CFP: ArgMAS 2015

12th International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems



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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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.


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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RIP: Else Barth

Via Jan Albert van Laar’s post to the ARG-THRY mailing list:

Else Margarete Barth, emeritus professor in Analytic Philosophy at the
University of Groningen, has died on 6 January 2015. She was born in
Trondheim on 3 August 1928 and studied philosophy, physics, and mathematics
in Trondheim, Oslo (with Arne Naess), and Amsterdam (with Evert Willem
Beth). In 1971 she obtained a PhD from Leiden University, supervised by
Gabriël Nuchelmans. From 1971 to 1977 she was a lector in Logic at Utrecht
University and from 1977 to 1993 a professor in Analytic Philosophy at the
University of Groningen. Her main contributions to philosophy are in
argumentation theory, dialogue logic, formal semantics, and in the logical
analysis of authoritarianism. She was an outspoken advocate of women’s
rights in academia. Main publications include *The Logic of the Articles in
Traditional Philosophy* (1974), *From Axiom to Dialogue* (1982, with Erik
Krabbe), *Problems, Functions and Semantic Roles* (1986, with Rob Wiche),
*Women Philosophers: A Bibliography of Books* (1992), and *A Nazi Interior:
Quisling’s Hidden Philosophy* (2003). She leaves a husband.


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Individual submission deadline extended to 25 January, 2015.

“Argumentation and language”

The CoRReA (Collectif Romand de Recherches sur l’Argumentation, http://www.collectifcorrea.wordpress.com) is pleased to issue the call for papers for the International Conference ARG-AGE 2015, to be held at the University of Lausanne in 2015 (9-11 September). The languages of the conference will be English and French.

Conference themes:

  1. Linguistic markers
  2. Discursive processes
  3. Cognitive operations

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