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