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Artificial Intelligence Research in Applied Linguistics (AIRiAL) 2023 Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University

Artificial Intelligence Research in Applied Linguistics (AIRiAL)

Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University


The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Applied Linguistics


Teachers College, Columbia University


September 29-30, 2023


The  AL & TESOL Language and Technology Research Group in the Applied Linguistics & TESOL program at Teachers College will host the Conference on Artificial Intelligence Research in Applied Linguistics (AIRiAL). This conference is a forum for scholarly discussions on Artificial Intelligence research in Applied Linguistics (e.g., Natural Language Processing, Speech Technologies, Computer Vision, and Biometrics). Applied Linguistics is a broad field including scholarship about language analysis and how language is learned in order to achieve some purpose or solve some problem in the real world. It includes areas such as language acquisition, language assessment, language use, language & technology and other related sub-fields.

We welcome abstracts exploring the relationship between Applied Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence that align with our conference theme. Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Affective computing

  • Automated scoring

  • Conversational AI

  • Intelligent tutoring

  • Immersive technologies

  • Language models

  • Multilingual ASR

  • AI literacy education

  • AI policy decisions

  • and other related topics

Presentation Types


Formal presentations of completed research making original scholarly contributions. Presenters will have 15-minutes to discuss their papers, followed by 5 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.


Poster sessions provide an opportunity for the presentation of work visually. Poster topics can be works-in-progress and research that is being planned as well as completed projects. Presenters will discuss their posters with participants informally during a one-hour poster session.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on (1) Contribution to the field of AI in AL, (2) Quality of the proposal, and (3) Clarity of the abstract.

Preparation and Submission of Proposals

Please submit your abstract through this submission form.

Abstracts should be max. 250 words.

Submission deadline: June 2, 2023

Notification date: June 30, 2023

Student Paper Award

An award will be presented to the best student paper presentation at the conference. All authors on student papers must be actively-enrolled graduate students at the time of the conference.

Sincerely and all the best,

Peter Deng,

Ed.M Student, Applied Linguistic Program
Second Language Acquisition & Technology
Teachers College, Columbia University