Serena Villata

Current Position

I am a member of the SPARKS-WIMMICS Research Team.

Since October 2015, I'm a researcher (CR1) at CNRS. I defended my HDR (habilitation) in July 2018.
I am affiliated with the I3S research centre in Sophia Antipolis (France).

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Argumentation Mining

Artificial Intelligence and Law

Computational Linguistics

Semantic Web

Upcoming Events and Awards

pdfNewspaper articles on cyberbullying events detection: Nice Matin, Le Point, 20 Minutes.

pdfEarly Career Spotlight Talk at the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence IJCAI-2018: Artificial Argumentation for Humans, July 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.

pdfLaureat de Prix d'Excellence d'Universite Cote d'Azur - Prix Innovation (November 2017), Prix Scientifique (December 2018).


pdf EIT Digital project CREEP (2018-2019): CybeRbullying EffEcts Prevention.

pdf DGA RAPID CONFIRMA project (2019-2021): COntre argumeNtation contre les Fausses InfoRMAtions.

pdf INRIA project (2018-2021): Justifying Machine Decisions through Argumentation and Semantics.

pdf H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project MIREL (2016-2019): Mining and Reasoning with Legal Texts.

pdf Joint Research Team with Heron Lab SEEMPAD (2014-2016): analyzing and measuring emotions during argumentative interactions.

pdf CARNOT Project together with VigiGlobe (2014-2015): Natural Language Argumentation on Twitter: Retrieval of Argumentative Structures and Reasoning

pdf ANR Project DataLift (2010-2014): modeling access rights and licenses in the Web of Data.


pdf Scientific Committee of the DFG-funded priority program Robust Argumentation Machines (RATIO), Germany.

pdf Management Committee Member for France for the EU project COST Action CA17132 European network for argumentation and public policy analysis, nominated by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation.

pdf Steering Committee of COMMA (Computational Models of Arguments)

pdf Steering Committee of JURIX (Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems)

pdf Steering Committee of PRIMA (Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems)

pdf Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Artificial Intelligence and Law" and of the journal "Argument and Computation"

pdfMember of the CA of the AFIA Association (Association Francaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle) -- 2017-2020


pdf NoDE: a Benchmark of Natural Language Arguments

pdf ArgREC: Argumentation for Requirements Reconciliation

pdf Licentia: a Tool for Supporting Users in Data Licensing on the Web of Data.

pdf SHI3LD: Context-Aware Authorization for Graph Stores.

pdf RDF-LICENSES: A Dataset of Licenses for Data.