ACL 2010: Call for Tutorial Proposals

Proposals are invited for the Tutorial Program of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2010). The conference is to be held in Uppsala, Sweden, July 11-16, 2010. The tutorials will be held on Sunday, July 11.

ACL 2010 seeks proposals for tutorials on all topics of computational linguistics, broadly conceived to include areas such as psycholinguistics, speech, information retrieval, multimodal language processing, and language issues in emerging domains such as bioinformatics. Especially encouraged are tutorials that educate the community about advancements in cross-disciplinary areas such as machine learning and cognitive approaches as they relate to computational linguistics, as well as tutorials that span multiple areas of human language processing.

Information on the tutorial instructor payment policy can be found at

Please NOTE: Remuneration for Tutorial presenters is fixed according to the above policy and does not cover registration fees for the main conference.


Proposals for tutorials should contain:

  1. A title and brief description of the tutorial content and its relevance to the ACL community (not more than 2 pages).
  2. A brief outline of the tutorial structure showing that the tutorial's core content can be covered in a three-hour slot (including a coffee break). In exceptional cases six-hour tutorial slots are available as well.
  3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the tutorial instructors, including a one-paragraph statement of their research interests and areas of expertise.
  4. A list of previous venues and approximate audience sizes, if the same or a similar tutorial has been given elsewhere; otherwise an estimate of the audience size.
  5. A description of special requirements for technical equipment (e.g., internet access).

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text no later than January 8, 2010 to

The subject line should be: "ACL 2010: TUTORIAL PROPOSAL".


  1. Proposals will not be accepted by regular mail or fax.
  2. You will receive an email confirmation from us that your proposal has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation 24 hours after sending the proposal, please contact us personally using both emails lluism "at" lsi "dot" upc "dot" edu and whf123 "at" gmail "dot" com


Accepted tutorial speakers will be notified by February 12, 2010, and must then provide abstracts of their tutorials for inclusion in the conference registration material by April 2, 2010. The description should be in two formats: an ASCII version that can be included in email announcements and published on the conference web site, and a PDF version for inclusion in the electronic proceedings (detailed instructions will be given). Tutorial speakers must provide tutorial materials, at least containing copies of the course slides as well as a bibliography for the material covered in the tutorial, by May 21, 2010.



Please send inquiries concerning ACL 2010 tutorials to: