Argument, Dialogue and Decision
CALL FOR PAPERS | ACCEPTED PAPERS
Specialized workshop in conjunction with NMR2004 (www.pims.math.ca/science/2004/NMR/papers.html)
There is now a substantial literature on argumentation in artificial intelligence. Much of this work is closely related and in some case derived from research in non-monotonic logics. Many interesting proposals have been made, and there is increasing interest in applying argumentation in various domains.
However, there are also many research questions surrounding proposals for argumentation, both at the theoretical level and at the applications level. Problems include computational complexity, viable implementations, semantics for arguments, richer formal ontologies for describing different kinds of argument, incorporation of domain or world knowledge in argumentation systems, handling time in argumentation, handling uncertainty in argumentation, presentation of arguments to non-technical users, finding applications where users can use the results of argumentation, the need for toolkits, and so on. We need to better understand these problems, and many others besides, and some of them seem to call for bold new proposals.
Argumentation can be studied on its own, but it also has interesting relations with other topics, such as dialogue and decision. For instance, argumentation is an essential component of phenomena such as fact finding investigations, negotiation, legal procedure and online dispute mediation. However, only recently researchers have begun to explore the use of argumentation in these contexts. This specialized workshop aims to bring these researchers together, to promote the logical study of argumentation and its connections with decision and dialogue. In particular, we invite submissions of original research on the following topics.
The study of argument-based logics including
The development of argument-based logical systems in formal models of multiagent interaction, such as:
NMR2004 AND OTHER NMR2004 SUBWORKSHOPS
Leila Amgoud and Henri Prade
A recursive approach to argumentation: motivation and perspectives
Checking the acceptability of a set of arguments
Dialogues and HY-arguments
A first approach to argument-based recommender systems based on defeasible logic programming
On sceptical vs credulous acceptance for abstract argument systems
Combining goal generation and planning in an argumentation framework
Towards higher impact argumentation
Theory of multiple-valued defeasible argumentation and its applications
Preferential defeasiblity: utility in defeasible logic programming
Pacific Institute for
the Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: April 15, 2004