Peter Van Dijck (blog), author of the IA book and the XFML specification, will provide a presentation at DrupalCon Barcelona! The topic of his presentation is: "i18n information architecture: how to organize global websites".
Let’s say you are localizing your Drupal install. How can you create an alphabetical ordered list in Chinese, which doesn't have alphabetical ordering? Your taxonomy might have problems: “Public schools” means almost the opposite in the US versus the UK – now what? How do you handle sites with 2, 4 or 50 languages or locales? What to do if an article hasn't been translated?
More than 300 people paid and registered to attend DrupalCon Barcelona. Already, this the biggest European Drupal conference to date. Makes for a lot of sangria!