The 12th ArgDiaP Conference:
“From Real Data to Argument Mining”
23-24 May 2014, Warsaw
Staszic Palace, IFiS PAN (Inst. of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences)
Nowy Świat 72, room 144 (Adam Mickiewicz’ room)

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.

Associated with the conference is the 2nd edition of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School on Argumentation and RhetoricIGSAR. 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, there is a possibility to apply for grants to cover a registration fee to participate in four days of IGSAR (information are available at the IGSAR website).

Abstracts of papers should be submitted in PDF format through EasyChair no later than 7 April 2014 14 April 2014 (extended). We welcome abstracts for a regular track (500-700 words) and abstracts for a student session (300-500 words). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 April 2014. (See below for more details.)

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.

The peer-reviewed papers from the 12th ArgDiaP conference are published as a special issue of the journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (Katarzyna Budzynska, Frans H. van Eemeren, Marcin Koszowy, Eds.; vol. 36(49), 2014; De Gruyter). All of the papers are available for downloading (Open Access).

Special guests

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 7 April 2014 14 April 2014 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 28 April 2014
  • Final versions of abstracts: 5 May 2014
  • Early registration: 5 May 2014 12 May 2014 (extended)
  • Late registration: 19 May 2014
  • IGSAR school: 21-24 May 2014
  • ArgDiaP conference: 23-24 May 2014


FRIDAY, 23th May 2014

9.00 – 9.30   Registration

9.30 – 9.45   Danilo Facca (Deputy Director of the IFiS PAN): Welcome

9.45 – 10.30 Patrick Saint-Dizier: A Discourse Grammar for Processing Arguments in Context

10.30 – 11.00 coffee (room 164)
11.00 – 13.00 Session I (chair: Marcin Selinger)
11.00 – 11.30 Juyeon Kang and Patrick Saint Dizier: A linguistic Model and an Implementation of a Grammar for Argument Compound Mining
11.30 – 11.50 Maciej Witek: A Score-Keeping Model of Illocutionary Games
11.50 – 12.10 Magdalena Wolska: Linguistic Diversity in the Discourse of Mathematical Proofs
12.10 – 12.30 Kamila Debowska-Kozlowska: Beneficial Cognitive Model in Defining Partially and Over-Successful Persuasion Dialogues
12.30 – 13.00 Marcin Matczak: Patterns of Argumentation in Judicial Practice. A Study on Administrative Judiciary in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland
13.00 – 14.15 lunch (restaurant in the IFiS PAN building)

14.15 – 15.00 Fabio Paglieri: Trust, Relevance and Arguments

15.00 – 15.30 coffee (room 164)

15.30 – 17.00 Session II (chair: Mariusz Urbański)

15.30 – 16.00 Andrzej Kisielewicz: Logic as Analysis of Possibilities: A New Approach to Argument Structure and Validity
16.00 – 16.20 Andreas Peldszus: Towards Automatic Recognition of Argumentation Structure in German Text (Student Session)
16.20 – 16.40 Gabriel Skitaniak: Deceptive Strategies in Verbal Communication: Textual Indicators of Lying (Student Session)
16.40 – 17.00 Olena Yaskorska: Argument Structures in Debate (Student Session)
18.30 Gala dinner

SATURDAY, 24 May 2014

9.30 – 9.45   Magdalena Kacprzak: Welcome 

9.45 – 10.30  Andrea Rocci: Studying Real Arguments in the Newsroom

10.30 – 11.00 coffee (room 154)

11.00 – 13.00 Session III (chair: Maciej Witek)

