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Special Session

ISKE2021 Special Session on Large Scale Group Decision Making for Sustainability

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The 2021 International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Engineering (ISKE 2021) is the 16th in a series of ISKE conferences. The conference will be held on Nov. 26-28 in Chengdu (China).

Scope and Motivation

In order to make population grow sustainable, world leaders adopted the Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The environmental deterioration we are suffering is causing most industrialized countries to design a regulatory response that responds to current environmental demands, reaching new agreements that reorient current modes of production. The enormous complexity of problems associated with climate change and action makes experts often come up with assumptions that fail to reflect the real world constraints to reduce such a complexity. Hence to meet several of the challenges of the Agenda 2030 the SD policies and plans become ever more crucial in which Intelligent Decision Making plays a key role. Many of the decision making problems that involves sustainability policy making and SD decision support are defined under contexts that demand the participation of many stakeholders, decision makers, experts and so on. Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) has long been used to address challenges and resolve problems associated with environmental, energy, and climate policy, and decision support systems have recently been developed, featuring the capacity to solve climate change-related MCDM problems from the perspective of multiple stakeholders. However, many of the current decision making problems that involves sustainability policy making and SD decision support are defined under contexts that demand the participation of many stakeholders, decision makers, experts and so on; in the decision making processes, hence these decision making problems become more complex. One topic that recently has grown up within decision making to deal with such a type of problems is Large-Scale Group Decision Making (LSGDM) in which, the complexity of dealing with a large number of experts implies new challenges in group decision making such as, polarization opinions, scalability and the uncertainty present in the experts’ information.

Therefore, this special session aims at providing an opportunity for researchers working in LSGDM problems and its application to sustainability to discuss and share their new ideas, advances, original research results and practical experiences.

Potential topics (but not limited) of this special session are as follows:

  • Multi-Criteria group decision making models for dealing with large scale problems
  • Consensus models for large scale group decision making
  • Modeling the uncertainty of the large scale group decision making problems
  • Data-driven decision making for sustainability
  • Policy making for sustainability
  • Decision Support Systems dealing with large scale decisions for sustainability problems
  • Dealing with large scale group decision in applications such as, climate change, renewal energies, circular economy etc.

Important Dates

July 31, 2021 August 15, 2021

Full paper submission

August 31, 2021 September 15, 2021

Acceptance notification

September 30, 2021

Camera-ready paper submission

Paper Submission

The authors are required to submit their papers to a Special Session following the steps below:

Submission by IEEE ISKE 2021 EasyChair Account selecting the name or the number of the Special Session.

 https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=iske2021

Session Chairs

Rosa M. Rodríguez, Álvaro Labella, Luis Martínez

Contact Us

  • Rosa M. Rodríguez
  • Email: mailto:rmrodrig@ujaen.es
  • Telephone: +34 953212155
  • Address: Computer Science Departament
  • Universidad de Jaén

Contact Us

Contact Us

  • Luis Martínez
  • Email: mailto:martin@ujaen.es
  • Telephone: +34 953211902
  • Address: Computer Science Departament
  • Universidad de Jaén