Nicoletta Calzolari is Research Associate and former Director of Research and Director (2003-08) of the Institute of Computational Linguistics-CNR, Pisa. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen and awarded the title of “ACL Fellow” in the ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) Fellows founding group for “significant contributions to computational lexicography, and for the creation and dissemination of language resources”. She is coordinating international, European (recently the EC FLaReNet Network), national projects/strategic initiatives. She is President of ELRA (European Language Resources Association), Permanent member of ICCL, vice-president of META-TRUST, convener of the ISO Lexicon WG, president of the PAROLE Association, former chair of the Scientific Board of CLARIN, former member of the ACL Exec, of the META-NET Council, of the ESFRI Social Sciences and Humanities Working Group, and of many International Committees and Advisory Boards (e.g., ELSNET, SENSEVAL, ECOR, SIGLEX). She is General Chair of LREC (since 2004) and of COLING-ACL-2006. She was invited speaker, member of program committees, organiser of many international conferences/workshops. She is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal Language Resources and Evaluation, Springer. She is member of journal editorial/advisory boards. She has more than 400 publications.