7th Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI)

at the 22nd International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA 2023)
November 6th – 9th, 2023 (Rome, Italy)



Paper submission deadline: September 11th 18th, 2023 [extended!]
Notification of paper acceptance: October 5th, 2023
Camera-ready version deadline: October 19th, 2023
Workshop (at AI*IA 2023): November 6th-7th, 2023



The goal of the NL4AI workshop is to explore the role of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence applications. We believe that new technological challenges and opportunities rise at the boundary between NLP and AI. On the one hand, AI applications benefit from a deeper understanding of problems related to Natural Language, and thus the integration of advanced NLP techniques. On the other hand, NLP benefits greatly from being used in wider areas of AI where problems and methodologies related to NL can be evaluated in new contexts.


We invite papers that pertain to the workshop theme including, but not limited, to:

  • NLP and AI Applications (health, legal domain, social media and journalism, etc.)
  • Natural Language Interfaces for Human Robot Interaction
  • Resources and Evaluation
  • Discourse and Pragmatics
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Information extraction in AI applications
  • Machine Learning for NLP
  • Sentiment analysis and Opinion mining
  • Natural Language Inference
  • NLP and Industrial Challenges
  • Semantics
  • Conversational Agents in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics
  • Language and other Multimodality
  • Speech and Spoken language processing
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Interpretability, Explainability and Analysis of Models for NLP
  • Abusive Language Detection and Analysis
  • Machine Translation and Multilinguality
  • Question Answering
  • Summarization
  • NLP for Fact Checking, Fake News Detection and Analysis
  • LLMs and Applications
  • Multimodal (text-image) data sources

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Depending on the number and quality of papers received, we will consider proposing a special issue in relevant journals. The Program Committee will select the Best Workshop Paper from the accepted papers.


We encourage submissions that describe new theoretical models, applied techniques, and research in progress. Substantial extensions to works already published or presented in other locations are also welcomed. 

We will invite two kinds of submissions, which address novel interface issues in recommender systems by following the new 2022 CEUR-ART – 1 Column papers style (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip).

  • Short/Demo papers: The maximum length is 6 pages (plus up to 2 pages of references).
  • Long papers: The maximum length is 12 pages (plus up to 2 pages of references).

Please note that papers with less than 25000 characters will be considered short papers in the CEUR proceedings. Submissions will be peer-reviewed (single-blind) by the program committee members. Evaluation criteria will include novelty, significance for theory/practice, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. All the submissions should be submitted via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nl4ai2023


  • Elisa Bassignana, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dominique Brunato, Institute for Computational Linguistics “A. Zampolli” (CNR-ILC), Italy
  • Marco Polignano, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
  • Alan Ramponi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy