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The ACL holds an international meeting every year. In July last year, the 40th conference of the ACL in Philadelphia brought together approximately 700 professionals from around the world. A dramatic increase in number of participants suggests that the opportunity for sharing ideas regarding both computational linguistics and natural language processing is highly valued, with rapid development in the Internet and the Web-based information exchanges. The continued success and growth of the ACL annual conferences also ascertain the development of natural language processing technologies that enable access to information regardless of language barriers or the human-machine border have been a key factor for global sharing of knowledge.

If you have a commercial product or service of interest to the natural language processing community, the ACL 2003 Exhibits Program is the perfect way to introduce it to your potential customers. Aspects of computational linguistics application field include: Semantic Web, Robot, mobile communications, speech translation, intelligent information contents and e-journals. The ACL is the only conference to be held in Asia in 2003 that will attract this many of your targeted customers.

The ACL 2003 exhibits space is ideally located adjacent to the paper presentation rooms and break areas. High-speed Internet connectivity and telephone connections, as well as a wide range of audio-visual equipment are available.

A wide range of products will be featured in the exhibits program, including:

  • Natural language processing technology including systems for machine translation, natural language understanding, dialog processing and natural language generation
  • Natural language processing components such as lexicons and parsers
  • Tools and software used in natural language processing research, such as tools for corpora analysis and NL processing analysis
  • Tools and software used in developing natural language applications, for example, dialog design tools and tools for customizing NLP and speech recognition systems
  • Tools and software for teaching natural language processing
  • Corpora
  • Speech recognition and understanding systems
  • Speech translation and spoken dialog systems
  • Technical books and publications

Note that the exhibits program is targeted primarily for commercial products. If you're interested in demonstrating non-commercial or research software, you'll want to contact the demonstration program.

On behalf of the ACL, we would like to invite you to be the part of the ACL 2003 Exhibits Program. The presence of your organization will greatly enhance the quality of the event and the interchange of ideas among those who participate. If your organization is interested in a commercial exhibit, please send the attached Exhibitor Registration Form filled out by April 1, 2003 by email to the Exhibits Co-Chair, Hitoshi Iida. The ACL2003 Exhibits Program provides details on this process.

ACL2003 Exhibits Co-Chairs:
Hitoshi Iida
Key-Sun Choi

ACL2003 Local Organizing Chair:
Kenji Araki

ACL2003 Exhibits Program

1. Exhibits Program: Levels and Benefits

ACL Conference offers several levels of organizational exhibits with the following benefits.

The basic price for exhibits is $1,000 for one free booth, 1.8 m x 1.8 m space. An exhibit can run for one, two, or all three days, depending on your needs. You can also include a short description of the exhibit in the Exhibits/Sponsors brochure, which will be distributed to all conference registrants. A reduced price of $300 per day is available for publishers.

  • Platinum: US$ 10,000
    Platinum Exhibit gives your company maximum exposure at the conference.
    This package includes
    Two free booths for exhibits
    Three complimentary conference registrations
    Display of your organization's logos (L) on the ACL conference website and the Exhibits/Sponsors brochure
    Your organization's logo (L) printed on the conference tote bags
  • Gold: US$ 5,000
    One free booth for exhibits
    Two complimentary conference registrations
    Display of your organization's logos (M) on the ACL conference website and the Exhibits/Sponsors brochure
    Your organization's logo (M) printed on the conference tote bags
  • Silver: US$ 3,000
    One free booth for exhibits
    One complimentary conference registration
    Display of your organization's logos (S) on the ACL conference website and the Exhibits/Sponsors brochure
    Your organization's logo (S) printed on the conference tote bags
  • Bronze: US$ 1,000
    One free booth for exhibits
    Display of your organization's logos (S) on the ACL conference website and the Exhibits/Sponsors brochure

2. Registration Procedures:

(1)

Please send the attached Exhibitor Registration Form filled out by email to the Exhibits Co-Chair, Hitoshi Iida.

(2)

A bill for the payment will be sent back to the registrant.

(3)

Please send the payment in US dollar by April 1, 2003 to:

Priscilla Rasmussen
ACL
3 Landmark Center
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 USA
Phone: +1-570-476-8006 Fax: +1-570-476-0860

If you prefer to bank transfer in Japanese yen, Bank transfer should be made to:

Tokyo-Mitsubishi Bank Sapporo Branch
(Branch Code: 637, Phone: +81-11-221-1174)

Account Number:

4085844

Account Name:

ACL2003 Kaikei Hiroshige Makoto

Contact Hitoshi Iida if you have any other questions about the exhibits program.

Hitoshi Iida
Exhibits Co-Chair, ACL2003
Katayanagi Advanced Research Labs.
Tokyo University of Technology
Phone: +81-426-37-2301 Fax: +81-426-37-2790

Payment questions should be directed to Priscilla Rasmussen or Kenji Araki if you prefer to paying money in Japanese yen:

Kenji Araki
Signal Processing and Language Information Science Laboratory
Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-8628, JAPAN
Phone: +81-11-706-6534 Fax: +81-11-709-6277

Important Date

Application Deadline for Exhibits Program: April 1, 2003

(Further details on the exhibits program will be provided at a later date.)