[PlanetKR] [Call for Participation] The Second Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA'16)

Matthias Thimm thimm at uni-koblenz.de
Mon Feb 22 19:07:13 EST 2016

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Call for Participation

The Second Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

September 8th-12th 2016
Potsdam, Germany

The second "Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives"
(SSA 2016) will provide attendees with a solid foundation in computational and linguistic
aspects of argumentation and the emerging connections between the two. The summer school
will provide introductions to computational models of argumentation from various
perspectives, its logical foundations and connections to other disciplines, challenges
and approaches to argument mining and discourse analysis, applications in legal reasoning
and other domains, practical decision-making, and natural-language processing.

The programme of SSA'2016 will consist of courses, keynotes, and the student program.
Courses give a broad introduction into a field and consists of 3 lectures of each
90 minutes. Keynotes give a focused overview on a specialized topic and consist of a
single 60 minutes talk. The student program consists of a poster session and a mentoring

SSA 2016 will be co-located with the 6th International Conference on Computational Models
of Argument (COMMA 2016) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. It is the second event
in the series of Summer Schools on Argumentation, the first Summer School on Argumentation
took place at the University of Dundee in 2014. The school is being held from Thursday
September 8th - Monday September 12th 2016, the main conference takes place afterwards
from September 13th - September 16th at the same location.

Program details
	Anthony Hunter (University College London, UK)
	Federico Cerutti (Cardiff University, UK)
	Iryna Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
	Bart Verheij (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Keynote speakers:
	Gerhard Brewka (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
	Tom Gordon (Universität Potsdam, Germany)
	Dov Gabbay (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
	Leon van der Torre (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
	Katarzyna Budzynska (University of Dundee, UK)
An additional student program, consisting of a poster session and a mentoring session,
complements the lectures and keynotes.
Registration and Submission Details
Participants of the summer school need to register in order to be eligible to attend the
program. The registration for SSA'16 will be organized through the COMMA'16 website and
will be made available in early spring 2016.

Registration fees:
Early-bird rate (Jun 17, 2016)		350€
Normal rate (Sep 8, 2016)		500€

The student program, consisting of the poster session and a mentoring session, is an
important part of the summer school, but participation in the student program is not
mandatory for attending the summer school and based on acceptance of a thesis abstract. 

Participants who wish to take part in the student program have to submit a thesis abstract
until 17th June. In case of acceptance they have to present their work as a poster at the
summer school. The best poster is also awarded a "best poster award".

The abstract should not exceed 2 pages in length and follow the formatting guidelines of
COMMA'16. The abstract should give an overview on the topic of the thesis of the student
and (if applicable) report on previous results.

More details on the submission procedure can be found on the website of the school.

Important dates
Early-bird registration deadline        	17th June 2016
Student abstract submission deadline    17th June 2016
Student abstract notification           		30th July 2016
Student abstract final version          	20th August 2016
Late registration deadline               		8th September 2016
Summer School                            		8th-12th September 2016

Matthias Thimm (Co-chair SSA'16)
Sarah A. Gaggl (Co-chair SSA'16)

Pietro Baroni (Program chair COMMA'16)
Manfred Stede (Local co-chair COMMA'16)
Thomas F. Gordon (Local co-chair COMMA'16)

Dr. Matthias Thimm
Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST)
Universität Koblenz, Germany
Tel.: +49-261-287-2715
http://west.uni-koblenz.de/ -- http://www.mthimm.de

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