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The Graph Model For Conflict Resolution

  1. Keith W. Hipel1,
  2. D. Marc Kilgour2,
  3. Liping Fang3

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470400531.eorms0882

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

How to Cite

Hipel, K. W., Kilgour, D. M. and Fang, L. 2011. The Graph Model For Conflict Resolution. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Waterloo, Department of Systems Design Engineering, Waterloo, Ontario,, Canada

  2. 2

    Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Mathematics, Waterloo, Ontario,, Canada

  3. 3

    Ryerson University, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario,, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

Abstract

The Graph Model for Conflict Resolution is a flexible methodology for realistically and conveniently studying actual social disputes. An international controversy over the sharing of water in the Aral Sea Basin of Central Asia is employed to illustrate how a conflict can be formally modeled and analyzed using a decision support system that implements the Graph Model methodology as a flexible computerized system in order to obtain strategic insights for enhancing the decision making process. Recent developments that are described for expanding the Graph Model methodology include techniques for handling uncertain preferences and psychological factors such as attitudes, emotions, and misunderstandings.

Keywords:

  • Aral Sea Basin;
  • coalitions;
  • conflict resolution;
  • graph model;
  • decision support system;
  • strategic decision making;
  • value systems