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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   CMNA4 @ ECAI-04 - call for short papers/demos
From:   Floriana Grasso
Email:   F.Grasso_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk
Date received:   26 Apr 2004
Deadline:   03 May 2004
Start date:   23 Aug 2004

----------------------------------------------- REMINDER - DEADLINE SHORT PAPERS/DEMO - MAY 3rd ----------------------------------------------- CMNA 4 4th Workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument at ECAI 2004 http://www.cs c.liv.ac.uk/%7Efloriana/CMNA4.html Important Dates --------------- 29 Mar 2004 Deadline long papers --------(CLOSED) 3 May 2004 Deadline short papers 15 May 2004 Notification of acceptance 1 June 2004 Camera-ready papers 23-24 Aug 2004 CMNA4 at ECAI-2004 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, and CMNA 3 was held at IJCAI in Acapulco in 2003. Like the past editions, CMNA 4 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 ----------------- * 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. * In addition to discursive and theoretical pieces, CMNA 4 specifically encourages early results from applications and implementations of the ideas from earlier 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 one of the organisers no later than 29 March 2004 for long papers, and 3 May 2004 for short papers and demonstration reports. It is highly recommended to submit papers using the final camera-ready ECAI 2004 conference paper style. Extended versions of the papers accepted to CMNA 1, CMNA 2 and CMNA 3 are currently being solicited for a special issue of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems. Similar avenues will be explored for CMNA 4. All participants are expected to register for the main ECAI 2004 conference, and registration to the workshop is done through the main conference registration. Programme Committee ------------------- Leila Amgoud, IRIT, France Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, UK Simon Buckingham Shum, Open University, UK Alison Cawsey, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK Fiorella de Rosis, University of Bari, Italy Rino Falcone, Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology - CNR, Italy Tom Gordon, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany Nancy Green, University of North Carolina Greensboro, US Helmut Horacek, University of the Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany Peter McBurney, University of Liverpool, UK David Moore, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Henry Prakken, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands Doug Walton, University of Winnipeg, Canada Organising Committee -------------------- Floriana Grasso (Chair) Department of Computer Science University of Liverpool Liverpool L69 3BF, UK floriana_(on)_csc.liv.ac.uk http://www.csc.liv.ac.u k/%7Efloriana/ Chris Reed Department of Applied Computing University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN, UK chris_(on)_computing.dundee.ac.uk< /a> http://www.computi ng.dundee.ac.uk/staff/creed/ Giuseppe Carenini Department of Computer Science University of British Columbia Vancouver, B.C. 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