Conflict resolution is studied by disciplines such as biology, economics, mathematics, social sciences, law, and dialogue theory. Theories about and techniques for dealing with conflicts vary widely between disciplines. Computer science and artificial intelligence have in turn been inspired by these theories and techniques, which has led to a variety of computational models and approaches, such as automated negotiation, argumentation, preference aggregation, and human-machine interaction.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the contributing disciplines to share their perspectives on conflict resolution and the ways their theories and techniques are incorporated in the state-of-the-art in computer science and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, the workshop intends to establish new collaborations to advance the latest computational models for conflict resolution.
As mentioned, the workshop aims to offer a multidisciplinary forum involving researchers from artificial intelligence, human computer-interaction, business, mathematics, psychology, anthropology, biology, and so forth. The link between them being the use of computers to support the resolution and understanding of conflict resolution. There will be a particular emphasis on practical applications, although theoretical models are also welcome.