ACL 2005: Call For Tutorial Proposals

The Program Committee of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'05) invites proposals for the Tutorial Program for ACL'05, to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from June 25 to June 30, 2005. The tutorials will be held on June 25, 2005.

Proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics and its applications are sought; especially encouraged are cross-disciplinary tutorials that educate the community about recent technical advancements in machine learning, statistics, or data mining technology that are of interest for computational linguistics, or introduce relevant algorithms and theory that may be "old hats" to specialists in these areas but are still unfamiliar to part of the natural language processing community.

Submission Details

Proposals for tutorials should contain:
  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).

  2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.

  3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.

  4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.

  5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text (iso8859-1) no later than January 21, 2005 to

The subject line should be: "ACL'05 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


Tutorial Speaker Responsibilities

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 25, 2005, and must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by March 25, 2004. The description should be in three formats: a latex version that fits onto 1/2 page; an ASCII version that can be included with the email announcement; and an HTML version that can be included on the conference home page. Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial by May 20, 2005.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for tutorial proposals: January 21, 2005
Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2005
Tutorial descriptions due: March 25, 2005
Tutorial course material due: May 20, 2005
Tutorial date: June 25, 2005

Tutorials Chair

Stefan Riezler, Palo Alto Research Center

Please send inquiries concerning tutorials at ACL'05 to