Call for Papers

We hereby invite submissions and participants to Group Decision and Negotiation 2013 (GDN2013), the 13th Annual Meeting in the GDN sequence, which will take place at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. The joint conference of the INFORMS Section on Group Decision and Negotiation and the EURO Working Groups on Decision and Negotiation Support and Group Decision Support Systems provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners in the field of Group Decision and Negotiation, bringing together researchers from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.

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Aim and Scope

Group decision and negotiation focuses on complex and self-organizing processes that constitute multiparticipant, multicriteria, ill-structured, dynamic, and often evolutionary problems. Major approaches include: (1) applied game theory, experiment and social choice, (2) cognitive, discursive and behavioral sciences as applied to group decision and negotiation, (3) conflict analysis and resolution (4) software, specifically group decision support systems (GDSS) and negotiation support systems (GDNSS), (5) artificial intelligence, and (6) management science as related to group decision-making. Many research initiatives combine two or more of these fields.

Areas of application include, among others, intra-organizational coordination (as in operations management and integrated design, production, finance, marketing and distribution, including coordination of all phases of the product life cycle), computer supported collaborative work and meetings, computer-supported negotiations including internet-supported negotiations and negotiating agents, labor- management negotiations, inter-organizational negotiations (including negotiations among businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, and joint ventures), intercultural negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc.

To commemorate the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm almost exactly 40 years ago (5 – 16 June 1972), GDN2013 takes Environmental Negotiations as its special theme. Because of their long-term implications and worldwide scope, the processes of negotiation and decision on the environment offer distinctive challenges. The 1972 meeting drew the world’s attention to the need for a common outlook and common principles to inspire and guide the peoples of the world in the preservation and enhancement of the human environment. By choosing this special theme for GDN2013, we honor four decades of effort and progress on Environment Negotiations, and hope to stimulate further development and understanding of this vital human endeavor.

We invite submissions that present Group Decision and Negotiation research focusing on the development, application and evaluation of concepts, theories, methods and techniques. We are interested in studies in real organizational settings and laboratory situations using a variety of research approaches. Topics include, but are not limited, to the following themes and areas of interest:

Technological Foundations:

• Virtual Worlds and Environments for GDN
• Artificial Intelligence (AI) Methods in GDN
• Distributed GDN Technologies
• Multi-Agent Systems
• E-negotiation Systems

Methodological and Theoretical Foundations:

• CATNAPS: Connectedness And Technology for Negotiation And Problem Solving
• Game Theory
• Social Choice Theory
• Bargaining Theory
• Collaboration Engineering
• Multi-Criteria Decision Making
• Conflict Analysis and Resolution
• Design Approaches for Collaboration and Negotiation Systems

Social and Behavioral Aspects of Group Decision and Negotiation:

• Emotion in Group Decisions and Negotiation
• Cross-Cultural, Intercultural and International Group Decisions and Negotiations
• Gender in Group Decision and Negotiation
• Impact, Adoption and Evaluation of GDN Technologies and Approaches
• Language in GDN
• Online family dispute resolution and negotiation
• Creativity in GDN
• Facilitation
• Cognitive Psychology
• E-Democracy

Applications of Group Decision & Negotiation:

• Environment
• Water and Natural Resources
• Business
• Policy
• Diplomacy and International Relationships
• Education
• Military

Important Dates

October 15, 2012 – Open Submissions for extended abstracts, full papers, session proposals and to Doctoral Consortium

December 03, 2012 – Deadline for submitting Session proposals

January 15, 2013 – Deadline for submitting extended abstracts and full papers

February 15, 2013 – Deadline for Doctoral Consortium

March 15, 2013 – Communication of acceptance of extended abstracts and full papers

April 15, 2013 – Early Registration deadline

April 15, 2013 – Hotel Registration (GDN prices) deadline

Registration fees (excluding VAT)

INFORMS GDN Section members: 3500 SEK, reduced to 3000 SEK if received by April 15, 2013.

INFORMS GDN Section non-members: 3700 SEK, reduced to 3200 SEK if received by April 15, 2013.

Student: 2500 SEK, reduced to 2000 SEK if received by April 15, 2013.

Accompanying persons: 1800 SEK, reduced to 1400 SEK if received by April 15, 2013.

Instructions for Authors

Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing ongoing or completed work to Authors can submit extended abstracts, full papers and session proposals:

• Extended abstracts provide a summary of ongoing or completed research and are no more than 1,500 words in length.
• Full papers provide a detailed account of completed research and are no more than 6,000 words in length.
• Session proposals group three or four papers (either extended abstracts or full papers) that address a GDN-relevant theme. The proposal briefly outlines the theme of the session and lists the abstracts and/or papers with titles and authors. The actual abstracts and papers are submitted separately.

The program committee will review all submissions. The GDN 2013 Proceedings will include all accepted extended abstracts and full papers.

Papers submitted to the paper review process must be prepared using a GDN 2013 paper formatting template (.doc). An archive containing a Microsoft Word template is available for download. This template should be used for both (extended abstract or full paper).

Doctoral Consortium

GDN2013 will host a Doctoral Consortium. The consortium will offer PhD researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research progress with other students and faculty. Consortium participants will receive feedback and suggestions regarding their research. Participating faculty will engage in discussions on academic research in GDN and the academic community in general.

PhD researchers are invited to submit a short paper that gives an overview of their research. The paper should be limited to 6,000 words, and include the following: problem statement, research question(s), literature review, theoretical/technical model or framework, research method, preliminary findings, and planning.

Special Issue of Group Decision and Negotiation journal

There will be a Special Issue of the journal Group Decision and Negotiation containing the best papers presented at the GDN 2013 conference. When they are reviewed for the GDN 2013 Proceedings, papers (extended abstracts and full papers) will be assessed for potential to contribute to this Special Issue. Authors of the papers identified will be invited to make a submission to the Special Issue, using recommendations from the review process and feedback from the presentation to improve and further develop their paper. These papers will be subjected to an additional round of reviews. Papers appearing in the Special Issue must contain significant new material beyond what is in the GDN 2013 Proceedings.