7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument

11th - 14th September 2018

Workshop 2: Argumentation and Society (ArgSoc)

11 September 2018, room 144 (1st floor), Institute for Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN), Warsaw PL

Chair: Katie Atkinson, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Liverpool UK

This workshop invites extended abstracts on ongoing research investigating the impact of argumentation on society at large. In particular, the workshop encourages research linking computational and informal approaches to argumentation with the social sciences, including (but not limited to):

Note that the workshop is intended to be a forum for dissemination and discussion of work that is not necessarily fully matured. Hence the reviewing process will be relatively lightweight.

We welcome extended abstracts of no more than two pages, plus an additional page for references. Authors should prepare their submission following the instructions given by IOS Press and should include their names and affiliations. Submissions should follow the guidelines normally associated with short papers, and thus focus on outlining the motivation and significance of the work described, while giving only a brief overview of the technical contributions.

Extended abstracts can be submitted through EasyChair at


Post-proceedings: The possibility to publish a special issue of the Argument & Computation journal after ArgSoc and ArgPhil is under consideration.

Important Dates

Workshop schedule

9:00-9:20 Trevor Bench-Capon Argumentation versus ML
9:20-9:40 Sarah Bourse, Marie Garnier and Patrick Saint-Dizier Exploring Argumentation Schemes Used in Discussing Controversial Social Issues
9:40-10:00 Chris Reed, Katarzyna Budzynska, John Lawrence, Martín Pereira-Fariña, Dominic De Franco, Rory Duthie, Marcin Koszowy, Alison Pease, Brian Plüss, Mark Snaith, Debela Tesfaye and Jacky Visser Large-Scale Deployment of Argument Analytics
10:00-10:20 Isabel Sassoon, Nadin Kokciyan, Anthony Young, Simon Parsons and Sanjay Modgil Argumentation-based Decision Support for Patient Self Management
10:20-10:40 Mark Snaith, Bjørn Bedsted, Sita Ramchandra Kotnis, Rasmus Øjvind Nielsen, Tessa Beinema, Randy Klaassen and Alison Pease Challenges in argumentation and dialogue for autonomous, multi-party health coaching
10:40-11:00 Kamila Dębowska-Kozłowska Psychological variables as supplements for dialectical systems
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Martín Pereira-Fariña, Marcin Koszowy and Katarzyna Budzynska The Role of Historical Ethos in Public Debates on Cultural Heritage
11:50-12:10 Anthony Young, Sagar Joglekar, Kiran Garimella and Nishanth Sastry Approximations to Truth in Online Comment Networks
12:10-12:30 Valentin Gold, Brian Plüss, Mennatallah El-Assady, Fabian Sperrle, Katarzyna Budzynska, Annette Hautli-Janisz and Chris Reed Towards Deliberation Analytics: Stream Processing of Argument Data for Deliberative Communication
12:30-13:10 Panel discussion
13:10-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-17:45 Argumentation and Philosophy (ArgPhil) Workshop The ArgPhil workshop will follow the conclusion of the ArgSoc workshop. Participants registered for ArgSoc are eligible to attend ArgPhil (and vice versa).