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Gregory E. Kersten, Project Director, Paul Desmarais/Power Corporation Professor, School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa; Professor (LOA), Department of Decision Sciences and MIS, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
     Research interests: decision-making and negotiation analysis and modelling, negotiation support systems, social aspects of decision making, engineering of social processes, collaborative human-machine interactions, reasoning.


Martin Bichler, Professor, Internet-based Information Systems, Institute of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany (former: IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
     Research interests: electronic markets and advanced auction mechanisms, mechanism design, electronic sourcing, Internet-based information systems, spend analysis, supplier relationship management, semantic web.


Morad Benyoucef, Assistant Professor, School of Management, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
     Research interests: software engineering, e-commerce, e-negotiations, e-contracting, agent-mediated auctions and negotiations, workflow management, rule engine technology, and web services.


Tung X. Bui, Professor, Matson Navigation Company Chair of Global Business, College of Business Administration, University of Hawaii Manoa, Hawaii, U.S.A.
     Research interests: e-business, information technology adoption, negotiation analysis and support, decision modelling, decision support system, globalization.


Jamshid Etezadi, Associate Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and MIS, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.  
     Research interests: development and application of research methodologies to facilitate decision-making in business including health care organizations and e-business, management information systems, decision support systems, telecommuting and virtual office, systems security, end-user computing.


Jin Baek Kim, Assistant Professor, Information and Systems Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Obtained Ph.D. from Industrial  Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California-Berkeley.
   Research interests: e-business, supply chain management, negotiations and collaboration. Kim is currently focusing his thesis on e-business systems for negotiation and collaboration.


Sabine Köszegi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Administration, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria.
     Research interests: organizational intelligence, busioness process re-engineering, cultural influences in decision making and negotiations, trust in virtual organizations.


Hsiangchu Lai, Professor and Department Head, Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.
     Research interests: negotiation support system, intelligent e-marketing and service, knowledge management and e-learning, MIS case studies.


Dirk Neumann, Assistant Professor with the Institute for Information Management and Systems of the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. His research topics include Market Engineering, auction theory, automated negotiation, Grid Economics, and Peer-to-Peer Economics. He studied information systems in Giessen (Diploma), Economics in Milwaukee, WI, USA (Master) and received a PhD from Karlsruhe in 2004.
    Dirk's research interests are market engineering, automated mechanism design and trade e-negotiations.


Norma Paradis, Project Manager, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.



Mareike Schoop, Professor, Information Systems, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
     Research interests: electronic negotiations, negotiation support systems, business communication, communication modelling, document management, electronic markets, interorganisational systems, information systems.


Stefan Seifert studied economics and business engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and the University of Oregon, Eugene. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Karlsruhe in 2005.
  In his research he focuses particularly on auction theory and the application of game theory as well as emissions rights trading.


Stefan Strecker, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.  
     Research interests: interorganizational information systems, enterprise modelling, free and open source software. 


Stan Szpakowicz, Professor, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.   
     Research interests: natural language processing (text analysis for knowledge acquisition, text summarization, linguistic knowledge bases), decision analysis (restructurable modelling, decision support systems). 


Ernest Thiessen, President, ICAN Systems Inc., Vancouver, Canada. 
     Research interests: multiparty negotiation support systems, negotiation systems analysis, negotiator preference elicitation and analysis, negotiation case modeling, decision-making  


Rustam Vahidov, Assistant Professor, Department of Decision Sciences and MIS, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.   
    Research interests: distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, negotiation software agents, reasoning systems, decision support systems.


Rudolf Vetschera, Professor, Faculty of Business and Administration; Director, Institute for Organization and Planning, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria.  
    Research interests: multi-criteria decision making, decision support systems, network organizations, group decisions and negotiations, preference modelling.


Christof Weinhardt, Professor, Information Engineering and Management Institute, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.  
    Research interests: design and implementation of electronic markets, e-brokerage, E-trading and exchange systems, co-ordination in supply chain management, decentralized planning in business, distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems.


Yufei Yuan, Professor, Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation, Michael G. DeGrote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.  
    Research interests: mobile commerce, web-based negotiation support system, business model of electronic commerce, approximate reasoning with fuzzy logic, matching problem, and decision support in health care.



September 14, 2006