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Argumentation service platform with integrated components

Objective

ASPIC is focused on knowledge-based services for the Information Society, based on semantically rich logic formalisms called argumentation systems. Over the last ten years, interest in argumentation has expanded dramatically, driven in part by theoretical advances but also by successful demonstrations of a wide range of practical applications. Initially, ASPIC will develop a common framework to underpin the services that are emerging as core functions of the argumentation paradigm. These include reasoning, decision-making, learning and communication.

The end goal is a suite of software components based on this framework and a development platform for integrating these components with knowledge (e.g. semantic web) resources and legacy systems. ASPIC will provide a sound basis for discussions of technical standards. ASPIC stresses the need to establish a formal foundation to support the creation, deployment and validation of practical argumentation systems and the core components will be developed using rigorous software engineering techniques.

The consortium includes partners experienced in using argumentation systems in eHealth, eCommerce and eGovernment applications and these domains will provide practical domains for testing and validating technology components. Towards the end of the project, the complete ASPIC platform will be used to demonstrate a large-scale application in knowledge management for product development. The consortium includes leading European researchers and experienced industrial partners with unrivalled technical competence and track records.

The deliverables of the project will include contributions to basic research, sound and scalable software, and innovative applications. The main body of the work is centred on the Priority Thematic Area "Information Society technologies", objective 2.3.1.7 "Semantic-based knowledge systems" in particular, and will also make a significant contribution to the goals of 2.3.1.11. "eHealth".

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SINGKIOULAR LOTZIK ANONYMI ETAIRIAPLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON & EFARMOGON
Address
Odos Panagouli & Siniosoglou
14234 N. Ionia
Greece

Participants (8)

BROOKLYN COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
2900 Bedford Avenue
NY 11210 New York
CANCER RESEARCH UK
United Kingdom
Address
61 Lincolns Inn Fields
WC2A 3PX London
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Abercromby Square
L69 3BX Liverpool
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI, FAKULTETA ZA RACUNALNISTVO IN INFORMATIKO
Slovenia
Address
Trzaska Cesta 25
1000 Ljubljana
ZEUS CONSULTING S.A.
Greece
Address
Trade Centre Georgiou A Square - Riga Feraiou 93 St.
26221 Patras