Conflict Resolution in Decision Making

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Conflict Resolution in Decision Making" subtitle = "Second International Workshop, COREDEMA 2016, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 29-30, 2016, Springer International Publishing, Volume 10238, Cham (2017)





<p>Today's world is social and complex in nature. Societies have evolved and manyproblems faced by individuals can no longer be solved in solitude. We require coop-eration with others to pursue our own goals, in many complex scenarios like politicsand businesses, as well as in our day-to-day life. As we all hold different goals andinterests, conflict emerges as a natural part of our lives. Successful cooperation requiressolving conflicts among interested parties. The importance of conflict resolution hasdriven research in manyfields like anthropology, psychology, mathematics, biology,and recently, in artificial intelligence. Despite their diametrically different approaches,the goal of these disciplines has always revolved around either solving conflict or helping us to understand conflicts. This can be explained not only by our need tocooperate, but also by the global importance of avoiding escalation and, therefore,striving for a better world.The Second International Workshop on Conflict Resolution in Decision Making(COREDEMA 2016) focused on theoretical and practical computational approachesfor solving and understanding conflict resolution. These computational approaches maybe inspired by a wide variety of disciplines such as anthropology, psychology, econ-omy, biology, mathematics, and computer science itself. Indeed, one of the goals of this workshop is to allow researchers from different disciplines to discuss their perspectiveson conflict resolution.This book gathers the proceedings of COREDEMA 2016, which was held inconjunction with the 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2016), The Hague, The Netherlands, on August 29. A total of 13 submissions were sentto the workshop, four of them being short papers from ECAI 2016 invited to submit afull version to the workshop, and nine of them being direct submissions to theworkshop. All the invited contributions from ECAI 2016 were accepted as full papers,while 55% of direct submissions were accepted as full papers. All of the contributionswere reviewed by at least three experts in the area.We would like to thank all of the authors that contributed to the workshop, as well as the fantastic Program Committee that helped to ensure and check the scientificquality of the articles. Finally, we also want to thank the reader, and we hope that thisbook helps you in advancing the current state of the art in computational approaches forconflict resolution.</p>