Conf: Call for bids to host EACL'03

alexis nasr alexis.nasr at
Tue Mar 13 18:56:05 UTC 2001


             Call for Bids to Host EACL'03


The European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
( invites proposals to host the 11th Meeting
of the EACL (EACL'03). The EACL conferences are usually held during the

Proposal coming from any European country, but also from Middle-East
and North-Africa are eligible. The conference format will consist of
a main conference and up to 10 workshops and tutorials organized just
before or after the conference.

The proposal submission process is in two stages. First, draft proposals
are sought from prospective proposers. Based on the evaluation of the
draft proposals, selected proposers will be invited to submit full

Draft proposals are due on 15 June 2001, and will be evaluated
at the EACL Board Meeting on 7 July 2001. Selected proposers will be
informed before end July 2001. Full proposals are due on 15 August 2001.

Draft proposals should include:

- Location (accessibility, conference venue, hotels, student dorms)
- Local CL Community
- Proposed Date
- Meeting space (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops,
  posters, exhibits, demos and small meetings)
- A/V equipment
- Food/Entertainment/Banquet/Receptions
- Local Arrangements (chairs, committee, volunteer labour, registration
- Sponsorships
- Budget estimates

Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection
criteria (unordered):

- Experience of Local Arrangement team.
- Local CL community support.
- Local government and industry support.
- Accessibility and attractiveness of proposed site.
- Appropriateness of proposed dates.
- Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated
   number of registrants
- Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of
   price categories and close to the conference facilities.
- Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus.
- Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous

Draft proposals should be sent electronically to the EACL President:

       Prof. Donia Scott : donia.scott at

Submission Dates:

Draft proposals are due on 15 June 2001;
Full proposals are due on 15 August 2001.

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