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:

We are looking forward to a successful and harmonious AACL!


Marti Hearst

President of ACL