Mixed-Initiative Argumentation: Group Decision Support in Medicine

  • Chee Fon Chang
  • Andrew Miller
  • Aditya Ghose
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)


This paper identifies ways in which traditional approaches to argumentation can be modified to meet the needs of practical group decision support. Three specific modifications are proposed. Firstly, a framework for accrual-based argumentation is presented. Second, a framework for outcome-driven decision rationale management is proposed that permits a novel conception of mixed-initiative argumentation. The framework is evaluated in the context of group decision support in medicine.


Abstract Argumentation System Group Decision Support Knowledge Management System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chee Fon Chang
    • 1
  • Andrew Miller
    • 2
  • Aditya Ghose
    • 1
  1. 1.Decision Systems Lab and Centre for Oncology Informatics, School of Computer Science & Software EnggUniversity of WollongongAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Oncology Informatics, Illawarra Health and Medical Research InstituteUniversity of WollongongAustralia

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