International Learned Institute of Argumentation Studies - Pragma-dialectical Research and Education

ISSA 2022


From 28 June to 1 July 2022, the 10th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will be held. This time not in Amsterdam, but at Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang, China. Zhenjiang is a city attractive to tourists situated near Nanjing (ca. 1-hour train-ride) and not far from Shanghai (ca. 2-hours train-ride). The latter two cities can be easily reached by international flights. For those who want to spend time in either of these two big cities before or after the ISSA Conference more touristic information will be provided later.

The aim of the ISSA conference is, as always, to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory. The Planning Committee consists of Frans van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Ton van Haaften, and Wu Peng The keynote speakers are:

  • Isabela Fairclough (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
  • Robert Rowland (University of Kansas, US)
  • Christopher Tindale (University of Windsor, Canada)

The planning committee of the 10th ISSA Conference invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part. Among the conference themes are:

Argument schemes

Argumentation and cognitive studies

Argumentation and discourse analysis

Argumentation and epistemology

Argumentation and rhetoric

Argumentation structures

Argumentative patterns

Argumentative strategies

Argumentative styles

Empirical research of argumentation


Visual argumentation

Argumentation and culture

Argumentation in a legal context

Argumentation in a medical context

Argumentation in an academic context

Argumentation in a political context

Argumentation in AI

Argumentation in debate

Argumentation in the media Intercultural argumentation

Interpersonal argumentation  

Multimodal argumentation

Religious argumentation

Call for papers and important dates

All argumentation scholars interested in giving a presentation at the 10th ISSA Conference are requested to send a short abstract of their paper (ca. 400 words) and 5 keywords to the Planning Committee. The abstract should contain a provisional title of the paper and a brief description of its content. It should also clearly indicate to which conference theme the paper is related. The Planning Committee’s e-mail address is:

1 November 2021       Deadline abstract submissions

1 May 2022                 End of early bird registration

28 June-1 July 2022    10th ISSA Conference in Zhenjiang, China

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