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The Program Committee of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics invites proposals for the Tutorial Program for ACL'03, to be held at the Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, Japan, 7-12 July 2003. The tutorials for ACL'03 will be held 7 July 2003.

Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its core content can be covered in a three-hour tutorial slot (including a coffee break).

However, in exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are possible as well.

Submission Details

Proposals for tutorials should contain:

  • A title and brief (< 500 word) content description of the tutorial topic.
  • The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial speakers, with a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  • Any special requirements for technical needs (e.g. internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII (iso8859-1) text as soon as possible, but in any case no later than December 16, 2002.

The subject line should be: "ACL'03 TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


Please submit your proposals and address any inquiries to; this forwards to the Tutorials Co-Chairs.

Tutorials Co-Chairs

John Carroll (University of Sussex, U.K.)

Keh-Jiann Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Lauri Karttunen (PARC, U.S.A.)

Practical Arrangements

Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by January 6, 2003, and must then provide descriptions of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by February 17, 2003. The description should be in three formats: a latex version that fits onto 1/2 page; an ASCII (iso8859-1) version that can be included with the email announcement; and an HTML version that can be included on the conference home page.

Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the transparencies/slides to be used as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial by May 5, 2003.

Financial Information

The current ACL policy is that tutorials are reimbursed at the following rate: US$500 per session plus $25 per registrant in the range 21-50 plus $15 per registrant in excess of 50. Note that this is per tutorial, not per presenter: multiple presenters will split the proceeds, the default assumption being an even split. The ACL does not usually cover any further expenses. If tutorial presenters will be attending the conference then they must register.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for proposal:

December 16, 2002

Notification of acceptance:

January 6, 2003

Tutorial description due:

February 17, 2003

Tutorial course material due:

May 5, 2003

Tutorials date:

July 7, 2003