Multidisciplinary Workshop on Advances in Preference Handling
Papers from the 2014 AAAI Workshop
Darius Braziunas, Markus Endres, K. Brent Venable, Paul Weng, Lirong Xia, Workshop Organizers
Technical Report WS-14-10
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Preferences are a central concept of decision making. As preferences are fundamental for the analysis of human choice behavior, they are becoming of increasing importance for computational fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, and human-computer interaction. Nearly all areas of artificial intelligence deal with choice situations and can thus benefit from computational methods for handling preferences. Moreover, social choice methods are also of key importance in computational domains such as multiagent systems. This broadened scope of preferences leads to new types of preference models, new problems for applying preference structures, and new kinds of benefits. Preferences are inherently a multidisciplinary topic, of interest to economists, computer scientists, operations researchers, mathematicians and more. This workshop promotes this broadened scope of preference handling. The workshop seeks to improve the overall understanding of the benefits of preferences for those tasks. Another important goal is to provide cross-fertilization between different fields.