Argument & Computation (A&C) is an open access journal providing a dedicated venue for the dissemination of high quality papers concerning state-of-the-art advancements in the field of computational argumentation.
A&C stands as an interdisciplinary journal by nature, lying at the crossing of the studies on artificial, natural and theoretical argumentation, acknowledging the richness of diversity and promoting integration.
The journal welcomes submissions presenting original scientific results and innovative applications, relevant to this multi-faceted domain and addressing foundational, design, or implementation aspects of computational models and systems thereof, extending the state-of-the-art in research.
Proposals for timely reviews and tutorials and for special issues are encouraged and should be discussed with the Editors-in-Chief.
Topics of interest are exemplified, but not exhausted, by the following list:
- Formal, semi-formal and informal models for argumentation;
- Dialogue based on argumentation;
- Argumentation and computational linguistics;
- Argument mining;
- Argumentation and defeasible reasoning;
- Argumentation and game theory;
- Argumentation and probability;
- Argumentation and logic programming;
- Argumentation and narrative;
- Analogical argumentation;
- Reasoning about action and time with argumentation;
- Decision making based on argumentation;
- Strategies in argumentation;
- Argumentation in agents and multi-agent systems;
- Argumentation for coordination and coalition formation;
- Argument-based negotiation, dispute resolution and mediation;
- Argumentation, trust and reputation;
- Argumentation and human-computer interaction;
- Argumentation and machine learning;
- Computational properties of argumentation systems;
- Implementation of argumentation systems;
- Tools for supporting and teaching argumentation;
- Innovative applications based on argumentation;
- Computational argumentation in specific argument-intensive domains, such as science, business, law, medicine, government, forensics.
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer-review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Papers should explain the addressed problem, the relevant state-of-the-art, the innovative idea, the results reported, and the relevance.
Queries regarding submissions can be made by contacting the Editors-in-Chief, whose decision is final.