About the ACL

The Association for Computational Linguistics is the international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. Membership includes the ACL quarterly journals, Computational Linguistics and Transactions of the ACL, reduced registration at most ACL-sponsored conferences, discounts on ACL-sponsored publications, and participation in ACL Special Interest Groups.

An annual meeting is held each summer in locations where significant computational linguistics research is carried out.

Regional associations related to the ACL include:

  • EACL : The European Chapter of the ACL
  • NAACL : The North American Chapter of the ACL

Current Executive Committee (Last update: 2016/12/31)

(Information about past committees can be found in the ACL Officers page.)

President (2017)) Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
Past President (2017) Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Bombay, India
Vice-President (2017) Marti Hearst, UC Berkeley, USA
Vice-President-Elect (2017) Ming Zhou, Microsoft Research Asia, China

Treasurer (2013-2017) Graeme Hirst, University of Toronto, Canada
Secretary (2016-2020) Shiqi Zhao, Baidu, China secretary@org.aclweb (unscramble me)

NAACL chair (ex officio) Emily M. Bender, University of Washington, USA
EACL chair (ex officio) Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium
At-large (2015-2017) Yejin Choi, University of Washington, USA (conference officer)
At-large (2016-2018) Jing-Shin Chang, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan (information officer)
At-large (2017-2019) Jennifer Foster, Dublin City University, Ireland
CL Journal editor (2014-) (ex officio) Paola Merlo, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Business Manager Priscilla Rasmussen, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) acl@org.aclweb (unscramble me)