This year has been and is continuing to be a year of student collaboration within the e-negotiation project. New ideas and experiments are emerging as a result of fresh perspective brought from different areas. Here are some descriptions of projects:
In mid May, It was a pleasure to have Eva-Maria Psendorfer, from the University of Vienna, visit us in Montreal (picture on the left). She presented as part of the Finexin Workshop in Ottawa and is collaborating with Vivi Nastase, University of Ottawa, on a project entitled "Machine learning and pattern recognition in e-negotiations". We look forward to Eva-Maria's return in September to continue this study.
In late May, Eva Chen left Montreal to learn about e-market engineering and investigate channels for collaboration at the Institute of Information Engineering and Management, Karlsruhe University. Since her return, she has not stop praising Dirk Neumann and Christof Weinhardt for their hospitality. Wow, maybe we should all go to Karlsruhe! Eva is currently working with Ilka Weber (from Karlsruhe University) on "Factors that influence the adoption of auction systems", using the Meet2Trade auction platform and supervised by Dirk Neumann and Christof Weinhardt.
In June, Stefanie Rinderle from the University of Ulm, Germany, joined the project as a post doctoral fellow. She is collaborating with Morad Benyoucef on "Modeling e-negotiation processes within a service-oriented architecture" and will present this on August 17th, 2005 at 10:00am in Vanier 137, Univeristy of Ottawa. Her efforts in the e-negotiation project already include one publication submitted to the WISE 2005 Conference and one journal publication in preparation for submission to GDN Special issue on e-democracy, guest editor David Rios Insua. Check out Stefanie's biography!
In late August, Patrick Brugger from Technical University of Munich, a Master student under Martin Bichler will arrive for a work term at John Molson School of Business. He will be working on the design of laboratory experiments. Plans are also underway for two more students from Karlsruhe University, Tunc Berdan (who will carry on the work initiated by our good friend Lutz!) and Carsten Bloc (who intends to mine the Inspire data). We very much look forward to meeting and working with Patrick, Tunc and Carsten! -- Norma Paradis