30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"
Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.
Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.
This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).
Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.
Submissions are invited on the general field of argumentation theory, logic and formal epistemology, including, but not
* Abstract and structured argumentation
* Dynamic epistemic logics for correlated information change
* Logical aspects of argumentation
* Informal logic
* Bayesian epistemology
* Computational approaches to argumentation, social choice and deliberation in multi-agent networks
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.