The 2nd Conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 12th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing

Joint call for Diversity and Inclusion Subsidies and Volunteer Awards

Applicants should fill out the application form at Microsoft Office Form Link


AACL-IJCNLP 2022 is providing D&I funds for registration and volunteer opportunities. We encourage researchers from developing countries and marginalized communities to apply for subsidies to maximize their chances of getting their registration fees waived. We are also seeking student volunteers for AACL-IJCNLP 2022.

In exchange for one full day equivalent of work, student volunteers receive free registration to the main conference (including workshops and tutorials). We encourage undergraduate students as volunteers, as well as PhD and MSc students.

Application deadline: 05 November 2022.

Registration subsidies

This is for getting a waiver for conference registration. You will be asked to justify your application. For instance, you can say:

1) “I have an accepted paper at the main conference. I would like to apply for a registration fee waiver because my fees are not funded by my organization/institution.”

2) “I have an accepted paper at an AACL-IJCNLP Workshop, I live in a developing country and I/my institution cannot afford the registration fees. ”

Note that if you are applying for a registration fee waiver, you SHOULD NOT register for the conference until you hear from us about your D&I subsidy application. That way, you would not have to ask for a reimbursement, since you would not be charged in the first place.

Volunteer awards

We are seeking volunteers to help us with the following tasks:

  • Program Support to help check author presentations are uploaded and paper information is correct (before the conference)

  • Program Support to help set up spaces for social/networking events (before the conference)

  • Technical Support with the virtual conference infrastructure; troubleshoot technical issues during the conference

  • Helpdesk monitor on-call channels before or during the conference, including incident management

  • Program Support to facilitate video presentations and virtual rooms during the conference, including live Q&A sessions and D&I events (birds-of-a-feather)

  • Sponsor Liaison point of contact to support a sponsor’s conference presence

  • Workshop point of contact to coordinate a workshop’s virtual infrastructure needs

  • Providing technical assistance for conference events including tutorials, the main conference, and workshops.

Volunteers are needed during the tutorials, main conference and workshops, as well as up to one week prior to the conference and a short time thereafter. Please consider applying if you are available at any time in this window. As we will receive most of the presentations prior to the conference, a large portion of the tasks will be done in advance, maximizing volunteer access to the conference events.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based on the material they submit in their application packages. Preference will be given to underrepresented applicants who are presenting a paper at the main conference, the Student Research Workshop, or any of the workshops associated with AACL-IJCNLP 2022, and who do not have other means of support.

Notification of acceptance

We aim to send all notifications by 08 November 2022.

Contact details

Diversity and Inclusion co-chairs:

  • Ruihong Huang,

  • Jing Li,

Online Conference Coordinator:

  • Richard Tzong-Han Tsai,