned to
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> *Subject:* Fwd: IGF 2019 Workshop Proposal Submitted
> Hi all.
> Please find below the confirmation of the successful submission, thanks to
> everybody for the support.
> As you can see, the proposal is far from perfect, but may be good enough
> to get attention.
> I would like to make a couple of considerations. This is just the
> beginning of the work, we need to prepare the session, if the proposal is
> accepted, which means to contact potential speakers and participants in
> order to ensure contribution from the widest possible perspectives, but
> keeping in mind that the primary focus is not the development of technical
> solutions - that is being taken care by other groups like UASG - but the
> impact on the average internet user. So the focus will be on things like
> the user experience and the impact on deployment of local content.
> I would encourage all to subscribe to the ALAC IDN-WG, co-chaired by
> Satish and Edmon, as I assume that most of the discussion will take place
> there, as it is the natural place where the user perspective will be
> analysed and developed because of the focus of ALAC on users. Please find
> at https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/idn-wg the relevant information
> to join.
> Last but not least, there will be meetings where IDN, UA and
> Multilingualism will be discussed before the Global IGF in Berlin. The ones
> that I am aware of, and that I will attend, are SEEDIG (Bucharest, May
> 2019) and EuroDIG (den Haag, June 2019). Please share information about
> other opportunities to discuss these issues.
> Best regards,
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *"Internet Governance Forum via Internet Governance Forum" <
> no-reply at intgovforum.org>
> *Subject: IGF 2019 Workshop Proposal Submitted*
> *Date: *15. April 2019 at 01:13:56 CEST
> *To: *roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
> *Reply-To: *"Internet Governance Forum" <no-reply at intgovforum.org>
> Dear Mr. Roberto Gaetano,
> Your Workshop Proposal for IGF 2019 titled Multilingual Internet: support
> local languages and scripts has been received.
> It will be evaluated according to the process outlined at
> The proposal data submitted is as follows:
> ==*1. Proposer (Contact Person)*==
> Gender: Male
> Family Name: Gaetano
> Given Name: Roberto
> Nationality: Italy
> E-mail: roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com <roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com>
> Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
> Regional Group: Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
> Organization: ALAC IDN Working Group
> Country where Organization is based: India
> ==*2. Theme*==
> 3. Issues:
> * Digital
> * Social
> * Multilingual 
> *4. Workshop Session Title*: Multilingual Internet: support local languages
> and scripts
> *5. Policy Question(s)*:
> 1. In what ways are domain names in writing systems other than basic Latin
> script ("internationalized domain names" or IDNs) and global use,
> accessibility, and acceptability ("universal acceptance" or UA) critical
> to a
> truly multilingual Internet?
> 2. What is the current state of IDNs & Universal Acceptance adoption
> 3. What are the limitations of IDNs (eg., variant management, transitional
> issues) and how may they be managed?
> 4. Where are the impediments in the adoption of UA?
> 5. What actions need to be taken by communities, Governments, businesses
> Internet Government organizations to address these?
> 6. Is the lack of Universal Acceptance hindering the deployment of Internet
> content developed locally?
> *6. Relevance to Theme*:
> The workshop aims at identifying factors that are limiting the Universal
> Acceptance of domain names and email addresses, including, but not limited
> to, identifiers written in non-ASCII (or Latin) scripts.
> Lack of Universal Acceptance affects Digital Inclusion, because it does not
> provide equal opportunities to users who are not familiar with Latin script
> and with the English language.
> The workshop addresses SDG10, that is to "Reduce inequality within and
> *7. Relevance to Internet Governance*:
> In order to ensure Universal Acceptance and a fully multilingual Internet
> need to make policy decisions and define governance processes.
> Universal Acceptance and a fully multilingual Internet are of the paramount
> importance to achieve equal opportunity of access and best use of the
> The workshop aims not just at identifying factors that are limiting the
> Universal Acceptance, but also to gather and share the best experience and
> practice worldwide - this requires collaborative efforts and good
> processes, but also exploring the role of Governments.
> ==*8. Workshop Session Format*==
> Session Format: Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min
> ==*9. Diversity*==
> First Time in IGF: Yes
> b. Are you and/or your
> co-organizers coming from a *developing country * or
> under-represented region?
> Developing Countries: Yes
> ==Diversity Options==
> Gender Diversity: Yes
> Geography Diversity: Yes
> Stakeholder Group Diversity: Yes
> Policy Perspective Diversity: Yes
> Accessibility Diversity: No
> Youth Diversity: Yes
> Local Diversity: Yes
> Diversity Information: The organisers will promote the event
> the At-Large community to fill in the only gap in the
> *10. Workshop Session Description*:
> The session will start with a brief introduction of the topic and the
> speakers (10')
> Then the speakers will address the following points (30'):
> - problems arising from the lack of Universal Acceptance and different
> approaches to solve them;
> - successful stories about efforts to achieve Universal Acceptance,
> examples of countries and actions;
> - examples of situation in which wider and easier access to the Internet
> content, in particular the one developed locally, can be achieved with
> Universal Acceptance.
> The main focus will be on the user experience rather than on technical
> and technical solutions.
> The floor will be open for contributions, local and remote (30').
> The panelists will be asked for opinions about the way forward - this may
> include comments from the floor (15').
> The moderator will close the session summarising the next steps (5').
> *11. Workshop Session Expected Outcomes*:
> - Share information about the current scenario and pending issues;
> - Raise awareness about the obstacles that prevent universal acceptance and
> full multilingualism;
> - Identify paths to follow and indicate possible solutions to the present
> - Identify potential policy issues.
> ==*12. Organizers Information*==
> Email addresses of organizers (comma separated): sbabu at ieee.org,
> edmon at registry.asia, Filinafilka at gmail.com,
> desaradushi at gmail.com, john+igf at jck.com, lutz at donnerhacke.de
> ==*13. Speakers*==
> Email addresses of provisionally confirmed speakers (comma
> sb at inapp.com,edmon at registry.asia,Filinafilka at gmail.com,paf at netnod.se
> Speakers Availability: It may be that one of the speakers will
> present from remote
> ==*14. Moderators*==
> Online Moderator: Filinafilka at gmail.com
> Onsite Moderator: edmon at registry.asia
> *15. Rapporteur*: sbabu at ieee.org
> ==*16. Session Interaction and Participation*==
> Discussion Facilitation:
> First and foremost, the topic will be widely discussed in the
> ALAC IDN Working Group in the months preceding the IGF,
> encouraging participation and discussion also in other fora,
> including national and regional IGF.
> Following this preliminary work, it is expected that the
> participation from the floor (local and remote) will be high.
> The moderator will act also as timekeeper making sure that the
> speakers stay within the topic and the time limits, providing
> enough time for contributions by the audience.
> Online Tools: Yes
> Online Participation:
> The Online Moderator will be in constant contact with the remote
> participants and will make sure their voice gets heard at the
> The organisers still need to evaluate how to make the best use of
> the facilities - this will be done over the next month or so.
> Other Tools: Yes
> Social Tools: The organisers still need to evaluate how to make
> the best use of the facilities - this will be done over the next
> month or so.
> *17. Relation to SDGs*:
> - GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
> - GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
> - GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
> ==*18. Optional Documentation*==
> Additional Reference Document Link:
> Additional Background Paper :
> Thank you for your interest in holding a workshop at the IGF.
> Kind regards,
> IGF Secretariat.
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