[Elsnet-list] Last call for short papers: ECAI workshop on
F.Grasso at csc.liv.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 12:29:38 CEST 2006
This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting short papers to CMNA6
(the 6th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument) is on
SUNDAY April 23rd
Please find below a summary of the call.
With apologies for cross-postings.
6th Workshop on
Computational Models of Natural Argument
Riva del Garda, Italy, 28 August 2006
Submission are invited to the 6th International Workshop on
Computational Models of Natural Argument, to be held as part of the
ECAI 2006 workshop programme
- Deadline long papers: 26 March 2006
- Deadline short papers: 23 April 2006
- Notification: 10 May 2006
- Deadline camera ready versions: 24 May 2006
The workshop focuses on the issue of modelling "natural"
argumentation. Contributions will be solicited addressing, but not limited
to, the following areas of interest:
* The characteristics of "natural" arguments: ontological aspects
and cognitive issues.
* The use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory,
and in particular, approaches to specific schools of thought
developed in informal logic and argumentation.
* The linguistic characteristics of natural argumentation,
including discourse markers, sentence format, referring
expressions, and style. The generation of linguistic natural
argument: techniques in natural language generation to account
for argumentation and persuasion (including techniques for
handling discourse goals and structure, speaker/hearer models,
content selection, etc.). Language dependence and multilingual
approaches. Empirical work based on corpora looking at these
topics would be especially welcomed.
* Models of argument in Artificial Intelligence and Law.
* Rhetoric and affect: the role of emotions, personalities,
etc. in models of argumentation.
* Issues of domain specificity, and in particular, the
independence of argumentation techniques from the domain of
* The roles of licentiousness and deceit and the ethical
implications of implemented systems demonstrating such features.
* Argumentation in multi-agent systems
* Methods to better convey the structure of complex argument,
including representation and summarisation.
* Natural argumentation and media: visual arguments, multi-modal
arguments, spoken arguments.
* Evaluative arguments and their application in AI systems (such
as decision support and advice giving).
* Non-monotonic, defeasible and uncertain argumentation.
* Computer supported collaborative argumentation, for pedagogy,
e-democracy and public debate.
* Tools for interacting with structures of argument, including
visualisation tools and interfaces supporting natural, stylised
or formal dialogue
* The building of computational resources such as online corpora
related to argumentation
* Applications of argumentation based systems, including, for
example, the pedagogical, health-related, political, and
Papers are solicited that fall into one of three categories:
(1) reports on completed work (system demonstrations are especially
encouraged) (2) descriptions of current, but mature, work in progress, and
(3) more polemic essays on burning issues.
Electronic submissions should be received by one of the organisers no
later than 26 March 2006 for long papers, and 23 April 2006 for short
papers and demonstration reports.
Extended versions of the papers accepted to CMNA-1, CMNA-2 and CMNA-3
have been collated for a special issue of the International Journal of
Intelligent Systems. Similar avenues will be explored for CMNA-4,
CMNA-5 and CMNA-6.
Floriana Grasso Department of Computer Science University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BF, UK
Phone: (+44)(0)151 794 3680
Fax: (+44)(0)151 794 3715
email: floriana at csc.liv.ac.uk
Department of Computing
Goldsmiths College, University of London
New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
email: R.Kibble at gold.ac.uk
Department of Applied Computing
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN, UK
email: chris at computing.dundee.ac.uk
Leila Amgoud, IRIT, France Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK
Ulises Cortes, UPC, Spain
Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari, Italy
Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany
Nancy Green, University of North Carolina Greensboro, US
Helmut Horacek, University of the Saarland, Saarbruken, Germany Anthony Hunter,
University College London, UK Peter McBurney, University of Liverpool, UK
David Moore, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Ephraim Nissan, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST,
Doug Walton, University of Winnipeg, Canada
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