[PlanetKR] CFP: NMR'2010 Special session on Argument, Dialogue and Decision

Iyad Rahwan irahwan at acm.org
Wed Nov 25 16:33:30 EST 2009

NMR'2010 Special session on Argument, Dialogue and Decision
May 14-16, 2010
Sutton Place, Toronto, Canada
Session web page:

Since the work of John Pollock, Ronald Loui and others in the
eighties, argumentation has proven to be successful in nonmonotonic
logic. In the early nineties Dung and others showed that argumentation
is also very suitable as a general framework for relating different
nonmonotonic logics. Finally, in recent years argument-based logics
have been used to facilitate reasoning and communication in
multi-agent systems.

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 such phenomena as
fact finding investigations, computer supported collaborative work,
negotiation, legal procedure, and online dispute mediation. However,
only recently researchers have begun to explore the use of
argumentation in these contexts.


This workshop is devoted to 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
•	semantics
•	proof theory
•	complexity and resource limitations
•	applications to epistemic and practical reasoning
•	applications to informal theories of argumentation
•	comparison with other types of nonmonotonic logic

The development of argument-based logical systems in formal models of
multi-agent reasoning and interaction, such as
•	fact finding investigations
•	negotiation
•	distributed sense-making
•	dispute resolution and mediation
•	decision making


•	Iyad Rahwan , British University in Dubai, UAE; University of Edinburgh, UK
•	Guillermo R. Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina


Submissions are limited to 7 pages using KR/AAAI paper format (See
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/author.php). Only PDF format
will be accepted.
Submissions should be sent via EasyChair using the following site:
Please contact the co-chairs by e-mail for any queries.


•	Submission of papers: January 29 (Friday), 2010
•	Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2010
•	Camera ready copy: April 6, 2010


•	Leila Amgoud, Universite Paul Sabatier, France
•	Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
•	Carlos Chesnevar, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
•	Paul E. Dunne, University of Liverpool, UK
•	Alejandro Garcia, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
•	Anthony Hunter, University College London
•	Michael Maher, National ICT Australia
•	Sanjay Modgil, King's College, London, UK
•	Nir Oren, King's College, London, UK
•	Simon Parsons, Brooklyn College CUNY, USA
•	Henry Prakken, Utrecht University and University of Groningen, The
•	Iyad Rahwan, British University in Dubai, UAE; University of Edinburgh, UK
•	Guillermo R. Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
•	Paolo Torroni, University of Bologna, Italy
•	Bart Verheij, University of Groningen, Netherlands
•	Simon Wells, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

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