Coling 2008

Manchester, 18-22 August, 2008

The 22nd International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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Conference PHOTOS


Hard copy of main conference proceedings are no longer available; but you can download the proceedings from the ACL archive.




Pre-Coling tutorials and workshops16-17 August
Welcome reception (University Place)17 August
Main conference18-22 August
Civic reception (Manchester Town Hall)19 August
Full-day excursion (Tatton Park and Chester)20 August
Conference banquet (Palace Hotel)21 August
Post-Coling workshops23-24 August

Photo by HLS 28/1/08 images of conference centre
Manchester University's new conference centre, opened in March 2008.
The image sequence on the right shows artist's impressions.
Click here for more (genuine) pictures.


SILVER sponsors
Google Europe Textkernel, NL Microsoft Research

BRONZE sponsors
Xerox Research Centre Europe

Sharp Labs of Europe

Oxford University Press

Centre for Next Generation Localisation

Cambridge University Press

Springer (Best paper award)

Social Programme

As usual at Coling, Wednesday 20th August was excursion day. The day started with a visit to a trip to Tatton Park, with its 18th-century Mansion House, Edwardian gardens, Tudor Old Hall, and 1,000-acre deer park. After lunch we made the short trip to the historic town of Chester, famous for its Roman ruins, Elizabethan two-tiered arcades, its complete city walls, the Eastgate clocktower, and plenty of other attractions. Click here for some pictures.
Tatton Park  Tatton Park Mansion House  Chester: The Rows  Chester city walls 

Another event to look forward to was the reception at Manchester's gothic Town Hall on Tuesday 19th August. Click here for pictures. And no Coling would be complete without the banquet, held at the impressive Palace Hotel, a historical grade II listed building, on Thursday 21st August. Click here for pictures.

Town Hall  Palace Hotel  Palace Hotel interior


Programme co-chairsDonia Scott (Open University) and Hans Uszkoreit (Universität des Saarlandes)
Local organization chairHarold Somers (University of Manchester)
WorkshopsMark Stevenson (Sheffield University)
TutorialsPhilipp Koehn (Edinburgh University)
PublicationsRoger Evans (University of Brighton)
DemosAllan Ramsay (University of Manchester) and Kalina Bontcheva (Sheffield University)
SponsorshipJohn Tait (IRF, Vienna) and Anne de Roeck (Open University)
Student helpersPaul Bennett (University of Manchester)
Parent body
Last updated: 10/7/09