Osmosis 2023: Liberal Arts and AI Ecosystem (Submission Deadline Approaching)

deadline for submissions: 
July 5, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 05 July 2023

Conference Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023 

Organised by: Department of English, School of Liberal Arts and Social ScienceEast Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Contact Email: osmosiseduconference@gmail.com 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Shaila Sultana, PhD, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Registration Fees: 

i. International Presenter (Academics): USD 25 per day for each person

ii. International Presenter (Graduate-Level Students Only): USD 15 per day for each person

iii. Local Presenter (Academics): BDT 1500 per day for each person

iv. Local Presenter (Graduate-Level Students Only)/Participant (Non-Presenter): BDT 1000 per day for each person


Since the beginning of human understanding of epistemology and ontology, the liberal arts' (LA) mission to offer the world with a broader grasp of culture, history, and society has been at the forefront. With global tension and opportunity dramatically rising since COVID-19, an interdisciplinary approach to LA has become imperative. With the development of technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and innovation, the skill sets required for success in the 21st century have also evolved, while many underdeveloped and impoverished nations struggle to keep up with the pace. AI has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of human life, however, it is widely accepted that there is a rising concern regarding the impact it may have on LA education and research. In the 21st century, LA and AI are interacting increasingly, resulting in a new layer of skills and perspectives. AI, an entity exclusively used for the reception and dispensation of linguistic commands among others, has developed itself to be the producer of language and content. While it appears to be a new possibility, scholars and educators have expressed their apprehension in terms of student engagement with the texts, originality, and literary venture. Osmosis 2023 aims toexplore the broader aspects of the synergy/antagonism between LA and AI in the wider contexts of language, literature, culture, and linguistics. Proposals might explore the following questions relating these two from a critical perspective. How have human organism and AI contributed to the (re)shaping of each other? What decisions can be reached in this regard? Are the changes bilateral? What assumptions can be made from our existing understanding of events? How can we utilise AI for a better simulation of human attributes research? Is AI a threat to LA, or a sustenance?

Topics might include, but are not limited to -

Digital Humanities

AI and LA Education

AI and Creative Writing

Human Psychology and Cognition

Computational Paradigms, Simulations, and Models in LA

AI in Literary and Linguistic Research

Popular Culture and AI

Digital Regionalism and Globalisation

Race and Anthropology

Affective Computing and Human Science

Outcome-Based Education and AI

Metaverse and LA

The Virtual Human

Algorithm and the Human Subject

AI’s Intervention in the Understanding of Aesthetics

Programmed Conscience and Geopolitics

Fairies in the 21st Century

Regional and Global Implications of AI for the Third-World Nations

Sustainable Development Goals and AI

Innovations in Restructuring the Universities

Integration of STEM in LA Education

Learning Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and University Graduate Employment

Submission Guidelines and Relevant Details

Proposals of 250 words (MS docx format only) along with a 100-word short bio can be submitted at osmosiseduconference@gmail.com on/before Wednesday, 05 July 2023. A presenter will be allocated 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q/A segment. The organising committee also welcomes focused-panel discussions, plenary sessions, flash papers, extended readouts, and workshops. If you have any further queries, please contact Md. Akteruzzaman, Convenor, Osmosis 2023, at akteruzzaman@eastdelta.edu.bd.

Osmosis 2023 is an in-person one-day conference to take place at East Delta University, Chattogram, Bangladesh. The official language is English and the conference does not cover travel or accommodation expenses.

After the conference, participants will have the option of submitting their complete papers for possible publication in Palimpsest: East Delta University Journal of English Studies (p-ISSN: 2307-4094, e-ISSN: 2709-2771), a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, in its 4th volume in 2024.