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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: 12th ArgDiaP Conference "From Real Data to Argument Mining" 23-24 May 2014, Warsaw, POLAND

http://argdiap.pl/argdiap2014

ArgDiaP 2014: the 12th ArgDiaP Conference "From Real Data to Argument Mining"
23-24 May 2014, Warsaw, Poland

IGSAR 2014: the 2nd Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Argumentation and Rhetoric "Corpus 
Analysis in Argument Studies"
21-24 May 2014, Warsaw, Poland

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Submissions are invited for the 12th ArgDiaP conference From Real Data to Argument Mining to be 
held in Warsaw, Poland.
 
The 12th ArgDiaP conference is dedicated to argument mining. We will discuss techniques and methods
for analyzing real data in natural arguments which will ultimately help us to automatically 
recognize and extract argumentative structures. The confirmed invited speakers are:  
 
-- Prof. Fabio Paglieri (Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione -- CNR, Rome, Italy)
 
-- Prof. Andrea Rocci (Istituto di Argumentazione, Linguistica e Semiotica, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland) 
 
-- Prof. Patrick Saint-Dizier (Institut de Recherches en Informatique de Toulouse -- CNRS, France).
  
Associated with the conference is the 2nd edition of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School on 
Argumentation and Rhetoric, IGSAR. Students will participate in two days of introductory tutorials 
(21-22 May) and in the ArgDiaP conference (23-24 May). Thanks to the financial support offered by 
the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, students may apply for grants to cover a 
registration fee to participate in four days of IGSAR (accommodation and travel have to be covered 
by a participant).
 
Abstracts of papers should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair no later than 7 April 2014 
(see below for more details). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 April 2014.
 
Both events take place in Warsaw at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy
of Sciences and are supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. 
 
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Abstract submission 

Contributors may submit either an abstract of the paper for a regular track (500-700 words) or an 
abstract for a student session (300-500 words). The student session is planned as the Friday's 
afternoon session of the ArgDiaP conference.
 
Submitted abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors. For formatting 
instructions, as well as the style and sample files see: http://argdiap.pl/argdiap2014.
 
Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through our dedicated EasyChair site no later than 
7 April 2014: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=argdiap2014
 
Submissions will be reviewed by members of the programme committee and notification of acceptance 
will be sent by 28 April 2014. At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the 
conference.
 
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Registration
 
To register, you need to complete a form and pay a fee. Registration form and payment details for 
ArgDiaP are available at: http://argdiap.pl/argdiap2014, and for IGSAR: http://argdiap.pl/igsar2014.
 
Applications for a grant covering the registration fee for IGSAR should be submitted to  
Katarzyna Budzynska  (budzynska.argdiap@gmail.com) no later than 30 April. For full instructions 
please see: http://argdiap.pl/igsar2014.
 
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Important Dates
 
Submission deadline: 7 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 28 April
Grant applications: 30 April
Notification about grants: 2 May
Final versions of abstracts: 5 May
Early registration: 5 May
Late registration: 19 May
IGSAR school: 21-24 May 2014 
ArgDiaP conference: 23-24 May 2014
 
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Programme Committee (confirmed members)
 
Programme Chair: Magdalena Kacprzak (Bialystok)
Student Session Chair: Mariusz Urbanski (Poznan)
 
- Katarzyna Budzynska (Warsaw & Dundee) - Michal Araszkiewicz (Krakow)
- Kamila Debowska-Kozlowska (Poznan)
- Bart Garssen (Amsterdam)
- Marcin Koszowy (Bialystok)
- Piotr Kulicki (Lublin)
- Steve Oswald (Neuchatel)
- Steven Patterson (Detroit)
- Juho Ritola (Turku)
- Chris Reed (Dundee)
- Krzysztof Szymanek (Katowice)
- Christopher Tindale (Windsor)
- Maciej Witek (Szczecin)
 
 
Local Organizing Committee
 
Chair: Marcin Koszowy (Bialystok): koszowy (at) uwb.edu.pl
 
- Katarzyna Budzynska (Warsaw & Dundee): budzynska.argdiap (at) gmail.com
- Magdalena Kacprzak (Bialystok & Warsaw): kacprzak (at) pjwstk.edu.pl
- Anna Sawicka (Warsaw): asawicka (at) pjwstk.edu.pl
- Olena Yaskorska (Warsaw): oyaskorska (at) gmail.com
 
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For more information, see:
 http://argdiap.pl/argdiap2014