EWGDSS & GDN-INFORMS Joint International conference, Toulouse 2014: GDN2014 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS



Joint International Conference

INFORMS GDN Section & the EURO Working Group on DSS

Special Focus: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0

Toulouse, June 10th-13th 2014

The GDN Section of INFORMS and the EURO Working Group on DSS are organizing the GDN2014 international conference to be held in Toulouse, France, at University Toulouse 1 Capitole, IRIT


Group decision and negotiation focuses on complex and self-organizing processes that constitute multiparticipant, multicriteria, ill-structured, dynamic, and often evolutionary problems. Major approaches include: (1) applied game theory, experiment and social choice, (2) cognitive and behavioral sciences as applied to group decision and negotiation, (3) conflict analysis and resolution (4) software, specifically group decision support systems (GDSS), negotiation support systems (GDNSS) and more generally decision support systems (DSS), (5) artificial intelligence, and (6) management science as related to group decision-making. Many research initiatives combine two or more of these fields.


Full papers (6-8 pages) must be
submitted via the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in
the Springer Lecture Notes Business Information   Processing

Guidelines for submissions are available at http://www.springer.com/series/7911


Short papers (4-6 pages) posters (1 page) and late full papers (6-8 pages) may also be submitted on line. If accepted, they will be published in the proceedings at University Toulouse 1 Capitole (UT1C). Invited papers, from the UT1C proceedings, could be, after the conference, be published in several special issues.

In defining the domain of group decision and negotiation, the term “group” is interpreted to comprise all multiplayer contexts. Thus, organizational decision support systems providing organization-wide support are included. Group decision and negotiation refers to the whole process or flow of activities relevant to reaching a group decision, and not merely to the final choice – aspects of the process in group decision and negotiation include scanning, communication and information sharing, problem definition (representation) and evolution, alternative generation, and social-emotional interaction. Deblockedive, preblockedive, normative, and design viewpoints are all of interest. Thus, Group Decision and Negotiation deals broadly with relation and coordination in group processes.

Areas of application include, among others, intraorganizational 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, interorganizational negotiations (including negotiations among businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, and joint ventures), intercultural negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc. See the Journal Group Decision and Negotiation for further illustrations of the scope of the field of Group Decision and Negotiation.

Exemples of Themes and Areas of Interest:

Technological Foundations   

– Distributed GDN Technologies

– Virtual Worlds and Environments for GDN

– Artificial Intelligence (AI) Methods in GDN

– Multi-Agent Systems

– E-negotiation Systems

Methodological & Theoretical Foundations

– CATNAPS: Connectedness And Technology for Negotiation And Problem Solving

– Game Theory

– Social Choice Theory

– Bargaining Theory

– Collaboration Engineering

– Multi-Criteria Decision Making

– Conflict Analysis and Resolution

– Design Approaches for Collaboration and Negotiation Systems

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Group Decision & Negotiation

– Cross-Cultural and International Group Decisions and Negotiations

– Impact, Adoption and Evaluation of GDN Technologies and Approaches

– Language in GDN

– Emotion in GDN

– Creativity in GDN

– Family conflict resolution

– Facilitation

– Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience

– Participatory decision-making in communities

– E-Democracy

Applications of Group Decision & Negotiation

– Environment- Business

– Policy

– Diplomacy and International Relationship

– Education and Training

– Water and Natural Resources

– Sustainability

Submissions on line: http://www.irit.fr/gdn2014

Important Dates

  • Submissions of full papers: December 9th 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance of full papers: January 10th 2014
  • Revisions of full accepted papers: February 10th 2014
  • Submissions of late full papers, short papers and posters: February 10th 2014
  • Doctoral Consortium: June 10th 2014
  • Conference: June 11th-13th 2014

General Chairs

  • Melvin F Shakun, New York University, USA
  • Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid, Laurier University, Canada

EWG-DSS co-chairs

  • Fatima Dargam, SimTech, Austria
  • Rita Ribeiro, UNINOVA, Portugal

Program Chair

  • Pascale Zaraté, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

Organizing Chair

  • Frédéric Amblard, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France
  • Guy Camilleri, Paul Sabatier University, France
  • Daouda Kamissoko, University Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

About ewgdss

The EWG-DSS is a Working Group on Decision Support Systems within EURO, the Association of the European Operational Research Societies. The main purpose of the EWG-DSS is to establish a platform for encouraging state-of-the-art high quality research and collaboration work within the DSS community. Other aims of the EWG-DSS are to: - Encourage the exchange of information among practitioners, end-users, and researchers in the area of Decision Systems. - Enforce the networking among the DSS communities available and facilitate activities that are essential for the start-up of international cooperation research and projects. - Facilitate professional academic and industrial opportunities for its members. - Favour the development of innovative models, methods and tools in the field Decision Support and related areas. - Actively promote the interest on Decision Systems in the scientific community by organizing dedicated workshops, seminars, mini-conferences and conference streams in major conferences, as well as editing special and contributed issues in relevant scientific journals.
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