LINGUIST List 31.2155

Thu Jul 02 2020

Confs: Text/Corpus Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Jul-2020
From: Annette Hautli-Janisz <>
Subject: COMMA 2020 Workshop on Argument Visualization
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COMMA 2020 Workshop on Argument Visualization
Short Title: ArgVis

Date: 08-Sep-2020 - 08-Sep-2020
Location: Virtually, Italy
Contact: Annette Hautli-Janisz
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Analyzing and visualizing argument structures is a notoriously difficult task, as the data consists of large relational structures. Scalable (interactive) visualization techniques have been shown to reduce the cognitive effort when analyzing such complex structures. By bridging the gap between the argumentation and visualization communities, we aim to foster novel approaches facilitating argument visualization.

The workshop aims to bridge the gap between researchers from computational argumentation and information visualization. In particular, we want to raise awareness for the challenges that argumentative data and its annotation brings with it (e.g. the multidimensionality of the feature set, its uncertainty) and explore how information visualization can support their solution. At the same time, information visualization can push the state of the art by tackling exactly those challenges and testing their efficacy in user studies.

- Spell out existing challenges in argumentation theory and argument mining and discuss how can they be translated into subproblems that information visualization can help solving.
- Showcase how information visualization facilitates argument analysis.
- Propose new ways of making argumentative data accessible for the general public with methods from information visualization.
- Discuss the background and design justifications for systems presented in the COMMA 2020 demo track.
- Enable inter-disciplinary collaboration

Call for Papers:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, ArgVis 2020 will take place as a virtual workshop via zoom. The deadline has been extended by two weeks.

Important Dates
Paper Submission (extended): July 15
Notification of Acceptance (extended): August 15
Camera-ready (extended): August 29
Workshop: September 08 2020

We invite papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the IOS style (template), in the following two categories:

Short Papers:
Short papers present a novel approach to the visualization of arguments, showcase the applicability of existing visualization research to the field of argumentation, or highlight initial results of ongoing work. Short papers are 4 to 6 pages, excluding references.

Position Papers:
Position papers present novel positions, theories and concepts that provide opportunities for future research. While these ideas do not have to be already implemented, they should be grounded on previous research in related fields. Position papers are 4 pages in length, excluding references.

Submission will be handled through the EasyChair conference management system ( All papers will be peer-reviewed by the international program committee to ensure their quality and relevance to the workshop. The workshop proceedings containing all accepted papers will be published via CEUR-WS. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for and attend the workshop to present the paper.

Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Visualization of Argument Maps
- Overview Visualizations of Argumentation
- Visualizations for the Analysis of Arguments
- Systems that foster participation and engagement
- Teaching Systems
- Visualizations of Argument Quality
- Visual Analysis Systems for Argumentation

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