17th ArgDiaP



Reasoned Argumentation. Legal, Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Department of Legal Theory, 2021

co-organized with the ARGDIAP association

Important Dates

Submission deadline: October 18, 2021

Notification:                  November 7, 2021

Camera ready:              November 17, 2021

Conference:                   November 24-26, 2021

For more than 10 years, the ARGDIAP conferences have provided an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research results in the field of argumentation studies. This year’s conference is located in the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and focuses on the broad notion of reasoned argumentation. Emphasis is on the different roles of reasons in argumentation, considering the legal, the computational and the linguistic perspectives; and on how these are interconnected. Relevant questions include for instance the following:

  • How can the reasons for accepting a conclusion be represented in formal models?
  • How can the interaction of rational agents using reasons be modelled computationally?
  • What are the formal criteria and meta-criteria of argument acceptance?
  • What are linguistic indicators of particular parts of argument, and can they be recognized computationally?
  • What types of reasons exist in the process of argumentation and how can we account for their properties?
  • What are the current advances on natural language processing concerning argumentation (argument mining)?
  • How do these theoretical frameworks and models apply to the domain of legal reasoning?
  • How do the specific features of legal language influence the process of argumentation?
  • How should the specific constraints concerning legal settings be taken into account in formal models of argumentation?

The aim of the conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary audience of computational argumentation experts, linguists, lawyers, cognitive scientists, psychologists and philosophers to discuss contemporary issues and developments in the emerging field.

Invited Speakers

  • Isabela Fairclough, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Jaap Hage, Department of Foundations and Methods of Law, Maastricht University
  • Fabio Paglieri, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Henry Prakken, Intelligent Systems Group, Utrecht University; Faculty of Law, University of Groningen

Program Chair

  • Bart Verheij, Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Groningen

Organization Chair

  • Michał Araszkiewicz, Department of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Organization Committee

  • Katarzyna Budzyńska, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Marcin Koszowy, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Tomasz Żurek, Marie Curie-Skłodowska University of Lublin

To be extended


The papers should be submitted to:

The submission details will be announced soon.

The 17th ARGDIAP conference will be a part of a broader set of events jointly referred to as the Cracow Argumentation and Reasoning Days (CARD 2021). The call for workshops and information on other events will be announced soon.

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