Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Engineering Design







Office 1 (104)Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Rago, A and Toni, F and Aurisicchio, M and Baroni, P},
publisher = {AAAI},
title = {Discontinuity-free decision support with quantitative argumentation debates},
url = {},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - IBIS (Issue Based Information System) provides a widelyadopted approach for knowledge representation especiallysuitable for the challenging task of representing wicked decisionproblems. While many tools for visualisation and collaborativedevelopment of IBIS graphs are available, automateddecision support in this context is still underdeveloped, eventhough it would benefit several applications. QuAD (QuantitativeArgumentation Debate) frameworks are a recently proposedIBIS-based formalism encompassing automated decisionsupport by means of an algorithm for quantifying thestrength of alternative decision options, based on aggregationof the strength of their attacking and supporting arguments.The initially proposed aggregation method, however, maygive rise to discontinuities. In this paper we propose a novel,discontinuity-free algorithm for computing the strength of decisionoptions in QuAD frameworks. We prove that this algorithmfeatures several desirable properties and we comparethe two aggregation methods, showing that both may be appropriatein the context of different application scenarios.
AU - Rago,A
AU - Toni,F
AU - Aurisicchio,M
AU - Baroni,P
PY - 2016///
TI - Discontinuity-free decision support with quantitative argumentation debates
UR -
ER -