Members of the Management Group have just returned from the 2016 International Conference on Group Decision & Negotiation.

The GDN conference focuses on complex and self-organizing processes that constitute multi-dimensional problems. Two papers were presented by Management Group members. Yu Maemura presented his paper entitled: “State coalitions within single text drafts of trade in services negotiations”. Takahiro Suzuki and Professor Masahide Horita presented their paper entitled “Plurality, borda count, or anti-plurality: Regress convergence phenomenon in the procedural choice”, which was awarded the Best Paper award by a Young Researcher.

We are looking forward to next year’s conference and would like to thank the organizers at Western Washington University for putting together a wonderful event.