1) Conference paper Awards

A full-length paper accepted for GDN 2025 is eligible for consideration for the GDN 2025 Springer Best Paper Award and GDN 2025 Springer Best Student Paper Award (if other conditions are met) if the full-length paper is presented at GDN 2025.

1.1) GDN Springer Best Student Paper

The GDN Springer Best Student Paper Awards is $300 and $200.

  • The author must not have completed the PhD
  • The student must be the first author of the paper, the supervisor can be co-author
  • The paper must be presented by the student at the conference
  • It must be submitted as a full paper, not an abstract or extended abstract

1.2) GDN Springer Best Paper

The GDN Springer Best Paper Awards is $600 and $400.

 Selected papers are expected to be submitted to the INFORMS “Group Decision and Negotiation Journal” published by Springer (GDN journal).


2) Society Award – Group Decision and Negotiation Section Award


We are seeking nominations for the 2025 Group Decision and Negotiation Section Award.

The GDN INFORMS Section Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to research in the field of Group Decision and Negotiation and/or outstanding contributions to the GDN Section. The contributions justifying the award may be recent or they may have been made over the recipient’s lifetime.  The Award will be accompanied by a Citation, to be prepared by the Section Award Committee, describing the recipient’s contributions to Group Decision and Negotiation. The previous recipients of this Award can be seen in this link (GDN Award Recipients).

The 2025 GDN Section Award is scheduled to be presented during the GDN conference dinner in Zaragoza, in June 2025. The Award Recipient will be invited to give a keynote at the conference.

3) Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award

To commemorate the late Gregory Kersten, Section President and Editor in Chief of the GDN Journal, the informs Section on Group Decision and Negotiation establishes the annual “Gregory Kersten GDN Journal Best Paper Award” for outstanding papers published in the GDN journal