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ACL-IJCNLP 2015 Call for Bids

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ACL-IJCNLP 2015

53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing of the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP) hereby invite proposals to host the joint conference in the Asia-Australasia-Oceania region in July or August 2015.

2013 Institute of the Linguistic Society of America: Call for Workshop and Conference Proposals

The 2013 Linguistic Institute will take place June 24 to July 19, 2013 on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with the theme ‘Universality and Variability'. The Institute focus will be on the unusual synergies currently emerging in Linguistics, tied to exploring and modeling what is invariant about human language while also working to understand the complexities of linguistic variability.

Launch of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL)

ACL announces the launch of Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL), a new ACL-sponsored journal that publishes papers in all areas of computational linguistics and natural language processing.

A key feature of TACL is that papers accepted for publication will be eligible for presentation at the ACL main conference. (Presentation is optional; authors do not have to present their papers at the conference).

ACL Fellows Program

Greetings,

I am happy to announce that the ACL Executive Committee has approved the creation of an ACL Fellows program, which recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. To be named a Fellow, a candidate must have been a member of the ACL for the past three consecutive years and be nominated by a current ACL member.

Changes to the ACL executive board

I am happy to announce that two new ACL members will join the exec as of January 1, 2012:

  • vice-president-elect: Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • member: Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

They replace Ido Dagan (current past president) and Lori Levin (member). The ACL exec acknowledges Lori and Ido for their for the hard work they devoted to ACL during their terms.

51st Annual Meeting of the ACL

The 51st Annual Meeting of the ACL in 2013 will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria. Svetla Koeva (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) will be local chair and Hinrich Schuetze (University of Stuttgart) general chair. Pascale Fung (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Massimo Poesio (University of Essex) have agreed to serve as program cochairs.

ACL Election results

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the elections for new members of the ACL board for 2011:

  • VP-Elect: Haifeng Wang
  • Board Member: Renata Vieira
  • Secretary: Dragomir Radev

We congratulate the elected candidates, and we thank all those members who voted in the election.

CICLing 2012

CICLing 2012, www.cicling.org/2012, will be held in New Delhi, India, on March 11–17, 2012. Submission deadline: October 31. Keynote speakers: Srinivas Bangalore, John Carroll, Salim Roukos, Bonnie Webber.

Sad News: R.I.P. Fred Jelinek

The ACL sadly received the message about the unexpected passing away of Professor Fred Jelinek, on Tuesday night. Fred was one of the pioneers and founders of modern research in speech recognition and statistical machine translation and made enormous contributions to our field. In recognition of his contributions he received the ACL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. His death is a great loss for all those who knew him, and for the ACL community.

Here is a link to Fred's life and work in his own words:clsp.jhu.edu

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