The Second Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

September 8th - 12th 2016
Potsdam, Germany


September 14, 2016
The summer school is over, we wish all participants a safe trip home. We also congratulate the winner of the SSA16 Best Poster Award:

Maria Becker. Argumentative Reasoning, Clause Types and Implicit Knowledge

August 10, 2016
The proceedings of SSA'16 are now available at arXiv: Proceedings of SSA'16

July 28, 2016
Updated information on Social Events

June 13, 2016
Registration form now available at

May 4, 2016:
Added information on student grants.

May 4, 2016:
We updated the early-bird registration deadline to Jul 1 (the same as for COMMA, two weeks later than before). We also moved the notification deadline of student abstracts forward, so students can afterwards still register at the early-bird rate.


The Second Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2016) will be co-located with the 6th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2016) at the University of Potsdam in Germany. It is the second event in the series of Summer Schools on Argumentation, the first Summer School on Argumentation took place at the University of Dundee in 2014.

The main aim of the summer school is to provide attendees with a solid foundation in computational and linguistic aspects of argumentation and the emerging connections between the two. Furthermore, attendees will gain experience in using various tools for argument analysis and processing.

The programme of SSA'2016 will consist of courses, keynotes, and the student program. Courses give a broad introduction into a field and consists of 3 lectures of each 90 minutes. Keynotes give a focused overview on a specialized topic and consist of a single 60 minutes talk. The student program consists of a poster session and a mentoring session. Participants of the student program have to submit a 2-page abstract before the school.

The speakers of SSA'2016 will be Anthony Hunter, Federico Cerutti, Iryna Gurevych, Christian Stab, Bart Verheij, Gerd Brewka, Tom Gordon, Dov Gabbay, Leon van der Torre, and Katarzyna Budzynska.

The school is being held from Thursday September 8th - Monday September 12th 2016 before the COMMA 2016 conference in Potsdam.


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