[PlanetKR] Final call for papers: The First International Workshop on Argumentation and Logic Programming (ArgLP 2015)

Hannes Straß strass at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Wed Jun 10 18:39:57 EST 2015

Call for Papers: The First International Workshop on Argumentation and 
Logic Programming (ArgLP 2015)

Cork, Ireland, 31 August, 2015
(co-located with ICLP 2015)

Workshop webpage:

Selected papers will be considered for a special issue of Fundamenta 
Informaticae (http://www.iospress.nl/journal/fundamenta-informaticae/)


Argumentation has been more and more an active research field in areas 
as Multi-Agent Systems, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, 
Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Law, etc. From the computational 
point of view, logic programming has been influencing fundamental roots 
of argumentation. Indeed, since Dung formalized a family of 
argumentation inferences in terms of the so called argumentation 
semantics, he showed that these argumentation semantics have strong 
roots in logic-based theories.

The relationship between logic programming and argumentation has 
attracted increased attention in the last years. Studies range from 
translating one into the other and back, using argumentation to explain 
logic programming models, and using logic programming systems to 
implement argumentation-based languages (ASPARTIX, DIAMOND). Influences 
go both ways and we believe that both fields can benefit from learning 
about each other.

This year the presentation of the results of the First International 
Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA) will be 
done at TAFA 2015 (co-located with IJCAI 2015). Since some of the most 
widely known argumentation solvers are based on logic programming 
methodologies, e.g., ASPARTIX, it is expected that new argumentation 
solvers based on logic programming could appear. In this setting, ArgLP 
is aiming at catching the attention of the logic programming community 
to increase the influence of logic programming in the new theoretical 
and practical developments of argumentation.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- New developments of argumentation systems based on logic programming
- New studies between argumentation semantics and logic programming 
- New studies of non-monotonic reasoning properties of argumentation 
- The relationship of defeasible logic programming and argumentation
- Studying the relationship between logic programs and various 
argumentation formalisms (e.g. Dung frameworks, extended AFs, bipolar 
AFs, value-based AFs, abstract dialectical frameworks, ...)
- Applications related to argumentation and logic programming


15 June, 2015: Paper submission deadline
13 July, 2015: Notification of acceptance
27 July, 2015: Final manuscripts due
31 August, 2015: Workshop date


All papers must present original and innovative work. (Double submission 
is allowed if the work is not yet formally published at the time of 
submission.) Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, 
originality, technical content and relevance to the workshop.

Papers must not exceed 15 pages in length and should be formatted using 
the guidelines of Fundamenta Informaticae:


Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format to EasyChair:



Accepted papers will be included in the workshop on-line proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to register to 
the workshop and attend the workshop to present the paper.


A selection of the best papers of ArgLP will be published as a special 
issue in the Fundamenta Informaticae Journal 
(http://www.iospress.nl/journal/fundamenta-informaticae/) after a second 


Sarah Gaggl, TU Dresden, Germany
Juan Carlos Nieves, Umeå University, Sweden
Hannes Strass, Leipzig University, Germany


- Gerhard Brewka
- Sylvie Doutre
- Phan Minh Dung
- Dov Gabbay
- Gabriele Kern-Isberner
- Mauricio Osorio
- Ken Satoh
- Jan Sefranek
- Guillermo Simari
- Francesca Toni
- Paolo Torroni
- Marina De Vos
- Stefan Woltran
- Toshiko Wakaki


The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are 
central to the values and goals of ArgLP. They require an environment 
that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group. They 
flourish in communities that foster mutual understanding and embrace 
diversity. For these reasons, ArgLP is committed to providing a 
harassment-free conference experience, and implements the ACM policy 
against harassment 

ArgLP participants violating these standards may be sanctioned or 
expelled from the meeting, at the discretion of the conference 
organizers. Conference organizers are requested to report serious 
incidents to the ICLP General Chair.

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