[PlanetKR] SAFA2022 Third Call for Papers

Jean-Guy Mailly jean-guy.mailly at u-paris.fr
Mon Jun 13 12:45:41 UTC 2022

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Call for Papers
The Fourth International Workshop on Systems and Algorithms for Formal Argumentation


Co-located with the Ninth International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA'22), Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom (https://comma22.cs.cf.ac.uk).

September 13, 2022

Computational models of argumentation are approaches that deal with the representation and
interaction of arguments and counterarguments. These models can be applied in all areas
that benefit from automatic decision-support such as medicine, accounting, chemistry, and
law. Many of these models were inspired by works within the fields of non-monotonic
reasoning and logic programming and therefore share the sometimes considerable
computational complexity of these approaches.

Algorithmic aspects of computational models of argumentation are an important area, as
witnessed by the popularity of the International Competition on Computational Models of
Argumentation (ICCMA). This workshop aims at complementing the competition by providing a
forum to present and discuss both systems and algorithms dealing with all aspects of
computational argumentation, in particular those approaches addressing the tracks of the
competition. A first workshop had been organised in 2016, a second one in 2018 and a third one in 2020.

This workshop welcomes technical contributions in all areas dealing with algorithms and systems of formal argument. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Algorithms for solving problems in abstract argumentation frameworks
* Algorithms for solving problems in structured argumentation frameworks (such as ASPIC+,
  ABA, DeLP, and others)
* Computational complexity of problems in formal argumentation
* Advanced techniques that may be exploited for algorithmic purposes
* Parallel algorithms
* Approximation algorithms
* Web-based systems and argument mining
* Dialogue systems and strategic aspects of argumentation
* Machine learning and argumentation
* Design principles and software engineering aspects of tools for formal argumentation
* Metrics for evaluating algorithms
* Benchmark generation and empirical studies on real-world argumentation graphs
* System descriptions of tools for formal argumentation

The workshop specifically welcomes preliminary works on the above topics. In particular, no systematic evaluations are needed for inclusion in the program. Finally, we welcome position papers that propose new tracks for the competition or discuss general matters related to it.

Keynote Speaker
Johannes K. Fichte (TU Wien)
Title: Model Counting, its Relationship to Symbolic Quantitative AI, and a Glimpse into Practical Solving

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 	Jul 8, 2022
Notification of acceptance:	Aug 9, 2020
Camera-ready version:	      Aug 30, 2020
Workshop:	                  Sep 13, 2020

We invite papers, which have to be in English and formatted according to the IOS style (http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/), in the following two categories:

* Full technical papers (12 pages max., including references) are expected to report on new research that makes a substantial technical contribution to the field. Additional details may be included in an appendix, which, however, will be read at the discretion of the PC.
* Position papers (6 pages max., including references) can report on research in progress or other issues of interest to the SAFA community. Examples of work suitable for position paper submissions include: novel ideas whose scope is not large enough for a full paper; important implementation techniques; novel interesting benchmark problems; short experimental studies; interesting applications that are not yet completely solved or analysed; position or challenge papers.

Submission are handled through the EasyChair conference management system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=safa2022).

All papers will be subject to blind peer review based on the standard criteria of relevance, significance of results, originality of ideas, soundness, and quality of the presentation.

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings via http://ceur-ws.org, and will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop (through the COMMA 2022 website, https://comma22.cs.cf.ac.uk) and present the contribution.

* Sarah A. Gaggl (TU Dresden, Germany)
* Jean-Guy Mailly (LIPADE, University of Paris, France)
* Matthias Thimm (University of Hagen, Germany)
* Johannes P. Wallner (TU Graz, Austria)

Program Committee
Mario Alviano (University of Calabria, Italy)
Stefano Bistarelli (Università di Perugia, Italy)
Federico Cerutti (University of Brescia, Italy)
Andrea Cohen (Institute for Computer Science and Engineering,
Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
Sylvie Doutre (University of Toulouse 1 - IRIT, France)
Stefan Ellmauthaler (TU Dresden, Germany)
Massimiliano Giacomin (University of Brescia, Italy)
Matti Järvisalo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Samer Nofal (German Jordanian University, Jordan)
Nir Oren (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
Odinaldo Rodrigues (King's College London, United Kingdom)
Fabio Rossi (Università di Perugia, Italy)
Francesco Santini (Università di Perugia, Italy)
Mauro Vallati (University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom)
Serena Villata (WIMMICS Research Team, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
Stefan Woltran (TU Wien, Austria)

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