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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Singapore: ACL-IJCNLP 2009 First Call for Participation

Early Registration (ends **30 June**, 2009) now open at:

      ==  == ACL-IJCNLP 2009 First Call for Participation ==  ==

                         Joint Conference of
     the 47th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational
the 4th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
         the Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing

                          August 2 - 7, 2009

For the first time, the flagship conferences of the Association of
Computational Linguistics (ACL) and Asian Federation of Natural
Language Processing (AFNLP) -- the ACL and IJCNLP -- are jointly
organized as a single event. The ACL-IJCNLP 2009 will cover a broad
spectrum of technical areas related to natural language and
computation.  ACL-IJCNLP 2009 will include a rich array of the state
of the art: 120 full and 95 short paper presentations, 11
demonstrations, 6 tutorials, and 12 workshops.  We welcome you to
participate in the conference to discuss the latest research
findings. The 2009 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language
Processing (EMNLP) will also be co-located with ACL-IJCNLP 2009 right
here in Singapore, which will also feature over 160 papers.

Singapore, the culturally and technologically vibrant Garden City of
Asia, is the stage set for the landmark joint conference.  The
conference will take place at Suntec Singapore International
Convention & Exhibition Centre, which is only 20 minutes from Changi
International Airport. Suntec Singapore offers direct access to 5,200
hotel rooms, 1,000 shops, 300 restaurants and a world-class performing
arts centre.

                 *** *** *** REGISTRATION *** *** ***

  ACL-IJCNLP 2009 registration is now open at the following web page:

  Early registration through June 30, 2009 (11:59pm EDT) Late
  registration through July 19, 2009 (11:59pm EDT). Online
  registration will not be available after July 19, 2009. Please then
  register  on-site.

  Please note that the registration fees for workshops, tutorials as
  well as the main conference will be different after June 30 during the
  normal registration period.  Late / Onsite registration rates will
  be raised again after July 19.

  While you're at the registration pages, you are encouraged to visit:

Conference Blog: We have a conference blog that will keep you
  up-to-date with the latest news with the conference!  Please visit:

Travel Information and Accomodations: It's not too early to plan your
  trip!  See: http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/main/travelinfo.html
  You should also book your accommodations early.  Check out the
  accommodation information here:

       *** *** *** CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE *** *** ***

Tutorials:                                    2 August

Main Conference:                              3-5 August, 2009
(Full accepted paper list at:
Full paper acceptance rate 21% (120 out of 570))
(Short accepted paper list at:
Short paper acceptance rate 26% (95 out of 372))

Workshops and Co-located conference (EMNLP):  6-7 August
(Details on the Empirical Methods on Natural Language Processing
conference, EMNLP at: http://conferences.inf.ed.ac.uk/emnlp09/ )

                  *** *** *** WORKSHOPS *** *** ***


WS1: Applied Textual Inference (TextInfer) (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Chris Callison-Burch, Ido Dagan, Christopher Manning, Marco
        Pennacchiotti, Fabio Massimo Zanzotto

WS2: Grammar Engineering across Frameworks (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Tracy Holloway King, Marianne Santaholma

WS3: KRAQ'09: Knowledge and Reasoning for Answering Questions (6 Aug
Chairs: Marie-Francine Moens, Patrick Saint-Dizier

WS4: Language Generation and Summarisation (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Anja Belz, Roger Evans, Sebastian Varges

WS5: Multiword Expressions: Identification, Interpretation,
     Disambiguation and Applications (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Dimitra Anastasiou, Chikara Hashimoto, Preslav Nakov, Su Nam

WS6: The Third Linguistic Annotation Workshop (The LAW III) (6-7 Aug
Chairs: Nancy Ide, Adam Meyers, Manfred Stede, Chu-Ren Huang

WS7: 2nd Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora: from
     parallel to non-parallel corpora (6 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Pascale Fung, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Reinhard Rapp

WS8: TextGraphs-4: Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing
     (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Monojit Choudhury, Samer Hassan, Animesh Mukherjee, Smaranda Muresan

WS9: The People's Web meets NLP: Collaboratively Constructed Semantic
     Resources (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Iryna Gurevych, Torsten Zesch

WS10: The 7th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (6-7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Hammam Riza, Virach Sornlertlamvanich

WS11: Named Entities Workshop - Shared Task on Transliteration (NEWS
      on Transliteration) (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Haizhou Li, A Kumaran

WS12: Workshop on text and citation analysis for scholarly digital
      libraries (NLPIR4DL) (7 Aug 2009)
Chairs: Simone Teufel, Min-Yen Kan

                  *** *** *** TUTORIALS *** *** ***

Detailed tutorial abstracts at:

T1: Fundamentals of Chinese Language Processing
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenters/organisers: Chu-Ren Huang and Prof. Qin LU (both from The
                       Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

T2: Topics in Statistical Machine Translation
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenters/organisers: Kevin Knight (USC/Information Sciences
                       Institute) Philipp Koehn (University of

T3: Semantic Role Labeling: Past, Present and Future
Date/Time: Morning - 8:30am - 12:00 noon, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Lluis Marquez (Universitat Politecnica de

T4: Computational Modeling of Human Language Acquisition
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Afra Alishahi (Saarland University)

T5: Learning to Rank and Applications
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organiser: Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia)

T6: State-of-the-art NLP Approaches to Coreference Resolution: Theory
and Practical Recipes
Date/Time: Afternoon - 2:00 - 5:00pm, 2 Aug 2009
Presenter/organisers: Simone Paolo Ponzetto (University of Heidelberg)
                      and Massimo Poesio (Universita' di Trento)

                       *** *** *** *** *** ***

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!

 General Conference Chair - Su, Keh-Yih
    (Behavior Design Corp., Taiwan; kysu[at]bdc.com.tw)

 Program Co-Chair - Su, Jian
    (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore;
 Program Co-Chair - Wiebe, Janyce
    (University of Pittsburgh, USA; janycewiebe[at]gmail.com)
 Local Organizing Chair - Li, Haizhou
    (Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore;