Rhetorical Figures in Computational Argument Studies

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
University of Waterloo
contact email: 

Call for Papers
Rhetorical Figures in Computational Argument Studies

for Argument and Computation


For a special issue of Argument and Computation on Rhetorical Figures in Computational Argument Studies, we seek papers on the detection, classification, and use of rhetorical figures in argument studies, in ways either executed or facilitated by computers.

Submissions should not exceed 10,000 words and should be submitted with an abstract of no more than 250 words. Argument and Computation is published by IOS Press, and submission templates can be found on its website: www.iospress.nl.


Complete submission drafts are due by 1 December 2016

Please send your submission by email to either of the special-issue editors:

Randy Harris, Professor

Rhetoric, Linguistics, Communication Design

English Language and Literature

University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON Canada


Chrysanne Di Marco, Associate Professor

Artificial Intelligence Group

Cheriton School of Computer Science

University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON Canada



If submissions are found suitable for further consideration, they will be subjected to rigorous double-blind peer review by independent, anonymous referees.

Argument & Computation (A&C) is a world-leading journal focusing on the interaction and cross-fertilisation between the fields of argumentation theory and computer science.  Its readership includes scholars and practitioners from the fields artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, computer science, logic, philosophy, argumentation theory, psychology, cognitive science, game theory, and economics. It is abstracted and indexed by British Library Inside, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, EBSCO Databases and Scopus.


Note: While there is no official abstract deadline, since we do not want to indicate acceptance (or rejection) in even a quasi-formal way on the basis of a prospectus, the editors are more than happy to receive abstracts or preliminary drafts at any time up to 1 November 2016.