AMANDE - Argument Strength 2018

After the successful edition of the Workshop on Argument strength which was held in Bochum in 2016, a second edition is organised in April 2018 in Toulouse.
The strength of an argument depends on many parameters (e.g. the plausibility of its premises, the nature of the link between the premises and the conclusion, or the relations between this argument and the other ones). This workshop aims at gathering experts on argumentation from different fields (artificial intelligence, logic, philosophy,...) to discuss the questions related to the strength of arguments. Such questions include (but are not limited to)

  • Which factors influence the strength of an argument?
  • What are the pros and cons of different formal representations of argument strength?
  • How to formally model qualifiers on the conclusions of arguments?
  • How does argument strength propagate when inferences are chained?
  • How do arguments accrue?
  • Can weaker arguments defeat and/or defend stronger arguments?
  • When do more specific arguments defeat more general arguments and vice versa?
  • How do formal and informal approaches to argument strength relate?
  • How do preferences assigned to premises influence the evaluation of arguments?

This edition of Argument Strength will be joint with a one-day workshop linked to the research themes of the French project AMANDE, that include alternative semantics for argumentation (in particular ranking semantics), dynamics of argumentation frameworks, decentralised protocols for argumentation and strategical aspects of argumentation and deliberation.

The three days are public, and everybody is cordially invited to participate in all three days.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above or any other questions on the topic of argument strength to argument.strength.2018@cril.fr by January 20th, 2018.
The Latex template for the abstract submissions is available: download. This file cannot be compiled on his own. If you want to check the pdf output of your abstract, compile the file bookofabstracts.tex while template.tex is in the same directory. We just need to receive your template.tex file.

  • submission deadline: January 20th, 2018
  • notifications: February 1st, 2018
  • workshop: April 10-12, 2018
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April 10th will be devoted to the AMANDE day; April 11th and 12th will be devoted to Argument Strength workshop.
Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • For AMANDE Day
    • Nicolas Maudet (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris)
    • Stefan Woltran (Technische Universität Wien)
  • For Argument Strength
    • Leila Amgoud (CNRS)
    • Pietro Baroni (Università degli Studi di Brescia)
    • Anthony Hunter (University College London)
    • Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)
The detailled programme is available here.

Social event A dinner will be organised on Wednesday 11 April evening (7:30pm), at the restaurant Au gascon.

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Registration is obligatory and free of charge. To register, send an e-mail to argument.strength.2018@cril.fr. The three days are public, and everybody is cordially invited to participate in all three days.


Since the conference venue is easy to reach from the city center (metro line B), we advise you to take a hotel in the city center.

Coming to the workshop

The workshop will take place at:
Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

Reaching IRIT from Toulouse Matabiau train station:

  • by taxi : it takes about 20 minutes.
  • by métro : it takes 30 minutes.
    • Get on line A towards "Basso-Cambo".
    • Change at "Jean-Jaurès" station and get on line B towards "Ramonville".
    • Get off at "Université Paul Sabatier" stop. IRIT is about 200 meters away from the métro station (see Google map below).

Reaching IRIT from Toulouse Blagnac airport:

  • by taxi : it takes about 30 minutes.
  • By airport shuttle + métro : it takes about 50 minutes.
    • Take the airport shuttle to the city centre (runs every 20 minutes).
    • Get off at "Compans Caffarelli" stop.
    • Get on the métro, line B towards "Ramonville".
    • Get off at "Université Paul Sabatier" stop. IRIT is about 200 meters away from the métro station (see Google map below).

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The AMANDE Day and the workshop on Argument Strength are jointly organized members of the AMANDE project. Organizing committee:

For any question, contact us at argument.strength.2018@cril.fr.

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