Researchers, academics, practitioners, students, and all professionals around the world interested or involved in group decision making and decision support are welcome to submit their work to the conference. In addition, all EWG-DSS members and collaborators from other EURO WGs and DSS Communities, and all GDN members and collaborators from other INFORMS sections, who have consistently contributed to the research in the Group Decision and Negotiation and Decision Support Technology, are highly encouraged to submit their papers and participate in the conference.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, decision theory, systems theory, participatory and collaborative methodologies, technological tools (from design to implementation), societal and behavioural perspectives, and applications and case studies.

The topics are organized in conference streams, as listed below.

Technology as a support tool

  • Multicriteria decision-making
  • Modelling and simulation using software agents
  • Machine learning
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Virtual worlds and environments
  • Decision support systems: advances and future trends
  • Multi-attribute and multi-criteria decision making
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Big data analytics and data science: data and text mining.
  • Knowledge management, acquisition, extraction, visualisation and decision making
  • Machine learning, natural language processing, artificial intelligence
  • Trustable and reliable automated systems
  • Humanizing artificial intelligence

People as active participants

  • Behavioral aspects of group decision and negotiation
  • Decision and negotiation analysis
  • Conflict analysis and resolution
  • Game theory and social choice
  • Collaborative decision making and collaborative information technologies
  • Users’ empowerment through collaborative platforms
  • Group support systems
  • Negotiation support systems
  • E-negotiation platforms and systems
  • Interaction of human and software agents
  • Social network analysis for decision-making
  • New methods and technologies for global crisis management
  • Immersive analytics for decision-making



Students and young researchers participating in ICDSST 2024 will be considered for the EWG-DSS 2024 Award, to be announced in 2025. This award chooses the best and most innovative among presented works, to be rewarded with a modest prize in money, sponsored by the EWG-DSS annual budget. The EWG-DSS Award was launched in 2011 as a motivating research initiative for young researchers to submit and present their work at the EWG-DSS annual conferences.

GDN Awards

Participants in the GDN 2024 will be considered for the GDN 2024 Awards, in the following categories:

  • GDN Springer Best Young Researcher Awards
    Eligible authors are young researchers who have not completed the PhD. Young researchers must be the first author of the papers (supervisors can be co-authors) and the presenters at the conference. The papers must be submitted as full papers to the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNIBP) book of proceedings. The prize is $300 for the winner and $200 for the runner-up.
  • GDN Springer Best Paper Award
    Eligible papers must be submitted as full papers (not as abstracts or extended abstracts). Selected papers may be invited to be submit an extension version of the paper to the INFORMS “Group Decision and Negotiation Journal” published by Springer (GDN journal). The prize is $600 for the winner and $400 for the runner-up.