2nd Workshop on New Trends in Formal Argumentation

DATE:Tuesday, April 30, 2019
VENUE:Meeting Room Menger, Favoritenstrasse 9-11 (HF 03 11)

Database and Intelligence Group (DBAI) is organizing the 2nd Workshop on New Trends in Formal Argumentation, taking place on april 30, 2019 under the baton of Prof. Stefan Woltran.

Argumentation is nowadays a central part of modern Artificial Intelligence research, and a main topic at major AI conferences, with application domains in legal reasoning, multi-agent systems, and decision support. Key to this research is the field of formal argumentation which studies formal models to represent arguments, methods to infer conclusions from conflicting points of view, and to provide means for automated reasoning for computation of acceptable conclusions. In the past decades many foundational results have been established for formal argumentation, yet several challenges only have recently found more attention in the research community, or remain not sufficiently solved, such as formalizations of dynamics in argumentation, enrichment and in-depth study of existing formal models to close gaps to applications, efficient algorithms and system implementations, and many more.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from several parts of the diverse field of formal argumentation in order to discuss recent results and ongoing work on the new challenges.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal models in argumentation
  • Structured argumentation
  • Argumentation and multi-agent systems
  • Preferences in argumentation
  • Dynamics in argumentation
  • Applications of argumentation
  • Argumentation and natural language
  • Complexity of problems in argumentation
  • Implementations and argumentation systems


Probabilistic Logic Programming with Beta-Distributed Random Variables and Its Connection with Abstract Argumentation

Framework for Computational Persuasion

Approximate Methods for Argumentative Reasoning


To be annouced in April 2019 here


  • Martin Diller
  • Stefan Woltran
  • Anna Rapberger

The workshop is supported by the Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms (VCLA) and Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI).

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1st Workshop on New Trends in Formal Argumentation

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