CMNA V - Edinburgh

Saturday, 30 July 2005


CMNA V was held with IJCAI 2005, in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

In this edition we were honoured to host an invited speech:

Professor Theodore Scaltsas - Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

“Parallel Dynamic Argument Structures”


An approach has been used in creating an argument tree that combines argument maps and hypertext in an effort to help not only the visual type of user, but also the propositionally oriented users. Both, text and argument map, are displayed following simultaneously the browsing interactions of the user. In addition, the argument map developed can reduce dynamically the complexity of the graph. It can track any argument that the user focuses on and display only the specific parts of the argument tree needed for the visual representation of the focused argument. 

Accepted papers were:

"Persuasive Political Argument", Katie Atkinson, Trevor Bench-Capon, and Peter McBurney

"Integrating Scholarly Argumentation, Texts and Community: Towards an Ontology and Services" , Neil Benn, Simon Buckingham Shum, and John Domingue

"Towards Computational Models of Natural Argument using Labelled Deductive Systems", Carlos Chesnevar and Guillermo Simari

"Design of Information Graphics for Causal Arguments", Nancy Green

"Development and Evaluation of a System for Educational Debate", Tangming Yuan, David Moore, and Alec Grierson

"A Computational Model of Argumentative Design Rationale", Yoshikiyo Kato and Koichi Hori

"Toward ethical persuasive agents", Marco Guerini and Oliviero Stock

"A unified setting for inference and decision: An argumentation-based approach", Leila Amgoud

"Testing Computational Dialectic", Simon Wells, and Chris Reed

"Collaborative and Argumentative Models of Meeting Discussions", Vincenzo Pallotta, John Niekrasz, and Matthew Purver

"An Exploration of the Diversity of Natural Argumentation in Instructional Texts", Farida Aouladomar, and Patrick Saint-Dizier

"Argumentation in Institutional Dialogues: Corpus Analysis”, Mare Koit

"Human-Adaptive Determination of Natural Language Hints",Dimitra Tsovaltzi, and Armin Fiedler