ACL 2012 NEWSLETTER NO. 3

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Event Dates: 
8 Jul 2012 - 14 Jul 2012
City: 
Jeju
Country: 
Korea

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ACL 2012 NEWSLETTER NO. 3
http://www.acl2012.org/

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:: Table of contents

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1. Conference program (confirmed)
2. CFP: Rediscovering 50 years of discoveries
3. Sponsorship status

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:: 1. Conference program (confirmed)

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· July 8:
Tutorial I-IV (Shilla Jeju - Official Hotel)
· July 9:
Opening Ceremony & Plenary (ICC Jeju)
Main Conference I-V (ICC JEJU)
Exec++ Meeting (Korean House)
· July 10:
Plenary & Main Conference I-V (ICC JEJU)
Rediscovering 50 Years of Discoveries (ICC JEJU)
Banquet (Shangri La)
· July 11:
Plenary & Main Conference I-V (ICC JEJU)
Student Research Workshop (ICC JEJU)
· July 12:
Workshops (SP-Sem-MRL-2012, The LAW VI, MIAE2012,
WASSA2012, SSST-6, DSSD, NEWS2012) (ICC JEJU)
· July 13:
Workshops (SP-Sem-MRL-2012, The LAW VI, ExProM, MM,
The People's Web meets NLP, TextGraphs-7) (ICC JEJU)
· July 12-14:
EMNLP/CoNLL - Plenary Session, Parallel I-VI (ICC JEJU)

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:: 2. CFP: Rediscovering 50 years of discoveries

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This workshop is intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary
of the ACL by creating a new space for debating and discussing
about specific issues related to preserving, analysing and
exploiting the scientific heritage of the ACL, as well as to
envisage future trends, applications and research in
Computational Linguistics. This workshop will be held during
the main conference of ACL 2012. It will be free for
participation to all ACL 2012 participants.

The main objective of the workshop is to gather contributions
about the history, the evolution and the future of research in
Computational Linguistics. Although this call for papers is
open to any kind of technical contributions that are relevant
to the main objective of the workshop, we specially encourage
interested parties to submit research work related to the
application of natural language processing and text mining
techniques to the ACL Anthology Reference Corpus, which is
publicly available from the ACL ARC project website:
http://acl-arc.comp.nus.edu.sg/.

In addition to the technical program, the workshop will host a
contributed-task, in the spirit of a crowd-sourcing activity,
for augmenting and improving the current status of the ACL
data collection. This contributed-task includes both, the
format conversion of the most recent papers from pdf to rich-
text format, and the processing, post-edition, correction and
segmentation of the available digital versions of very old
proceedings.

Technical contributions are to be organized into two tracks.
The first track will consider review and discussion papers on
the history and future of Computational Linguistics. The
second track will consider reports about empirical work
conducted over the ACL Anthology Reference Corpus or any other
similar data collection. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

Review and discussion papers:
· History and evolution of Computational Linguistics
· Different approaches and paradigms for language analysis
· Current and future trends on Computational Linguistics
· Reviews on seminal papers and other milestone contributions
· The role of Computational Linguistics in the information society
· Uses and applications of Computational Linguistics

Empirical work papers:
· Sentiment analysis
· Information extraction
· Information retrieval
· Topic detection and tracking
· Plagiarism detection
· Authorship attribution
· Citation classification
· Social network analysis
· Discourse analysis
· Automatic summarization
· Text categorization
· Question answering

All submissions must be done electronically via the portal
https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/R50/ and should follow the ACL
2012 format, as specified in http://acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp.
The paper selection will follow a standard double-blind
reviewing process, so submissions must not include author
names, affiliations or self-references. Accepted papers will be
presented at the workshop and published in the ACL 2012 workshop
proceedings.

Please find the workshop website at http://translit.i2r.a-star.edu.sg/r50/.

Important Dates
· March 18, 2012: Paper submissions due
· April 15, 2012: Notification of acceptance
· April 30, 2012: Camera-ready submissions due
· July 10, 2012: Workshop in Jeju, Korea.

Workshop Organizer
· Rafael E. Banchs, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Steering Committee
· Steven Bird, University of Melbourne, Australia
· Robert Dale, Macquarie University, Australia
· Min Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
· Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
· Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, USA
· Ulrich Schafer, Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

Confirmed Programme Committee
· Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Jadavpur University, India
· Emily M. Bender, University of Washington, USA
· Min Yen Kan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
· Kevin Knight, Information Sciences Institute, USA
· Haizhou Li, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
· Yang Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
· Yuji Matsumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
· Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
· Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University, Sweden
· Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, USA
· Paolo Rosso, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
· Ulrich Schafer, Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
· Simone Teufel, University of Cambridge, UK
· Junichi Tsujii, Microsoft Research Asia, China
· Haifeng Wang, Baidu, China
· Min Zhang, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

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:: 3. Sponsorship status

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In cooperation with: AFNLP

· Gold: 2 sponsors - Elsevier, Google
· Bronze: 5 sponsors - Butler Hill Group, ETS, Rakuten Institute of Technology, SimSimi Inc, LG Electronics
· Supporter: 3 sponsors - BaoBab, Mixi, Preferred Infrastructure Inc.
· Student Paper Award: 1 sponsor - IBM