Official ACL survey: Preprint publishing and reviewing – make your voice heard!

[PC co-chairs’ note: The ACL Executive Board is very interested in making forward progress on the issue of preprints and how they relate to double blind review.  You may have received an invitation to participate in the below survey in email from the ACL Portal.  We are helping to disseminate this information to remind the membership (you!) […]

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Help us find the best invited speakers!

Dear readers: In keeping with our theme of soliciting your help with key conference decisions and personnel, we’d like to invite all readers of the blog to participate in science-sourcing whom we should invite as guest speakers for ACL 2017. In keeping with tradition, we plan to invite two speakers: one “internal” to our community […]

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Vancouver Events during ACL 2017 and Booking your Hotel Room

Vancouver, BC has several events scheduled during the summer time and we would like to highlight some of the events that will be happening either during ACL 2017 or just before or just after the conference. This is also an important reminder to those planning to attend the conference that you should book your hotel […]

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Accepted Papers, Demonstrations and TACL Articles for ACL 2017

The below lists the accepted long and short papers as well as software demonstrations for ACL 2017, in no particular order.  Congratulations, authors! Accepted Long Papers Biomedical Enriching Complex Networks with Word Embeddings for Detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment from Speech Transcripts Authors: Leandro Santos, Edilson Anselmo Corrêa Júnior, Osvaldo Oliveira Jr, Diego Amancio, Letícia Mansur […]

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Author Response: Does it help?

Does the author response make any difference? Well, we won’t be able to give a definitive answer to this, but in our empirical drive to run an evidence-based programme committee chairing, we have downloaded the review data at different time points from our conference management software, to seek data that could answer this question as […]

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Conversing or Presenting: Poster or Oral?

Dear Area Chairs, Readers: In addition to recommending preliminary accept/reject decisions, we had asked you to recommend submissions for either an oral or a poster format.  While ACL recognises both formats as equally prestigious, but the question of what type of work is best suited for oral or poster presentation is important to discuss.  Rather […]

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Dealing with Conflicts of Interest (COIs)

Dear readers, In this post, we will share with you a letter  by Aurélien Max about conflict of interests (COIs).  While Min and I haven’t submitted to ACL to avoid COIs,  many area chairs did submit to the conference. In fact, for many Area Chairs (ACs) the ability to submit was their precondition for accepting the […]

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