This year, the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019) was held in Italy for the first time in over half a century.

The Italian community around AILC – Associazione Italiana di Linguistica Computazionale – played a fundamental role in the organization and the course of the event.

ACL 2019 in Florence turned out to be e great success and will be remembered as one for the record books, with both the greatest number of submissions and the largest ever attendance: 3,300 participants from all over the world.