Seminar Abstract Argumentation

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Seminar Abstract Argumentation

Course with SWS 0/2/0 (lecture/exercise/practical) in WS 2016



  • 0/2/0


Examination method

  • Term paper
  • Seminar presentation

Argumentatin is one of the major fields in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The concept of abstract Argumentation Frameworks (AFs) has been introduced by Phan Minh Dung in 1995. There arguments together with a binary relation called attacks are the only components one needs to represent and reason over conficting knowledge. In this couse the students should get an oververview over the actual research topics in the field of (abstract) argumentation. After an introduction on the basic concepts the student will review recent topics (selected papers from the latest conferences and journals), write a seminar paper and give a 30 min talk at the end of the semester.

Learning Outcomes

  • The students will get an overview of recent research topic within the field of abstract argumentation.
  • The students will be able to write a scientific article and give a scientific presentation.
  • The students will participate in a peer-reviewing process.


After 3 introductory lectures on the basics of abstract argumentation the students will select their topics. The students need to write a 5 pages seminar article about their topic. These articles will then be verified in a peer-reviewing process among the students. At the end of the semester each student needs to present his/her work in a 30 min talk.

Important Dates
  • Lecture 1: 17.10.2016
  • Lecture 2: 24.10.2016
  • Lecture 3: 07.11.2016
  • Deadline seminar article: 9.12.2016
  • Reviewing period: 12.12.2016-6.1.2017
  • Revised version seminar article: 20.1.2017
  • Presentations: 23.1.2017-27.1.2017

Selected Articles

Subscribe to events of this course (icalendar)

Lecture Introduction DS2, October 17, 2016 in APB E005 File
Lecture Implementing AFs DS2, October 24, 2016 in APB E005 File
Lecture Generalizations of AFs DS2, November 7, 2016 in APB E005
Seminar Presentations DS2, January 23, 2017 in APB E005