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A & C Special Issue

25 years since Dung's paper on abstract argumentation


Argument & Computation Special Issue

25 years since Dung's paper on abstract argumentation


The growing research field of abstract argumentation was originated in 1995 by Phan Minh Dung's seminal paper "On the Acceptability of Arguments and Its Fundamental Role in Nonmonotonic Reasoning, Logic Programming, and n-Person Games" whose profound impact on the development of computational argumentation research and of AI research in general is universally recognized, as also witnessed by the recent AIJ Classic Paper Award announced at IJCAI 2018.

The Argument & Computation journal is planning a special issue to be published in 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this fundamental contribution.

The aim of the special issue is to provide an up-to-date view of the vitality and richness of Dung's theory: high-quality submissions presenting novel contributions on both theoretical and practical developments, applications and perspectives of abstract argumentation frameworks are welcome.

The planned schedule is as follows.

2019 May (early): Submissions

2019 September (early): Notification and reviews sent to authors

2019 October (early): Submission of revised versions

2019 October (mid): Final acceptance decisions

2019 November (early): Submission of camera ready versions

2020 (early): Publication of the special issue

Submissions to the special issue will be open in April 2019. Details on the submission procedure will be made available at the journal web site (


Francesca Toni - Special Issue Guest Editor
Pietro Baroni, Bart Verheij - Editors-in-Chief Argument & Computation