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Argumentation Support Systems for eParticipation

This research workshop was held on 5th March 2007 in Berlin. It was organised by Fraunhofer FOKUS, with support from Alastair Renton and Ann Macintosh at ITC. The workshop was part of the Demo-net project.

The workshop was concerned with Argumentation Support Systems and Discourse Analysis techniques for eParticipation. As governments seek to consult their citizens over matters of policy, it becomes increasingly important that citizens receive the relevant information in a medium that they can, and will, want to use in forming their opinion upon consultative issues. Argumentation Support Systems and Discourse Analysis techniques show promise in encouraging eParticipation, with the potential to help citizens participate effectively, and to facilitate dialogues that are inclusive, transparent and fair.

More about the workshop from the Demo-net website

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