ACL 2006 Report Instructions

This page contains instructions for preparing ACL reports for 2006. Please send any correspondence to Claire Cardie < >.  Completed reports will be available here.

Request for reports

In preparation for this year's executive committee meeting, we need your status reports on ACL activities during the last year and a description of ongoing activities. In particular, we 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. I will, of course, harass you annoyingly until the report is sent in :).

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 that 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 Keh-Yih Su, are online

Important Dates

FRIDAY JULY 7 email your ASCII report to
SUNDAY JULY 9 reports circulated - please read!
SUNDAY JULY 16 Exec meeting
WEDNESDAY JULY 19       Exec-plus dinner: after the excursion
     Gold Room at L'Aqua - The Roof Terrace
     Cockle Bay Wharf - Darling Park (Harbour), opposite the SCEC)
THURSDAY JULY 20 Business meeting
     1:30-2:30 Bayside Auditorium A

Note: The July 9 deadline is designed to give you as much time as possible, but it is very tight - if possible, please send in your report sooner than that.

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 and send it to Jun'ichi Tsujii and Dragomir Radev.
Claire Cardie   < >