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Online Handbook of Argumentation for AI


What is OHAAI?

OHAAI is a curation of selected papers describing PhD work on Argumentation in AI that will be published as an annual online Open Access handbook. ​

What's the purpose of OHAAI?

Argumentation in AI is seeing an increased interest due to its potential in shedding light onto emerging issues.The purpose of such a handbook is to provide an open access and curated anthology for the argumentation research community. OHAAI will act as a research hub to keep track of the latest and upcoming topics on the theory and application of argumentation in AI. The handbook mainly aims to present argumentation research conducted by current PhD students and early-career researchers in all areas related to AI. The handbook’s ulterior goal is to encourage collaboration and knowledge discovery between members of the argumentation community.

Why and when should I contribute to OHAAI?

By contributing to OHAAI, you will have the opportunity to get your work published in a citable peer-reviewed venue. This is important if you are just at the beginning of your PhD studies because it will help you start building your research profile from an early stage. If you are still doing your PhD and have already published some of your work or if you have recently submitted your PhD thesis, contributing is good for boosting your research profile even further, because peers will get to know what you have been working on during your PhD. The best part of OHAAI is that it aims to be a continuous project, where you will be able to submit updates to your work in order to keep the research community in touch with your work.

How can I contribute to OHAAI?

We seek short papers (extended abstracts) that can provide insights into which are the emerging techniques in argumentation for AI as well as insights and or results into how argumentation in AI can be used for various applications. We encourage work that aims to link AI to other areas relevant to AI using argumentation, inspired from disciplines such as, but not limited to: Philosophy, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Law, Health, Sociology, Communication Science, and Economics.​

Mission Statement

OHAAI aims to gather and present the most recent and forthcoming topics of Argumentation in AI and to bring together young researchers to shape the future of the field. Our goal is to create a large research community for early-career researchers to easily find other like-minded individuals who work on argumentation, cooperate with each other and identify interdisciplinary collaboration opportunities connected to Argumentation in AI.


A primary motivation for community building is to connect others for a greater purpose. Breakthroughs rarely arise in isolation and often require a collaborative spark. OHAAI was created as a resource for early career researchers working in Argumentation in AI to encourage communication and cooperation between passionate individuals. We believe having an open platform where young researchers can present what they are currently working on (or planning to work on) is critical for the development and dispersement of strong, well-formed ideas. Therefore, we envisage this effort as an open digital library of the upcoming state-of-the-art of Argumentation in AI, and we wish for researchers to have easy access to the latest developments in the field where they can explore different disciplines and connect comfortably and effortlessly.


downolad here the first issue of OHAAI:

OHAAI Volume 1 (2020)



Contact Us


Federico Castagna, federico.castagna@kcl.ac.uk

Francesca Mosca, francesca.mosca@kcl.ac.uk

Jack Mumford, jack.mumford@kcl.ac.uk

Stefan Sarkadi, stefan.sarkadi@kcl.ac.uk

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