Welcome to the homepage of "Psychological and Computational Issues in Modelling Persuasion & Negotiation"
Spurred by the rapid growth of the electronic marketplace, there has been a burgeoning interest in applying AI techniques to the design of autonomous agents that can serve as surrogates for human business decision-makers. In an open e-market environment a software agent acting on behalf of its principal may meet another software agent, or a human agent with which (or whom) it has to negotiate. In such situations, one might want the software agent to be equipped not only with sophisticated intelligence but also with the kind of artful skills that can enable advantageous negotiation strategies to be used with the human counterpart. To this end, one might seek to design into the agent some of the psychological processes underlying successful persuasion in humans. In general, if we are to do a good job of modeling successful human negotiation and thus of enhancing the utility of computer agents in social interactions, we need to know more about the strategies that humans use, and the conditions under which they are and are not effective.
This two-day interdisciplinary symposium will comprise public talks by a panel of distinguished computer scientists, social psychologists, and communications experts, followed by a discussion panel at the end of the second day. The programme (download PDF) will cover a wide range of key issues from both the computer science and psychological perspectives.
This two-day event will be open to the public.
Date: Tue, 9 June 2009 - Wed, 10 June 2009
Venue: Level 4, Breakthrough Theatrette
The symposium comprises a series of public lectures by our guest speakers spread over the two days. On the second day, it will be concluded with a panel discussion.
Online registration system for this symposium is currently open (1 May to 30 May).
This symposium is organized by:
The speakers are world renowned experts specializing in the development of psychological and computational models of the processes involved in persuasion and negotiation.
For general enquiries, please contact
Ms. Bernice KHOO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For research/technical content of the symposium, you may contact:
April 14-15, 2009 Social Interaction in Virtual World