GDN 2016, Bellingham, Washington, USA

GDN 2016, Bellingham, Washington, USA

The 16th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2016, held in Bellingham, Washington, USA, in June 20-24, 2016.

Conference Committees

Honorary Chair
Mel Shakun, President, INFORMS GDN, 1995-2014

General Chairs
Colin Eden, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Gregory Kersten, Concordia University, Canada

Program Chairs
Deepinder Bajwa, Western Washington University, USA
Sabine Koeszegi, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Rudolf Vetschera, University of Vienna, Austria

Organizing Chair
Marlene Harlan, Western Washington University, USA

Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Professor Ofir Turel, California State University, USA
Professor Zhe George Zhang, Western Washington University, USA 

Program Committee
Fran Ackerman, Curtin University, Australia
Adiel Almeida, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Martin Bichler, TUM, Germany
Xusen Cheng, University of International Business and Economics, China
João C. Clímaco, Coimbra University, Portugal
Suzana F.D. Daher, FUP, Brazil
Gert-Jan de Vrede, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Luis Dias, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liping Fang, Ryerson University, Canada
Raimo Pertti Hamalainen, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
Keith Hipel, University of Waterloo, Canada
Masahide Horita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Catholjin Jonker, Delf Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Marc Kilgour, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Kevin Li, University of Windsor, Canada
Bilyana Martinovski, Stockholm University, Sweden
Paul Meerts, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands
Ugo Merlone, University of Torino, Italy
Danielle Morais, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
José Maria Moreno-Jiménez, Zaragoza University, Spain
Hannu Nurmi, University of Turku, Finland
Amer Obeidi, University of Waterloo, Canada
Pierpaolo Pontradolfo, PoliBa, Italy
Ewa Roszkowska, University of Białystok, Poland
Mareike Schoop, Hohenheim University, Germany
Wei Shang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Rangaraja Sundraraj, IIM, India
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Tomasz Szapiro, WSE, Poland
Przemyslaw Szufel, WSE, Poland
David P Tegarden, Virginia Tech, USA
Ernest M. Thiessen, SmartSettle, Canada
Ofir Turel, California State University, USA
Rustam Vahidov, Concordia University, Canada
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Tomasz Wachowicz, KSE, Poland
Christof Weinhardt, KIT, Germany
Shi Kui Wu, University of Windsor, Canada
Yufei Yuan, McMaster University, Canada
Bo Yu, Concordia University, Canada
Pascale Zaraté, University Toulouse 1, France
John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia

Organizing Committee
Michele Anderson, Western Washington University, USA
Logan Green, Western Washington University, USA
Courtney Hiatt, Western Washington University, USA
Mina Tanaka, Western Washington University, USA
Craig Tyran, Western Washington University, USA
Xiofeng Chen, Western Washington University, USA
Joseph Garcia, Western Washington University, USA
Jean Webster, Western Washington University, USA

Keynote Speakers

Michael Ambühl, Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management at the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics of ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.
Negotiation Engineering in Diplomacy

Tung Bui, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Group Decision and Negotiation in Non-Binding Virtual Communities

William Samuelson, Professor of Finance and Economics at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University
Negotiation Insights using Game Theory and Experiments

Fran Ackermann, Curtin University, Australia
Keynote by the recipient of the INFORMS Group Decision and Negotiation Award 2016



This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 16th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2016, held in Bellingham, WA, USA, in June 2016. The GDN meetings aim to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide spectrum of fields, including economics, management, computer science, engineering, and decision science.
The 12 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. They deal with the fundamental part of all decision processes and individual preferences; the situations of group decision making; the collective decision making in situations characterized by a higher level of conflict; and the group processes and negotiations in different subject areas.