Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 1104m.aurisicchio




780City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Baroni, P and Romano, M and Toni, F and Aurisicchio, M and Bertanza, G},
doi = {10.1080/19462166.2014.1001791},
journal = {Argument and Computation},
pages = {24--49},
title = {Automatic evaluation of design alternatives with quantitative argumentation},
url = {},
volume = {6},
year = {2015}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This paper presents a novel argumentation framework to support Issue-Based Information System style debates on design alternatives, by providing an automatic quantitative evaluation of the positions put forward. It also identifies several formal properties of the proposed quantitative argumentation framework and compares it with existing non-numerical abstract argumentation formalisms. Finally, the paper describes the integration of the proposed approach within the design Visual Understanding Environment software tool along with three case studies in engineering design. The case studies show the potential for a competitive advantage of the proposed approach with respect to state-of-the-art engineering design methods.
AU - Baroni,P
AU - Romano,M
AU - Toni,F
AU - Aurisicchio,M
AU - Bertanza,G
DO - 10.1080/19462166.2014.1001791
EP - 49
PY - 2015///
SN - 1946-2166
SP - 24
TI - Automatic evaluation of design alternatives with quantitative argumentation
T2 - Argument and Computation
UR -
UR -
VL - 6
ER -