ACL is flagship NLP conference, which will be held in Florence, Italy this year.
Given the rise of AI, Natural Language Processing has become increasingly popular and almost all recent conferences have reported a record breaking number of submissions. Yet, never in the history of ACL have we seen such a dramatic growth: within just a single year, we have gone from 1544 submissions to 2906! This is illustrated in the following graph that shows the growth of ACL over the past 20 years in terms of the number of submissions, reviewers and (Senior) Area Chairs.
Here is the half-baked paper.
Photo credit: Official ACL website.