Welcome to ACL 2016!

For the first time, the annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) takes place in Germany. ACL 2016 will be held at the Humboldt University, in the heart of Berlin, August 7-12, 2016.


As in previous years, the program of the conference includes poster sessions, tutorials, workshops, and demonstrations in addition to the main conference.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Antal van den Bosch, Radboud University Nijmegen

Program Co-Chairs

  • Katrin Erk, University of Texas at Austin
  • Noah Smith, University of Washington

Local Organizing Committee

  • Valia Kordoni (co-chair), Humboldt University
  • Markus Egg (co-chair), Humboldt University
  • Kostadin Cholakov, Humboldt University
  • Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
  • Anke Lüdeling, Humboldt University
  • Manfred Krifka, Humboldt University
  • Ulf Leser, Humboldt University

Workshop Chairs

  • Jun Zhao, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sabine Schulte im Walde, IMS Stuttgart

Tutorial Chairs

  • Alexandra Birch, University of Edinburgh
  • Willem Zuidema, University of Amsterdam

Publication Chairs

  • Yannick Versley, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  • Hai Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Demonstration Chairs

  • Sameer Pradhan, Cemantix
  • Marianna Apidianaki, LIMSI-CNRS

Student Research Workshop Chairs

  • Will Roberts, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Tao Lei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • He He, University of Maryland

Faculty Advisors to the Student Research Workshop

  • Yang Liu, Tsinghua University
  • Chris Biemann, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Gosse Bouma, University of Groningen

Business Manager

  • Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL

Professional Conference Organiser

  • Con gressa GmbH, Berlin