Computational Models of Argument
Proceedings of COMMA 2010
Volume 216 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
Edited by: P. Baroni, F. Cerutti, M. Giacomin and G.R. Simari
September 2010, 500 pp., hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-60750-618-8
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This volume presents papers from the Third Conference on Computational Models of Argument, held in September 2010 in Desanzano del Garda, Italy.

Argumentation has been the subject of research in a number of different fields where a solution is sought for the many problems encountered in the knowledge representation and reasoning area of artificial intelligence. The goal is the development of applications using strategies akin to the commonsense approach applied by humans. In recent years such practical applications of basic research results have been the subject of increasing attention, especially within the autonomous agents and multiagent systems community. To answer the need for a forum where advances in the field could be discussed in a specialised manner by members of the argumentation community, the first conference in this series was held in 2006 at the University of Liverpool. The success of both the first and the subsequent second conference, held in Toulouse in 2008, has established this conference as a biennial event.

The call for papers for the third conference resulted in the submission of 67 papers, of which the 35 full papers and five short papers selected are presented here, along with two invited papers from prof. Gerhard Brewka and prof. Douglas Walton. Subjects covered range from formal models of argumentation and the relevant theoretical questions, through algorithms and computational complexity issues, to the use of argumentation in several application domains.

Overall this volume provides an up to date view of this important research field and will be of interest to all those involved in the use and development of artificial intelligence systems.
Table of Content
Invited Talks

Carneades and Abstract Dialectical Frameworks: A Reconstruction / G. Brewka and T.F. Gordon

Types of Dialogue and Burdens of Proof / D. Walton

Regular Papers

A Characterization of Collective Conflict for Defeasible Argumentation / T. Alsinet, R. Béjar and L. Godo

Generalizing Stable Semantics by Preferences / L. Amgoud and S. Vesic

Goal Selection in Argumentation Processes A Formal Model of Abduction in Argument Evaluation Structures / S. Ballnat and T.F. Gordon

On Extension Counting Problems in Argumentation Frameworks / P. Baroni, P.E. Dunne and M. Giacomin

Expanding Argumentation Frameworks: Enforcing and Monotonicity Results / R. Baumann and G. Brewka

Using Defeasible Logic Programming for Argumentation-Based Decision Support in Private Law / C. Beierle, B. Freund, G. Kern-Isberner and M. Thimm

A Formal Analysis of the AIF in Terms of the ASPIC Framework / F. Bex, H. Prakken and C. Reed

Support in Abstract Argumentation / G. Boella, D.M. Gabbay, L. Van Der Torre and S. Villata

Software Agents in Support of Human Argument Mapping / S. Buckingham Shum, M. Sierhuis, J. Park and M. Brown

Argument Analysis: Components of Interpersonal Argumentation / K. Budzynska

An Algorithm for Stage Semantics / M. Caminada

Dialectical Proofs for Constrained Argumentation / C. Devred, S. Doutre, C. Lefèvre and P. Nicolas

Towards (Probabilistic) Argumentation for Jury-Based Dispute Resolution / P. Minh Dung and P. Minh Thang

Some Design Guidelines for Practical Argumentation Systems / P. Minh Dung, F. Toni and P. Mancarella

Tractability in Value-Based Argumentation / P.E. Dunne

Computation with Varied-Strength Attacks in Abstract Argumentation Frameworks / P.E. Dunne, D.C. Martínez, A.J. García and G.R. Simari

Reasoning in Argumentation Frameworks of Bounded Clique-Width / W. Dvorák, S. Szeider and S. Woltran

Two-Agent Conflict Resolution with Assumption-Based Argumentation / X. Fan, F. Toni and A. Hussain

cf 2 Semantics Revisited / S. Alice Gaggl and S. Woltran

Probabilistic Semantics for the Carneades Argument Model Using Bayesian Networks / M. Grabmair, T.F. Gordon and D. Walton

How Argumentation Can Enhance Dialogues in Social Networks / S. Heras, K. Atkinson, V. Botti, F. Grasso, V. Julian and P. McBurney

Base Logics in Argumentation / A. Hunter

Qualitative Evidence Aggregation Using Argumentation / A. Hunter and M. Williams

Refined Preference-Based Argumentation Frameworks / S. Kaci

Algorithms and Complexity Results for Persuasive Argumentation / E. Jung Kim, S. Ordyniak and S. Szeider

Pitfalls in Practical Open Multi Agent Argumentation Systems: Malicious Argumentation / A. Kuipers and J. Denzinger

Integrating Dialectical and Accrual Modes of Argumentation / S. Modgil and T. Bench-Capon

Reasoning About Preferences in Structured Extended Argumentation Frameworks / S. Modgil and H. Prakken

Argument Theory Change Through Defeater Activation / M.O. Moguillansky, N.D. Rotstein, M.A. Falappa, A.J. García and G.R. Simari

Exploring the Role of Emotions in Rational Decision Making / F. Saud Nawwab, P.E. Dunne and T. Bench-Capon

Moving Between Argumentation Frameworks / N. Oren, C. Reed and M. Luck

CF2-Extensions as Answer-Set Models / M. Osorio, J.C. Nieves and I. Gómez-Sebastià

Argumentation Mechanism Design for Preferred Semantics / S. Pan, K. Larson and I. Rahwan

Building Arguments with Argumentation: The Role of Illocutionary Force in Computational Models of Argument / C. Reed, S. Wells, K. Budzynska and J. Devereux

A Dynamic Argumentation Framework / N.D. Rotstein, M.O. Moguillansky, A.J. García and G.R. Simari

Argumentation 3.0: How Semantic Web Technologies Can Improve Argumentation Modeling in Web 2.0 Environments / J. Schneider, A. Passant, T. Groza and J.G. Breslin

Pipelining Argumentation Technologies / M. Snaith, J. Devereux, J. Lawrence and C. Reed

Argumentation and Rules with Exceptions / B. Verheij

Lower Bounds on Argument Verification in Computational Dialectic / G. Vreeswijk

Arguing in Groups / M. Wardeh, F. Coenen and T. Bench-Capon

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