The CMNA workshop series focuses on the general issue of modelling “natural” argumentation.
Contributions are solicited addressing, but not limited to, the following areas of interest:
- The characteristics of “natural” arguments (e.g. ontological aspects, cognitive issues, legal aspects).
- The linguistic characteristics of natural argumentation, including discourse markers, sentence format, referring expressions, and style.
- The generation of natural argument
- Corpus argumentation results and techniques
- Argumentation mining
- Models of natural legal argument
- Rhetoric and affect: the role of emotions, personalities, etc. in argumentation.
- The roles of licentiousness and deceit and the ethical implications of implemented systems demonstrating such features.
- Natural argumentation in multi-agent systems.
- Methods to better convey the structure of complex argument, including representation and summarisation.
- Natural argumentation and media: visual arguments, multi-modal arguments, spoken arguments.
- Evaluative arguments and their application in AI systems (such as decision-support and advice-giving).
- Non-monotonic, defeasible and uncertain argumentation.
- The computational use of models from informal logic and argumentation theory.
- Computer supported collaborative argumentation, for pedagogy, e-democracy and public debate.
- Tools for interacting with structures of argument.
- Applications of argumentation based systems.
We’ve prided ourselves in operating CMNA as a “broad church” and aiming for inclusiveness so if you’re unsure of whether CMNA is a good fit for your work you can:
- contact a member of the organising committee, or
- explore our archives at the CMNA.info site or
- survey a selection of papers from the CEUR archive of previous CMNA workshops: