2008Q3 Reports: ACL 2009
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ACL-IJCNLP-2009 Local Arrangements Chair (Haizhou Li) Singapore, the culturally and technologically vibrant Garden City of Asia, is the stage set for the landmark joint conference of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing on August 2-7, 2009. For the very first time, the ACL and IJCNLP are jointly organized in one single event. The 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) will also be co-located with ACL-IJCNLP 2009. 1) Important Dates August 2, 2009: Tutorials August 3-5, 2009: Main Conference August 6-7, 2009: Workshops and EMNLP 2) Venue Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore Venue Website: http://www.suntecsingapore.com Conference Website: http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org 3) Updates - Dr Keh-Yih Su, the General Chair of ACL-IJCNLP 2009, visited Singapore on January 5-6, 2008. Dr Su met the Local Organization Committee and visited all candidate venues for conference. - Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL Business Manager, visited Singapore on January 31 - February 2, 2008. Priscilla met Singapore Tourism Board and the Local Organization Committee, and visited all candidate venues for conference and social program. It was decided to host ACL-IJCNLP 2009 in Suntec Convention Centre and to appoint Meeting Matters to assist in local logistics. - The Local Organization Committee has prepared hardcopy brochures, posters, and other door-gifts to distribute in LREC, ACL and COLING in 2008 to promote ACL-IJCNLP 2009. Softcopy poster is downloadable from www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org.