SICSA Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/09/2014 - 08/09/2014
All Day

Location
University of Dundee


This Summer School aims to provide attendees with a solid foundation in computational and linguistic aspects of argumentation and the emerging connections between the two. Furthermore, attendees will gain experience in using various tools for argument analysis and processing.

The School is being held in the days before the COMMA 2014 conference in Pitlochry (http://comma2014.arg.dundee.ac.uk) and will include tutorials from the conference’s invited speakers, as well as other leading academics in computational approaches to argumentation and linguistics.

Students at Scottish universities may apply for SICSA grants; an AISB travel award is available for a student at a UK university. Applications for SICSA grants should be no later than 13th July 2014. Moreover, students may submit a 500-700 word position statement on your research interest to be presented at the Student Session organized during the first day of the School. A prize of 100 GBP, sponsored by the journal of Argument and Computation, will be awarded to the best presenter (see below for more details).

The event is hosted by the Centre for Argument Technology http://arg-tech.org/, and is supported by the University of Dundee, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) http://www.sicsa.ac.uk, and the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) http://www.aisb.org.uk.


Tutors

– Katarzyna Budzynska, University of Dundee, Scotland & Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
– Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh, USA
– Marie-Francine Moens, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
– Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
– Alison Pease, University of Dundee, Scotland
– Henry Prakken, University of Groningen & University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
– Chris Reed, University of Dundee, Scotland
– Andrea Rocci, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
– Patrick Saint-Dizier, IRIT, Toulouse, France
– Guillermo R. Simari, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
– Adam Wyner, University of Aberdeen, Scotland


Student Session

The student session provides an opportunity for attendees to present their research to their fellow students and a selection of the tutors. If you wish to make a presentation, please submit a 500-700 word position statement on your research using the IOS Press format. Your position statement will be reviewed, but this will be for feedback purposes only – anyone submitting will be allowed to present.

Submissions are via EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssa20140.

A prize of 100 GBP, sponsored by the journal of Argument and Computation
(http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tarc20), will be awarded to the best presenter.


Registration and Grants

Registration form and payment details for the School are available at: http://ssa2014.arg.dundee.ac.uk/registration . Early-bird registration fee is 250 GBP (310 EUR, 420 USD approx.). Registration with accommodation is 500 GBP (615 EUR, 850 USD approx.). Both registration fees include all lunches and tea/coffee breaks.

A limited number of grants are available from the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) for students attending Scottish universities. These grants cover the cost of registration and, if necessary, accommodation. They do not cover travel, however since you will be attending a SICSA- sponsored event your institution’s SICSA budget should cover travel. These grants are available on a first- come, first-served basis. The deadline for applications is 13th July 2014.

The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) have kindly agreed to allocate one student travel award to the summer school, to cover the travel costs up to 300 GBP for a student at a UK university. The AISB award is open to members and non-members of the society, with the successful applicant also receiving free one-year membership. A condition of the award is that the successful applicant write a report on the summer school for publication in the AISB Quarterly newsletter.


Important Dates

SICSA grant application: 13th July 2014
Early-bird registration: 13th July 2014
Student session submission: 13th July 2014
Student session notification: 4th August 2014
Student session final version: 24th August 2014
Late registration: 4th September 2014
Summer School: 4th-8th September 2014


Organizers

The Summer School is organised by the Centre for Argument Technology at the University of Dundee http://arg-tech.org/.

Organising committee:
Katarzyna Budzynska – budzynska.argdiap@gmail.com
Mark Snaith – m.snaith@dundee.ac.uk

Student session programme chair:
Mathilde Janier – m.janier@dundee.ac.uk


For more information, see: http://ssa2014.arg.dundee.ac.uk/

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