2008 ACL Newsletter
The newsletter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Dear ACL members,
Our annual conference, ACL-08:HLT (Human Language Technologies) is still two months away so let me take the time in this newsletter to send you some updates about ACL. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org (spellcheck and unscramble before writing) by April 30 if you have any suggestions for interesting activities. I will bring them to the ACL exec for discussion.
Please visit http://www.acl2008.org/ for all conference information and watch this site for updates as they become available.
Accommodations information can be found at: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/acl08/accommodation.html
This promises to be an exciting conference! We hope you will join us in Columbus!
The ACL Video Archive is a pilot program with the aims of making teaching materials freely available to facilitate scientific communication, and to document history and progress in our field. The initiative has been started in June 2007 at the ACL's 45th Annual Meeting in Prague, with the technical infrastructure currently being built up by volunteers. The archive is available at http://www.aclweb.org/videoarchive.
I am happy to announce that all votes in the ACL executive committee elections have been counted. The winners are...
Ido Dagan (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) - vice-president-elect
Graeme Hirst (University of Toronto, Canada) - treasurer
Hwee Tou Ng (National University of Singapore) - member
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
June 28-30, 2007
Prague, Czech Republic
The annual EMNLP and CoNLL conferences will be holding an unprecedented 3-day joint meeting this year. The joint conference will be co-located with ACL 2007 in Prague. We hereby invite submissions.
A WIKI FOR COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS
The ACL has created a new wiki specifically for Computational Linguistics: http://aclweb.org/aclwiki
The purpose of this wiki is to facilitate the sharing of information on all aspects of Computational Linguistics.
The Association for Computational Linguistics hereby invites proposals to host the 46th Meeting of the ACL in summer 2008. The conference is to be in North America, according to the rule of regional rotation of ACL. The meetings of ACL to date have been highly successful, with higher than expected attendance (over 650 attendees at ACL-03 in Sapporo, ACL-04 in Barcelona, and ACL-05 in Ann Arbor). More than 10 workshops and associated conferences were held together with each of the main conferences in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
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 journal, Computational Linguistics, reduced registration at most ACL-sponsored conferences, discounts on ACL-sponsored publications, and participation in ACL Special Interest Groups.
ACL Exec 2012
In September 2005, John Nerbonne, former ACL President, was honored through his induction into the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (KNAW).
The Academy has a maximum of 200 regular members under the age of 65. Beside regular members the Academy has resting members (regular members above the age of 65), foreign members and correspondents. Those eligible for membership are active scientists with an excellent scientific record. Members are appointed for life by the Divisions.