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Seminar by Dr Naeem Janjua


Realization of Argumentation-driven Reasoning in Information Systems

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Date: 2 October 2014,

Time: 12:15pm - 13:15pm

Venue: Univeristy of New South Wales UNSW@ Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA)


Today, humans are extremely dependent on software applications to facilitate the process of decision-making in different aspects of life, such as disease diagnosis in health care, achieving business intelligence (BI) in enterprises, receiving product recommendations for purchases in e-commerce etc. Traditional information systems are inflexible in responding to dynamic situations and lack the ability to make judgments. Humans, however, often have the capacity to make decisions even in situations where the information is deficient and/or contradictory. In order to realize human style reasoning in information systems that transforms incomplete and/or contradictory information into useful knowledge, argumentation based approaches are a strong contender. Argumentation is the practice of systematic conscious reasoning involving the construction and evaluation of arguments to justify or support a particular conclusion.

In this seminar, Dr Janjua will discuss and categorize the existing argumentation-based frameworks and applications as either philosophical or logic-based, and provide critical analysis that emphasizes the structure of arguments and the interactions between them. He will also compare the frameworks and applications of argumentation-based approaches on Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web, and highlights the importance and challenges of attaining monological argumentation on the Semantic Web


Dr Naeem Khalid Janjua is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at School of Business, UNSW, Canberra. He received MS degree in Information Technology from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan; and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, in 2013. He has published an authored book, a book chapter, and various articles in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. His areas of active research are knowledge representation and reasoning, enterprise knowledge management, modelling and automation of business processes and Big Data analytics. He works actively in the domain of making informed business decisions (business intelligence) in logistics through the use of Web-based intelligent decision support systems. He is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Computer System Science and Engineering (IJCSSE) and International Journal of Intelligent systems (IJEIS). He has more than 5 years of experience in logistics information system’s design and development in various business environments.

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