Group Decision & Negotiation 2010

lunes, 4 de enero de 2010

Group Decision & Negotiation 2010
Call for papers

Delft, The Netherlands
21-24 June 2010

Group Decision & Negotiation 2010, the 11th annual meeting in the GDN sequence, will take place in Delft, The Netherlands. The joint conference of the INFORMS Section on Group Decision & Negotiation and the EURO Working Groups on Decision and Negotiation Support and Group Decision Support Systems will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners in the field of Group Decision & Negotiation, bringing together researchers from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The conference will be hosted by Delft University of Technology, situated in the beautiful medieval town of Delft.

Aims & Scope
The field of Group Decision and Negotiation focuses on complex, self-organizing processes that can be seen to constitute multi-participant, multi-criteria, ill-structured, dynamic, and often evolutionary problems. Major themes within GDN include (1) software, specifically Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) and Negotiation Support Systems (NSS), (2) artificial intelligence, (3) management science, (4) information science & technology, and (5) cognitive and behavioral sciences. Many research initiatives combine two or more of these themes.

Areas of application include intra-organizational coordination (as in operations management and integrated design, production, finance, marketing, and distribution, including coordination of all phases of the product life cycle), computer supported collaborative work and meetings, computer-supported negotiations including internet-supported negotiations and negotiating agents, labor-management negotiations, inter-organizational negotiations (including negotiations between or among businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, and joint ventures), intercultural negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc.

We invite submissions that present Group Decision & Negotiation research focusing on the development, application and evaluation of concepts, theories, methods and techniques. We are interested in studies in real organizational settings and laboratory situations using a variety of research approaches.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following themes and areas of interest:

Technological Foundations, for example:
· Distributed GDN Technologies
· Virtual worlds and environments for GDN
· AI methods in GDN
· Multi-agent systems
· E-negotiation systems

Methodological & Theoretical Foundations, for example:
· Game theory
· Social Choice theory
· Bargaining theory
· Collaboration Engineering
· Multi-Criteria Decision Making
· Design approaches for collaboration and negotiation systems

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Group Decision & Negotiation, for example:
· Cross-cultural and international Group Decisions and Negotiations
· Impact, adoption and evaluation of GDN technologies and approaches
· Language in GDN
· Creativity in GDN
· Emotion in GDN
· Facilitation

Applications of Group Decision & Negotiation, for example in
· Business
· Policy
· Education
· Military

Special Track: Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation (HUCOM)
GDN2010 will host a special track for original and unpublished papers on Human Factors and Computational Models in Negotiation. Papers describing novel ideas and applications in all areas related to human factors and computational models in negotiation, preference elicitation, recommendations, or group decision are of interest.

For more information on HUCOM, see or contact Catholijn Jonker at

Special Event: Doctoral Consortium
GDN2010 will host a Doctoral Consortium. The consortium will offer PhD researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research progress with other students and faculty. Consortium participants will receive feedback and suggestions regarding their research. Participating faculty will engage in discussions on academic research in GDN and the academic community in general. The GDN2010 Consortium will be held on 21 June, just before the conference.

PhD researchers are invited to submit a short paper that gives an overview of their research. The paper should be limited to 6,000 words, and include the following: problem statement, research question(s), literature review, theoretical/technical model or framework, research method, preliminary findings, and planning.

For more information on the Doctoral Consortium, please contact:
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha,
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology,

Types of contributions
Prospective authors are invited to submit research contributions representing ongoing or completed work. Authors can submit abstracts, full papers, session proposals, and panel proposals:
· Abstracts provide a summary of ongoing or completed research and are no more than 1,500 words in length.
· Full papers provide a detailed account of completed research and are no more than 6,000 words in length.
· Session proposals group three papers (either abstracts or full papers) that address a GDN-relevant theme. The proposal briefly outlines the theme of the session and lists the abstracts and/or papers with titles and authors. The actual abstracts and papers are submitted separately.
· Panel proposals describe the key issue of the panel, the way in which the panel will be structured, and list (potential) panelists. Panel proposals are no more than 2,000 words in length.

The program committee will review all submissions. The GDN 2010 Proceedings will include all accepted abstracts, papers, and panels. Full paper submissions will be considered for a special issue in the journal Group Decision & Negotiation, based on an additional round of reviews.

Submissions to GDN and the Doctoral Consortium can be made at

Submissions for the special HUCOM track should be made at:

Important dates

1 February 2010: Deadline for all abstracts and sessions proposals
1 March 2010: Deadline for papers, panel proposals, and doctoral consortium papers
1 April 2010: Communication of referees' decisions
1 May 2010: Hotel Registration deadline
1 May 2010: Early Registration deadline
1 May 2010: Final versions of accepted contributions due for inclusion in proceedings
21 June 2010 Conference begins
21 June 2010 Doctoral Consortium
22-24 June 2010 Paper & Panel presentations

Conference officers

General chairs
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
Melvin F. Shakun, New York University

Program chair
Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Program chair HUCOM Track
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology

Organizing chairs
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology

Doctoral consortium chairs
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology

Program Committee

Fran Ackermann, University of Strathclyde
Adiel Almeida, Federal University of Pernambuco
Deepinder Bajwa, Western Washington University
Imed Boughzala, National Institute of Telecommunications-France
Robert Briggs, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jim Bryant, Sheffield Hallam University
Tung Bui, University of Hawaii
Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi University
Joao Paulo Costa, University of Coimbra
Colin Eden, University of Strathclyde
Jamshid Etezadi, Concordia University
Raimo Hamalainen, Helsinki University of Technology
Koen Hindriks, Delft University of Technology
Matthias Jarke, Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Catholijn Jonker, Delft University of Technology
Gregory Kersten, Concordia University
Ozgur Kibris, Sabanci University
D. Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University
Des Klass, Curtin university of Technology
Sabine Koeszegi, University of Vienna
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology
Igor Mayer, Delft University of Technology
Hannu Nurmi, University of Turku
Amer Obeidi, University of Waterloo
Roni Reiter-Palmon, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Ahti Salo, Helsinki University of Technology
Bill Samuelson, Boston University
Mareike Schoop, University of Höhenheim
Melvin Shakun, New York University
Ofir Turel, California State University
Rudolf Vetschera, University of Vienna
Christof Weinhardt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Andrzej Wierzbicki, National Institute of Telecommunications-Poland
Yufei Yuan, McMaster University
Pascale Zaraté, Université Paul Sabatier
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University

Dr. Gert-Jan de Vreede
Frederic W. Kayser Chaired Professor
Director, Center for Collaboration Science

Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis
College of Information Science & Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha

phone: +1.402.554.2026
fax: +1.402.554.3400
Room 285B

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