The 16th ArgDiaP Conference
"Argumentation and Corpus Linguistics"
 WAW 2018
Warsaw Argumentation Week
September 15-16, 2018, Warsaw
Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The study of linguistics has been revolutionised in recent years by the availability of computerised corpora containing millions of searchable texts and allowing for the testing of a wide range of theories and hypotheses on the use of language. Argumentation studies are increasingly ready to take advantage of technology in similar ways with the development of argument mining techniques. This event seeks to bring together linguists and argumentation scholars who are interested in the use of corpora, in order that they may share knowledge and experiences and examine the ways in which studies in the two areas may complement each other.

Following the  1st FLA workshop (Linguistic Foundations for Argumentation) organized in Potsdam in conjunction with COMMA16, FLA takes place this year in association with ArgDiaP as a special track. It is founded upon the topics of the ArgDiaP main conference with an emphasis on linguistic dimensions of argumentation which may emerge from corpus analysis or from other methods of analysis. Argumentation is indeed a complex linguistic and pragmatic activity. In order to more fully understand it with computational methods, it is necessary to devote a lot of attention to linguistic detail and formalization.

We invite submission of proposals for presentations which aim to unveil practical consequences of theoretical distinctions. Extended abstracts should be submitted by 06 July 2018 (for more information, see below). The full versions of papers from 16th ArgDiaP will be peer-reviewed and published as a thematic issue of a peer reviewed, internationally renowned journal of argumentation (details to follow soon).

The event is part of Warsaw Argumentation Week WAW 2018 (06-16 September 2018) which also features COMMA 2018, the 7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (12-14 Sept). It is co-located with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Rhetoric (MET-RhET) and the 2nd International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation (MET-ARG) which will run in parallel on Sat morning, 15th Sept. Then the 16th ArgDiaP conference will continue on Sat afternoon and all day on Sunday (15-16 Sept). All ArgDiaP events take place in Warsaw at the Institute of Computer Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPI PAN) and are hosted by the Linguistic Engineering (LE) Group IPI PAN.

Invited speakers

Important dates
  • Abstract submission deadline: 06 July
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 July
  • Early registration deadline: 10 August
  • Camera ready abstracts: 17 August
  • MET-ARG workshop: 15 September
  • Full paper submission deadline (special issue of a journal): TBC


Contributors should submit an extended abstract of the paper (maximum 4 pages excluding references) using the format required for the conference programme. Submitted abstracts should give full names and contact details for all authors. Formatting instructions, as well as the style and sample files, are available here:

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format through our dedicated EasyChair site no later than 6 July 2018:

Please indicate if you preferred your abstract to be submitted to FLA special track. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the programme committee of ArgDiaP main track or FLA special track. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 July 2018. At least one author of each accepted abstract must register for the conference.

Participation and registration

We invite all interested scholars to participate in the workshop. A link to the registration panel will be available soon.

 Early registration fee
until 10 August
 Late registration fee
after 10 August
 Onsite registration fee
 540 PLN - TBC
(around 125 EUR tbc)
 760 PLN - TBC
(around 180 EUR tbc)
 910 PLN - TBC
(around 210 EUR)

There is a possibility of reductions of registration fees for those participating in more than one WAW2018 event. See here for more details.

Special Issue

The papers submitted to the workshop will be peer-reviewed to be included in a special issue of a top-class journal. More information will be available soon.

Programme Committee (to be extended)

FLA Committee
Local Organizing Committee