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================ Deadline Extension ==========================
Due to multiple requests we have extended the deadline for paper submission

	October 24th

First International Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational
Models in Negotiation (HuCom 2008)

In-cooperation with ACM, SIGCHI, SIGecom, and SIGART

December 8 - 9, 2008, Delft, The Netherlands

October 24, 2008: Paper Submissions Due
November 10, 2008: Notification of paper acceptance/rejection
November 21, 2008: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers
December 8 - 9, 2008: Working Conference on Human Factors and Computational
Models in Negotiation

We are pleased to solicit original and unpublished papers for publication
and presentation in the Working Conference on Human Factors and
Computational Models in Negotiation (
Articles describing novel ideas and applications in all areas related to
human factors and computational models in negotiation are of interest. We
also invite submissions of statements of interests or position papers.
Submit your paper electronically in either PDF or postscript format. Papers
should not be more than 15 pages. Submission is entirely automated by a
paper management tool, which is available from the main web site:

Accepted papers will be made available in the ACM online digital library.
Furthermore, a selection of accepted papers will be considered for
publication in the Group Decision and Negotiation Journal.

Negotiation is a complex and sometimes emotional decision-making process
aiming to reach an agreement to exchange goods or services. Although a daily
activity, extensive research has shown that few people are effective
negotiators. Current state of the art negotiation support systems can help
make a significant improvement in negotiation performance. In particular,
when the negotiation space is well-understood such systems can make a
difference, partly because machines can much better deal with the
computational complexity involved. However, the negotiation space can only
be properly developed if the human parties jointly explore their interests.
The inherent semantic problem and the emotional issues involved make that
negotiation cannot be handled by artificial intelligence alone, and a
human-machine collaborative system is required. Such systems are not only to
support humans in providing strategic advice but also in coping with
emotions and moods in human-human interactions.

In order to develop human-machine collaborative negotiation support systems
there is a need for the development of computational models, frameworks, and
experimental, user-centred and ergonomic methods that enable the engineering
of negotiation support systems. It is important for this purpose to study
the role of human factors in negotiation as well as computational models to
enable intelligent support for negotiation. To develop the next generation
of negotiation support systems there are still many, diverse challenges:
models of (qualitative, incomplete) preferences, preference change and
strategies, preference elicitation, assessment methods for negotiation
performance, learning and adaptativeness in negotiation, models of emotion
and user awareness, the use and creation of domain knowledge, user
interfaces for negotiation support, human-supported assessment of opponent,
conflict handling styles, experimental methods.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:
      Negotiation strategies (bidding, acceptance)
      Argumentation for negotiation
      Negotiation interaction
      Learning in negotiation
      Negotiation domain knowledge
      Case studies
      Preference elicitation
      Qualitative preferences
      Incomplete preferences
      Ontologies for negotiation (protocols, preferences, domain knowledge)
      Negotiation Support Systems
      User interfaces for Negotiation Support Systems
      Human-machine negotiation
      Negotiation, conflict handling, and experiments related to e.g.
consensus building
      Personality in negotiation (e.g. Big Five)
      Emotions in negotiation
      Cultural factors in negotiation
      Negotiation bidding advice
      Negotiation conflict styles
      Trust in automatically generated negotiation advice
      Negotiation applications
      Methods and tools for negotiation tasks
      Design and Evaluation of support systems
      Conflict handling styles and consensus building
      HCI aspects and human factors of negotiation

Willem-Paul Brinkman - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The
Koen Hindriks - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Dmytro Tykhonov - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Program Chairs:
Koen Hindriks - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Catholijn Jonker - Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Liz Sonenberg - The University of Melbourne, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, The Netherlands;
Shaheen Fatima, Loughborough University, UK; Kobi Gal, Harvard University,
US; Gert-Jan Hofstede, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; Mark
Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands; Takayuki Ito, Nagoya
Institute of Technology, Japan; Gregory Kersten, Concordia University,
Canada; Steve Love, Brunel University, UK; Tom McEwan, Napier University,
UK; Mark Neerincx, TNO, The Netherlands; Avi Pfeffer, Harvard University,
US; Iyad Rahwan, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Valentin
Robu, CWI, The Netherlands; Pierre-Yves Schobbens, University of Namur,
Belgium; Carles Sierra, IIIA-CSIC, Spain; Alexander Verbraeck, Delft
University of Technology, The Netherlands; Rineke Verbrugge, University of
Groningen, The Netherlands; Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, The
Netherlands; Pinar Yolum, Bogazici University, Turkey

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