This workshop is the fourth of a series of collaborative workshops on the modeling of collective decision-making processes (CDMPs). Discussions will focus on the continued development and application of an open source platform that KAPSARC has been developing: the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB). CDMPs are those in which a group of individual actors interacts to arrive at a decision. In both general and technical parlance, CDMPs may be termed bargaining or negotiating. KTAB has been developed by KAPSARC to meet the need for widely available, state-of-the-art, supported, and open source software that facilitates the modeling and analysis of CDMPs.
The workshop will cover both the mathematical underpinnings of models developed in KTAB, as well as applications of those models as they relate to recent studies on energy decision making in the United Arab Emirates, Japan, the GCC region, and other studies completed by this time. We will discuss, and take feedback, on future planned releases in July and October of this year. We will also discuss our planned release of a user-friendly version of KTAB, accessible on the web, intended for university students as well as users interested in accessing these models without rigorous training.
Tysons, VA, United States