COnflict REsolution in DEcision MAking
22nd-24th May, 2013
Advances on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems(Index)
11th International Conference, PAAMS 2013, Salamanca, Spain, May 22-24, 2013. Proceedings
Yves Demazeau, Toru Ishida, Juan M. Corchado, Javier Bajo (Eds.)
Vol. 7879 2013ISBN: 978-3-642-38072-3 (Print) 978-3-642-38073-0 (Online)
Trends in Practical Applications of Agents and Multiagent Systems(Index)
Special Sessions of PAAMS 2013, Salamanca, Spain, May 22-24, 2013. Proceedings
Javier Bajo Pérez, Ramon Hermoso, María N. Moreno, Juan M. Corchado Rodríguez, Johannes Fahndrich, Philippe Mathieu, Andrew Campbell, Mari Carmen Suarez-Figueroa, Alfonso Ortega, Emmanuel Adam, Elena Navarro (Eds.)
Vol. 221 2013 - ISBN: 978-3-319-00562-1 (Print) 978-3-319-00563-8 (Online)
Highlights on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems(Index)
International Workshops of PAAMS 2013, Salamanca, Spain, May 22-24, 2013. Proceedings
Juan M. Corchado, Javier Bajo, Jaroslaw Kozlak, Pawel Pawlewski, Jose M. Molina, Vicente Julian, Ricardo Azambuja Silveira, Rainer Unland, Sylvain Giroux (Eds.)
Vol. 365 2013 - ISBN: 978-3-642-38060-0 (Print) 978-3-642-38061-7 (Online)
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)
Accepted papers of workshops will be included in PAAMS 2013 Proceedings, published in the CCIS Series series of Springer.