Sylvie Doutre

IRIT - University of Toulouse Capitole

I am an associate professor (Maître de conférences) in computer science at the University of Toulouse Capitole in France, member of the Artificial Intelligence department of the Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research (IRIT).


My research interests mainly concern knowledge representation and reasoning, argumentation-based reasoning more particularly. I currently focus on modelling and computational aspects of formal argumentation semantics, and on the dynamics of argumentation. I am also interested in bridging the gap between formal and natural approaches of argumentation. See featured research.

Projects Memberships

  • APPLY (European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis) - COST Action CA17132 - From 2019

  • Logical Frameworks for Abstract Argumentation - Supported by CIMI - 2018-2019

  • AMANDE (Advanced Multilateral Argumentation for DEliberation) - ANR project - 2013-2018


Research students

  • Xiaolong Liu: Argumentation and Inconsistency Management - Visiting PhD student, co-supervised with Philippe Besnard from September 2020 to September 2021

  • Théo Duchatelle: "Argumentation and Logic" - Master thesis, PhD thesis, co-supervised with Marie-Christine Lagasquie-Schiex and Philippe Besnard since 2020

  • Mickaël Lafages: "Distributed Algorithmic for Argumentation" - Master thesis, PhD thesis, co-supervised with Marie-Christine Lagasquie-Schiex since 2018

  • Grzegorz Lisowski: "Preventing Manipulation in Aggregating Value-Based Argumentation Frameworks" - Master thesis co-supervised with Umberto Grandi and Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam) in 2018

  • Victor David: "On encoding argumentation semantics" - Master thesis co-supervised with Philippe Besnard and Dominique Longin in 2017


University Responsibilities

  • Co-head of the Master degree MIAGE IM (Ingénierie Métier) since September 2018

  • Elected member of the University of Toulouse Academic Council since 2021

  • Elected member of the University of Toulouse Capitole Research Committee and Academic Council since 2015 (reelected in 2020)

  • President of the Bonus Qualité Recherche (BQR) committee of the University of Toulouse Capitole, Mathematics, Computer Science, Languages and Sociology group, since 2016 (renominated in 2020)

  • Member of selection committees for lectureships (postes de maître de conférences) in computer science: Paris Descartes in 2020, Compiègne in 2019, IUT Rodez in 2018, INSA Strasbourg in 2017, Paris Descartes, Toulouse, Aix-Marseille in 2016

Events organisation

  • Co-organisation chair of the 2019 French Artificial Intelligence Platform (PFIA 2019)

  • Co-program chair of the French Days on Foundational Artificial Intelligence (JIAF) from 2018 to 2021

Academic Society

Programme Committee Memberships

These pages present my most recent activities. For information on prior activities, do not hesitate to contact me.


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