Combined Argumentation and Simulation to Support Decision

Example to Assess the Attractiveness of a Change in Agriculture
  • Rallou Thomopoulos
  • Bernard Moulin
  • Laurent Bedoussac
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10351)


Although modeling argument structures is helpful to make involved parties understand the pros and cons of an issue and the context of each other’s positions, stakeholders have no means to anticipate the impacts of adopting the debated solutions, let alone to compare them. This is where using simulation approaches would greatly enrich the deliberation process. This paper introduces an approach combining argumentation and simulation. We consider a case study in which both are used to assess and compare cultural options available to farmers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rallou Thomopoulos
    • 1
  • Bernard Moulin
    • 2
  • Laurent Bedoussac
    • 3
  1. 1.INRA UMR IATE/INRIA GraphIKMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Laval UniversityQuebecCanada
  3. 3.ENSFEA/INRA, UMR AGIRToulouseFrance

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