Call for Papers: CIDMDS 2006, London School of Economics, London, UK, June 28 – July 1, 2006

An IFIP TC8/WG 8.3 Open Conference

London, UK, October 5, 2005 -- This is the first call for papers for the International Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support (CIDMDS 2006), London School of Economics, London, UK, June 28th – July 1st 2006.


The 21st century and the new pressures it has brought have placed greater emphasis on creative, radical thinking and the need for innovation in all areas. In previous conferences within the working group 8.3 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), researchers were invited to consider the place and the role of their discipline within our contemporary experience. In Cork, participants in the DSIAge 2002 conference considered the new possibilities offered by the internet age. In Prato, participants to the DSS2004 conference were asked to reflect on the basic values and concepts of the discipline “in the spirit of the humanist scholars of the Renaissance”.

In our London event CIDMDS2006, researchers are invited to push back the boundaries of the DSS area in its widest sense and to focus on the need to find new paths towards innovative and creative developments and usage of Decision Support concepts in organisations. These efforts should build on accumulated knowledge in the field, but also concentrate on bringing forth novels ideas and frameworks for Decision Support Systems. Our aims will be achieved when this conference provides the foundation for a new agenda for research in the Decision Support area.


The topics of interest for the conference are as follows:

Innovation, creativity and design.

Knowledge and know-how creation for DSS.

Decision making in adaptive organizations.

Contexts for innovative decision making.

Creative negotiation support.

New models for DSS development.

Embedding knowledge in information systems.

Facilitating environments for decision making.

Decision support and teaching / learning.

New Technologies for creative DSS.

Creative support for cooperative decision making.

Innovation for sustainability.

Supporting community innovation and creativity.

Decision Support Systems for innovative and creative decision making.

Rich language and multimedia for decision support.

Papers focused on other areas linked to creativity and innovation in the DSS area are also welcome.


Authors are requested to submit full papers addressing any of the topics of interest for this conference. Each paper should not exceed 10 A4-pages in length with 2cm margins all around containing: the title, authors' names and affiliation, surface and electronic addresses (first page), a 200 words abstract, up to 5 keywords, the text, figures, tables, etc., acknowledgments, and references. Papers should be in MSword format. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Authors must register on the web site, which will open on 1 October 2005 or send it as an attachment in an e-mail to Daniel Linehan (

Each paper will be reviewed by two referees at least. Accepted papers will be published only if at least one of the authors is registered to attend the conference in due time. Accepted papers with at least one registered author will appear in the Proceedings of the Conference which will be published as a book. In addition, Best papers will be forwarded for submission to a number of special issues of high level journals in the IS area (including the Journal of Decision Systems and the European Journal of Operational Research).

Time schedule:

Paper submission due December, 2nd , 2005

Notification to authors: January, 30th, 2006

Final version of accepted papers: February, 24th , 2006

Conference June 28th to July 1st 2006

Language: The official language of the conference is English.

A Doctoral consortium and parallel joint workshops with AIS SIG DSS and EWG DSS-EURO and are planned for the 28th June. Contributed papers will be presented 29th to 1st July, together with an invited keynote presentation each days and a panel discussion on innovation, creativity and sustainability of decision making. A special session on Learning from case studies will also hosted by the WG 8.3 task force on Learning from Case Studies during the conference.

Conference location

London, the home of CIDMDS2006, does not require introduction: it is one of the major European capital cities, with a rich past and history which should inspire contributors to endeavour to take research in the Decision Making and Decision Support areas to a new dimension. The London School of Economics and Political SCIENCE (LSE) is located at the Aldwych in Central London: near the River Thames and midway between the City (the financial capital) and the Houses of Parliament at Westminster with plenty of accommodation nearby. The quality of the academic presentations will be matched by an outstanding social programme involving a welcome reception in the evening of the 27th June in the EDS BOX Innovation at LSE, conference dinner while cruising on a Thames riverboat and an optional guided tour of key London landmarks by open top double-decker bus.

Host Institution

The London School of Economics and Political Science is a major world centre of research and teaching in the social sciences. It has an outstanding reputation, not only in Economics (where five former staff members have won Nobel Prizes), but also in all the Social Sciences and closely related subjects such as Information systems History, Law, Management and Philosophy. LSE's location in central London is central to its identity. Its buildings form part of the skyline of a cosmopolitan capital city, crowded and bustling, rather than part of a peaceful rural campus. There is a constant interchange of ideas and knowledge between teachers and taught and between the School and the world of many of its studies. Many LSE students and staff come from outside the UK; over half of the students are postgraduates, making LSE one of the largest concentrations of advanced study in its various fields. In its lively variety LSE thrives on an atmosphere of openness to new ideas, discussion and debate. The LSE Library is one of the world's major collections of social science material – over 3 million items are on open access. Patrick Humphreys, conference chair, is Director of the Institute of Social Psychology and the Organisational Research Group at LSE.

