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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position "Dynamics of Argumentation", Luxembourg


The Dynamics of Argumentation (DYNAR):

   The project aims to examine the dynamic aspects related to formal
   argumentation. In particular, the aim is to construct a theory on
   issues like how to do incremental updates without the need for
   global recomputation, how to make (minimal) changes to the
   argumentation network in order to change the status of a particular
   argument, and how sensitive the various argumentation semantics
   are regarding the global effects of relatively small updates.
   Apart from that, the project also aims to study the question of
   when it is rational for an agent to accept an argument given to
   it, and aims to construct a formal model for simulating how
   knowledge, expressed in the form of argumentation, is spread in
   a social setting where the individual agents have to protect
   themselves from various forms of dishonesty of other agents.

   The project is a collaboration between the University of Luxembourg
   (UNI.LU), the Institute of Research in Informatics of Toulouse
   (IRIT) and the Center of Research in Informatics of Lens (CRIL).
   The main working place of the postdoc position will be Luxembourg.



- A PhD in Artificial Intelligence or a related field,
   with a background in formal logic.
- Expertise on at least one of the following fields: belief revision,
   nonmonotonic reasoning, formal argumentation.
- Good written and oral English skills.

Application procedure:

Applications are to be sent no later than June 15 2009 and should
include a letter of motivation, a complete CV, and a publication list.
These are to be submitted in one e-mail addressed to both Dr. Martin
Caminada ( and Prof. Dr. Leon van der Torre

The remuneration for the postdoc position is between 43.000 and 52.500
EUR/year (after taxes), depending on the particular background of the


For inquiries about the project and its positions, please contact
Prof. Dr. Leon van der Torre (, +352
4666445261) or Dr. Martin Caminada (, +352