Models of Conflict Management in Cooperative Problem Solving
Papers from the AAAI Workshop
Mark Klein and Susan Lander, Cochairs
A central aspect of cooperative problem solving is the avoidance, detection, and resolution of conflicts among group members. Therefore, conflict management is of great theoretical and practical interest in the development of models of multiagent problem solving. Work on conflict management has occurred in a variety of settings including multiagent planning and design, artificial intelligence and law, distributed artificial intelligence, group decision support systems, computer-supported cooperative work, software engineering, sociology, organizational science, and international relations.
The goal of the workshop was to bring together academic and industrial researchers from diverse fields to exchange ideas and promote discussion about models of conflict management. Through exploring common themes, it was hoped that the participants could better understand related work from other areas, and can begin to outline a general theory of conflict management across multiple domains. The workshop also aimed to encourage progress toward better models of conflict management and better tools for supporting it.