| Category: ||E-Announce |
| Subject: ||Call for Bids to Host ACL 2004 |
| From: ||Priscilla Rasmussen |
| Email: ||rasmusse_(on)_cs.rutgers.edu |
| Date received: ||13 Sep 2001 |
| Deadline: ||01 Dec 2001 |
CALL FOR BIDS TO HOST ACL 2004
In conjunction with its European chapter, the Association
for Computational Linguistics invites proposals to host the 41st
Annual Meeting of the ACL (ACL '04). The ACL conferences are usually
held during the early summer (June or July). The location of
ACL conferences rotates on a three year cycle: in 2004 the ACL conference
will be cosponsored with the European chapter of the ACL, and located in
Europe, the Middle East or North Africa. Proposals coming from any
European country, the Middle East and North Africa are eligible. The
conference format will consist of a main conference and up to 10 workshops and
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 proposals.
Draft proposals are due on the 1st December 2001, and will be evaluated
by a joint ACL/EACL committee. Selected proposers will be informed at the
end of February 2002. Full proposals are due on 15 April 2002.
Draft proposals should include:
Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms)
Local CL Community
Meeting space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, posters,
exhibits, demos and small meetings)
Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labour, registration
Suggestions for a general chair may optionally be included, but the final
decision rests with the ACL conference organizing committee.
Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection criteria
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
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 conferences.
Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the ACL vice-president
elect, Mark Johnson, at Mark_Johnson_(on)_Brown.edu
Draft proposals are due on 1 December 2001;
Full proposals are due on 15 April 2002.
Submitters are encouraged to view recent previous successful bids, which
are archived on http://www.aclweb.org/archive/bid
s.html, the ACL archive