Program chair duties

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Program Co-Chair Duties

Conference Handbook - Program Chair Duties

The Program Co-Chairs are responsible for assembling the main conference program. This includes

  • managing the reviewing software
  • communicating with the General Chair and the Executive Committee
  • selecting area chairs
  • reviewer selection: either done by program chairs (incl. load balancing) or area chairs
  • constructing and distributing the Call-for-Papers
  • selecting invited speakers
  • overseeing the Best Paper Award (including making a best paper committee)
  • overseeing the reviewing process
  • finalizing the selection of accepted papers
  • deciding on oral versus poster presentation
  • communicating the review results to authors
  • integrating TACL papers whose authors have chosen to present at this conference
  • possibly setting up the mentoring service for authors from countries where English is not the language of scientific exchange
  • creating the conference program, to be publicized by publication and handbook chairs
  • recruiting session chairs
  • compiling statistics on the conference for the ACL wiki and the business meeting
  • providing updates to the Program Chair section of the Conference Handbook

Some suggestions made by Jan Wiebe and Su Jian (program chairs for ACL-AFNLP 2009): program chair suggestions

Revised: Joakim Nivre, based on input from Katrin Erk and Noah Smith, 2016