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COREDEMA 2013 : Workshop on Conflict Resolution in Decision Making


When May 22, 2013 - May 24, 2013
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2013
Notification Due Feb 10, 2013
Final Version Due Feb 25, 2013
Categories    artificial intelligence   agents   computational intelligence

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

COREDEMA - Conflict Resolution in Decision Making (Workshop in PAAMS 2013,

22nd-24th May 2013


Extended versions of selected papers of the COREDEMA 2013 will be published in a Special Issue of Cybernetics and Systems (JCR 2011 IF: 1.182).


Conflict is an omnipresent phenomenon in human society. It spans from daily situations
like discussing a holiday plan with friends to complex scenarios like politics and
business, and even into the realm of the individual such as when deciding what to do next
(sleep, eat, work, play). Several disciplines like the social sciences, psychology,
economy and biology have studied the nature of conflict, its consequences, and strategies
to successfully deal with it.

Conflict is a situation in which two or more entities, each with their own set of
preferences, prefer based on that set of preferences a different non-compatible action.
An example is a behaviour based robot trying to select actions based on different drives
such as eating versus sleeping. In this case, hunger and fatigue are two drives each with
their own set of action preferences, and each of the drives can prefer based on its set
of preferences a different action. Another example is two parties that need to negotiate
a service level agreement, each with their own set of preferences for different service
elements. Also, in this case these sets of preferences can result in a conflict about
which action (bid) has the highest value and should thus be chosen. Conflict is a
critical aspect when viewed in light of decision making and action selection, as the
result of a conflict eventually surfaces as an action selection problem. Namely, actions
are valued differently for different entities and selecting an action will therefore
favor one but not another entity. In principle this is not a direct problem for decision
making, unless it is important to eventually keep both entities “happy”, in which case
conflict resolution becomes important.

In this workshop we focus on computational approaches, theoretical, but specially
practical, aimed towards solving conflict. These computational approaches may be inspired
by a wide variety of disciplines such as the social sciences, psychology, economy,
biology, and computer science itself. In fact, one of the goals of this workshop is
allowing researchers from different disciplines to discuss about their perspectives on
conflict resolution. We particularly emphasize the role of computational models and
applications of conflict resolution in relation to decision making and action selection.
More specifically, submissions should propose, use or analyze (a) computational model(s)
of conflict resolution in relation to action selection or decision making for:

- resolving conflict between software entities (inter-agent or intra-agent)
- resolving conflict between software entities and humans
- resolving conflict between humans facilitated by the support of computational
models and tools
- understanding conflict in general (e.g., inter-agent, intra-agent, for human or
artificial agents)

Topics that could be relevant for the workshop include specially applications, but also
theoretical approaches, based on:

- Automated Negotiation
- Argumentation
- Social Choice
- Auctions and Combinatorial Auctions - Market Mechanisms
- Coalition & Team Formation
- Teamwork Models and Distributed Coordination
- Negotiation Support Systems and Decision Support Systems - Preference Modeling and
- Conflict Resolution in Multi-agent Planning
- Agent/Robot Action Selection
- Emotion, Trust, and Coping in conflict and preferences


Paper submission deadline: 17th December, 2012
Notification date: 28th January, 2013
Final version submission deadline: 25th February, 2013
Conference date: 22nd-24th May, 2013



- Reyhan Aydogan (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Joost Broekens (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Carlos Chesñevar (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
- Catholijn M. Jonker ( Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
- Stella Heras (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
- Vicente Julián (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
- Michael Rovatsos (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
- Victor Sanchez-Anguix (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

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