ArgMining 2020
December 13, colocated with COLING 2020 in Barcelona, Spain

Call for papers

ArgMining 2020 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of argument mining.

Suggested topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Automatic identification of argument components (premises and conclusions or more fine-grained), and relations between arguments and counterarguments (support and attack or more fine-grained) in as well as across documents;
- Automatic assessment of properties of arguments and argumentation, such as argumentation schemes, stance, quality, and persuasiveness;
- Automatic synthesis of arguments and their components, including the consideration of discourse goals (e.g., stages of a critical discussion or rhetorical strategies) and the possibly needed preceding analyses;
- Creation and evaluation of argument annotation schemes, relationships to linguistic and discourse annotations, (semi-) automatic argument annotation methods and tools, and creation of argumentation corpora;
- Management of spoken and transcribed dialogue, argument mining from such data, including additional challenges posed by real-time processing;
- Combination of NLP methods and AI models developed for argumentation, such as abstract and structured argumentation frameworks;
- Combination of information retrieval methods with AM, e.g.  in order to build the next generation of argumentative (web) search engines;
- Use of AM for research from the social sciences, digital humanities, and related fields;
- Real-world applications, including argument web search, opinion analysis in customer reviews, argument analysis in meetings, and applications in specific domains, such as education, law, and scientific writing.


Submission due: September 4, 2020 September 11, 2020 *** DEADLINE EXTENDED ***
Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2020 October 18, 2020
Camera-ready papers due: July 11, 2020 November 1, 2020
Workshop: September 14, 2020  December 13, 2020

All deadlines are 11:59PM UTC-12:00 ("anywhere on Earth").

Submission Information

- Three types of papers can be submitted: Long papers (8 pages + references), short papers (4 pages + references), and demo papers (4 pages + references). Demo papers must include a URL to a running demo. Accepted papers will be given an additional page to account for the reviewers' comments. All papers will be treated equally in the workshop proceedings.
- Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system: Submit your paper.
- All paper submissions must use the official COLING 2020 style templates

The workshop is running a double-blind review process. In preparing your manuscript, do not include any information which could reveal your identity, or that of your co-authors. The title section of your manuscript should not contain any author names, email addresses, or affiliation status. If you do include any author names on the title page, your submission will be automatically rejected. In the body of your submission, you should eliminate all direct references to your own previous work. That is, avoid phrases such as "this contribution generalizes our results for XYZ". Also, please do not disproportionately cite your own previous work. In other words, make your submission as anonymous as possible. We need your cooperation in our effort to maintain a fair, double-blind reviewing process - and to consider all submissions equally.

As COLING 2020, ArgMining will adhere to the policies and guidelines for submission, review and citation, recently released by the ACL. Submissions that violate any of these policies will be rejected without review.

Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues should indicate this at submission time. Upon acceptance at either event, the submission must be withdrawn from the other. To save reviewers efforts, avoid submitting (or withdraw early) papers that are on track to be accepted elsewhere.

Findings of EMNLP

We invite authors with papers accepted in the Findings of EMNLP 2020 to present their work at the ArgMining 2020 workshop. We welcome submissions in all aspects of Argument Mining, but we are also open to submissions on related topics that might be relevant to the workshop.
Papers in EMNLP format can be sent to the organizers by email to: or
Deadline: October 22, 11:59PM UTC-12:00
Submissions will be lightly reviewed for fit. As per the COLING workshop guidelines, registration to COLING 2020 is required for the presenter.