COST Action CA17132 - APPLY
European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis

COST Action      Horizon 2020

Argument technologies and public debate: the design perspective

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Argument technologies and public debate: the design perspective

Wed, Thu & Fri, 29 SEPT – 01 OCT 2021
Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy

The current version of the programme and book of abstract available for download. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Working group 3 (“Designing Public Argumentation and Policymaking”) of the European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (COST Action CA17132 – APPLY; https://publicpolicyargument.eu/) is pleased to organize this meeting on how argument technologies can help improving the quality of public debate and how a design perspective is needed to achieve such aim. The meeting will include contributions regarding:

– Software tools for scaffolding debate on controversial issues

– Argument diagramming and public debate

– How to match available argument-based apps / platforms with the various needs of different stakeholders in public debate

– The role of argumentation in dealing with online disinformation

– Argumentation and virality: how to leverage the latter to improve the former

– Digital tools for critical thinking education and debate training

 

Format

Presentations will be 35-40 minutes long, with 15-20 minutes for discussion after each talk. The meeting will include a presentation of the activities of the Center of Data Science and Complexity for Society at Sapienza University of Rome (https://cdcs.di.uniroma1.it/index.php), and of the Data Lab at LUISS University, Rome (https://datalab.luiss.it/), as well as a panel discussion about the continuation of the work of WG3 within the APPLY Cost Action.
Participation is by invitations only, based on the selection made by WG3 leaders and funding availability. There are no fees.

Funding

APPLY participants (from COST countries) are eligible for travel cost reimbursement as per (updated) COST rules: https://www.cost.eu/funding/how-to-get-funding/documents-guidelines/

Note: A Management Committee meeting (MCM) is held on Wednesday, Sept 29, 10:00-12:00 AM, linked remotely to two meetings in Lugano, Switzerland, and Madrid, Spain. MC members automatically receive invitations via the COST e-system.

Venue

Aula Piaget, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via
San Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Roma, Italy

ISTC-CNR website: https://www.istc.cnr.it/it
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/rZwNU7nxmKebT39C6

Important dates

Invitations sent: 01 SEPT 2021
Registration deadline: 22 SEPT 2021
Workshop: 29 SEPT – 01 OCT 2021
MCM: 29 SEPT 2021

Organizers

Programme chair: Serena Villata (serena.villata@inria.fr)
Local organizer: Fabio Paglieri (fabio.paglieri@istc.cnr.it)
WG3 leaders: Fabio Paglieri, Serena Villata, Mark Aakhus (aakhus@rutgers.edu)

COST Action          Horizon 2020

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COST Action CA17132

Providing and criticising reasons is indispensable to achieve sound public policy that commands the support of both citizens and stakeholders. This need is now widely acknowledged in the recent literature and key EU documents, which highlight the perils of populist discourse and policies.

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