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InterNeg Newsletter
October 2004

Over the last few weeks we have discussed how best we can share information that does not appear in a working papers or meeting announcement. After a few cups of coffee and other drinks the idea of a news letter came about. Eva Chen agreed to be the Newsletter's first Editor. She is eger to work and--as she wrote-- "share the wonderful strives that each member contribute to this project. Our dedication, hard-work and insights should not be unnoticed."
     Because I was a little slow with writing the opening note, Eva decided not to wait any longer and wrote the following paragpraph for me:
    I invite you to send Eva Chen ( any news that you wish to announce on InterNeg. Eva looks forward to publishing your material on this segment of the website. We hope future issues will include highlights from all parties interested in e-negotiation research.
Needless to say I absolutely agree with all that Eva wrote! -- Gregory Kersten


Collaboration at JMSB

Hsiangchu Lai (visiting professor) from National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Jesus Rios (visiting Ph.D. candidate) from Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain and Lutz Limburg (visiting Master student) from Karlsruhe University, Germany, they are collaborating on different e-negotiation projects at John Molson School of Business.
    Hsiangchu is working on analysis involving experiments in Austria, Canada and Taiwan. Jesus is developing negotiation models for participatory budgets. Lutz is building a framework to compare auction and negotiation systems.
    And when our visitors do not work they like to party and to organize feasts. This picture was taken just before we all ate a very drunken chicken which was created by Hsiangchu.


Recent Graduates

Stefan Strecker defended his Ph.D. thesis with summa cum laude in June 2004 and graduated laude from the Department of Economics and Business Engineering at the Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH) in Karlsruhe, Germany. Stefan is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the SSHRC INE project "Electronic negotiations, media, and transactions in socioeconomic interactions" at the John Molson School of Business.
    Jinbaek Kim received his Ph.D. in summer 2004 in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California-Berkeley. His thesis was on "Automation of negotiations in e-business: Framework, protocol, and system". He joins the InterNeg team as a postdoctoral fellow and is working on the Invite project with Stefan, Ka Pong Law and Shikui Wu from the University of Ottawa.
     Eva Chen graduated with a M.Sc. degree summer 2004 from John Molson School of Business. Eva is continuing her studies as a Ph.D. student this fall at the same school.
      Dirk Neumann completed his Ph.D. in summer 2004 at the Institute of Information Engineering and Management, Universitaet Karlsruhe where he is currently a postdoctoral fellow.


Banff Meeting Success

Thanks to the help of faculty members, collaborators and students involved this mid-term meeting in Banff Alberta was a success. We met to share ideas about our different projects, views on the direction of e-negotiation research and opinions on the spectacular Banff scenery. In addition, we generated a collaborative mid-term report on all of our projects.
     Special mention to Norma Paradis. As our project manager, she went out of her way to make sure that every detail of the meeting was taken care of, and everyone had adequate lodging and food.

Concordia University (Montreal), the University of Ottawa and Carleton University (Ottawa)
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