Conflict Resolution

TC Leadership

Liping Fang

TC Co-Chair

Liping Fang (Email)
Ryerson University, Canada

Keith W. Hipel

TC Co-Chair

Keith W. Hipel (Email)
University of Waterloo, Canada

Our Goal

The key goal of this TC is to provide a forum for promoting research in the development and application of formal approaches to conflict resolution and risk analysis in systems management. The word Conflict implies that multiple participants or agents having different value systems are part of the societal, natural or technological system, or system of systems, being studied. The term Risk means that these decision makers are participating in a systems problem in which cooperative and competitive behavior could result in great opportunities or detrimental results for one or more of the stakeholders. The phrase Systems Management refers to the design, operation, and maintenance of systems.


  • Ni-Bin Chang, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Kei Fukuyama, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Takehiro Inohara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Kevin W. Li, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Kaveh Madani, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Donald J. Noakes, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
  • Norio Okada, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Yamaguchi University, Japan

Recent Activities

  • Will organize a special track of sessions on Conflict Resolution for SMC 2013 and SMC 2014.
  • Organized a special track of three sessions (16 papers) on Conflict Resolution for SMC 2012, held in Seoul, Korea.
  • Organized a special track of three sessions (17 papers) on Conflict Resolution for SMC 2011, held in Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Have participated as members of panel sessions at annual SMC conferences, including the “Norbert Wiener Summit” (Seoul, 2012), “Systems, Man and Cybernetics Methods: A Review and Discussion” (Anchorage, 2011), and “Infrastructure System of Systems: Opportunities for Renewal and Growth” (San Antonio, 2009).
  • Have been very active in organizing special tracks of sessions on Conflict and Risk Analysis in Systems Management at the annual SMC conference for more than twenty years.

Join Us

  • Present papers in our special track of sessions on Conflict Resolution which is hosted each year as part of the Annual IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
  • Personally meet and befriend researchers and practitioners working in conflict resolution and risk analysis at our yearly IEEE SMC Conference and other events.
  • Join a network of experts who can discuss their research with you at the annual conference or else via the internet or telephone.
  • Use conflict resolution, risk analysis and other decision technologies for tackling pressing problems that are of great importance to societies around the world, such as infrastructure renewal, fair trade, policy analysis, disaster management, regional planning and poverty reduction.

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