The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) hereby invites proposals to host the 39th Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL'01) together with the 10th Conference of its European Chapter in Europe (including neigbouring countries like Israel or Turkey). International ACL conferences are usually held at the end of July. The proposal submission process is in two stages. First, draft proposals are sought from prospective proposers. Based on the evaluation of the draft proposals, selected proposers will be invited to submit full proposals. The intent of a request for draft proposals is to minimize the labor and costs associated with the production of full proposals. Draft proposals are due on 15 June 1999. Draft proposals are evaluated competitively at the ACL Executive Meeting on 22 June 1999 after consultation with the EACL Board. Selected proposers will be informed electronically before 26 June 1999. Full proposals are due on 15 August 1999. Draft proposals should include: - - Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms) - - Local CL Community - - Proposed Date - - Meeting Space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, posters, exhibits, demos and small meetings) - - A/V equipment - - Food/Entertainment/Banquet/Receptions - - Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labor, registration handling) - - Sponsorships - - Budget estimates Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection criteria (unordered): - - Experience of Local Arrangement team. - - Local CL community support. - - Local government and industry support. - - Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site. - - Appropriateness of proposed dates. - - Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated number of registrants - - Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of price categories and close to the conference facilities. - - Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus. - - Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous conferences. Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the ACL Vice-President: Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster German Research Center for AI, DFKI GmbH Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3 D-66123 Saarbrcken, Germany Fax: +49 681 302 5341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Submission Dates: Draft proposals are due on 15 June 1999; Full proposals are due on 15 August 1999.