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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Call for Bids to Host ACL 2011 in the Americas



Call for Bids to Host ACL 2011 in the Americas

The Association for Computational Linguistics invites proposals to host the 49th Annual Meeting of the ACL, to be held in the Americas in June or July, 2011

At this time, we seek preliminary draft proposals from prospective bidders in America (North, Central, or South). Promising bidders will be asked to provide additional information for the final selection.

The ACL-2011 Coordinating Committee, made up of members of the Executive Committee of the ACL and members of the Chapter Board of its North American Chapter (NAACL), 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, budget and registration materials.

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 budget and task list templates and additional useful links are provided at: http://aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=Bid_Guidelines.

Bid Highlights: Draft proposals include information on the following:

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

Important Dates:

December, 2008 - Final Call for Bids
February 15, 2009 - Notify intention to submit proposal
March 15, 2009 - Draft proposals due
Through May 1, 2009 - Feedback to bidders
June 1, 2009 - Final bids due
July 15, 2009 - Bid selected

For any queries please contact Ido Dagan, the Coordinating Committee chair. Please send notifications and draft proposals to:

Ido Dagan
Department of Computer Science
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
Email: dagan @ cs . biu . ac . il
Phone: +972 54 4395336
Fax: +972 3 7384056