18th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
CMNA 2018
University of Liverpool
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018 to Friday, 6 April 2018
Floris Bex
Floriana Grasso
Nancy Green
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, 22 January 2018

CMNA 2018 will be held as part of the 2018 AISB Convention, the longest running convention on Artificial Intelligence, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, which is held in Liverpool, UK from 4th to 6th April 2018.

The series of workshops on Computational Models of Natural Argument is continuing to attract high quality submissions from researchers around the world since its inception in 2001.The workshop focuses on "natural" argumentation.

The main theme of the AISB Convention is “AI for the Digital Society”, and papers addressing this theme will be especially welcome. Topics are as follows.

* The characteristics of “natural” arguments (e.g. ontological aspects, cognitive issues, legal aspects).
* The linguistic characteristics of natural argumentation, including discourse markers, sentence format, referring expressions, and style.
* The generation of natural argument
* Corpus argumentation results and techniques
* Argumentation mining
* Models of natural legal argument
* Rhetoric and affect: the role of emotions, personalities, etc. in argumentation.
* The roles of licentiousness and deceit and the ethical implications of implemented systems demonstrating such features.
* Natural 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).
* The computational use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory.
* Computer supported collaborative argumentation, for pedagogy, e-democracy and public debate.
* Tools for interacting with structures of argument.
* Applications of argumentation based systems.