9:30: Welcome and Introduction

9:45:  INVITED TALK: Marco Lippi and Paolo Torroni, DISI, University of Bologna
"Context-Independent Argument Mining

Abstract. Argument mining is a booming area at the intersection of artificial intelligence, machine learning and computational linguistics. The wide-scale availability of natural language resources, together with recent technological advances, promise to unlock unforeseen applications and open new research perspectives. However, the majority of current approaches are highly domain-specific. The challenge here is to develop methods that can be smoothly adapted to several domains and different applications. In this talk, we discuss recent trends in argument mining, with a special emphasis on the corpora that are being developed for this task. After a brief review of the state of the art, we present our recent work on context-independent argument mining, where we show that the rhetorical structure of argumentation in natural language can provide effective cues to mining systems.

10:45 - 11:15 COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 11:45: Automatically Detecting Fallacies in System Safety Arguments - Simon Wells, Tommy Yuan, Suresh Manandahar and Tim Kelly

11:45 - 12:15: A Cognitive Approach to Relevant Argument GenerationJean-Louis Dessalles

12:15 - 12:45: Dialogue Based Meaning Negotiation - Gabrielle Santos, Valentina Tamma, Terry R. Payne and Floriana Grasso

12:45 - 13:00: Discussion

13:00 - 14:00: LUNCH BREAK

14:00 - 14:30: Modelling argumentation in parliamentary debates - Volha Petukhova, Andrei Malchanau and Harry Bunt

14:30 - 15:00: Argumentation Mining in Parliamentary Discourse - Nona Naderi and Graeme Hirst

15:00 - 15:15: A Motivational Dialogue System for Children's Language Development - Darren Atherton and Floriana Grasso

15:15 - 15:30: Introducing ALIAS - Simon Wells and Roberto La Greca

15:30 - 16:00: Panel discussion and conclusions

Coffee is served from 16:00 till 16:30.