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 FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT


The Association for Computational Linguistics invites the submission of papers, proposals for workshops and tutorials for its forty-first Annual Meeting to be held in Sapporo, Japan. Papers are invited on substantial, original, and unpublished research on all aspects of computational linguistics.

The conference will also have special sessions of interactive posters and demos for significant work in progress, on-going research projects with novel ideas/applications, or late-breaking results that is best communicated in an interactive format.

The following are important information extracted from the CFPs.


[1] Conferece Date and Venue

Date:

July 7-12, 2003

Venue:

Sapporo Convention Center, Sapporo, JAPAN

General Chair: Junichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Local Organizing Chair: Kenji Araki (Hokkaido University, Japan)


[2] CFP of the main conference

Co-chairs of the Program Committee:
Erhard Hinrichs (University of Turbingen, Germany)
Dan Roth (University of Illinois, U.S.A.)


Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:

February 21, 2003

Paper submission deadline:

February 26, 2003 (12 noon central time)

Notification of Acceptance:

April 26, 2003

Camera ready papers due:

May 20, 2003

ACL-03 Conference:

July 7-12, 2003

[3] CFP of Interactive Posters and Demo

Chair of Poster and Demo Sessions: Yuji Matsumoto (NAIST, Japan)


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:

May 1, 2003

Notification of acceptance:

May 20, 2003

Camera ready copy due:

June 3, 2003

[4] Call for Proposals of Workshops

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Lori Levin (CMU, U.S.A.)
Takenobu Tokunaga (TIT, Japan)
Alessandro Lenci (Universita di Pisa, Italy)


Important Dates

Submission deadline for workshop proposals:

November 28, 2002

Notification of acceptance workshop proposal:

December 12, 2002

Workshop Dates:

July 7, 2003 (pre-conference workshops)
July 11-12, 2003 (post-conference workshops)

[5] Call for Proposals of Tutorials

Tutorials Co-Chairs:
John Carroll, University of Sussex, U.K.)
Keh-Jiann Chen (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Lauri Karttunen (PARC, U.S.A.)


Important Dates

Submission deadline for proposal:

December 16, 2002

Notification of acceptance:

January 6, 2003

Tutorial description due:

February 17, 2003

Tutorial course material due:

May 5, 2003

Tutorials date:

July 7, 2003

[6] Others

(i)

Student Sessions are also being planned and the information will soon be made available on the Website.

(ii)

Information regarding Industrial Exhibition and Sponsorships will be available soon on the Website.