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.
Given the importance of this topic, we are planning a special issue of Argument & Computation (https://www.iospress.nl/journal/argument-computation/) whose aim is to provide an up-to-date view of the vitality and richness of research on argument strength by collecting high-quality novel contributions on both theoretical and practical aspects of this fundamental notion.
Topics of interests 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 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?
March 3: expression of interest
June 30: paper submission deadline
August 31: reviews due
Submissions building on conference or workshop papers are welcome provided that they are significantly enhanced to meet journal quality standards.