The First International Workshop on Possibilities and Challenges for Smarter and more Democratic crowd Decision-Making

To be held in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Agents (IEEE ICA 2016)

Important Dates

  • July 24, 2016 July 29, 2016
    Deadline for paper submissions to the workshop
  • July 27, 2016 Aug. 3, 2016
    Deadline for announcing accepted papers by the workshop
  • July 31, 2016 Aug. 10, 2016
    Deadline for submitting camera-ready paper
  • September 28 - 30, 2016
    IEEE ICA 2016/SDDM2016

Scope and Background

This workshop will give an opportunity to meet researchers in diverse areas related to the agent-based researches, such as computer science, artificial intelligence, socio-informatics and other fields of social science. The main research topic is analysis and support for large-scale online and offline communications without flaming on their communication medium. The workshop tries to organize diverse knowledge to analyze, identify, and solve issues on such communications to make consensus on complicated problems.
SDDM2016 will discuss the following aspects and topics:
  • Online communications
  • Consensus building
  • Internet and democracy
  • Deliberative democracy in theory and practice
  • Mini-Publics
  • Science Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mining and facilitation of SNS and internet-based communications
  • AI and agent-based techniques for communication support
  • Negotiation techniques and mechanism design
  • Computer supported cooperative work(CSCW)
  • Applications and Frameworks for the above fields


Submissions should conform to IEEE Conference Format (see for details) and should not be more than 4 pages long (excluding appendices). The workshop welcomes submissions of original works relevant to the topics described above. The workshop only accepts electric submission of the manuscripts.

Please submit your paper from here! (jump to EasyChair)

Review Process and Acceptance Standards

For gathering high quality papers, each paper needs to be reviewed by two or more PC members or experts in the fields. Acceptance standards include its technical soundness, novelty, impact and readability.


Workshop Organizers
  • Prof. Takashi Nakazawa (College of Informatics, Shizuoka University)
  • Prof. Dr. Naoki Fukuta (College of Informatics, Shizuoka University)
Program Committee Members
  • Tetsuki Tamura (Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University)
  • Kota Juraku (School of Science and Technology for Future Live, Tokyo Denki University)
  • Eizo Hideshima (Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology)
  • Katsuhide Fujita (Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology )
  • Shun Shiramatsu (Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Workshop Program(Sep. 30, 2016)

Joint Workshop Invited Talk
  • 16:00--16:30
    "Trust Analysis in Complex System"
    Dr. Quan Bai(Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
SDDM2016 Workshop Session
  • 16:30--16:50
    "Conflicting Claims on Distributive Justice in Disputes over Locally Unwated Facility Siting: Comparison of three Japanese cases"
    Takashi Nakazawa
  • 16:50--17:10
    "Toward A Linked-Open-Data-based Architecture for an Open Consensus Building Support"
    Naoki Fukuta
IWML2016 Workshop Session
  • 17:10--17:30
    "Proposal and Evaluation of an Action Selection Strategy with Expected Failure Probability in Multiagent Learning"
    Kazuteru Miyazaki

Contact: Takashi Nakawaza < t.nakazawa [at] >