Conflict Resolution is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Conflict Resolution deals with conflict which is an integral component in the utilization and management of all life support systems.
These volumes give a comprehensive review on Conflict Domains: Warfare, Internal Conflicts, and the Search for Negotiated or Mediated Resolutions; Analysis methods of conflict and its resolution; Approaches to Conflict ;Resolution; Formal Models for Conflict Resolution and Case Studies. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Keith W. Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he is the Director of the Conflict Analysis Group. Dr. Hipel thoroughly enjoys teaching, and is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award. His major research interests are the development and application of conflict resolution, multiple objective decision making, and time series analysis techniques from a systems design engineering perspective. The main application areas of these decision technologies are water resources management, hydrology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development. Dr. Hipel is the author/co-author of four books, eleven edited books, and close to 200 journal papers. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), the International Council on Systems Engineering (FINCOSE), the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), and the American Water Resources Association (FAWRA). Dr. Hipel is also a recipient of the Norbert Wiener Award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society, the Outstanding Contribution Award from the IEEE SMC Society, the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from École Centrale de Lille, the W. R. Boggess Award from AWRA and the University of Waterloo Award for Excellence in Research,. He has held a Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship, Monbusho Kyoto University Visiting Professor Position, Stanley Vineberg Memorial Visiting Professorship, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Research Fellowship, and Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship. He is also a Professional Engineer (PEng) and has carried out consulting activities with engineering firms, government agencies, and utilities in many countries. Finally, he is Vice President of the Canadian Academy of Sciences (2007-2009) and an associate editor of eight international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, as well as Group Decision and Negotiation