GDN 2012 | An International Meeting on Group Decision and Negotiation
Recife, Brazil, 20 - 24 May, 2012
Call for Papers - SUBMISSIONS


To submit an extended abstract or a full paper, please follow the "Instructions for Authors" and GDN template available below (the same template should be used for both, extended abstract or full paper).

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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 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, intraorganizational 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, interorganizational negotiations (including negotiations among businesses, governments, nonprofit organizations, and joint ventures), intercultural negotiations, environmental negotiations, etc.

We invite submissions that present Group Decision & 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.

Instructions for Authors
Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing ongoing or completed work. 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 2012 Proceedings will include all accepted extended abstracts and full papers.

Papers submitted to the paper review process must be prepared using a GDN 2012 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).

Download GDN 2012 Call for Papers.pdf

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 2012 conference. When they are reviewed for the GDN 2012 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. Papers appearing in the Special Issue must contain significant new material beyond what is in the GDN 2012 Proceedings.