GDN 2015

International Conference on Group Decision & Negotiation

SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Warsaw, Poland, June 22-26, 2015

SGH Warsaw School of Economics
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Doctoral Consortium, June 22, 2015

Researchers working toward a Ph.D. are invited to submit proposals for the Doctoral Consortium of the 15th Group Decision and Negotiation conference in Warsaw, Poland. This event will provide an opportunity for graduate students to explore their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished experts in the field.

The Doctoral Consortium will provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment
  • Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty members
  • Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of GDN applications and methodologies
  • Obtain insight into directions for GDN research taken by other doctoral candidates
  • Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues and
  • Network with faculty, peers and future colleagues
  • Requirements

  • It is open only to doctoral students who have begun or are about to begin their doctoral dissertations;
  • Each student with an accepted paper at the Doctoral Consortium has to register and attend GDN 2015 (special student fee applies);
  • Each paper must be presented by the student;
  • Submissions will be judged mainly on relevance, originality, technical quality and clarity;
  • Paper format and length: no more than 6 000 words, using the MS Word template that is available for download here;
  • The paper should include the following information: research problem, outline of objectives, state of the art; methodology and expected outcome, stage of the research.
  • Paper submission

  • Please follow the procedure explained in the Submission page.
  • Select Doctoral Consortium as the conference stream.
  • [Note: Papers submitted to the Doctoral Consortium are not eligible for the consideration for the Young Researcher Award. Participants of the Consortium may, however, submit full papers that will be considered for the Award.]


    Accepted papers will be included in the SGH Warsaw School of Economics Proceedings and they will remain free of copyright

    Doctoral Consortium Day

    Research seminar "How to Conduct Original Research in Graduate Studies" by Prof. Keith Hipel will open the Doctoral Consortium. Following the seminar the Doctoral Consortium participants will preent and discuss their dissertation research progress with other students and faculty. In addition, consortium participants will receive feedback and suggestions regarding their research in face-to-face meetings with the Doctoral Consortium chairs and faculty.

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    Important Dates for the Doctoral Consortium

    Extended deadline for submitting doctoral papers  April 13, 2015
    Communication of referees' decisions May 1, 2015
    Doctoral Consortium Day June 22, 2015
    Doctoral Consortium Chairs
      Ofir Turel  

    Professor Ofir Turel
    California State University, USA
    (information systems, user behavior, psychology)

      Rudolf Vetschera  

    Professor Rudolf Vetschera
    University of Vienna, Austria
    (decision analysis, negotiation processes)

    Doctoral Consortium Faculty
    • Professor Keith W. Hipel
      University of Waterloo, Canada
      President, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada
      (conflict analysis and modelling, environment conflicts)

    • Professor Masahide Horita
      Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, Japan
      (decision support systems, conflict management)

    • Professor Pawel Kalczynski
      California State University, USA
      (simulation, decision support, management science)

    • Professor Gregory (Grzegorz) Kersten
      Concordia Research Chair, Concordia University, Canada
      (decisions, negotiations, auctions)

    • Danielle Costa Morais
      Federal University of Pernambuco, Brasil
      (group decision making & support, environment, strategic choice)

    • Professor José Maria Moreno-Jiménez
      Zaragoza University, Spain
      (multi-criteria decision making, AHP/ANP method, decision support systems)

    • Professor Hannu Nurmi
      University of Turku, Finland
      (voting, social choice)

    • Professor Tomasz Szapiro
      Rector, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
      (modelling negotiation processes)

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