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Group Decision and Negotiation, 2004
at the CORS/INFORMS Joint Meeting,
The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, May 16-19, 2004.


Following the very successful GDN 2003 meeting held as part of the EURO/INFORMS Conference in Istanbul, the next GDN meeting organized by the INFORMS Section on Group Decision and Negotiation and Euro GDSS will take place in the Canadian Rockies as part of the CORS/INFORMS Joint Meeting. We invite you to participate in what promises to be an inspiring meeting in an exciting venue.

All members and friends of the INFORMS Section on Group Decision and Negotiation, and all researchers and practitioners working in any aspect of negotiations or group decisions are invited to submit a paper and/or organize a session. A special invitation to participate is extended to behavioural scientists interested in the use and adoption of email and other technologies, researchers working on modelling of negotiation and group processes, developers of negotiation systems, software agents and electronic markets. GDN 2004 will foster open discussions and the sharing of ideas across disciplines.

Suggested topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Group decision and negotiation (GDN) processes
  • Group support and negotiation support systems (GSS/NSS) and electronic negotiation systems (ENS)
  • GSS/NSS and policy making, strategic management, organizational design
  • Language and creativity in GDN
  • Decision conferencing and collaboratories
  • Groupware and knowledge management
  • GDN, internet and e-negotiations
  • Distributed and multi-platform GSS/NSS/ENS
  • GDN in education and self-learning
  • Inter-, intra- and cross-cultural group decision and negotiation
  • Adoption and diffusion of GSS/NSS/ENS
  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive science in GDN
  • Multi-agent systems and human-agent cooperation
  • Game theory and social choice theory in GDN
  • GDN and behavioural research; experiments and comparative studies
  • E-negotiation, e-business, mobile commerce, e-democracy
  • Multi-attribute and combinatorial auctions and negotiations
  • Group decision and negotiation protocols

Meeting organization

General Co-Chair:   Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
General Co-Chair:   Mel Shakun, New York University, New York, U.S.A.
Programme Chair:   Gregory E. Kersten, University of Ottawa and Concordia University, Canada
Programme Committee:   Fran Ackermann, Strathclyde University, G.B.
    Deep Bajwa, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.
    Martin Bichler, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    Tung Bui, University of Hawaii Manoa, Hawaii, U.S.A.
    Morad Benyoucef, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi University, Finland.
  Peyman Faratin, Laboratory for Computer Science, MIT, U.S.A.
    Peri Iz, Macao University, Macao, China.
    Floyd Lewis, Western Washington, U.S.A.
    Rudolf Vetschera, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria.
    Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha, U.S.A.
    Christof Weinhardt, University of Karlsruhe, Germany.

If you have any questions please contact:

Norma Paradis, E-negotiation Program Manager, Concordia University, Montreal.
    Tel: +1-514-848-2424 ext 2734 ; Fax: +1-514-848-2824;
    Email: nparadis-AT-jmsb.concordia.ca, or
Gregory Kersten (gregory-AT-jmsb.concordia.ca) (replacing -AT- with @).



January 13, 2004