Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoctoral position "Dynamics of Argumentation" (DYNAR, Luxembourg)

The Dynamics of Argumentation (DYNAR) project aims to examine the dynamic aspects related to formal argumentation. In particular, the aim is to construct a theory on issues like how to do incremental updates without the need for global recomputation, how to make (minimal) changes to the argumentation network in order to change the status of a particular argument, and how sensitive the various argumentation semantics are regarding the global effects of relatively small updates. Apart from that, the project also aims to study the question of when it is rational for an agent to accept an argument given to it, and aims to construct a formal model for simulating how knowledge, expressed in the form of argumentation, is spread in a social setting where the individual agents have to protect themselves from various forms of dishonesty of other agents.

The project is a collaboration between the University of Luxembourg (UNI.LU), the Institute of Research in Informatics of Toulouse (IRIT) and the Center of Research in Informatics of Lens (CRIL). The main working place of the postdoc position will be Luxembourg.

Applications are to be sent no later than June 15 2009. For inquiries about the project and its positions, please contact Prof. Dr. Leon van der Torre (, +352 4666445261) or Dr. Martin Caminada (, +352 4666445485). Or see http://wwwen.uni.lu/universite/offres_d_emploi/.

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