[hpc-announce] Argumentation-Based Systems Issue on ISWA

GIANVINCENZO ALFANO g.alfano at dimes.unical.it
Mon Nov 8 10:50:39 CST 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are organizing the following Special Issue on Argumentation-Based
Systems in the Journal Intelligent Systems with Applications

(Link to CFP:  https://www.journals.elsevier.com/intelligent-systems-with-applications/call-for-papers/argumentation-based-systems).

ISWA (formerly known as "Expert Systems with Applications: X") is the
gold open-access version of "Expert Systems with Applications" and is
Q2 Scimago indexed.

Submissions received by January 21st, 2022 (coincides with the
submission deadline) are exempt from any fee.

Kind regards,

Guest Editors

Special issue information:

In the complex challenge of designing intelligent systems, an adequate
representation of knowledge, sometimes considering uncertainty and
incompleteness, and an easy-to-understand approach to automated
reasoning are required. These are notable aspects of formal
argumentation systems, suitable for making decisions through software
agents trained in solving real problems of different nature, such as
explainability and interpretability of results, hybrid KR&R-Machine
Learning, query answering, cybersecurity, semantic web, and
multi-agent systems. The growing demand for explainability of
intelligent systems operating in the domains mentioned earlier is also
confirmed by the increasing demand that humans can clearly understand
the decisions provided by intelligent systems.

The overall aim of this special issue is to collect state-of-the-art
research findings on the latest development, up-to-date issues, and
challenges in the field of formal argumentation. Proposed submissions
should be original, unpublished, and novel in-depth research that
makes significant methodological or application contributions. This
special issue should be of interest to the AI community, whose topics
of interest include, but are not limited to the following: Real-world
applications of Argumentation Systems involving Knowledge-Based
Systems; Extensions of existing argumentation formalisms, including
studies of their computational complexity and their application in
practice; Research about the relationship between different
argumentation formalisms, e.g., different extension-based and gradual
semantics, probabilistic and preference-based approaches; Studies
about the relationship between different logic formalisms and
argumentation formalisms, e.g., Dung frameworks, Value-based AFs,
Abstract Dialectical Frameworks, High-Order AFs, Assumption-Based
Argumentation, ASPIC+, Logic-based Argumentation, Defeasible Logic
Programming; Studies concerning explainability and interpretability of
results in argumentation-based systems; Implementation of
argumentation formalisms/semantics based on different logic
formalisms; Developments of argumentation-based systems; Argumentation
theories and logical foundations; Hybrid systems involving
argumentation-based reasoning. e.g., argumentation mining,
argumentation and logic, argumentation and machine learning, and
others; Computational issues regarding argumentation-based reasoning.

Manuscript submission information:

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the
submission deadline. For any inquiries about the appropriateness of
contribution topics, don't hesitate to get in touch with Dr.
Gianvincenzo Alfano via g.alfano at dimes.unical.it.

The Journal's submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now
available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please
refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select
the article type of "Argumentation-based Syst." when submitting your
manuscript online. The Guide for Authors and the submission portal can
be found on the Journal Homepage (link:

All the submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be
reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Upon its editorial
acceptance, your article will go into production immediately. It will
be published in the latest regular issue while simultaneously being
presented on the specific Special Issue web page. In regular issues,
Special Issue articles will be marked and branded.

All submissions to ISWA before January 21st, 2022, will waive the full
APC (Article Processing Charge) no matter when the editorial
acceptance deadline (July 2022).

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