Important: Continually updated information on practical details will be posted on the web site of the conference from 1st October 2005.

Conference Officers and Committees

Conference chair: Patrick Humphreys (London School of Economics, UK)

Conference co-chair: Frédéric Adam (University College Cork, Ireland)

Chief Organizing Officer: Daniel Linehan (London School of Economics, UK)

Steering Committee:

Frederic Adam (University College Cork, Ireland)
Patrick Brezillon (LIP6, Paris, France) 
Frada Burstein (Monash University Australia)
Sven Carlsson (University of Lund. Sweden)
Csaba Csaki (Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Peter Gelleri (Budapest Univ. of Tech and Economics, Hungary)
Patrick Humphreys (London School of Economics, UK)
Garrick Jones (London School of Economics, UK)
Jean-Charles Pomerol (Universite Paris 6, France)
David Sammon (University College Cork, Ireland)
Pascale Zarate (Universite Toulouse 1, France)

Programme Committee:

Frederic Adam, University College Cork (Ireland)
David Arnott, Monash University (Australia)
Marko Bohanec, J Stefan Institute (SIovenia)
Patrick Brezillon  Laboratoire d'informatique de Paris 6 (France)
Danijela Briggs, Monash University (Australia)
Frada Burstein, Monash University (Australia)
Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi University, (Finland)
Sven Carlsson, Lund University (Sweden)
Fergal Carton, University College Cork (Ireland)
Athena Chatjouli, University of Athens (Greece)
Joao Climaco, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Csaba Csaki, Budapest Univ of Tech and Economics (Hungary)
Fatima Dargam, SimTech (Austria)
Gerard de Zeeuw, University of Lincoln (UK)
Alvaro Delgardo-Aparicio, Group Apoyo  (Peru)
Giorgio Doukidis, Athens University (Greece)
John Edwards, Aston University (UK)
Sean Eom, Southeast Missouri State University (USA)
Joseph Feller, University College Cork (Ireland)
Pat Finnegan, University College Cork (Ireland)
Alexandre Gachet, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Osvaldo Garcia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Peter Gelleri, Budapest Univ of Tech and Economics (Hungary)
Marcus Gibson, Monash University (Australia)
Jeet Gupta, The University of Alabama in Huntsville  (USA)
Rudy Hirschheim, Louisiana State University (USA)
George Huber, University of Texas (USA)
Hannele Huhtala, Academy of Finland (Finland)
Patrick Humphreys, LSE (UK)
Miguel Imas, Kingston University (UK)
Garrick Jones, LSE (UK)
Peter Keenan, University College Dublin (Ireland)
Gregory Kersten, Concordia University (Canada)
H Linger, Monash University (Australia)
Claudia Loebbecke, University of Cologne (Germany)
Carol Lorac, Royal Holloway College (UK)
Andrew McCosh, Florida International University (USA)
Rob Meredith, Monash University (Australia)
Manuel Mora, Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico
Ciaran Murphy, University College Cork (Ireland)
Karen Neville, University College Cork (Ireland)
Peter O'Donnell, Monash University (Australia)
Dan Oleary, University of Southern California (USA)
Zita Paprika, Corvinus University Budapest (Hungary)
David Paradice, Florida State University (USA)
Graham Pervan, Curtin University (Australia)
Alexey  Petrovsky, Institute for Systems Analysis (Russia)
Jose Pino, Universidad de Chile (Chile)
Jean-Charles Pomerol, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Daniel Power, University of Northern Iowa (USA)
Ana Respicio, Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal)
Rita  Ribeiro , UNINOVA Caparica (Portugal)
Russell Richards, Southampton Institute (UK)
Antonio Rodrigues, University of Lisbon (Portugal)
Frantz Rowe, University of Nantes (France)
David Sammon, University College Cork (Ireland)
Graeme Shanks, Monash University (Australia)
Charles Snyder, Auburn University (USA)
Jean-Luc Soubiie IRIT – INP Toulouse (France)
Ralph Sprague, University of Hawaii (USA)
Henryk Sroka, The Karol Adamiecki, University of Economics (Poland)
Stanislaw Stanek, The Karol Adamiecki, University of Economics (Poland)
Michael Sternin, Institute for Systems Analysis (Russia)
Anna Vari, ELTE (Hungary)
George Widmeyer, New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA)
Robert Winter, University of St Gallen (Switzerland)
Ayleen Wisudha, University of Westminster (UK)
Pascale Zarate, IRIT – INP Toulouse  (France)

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