6th Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI)

at the 21th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
Udine, November 28th- December 2nd, 2022

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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline:  September 30th, 2022 October 7th, 2022

Notification of paper acceptance: October 24th, 2022 

Camera-ready version deadline: November 7th, 2021

Workshop (at AI*IA 2022): November 28th – December 2nd, 2022

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INTRODUCTION

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. 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

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
  • Ethics and NLP
  • Interpretability 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

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. 

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via CEUR Workshop Proceedings. A selection of the best papers accepted at NL4AI will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper for publication on IJCoL, the Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics (https://www.ai-lc.it/rivista/).

HOW TO SUBMIT

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. 

Submissions should be prepared according to the main conference format (Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, see: https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines).

All submissions should be written in English and submitted as PDF. The page limit is 12 pages (plus bibliography) for research papers and 6 pages (plus bibliography) for demo and position papers. 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=nl4ai2022 

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

  • Debora Nozza, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Lucia Passaro, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Marco Polignano, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy