Location: Trento, Italy

Date: 20 Nov - 23 Nov

AI³ 2018 invite submissions of the latest research results concerning applications and theory of computational argumentation to the 2nd Workshop on Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence that will be co-located with the XVII Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2018).

Argumentation is the study of the processes and activities involving the production and exchange of arguments, where arguments are attempts to persuade someone or something by giving reasons for accepting a particular conclusion as evident. As such, argumentation provides procedures for making and explaining decisions and is able to capture diverse kinds of reasoning and dialogue activities in a formal but still intuitive way, enabling the integration of different specific techniques and the development of trustable applications.

For these reasons, over the last two decades, formal argumentation has become a major research topic in Artificial Intelligence. Given that the study of argumentation is inherently interdisciplinary, the goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussions and promote scientific collaboration among researchers involved in the field of argumentation from different perspectives, including computational, linguistic, philosophical and psychological aspects. Besides researchers having argumentation as a major research interest, scholars from research fields indirectly related to argumentation (including non-monotonic reasoning, logic programming, linguistics, natural language processing, philosophy and psychology, just to mention a few of them) are particularly welcome, both to discuss foundations and issues in argumentation, and to present challenges and problems for which argumentation may represent a viable AI‐paradigm

The workshop invites two types of submissions: full papers, possibly already submitted to other conferences or journals, and short papers, which are particularly suitable for presenting work in progress, software prototypes, extended abstracts of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English of up to 15 single-spaced pages for full papers. Shorter works must not exceed 5 pages. All paper submissions will be done electronically, via the EasyChair system.

Submission deadline: August, 8th 2018
Notification of Acceptance: September, 15th 2018
Camera-Ready due: October, 20th 2018
Conference and Workshop days: November, 20th-23rd 2018

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