11.00 – 11.30 John Lawrence, Chris Reed, Colin Allen, Simon McAlister, Andrew Ravenscroft and David Bourget: Mining Arguments From Philosophical Texts Using Topic Based Modelling
11.30 – 11.50 Mariusz Urbanski, Katarzyna Paluszkiewicz and Joanna Urbanska: Erotetic Reasoning: Formal Modeling of Real Deductive Problem-Solving
11.50 – 12.10 Piotr Kulicki: Argumentation in Experimental Science
12.10 – 12.30 Jodi Schneider, Richard Boyce and John R Horn: Modeling Arguments in Scientific Papers
12.30 – 13.00 Michal Araszkiewicz and Marcin Koszowy: How to Attack Arguments Based on Normative Authority
13.00 – 14.15 lunch (restaurant in the IFiS PAN building)

14.15 – 15.00 Randy Harris: The Antimetabole Construction

15.00 – 15.30 coffee (room 154)

15.30 – 17.00 Session IV (chair: Michał Araszkiewicz)

15.30 – 16.00 Pawel Lupkowski, Aleksandra Rybacka and Jakub Marszałkowski: Measuring Non-cooperation of Dialogue Participants. Loebner Contest Case Study
16.00 – 16.20 Sigram Schindler: Semi-Automatic Generation of LACs for a Claimed Invention under SPL
16.20 – 16.40 Łukasz Jochemczyk and Janina Pietrzak: Studying Arguments in Negotiation
16.40 – 17.10 Katarzyna Budzynska, Andrea Rocci and Olena Yaskorska: Argumentation in Earnings Conference Calls: From Corpus to Dialogue Protocol

17.30  Closing



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). Authors should submit their abstracts according to the format required for the conference program. Submitted abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors. Formatting instructions, as well as the style and sample files, are available here:

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through our dedicated EasyChair site no later than  7 April 2014 14 April 2014 (extended):

Submissions will be reviewed by members of the programme committee (to be announced soon). Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 April 2014. At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference.

We consider a post-conference publication for full papers from both regular and student sessions, yet the details will be given later.


To register, you need to complete a form and pay a fee. Registration form can be accessed here (in case of problems – please make sure you have a new version of a browser):

Registration fee has to be paid via a bank transfer. Please make sure to indicate that the payment is for the ArgDiaP conference by putting “12th ArgDiaP 2014” in the transaction description:

  • Bank name: Bank Pekao SA
  • IBAN Account number: PL 98 1240 1037 1111 0010 3218 8238
  • Swift code: PKOPPLPW
  • Beneficiary: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii PAN
  • Transaction description: 12th ArgDiaP 2014
Early registration
until 5 May 12 May
Late registration 
until 19 May
 On-site registration
Registration fee 80 EUR (340 PLN) 90 EUR (380 PLN) 145 EUR (610 PLN)
Registration fee without gala dinner 60 EUR (260 PLN) 70 EUR (300 PLN) 125 EUR (530 PLN)

Full registration fee includes:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunch
  • gala dinner, which will take place in the evening of Fri 23rd May in the city center (details of the venue will be given during the conference)


Warsaw offers a lot of hotels and Bed&Breakfast. We recommend the following hotels:

Booking and payments for accommodation should be arranged directly with the chosen hotel or B&B. Note that accommodation is subject to availability.

If you have any further questions regarding accommodation, please contact Dr. Marcin Koszowy: koszowy (at)

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)
  • Chris Reed (Dundee)
  • Juho Ritola (Turku)
  • Krzysztof Szymanek (Katowice)
  • Christopher Tindale (Windsor)
  • Maciej Witek (Szczecin)
Local Organizing Committee

** How to get to the conference venue

From Warsaw Chopin airport:

From Central train station:

  • bus number 175 in the direction of Piłsudski plaza (pl. Piłsudskiego); get off at “Uniwersytet 02” at al. Krakowskie Przedmieście (travel time: approx. 15-20 min)
  • map of the bus route

Walking from the bus stop “Uniwersytet 02” at al. Krakowskie Przedmieście (i.e. the stop of 175 bus in the direction of Piłsudski plaza) to Staszic Palace:

  • after getting from the bus, you have to turn right and walk around 100 meters along the street in the opposite direction to the direction of the bus ride, passing the monument of Kopernika
  • map