LINGUIST List 11.2699

Wed Dec 13 2000

Calls: Canadian Ling Association, Computational Ling

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  1. Nicole Rosen, Canadian Linguistic Association
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Message 1: Canadian Linguistic Association

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 12:28:20 -0500
From: Nicole Rosen <>
Subject: Canadian Linguistic Association

The Canadian Linguistic Association will hold its 2001 conference as
part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the
Universit� Laval, Qu�bec, Canada, from Thursday 24 May to Sunday 27
May 2001. Members are invited to submit abstracts representing all
areas of linguistics.

COMMITTEE: 1 February 2001

For more information please visit the CLA website:

L'Association canadienne de linguistique tiendra son congr�s de 2001
lors du Congr�s des sciences sociales et humaines � l'Universit�
Laval, Qu�bec, Canada, du jeudi 24 mai au dimanche 27 mai 2001. Les
membres sont invit�s � soumettre des propositions de communication
(r�sum�s) portant sur tous les domaines de la discipline.

 DE PROGRAMME: le 1 f�vrier 2001

Pour de plus amples renseignements, s.v.p. visiter le site
web de l'ACL:
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Message 2: Computational Linguistics (ACL)

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 12:26:23 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics (ACL)

CALL for Bids to Host ACL 2003

The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) hereby 
invites proposals to host the 41st Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL'03). 
International ACL conferences are usually held at the end of July.
In keeping with the ACL policy of rotating conference venues,
we seek proposals from Asia. 

The proposal submission process is in two stages. First, draft proposals are
sought from prospective proposers. Based on the evaluation of the draft
proposals, selected proposers will be invited to submit full proposals. The
intent of a request for draft proposals is to minimize the labor and costs
associated with the production of full proposals.

Bids for Local Arrangements Chair can include suggestions for General 
Chair, which must be someone other than the Local Arrangements Chair 
but could be at the same institution. 

The General Chair will be responsible for overseeing operations of 
the conference, including working with the Executives of the ACL and 
the NAACL and collaborating with the Local Arrangements Chair to develop 
the budget and registration materials; working with the Program and 
Local Arrangements Chairs to develop the schedule and program; 
working with the ACL Executive Board to appoint supporting chairs to 
obtain outside funding, publicize the conference, and organize 
workshops, tutorials, student events, and demonstrations (none of 
these supporting nominations need to be included in the proposal); 
and coordinating the activities of the various chairs and their 

The Local Arrangements Chair will be responsible for the activities 
such as arranging meeting rooms, equipment, refreshments, housing, 
on-site registration, participant e-mail access, security for 
equipment, the reception, the banquet, and working with the General 
Chair, the ACL, and the NAACL to develop the budget and registration 

The ACL Executive Board will select the Program Committee Chair, who 
will be responsible for the processes of soliciting, receiving, and 
reviewing submissions; selecting the papers to be presented at the 
conference; notifying authors of acceptance or rejection; and 
developing the conference program. 

Draft proposals are due on 15 April 2001. Draft proposals are evaluated
competitively by the ACL Executive Committee. Selected proposers will be 
informed electronically before 15 May 2001. Full proposals are due on 15 
June 2001.

Draft proposals should include:

- - Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms)
- - Local CL Community
- - Proposed Date
- - Meeting Space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, 
 posters, exhibits, demos and small meetings)
- - A/V equipment
- - Food/Entertainment/Banquet/Receptions
- - Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labor, registration
- - Sponsorships
- - Budget estimates

Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection
criteria (unordered):

- - Experience of Local Arrangement team.
- - Local CL community support.
- - Local government and industry support.
- - Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site.
- - Appropriateness of proposed dates.
- - Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated
 number of registrants 
- - Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of
 price categories and close to the conference facilities.
- - Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus.
- - Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous

Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the ACL Vice-President,
with a copy to the executive committee's area coordinator for 2001.

Prof. John Nerbonne Prof. Junichi TSUJII
Alfa Informatica, P.O. Box 716 Department of Information Science
University of Groningen Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo
9700 AS Groningen, The Netherlands 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
Tel. +31 (0)50 363 58 15 +81 (0)3-5841-4098
Fax 363 68 55 5802-8872

Submission Dates: 

Draft proposals are due on 15 April 2001; 
Full proposals are due on 15 June 2001.
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