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84 CommunICAtIonS of the ACm | MArch 2010 | vOl. 53 | nO. 3 review articles

Summary: 84 CommunICAtIonS of the ACm | MArch 2010 | vOl. 53 | nO. 3
review articles
pEopLE oFtEn mUst reach a joint decision even
though they have conflicting preferences over the
alternatives. Examples range from the mundane
(such as allocating chores among the members
of a household) to the sublime (such as electing
a government and thereby charting the course for
a country). The joint decision can be reached by
an informal negotiating process or by a carefully
specified protocol.
Philosophers, mathematicians, political scientists,
economists, and others have studied the merits of
various protocols for centuries. More recently,
er scientists have also become deeply
involved in this study. The perhaps sur-
prising arrival of computer scientists
on this scene is due to a variety of rea-
sons, including the following:


Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University
Chen, Yiling - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences