Call For Papers

Argumentation is the study of the processes and activities involving the production and exchange of arguments, where arguments are attempts to persuade someone or something by giving reasons for accepting a particular conclusion as evident. As such, argumentation provides procedures for making and explaining decisions and is able to capture diverse kinds of reasoning and dialogue activities in a formal but still intuitive way, enabling the integration of different specific techniques and the development of trustable applications.

For these reasons, over the last two decades formal argumentation has become a main research topic in Artificial Intelligence. Given that the study of argumentation is inherently interdisciplinary, the goal of the workshop is to stimulate discussions and promote scientific collaboration among researchers involved in the field of argumentation from different perspectives, including computational, linguistic, philosophical and psychological aspects. Besides researchers having argumentation as a major research interest, scholars from research fields indirectly related to argumentation (including non-monotonic reasoning, logic programming, linguistics, natural language processing, philosophy and psychology, just to mention a few of them) are particularly welcome, both to discuss foundations and issues in argumentation, and to present challenges and problems for which argumentation may represent a viable AI‐paradigm.

We invite submissions of the latest research results concerning applications and theory of computational argumentation to the 2nd Workshop on Advances In Argumentation In Artificial Intelligence (AI³ 2018) that will be co-located with the XVII Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA 2018, ).

Authors are invited to submit their papers in English of up to 15 single spaced pages for full papers. Shorter works must not exceed 5 pages. All paper submissions will be done electronically, via the EasyChair system at the link:

Extended versions of selected papers (subject to a second revision) will be published on a Special Issue of Intelligenza Artificiale the official journal of the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence printed by IOS press.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Explainable AI with Argumentation
  • Persuasion systems
  • Formal, semi-formal and informal models for argumentation
  • Properties and evaluation of formal models of argumentation
  • Computational properties of argumentation
  • Traditional and ranking-based semantics
  • Instantiations of abstract argumentation frameworks
  • Implementation of argumentation systems
  • Relationships amongst different argumentation frameworks
  • Philosophical theories of argumentation
  • Argument mining
  • Argumentation in agent and multi-agent systems
  • Dialogue based on argumentation
  • Strategies in argumentation
  • Decision making based on argumentation
  • Argumentation-based negotiation
  • Argumentation, trust and reputation
  • Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation
  • Argumentation and other Artificial Intelligence techniques
  • Argumentation and game theory
  • Argumentation and probability
  • Argumentation and fuzzy-logic
  • Argumentation and narrative
  • Argumentation and computational linguistics
  • Argumentation and human-computer interaction
  • Reasoning about action and time with argumentation
  • Tools for supporting argumentation
  • Practical applications of formal models of argumentation
  • Systems for learning through argument
  • Argument-based machine learning
  • Validation and evaluation of applications of argumentation

AI*IA 2018


ADAPT centre


The workshop invites two types of submissions: full papers, possibly already submitted to other conferences or journals, and short papers, which are particularly suitable for presenting work in progress, software prototypes, extended abstracts of doctoral theses, or general overviews of research projects. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English of up to 15 single spaced pages for full papers. Shorter works must not exceed 5 pages. All paper submissions will be done electronically, via the EasyChair system at the link:

All papers will be peer reviewed and final copies of papers for inclusion to the conference proceedings will be published on CEUR as "CEUR Workshop Proceedings AI*IA Series" (Scopus indexed). Manuscripts should be formatted using the Springer LNCS style (formatting instructions are available at

For each accepted contribution, at least one of the authors is required to attend the conference and present the paper.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: August, 8th 2018 August, 18th 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: September, 15th 2018
  • Camera-Ready due: October, 20th 2018
  • Conference and Workshop days: November, 20th-23rd 2018


General chairs

  • Pierpaolo Dondio (Dublin Institute of Technology)
  • Luca Longo (Dublin Institute of Technology)

Program Committee

  • Giovanvincenzo Alfano (Università della Calabria)
  • Pietro Baroni (Università di Brescia)
  • Stefano Bistarelli (Università di Perugia)
  • Annalina Caputo (ADAPT center, Trinity College Dublin)
  • Federico Cerutti (University of Cardiff)
  • Marcello D'Agostino (Università di Milano)
  • Floriana Esposito (Università di Bari)
  • Bettina Fazzinga (ICAR-CNR Napoli)
  • Stefano Ferilli (Università di Bari)
  • Sergio Flesca (Università della Calabria)
  • Massimiliano Giacomin (Università di Brescia)
  • Sergio Greco (Università della Calabria)
  • Marco Lippi (Università degli study di Modena e Reggio Emilia )
  • Fabrizio Macagno (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Marco Maratea (Università di Genova)
  • Andrea Pazienza (Università di Bari)
  • Francesco Santini (Università di Perugia)
  • Paolo Torroni (Università di Bologna)
  • Mauro Vallati (University of Huddersfield)
  • Serena Villata (Université Cote dAzur, Inria, CNRS, I3S)


Tuesday, 20th of November, 2018

Wednesday, 21th of November, 2018

For info on registration please visit the AI*IA 2018 registration page.


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