[bull-ia] Call for abstracts: Workshop « Argument strength » (2nd edition)

Call for abstracts: Workshop « Argument strength » – 2nd edition

When: April 10-12, 2018
Where: IRIT, Toulouse (France)
Website: http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/AMANDE-ArgStrength-2018/

Arguments vary in strength. The strength of an argument is affected by e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between its premises and conclusion, and the prior acceptability of the conclusion.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from the fields of artificial intelligence, philosophy, logic and argumentation theory to discuss questions related to the strength of arguments. Such questions include, but are not limited to:

Which factors influence the strength of an argument?
What are the pros and cons of different formal representations of argument strength?
How to formally model qualifiers on the conclusions of arguments?
How does argument strength propagate when inferences are chained?
How do arguments accrue?
Can weaker arguments defeat and/or defend stronger arguments?
When do more specific arguments defeat more general arguments and vice versa?
How do formal and informal approaches to argument strength relate?
How do preferences assigned to premises influence the evaluation of arguments?

This edition of Argument Strength will be joint with a one-day workshop linked to the research themes of the French ANR project AMANDE (http://amande.lip6.fr/), that include alternative semantics for argumentation (in particular ranking semantics), dynamics of argumentation frameworks, decentralised protocols for argumentation and strategical aspects of argumentation and deliberation. AMANDE day will take place on April 10th.

Registration is obligatory and free of charge. To register, send an e-mail to argument.strength.2018@cril.fr

Nicolas Maudet (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
Stefan Woltran (Technische Universität Wien)

Leila Amgoud (CNRS)
Pietro Baroni (Università degli Studi di Brescia)
Anthony Hunter (University College London)
Paul Dunne (University of Liverpool)

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above or any other questions on the topic of argument strength argument.strength.2018@cril.fr by January 20th, 2018.

Leila Amgoud
Sylvie Doutre
Patricia Everaere
Jean-Guy Mailly
Stefano Moretti
Gabriella Pigozzi
Srdjan Vesic

submission deadline: January 20th, 2018
notifications: February 1st, 2018
workshop: April 10-12, 2018