ACL 2002 Report Instructions

This page contains instructions for ACL officials preparing reports for 2001. Please send any correspondence to Hiroshi Nakagawa < >. Completed reports are available here .

Request for reports and invitation to exec-plus dinner

In preparation for this year's executive committee meeting, I need your status reports on ACL activities during the last year and a description of ongoing activities. I need a brief report, in plain ASCII format, of no more than a few paragraphs in each assigned area. These will be used both as a public record of ACL activities and as a basis for discussions at the ACL Executive Meeting, the Exec-Plus Dinner, and the Public Business Meeting. Please inform me as soon as possible if responsibility for your task has switched to someone else (and also include their email address). I will compile the reports and distribute them in advance of the meeting.

The content of the reports will be used to set agenda items for the meeting. Therefore it is essential that they be received NO LATER THAN the deadline and earlier if possible. Thus I urge you to take the time to prepare your report well in advance.

Invitation: Officials who complete their report are invited to attend the "Executive Plus" Dinner and present their report (details to be announced).

Background: where reports are presented

  1. Executive Meeting: This is a full-day meeting of the ACL Executive usually held before the conference. The president or secretary usually invites the people involved in current and future conferences to attend part of the meeting and give a status report.
  2. Exec-Plus Dinner: This is an evening meeting which includes everyone who has submitted reports, including representatives of all the SIGs. This dinner has the dual role of thanking people who have contributed to ACL, and also as a working meeting where some topics can be discussed in a larger group.
  3. Business Meeting: This is a public meeting for the ACL membership, and the ideal place for reporting ACL and SIG initiatives and for informing the membership about the full breadth of activities in the association. Consider putting your main points on a transparency (in a large point-size).
Note: Everyone submitting reports will have an opportunity for short presentations at both the exec-plus dinner and business meetings. Some reports will also be presented at the exec meeting (by invitation). Please plan presentations to avoid duplication of content. In particular, so that the exec-plus dinner does not run late, please note the following points: Thank-you!

Last year's reports

In preparing your report, you may find it helpful to check last year's reports. These reports, compiled by Steven Bird, are online at:

Important Dates

NOW Please bookmark this page and plan your report! :-)
THURSDAY JUNE 20 email your ASCII report to
with the subject line "ACL EXEC REPORT"
Please don't send anything but ASCII
TUESDAY JUNE 25 reports circulated - please read!
SUNDAY JULY 7 Exec meeting
MONDAY JULY 8 Exec-plus dinner
TUESDAY JULY 9 Business meeting

Note: The June 20 deadline is designed to give you as much time as possible, but it is tight for me - if possible, it would be a big help if you sent your report by Tuesday June 11. Thanks.

Suggesting other agenda items

If you wish to suggest specific agenda items to be covered at any of the exec meeting, the exec-plus dinner or the business meeting, please summarize the proposed topic in an email with subject "ACL EXEC MEETING PROPOSED AGENDA ITEM" and send it to John Nerbonne ,, .


Below is the list of topics with assignments (guessed in some cases). If more than one person is listed by a subject, the first person is asked to ensure that someone on the team files the report on time.
  1. Reports from ACL management
  2. ACL-2002
  3. Journal and Publications
  4. Recent Conferences
  5. Future Conferences
  6. Special Interest Groups
  7. Organizations/Initiatives
  8. Other Reports

Hiroshi Nakagawa   < >