For this edition of the CMNA workshop, we propose a special theme on the role(s) of argumentation in persuasion. This theme would be interpreted broadly, to support both polemical positions on, for example, whether argumentation can help or hinder persuasion, and to enable dissemination of recent work at the intersection of the fields. For example, recent work within the argumentation community has considered the use of arguments in formal models of persuasion as well as the role of argumentative dialogue in building motivation for behaviour change.

Notwithstanding the special theme, we also solicit contribution addressing, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:

  • The characteristics of “natural” arguments (e.g. ontological aspects, cognitive issues, legal asepcts).
  • Rhetoric and affect in argumentation and persuasion: the role of emotions, personalities, etc. in argumentation.
  • The linguistic characteristics of natural argumentation, including discourse markers, sentence format, referring expressions, and style.
  • The generation of natural argument
  • Corpus argumentation results and techniques
  • Argumentation mining
  • The roles of licentiousness and deceit and the ethical implications of implemented systems demonstrating such features.
  • Natural argumentation in multi-agent systems.
  • Methods to better convey the structure of complex argument, including representation and summarisation.
  • Natural argumentation and media: visual arguments, multi-modal arguments, spoken arguments.
  • Evaluative arguments and their application in AI systems (such as decision-support and advice-giving).
  • Non-monotonic, defeasible and uncertain argumentation.
  • The computational use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory.
  • Computer supported collaborative argumentation, for pedagogy, e-democracy and public debate.
  • Tools for interacting with structures of argument.
  • Applications of argumentation based systems.
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