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Call for Bids - AACL/IJCNLP 2020
10 Oct 2018

The 1st Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

The Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (AACL) hereby invites proposals to host the conference in the Asia-Pacific region in November or December of 2020. At this time, we seek preliminary draft proposals from prospective bidders in the Asia-Pacific region. Promising bidders will be asked to provide additional information for the final selection.

The AACL/IJCNLP 2020 Coordinating Committee will select the General Chair and the Program Committee Co-Chairs for the conference. Draft proposals should identify a Local Arrangements Chair, who will work with the General Chair and the Coordinating Committee to develop a detailed plan and budget.

To facilitate conference organization, bidders may delegate many tasks of their choice to a Professional Conference Organizer and/or to the ACL Office (Priscilla Rasmussen). Handy bid guidelines, including expense and task list templates and additional useful links are provided at: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/b51QCVARmOHlNEWOfQINd0?domain=aclweb.org [1]. The template for local expenses is available here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/3zuECWLVn6ijRQMlHpqcOK?domain=ftp.cs.t… [2].

Bid Highlights: Draft proposals include information on the following:

  • Location (accessibility; conference venue, e.g., convention center, hotel or university; accommodation; dining options)

  • Proposed dates. Religious and local national holidays should be avoided, as much as possible.

  • Local arrangements team (chair/co-chair, committee, volunteer labor, registration handling; describing any experience the team has had in organizing previous conferences and the number of participants at those conferences)

  • Local Computational Linguistics community

  • Meeting venues (space for sessions, tutorials, workshops, posters, exhibits, demos, small meetings and registration)

  • High-speed, all-ports-open, easy-to-use internet access

  • Audiovisual equipment

  • Catering, including breaks, receptions, poster sessions, banquet and entertainment (traditionally, dancing for participants at the banquet)

  • Local sponsorships

  • Local expenses estimates spreadsheet (using template provided, link above)

Evaluation: Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria (unordered):

  • Experience of local arrangements team

  • Local CL community support

  • Local government and industry support

  • Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site

  • Suitability 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 expense projections

  • Geographical balance with regard to ACL, AACL, IJCNLP and COLING meetings in the Asia-Pacific region in the decade prior to 2020 (2008 Hyderabad, India; 2009 Singapore; 2011 Chiang Mai, Thailand; 2012 Jeju, Korea and Mumbai, India; 2013 Nagoya, Japan; 2015 Beijing, China; 2016 Osaka, Japan; 2017 Taipei, ROC; 2018 Melbourne, Australia; 2019 Hong Kong, China)

Important Dates:

  • October, 2018: Final call for bids

  • December 20, 2018: Notify intention to submit proposal

  • January 22, 2019: Draft proposals due

  • Through February 26, 2019: Feedback to bidders

  • March 26, 2019: Final bids due

  • April 30, 2019: Bid selected

The selected location for AACL/IJCNLP 2020 will be announced at ACL 2019. Please send notifications and draft proposals to: aacl-ijcnlp-ccc2020@aclweb.org [3].

Haifeng Wang Chair of AACL/IJCNLP 2020 Coordinating Committee Senior Vice President, Baidu

Read more: https://www.aclweb.org/portal/content/call-bids-aaclijcnlp-2020

[1] https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/b51QCVARmOHlNEWOfQINd0?domain=aclweb.org

[2] https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/3zuECWLVn6ijRQMlHpqcOK?domain=ftp.cs.toronto.edu

[3] mailto:aacl-ijcnlp-ccc2020@aclweb.org

The Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (AACL) was launched
18 Jul 2018

Dear ACL members,

To promote the growth of the Asia-Pacific NLP community, the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (AACL) was officially launched on July 18, 2018. The parent organization of AACL is the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

The administration of AACL will be conducted by the AACL Executive Board, which consists of a Chair, a Chair-elect, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and three Board members. The founding officers of the AACL Executive Board hail from six countries/territories:

  • Chair (2018-2020): Haifeng Wang, Baidu, China
  • Chair-elect (2018-2020): Keh-Yih Su, Institute of Information Science, Taiwan
  • Secretary (2018-2020): Yang Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  • Treasurer (2018-2020): Seung-won Hwang, Yonsei University, Korea
  • At-large (2018-2020): Yusuke Miyao, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • At-large (2018-2020): Jian Su, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • At-large (2018-2020): Mark Dras, Macquarie University, Australia

AACL aims to serve the needs of ACL members from 57 countries/territories in Asia-Pacific. AACL will organize conferences, encourage and facilitate ACL membership by people and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, and will provide a source of information on regional activities for the ACL Executive Committee. AACL will strive to collaboration with AFNLP and other relevant local scientific and professional societies to the mutual benefit of all. For more information, please visit the AACL website: http://aaclweb.org/.

We are looking forward to a successful and harmonious AACL!

Sincerely,

Marti Hearst

President of ACL