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Dachstuhl Seminar 15512 - Debating Technologies

Schloss Dagstuhl is a distinguished venue, bringing world-class scientists and practitioners together in a series of workshops and seminars to explore cutting edge informatics topics.  BESiDE's Co-Investigator Chris Reed, is at Schloss Dagstuhl contributing to Dachstuhl Seminar 15512 - Debating Technologies. 

Why do people in all societies argue, discuss, and debate? Apparently, we do so not only to convince others of our own opinions, but because we want to explore the differences between our own understanding and the conceptualizations of others, and learn from them. Being one of the primary intellectual activities of the human mind, debating therefore naturally involves a wide range of conceptual capabilities and activities, ones that have only in part been studied from a computational perspective. 

This Dagstuhl seminar is the first of its kind. We would like to set the grounds for a new interdisciplinary research community, interested in Debating Technologies, defined henceforth as computational technologies developed directly to enhance, support, and engage with human debating. We intend to bring together leading researchers from many relevant communities, to discuss the future of debating technologies in a holistic manner.

Chris demonstrated the Dialogue Game Platform which underlies the BESiDE conversation support work, presented a talk on the 'Past, present, and future of the argument web' and led discussion on argument representation.




Event Details
  • A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)
Location Details
Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik GmbH


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