Cost Working Group
3 – Preferences in Reasoning and Decision: Seed Document
Automated decision making and support systems are playing an increasingly
important role in our world. This role will only increase in the future, and
most likely, this increase will be substantial. The mission of WG3 is to
address key issues in preference handling that affect our ability to support
this process with systems that are increasingly more responsive and aware of
user preferences. This challenge is multi-faceted and involves the interface
between machines and human, i.e., the language users use to express their
preferences, the questions the system poses to users in order to best model
their preferences, the internal structures used to store this information and
the algorithms that are used to reason with them. In addressing these issues,
we will pay close attention to the combinatorial nature of most
preference-related problems that arise from their almost-universal
multi-attribute and multi-criteria nature. Thus we will seek methods for
alleviating these problems, as well as methods for evaluating the adequacy of
proposed solutions. Finally, to justify all of this work, we need to show its
potential and efficacy in applications.
More specifically, we will study and seek:
languages and other input methods that most closely capture natural
techniques that provide good tradeoffs between value of information and
cognitive cost of elicitation
issues at the interface with users, such as explanation generation
techniques, whether graph-based or not,
that exhibit good computational properties as well as compactness
applications, and other tools that can help us evaluate proposed
techniques and determine their efficacy in the real world
the above issues in the context of multi-agent environments
Ronen Brafman – Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Ulle Endriss -- Universiteit van Amsterdam,
Jian-BoYang – University
of Manchester, England.
Meltem Öztürk -- Universite d'Artois, France.
Domshlak – Technion, Israel.
Raymond Bisdorff– University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg.
Ulrich Junker – ILOG, France.
Salvatore Greco -- Universita di Catania, Italy.
Thomas D. Nielsen – Aalborg University, Denmark.
Yannis Dimopoulos – University of Cyprus, Cyprus.
Jerome Lang – Irit, France.
Roman Slowinski – Poznan
University of Technology, Poland.
Francesca Rossi – University of Padova, Italy.
Nicolas Maudet – Universite Paris Dauphine, France.
Alexis Tsoukiàs -- Universite Paris Dauphine, France.
Marc Pirlot -- Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium.
Pierre Marquis -- Universite d’Artois, France.
Denis Bouyssou -- Universite Paris Dauphine, France
Gerhard Brewka -- University of Leipzig, Germany.
Patrice Perny -- Pierre et Marie Curie University, France.
Pearl Pu -- EPFL, Switcherland.
Simon French -- Manchester
Buisness School, England.
Hélène Fargier -- IRIT, France.
Jacinto Gonzalez-Pachon –
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain.
Thierry Marchant -- Ghent
Barry O’Sullivan -- Cork University, Ireland