Programme

Thursday 16th November h. 11.00 - 12.00. Session Chair: Pietro Baroni
11.00: Welcome Thursday 16th November h. 16.30 - 18.00. Session Chair: Andrea Pazienza Friday 17th November h. 11.00 - 13.30. Session Chair: Francesco Santini 13.30: Closing

For info on registration please visit the AI*IA 2017 registration page.

Call For Papers

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 main 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.

We invite submissions of the latest research results concerning applications and theory of computational argumentation to the 1st Workshop on Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence (AI³ 2017) that will be co-located with the XVI Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2017, http://aiia2017.di.uniba.it/ ).

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 at the link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ai32017.

The option of organizing a special issue on the journal "Intelligenza Artificiale" (including selected papers subject to a second revision) is under consideration.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal, semi-formal and informal models for argumentation
  • Properties and evaluation of formal models of argumentation
  • Computational properties of argumentation
  • Traditional and ranking-based semantics
  • Instantiations of abstract argumentation frameworks
  • Implementation of argumentation systems
  • Relationships amongst different argumentation frameworks
  • Philosophical theories of argumentation
  • Psychological aspects of argumentation
  • Argument mining
  • Analogical argumentation
  • Argumentation in agent and multi-agent systems
  • Dialogue based on argumentation
  • Strategies in argumentation
  • Decision making based on argumentation
  • Argumentation-based negotiation
  • Argumentation, trust and reputation
  • Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation
  • Argumentation and other Artificial Intelligence techniques
  • Argumentation and game theory
  • Argumentation and probability
  • Argumentation and narrative
  • Argumentation and computational linguistics
  • Argumentation and human-computer interaction
  • Reasoning about action and time with argumentation
  • Tools for supporting argumentation
  • Practical applications of formal models of argumentation
  • Systems for learning through argument
  • Argument-based machine learning
  • Validation and evaluation of applications of argumentation

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Submissions

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 at the link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ai32017.

All papers will be peer reviewed and final copies of papers for inclusion to the conference proceedings will be published on CEUR as "CEUR Workshop Proceedings AI*IA Series" (Scopus indexed). Manuscripts should be formatted using the Springer LNCS style (formatting instructions are available at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).

The option of organizing a special issue on the journal "Intelligenza Artificiale" (including selected papers subject to a second revision) is under consideration.

For each accepted contribution, at least one of the authors is required to attend the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 28th July 2017 4th August 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 8th September 2017 15th September 2017
  • Camera-Ready copies due: 22nd September 2017 29th September 2017
  • Conference and Workshop days: 14th-17th November 2017

Organization

Chairs

  • Stefano Bistarelli (Università di Perugia)
  • Massimiliano Giacomin (Università di Brescia)
  • Andrea Pazienza (Università di Bari)

Program Committee

  • Pietro Baroni (Università di Brescia)
  • Federico Cerutti (University of Cardiff)
  • Pierpaolo Dondio (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Bettina Fazzinga (ICAR-CNR Napoli)
  • Stefano Ferilli (Università di Bari)
  • Sergio Flesca (Università della Calabria)
  • Filippo Furfaro (Università della Calabria)
  • Simone Gabbriellini (Università di Brescia)
  • Floriana Grasso (University of Liverpool)
  • Davide Grossi (University of Liverpool)
  • Fabrizio Macagno (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Marco Maratea (Università di Genova)
  • Elena Musi (Columbia University)
  • Fabio Paglieri (IST-CNR Roma)
  • Francesco Parisi (Università della Calabria)
  • Antonino Rotolo (Università di Bologna)
  • Francesco Santini (Università di Perugia)
  • Giovanni Sartor (Università di Bologna)
  • Sara Tonelli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK))
  • Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)
  • Paolo Torroni (Università di Bologna)
  • Mauro Vallati (University of Huddersfield)
  • Serena Villata (Université Cote d'Azur, Inria, CNRS, I3S)