The European Conference on Argumentation (ECA) is a new pan-European initiative aiming to consolidate and advance various streaks of research into argumentation and reasoning: from philosophical, linguistic, discourse analytic, cognitive, to computational approaches. The chief goal of the initiative is to organise every other year (2015-2017-2019-etc.) a major conference on argumentation at a different location in Europe. The first of these conferences will be hosted in Lisbon by the ArgLab, Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA), Universidade Nova de Lisboa. While based in Europe, ECA involves and further encourages participation from argumentation scholars all over the world.
The Programme Committee and Organising Committee invite the following types of original submissions:
Individual long papers (with commentator)
Submit extended abstracts (min. 1000, max. 1500 words), ready for double-blind reviewing. Each accepted paper will have to be submitted before the conference, and will have a commentator assigned. Authors will be allocated longer slots (±45min). Published long papers will be within 5000-7000 words range (incl. references and footnotes).
Individual regular papers (without commentator)
Submit regular abstracts (min. 300, max. 500 words), ready for double-blind reviewing. For authors of accepted regular papers there is no need to submit them in advance, and there will be no commentator. Authors will be allocated shorter slots (± 25min). Published regular papers will be within 3500-5000 words range (incl. references and footnotes).
Thematic panels/symposia are expected to be directly related to the main theme of the conference. Panels should comprise of 3-5 speakers and last 90-150min; they may include a panel respondent (panel organiser her/himself or someone invited by the panel organiser). Panel proposals are submitted by the panel organiser; they should be prepared for double-blind reviewing and include: title; description of the panel, incl. its connection to the theme of the conference (300-500 words); the titles and abstracts of all contributions to the panel (300-500 words each); and whether it will involve a respondent. Published panel/symposium papers will be within 3500-5000 words range (incl. references and footnotes). (Note, all abstracts in the panel should also be individually submitted by their authors as “Regular papers” with the option – available in the online system under the abstract box – “My paper is part of a thematic panel/symposium”.)
Abstract submission is now open at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecalisbon2015.
For more details on the submission procedure, see http://ecargument.org/?page_id=41.
The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2014.
All individual paper and panel proposals will be reviewed in a double-blind procedure for their overall quality and relevance to the conference by the members of the Scientific Panel of ECA Lisbon 2015 (see below).
Based on the reviews, the Programme Committee and Organising Committee will notify you of the acceptance or rejection by1 December 2014.
Authors of all accepted papers (including those in thematic panels) and keynote addresses will be invited to publish them in conference proceedings. Details of the proceedings will be available soon at www.ecargument.org.
More information about the conference can be found here: european_conference_on_argumentation.pdf