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RATIO 2023 : The 1st International Conference on Robust Argumentation Machines


When Jun 5, 2024 - Jun 7, 2023
Where Bielefeld, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Oct 7, 2023
Submission Deadline Nov 10, 2023
Notification Due Jan 26, 2024
Final Version Due Feb 23, 2024
Categories    NLP   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The 1st International Conference on Robust Argumentation Machines (RATIO-24) will take place from June 5th-7th, 2024, in Bielefeld, Germany.
In recent years, we have witnessed significant advances in our ability to develop approaches that support the automated analysis, summarization, aggregation, retrieval and ranking of arguments exchanged “in the wild” at large scale. By "in the wild" we mean arguments exchanged on the web in debate portals or other online formats where users share opinions and viewpoints on topics relevant to them. Argument analysis methods have indeed reached a level of maturity and robustness that make them applicable to the analysis of real online debates, to find the main arguments exchanged, to summarize and group arguments, or even to automatically generate arguments to present different viewpoints and perspectives.

We call for submissions of original research work on the following topics:

automatic semantic analysis of arguments, including tasks such as stance detection, keypoint identification, attack/support classification, etc.
analysis of arguments in discourse and dialogue
automatic synthesis and generation of arguments
summarization of arguments
argument retrieval
methods for predicting argument quality
ranking of arguments according to, e.g., quality
methods for rephrasing and repurposing arguments
inferring the frame, viewpoint or perspective of an argument
common sense knowledge in the automated analysis of arguments
scalable reasoning methods for arguments

applications of argument analysis in domains such as political discourse, law, science, education, finance, social sciences, etc.

Papers will be peer-reviewed and published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Two types of papers will be accepted:

Long Papers (up to 15 pages including references): Description of substantive and original research.

Short Papers (up to 8 pages including references): Description of work in progress or original research contribution of limited scope.

Papers should be submitted via Easychair:
Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: October 27th, 2023
Full paper submission deadline: November 10th, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: January 26th, 2024
Camera-ready version: February 23rd, 2024
Conference Chairs:
Philipp Cimiano (CITEC, Bielefeld University)
Anette Frank (University of Heidelberg)
Michael Kohlhase (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Benno Stein (Bauhaus University Weimar)
Jürgen Ziegler (University Duisburg - Essen)

Invited Speakers:

Elena Cabrio (Université Côte d’Azur, Inria)
Yufang Hou (IBM Research Europe)

Henning Wachsmuth (Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Leibniz University of Hannover)
The conference will be held in Bielefeld, Germany at the Cognitive Interaction Technology Center (CITEC).

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Philipp Cimiano:

Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano
AG Semantic Computing
Coordinator of the Cognitive Interaction Technology Center (CITEC)
Co-Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Institute (JAII)
Universität Bielefeld

Tel: +49 521 106 12249
Fax: +49 521 106 6560

Office CITEC-2.307
Universitätsstr. 21-25
33615 Bielefeld, NRW

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