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An Argumentation-based Perspective over the Social IoT

Marco Lippi, Marco Mamei, Stefano Mariani, Franco Zambonelli
The crucial role played by social interactions be- tween smart objects in the Internet of Things is being rapidly recognized by initiatives such as the Social Internet of Things (SIoT). In this work, we build upon the recently introduced framework of Speaking Objects – “things” interacting through argumentation – to show how different forms of human dialogue naturally fit cooperation and coordination requirements of the SIoT. There in fact, speaking objects exchange arguments in order to seek for information, negotiate over an issue, persuade others, deliberate actions, and so on, namely, striving to reach consensus about the state of affairs and their (shared) goals. Thus, we illustrate how argumentation naturally enables such a form of conversational coordination through practical examples.
Keywords: Speaking Objects, Argumentation, Internet of Things, Social IoT, Coordination
Journal of Internet of Things, 2017.
Giancarlo Fortino, Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, Mengchu Zhou, Zakirual Alam Bhuiyan, Jianqiang Li, A.M. Goscinski, Sourav Bhattacharya (eds.), IEEE
Special Issue on Social IoT
@article{,
	year = 2017,
	keywords = {Speaking Objects, Argumentation, Internet of Things, Social IoT, Coordination},
	pdf-local = {manuscript.pdf},
	status = {Accepted with revision},
	venue_list = {--},
	editor = {Fortino, Giancarlo and Mehedi Hassan, Mohammad and Zhou, Mengchu and Alam Bhuiyan, Zakirual and Li, Jianqiang and Goscinski, A.M. and Bhattacharya, Sourav},
	publisher = {IEEE},
	journal = {Journal of Internet of Things},
	author = {Lippi, Marco and Mamei, Marco and Mariani, Stefano and Zambonelli, Franco},
	title = {An Argumentation-based Perspective over the Social IoT},
	abstract = {The crucial role played by social interactions be- tween smart objects in the Internet of Things is being rapidly recognized by initiatives such as the Social Internet of Things (SIoT). In this work, we build upon the recently introduced framework of Speaking Objects – “things” interacting through argumentation – to show how different forms of human dialogue naturally fit cooperation and coordination requirements of the SIoT. There in fact, speaking objects exchange arguments in order to seek for information, negotiate over an issue, persuade others, deliberate actions, and so on, namely, striving to reach consensus about the state of affairs and their (shared) goals. Thus, we illustrate how argumentation naturally enables such a form of conversational coordination through practical examples.
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