Matthew South

Matt has a degree in Engineering Mathematics from Bristol University, a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of the West of England and five years commercial experience developing web-delivered workflow applications.

After working in a clinical trials centre for two years, he joined ACL in July 2005 to work on the EU 6th framework ASPIC project (Argumentation Service Platform with Integrated Components). At the conclusion of the ASPIC project he moved to Oxford in October 2007 to coordinate the software development effort for COSSAC.


  • Fox J, Glasspool DW, Grecu D, Modgil S, South M, Patkar V. Argumentation-based Inference and Decision-Making - A Medical Perspective. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22 (6): 34-41. Nov/Dec 2007.
  • Carlos Chesnevar, Jarred McGinnis, Sanjay Modgil, Iyad Rahwan, Chris Reed, Guillermo Simari, Matthew South, Gerard Vreeswijk, Steven Willmott. Towards an Argument Interchange Format. Knowledge Engineering Review, 21:4 293-316, 2006.
  • Matthew South, Gerard Vreeswijk, John Fox. Dungine: A Java Argumentation Engine. Computational Models of Argument, proceedings of COMMA08, Ph. Besnard et al (Eds.) IOS Press 2008.