Title : Online debating platforms: from argument mapping to decision-aiding
Abstract: Providing tools which help people to exchange arguments in a structured manner has tremendous potential for e-democracy. However, while many debating platforms are now available online, the theory allowing to make sense of such debates and support deliberation is still in its infancy. In this lecture I will overview the main challenges that remain to be faced, and point to recent promising developments.
Biography: Nicolas Maudet is a Professor of Computer Science at LIP6, Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, where he is conducting research in Artificial Intelligence and Multiagent Systems. He is in particular involved in the ANR project AMANDE ( Advanced Multilateral Argumentation for DEliberation), which aims at providing theoretical foundations for multilateral deliberation systems.