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CFP: OSSA 11

Call for Proposals

Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA)

Argumentation, Objectivity and Bias

May 18-21, 2016 University of Windsor

The OSSA Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers and posters which deal with argumentation, as it intersects with the ideal of objectivity and the problem of bias.

Abstracts prepared for anonymous refereeing must be submitted electronically no later than SEPTEMBER 7, 2015. Instructions on how to prepare and where to submit abstracts will be made available in March on the OSSA 11 website: www.uwindsor.ca/ossa .

Keynote speakers:

  • Mark Battersby, Critical Inquiry Group Vancouver
  • Scott Jacobs, Department of Communication University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Michel Meyer, Chaire de Rhétorique et d’Argumentation, Université Libre de Bruxelless
  • Susana Nuccetelli, Department of Philosophy St. Cloud State University

The J. Anthony Blair Prize

OSSA wishes to promote the work of graduate students and young scholars in the field of argumentation studies. Thus we strongly encourage submissions from this group. The J. Anthony Blair Prize ($1000 CDN) is awarded to the student paper presented at the Conference judged to be especially worthy of recognition. The competition is open to all students whose proposals are accepted for the Conference. Canadian graduate students who need financial assistance in order to attend should advise the Organizing Committee when they submit their proposals. For the purpose of the Conference, a graduate student is one who has not completed his or her graduate program by September 7, 2015. (Additional information about this prize will also be available on the website.) All conference related inquiries should be sent to ossa@uwindsor.ca

Organizing Committee:


H. V. Hansen – C. E. Hundleby – C. W. Tindale
University of Windsor

www.uwindsor.ca/ossa

CFP: ArgMAS 2015

12th International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems

http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~sp/events/argmas15/

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submissions are invited for the 12th International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ArgMAS 2015), to be held in Istanbul as part of AAMAS 2015.

ArgMAS 2015 will focus on the concepts, theories, methodologies, and applications of computational models of argument in creating autonomous agents and multi-agent systems. Argumentation can be abstractly defined as the formal interaction of different arguments for and against some conclusion (eg, a proposition, an action intention, a preference, etc). A single agent may use argumentation techniques to perform individual reasoning, to resolve conflicting evidence, or to decide between conflicting goals. Multiple agents may also use dialectical argumentation in order to identify and reconcile differences between themselves, through interactions such as negotiation, persuasion, and joint deliberation.

The main goal of ArgMAS 2015 will be to bring together the community of researchers working on argumentation in multi-agent systems. The workshop has the following technical goals:

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CRRAR Seminars: Winter 2015

CRRAR has announced their schedule of seminars for Winter 2015. Click the link below for a pdf copy of the schedule, which includes dates and location information.

CRRAR-Schedule of seminars

As readers of this site are no doubt aware, CRRAR runs a schedule of seminars, colloquia, and argumentation- and informal logic-related events throughout the year. As can be seen from the schedule for Winter, these feature leading argumentation scholars from programs from around the world as well as speakers from CRRAR itself. The discussions are always lively! Hope to see you there!

CFP: EID&A, Issue no. 8

Via the journal’s homepage:


Linked to the Department of Arts and Literature of Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil, the Journal EID&A (Electronic Journal of Integrated Studies in Discourse and Argumentation) semiannually publishes papers and reviews which aim the integrated studies of the discourse and the argumentation in order to promote the discussion about the nature, the problems and perspectives of the interface between these two objects of study.

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The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 3-year renewable appointment as instructor, with expertise in the following areas: public debate, deliberation, and dialogue. The position includes teaching two courses a semester (50%) in areas related to this specialization as well as the development and administration of a program in deliberation, dialogue, and noncompetitive public debate (50%) that will serve the interests of undergraduates at CU generally but especially in the newly formed College of Media, Communication and Information. The person hired into this position will be instrumental in giving the new program a distinctive shape and mission and will be responsible for program administration including overseeing relevant graduate student appointments. The program is expected to cultivate skills in, and support the practice of, deliberation, dialogue, argumentation, and debate in co-curricular sites such as the College’s Communication and Society Residential Academic Program, and with student organizations like the Multiethnic Media Organization or the Association for Women in Communications. The Program may also plan and/or partner with other campus organizations to design and conduct events that involve debate, deliberation, dialogue, and other modes of public communication.

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CFP: LORI 5

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LOGIC, RATIONALITY AND INTERACTION

October 28 – 31, 2015
Department of Philosophy,
National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Institute of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition,
National Yang Ming University
Taipei, Taiwan

Conference Website: https://www.yoursaas.cc/websites/36224472513387025486/home.html

The LORI workshop series aims at bringing together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. These fields include Game Theory and Decision Theory, Philosophy (in particular Epistemology), Linguistics, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.

Topics

We invite submission of contributed papers on any of the broad themes of the LORI workshop series; specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, formal approaches to

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CFP: TAFA 2015

Third International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation (TAFA 2015)

Submission Deadline: April 27, 2015

http://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/n.oren/pages/TAFA-15/index.html

Call For Papers

The Third International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation (TAFA 2015) will be co-located with IJCAI 2015 in Buenos Aires, and builds on the success of the previous two iterations of the workshop. The workshop is inspired by the recent rapid growth of interest in formal models of argumentation and their application in diverse sub-fields and domains of application of Artificial Intelligence. TAFA 2015 aims to further foster uptake of argumentation as a viable AI paradigm with wide ranging application by providing a forum for further development of existing ideas and for the initiation of new and innovative collaborations.

TAFA 2015 therefore encourages submission of papers on formal theoretical models of argumentation and their application in (sub-fields of) AI, and on the evaluation of models of argumentation, both theoretical (in terms of formal properties) and practical (in concretely developed applications). We particularly encourage work on theories and applications developed through inter-disciplinary collaborations. The First International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA) will be co-located with TAFA-15.

The workshop will solicit papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:

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