Call for Papers

Argumentation is an important and exciting research topic that cuts across a variety of disciplines: Philosophy, Psychology, Communications Studies and Computer Science, in particular Artificial Intelligence. In spite of the wide range of disciplines interested in Argumentation, scientific communities tend to be organized along disciplinary boundaries, with only moderate integration occurring between computational models and philosophical theories of Argumentation. This workshop aims to rectify this situation, bringing together people from various disciplines (most notably, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Psychology) and asking them to compare their methods and results in the study of Argumentation.
The "Argumentation in Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy: computational and philosophical perspectives" workshop will be hosted by the University of Brescia, Italy, in the context of the 11th Symposium on Artificial Intelligence of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2010), December 1-3. The date of the workshop is December 3.
Submissions are invited for full papers, in English or Italian, no longer than 8 pages (including references), presenting original research on Argumentation from a philosophical and/or computational perspective (see details below). Each contribution will be reviewed.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of controversies
  • Applications of argumentation technologies (e.g. e-democracy, risk assessment, law and medicine)
  • Argument schemes
  • Argumentation and epistemology
  • Argumentation and game theory
  • Argumentation and human-computer interaction
  • Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation
  • Argumentation in a legal context
  • Argumentation in a medical context
  • Argumentation in a political context
  • Argumentation in agent and multi-agent systems
  • Argumentation in debate
  • Argumentation in the media
  • Argumentation structures
  • Argumentation, trust and reputation
  • Argumentation-based negotiation
  • Computational properties of argumentation
  • Decision making based on argumentation
  • Dialogue systems based on argumentation
  • Fallacies
  • Formal and informal models for argumentation
  • Implementation of argumentation systems
  • Persuasion research
  • Reasoning about action and time with argumentation
  • Rhetoric and argumentation
  • Strategies and argumentation
  • Systems for learning through argument
  • Tools for supporting argumentation
  • Visual argumentation


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2010
Acceptance Notification: October 25, 2010
Camera ready:
November 1, 2010
Early registration: November 1, 2010
Workshop: December 3, 2010



Accepted papers will be made available via the workshop web-site and published in the AI*IA Symposium Proceedings. Furthermore, the possibility of publishing an extended version of selected accepted papers in a special issue of a journal is under consideration by the organising committee of the workshop.


Instructions for camera-ready submission

Papers should be written in English or Italian and not exceed 8 pages, including references. All papers should be prepared in the AAAI style. Please prepare your paper using the template in DOC format (available here: or LaTeX style sheet (available here:, just remove the AAAI copyright.


Organising Committee

Workshop Chair: Massimiliano Giacomin (University of Brescia)
Computational Track Chair: Guido Boella (University of Torino)
Philosophical Track Chair: Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR - Roma)


Programme Committee

  • Margherita Benzi (University of Piemonte Orientale)
  • Paola Cantu' (University of Nancy)
  • Valeria Carofiglio (University of Bari)
  • Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC-CNR - Roma)
  • Adelino Cattani (University of Padova)
  • Federico Cerutti (University of Brescia)
  • Franca D'Agostini (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Giovanni Damele (University of Lisboa)
  • Marcello Frixione (University of Salerno)
  • Floriana Grasso (University of Liverpool)
  • Christoph Lumer (University of Siena)
  • Isabella Poggi (University of Roma 3)
  • Nino Rotolo (University of Bologna)
  • Sara Rubinelli (University of Lucerna & Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil)
  • Giovanni Sartor (European University Institute)
  • Italo Testa (University of Parma)
  • Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna)
  • Paolo Vidali (Liceo Quadri of Vicenza)
  • Serena Villata (University of Torino)

The program is now published. You can download the pdf version here.

Accepted Papers
  • "Argumentation-Based Decision Making and Structural Models of Personality", Pietro Baroni, Federico Cerutti, Massimiliano Giacomin and Giovanni Guida
  • "Finding Partitions of Arguments with Dung's Properties via SCSPs", Stefano Bistarelli, Paola Campli and Francesco Santini
  • "Preferred Semantics as Socratic Discussion", Martin Caminada
  • "Argomentazioni Diagnostiche, Teorie Cognitive della Categorizzazione e Sistemi di Classificazione Automatica", Francesco Gagliardi
  • "Mapping iota-Answer Sets with Maximal Conflict-free Sets of Arguments", Farid Nouioua and Vincent Risch
  • "Choosing to argue: towards a theory of argumentative decision-making", Fabio Paglieri
  • "Arguments against the Troll (position paper)", Paolo Torroni, Marco Prandini, Marco Ramilli, Joao Leite and Joao Martins
  • "Arguing about Trust in Multiagent Systems", Serena Villata, Guido Boella, Dov M. Gabbay and Leendert van der Torre
  • "Violating argumentation rules: overt and subtle strategies to silence one's opponent", Laura Vincze

Please refer to AI*IA 2010 website for registration.