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Call for Papers


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal, semi-formal and informal models for argumentation
  • Dialogue based on argumentation
  • Strategies in argumentation
  • Argumentation and game theory
  • Argumentation and probability
  • Argumentation and narrative
  • Analogical argumentation
  • Computational properties of argumentation
  • Reasoning about action and time with argumentation
  • Decision making based on argumentation
  • Argumentation in agent and multi-agent systems
  • Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation
  • Argumentation-based negotiation
  • Argumentation, trust and reputation
  • Argumentation and human-computer interaction
  • Systems for learning through argument
  • Implementation of argumentation systems
  • Tools for supporting argumentation

Special Track: Innovative Applications

Next to papers about theoretical results (in the conference's regular track), we encourage the submission of original papers about innovative applications, e.g., in law, medicine, e-democracy, risk assessment, intelligent user interfaces, recommender systems. Innovative applications papers will be assessed in an equally rigorous reviewing procedure as regular track papers.


As in the previous edition, a session will be organized for the demonstration of innovative working applications and tools. Systems of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovative applications in law, medicine, e-democracy, risk assessment, intelligent user interfaces, recommender systems
  • Argumentation-based reasoners
  • Systems for generating arguments from knowledge bases
  • Systems for editing, presenting and judging arguments and counterarguments
  • Collaborative and social systems based on argumentation
  • Simulations of dialogue-based argumentation
  • Argumentation-based agents and multi-agent systems
  • Decision support systems based on argumentation

All those intending to demonstrate a system can notify the demonstrations coordinator (Adam Wyner). Where a demonstration is not connected to a paper in a track, a two page extended abstract about the system can be submitted for review (deadline two weeks after regular track and innovative applications track papers). Accepted extended abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. For those demonstrations that are connected to a paper in the standard track or innovative applications track, no separate statement about the demonstration should be submitted.


We invite submission of original and unpublished work. Parallel submission to journals or other conferences or workshops with published proceedings is not permitted.

Paper submission will be managed through EasyChair and will be open between March 1 and March 30. You can indicate the submission category:

  • Regular track papers (max. 12 pages)
  • Innovative applications track papers (max. 12 pages)
  • Demonstration extended abstract (max. 2 pages)

Authors should prepare their submission following the instructions by IOS Press.

Final Papers

The final paper is due on June 20, 2012. This is a firm deadline for the production of the proceedings.

In the preparation of the final paper, please note that:

  • final versions of accepted papers must strictly adhere to the IOS Press format
  • the page limit of 12 pages for full papers, of 8 pages for short papers, and of 2 pages for demonstrations is strict: papers exceedings the page limit will not be included in the proceedings
  • please take into account the comments and the suggestions provided by the reviewers
  • figures will be printed in black and white: if you send figures in colour, please make sure that they are also legible in black and white
  • your references must be complete and adhere to IOS Press format
  • according to the IOS Press guidelines, you should provide source files and the PDF file of the camera ready paper with all fonts embedded and of high resolution (if you are using Acrobat Distiller, please select the job option Press Optimized)
  • according to the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement, by submitting your article you and all co-authors of your submission agree to the terms of that license. You do not need to fill out a copyright form for confirmation
  • at least one of the authors has to be registered to the conference by June 27, 2012

Please submit your final paper using the "Proceedings" section of your EasyChair account. After login you are required to provide a single zip file containing two items:

  • the PDF version of your camera-ready paper
  • a zipped file containing all your LaTeX sources (or the .doc file if you used MS Word)


The proceedings for the conference will be published by IOS Press in the "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications" series. The length of regular track and innovative applications track papers should not exceed 12 pages, the length of demonstration extended abstracts should not exceed 2 pages.

Best Student Paper Award

Congratulations to the Best Student Paper Award winners!

Picking the Right Expert to Make a Debate Uncontroversial
by Dionysios Kontarinis, Elise Bonzon, Nicolas Maudet and Pavlos Moraitis

(Best Student Paper Award kindly sponsored by Taylor & Francis).

Call for Papers standalone version

A text version of the CFP can be downloaded here.