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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: 4th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument, Sep 10-12, 2012, Vienna, AUSTRIA

COMMA 2012


COMMA is a regular forum for presentation and exchange of the latest research results related to 
computational aspects of argumentation.

The technical programme of COMMA 2012 includes 28 full presentations, 17 presentations of short 
papers, and 13 system demonstrations. A special track is devoted to innovative applications.

The COMMA 2012 programme includes invited lectures by

* TREVOR BENCH-CAPON (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
* ERIK KRABBE (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
* KEITH STENNING (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

and, as part of the Vienna Logic Weeks (
[] ), a plenary lecture by

* BOB KOWALSKI (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

REGISTRATION COMMA 2012 registration fee includes lunches for three workshop days, coffee 
breaks, one ticket for the social event, and copy of the proceedings.

 	Registration is made online via the following link:

* Discounted Early Registration ends: July 4, 2012 
* Late Registration ends: August 30, 2012 
* On-site registration will be possible during the conference.

ACCOMMODATION Details on accommodation can also be found on the registration site:

STUDENT GRANTS A limited number of student grants is available for participation in COMMA 2012. 
Each grant will cover the registration fee and will provide a contribution to the accommodation costs.

The students who want to apply for this grant write an email to 
[] providing

* a proof of full-time student status (copy of valid student ID card or letter from their 
institution or program director),
* a short justification confirming that the attendance to COMMA 2012 could not be financed by 
other means such as project funds,
* whether you are a coauthor of an accepted paper/system demonstration at COMMA 2012.

The deadline for applying to the student grants is JULY 1, 2012.

LOCATION The conference will be held in the main building of Vienna University of 
Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, Austria.


* Program Chair: Bart Verheij (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

 * Conference Chairs: Stefan Szeider and Stefan Woltran (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

 * Demonstrations coordinator: Adam Wyner (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)