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REMINDER: ACL-IJCNLP, EACL and NAACL 2009 Call for Workshop Proposals -- Deadline of September 1st!


The Association for Computational Linguistics invites proposals for 
workshops to be held in conjunction with one of the three flagship 
conferences sponsored in 2009 by the Association for Computational 
Linguistics: ACL-IJCNLP 2009, EACL 2009, and NAACL HLT 2009.  We solicit 
proposals on any topic of interest to the ACL community. Workshops will 
be held at one of the following conference venues:

EACL 2009 is the annual meeting of the European chapter of the ACL. The 
conference will be held in Athens, Greece, March 30-April 3 2009; 
workshops March 30-31.

NAACL HLT 2009 is the annual meeting of the North American chapter of 
the ACL.  It continues the inclusive tradition of encompassing relevant 
work from the natural language processing, speech and information 
retrieval communities.  The conference will be held in Boulder, 
Colorado, USA, from May 31-June 5 2009; workshops will be held June 4-5.

ACL-IJCNLP 2009 combines the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for 
Computational Linguistics (ACL 2009) with the 4th International Joint 
Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP).  The conference will 
be held in Singapore, August 2-7 2009; workshops will be held August 6-7.


In a departure from previous years, ACL-IJCNLP, EACL and NAACL HLT will 
coordinate the submission and reviewing of workshop proposals for all 
three ACL 2009 conferences.

Proposals for workshops should contain:

     * A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic
       and content.
     * The desired workshop length (one or two days), and an estimate
       of the audience size.
     * The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses
       of the organizers, with one-paragraph statements of their
       research interests and areas of expertise.
     * A budget.
     * A list of potential members of the program committee, with an
       indication of which members have already agreed.
     * A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.
     * A description of special requirements for technical needs.
     * A venue preference specification.

The venue preference specification should list the venues at which the 
organizers would be willing to present the workshop (EACL, NAACL HLT, or 
ACL-IJCNLP).  A proposal may specify one, two, or three acceptable 
workshop venues; if more than one venue is acceptable, the venues should 
be preference-ordered.  There will be a single workshop committee, 
coordinated by the three sets of workshop chairs.  This single committee 
will review the quality of the workshop proposals.  Once the reviews are 
complete, the workshop chairs will work together to assign workshops to 
each of the three conferences, taking into account the location 
preferences given by the proposers.

The ACL has a set of policies on workshops. You can find general 
information on policies regarding attendance, publication, financing, 
and sponsorship, as well as on financial support of SIG workshops, at 
the following URL:

Please submit proposals by electronic mail no later than September 1 
2008, to acl09-workshops at acl09-workshops at uni-konstanz dot de with the 
subject line: "ACL 2009 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL."


Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later 
than September 23, 2008.  Since the three ACL conferences will occur at 
different times, the timescales for the submission and reviewing of 
workshop papers, and the preparation of camera-ready copies, will be 
different for the three conferences. Suggested timescales for each of 
the conferences are given below.

Sep 1, 2008     Workshop proposal deadline
Sep 23, 2008    Notification of acceptance of workshops

EACL 2009
Sep 30, 2008    Call for papers issued by this date
Dec 12, 2008    Deadline for paper submission
Jan 23, 2009    Notification of acceptance of papers
Feb  6, 2009    Camera-ready copies due
Mar 30-31, 2009 EACL 2009 workshops

Dec 10, 2008    Call for papers issued by this date
Mar 6, 2009     Deadline for paper submissions
Mar 30, 2009    Notification of paper acceptances
Apr 12, 2009    Camera-ready copies due
June 4-5, 2009  NAACL HLT 2009 workshops

Feb 6, 2009     Call for papers issued issued by this date
May 1, 2009     Deadline for paper submissions
Jun 1, 2009     Notification of acceptances
Jun 14, 2009    Camera-ready copies due
Aug 6-7, 2009   ACL-IJCNLP 2009 Workshops

Workshop Co-Chairs:

     * Miriam Butt, EACL, University of Konstanz
     * Stephen Clark, EACL, Oxford University
     * Nizar Habash, NAACL HLT, Columbia University
     * Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, NAACL HLT, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     * Jimmy Lin, ACL-IJCNLP, University of Maryland
     * Yuji Matumoto, ACL-IJCNLP, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

For inquiries, send email to: acl09-workshops at 
acl09-workshops at uni-konstanz dot de.