3rd Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

6th - 10th September 2018

Student Session

The Student Session of SSA’18 will consist of three events: a contributed talks session, a poster session (both will take place on the first day of the school, 6th Sept) and a mentoring session (which will take place on the forth day of the school, 9th Sept).

All students are encouraged to submit an abstract which describes their PhD project, independently on the stage of their PhD. In cases when a student just started the postgraduate study, we would expect that the abstract will outline an objective, motivation and significance of the PhD project. More advanced PhD students should also highlight the results and the contribution to the state of the art in their field. The submissions from all disciplines which focus on the phenomena of argument, dialogue and persuasion are welcome – we would like to promote the breadth of perspectives which argumentation studies require – both through the selection of tutorials, and through the presentations at the Student Session. The abstracts do not need to present the original work — the results might have been published elsewhere.

Authors should prepare their submission following the instructions given by IOS Press and should include their names, affiliations and the year of their PhD studies. Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through our dedicated EasyChair site no later than 20th or 27th July (depending on the type of submission):


Abstracts will be reviewed. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10th or 17st August 2018 (depending on the type of submission, see below).

The Contributed Talks Session

Participants have to submit through EasyChair an extended abstract by 20th July (2 pages not including references). Accepted abstracts will be then presented on Mon 6th Sept (20 minutes talk, including discussion). Authors of accepted papers should respond to the review in their presentation. The best talk will be awarded a Best Student Paper Prize.

The Poster Session

Participants have to submit through EasyChair a short abstract by 27th July (1 page including references). In case of acceptance they have to present their work as a poster at the summer school on Mon 6th Sept in two parts. First, each participant will provide a short, 5 minutes talk presenting the key points of the poster. After this, traditional poster session will take place.

The Mentoring Session

During this session on Sun 9th Sept, each participant accepted to the Contributed Talks Session will have an opportunity to meet with a mentor (selected from amongst SSA tutors by the Student Session Coordinator) to discuss their submissions in more details.

Student Session Coordinator

Paweł Łupkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań