The 6th Summer School on Argumentation: Connecting Argumentation (SSA 2024) will take place from 12th to 15th of September 2024 at FernUniversität in Hagen (Hagen, Germany). The school is co-located with the 10th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2024).

It is the sixth event in the series of Summer Schools on Argumentation. Previous editions took place in Dundee, Scotland (2014), Potsdam, Germany (2016), Warsaw, Poland (2018), Perugia, Italy (2020) and Cardiff, Wales (2022).

The main aim of SSA 2024 is to provide attendees with a solid foundation in the basics of formal argumentation as well as insights into applying formal argumentation and connections with other approaches in AI.

The school welcomes both students and researchers in different fields not limited to argumentation, including e.g. non-monotonic reasoning, knowledge representation, logic programming, linguistics, natural language processing, philosophy, and psychology, just to mention a few of them.

The program will include courses and a doctoral consortium. The doctoral consortium is a mentoring program bringing together PhD students and senior researchers in formal argumentation. Please find more info here. Moreover, participants are encouraged to join the student program co-organized by OHAAI.


For questions and comments to the organizers please contact the SSA organizers Jesse Heyninck and AnneMarie Borg.


The Summer School on Argumentation 2024 will host a Doctoral Consortium, together with OHAAI. With this Doctoral Consortium we aim to bring together PhD students and senior researchers. The aims of the consortium are:

  • to promote contact among PhD students and more senior researchers;
  • to support students with information and advice on academic, research, and industrial careers.

PhD-students who have a specific research proposal and/or preliminary research results and have sufficient time before completing their PhD-trajectory are invited to submit an application consisting of:

  • a 1 page summary of their research, including a plan for the remainder of their PhD,
  • a short curriculum vitae,
  • optionally: suggestions on senior researchers with similar research interests.
The submission website will open soon. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2024.