ACL-04 site selection roport for 2002

ACL'04 Conference Organization
Mark Johnson

The call for bids for ACL'04 has closed, and we received several
excellent bids from sites in Europe. At the ACL winter meeting we
decided to ask two sites to prepare more detailed bids. At the same
time an ACL'04 organizing committee was formed, consisting of members of
the ACL and EACL executive committees. We received two excellent
detailed proposals, and it is clear that either site could have hosted
an excellent ACL meeting. After a detailed review and much discussion,
we decided to ask the team from Barcelona to host ACL'04.