CMNA X - Lisbon

Monday, 16 August 2010

Reaching the milestone of the 10th edition, CMNA10 was a one day workshop with ECAI 2010, in a beautiful and hot Lisbon.

An interesting invited keynote was given by Paul Dunne, from the University of Liverpool:

*Does argumentation have to be difficult?*

*Abstract: Dung's model of abstract argumentation promotes a formalism where argumentation is considered in the context of a directed graph structure <X,A>: X describing the finite collection of atomic arguments and A a binary "attack" relation over these. This and its subsequent developments provide a basis for considering collections of acceptable arguments as subsets of X satisfying particular properties. In this talk a review of this background is presented followed by an informal consideration of algorithmic and complexity related issues. While properties of key computational problems are now well understood a number of directions are still open for finding practical algorithms. Some of these will be outlined together with criteria for assessing algorithmic aspects of novel AF based techniques.*

Accepted papers were:

Long papers

Stella Heras, Katie Atkinson, Vicent Botti, Floriana Grasso, Vicente Julian and Peter McBurney. __Applying Argumentation to Enhance Dialogues in Social Networks__

Adam Wyner, Tom van Engers and Anthony Hunter. __Working on the Argument Pipeline: Through Flow Issues between Natural Language Argument, Instantiated Arguments, and Argumentation Frameworks__

Erik C. W. Krabbe and Jan Albert van Laar. __The Ways of Criticism__

Sara L. Uckelman. *Obligationes*__ as Formal Dialogue Systems__

Short papers

Patrick Saint Dizier. __Handling explanation in operational contexts__

Katarzyna Budzyńska. __Towards the Model of Central and Peripheral Arguments __

Floris Bex and Katarzyna Budzyńska. __Argumentation and explanation as context of reasoning __

Vincenzo Pallotta and Rodolfo Delmonte. __Generating Abstractive Summaries of Conversations through Automatic Argumentative Analysis__

System Demonstrations

Thomas de Filippo, Laureline Marsal and Patrick Saint Dizier. __The <TextCoop> Platform. Analyzing arguments in procedural texts__