2012Q1 Reports: Secretary

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to bring the constitution in line with the ACL Fellows program, we need to change this:

"Distinguished scholars in the field may be elected Fellows of the Association by members at the Annual Business Meeting, upon recommendation by the Nominating Committee to the Executive Committee. The number of living Fellows shall not exc eed twenty-five; no more than three may be selected in any year."

to this:

"Distinguished scholars in the field may be elected Fellows of the Association by the Nominating Committee."

Election results - Su Jian, Gertjan van Noord, Chris Callison-Burch, postcards

sudoku reminder - http://aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=Conference_Schedule_for_2014-2019

Scopus started adding ACL proceedings + others - http://www.info.sciverse.com/scopus/

Resolutions - http://aclweb.org/adminwiki/index.php?title=ACL_Resolutions

new sig - Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies

NLPExchange - http://clair.si.umich.edu:8080

Longer term workshop planning, e.g., DUC 2013

helped SIGDAT elections

endorsed International Conference on Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), SLT 2012

succession of journal editor

AAN - new version - http://clair.si.umich.edu/anthology

We also need a formal policy about submissions by members of the scientific PC

NACLO - http://www.naclo.cs.cmu.edu

portal - link to wiki, link with AAN, persistent IDs,

Google Citations?

Bob Krovetz - archive of presentations

Allowing SIG officers to be on the exec?

policy on submissions by members of the scientific PC

roles for exec members: conference person, information officer, archivist, video librarian, AAN person, publications person, portal person

Elections in the future

Online NLP courses

Expansion of START - wrt Portal

Break down banquet sponsorship to make it easier for companies to pay

Avoid dependencies on the choice of best paper award

Improvements to aclpub, e.g., for tutorials

Long-term tutorial list

Coordination of submission dates for NAACL and ACL

Reminders to nom comm - Bird, Dagan, Knight about open positions

New initiative - NLP cloud

$100 registration fee