09 June 2018 - 13 June 2018

18th International conference on Group Decision and Negotiation

IIASA Risk and Resilience Program researcher Nadejda Komendantova is participating at the 18th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN 2018), organized by the Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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The conference is highly international, with participants from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. It covers every aspect of group decision making and negotiation involving human and artificial agents.

The field of Group Decision and Negotiation focuses on decision processes with at least two participants and a common goal. Here, group decision and negotiation refers not only to the final choice, but also to the whole process leading up to a group decision, for example scanning, communication and information sharing, problem definition (representation) and evolution, alternative generation, and social-emotional interaction. Thus, Group Decision and Negotiation deals broadly with relationships and coordination in group-processes.

In cooperation with Mats Danielson and Love Ekenberg from the University of Stockholm, Komendantova will present a paper titled “A Multi-stakeholder Approach for Energy Transition Policy Formation in Jordan”. The paper is the result of a four-year collaborative study based on an extensive participatory and stakeholder process in Jordan, and conducted by researchers from IIASA, Jordan, and Sweden. Komendatova and her co-workers explored sustainable solutions to the growing energy demand in Jordan by analyzing the importance of several criteria to different groups of stakeholders.


Komendantova N, Ekenberg L, Marashdeh L, Al-Salaymeh A, Danielson M, Linnerooth-Bayer J, (2018). Energy for the Future: Evaluating different electricity generation technologies against selected performance characteristics and stakeholder preferences: Insights from the case study of Jordan. Policy Paper. Middle East North Africa Sustainable Electricity Trajectories (MENA-SELECT) project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 115 pp. [pure.iiasa.ac.at/15260]

About the GDN section of INFORMS

INFORMS is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to and promoting best practices and advances in operations research, management science, and analytics to improve operational processes, decision-making, and outcomes.


The Group Decision and Negotiation (GDN) Section of INFORMS emerged from evolving, unifying approaches to group decision and negotiation processes. Such processes are complex and self-organizing and constitute multi-participant, multi-criteria, ill-structured, and dynamic problems.

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Nadejda Komendantova

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