from April 17, 2024 to April 30, 2024
Published on April 17, 2024 Updated on April 17, 2024

Call for Abstracts Automated texts In the ROMance languages and beyond (AI-ROM-II)

2nd International Conference, Technische Universität Dresden, 2-3 September 2024

We are happy to announce the second international conference on generated texts in the Romance languages. AI-ROM-II will focus on texts generated with Large Language Models (LLMs), such as the GPT suites. AI-ROM-II aims to bring together researchers working in Linguistics and beyond to share insights, advancements, and challenges in the field.

  • Organization (Chair of Romance Linguistics, TU Dresden): Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria De Cesare, M.A. Tom Weidensdorfer, M.A. Michela Gargiulo
  • Scientific committee: Prof. Valentina Bambini (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS Pavia), Prof. Dr Anna-Maria De Cesare (TU Dresden) and Prof. Mirko Tavosanis (Università di Pisa)
  • Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Valentina Bambini (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori IUSS Pavia); Prof. Alessandro Lenci (Università di Pavia); and Prof. Alessandro Panunzi (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
  • A workshop on prompt engineering will be offered by Dr Lorenzo Gregori (Università degli Studi di Firenze)

AI-ROM-II is devoted to four prominent research axes:

  1. Using LLMs in linguistics research: techniques, tools, and methodologies designed to efficiently use and prompt LLMs.
  2. Building linguistic resources: insights into the compilation and design of monolingual and/or multilingual corpora, including LLM-generated texts.
  3. Analyzing the properties of LLM-generated texts: description of the linguistic and textual features of LLMs’ output.
  4. Understanding LLMs’ communicative abilities: Testing LLMs’ abilities in pragmatics (Grice’s maxims, indirect speech acts, etc.) and sociolinguistics (diatopic, diamesic, diaphasic, and diastratic language varieties).

Submission Guidelines

We invite abstracts (written in a Romance language or English) related to the abovementioned topics.

Submissions should clearly articulate the research question, the methodology, and the results. We welcome abstracts on single Romance languages/varieties and comparisons between Romance languages/varieties or between Romance and Germanic languages. The conference is open to all theoretical and methodological approaches. Particular interest lies in corpus-based and corpus-driven analyses and qualitative and quantitative analyses.

  • Abstract submission and notification of acceptance: Abstracts should be submitted by April 30, 2024, to
  • Please state the name of the paper in the message’s title.
  • Abstracts must be anonymous and include between 400 and 500 words (references excluded).

The Scientific Committee will announce the acceptance/rejection of proposals by May 19, 2024.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the diamond open-access journal AI-Linguistica special issue. Linguistic Studies on AI-Generated Texts and Discourses (Ai-Ling)