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First Announcement and Call for Papers

Symposium “Influencing People with Information”
University of Aberdeen, Wednesday 25 April 2012.
How can a web site help you decide how best to travel? Can a computer explain your patient record to you? Does instant feedback on petrol use change how people drive? This symposium will ask how information can influence people, and how the manner in which the information is presented can make a difference. It will bring together researchers working on natural language generation, information presentation, behaviour change, argumentation and decision support.
For the last 5 years, researchers at the University of Aberdeen have investigated how information expressed in natural language can affect a recipient in terms of his/her knowledge, actions and emotions. Now, a Symposium supported by the Scottish Computer Science and Informatics Alliance (SICSA) will widen the focus from language, addressing a range of research questions about the ways in which information, and the presentation of information, can influence people. The aim of the symposium is to hear a range of views on this topic, including both established and young (e.g., PhD student) researchers, and to explore ideas for future research and funding in this mutidisciplinary area. The symposium aims to cover empirical as well as computational work (e.g., including experimental psychology).

We solicit submission of 500-1000-word abstracts in pdf format. Submissions should be submitted using Easychair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sipi2012


For further information, see the above-mentioned Symposium web site.


Feel free to forward to interested parties.


Submission of abstracts: 28 March 2012
Symposium date:
 25 April 2012

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2011 Workshop in Computational Models of Natural Argument

The 2011 CMNA workshops will be held concurrently with the 25th AAAI Conference in San Francisco, CA,  August 7-11.


The series of CMNA workshops, since its inception in 2001, has been acting to nurture and provide succor to the ever growing community working in “Argument and Computation”. AI has witnessed a prodigious growth in uses of argumentation throughout many of its subdisciplines: agent system negotiation protocols that demonstrate higher levels of sophistication and robustness; argumentation-based models of evidential relations; groupwork tools that use argument to structure interaction and debate; computer-based learning tools that exploit monological and dialogical argument structures in designing pedagogic environments; decision support systems that build upon argumentation theoretic models of deliberation to better integrate with human reasoning

The CMNA workshop series has seen a notable growth in submissions, and forms a complement to more recent series or events, like the ArgMAS series, begun in 2004, and the nascent COMMA series, which held its first meeting in 2006. CMNA keeps a broader, interdisciplinary emphasis on natural (real) arguments and the computational tools and techniques for modeling, manipulating and exploiting them. (more…)

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