On the Development of Web-Based Argumentative Collaboration Support Systems

  • Manolis Tzagarakis
  • Nikos Karousos
  • Nikos Karacapilidis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5736)


Advanced argumentative collaboration support systems can rarely be found in today’s World Wide Web. This can be partially justified by the fact that the current Web environment - its users and available data - differs significantly from the environments in which these systems were traditionally developed and used. Efforts to bring such systems to the Web must carefully consider how these need to change in order to be effective in the new environment. In this paper, we present how such concerns have been addressed in CoPe_it!, a tool that supports argumentative collaboration on the Web. Preliminary evaluation results show that the tool succeeds in meeting the challenges of today’s Web environment without compromising its effectiveness.


argumentative collaboration incremental formalization Web-based systems CoPe_it! 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manolis Tzagarakis
    • 1
  • Nikos Karousos
    • 1
  • Nikos Karacapilidis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Academic Computer Technology InstitutePatrasGreece
  2. 2.IMIS Lab, MEADUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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