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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   IJCAI Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA VII)
From:   Rodger Kibble
Email:   rkibble_(on)_gmail.com
Date received:   24 Aug 2006
Deadline:   26 Sep 2006
Start date:   07 Jan 2007

7th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA VII) Hyderabad (India), 7 January 2007 2nd Call for Papers - please circulate ====================================== Submissions are invited to the 7th International Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument, to be held as part of the IJCAI 2007 workshop programme. Workshop website: http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/%7Efloriana/CMNA7/ IJCAI website: http://www.ijcai-07.org/ IMPORTANT DATES 26 September 2006 Deadline long papers (up to 6000 words) 10 October 2006 Deadline short papers up to 3000 words, and demos 23 October 2006 Notification 15 November 2006 Deadline camera ready versions The series of workshops on Computational Models of Natural Argument is continuing to attract high quality submissions from researchers around the world. CMNA 1 was held at ICCS in San Francisco in 2001, CMNA 2 was held at ECAI in Lyon in 2002, CMNA 3 was held at IJCAI in Acapulco in 2003, CMNA 4 was held at ECAI in Valencia in 2004, CMNA 5 was held at IJCAI in Edinburgh in 2005, and CMNA 6 takes place at ECAI in Riva del Garda in 2006. Like the past editions, CMNA-7 intends to recognise and consolidate the critical mass that research in the field overlapping Argumentation Theory and Artificial Intelligence has developed in recent years. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: * The characteristics of "natural" arguments: ontological aspects and cognitive issues. * The use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory, and in particular, approaches to specific schools of thought developed in informal logic and argumentation. * Rhetoric and affect: the role of emotions, personalities, etc. in models of argumentation. * The roles of licentiousness and deceit and the ethical implications of implemented systems demonstrating such features. * The linguistic characteristics of natural argumentation, including discourse markers, sentence format, referring expressions, and style. Persuasive discourse processing (discourse goals and structure, speaker/hearer models, content selection, etc.). Language dependence and multilingual approaches. Empirical work based on corpora looking at these topics would be especially welcomed. * Non-monotonic, defeasible and uncertain argumentation. * Natural argumentation and media: visual arguments, multi-modal arguments, spoken arguments. * Models of argumentation in multi-agent systems inspired by or based upon theories of human argument. * Empirically driven models of argument in AI and Law. * Evaluative arguments and their application in AI systems (such as decision support and advice giving). * Issues of domain specificity, and in particular, the independence of argumentation techniques from the domain of application. * Applications of computer supported collaborative argumentation, in realistic domains in which argument plays a key role, including pedagogy, e-democracy and public debate. * Applications of argumentation based systems, including, for example, the pedagogical, health-related, political, and promotional. * Methods to better convey the structure of complex argument, including representation and summarisation. * Tools for interacting with structures of argument, including visualisation tools and interfaces supporting natural, stylised or formal dialogue. * The building of computational resources such as online corpora related to argumentation. * Early results from applications and implementations of the ideas from earlier CMNA workshops. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS The workshop encourages submissions in three categories: * Long papers, either reporting on completed work or offering a polemic discussion on a burning issue (up to 6000 words) * Short papers describing work in progress (up to 3000 words) * Demonstration of implemented systems: submissions should be accompanied by written reports (up to 3000 words). Authors should contact the organisers to ensure suitable equipment is available. Electronic submissions should be received by ALL of the organisers no later than 26 September 2006 for long papers, and 10 October 2006 for short papers and demonstration reports. Extended versions of selected papers accepted to CMNA 1, CMNA 2 and CMNA 3 are to appear in a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Similar avenues will be explored for CMNA 4, CMNA 5, CMNA 6 and CMNA7. ORGANISING COMMITTEE Rodger Kibble Department of Computing Goldsmiths College, University of London New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK R.Kibble_(on)_gold.ac.uk http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/%7Emas01rk/ Chris Reed Department of Applied Computing University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN, UK chris_(on)_computing.dundee.ac.uk http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/creed/ Floriana Grasso Department of Computer Science University of Liverpool Liverpool L69 3BF, UK floriana_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/%7Efloriana/ PROGRAMME COMMITTEE (TBC) Leila Amgoud, IRIT, France Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK Ulises Cortes, UPC, Spain Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari, Italy Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany Nancy Green, University of North Carolina Greensboro, US Helmut Horacek, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken Germany Anthony Hunter, University College London, UK Peter McBurney, University of Liverpool, UK David Moore, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Ephraim Nissan, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK Paul Piwek, Open University, UK Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht and University of Groningen, The Netherlands Oliviero Stock, ITC-IRST, Italy Doug Walton, University of Winnipeg, Canada _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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