Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation. NUAA Discussion Papers in Economics and Management 2018
Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) examines the relation and coordination in the decision processes involving multiple parties. The research focuses on the entire flow of relevant activities, including scanning, problem definition, information sharing, preference elicitation, alternative generation, state evolution, and socialemotional interaction. Since 2000, the series of annual GDN conferences has become a forum to scientists and researchers from different disciplines for the developments of innova-tive approaches and techniques to real-world problems in the negotiation and deci-sion-making processes, and for discussions of recent progresses and results of their research. The 18th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN 2018) was hosted by Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nanjing, China. This was the first time that GDN came to Asia, after eleven conferences in Europe, four in North America, and one each in Australia and in South America. This confer-ence attracted more than 250 scholars and a total of 137 submissions from Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Following the GDN tradition, two volumes of conference proceedings, the Springer volume and the local volume, were derived from the submitted papers. This local volume contains 108 papers carefully selected through reviews by program committee members and external experts. These papers are organized in eight parts, which indicates the developments and expansions in the GDN area.
We present a conceptual framework that allow investigating problems and possibilities for cooperation in Arctic development. This is accomplished through a coopetition model that allows considering simultaneously cooperative and competitive interaction among different decision-makers. The conceptual framework is based on a multi-level approach to support management policy design and verification in complex cyber-physical & human systems. A hierarchy of interconnected formal models is built to provide the multi-faceted view of the conflict situation lying in the core of many management problems.