For questions and comments to the organizers please send a mail to Stefano Bistarelli.
The Third International Competition on Computational Models of Argumentation (ICCMA'19) will be conducted in the first half of 2019 and is currently being prepared. ICCMA'19 will focus on reasoning tasks in abstract argumentation frameworks, cf. [Dung 1995].
The first instance of the competition was conducted in 2015 and was associated with the corresponding workshop "Theory and Applications of Formal Argument" (TAFA'15). A summary report on the competition was published in the AI Magazine. The second instance of the competition was conducted in 2017 and was associated with the corresponding workshop "Theory and Applications of Formal Argument" (TAFA'17). Read more on ICCMA homepage.
Submitted solvers will be tested on several artificially generated argumentation frameworks and some frameworks formalizing real-world problems.
The competition will consist of 7 main tracks, one for each semantics:
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[Verheij 1996] Bart Verheij. Two approaches to dialectical argumentation: admissible sets and argumentation stages. Proceedings NAIC'96: 357-368.
[Dung et. al. 2007] Phan Minh Dung, Paolo Mancarella, Francesca Toni. Computing ideal sceptical argumentation. Artif. Intell. 171(10-15): 642-674 (2007).