14.420, Confs: Association for Computational Linguistics

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Subject: 14.420, Confs: Association for Computational Linguistics

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Date:  Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:29:07 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Association for Computational Linguistics, Japan

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Date:  Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:29:07 EST
From:  Priscilla Rasmussen <rasmusse at cs.rutgers.edu>
Subject:  Association for Computational Linguistics, Japan


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ACL2003 News Letter No.2              (7th of February, 2003)
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Hitoshi Isahara (Publicity Chair, CRL) and Masaki Murata (CRL)
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Venue: Convention Center of Sapporo, Sapporo, JAPAN
Dates: Tutorials and Pre-conference Workshops: July 7, 2003
        Main Conference: July 8-10, 2003
        Post-conference Workshops: July 11-12, 2003
(For details, see the Web site http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/)

This news letter includes
1) Submission Deadlines and Submission Sites
    1-1) Main Conference
    1-2) Student Research Workshop
    1-3) Interactive Poster/Demo Sessions
2) Tutorials
3) Reduced Registration Fee and Visa Documents
    3-1) Reduced Registration Fee
    3-2) Visa Documents
4) ACL-2003 Student Research Workshop Program Committee
5) Call for Exhibits and Sponsorship

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1) Submission Deadlines and Submission Sites

The submission deadlines of the main conference, student workshop and
interactive Poster/Demo sessions are approaching and their submission
sites are now open.

Note that the associated conferences (EMNLP and IRAL) and the
workshops have their own submission deadlines and sites. Please see
our web site for the details.

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1-1) Main Conference

* Submission deadline: February 26, 2003
(Note that we NO LONGER require early registration of papers.)

[Submission site]

The electronic submission site of the ACL-2003 main conference
(http://acl03-submissions.cs.uiuc.edu) is now open.  Please consult it
for details on the submission format and procedures.

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1-2) Student Research Workshop

* Submission deadline: February 26, 2003
(Note that we NO LONGER require early registration of papers.)

[Submission site]

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Specific instructions
and web forms for electronic submissions will be available soon on
http://tangra.si.umich.edu/clair/acl03-student/.
(Note that the instructions for items to be submitted were modified.)

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1-3) Interactive Poster/Demo Sessions

* Submission deadline: May 1, 2003

[Submission site]

All papers must be submitted electronically at the web address. The
papers must be submitted no later than 12 noon Central Time (8PM GMT)
on May 1st, 2003.  For further detail, please consult the following
site: http://cl.aist-nara.ac.jp/staff/matsu/poster.html

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2) Tutorials

There will be four tutorials, to be given by leading experts in language
and speech processing. The titles and presenters are:

  Finite State Language Processing
    Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

  Optimization, Maxent Models, and Conditional Estimation without Magic
    Dan Klein and Chris Manning (Stanford University, USA)

  Knowledge Discovery from Text
    Dan Moldovan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
    Roxana Girju (Baylor University, USA)

  Spoken Language Processing: Separating Science Fact from Science Fiction
    Roger Moore (20/20 Speech Ltd, UK)

The tutorials will take place on July 7.

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3) Reduced Registration Fee and Visa Documents

3-1) Reduced Registration Fee

We are pleased to announce that we are planning to offer a special
reduced registration fee for participants from developing countries
and those with hard currency problems. We hope this will enable a
greater number of researchers to participate in ACL-2003.  While the
actual reduced fee will be announced soon in the next Newsletter and
our web site, the conditions for the reduced fee will be the same as
those for the reduced ACL membership fees (See Membership in the ACL
web site http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~acl/home.html)   A special
arrangement of accommodations for these participants is also being
considered, which will be announced in the next newsletter and our web
site.

3-2) Visa Documents

Participants may need to acquire a visa to attend ACL03.

Those with nationality of European countries (with some exceptions)
and North American countries do not need a visa. However, please check
with your local Japanese embassy or consulate if you are not sure.

In most countries, to acquire a visa is not complicated and does not
take long. However, it may take longer in some countries and if you
need help obtaining a visa, please see
(http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/visa.html) and send an e-mail to the
Secretariat (araki at media.eng.hokudai.ac.jp) with necessary
information.

The period between the dates of acceptance notification and the actual
dates of conference/WSs is shorter than in an ordinary International
ACL conference. If you are afraid that you have not enough time in
obtaining a visa or official approval of traveling abroad, please
contact the Secretariat (araki at media.eng.hokudai.ac.jp).  If you
submitted a paper to the main conference, the WSs, the interactive
demo sessions or the student workshop, please also include the Paper
ID and the title of your paper in your e-mail.

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4) ACL-2003 Student Research Workshop Program Committee

The committee of the student workshop announced a tentative list of
the members of the Program Committee. A few more people will be added
to the list.

[Students]
Slaven Bilac, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hoojung Chung, Korea University, Korea (TBC)
Mona Diab, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Ji Donghong, Institute of Infocomm Reseach, Singapore
Ariadna Font Llitjos, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Hisanori Furumaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Krasimira Ivanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Martin Jansche, The Ohio State University, USA
Nobuhiro Kaji, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hannah Kermes, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Sang-Bum Kim, Korea University, Korea (TBC)
Yoji Kiyota, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Taku Kudo, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Koji Murakami, Hokkaido University, Japan
Hong I Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Noah Smith, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Kristina Striegnitz, Saarland University, Germany
Mary D. Taffet, Syracuse University, USA
Mineki Takechi, FUJITSU Ltd. / Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Vivian Tsang, University of Toronto, Canada
Tylman Ule, Universit Tingen, Germany

[Non-students]
Regina Barzilay, Cornell University, USA
Thorsten Brants, Google, USA
Baobao Chang, Peking University, China
Huang Chu-Ren, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Herve Dejean, XRCE, France
Pascale Fung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Jianfeng Gao, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Iryna Gurevych, European Media Laboratory, Germany
Daisuke Kawahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Alistair Knott, University of Otago, New Zealand
Anna Korhonen, University of Cambridge, UK
Jong-Hyeok Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea (TBC)
Lothar Lemnitzer, Tuebingen University, Germany
Deryle Lonsdale, Brigham Young University Department of Linguistics, USA
Edson T. Miyamoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Diego Molla-Aliod, Macquarie University, Australia
Petya Osenova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and The Sofia University, Bulgaria
Gerald Penn, University of Toronto, Canada
Bill Raymond, The Ohio State University, USA
Kiyoaki Shirai, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, NECTEC, Thailand
Oliver Streiter, European Academie, Italy
Naohoshi Tamura, Yokohama National University Japan
Dan Tufis, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Romania
Hui Wang, Peking University, China
Janyce Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Maria Wolters, Rhetorical Systems, Scotland

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5) Call for Exhibits and Sponsorship

We are happy to announce that 8 companies, 4 research institutes and
13 universities have approved the Exhibits and Sponsorship programs
and will show their products or introduce their services of interest
to the NLP community.

The deadline of application for the Exhibits and Sponsorship is
approaching.  Application Deadline for both: April 1, 2003

For details, see Industrial Exhibition and Sponsorship at
http://www.ec-inc.co.jp/ACL2003/ .

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