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NL4AI 2017 : 1st Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence


When Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017
Where Bari, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2017
Notification Due Jul 21, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 4, 2017
Categories    NLP

Call For Papers

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1st Workshop on Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence (NL4AI)

at the 6th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA2017)

Bari, Italy, November 14-17, 2017




Paper submission deadline: June 5, 2017 (11:59pm Hawaii time)

Notification of paper acceptance: July 21, 2017

Camera-ready version deadline: September 4, 2017

Workshop (at AI*IA 2017): November 14-17, 2017



The goal of the workshop “Natural Language for Artificial Intelligence” (NL4AI) is to explore the area situated at the intersection between Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence. Even though we acknowledge the existence of a promising ground where these two disciplines can benefit from each other, we also believe this area is not only "populated" of technological challenges that, at turn, make one discipline play an ancillary role for the other. In fact, we believe that at the crossroad between NLP and AI, new technological paradigms rise from a cross-fertilization where each discipline makes a equal contribution: these resulting methodologies and technologies can change our reality and their societal impact has not yet been fully-fledged.


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

Cognitive modeling and psycholinguistics

NLP and AI applications in the Web era

Natural Language Interfaces for Human Robot Interaction

Speech for Conversational Agents or Human Robot Interaction

Language, Vision and Cognition

Resources and evaluation for NLP based AI systems

Position papers on the role of NLP in AI and societal impact

Dialog and interactive systems

Discourse and Pragmatics

Natural Language Generation

Information extraction and general NLP and AI applications including but not limited to text mining, semantic analytics, question answering, document analysis, text categorization, topic models, retrieval

Machine Learning for NLP

Sentiment analysis and Opinion mining

Natural Language Inference

Natural Language Processing and Industrial Challenges


Position and Short paper: 6 pages

Demos: 6 pages

Long papers: 12 pages

We encourage submissions that describe new theoretical models, applied techniques, and research in progress. However, contributions that have been already published or presented in other locations are welcomed. Depending if the authors transferred the right of publishing their work exclusively to a specific editor (e.g. IEEE/ACM conferences and journals), we might not be able to include the submission into the proceedings. In such a case, the work will be only mentioned in the proceedings.

Submissions should be prepared according to the main conference format (Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science). All submissions should be written in English and submitted as PDF. 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 least one author of an accepted paper must attend the workshop to present the work.

The accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via CEUR Workshop Proceedings. We will also consider editing a special issue on The Italian Journal of Computational Linguistics ( after the workshop by encouraging the participants to extend their papers.

PC MEMBERS (Confirmed)

Agnese Augello, ICAR-CNR, Palermo

Valerio Basile, INRIA, France

Roberto Basili, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Cristina Bosco, Università di Torino, Italy

Elena Cabrio, INRIA, France

Berardina Nadja De Carolis, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Mauro Dragoni, FBK, Trento

Simone Felice, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy

Marco Gori, Università di Siena, Italy

Bernardo Magnini, FBK, Trento

Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy

Daniele Nardi, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

Malvina Nissim, Università di Bologna, Italy

Nicole Novielli, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Viviana Patti, Università di Torino, Italy

Giovanni Pilato, ICAR-CNR, Palermo

Elisa Ricci, FBK, Trento

Marco Rospocher, FBK, Trento

Giovanni Semeraro, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Rachele Sprugnoli, FBK, Trento

Carlo Strapparava, FBK, Trento

Sara Tonelli, FBK, Trento

Serena Villata, INRIA, France

Fabio Massimo Zanzotto, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy


Pierpaolo Basile, SWAP group, Department of Computer Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy

Danilo Croce, ART Research Group, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Marco Guerini, HLT Research Group, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

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