tee of the COMMA conferences on Computational Models of Argument. He is on the
editorial board of several journals, including
Artificial Intelligence (currently as an associate editor).
Chris Reed is a professor of computer science and philosophy at the University of
Dundee in Scotland, where he heads the
Center for Argument Technology. Reed has
been working at the overlap between argumentation theory and artificial intelligence
for more than 20 years, has obtained 6 million in funding, and has over 150 peer-reviewed papers in the area. He collaborates
with a wide range of partners such as IBM
and the BBC and is also active in public
engagement and commercialization of
research, having served as executive director
(CTO, CSO, and CEO) of three startup companies.
Guillermo R. Simari is a full professor in
logic for computer science and artificial
intelligence at the Universidad Nacional del
Sur (UNS), Baha Blanca, Argentina. He studied mathematics at the same university and
received a master of science in computer science and a Ph.D. in computer science from
Washington University in Saint Louis, USA.
The focus of his research is on the formal
foundations and effective implementation
of defeasible reasoning systems for
autonomous agents. He chairs the Artificial
Intelligence Research and Development
Matthias Thimm is a senior lecturer at the
University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. He
received his Ph.D. from the University of
Dortmund in 2011 on the topic of probabilistic reasoning with inconsistencies and
his habilitation degree from the University
of Koblenz-Landau in 2016. His research
interests include reasoning with uncertain
and inconsistent information, in particular
using approaches from computational models of argumentation and inconsistency
Serena Villata is a researcher at CNRS. Her
work focuses on argumentation theory and
spans from formal models of argumentation
to natural language–based and emotion-based ones. She is the author of more than
60 scholarly publications including 11 journal articles and 4 book chapters. She was
invited to coauthor a chapter on processing
argumentation in natural language texts in
the Handbook of Formal Argumentation. She
coorganized the seminar Frontiers and Connections Between Argumentation Theory
and Natural Language Processing in July
2014 (Bertinoro, Italy), one of the first
attempts to put together researchers from
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Katie Atkinson is a professor of computer
science and head of the Department of Com-
puter Science at the University of Liverpool,
UK. Her research concerns computational
models of argument, with a particular focus
on persuasive argumentation in practical rea-
soning and how this can be applied in
domains such as law, e-democracy, and agent
systems. Atkinson’s work covers both theo-
retical and applied aspects; recent collabora-
tive projects have concerned the develop-
ment of intelligent tools for a law company,
and realization of tools to support e-democ-
racy and legal knowledge-based systems.
Pietro Baroni is a full professor of computer
science and engineering at the Department
of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia, Italy. He received the “Laurea”
degree in mechanical engineering from the
University of Brescia and a masters in information technology, from CEFRIEL, Milan.
He is author of more than 120 scientific
papers in the area of AIe and knowledge-based systems, with a main focus on theory
and applications of computational argumentation. He was a founding member of
the steering committee of the Computational Models of Argument (COMMA) conference series, served as program chair of COMMA 2016, and is currently coeditor-in-chief
of the Argument & Computation journal.
Massimiliano Giacomin is an associate professor in computer science and engineering
at the University of Brescia (Italy). He
received an M.S. in electronics engineering
from the University of Padova (Italy) and a
Ph.D. degree in information engineering
from the University of Brescia. His research
interests are in the field of AI, including
knowledge representation and automated
reasoning (in particular, argumentation theory, fuzzy constraints, temporal reasoning),
multiagent systems, and knowledge-based
systems. He is an author of more than 100
papers in these research areas. He is a member of the editorial board of Argument and
Anthony Hunter is a professor of artificial
intelligence, and head of the Intelligent Systems Research Group, in the Department of
Computer Science, University College London (UCL). His research interests are on
aspects of inconsistency, argumentation,
and knowledge merging.
Henry Prakken is a lecturer in artificial
intelligence at the Computer Science
Department of Utrecht University and professor in legal informatics and legal argumentation at the Law faculty of the University of Groningen. He has master’s degrees
in law (1985) and philosophy (1988) from
the University of Groningen. In 1993 he
obtained is Ph.D. degree (cum laude) at the
Free University Amsterdam with a thesis
titled Logical Tools for Modelling Legal
Argument. His main research interests concern computational models of argumentation and their application in multiagent systems, legal reasoning, and other areas.
Prakken is a past president of the International Association for AI and Law, of the
JURIX Foundation for Legal Knowledge-Based Systems, and of the steering commit-