[hpc-announce] [CFP] Argumentation-Based Systems Issue

GIANVINCENZO ALFANO g.alfano at dimes.unical.it
Fri Mar 18 10:32:17 CDT 2022

Dear colleagues,

We are organizing the following Special Issue on Argumentation-Based
Systems in the Journal Intelligent Systems with Applications
(Link to CFP:

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

Submissions received by April 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should be original, unpublished, and novel in-depth research that makes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

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 April 21st, 2022, will waive the full APC
(Article Processing Charge) no matter when the editorial acceptance
deadline (October 2022).

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