2010Q1 Reports: SIG Convener
The ACL currently has 16 SIGs.
TO BE UPDATED All but SIGDAT are now compliant with ACL's SIG Guidelines (for details see SIG Compliance).
Many SIGs had held elections during 2008, a few held elections in 2009 or are having elections now.
A couple of words on the more recents SIGs
SIGFSM Joint CIAA conference and FSMNLP workshop in 2011 (France) under preparation. No FSMNLP meeting in 2010.
Endorsed the ACL 2010 Workshop on Applications of Tree Automata in Natural Language Processing http://stp.lingfil.uu.se/atanlp/cfp.html
Open call for papers to a special issue on Finite-State Methods and Models in Natural Language Processing (JNLE): see http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/projects/jnle/
Will have a SIG meeting this year as an LREC Workshop: http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2010/IMG/pdf/SemiticLanguages-LREC2010.pdf
Paola Merlo (SIG Convener 2010)