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InterNeg International Seminar

Markets, negotiations and dispute resolution in new economy
John Molson School of Business
Concordia University
October 12-13, 2004



Speakers

Morad Benyoucef   Assistant Professor of MIS at the University of Ottawa's School of Management. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal. Before joining the University of Ottawa, he was with CIRANO and the IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratories. His research interests include software engineering, internet technologies, e-contracting, agent-mediated negotiation, workflow management and web services. 

Eva Chen  

Ph. D. student at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Her research interests are: development of applications for e-commerce, e-marketplace, e-negotiations and intelligent agents. She designed eagora, an electronic marketplace for bilateral negotiation supported by a software agent.


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

Zhen Feng  

M.Sc. student in MIS. His research interest is focused on agent-supported Internet negotiation. He is also a marketing assistant in Immigrant Investor Program, Desjardins Trust Inc. From 1989 until 1994 he was a business executive in Guangdong International Exhibition Corp. in P.R. China.


Gregory Kersten  

Professor at the John Molson School of Business and Director of the E-negotiation and InterNeg projects. His research and teaching interests include individual and group decision-making, negotiations, decision support, web-based systems and electronic commerce. He is a Vice-Chairperson of the INFORMS Group Decision and Negotiation Section and a departmental editor of the Group Decision and Negotiation Journal.

Jinbaek Kim   Received Ph.D. in May 2004 in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California-Berkeley; he is a postdoctoral fellow in the E-negotiation project, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. His research and teaching interests include electronic negotiation and collaboration systems, supply chain management, auctions, e-marketplaces, web services and business process management.

Teri Kirk   Founder and President of the NovaForum Dispute Resolution Services Group. NovaForum provides a full range of in-person mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services, world-wide; the specialized ADR and e-services include:
    www.InsuredClaims.com
    www.WorkplaceMediation.ca
    www.MediationTravail.ca
    www.ElectronicCourthouse.com

Hsiangchu Lai  

Professor, Department of Information Management, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Currently, she is a visiting professor at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. Her research and teaching interests include Internet marketing, group buying, negotiation support systems, e-Learning and case study.  She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Decision Support Systems.


Ka Pong Law   Master student of the Department of Computer Science at Concordia University. He is developing a new version of the Inspire engine and an add-on agent for Inspire.  Ka Pong's interests are in the area of e-commerce, software engineering , decision support systems and knowledge based systems.

Dirk Neuman   Received Ph.D. in Information Systems in July 2004 at the Institute of Information Engineering and Management, Universitaet Karlsruhe where he is currently a postdoctoral fellow.  His research and teaching interests include market engineering, electronic markets, and electronic negotiation systems.

Jesús M. Ríos   Ph.D. student in computer sciences and mathematical modeling in the Department of Statistics and Decision Sciences, Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Spain. He is a member of the project "Towards electronics democracy: Internet based complex decision support" sponsored by the European Science Foundation, and headed by David Rios. His research interests are in the application of Bayesian methods for group decision and negotiation support.

Daniel Rolli  

Ph.D. student in the Department of Information Management and Systems, University of Karlsruhe. Daniel’s research interests focus on the description and analysis of markets. He develops and analyzes models for formalization and implementation of market mechanisms. The major application domain is ephemeral markets, which are closely connected to the topics of spontaneous trade and order as well as mobile ad hoc networks and the peer-to-peer paradigm.


Marina Sokolova   Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa.  Marina's research interests are in Statistical Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Corpus Linguistics.  She analyzes and models the text data of  electronic negotiations. The current focus of research is to learn the negotiation strategies from the text messages that the negotiators exchange.

Stefan Strecker  

Received Ph.D. in Information Systems in June 2004 at the Institute of Information Engineering and Management, University of Karlsruhe; he is a postdoctoral fellow in the E-negotiation project, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. His research and teaching interests include electronic negotiation systems, supply chain management and electronic procurement, multiattribute auctions, web-based information systems, and electronic business.


Jerry Tomberlin   Professor and Dean of the John Molson School of Business. He has consulted with a number of organizations, including The Royal Bank, General Motors, NASA, Statistics Canada, and le Bureau de la statistique du Québec. Research: His principal research interests are statistical applications in casualty actuarial science, statistical issues in cases of employment discrimination, statistics and the law, the design and analysis of sample surveys, and applications of empirical Bayes estimation techniques.

Ofir Turel   Ph.D. candidate at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He holds an MBA degree in technology management and a B.Sc degree in industrial engineering. His research interests include mobile services, human computer interaction and electronic negotiations.

Christof Weinhardt   Professor of information management in the Department of Economics and Business Engineering, Universität Karlsruhe and the cofounder of the Information and Management Institute. His research focuses on market engineering, including theory of analysis of business processes, quality assurance, and the design and development of electronic market platforms. Within recent years, he has initiated numerous innovative research projects in co-operation with corporate partners and governments, e.g. agent-based markets, corporate (financial) portals, e-brokerage, e-exchanges, e-learning, e-negotiations and meta-mediation.

Shikui Wu   M.Sc. student at the School of Management, University of Ottawa. Currently, he is designing and implementing the new version of InterNeg Support System (INSS). He is also working on the negotiation protocol designing and components developing for Invite. His interests are in the areas of e-commerce/e-business, software engineering, expert systems and intelligent agents systems.

Yufei Yuan   Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation and a Professor of Information Systems at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of 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. He has published more than 40 papers in professional journals and is listed in Who's Who in Canadian Business.

Seminar Agenda

 


February 8, 2005