LINGUIST List 12.893

Thu Mar 29 2001

Calls: Student Volunteers/NAACL, Call for Bids/EACL'03

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, Computational Linguistics/Call for Student Volunteers (NAACL-2001)
  2. Philippe Blache, Call for Bids (EACL'03)

Message 1: Computational Linguistics/Call for Student Volunteers (NAACL-2001)

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:10:09 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Call for Student Volunteers (NAACL-2001)

 C a l l f o r S t u d e n t V o l u n t e e r s 

 NAACL 2001

 Second Meeting of
 the North American Chapter of
 the Association for Computational Linguistics

 Carnegie Mellon University
 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

 2-7 June, 2001

The local organizers for NAACL 2001 are now accepting applications for
student volunteers. In exchange for their services, volunteers will have
their registration fees for the main conference waived. Student
volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 12 hours, in the form of
three half-day shifts any time during the conference (from 6/2 to 6/7,
depending on availability of volunteer time-slots). This is a great
opportunity to be involved in the organization of the conference and
attend presentations by some of the most prominent names in Computational
Linguistics in North America.

Volunteer duties will be divided in two main categories: audio-visual (AV)
assistants and registration desk assistants. AV work will include helping
with setting up equipment and facilitating microphones for questions from the
audience during presentation sessions (volunteers in this category will be
expected to have some familiarity with AV equipment and laptop computers).
Registration desk volunteers will be working at the registration desk, taking
on-site payments, distributing registration materials, and answering
questions. In addition, good will towards helping with miscellaneous aspects
of the conference will be expected of all volunteers.

In summary:

- You will work 12-15 hours, divided into three shifts.

- You will help with registration, or with AV equipment during presentation
 sessions .

- You will have your main conference student registration fee waived. 
 That includes a conference proceedings CD-ROM, a conference bag, a
 t-shirt, admittance to the reception, coffee and snacks during breaks,
 and of course, admittance to all sessions in the main conference (but
 not to workshops or tutorials).

assistants for the workshops and tutorials. Workshop/tutorial AV volunteers
will have their fees waived for a particular workshop/tutorial, in exchange
for audio-visual responsibilities at the workshop/tutorial (as described
above). Please note that this is a separate volunteering endeavor from the
main conference. If you would like to obtain free registration to both the
main conference and to a workshop/tutorial, you should volunteer for both
duties (the main conference and ALSO the particular workshop/tutorial).


Accepted volunteers will receive email confirmation from the organizers. 
Volunteer early - slots may fill up fast!


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 Application for Student Volunteers 

 NAACL 2001

- Your name: 

- Your student affiliation (University): 

- What are you volunteering for:
 Pick ONE:

 (1) Registration Desk Assistant

 (2) AV Assistant during Main Conference & Student Research Workshop

- Additional AV Volunteering for Workshops and Tutorials:

 * Pick At most ONE workshop/tutorial per day:

 (Saturday) Tutorial - "How May I Help You?": 
 Automated Customer Service via Natural Spoken Dialog

 (Saturday) Tutorial - Empirical Methods in Natural Language 
 Processing: What's Happened Since the First SIGDAT Meeting? 

 (Saturday) Tutorial - Building Synthetic Voices

 (Saturday) Tutorial - Open-Domain Textual Question Answering

 (Sunday/Monday) EMNLP

 (Sunday/Monday) Workshop - WordNet and Other Lexical Resources:
 Applications, Extensions and Customizations

 (Sunday) Workshop - Automatic Summarization

 (Sunday) Workshop - MT Evaluation: Hands-On Evaluation

 (Monday) Workshop - Adaptation in Dialogue Systems

- Optional: You may indicate days and times you prefer to work. 
 Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a particular assignment.
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Message 2: Call for Bids (EACL'03)

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 10:04:21 +0200
From: Philippe Blache <>
Subject: Call for Bids (EACL'03)

 Call for Bids to Host EACL'03

The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
( invites proposals to host the 11th Meeting
of the EACL (EACL'03). The EACL conferences are usually held during the

Proposal coming from any European country, but also from Middle-East
and North-Africa are eligible. The conference format will consist of
a main conference and up to 10 workshops and tutorials organized just
before or after the conference.

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

Draft proposals are due on 15 June 2001, and will be evaluated
at the EACL Board Meeting on 7 July 2001. Selected proposers will be
informed before end July 2001. Full proposals are due on 15 August 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 labour, 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 EACL President:

 Prof. Donia Scott :

Submission Dates:

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

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