STSM WG4 (Serena Villata)

Start Date: 2010-06-07

End Date: 2010-06-17

Host Institution: University of Luxembourg

Host Country: Luxembourg

Home Institution: University of Turin

Home Country: Italy


The aim of this visit is to explore and analyze the relation between two relevant notions from the point of view of argumentation such as the support relation between the arguments and their dynamics. Dung’s formal framework allows to represent the arguments and a defeat relation between them but, as highlighted also by other existing works in this area, there can be the necessity to represent two kinds of interactions between arguments, support and defeat. This visit aims to explore a way of representing both the relations without extending Dung’s framework maintaining thus all its properties. The next step consists in exploring how argumentation dynamics impact on this representation. These topics are receiving an increased attention not only in the argumentation community but also in the multiagent systems one. Given a long-term collaboration between the two institutions of the University of Turin and the University of Luxembourg, these topics represent a further common point to increase this collaboration.

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