2011Q3 Reports: ACL 2012

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The conference organizing committee and ACL board made a site visit to Jeju, Korea in August 2010 to confirm the selection of conference venue and hotels. It was decided that ACL 2012 would be held in International Convention Center (ICC) Jeju, Korea on 8-14 July 2012, with Shilla Hotel being the main conference hotel. The local chairs and ACL are finalizing the budget plan right now. It is noted that EMNLP and CoNLL will be co-located with ACL 2012 in Jeju island. ACL conference website (http://www.acl2012.org ) was announced in October 2010.

ACL 2012 has appointed the all the chairs in the organizing committee. The committee is considering special programs, besides the regular technical programs, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ACL.

General Chair

Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research

Program Co-Chairs

Chin-Yew Lin, Microsoft Research Asia

Miles Osborne, University of Edinburgh

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs

Gary Geunbae Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Jong C. Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Workshop Co-Chairs

Massimo Poesio, University of Trento

Satoshi Sekine, New York University

Tutorial Chair

Michael Strube, EML Research

Publication Co-Chairs

Maggie Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Michael White, The Ohio State University

Mentoring Service Chair

Joyce Chai, Michigan State University

Faculty Advisors (Student Research Workshop)

Kentaro Inui, Tohoku University

Greg Kondrak, University of Alberta

Yang Liu, University of Texas at Dallas

Student Chairs (Student Research Workshop)

Jackie Cheung, University of Toronto

Jun Hatori, University of Tokyo

Carlos Henriquez, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)

Ann Irvine, Johns Hopkins University

Publicity Chairs

Jung-jae Kim, Nanyang Technological University

Youngjoong Ko, Dong-A University

Demo Chair

Min Zhang, Institute for Infocomm Research

Exhibit Chair

Byeongchang Kim, Catholic University of Daegu

Sponsorship Chairs

- Asia -

Eiichiro Sumita, NICT

Haifeng Wang, Baidu

- North America -

Michael Gamon, Microsoft

Patrick Pantel, Microsoft

- Europe -

Massimiliano Ciaramita, Google

Idan Szpektor, Yahoo!

ACL 2012 has also confirmed various important dates:

4 July 2011 Announcement: Call for papers

21 November 2011 Announcement: Call for workshop proposals

19 December 2011 Paper mentoring deadline

9 January 2012 Long paper & student research workshop paper submission deadline

5 March 2012 Acceptance notification: Long paper & student research workshop paper

12 March 2012 Short paper & system demonstrations submission deadline

18 March 2012 Workshop paper submission deadline

15 April, 2012 Acceptance notification: Workshop paper

23 April 2012 Acceptance notification: Short paper & system demonstration

30 April 2012 Camera ready deadline: Long paper, workshop paper, student research workshop paper

7 May 2012 Camera ready deadline: Short Paper & system demonstration