Social choice theory and distributed decision making

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Abstract

Strategies of distributed decision making based on social choice theory can be used to create a balance between organizational complexity and uncertainty. Although Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS 's) have included options for making human collective choices, their design has not been based on optimal rules. Social choice theory can also be used to improve the reliability of decisions made by nodes in distributed computer networks. Three examples illustrate the application of this theory: human computer-mediated distributed decision making, electing a coordinator to reorganize a failed distributed network, and using weighted votes to improve network reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, COCS 1988
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages158-168
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)0897912616, 9780897912617
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, COCS 1988 - Palo Alto, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1988Mar 25 1988

Other

OtherACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, COCS 1988
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto
Period3/23/883/25/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems

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    Urken, A. B. (1988). Social choice theory and distributed decision making. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGOIS and IEEECS TC-OA 1988 Conference on Office Information Systems, COCS 1988 (pp. 158-168). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/45410.45427