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LINGUIST List 24.3164

Tue Aug 06 2013

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Semantics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-Aug-2013
From: Elena Cabrio <elena.cabrioinria.fr>
Subject: 2nd Workshop on Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy
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Full Title: 2nd Workshop on Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy
Short Title: ARGAIP

Date: 03-Dec-2013 - 03-Dec-2013
Location: Torino, Italy
Contact Person: Elena Cabrio, Serena Villata
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.google.com/site/argaip2013/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics

Call Deadline: 21-Sep-2013

Meeting Description:

2nd Workshop on Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy: Computational and Philosophical Perspectives (ARGAIP-2013)
Workshop of the XIII Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2013).

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/argaip2013/

Argumentation is an important and exciting research topic that cuts across a variety of disciplines: Philosophy, Psychology, Communications Studies, Linguistics and Computer Science, in particular Artificial Intelligence. More specifically, argumentation theory involves different ways for analyzing arguments and their relationships. In everyday life arguments are ‘reasons to believe and reasons to act’. Until recent years, the idea of ‘argumentation’ as the process of creating arguments for and against competing claims was a subject of interest to philosophers and lawyers. In recent years, however, there has been a growth of interest in the subject from formal and technical perspectives in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, and a wide use of argumentation technologies in practical applications. Here, argumentation is viewed as a mechanical procedure for interpreting events, organizing and presenting documents, and making decisions about actions. From a theoretical perspective, argumentation offers a novel framework providing new light on classical forms of reasoning, such as logical deduction, induction, abduction and plausible reasoning, communication, explanations of advice, supporting discussion and negotiation in computer-supported cooperative work. From a human-computer interaction point of view, argumentation is a versatile technique that facilitates natural system behavior and is more easily understood by human users.

In spite of the wide range of disciplines interested in Argumentation, scientific communities tend to be organized along disciplinary boundaries, with only moderate integration occurring between computational models and philosophical and linguistic theories of Argumentation. This workshop aims at rectifying this situation, bringing together people from various disciplines (most notably, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Psychology) and asking them to compare their methods and results in the study of Argumentation.

2nd Call for Papers:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Analysis of controversies
Applications of argumentation technologies (e.g. e-democracy, risk assessment, law and medicine)
Argument schemes
Argumentation and epistemology
Argumentation and game theory
Argumentation and human-computer interaction
Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation
Argumentation in a legal context
Argumentation in a medical context
Argumentation in a political context
Argumentation in agent and multi-agent systems
Argumentation in debate
Argumentation in the media
Argumentation structures
Argumentation, trust and reputation
Argumentation-based negotiation
Natural language argumentation
Computational properties of argumentation
Decision making based on argumentation
Dialogue systems based on argumentation
Fallacies
For mal and in formal models for argumentation
Implementation of argumentation systems
Persuasion research
Reasoning about action and time with argumentation
Rhetoric and argumentation
Strategies and argumentation
Systems for learning through argument
Tools for supporting argumentation
Visual argumentation

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: September 21, 2013
Notification of acceptance: October 21, 2013
Early registration: October 31, 2013
Conference days: December 4-6, 2013
Workshop day: December 3, 2013

Organizing Committee:

Elena Cabrio (Inria Sophia Antipolis) - Workshop Chair
Serena Villata (Inria Sophia Antipolis) - Workshop Chair

Program Committee:

Guido Boella (University of Torino)
Paola Cantu' (University of Aix-Marseille Université)
Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR - Roma)
Federico Cerutti (University of Aberdeen)
Massimiliano Giacomin (University of Brescia)
Floriana Grasso (University of Liverpool)
Marco Guerini (Trento-RISE)
Bernardo Magnini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)
Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR - Roma)
Nino Rotolo (University of Bologna)
Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna)
Adam Wyner (University of Aberdeen)



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