Wednesday, 2 May 2018

CFP: Reason to Dissent

This ECA conference seems to be especially amenable to feminist approaches. I certainly plan to submit, and would be happy to put together a panel proposal if any of anyone from swip or femmss is interested. -Cate 1st CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd European Conference on Argumentation – ECA 2019 Reason to Dissent Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands Confirmed keynote speakers: Katie Atkinson, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Ruth Wodak, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK Jason Stanley, Yale University, New Haven, USA Contact: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 31 MAY - 1 OCTOBER 2018 The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a pan-European biennial initiative aiming to consolidate and advance research on argumentation. After two successful editions, in Lisbon in 2015 and in Fribourg in 2017, ECA will be hosted in 2019 by the University of Groningen, in Groningen, The Netherlands. We aim to attract scholars on argumentation world-wide from various disciplines, dealing with various themes and adopting various approaches. Reason to Dissent The special theme of this conference is Reason to Dissent. The goal is to inquire into the virtues and vices of dissent, criticism, disagreement, objections, and controversy in light of legitimizing policy decisions, justifying beliefs, proving theorems, defending standpoints, or strengthening informed consent. Dissent may spoil the cooperation and reciprocity required for reason-based deliberation and decision making. But then, dissent produces the kind of competition and criticism required for reliable and robust outcomes. How much dissent does an argumentative practice require? What kinds of dissent should we promote, or discourage? How to deal with dissent virtuously? How to exploit dissent in artificial arguers? How has dissent been conceptualized in the history of rhetoric, dialectic and logic? We have reason to dissent, and we do reason to dissent – also in the study of argumentation. In the interdisciplinary field of argumentation studies, some scholars emphasise the importance of studying argumentation in natural settings. Others stress the value of theoretical models of argumentation, and start from theories on logic or probability or from dialectical systems. Yet others highlight the urgency of developing artificial systems of argumentation, like software support, automated reasoning or argument mining. The conference aims at exploiting this plurality for the purpose of a high quality exchange of research results. Submissions are not required to focus on the special theme Reason to Dissent. We invite submissions on argumentation from various sub disciplines, taking various approaches and dealing with various themes, among which: - argumentative design - argumentation schemes and patterns: analogy, practical argument, conduction, ... - argumentation in special contexts: finance, medicine, law, policy making, academy, (social) media, … - argumentative strategies - artificial arguers - children and argument - cognitive and social biases - controversy - critical thinking - criticism - debate - diagramming - dialogue logic, empirical logic, informal logic, ... - dialogue types: deliberation, eristics, inquiry, negotiation, ... - disagreement - discourse analysis - fallacies - formal argumentation - linguistic features - normative pragmatics - pedagogy - persuasion research - philosophy of argument - power and argument - probability and argument - rhetoric - social epistemology - strategic manoeuvring - stylistics - virtues - visual and multi-model argumentation The Frans van Eemeren Prize To encourage submissions from students and young scholars, ECA awards The Frans van Eemeren Prize for Outstanding Student Paper, sponsored by Springer: 500 € cash and additional 300 € in books from Springer’s catalogue. Abstract submission 1) Long paper, with commentator Submit an abstract of 1000 to 1500 words, ready for double-blind reviewing. Accepted papers are submitted prior to the conference (see “important dates” below) and are assigned a commentator. Authors receive slots of about 35 min. Published long papers have 5000 - 7000 words. 2) Regular paper, without commentator Submit a regular abstract of 300 to 500 words, ready for double-blind reviewing. Accepted regular papers are submitted after the conference, and no commentator will be assigned. Authors receive slots of about 25 min. Published regular papers have 3500 - 5000 words. 3) Thematic panel or symposium Each thematic panel/symposium is expected to be related to the theme Reason to Dissent. A panel has 3 to 5 speakers and takes 90 to 150 min. Examples are: a book panel; a discussion; a series of connected papers. A panel proposal is submitted by a panel organiser, ready for double-blind reviewing, and includes a title, a description of the panel, its connection to the conference theme (300-500 words), and the contributors’ titles and abstracts (300-500 words each). Published papers have 3500 - 5000 words. Note that all abstracts in the panel or symposium should also be individually submitted by their authors as ‘Regular papers’ by additionally ticking the option “My paper is part of a thematic panel/symposium,” available in Easychair. 4) Poster Submit a regular abstract (300 - 500 words) ready for double-blind reviewing. Posters will not be published. A poster session will be organised in a dedicated time slot during the conference. Submission policy • One paper or poster as first author, except when one also presents a panel contribution. • Double-blind peer reviewing for quality and relevance by the Scientific Committee. Conference fees Early bird (by 28 February 2019) • Faculty € 250 • PhD Student € 150 Regular (by 15 April 2019) • Faculty € 325 • PhD Student € 200 Fees include conference material, lunches, coffee breaks, receptions and administrative costs. A conference dinner is planned at an additional fee of € 50. Registration (including fee payment) will be open to accepted participants in early 2019. ECA summer school The 2st ECA summer school will take place at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, prior to the ECA conference, from 20 to 22 June 2019. Leiden is located at a 2,5 hours train ride from Groningen. The summer school will introduce PhD students to cutting-edge research in argumentation theory from a number of theoretical viewpoints. Details about staff, submission and fees follow. Publication Authors of all accepted papers, including those in thematic panels, but excluding posters, as well as the keynote addresses will be invited to publish them in the conference proceedings. Proceedings will be published as a printed volume by College Publications as well as online, with authors being able to distribute their individual papers as open access. Important dates • From May 31 2018: submission via Easychair • October 1 2018 submission deadline • December 2018: notifications acceptance or rejection • February 28 2019: Early-bird registration • April 15 2019: Final registration • April 15 2019: Submission of long papers to commentators • June 20 – 22: Summer School Leiden • June 24-27 2019: Conference Organising committee • Jan Albert VAN LAAR chair (University of Groningen) • Henrike JANSEN (University of Leiden) • Catarina DUTILH NOVAES (University of Groningen) • Bart VERHEIJ> (University of Groningen) Programme committee • Dale HAMPLE, chair (University of Maryland) • Henrike JANSEN, secretary (University of Leiden) • Marcin LEWINSKI (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) • Frank ZENKER (Universität Konstanz, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Lund University) • Juho RITOLA (University of Turku) ECA steering committee • Fabio PAGLIERI, chair (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy) • Jan Albert VAN LAAR, deputy chair (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) • Lilian BERMEJO LUQUE (University of Granada, Spain) • Katarzyna BUDZYŃSKA (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland) • Henrike JANSEN (University of Leiden, The Netherlands) • Marcin KOSZOWY (University of Białystok, Poland) • Marcin LEWIŃSKI (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) • Dima MOHAMMED (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) • Steve OSWALD (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) • Juho RITOLA (University of Turku, Finland) • Sara RUBINELLI (University of Lucerne, Switzerland) • Frank ZENKER (University of Lund, Sweden) Scientific panel To be announced Groningen There is an excellent, direct train connection of about 2 hours with Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam). 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