Pascale Zaraté

Title: How to support Cooperative Decision Making?

AbstractDecision Support Systems are designed to support decision makers facing unstructured problems. They were developed to interactively simulate the problem in order to propose part of the solution to the user. In organizations, decision making processes generally involve a group of individuals, rather than just one person. Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) are designed to support groups involved in a decisional process. An overview of GDSS is presented, and a particular system called GRoUp System (GRUS) is demonstrated. A new methodology to use it is also presented in order to promote cooperation among stakeholders.

BiographyPascale Zaraté is Professor at Toulouse 1 Capitole University since 2010. She conducts her researches at the IRIT laboratory ( She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the LAMSADE laboratory at the Paris Dauphine University, Paris (1991). She is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Decision Support Systems Technologies (Ed IGI Global). Since 2000, she is head of the Euro Working Group on DSS ( She belongs to the Editorial Scientific Committee of seven International Journals. She published several studies and works in 3 books, 31 papers in international journals; and edited 18 special issues in international journals, 6 books.